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Wednesday, October 7

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – is expected to peak at nightfall or early evening on October 7, 2020, though under a moon-drenched sky. The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the ...

Thursday, October 8

Litquake 2020: SF’s Literary Festival Free Events | Oct. 8-17
Thursday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Litquake 2020: SF's Literary Festival Free Events | Oct. 8-17

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

Friday, October 9

Fleet Week “First Responders” Festival (Oct. 9-11) | Marina Green
Friday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week "First Responders" Festival (Oct. 9-11) | Marina Green
On the Marina Green during the Air Show, military and civilian first responders exhibit and demonstrate humanitarian assistance and disaster response resources such as field hospitals, water purification systems and command vehicles. The Humanitarian Assistance Village (HAV) is an interactive exhibition demonstrating U.S. Military and Civilian ...
Fleet Week 2020 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF
Friday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2020 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 40th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 4 – 13, 2020 | 8 am ...

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Fleet Week Appreciation Night Market | SF
Friday, October 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Fleet Week Appreciation Night Market | SF

San Francisco’s biggest Friday night street food party is back for its 10th season running every week from 5–10 pm. Lounge around communal firepits and discover 30+ mobile food creators, serving everything from Birria tacos and churros to fried chicken, Neapolitan pizza, and wood-fired bone ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 10

Belmont Waterdog Run: 5k, 10k, & 1 Mile Dog Run | Peninsula
Saturday, October 10 – 7:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend and watch the dog parade. Races start at $15.
| Belmont Twin Pines Park
Belmont Waterdog Run: 5k, 10k, & 1 Mile Dog Run | Peninsula
The Belmont Water Dog Run, a 501(c)(3) organization, is community event involving kids, parents, grandparents, stroller-brigades, furry-legged canine friends, and hundreds of runners and walkers throughout the Bay Area. Join us Saturday, October 10th for a 5k, 10k, or 1 mile kids and fido run. Starting at ...
Fleet Week “First Responders” Festival | Marina Green
Saturday, October 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week "First Responders" Festival | Marina Green

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 40th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 4 – 13, 2020 | 8 am ...

SF Open Studios 2020 | Balboa Park, Buena Vista, Castro, Cole Valley, Diamond Heights
Saturday, October 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2020 | Balboa Park, Buena Vista, Castro, Cole Valley, Diamond Heights

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in September and October. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, ...

Fleet Week 2020 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF
Saturday, October 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2020 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 40th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 4 – 13, 2020 | 8 am ...

Sunday, October 11

Fleet Week “First Responders” Festival | Marina Green
Sunday, October 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week "First Responders" Festival | Marina Green

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 40th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 4 – 13, 2020 | 8 am ...

Inner Sunset Flea 2020 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, October 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2020 | Block Party & Street Fair

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from May to November 2020. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors. The festive family-friendly monthly flea market features vintage ...Monthly

SF Open Studios 2020 | NOPA, Ocean View, Outer Mission, Portola, Presidio, & Richmond
Sunday, October 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2020 | NOPA, Ocean View, Outer Mission, Portola, Presidio, & Richmond

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in September and October. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, ...

Fleet Week 2020: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday
Sunday, October 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2020: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 40th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 4 – 13, 2020 | 8 am ...

2020 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Sunday, October 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park
2020 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Come to one of the city’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation – a bright and colorful San Francisco institution since it was established in 1868. Featuring Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats, and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations ...

Tuesday, October 13

Final Day of Free Fleet Week Ship Tours | 2020
Tuesday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Final Day of Free Fleet Week Ship Tours | 2020
Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Embarcadero to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Australian Navy. All ship tours are free ...
The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | Sonoma
Tuesday, October 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sonoma Community Center
The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | Sonoma

Free and for the General Public 1 hour art lecture on the History and creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls in North America. Lecture and hands on demonstration will be taught by acclaimed artist: Diego Marcial Rios.

Friday, October 16

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, October 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s biggest Friday night street food party is back for its 10th season running every week from 5–10 pm. Lounge around communal firepits and discover 30+ mobile food creators, serving everything from Birria tacos and churros to fried chicken, Neapolitan pizza, and wood-fired bone ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 17

SF Open Studios 2020 | Dogpatch, Downtown, Fort Mason, Hayes Valley, & Marina
Saturday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2020 | Dogpatch, Downtown, Fort Mason, Hayes Valley, & Marina

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in September and October. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, ...

2020 Bay Area Diwali Festival: Indian Food, Bollywood Dance & Music | Cupertino
Saturday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission and parking are free.
| Memorial Park (Cupertino)
2020 Bay Area Diwali Festival: Indian Food, Bollywood Dance & Music | Cupertino
On October 17, 2020, come to enjoy the festive atmosphere of sari festooned trees, spectacular lanterns, and a cultural kaleidoscope of activities and performances. Please note that we’ve confirmed the 2020 date, but event details are still not available as of 3/19/20. For an idea of ...
San Francisco Trolley Dances | 2020
Saturday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required. RSVP Required
| International Art Museum of America
San Francisco Trolley Dances | 2020

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. A two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated by Epiphany Dance Theater artistic director Kim Epifano, pairs artists ...

Final Day Litquake2020: San Francisco’s 10-Day Literature Festival
Saturday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Final Day Litquake2020: San Francisco's 10-Day Literature Festival

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

Sunday, October 18

SF Open Studios 2020 | North Beach, Pacific Heights, Potrero Hill, & Russian Hill,
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2020 | North Beach, Pacific Heights, Potrero Hill, & Russian Hill,

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in September and October. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, ...

The Final “Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party of 2020 | Excelsior
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
The Final "Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party of 2020 | Excelsior
Sunday Streets closes out the season on October 18 in the E with over a mile of open streets, creating a temporary park for the community to walk, roll, bike, gather and meet. Come check out Activity Hubs on Avalon, Seneca and Ocean Ave for free ...
2020 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| International Art Museum of America
2020 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. A two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated by Epiphany Dance Theater artistic director Kim Epifano, pairs artists ...

Tuesday, October 20

The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | Union City
Tuesday, October 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union City Library
The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | Union City

Free and for the General Public 1 hour art lecture on the History and creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls in North America. Lecture and hands on demonstration will be taught by acclaimed artist: Diego Marcial Rios.

Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, October 20 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent ...

Friday, October 23

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, October 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s biggest Friday night street food party is back for its 10th season running every week from 5–10 pm. Lounge around communal firepits and discover 30+ mobile food creators, serving everything from Birria tacos and churros to fried chicken, Neapolitan pizza, and wood-fired bone ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 24

San Francisco Open Studios 2020 | Final Weekend
Saturday, October 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2020 | Final Weekend

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in September and October. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, ...

2020 Leap Sandcastle Classic: NorCal’s Biggest Sandcastle Comp. | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook
| Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2020 Leap Sandcastle Classic: NorCal's Biggest Sandcastle Comp. | Ocean Beach
Take part in Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event which features a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach on Saturday, October 24, 2020 There’s also a community castle for everyone to join in to build. Leap’s 38th Annual ...

Sunday, October 25

San Francisco Open Studios 2020 | Final Day
Sunday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2020 | Final Day

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in September and October. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, ...