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Wednesday, July 25

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

Friday, July 27

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, July 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

Saturday, July 28

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

A walking tour of a Victorian-era district adjacent to modern office towers. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — ...

Sunday, July 29

Free Guided Hike of San Bruno Mountain | Brisbane
Sunday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations encouraged but not required
| San Bruno Mountain Watch
Free Guided Hike of San Bruno Mountain | Brisbane
Please note  that the date for this event is on July 29th and not on July 28th as originally posted.
2018 LaborFest: Charters, Privatization, Co-Locations & Fight Back | Berkeley
Sunday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Finnish Brotherhood Hall
2018 LaborFest: Charters, Privatization, Co-Locations & Fight Back | Berkeley
Registration: 9:30 AM The survival of public education is now at stake in California and throughout the country. Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy Devos is continuing the complete privatization of education with charters and destruction of public teacher jobs. The conference will look at how ...
2018 Porchfest: 50+ Historic Porches & Live Music | Napa
Sunday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Napa
2018 Porchfest: 50+ Historic Porches & Live Music | Napa
Come on out to enjoy live music, friends and beautiful Downtown Napa. The annual Porch Festival is a free one day event showcasing Napa Musicians playing on some of the finest historic porches in town. Napa Porchfest 2018 Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 12:30 pm to 5 pm All Over ...
“Hike It Up”: Peaks & Pints Hike w/ Amazing Views | SF
Sunday, July 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for drinks
| Cole Valley
"Hike It Up": Peaks & Pints Hike w/ Amazing Views | SF
Popular urban hiking group, Hike It Up, returns for their 7th year anniversary in 2018 with a Peaks and Pints hike. The 6 mile hike begins in Cole Valley on the corner of Parnassus and Willard Street, then it continues into Mt Sutro Forest (find the fairy ...

Tuesday, July 31

Sneak Peek Guided Public Tour of SF’s New Transbay Terminal | SoMa
Tuesday, July 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Non-transferable
| Salesforce Transit Center
Sneak Peek Guided Public Tour of SF's New Transbay Terminal | SoMa

From July 31 to August 3 get a sneak peek of the San Franicisco’s brand new Transbay Transit Center with a series of free public tours. There are four unique themed tours of the transit center and a 5.4-acre rooftop park, so you’ll have the rare ...

2018 LaborFest: Play – “Fight for 52¢” | SF
Tuesday, July 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Play - "Fight for 52¢" | SF
San Francisco actor and writer Howard Petrick takes a look at the 1934 Minneapolis general strike through the eyes of one of its leaders, V.R. Dunne. The Minneapolis Teamster General Strike was one of three successful strikes that year that built the rise of industrial ...

Wednesday, August 1

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

Green & LEED: Sneak Peek Guided Tours of SF’s New Transbay Terminal | SoMa
Wednesday, August 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Non-transferable
| Salesforce Transit Center
Green & LEED: Sneak Peek Guided Tours of SF's New Transbay Terminal | SoMa

From July 31 to August 3 get a sneak peek of the San Franicisco’s brand new Transbay Transit Center with a series of free public tours. There are four unique themed tours of the transit center and a 5.4-acre rooftop park, so you’ll have the rare ...

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday | 2 pm to 5 pm Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE ...

Thursday, August 2

Sneak Peek Guided Tours of SF’s New Rooftop Park | SoMa
Thursday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Non-transferable
| Salesforce Transit Center
Sneak Peek Guided Tours of SF's New Rooftop Park | SoMa

From July 31 to August 3 get a sneak peek of the San Franicisco’s brand new Transbay Transit Center with a series of free public tours. There are four unique themed tours of the transit center and a 5.4-acre rooftop park, so you’ll have the rare ...

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

  The SF First Thursday Art Walk makes 27+ galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated ...

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | 6-9 pm The Castro, San Francisco FREE

Friday, August 3

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...

Sneak Peek Art Walk of SF’s New Transbay Terminal | SoMa
Friday, August 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Non-transferable
| Salesforce Transit Center
Sneak Peek Art Walk of SF's New Transbay Terminal | SoMa

From July 31 to August 3 get a sneak peek of the San Franicisco’s brand new Transbay Transit Center with a series of free public tours. There are four unique themed tours of the transit center and a 5.4-acre rooftop park, so you’ll have the rare ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, August 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Block Party

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

Saturday, August 4

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, August 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

Mount Sutro’s Hike: Walk & Tours | SF
Saturday, August 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
Mount Sutro’s Hike: Walk & Tours  | SF
Please note that the details for this hike have not been released yet. Please check their website for updates.
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, August 4 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Tuesday, August 7

Sneak Peek Transit Tours of SF’s New Transbay Terminal | SoMa
Tuesday, August 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Non-transferable
| Salesforce Transit Center
Sneak Peek Transit Tours of SF's New Transbay Terminal | SoMa

From July 31 to August 3 get a sneak peek of the San Franicisco’s brand new Transbay Transit Center with a series of free public tours. There are four unique themed tours of the transit center and a 5.4-acre rooftop park, so you’ll have the rare ...

Wednesday, August 8

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda ...

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Friday, August 10

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, August 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Saturday, August 11

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

A walking tour of a Victorian-era district adjacent to modern office towers. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — ...

Mission Creeks’s Hike: Walk & Tours | SF
Saturday, August 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fort Funston
Mission Creeks's Hike: Walk & Tours  | SF
Please note that the details for this hike have not been released yet. Please check their website for updates.