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Sunday, September 29

2019 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2019 Oakland 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 28 & 29, 2019. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

TreasureFest’s Shoptoberfest 2019 | SF
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
TreasureFest's Shoptoberfest 2019 | SF

TreasureFest is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews. The two-day ...Monthly

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid's Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...Every Sunday

2019 Sumo Champions Exhibition | Japantown
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2019 Sumo Champions Exhibition | Japantown

Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling and Japan’s national sport. It originated in early Japan as a performance to entertain the Shinto deities. 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 ...

Free Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley
Sunday, September 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square
Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley

Enjoy the afternoon every last Sunday of each month and listen for a free acoustic music in the square. Acoustic Music in the Square Last Sunday of each Month | 1 pm to 3 pm Noe Valley Town Square, 24th St. & Sanchez St, San ...Monthly

Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, September 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, plus a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 1

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 1 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...Monthly

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 ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

  Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the historic American Industrial Center in San Francisco’s vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood. ...Monthly

Live at Lagunitas: Strfkr | Petaluma
Tuesday, October 1 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Strfkr | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Wednesday, October 2

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, October 2 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery
"Lululemon Flow & Jo": Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...Monthly

First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle | SF
Wednesday, October 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Shuttle is Free.
| Triple Voodoo Brewery
First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle | SF

Free hop on/hop off brewery shuttle. Start at any of the eight participating breweries, then hop on any one of three vans running approximately every 30 minutes.  First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle Every 1st Wednesday | 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Speakeasy Brewery, 1195 Evans ...Monthly

Thursday, October 3

Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: Mean Girls (2004) | SF
Thursday, October 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: Mean Girls (2004) | SF

Film Night in the Park and Sundown Cinema have combined forces to create a brand new summer outdoor movie series at parks all over SF. Expect food, drinks, music, neighborhood fun, and film selections that both cinephiles and casual moviegoers will love. Sundown Cinema will ...

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including ...

Friday, October 4

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Oct. 4-6
Friday, October 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Oct. 4-6

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the ...

Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art
Friday, October 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art

Come to the Facebook First Fridays, a late night offering free admission to all exhibitions and programs featuring music by live DJ, a cash bar, and a photo booth. Facebook First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 5 pm to 9 pm San José Museum of ...Monthly

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, October 4 – 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

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. Discover everything from Beijing-style crisp-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with sheltered ...Every Friday

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 ...

Workshop First Fridays | SF
Friday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)
Workshop First Fridays | SF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. All are welcome. Workshop First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 7 pm Workshop, 1798 ...Monthly

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, October 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...Monthly

Saturday, October 5

Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County

Come to the “Measure A Days” which offers free access to all parks on the first Saturday of the month. The name is because of the loss in fee revenues will be offset by the Measure A funds approved by voters in 2012. Measure A ...Monthly

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor and Oakland ...Monthly

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

Berkeley Harvest Festival | 2019
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cedar Rose Park
Berkeley Harvest Festival | 2019
Join and celebrate the bounty of the season at the City of Berkeley’s Harvest Festival at Cedar Rose Park on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm featuring a Food and Garden Exhibitions in addition to live music and a Kids Zone. This festival ...
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, October 5 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...Monthly

FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Berkeley
Saturday, October 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Berkeley

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the ...

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 5 – 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, October 6

2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art, and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...