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Friday, July 19

San Jose Bike Party: The Love Boat Luau Ride
Friday, July 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Love Boat Luau Ride

Our theme for July is The Love Boat Luau. Dress as your favorite character from the tv show, The Love Boat – or any sort of Luau/Cruise Ship Attire. Bike decorations loudly encouraged. We’re anticipating a lot of theme participation since there are a gazillion ...Monthly

Saturday, July 20

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

Old Oakland Tour: Walk through what was once the western terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Formerly Oakland’s bustling downtown district in the days of railroads and streetcars, this area’s grand, brick, commercial Victorian buildings, now restored, continue to thrive as offices, galleries and eateries. Visit ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, July 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

Sunday, July 21

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, July 21 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...Monthly

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

Wednesday, July 24

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 10:00 a.m. in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

Friday, July 26

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, July 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza

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 ...Monthly

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church

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 ...Monthly

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, July 26 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Saturday, July 27

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 — ...

“Hike It Up”: Peaks & Pints Hike w/ Amazing Views | SF
Saturday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for drinks at the bar if you like
| Cole Valley
"Hike It Up": Peaks & Pints Hike w/ Amazing Views | SF
Popular urban hiking group, Hike It Up, returns for their 8th year anniversary in 2019 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 ...

Sunday, July 28

2019 Porchfest: 50+ Historic Porches & Live Music | Napa
Sunday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are encouraged.
| All Over Napa
2019 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 2019 Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 12:30 pm to 5 pm All Over ...

Wednesday, July 31

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Thursday, August 1

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, August 1 – 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 ...Monthly

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, August 1 – 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 to ...Monthly

Friday, August 2

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 ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, August 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Saturday, August 3

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, August 3 – 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 ...Monthly

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 3 – 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 ...Monthly

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. 2019 ...

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP) sprawls across more than a dozen venues as well as public spaces, street corners, BART stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, and homes all over La Mission from around 6 pm until late. The event features taking common spaces, and for one ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, August 3 – 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 ...Monthly

Sunday, August 4

August Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
August Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

San Francisco’s Hidden Gems Bike Ride | 2019
Sunday, August 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Church & Duboce
San Francisco's Hidden Gems Bike Ride | 2019
The SF Bicycle Coalition and the SF Parks Alliance are teaming up for a tour of community-created public art, from murals, traditional parks and gardens, to tiled stairways, to open rec spaces. Join for a leisurely 7-mile bike ride on the western half of the city ...

Wednesday, August 7

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 ...

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 Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

Friday, August 9

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, August 9 – 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 ...Monthly

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 9 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Saturday, August 10

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 — ...

Wednesday, August 14

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...