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Sunday, August 12

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, August 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Thursday, August 16

Civic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, once a month through October, from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...

Friday, August 17

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

  San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s ...

Saturday, August 18

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, August 18 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Saturday, August 25

RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, August 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

A’s “Play Ball” Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Garfield Park
A's "Play Ball" Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival | Oakland

The Oakland A’s invite the community to join the local parks throughout the summer to play sandlot-style baseball games. Kids, adults, and families can play a pick-up style baseball game alongside the A’s Street Team, the A’s mascot Stomper, and the Hall of Fame Racers, and ...

Saturday, September 1

2018 Free Fishing Day | SF
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
2018 Free Fishing Day | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

Friday, September 7

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, September 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...

Saturday, September 8

Fall 2018 Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Fall 2018 Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Saturday, September 15

A’s “Play Ball” Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival: Final Day | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Allendale Park
A's "Play Ball" Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival: Final Day | Oakland

The Oakland A’s invite the community to join the local parks throughout the summer to play sandlot-style baseball games. Kids, adults, and families can play a pick-up style baseball game alongside the A’s Street Team, the A’s mascot Stomper, and the Hall of Fame Racers, and ...

2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

Sunday, September 16

2018 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, September 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Saturday, September 22

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2018
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2018

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

Saturday, September 29

RSVPs Open for October: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, September 29 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for October: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Friday, October 5

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, October 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...

Saturday, October 13

Free Redwood State Park Days: October 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: October 2018 | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Sunday, October 14

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, October 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Saturday, October 27

RSVPs Open for November: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, October 27 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for November: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Saturday, November 10

Free Redwood State Park Days: November 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, November 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: November 2018 | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Sunday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

The Final “Cal Sailing Club Open House” of 2018: Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, November 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
The Final "Cal Sailing Club Open House" of 2018: Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Saturday, November 24

RSVPs Open for December: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, November 24 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for December: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Saturday, December 8

Free Redwood State Park Days: Final of 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: Final of 2018 | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Wednesday, December 31

Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Wednesday, December 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Circle of Palms Plaza
Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Enjoy the opening ceremony for Downtown Ice at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 17. Please not that unfortunately Kristi Yamaguchi won’t be performing at the 2017 opening. Best of all, on opening day from 5 pm to midnight, skating will be just $5 including skates.