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Tuesday, September 18

iPhone Photo Walk: Imperfect Portraiture with Devlin Shand | Union Square
Tuesday, September 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public. You can sign up through the link on-line, or upon arrival.
| Apple (Union Square)
iPhone Photo Walk: Imperfect Portraiture with Devlin Shand | Union Square
Photographer Devlin Shand finds inspiration in people’s imperfect beauty. Join as he shares his techniques for establishing an emotional connection between photographer and subject. Bring your iPhone to experiment with his methods and capture genuine, candid moments through your lens. This walk is about 1.5 miles.

Wednesday, September 19

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, ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Harmonic Brewing
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

Monthly The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...

Thursday, September 20

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, September 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Monthly 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 ...

Friday, September 21

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

Monthly 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 ...

Saturday, September 22

2018 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF
Saturday, September 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2018 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF
On September 22, 2018, 16 community gardens will be open to the public for enjoyment, education and to celebrate these unique green spaces. These community gardens will be welcoming visitors with each featuring various educational, recreational and social activities. Highlights include activities such as a pickling workshop 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. in ...

Free Guided Hike of San Bruno Mountain | Brisbane
Saturday, September 22 – 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

Monthly David Schooley, the founder of San Bruno Mountain Watch, has devoted most of his life to preserving the mountain and sharing it with others through his tireless work leading hikes, speaking, and organizing. His deep knowledge of the mountain and his love of nature will ...

Sunday, September 23

4th Annual “Viva CalleSJ” Six Miles of Car-Free Streets | San Jose
Sunday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose (various location)
4th 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 23, 2018 from 10 am-3 pm. Each year’s event opens upwards ...
Salesforce Park Tree Tour with Mike Sullivan | SF
Sunday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to participate.
| Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park Tree Tour with Mike Sullivan | SF
Friends of the Urban Forest invites you on a free walking tour of the trees of Salesforce Park, the new park atop the Transbay Transit Center. To be respectful of other park visitors, space will be limited to 30 participants, so please click the link to ...

Tuesday, September 25

Sunset Lighthouse Walk | Marin
Tuesday, September 25 – 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 ...

Wednesday, September 26

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 ...

Friday, September 28

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, September 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Monthly 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, September 29

2018 Strutt Your Mutt Fundraise: Local Food Trucks, Family & Pet Activities | Marina
Saturday, September 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are accepted.
| Little Marina Green
2018 Strutt Your Mutt Fundraise: Local Food Trucks, Family & Pet Activities | Marina
Join Best Friends Animal Society and their partner rescue groups, shelters and animal welfare organizations for Strut Your Mutt in San Francisco. 2018 Strutt Your Mutt Fundraise Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 9 am to noon Little Marina Green, 800 Marina Blvd, San Francisco FREE (Donations are accepted) You can ...
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 ...

Mission to Presidio 2018: History Hike, Dinner & Campfire | SF
Saturday, September 29 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mission Dolores
Mission to Presidio 2018: History Hike, Dinner & Campfire | SF
The Presidio’s Park Rangers and Mission Dolores’ Ohlone friends invite you along on a day of exploring San Francisco’s cultural past. Beginning in the Mission District, hike back in time along the old mission road and learn a little history as you follow the path from ...

Sunday, September 30

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 ...

Wednesday, October 3

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

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 the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2018 Dates Saturday, May 12 Wednesday, June 6 ...

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

Monthly 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 ...

Thursday, October 4

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

Monthly 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 ...

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

Monthly 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 ...

Friday, October 5

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

Monthly 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 ...

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

Monthly 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, October 6

2018 “Bay Day” Celebration & Outdoor Fun Extravaganza | SF Bay
Saturday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 "Bay Day" Celebration & Outdoor Fun Extravaganza | SF Bay
Bay Day is like Earth Day – but just for the San Francisco Bay. It is one official day every year for the entire Bay Area to come together and celebrate the Bay. This year, Save The Bay wants to inspire the Bay Hero in everyone and ...
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: 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 ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Monthly 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 ...

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Monthly 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 ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, October 6 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Monthly 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 ...

Folsom Street Walking Tours Month | SF City Guide
Saturday, October 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Folsom Street
Folsom Street Walking Tours Month | SF City Guide
Peek under the covers of Folsom’s “Miracle Mile,” where gay and leather establishments reigned supreme from the 1960s to the 1980s. Learn why the LGBT and leather communities were attracted to the South of Market neighborhood; what caused most of the queer bars and bathhouses to ...
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 6 – 6:00 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 ...