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Wednesday, September 18

Bay Area Views Evening Hike up Mt. Tam | North Bay
Bay Area Views Evening Hike up Mt. Tam | North Bay
“Bay Area Views” Fitness hike with docent Sue Karp. Cross Panoramic Highway and take the Matt Davis trail to Boot Jack Camp. Enjoy an easy/moderate uphill walk through forests on the Bootjack trail to the historic natural amphitheater. We will continue to Rock Spring parking area ...

Thursday, September 19

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, September 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursday ...Monthly

Friday, September 20

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, September 20 – 5:30 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 ...

San Jose Bike Party: The Dragon Ride
Friday, September 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Dragon Ride

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 time ...Monthly

Saturday, September 21

2019 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF
Saturday, September 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| The Maritime Museum
2019 "Pier to Pier" History Walk & Festival | SF
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is hosting its 6th Annual “Pier to Pier” Walk & Festival. The aim of this event is to promote outdoor exercise for adults 50+ and adults with disabilities, but everyone is welcome to this family event. Bring a friend, family ...
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 ...

Free SF Sunset Photo Walk | Inner Sunset
Saturday, September 21 – 11:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Local Take
Free SF Sunset Photo Walk | Inner Sunset
Join Imelda Jimenez-LaMar for a free mini photo walk in the Sunset District. She’ll share her favorite creative photo tips that you can easily apply to your own photos no matter what kind of camera you have. You’ll meet in the backyard of Local Take ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, September 21 – 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, September 22

“Last Day of Summer” 14 Free Walking Tours | SF
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
| All Over San Francisco
"Last Day of Summer" 14 Free Walking Tours | SF
Last day of Summer Walking Tour Schedule: 10:00 am – Architecture Downtown 11:00 am – Mission Dolores Neighborhood 11:00 am – Castro: Tales Of The Village 11:00 am – Haight-Ashbury 11:00 am – Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco 11:00 am – Billionaires’ Row: Outer Broadway Architecture 11:00 am – Golden Gate Bridge 1:00 pm – Japanese Tea Garden 1:00 pm – Golden Gate ...
6th Annual “Viva CalleSJ” Six Miles of Car-Free Streets | San Jose
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is required to join the 5K Run
| San Jose (various location)
6th Annual "Viva CalleSJ" Six Miles of Car-Free Streets | San Jose
Viva CalleSJ is a free Open Streets program that temporarily closes miles of San Jose streets to bring communities together to walk, bike, skate, play and explore the city like never before on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 10 am-3 pm. Each year’s event opens upwards ...

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

Friday, September 27

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, September 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero 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 ...Monthly

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, September 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 ...Monthly

Saturday, September 28

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 ...

Oakland’s Brand New Waterfront Festival Under the Bay Bridge | 2019
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline
Oakland's Brand New Waterfront Festival Under the Bay Bridge | 2019
Oakland’s brand new waterfront will host FAM Fest, Fall Arts and Music Festival at the Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline on September 28th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Featuring, interactive arts exhibits, local music and performers. There will be food trucks, beer and wine ...
Sunset Lighthouse Walk | Marin
Saturday, September 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Reservations required; lease call (415) 331-1540
| Point Bonita Trailhead
Sunset Lighthouse Walk | Marin
Point Bonita Lighthouse staff and docents invite you to a for a Sunset walk down the Point Bonita Trail, through the hand-carved tunnel and out to the Lighthouse. Free, but reservations are required by calling (415) 331-1540. Limited to 50 people You will walk along a half-mile trail which ...

Sunday, September 29

September Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
September 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 ...

Tuesday, October 1

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, ...

SF City Guides: Rare Walking Tours Month | October 2019
Tuesday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| All Over San Francisco
SF City Guides: Rare Walking Tours Month | October 2019

San Francisco City Guides offers dozens of free guided walking tours, all over the city, throughout the year. But things get special during the months of May and October each year, when the San Francisco weather is particularly pleasant, City Guides add a slate of ...

Wednesday, October 2

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

The images of author Jack London will surround you as you tour the historic square and waterfront. Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at ...

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 ...

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

Thursday, October 3

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, October 3 – 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

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, October 3 – 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

Friday, October 4

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, October 4 – 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

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 4 – 5:30 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, October 5

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 5 – 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 Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Gardens

A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the Paramount ...

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 5 – 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