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Saturday, May 25

Win Tix: 1st California Bud Crawl & Beers Tour | Bi-Rite Cafe
Saturday, May 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bi-Rite Cafe (Civic Center)
Similar to a pub crawl, we are now offering the 1st Bud Crawl ever in California. Join Green Guide Tours for a fun ‘Happy Hour’ Bud Crawl. > Get Tickets – $39.20 Get 20% off using promo code FUNCHEAP, normally $49 (21+) We will meet in the ...

Sunday, May 26

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

Inner Richmond: Part II Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 6th Ave & Geary
Inner Richmond: Part II Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
The district’s rich history goes back to the 19th century and includes robbers’ roosts and racetracks, squatters and roadhouses, a saloon district and a red light district, as well as charming Victorian row houses and beautiful Craftsmans, the 1902 and 1903 Big Games, an earthquake ...

Monday, May 27

SF City Guides Memorial Day 2019 | 10 Free Guided Walking Tours
Monday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| All Over San Francisco
SF City Guides Memorial Day 2019 | 10 Free Guided Walking Tours
If you have the day off on Memorial Day, why not spend part of your day learning something new about the city you love. San Francisco City Guides will be offering ten free guided walking tours on Memorial Day Monday. All tours are free and open to the ...
151st Anniversary Memorial Day Commemoration & Parade | Presidio
Monday, May 27 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
151st Anniversary Memorial Day Commemoration & Parade | Presidio
The Presidio Trust, the City of San Francisco and the Department of Veterans Affairs​ invite you to be part of the official City and County of San Francisco Memorial Day Observance. 2019 marks the 151st anniversary of the Presidio’s participation in the city’s annual ceremony, dating ...
Rare Tours of Oakland’s Landmark Hilltop Temple | Through June 1
Monday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations will receive first priority.
| Oakland California Temple
Rare Tours of Oakland's Landmark Hilltop Temple | Through June 1

The public is invited to tour the newly renovated Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple has been closed since January 2018 for seismic upgrades and top-to-bottom restoration. Forget religion for a moment, this is a gorgeous landmark ...

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Monday, May 27 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour  | Marin Headlands

Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters. A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, ...Every Monday

Tuesday, May 28

Professional TV Station Tour | Palo Alto
Tuesday, May 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Midpen Media Center
Professional TV Station Tour | Palo Alto
Ever been interested in being on TV, making your own TV, or Filmmaking? Come check out your local public access station! Our studio is full HD and ready to create community programming. Content that we film ends up on cable television and streamed online. We ...

Wednesday, May 29

2019 Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours Kick Off | Chinatown
2019 Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours Kick Off | 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 ...

Friday, May 31

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, May 31 – 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, May 31 – 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

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, May 31 – 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, June 1

National Trails Day 2019: Volunteer Outdoors | Bay Area
Saturday, June 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required for each event.
| San Francisco Bay Area
National Trails Day 2019: Volunteer Outdoors | Bay Area
Celebrate National Trails Day, the nation’s largest celebration of trails and the outdoors, in the Golden Gate National Parks on June 1, 2019. It’s that time of the year again. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and people are out and about enjoying park trails. Best ...
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 1 – 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

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, June 1 – 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 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 — ...

Rare Tours of Oakland’s Landmark Hilltop Temple | Final Day
Saturday, June 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations will receive first priority.
| Oakland California Temple
Rare Tours of Oakland's Landmark Hilltop Temple | Final Day

The public is invited to tour the newly renovated Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple has been closed since January 2018 for seismic upgrades and top-to-bottom restoration. Forget religion for a moment, this is a gorgeous landmark ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, June 1 – 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

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, June 1 – 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 ...

Sunday, June 2

20th Annual Butterfly & Bird Festival | Fremont
Sunday, June 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Coyote Hills Regional Park
20th Annual Butterfly & Bird Festival | Fremont
Join for a fun time at the 20th Annual Butterfly & Bird Festival. The special event is dedicated to increasing the numbers and species of butterflies and birds in Bay Area landscapes. Spend a day of adventure and learning that allows you to get close to ...
Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Kick-Off Tour | June 2-Oct. 27
Sunday, June 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$15 for children 12 and younger, $20 for adults
| Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe (Oakland)
Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Kick-Off Tour | June 2-Oct. 27

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour. This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them. Rockridge ...

Wednesday, June 5

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 ...

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, June 6

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, June 6 – 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, June 6 – 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, June 7

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, June 7 – 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, June 8

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & 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 ...

East Bay Open Studios 2019 | Opening Day
Saturday, June 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | Opening Day

Visit artists’ studios, glimpse the creative process, and purchase work directly from local artists on its new format, now over three weekends in June during East Bay Open Studios. The event is a great opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect one-on-one with one ...

Free Presidio Hike Day: Explore Prickles, Spikes & Thorns | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Requested
| 1331 Wool Court
Free Presidio Hike Day: Explore Prickles, Spikes & Thorns | SF
Sharp edges abound in nature: they’re found on shrubs, vines, trees, and even insect galls. Come on a walk with a Presidio naturalist to learn how many plants evolved spiny parts and other methods of self-preservation — and how some animals use these defenses to ...