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Friday, September 14

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco’s largest artist’s collective, opens up its doors to the public during the annual Fall Open Studios. Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will all be showing, so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Come see over ...

2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar
Friday, September 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Show, ages 21+. Doors open at 6.30 pm, show starts at 7 pm.
| Milk Bar
2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar

Join every second Friday of every month at Milk Bar for A Clockwork Comedy Show. Enjoy your favorite comics from all over the Bay Area for an evening of fun, laughs, and alcohol. Comics that perform with Clockwork have appeared at Cobb’s, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, September 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

Saturday, September 15

2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September. 2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 9 am to noon All Over California FREE Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, ...
2018 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are limited.
| Silicon Valley
2018 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Check out all the cute chicks and get some exercise at the annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and cool Silicon Valley urban homesteads, taking place from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 15, ...
Oakland “Creek to Bay” Volunteer Day | 2018
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
Oakland "Creek to Bay" Volunteer Day | 2018
Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world – when thousands of volunteers beautify and clean trash from shorelines and waterways across California, the nation and in about 100 countries. 2018 Oakland Creek to Bay ...
2018 Coastal Cleanup Day | Aquarium of the Bay
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Aquarium of the Bay
2018 Coastal Cleanup Day | Aquarium of the Bay
The Aquarium of the Bay will once again host an annual beach cleanup at Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Wharf in partnership with SF Maritime National Historical Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is required. You need to bring the signed waiver for this cleanup event. Make sure ...
2018 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Maritime Museum
2018 "Pier to Pier" History Walk & Festival | SF
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is hosting its 5th 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. Wheelchairs and walkers are welcome. 2018 “Pier ...
A’s “Play Ball” Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival: Final Day | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Allendale Park
A's "Play Ball" Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival: Final Day | Oakland

The Oakland A’s invite the community to join the local parks throughout the summer to play sandlot-style baseball games. Kids, adults, and families can play a pick-up style baseball game alongside the A’s Street Team, the A’s mascot Stomper, and the Hall of Fame Racers, and ...

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Cole Valley & Richmond Residents
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Cole Valley & Richmond Residents
For the weekend of September 14-16 residents of Alamo Square, Cole Valley, Cow Hollow, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight Ashbury, Laurel Heights, Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Richmond, Western Addition get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion. Zip Codes: 94115, ...
2018 Italian Festival “Festa Coloniale Italiana” | North Beach
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
2018 Italian Festival "Festa Coloniale Italiana" | North Beach
Come and enjoy continuous live music, authentic Italian cuisine, wine tasting, the Ricco Italian Dancers directed by Toni Bava, and an expert pizza toss by 12 time World Champion and restaurateur Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana of North Beach. Enjoy browsing through the Italianissimi inspired ...
23rd Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Omni Commons
23rd Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland

Anarchists, socialists, card-carrying members of the ACLU, radicals and assorted ne’erdowells will descend on the Oakland Omni Commons for the 23rd Annual Anarchist Book Fair. The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is one of the largest annual radical gatherings in the world with thousands of ...

2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

2018 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival | San Jose
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Backesto Park
2018 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival | San Jose
At the annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival artists of all ages and disciplines will be chalking up the pathways of Backesto Park in San Jose. Enjoy live art, music, dance, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, a children’s area, and more. 11th Annual Luna Park Chalk ...
2018 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon | Pleasanton
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alameda County Fair
2018 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon | Pleasanton

The Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair features more than 70 California pet rescues and shelters in attendance, with over 2000+ adoptable dogs, cats & small animals. It is the largest pet adoption fair in the state. Enter your pooch in the Splash Dogs ...

2018 “Bark in the Park”: Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*$5 donation per dog encouraged
| William Street Park
2018 "Bark in the Park": Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose
Bark in the Park San Jose, the largest dog festival in the United States, will be on held at William Street Park in downtown San Jose on Saturday, September 15, 2018. 2018 Bark in the Park Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm William Street ...
2018 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing | SF
Saturday, September 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators.
| St. Francis Yacht Club
2018 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing | SF

Come watch the St. Francis Yacht Club’s Rolex Big Boat Series, an annual September event celebrating its 514th year on the San Francisco Bay from September 13-16, 2018. 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series September 13-16, 2018 | 11 am St. Francis Yacht Club FREE This ...

2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 28th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2018 Autumn Moon ...

2018 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts & Food Fest | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Technical High School
2018 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts & Food Fest | Oakland
The 2018 Oakland Black-Eyed Pea Festival is a celebration of African and African American culture using a cherished foodway as its theme. The Festival typically features traditional musicians, artists and storytellers, art and craft vendors, health information, community resource booths with health screenings, a children’s crafts area, and ...
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Saturday | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Saturday | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco’s largest artist’s collective, opens up its doors to the public during the annual Fall Open Studios. Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will all be showing, so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Come see over ...

2018 Rancho Day Fiesta: 1840s Music, Food & Crafts | Pacifica
2018 Rancho Day Fiesta: 1840s Music, Food & Crafts | Pacifica
The Sanchez Adobe Docents invite visitors to experience life in the 1840s at a family day that will focus on what life was like on a rancho in Mexican California. The Rancho Day Fiesta is held annually on the third Saturday in September. 2018 Rancho Day Fiesta Saturday, ...
Vintage Street Car Ride With Gypsy Jazz “Gaucho” | Live! In The Castro
Saturday, September 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Vintage Street Car Ride With Gypsy Jazz "Gaucho" | Live! In The Castro
It’s happening again.  Let’s meet in Jane Warner Plaza for live music (with Gaucho) and dancing then hop aboard the historic F-Market street car for a ride to the Orbit Room. Vintage clothes, vintage streetcars, Gaucho’s gypsy jazz music and you. What could be better?
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | SF
Saturday, September 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | SF

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

“Undiscovered” SF’s Filipino Night Market | SoMa
Saturday, September 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with suggested donation of $5 to help keep the event running smooth every month.
| 401 Minna St. (SF)
"Undiscovered" SF's Filipino Night Market | SoMa

Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the Bay Area’s creative spirit and the rich cultural heritage of SF’s new SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. UNDSCVRD goes down every 3rd Saturday of the ...

Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown
Saturday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “E.T” | San Jose
Saturday, September 15 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "E.T" | San Jose

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2018. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. Typically about an hour before the film are movie-related ...

Free Outdoor Family Movie Night “Finding Dory” | SF
Saturday, September 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free w/ RSVP Required
| Ingleside Branch Library
Free Outdoor Family Movie Night "Finding Dory" | SF

YMCA of San Francisco- Stonestown Family YMCA Branch, Supervisor Norman Yee’s Office, San Francisco Park and Red and Public Library of San Francisco presents Free Outdoor Family Movie Night for kids and kids-at-heart. Free Outdoor Family Movie Night Every Third Saturday, August 18 – October 20 ...

Sunday, September 16

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Pacific Heights & Haight Ashbury Residents
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Pacific Heights & Haight Ashbury  Residents
For the weekend of September 14-16 residents of Alamo Square, Cole Valley, Cow Hollow, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight Ashbury, Laurel Heights, Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Richmond, Western Addition get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion. Zip Codes: 94115, ...