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Sunday, October 20

Exploratorium Community 50th Anniversary Founder’s Day | SF
Exploratorium Community 50th Anniversary Founder's Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

The Final “Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party of 2019 | Excelsior
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
The Final "Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party of 2019 | Excelsior

Sunday Streets (March – October 2019) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five-hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, and yogis take over the streets for an afternoon. “Sunday Streets 2019” Street ...

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2019 | SF
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
The Final Presidio Picnic of 2019 | 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

SF Open Studios 2019 | Outer Mission, Glen Park, Visitacion Valley, Portola, Bayview & Islais Creek
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2019 | Outer Mission, Glen Park, Visitacion Valley, Portola, Bayview & Islais Creek

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 October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Friday, October 25

The Final “Off the Grid” Friday Night Market of 2019 | Fort Mason
Friday, October 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
The Final "Off the Grid" Friday Night Market of 2019 | Fort Mason

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 25 – 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 ...

Saturday, October 26

TreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
TreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | 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

SF Open Studios 2019 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission & Castro
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2019 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission & Castro

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 October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Sunday, October 27

“Halloween Hoopla” Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2019 | Final Day
Sunday, October 27 | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
"Halloween Hoopla" Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2019 | Final Day

Between May and October in 2019, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents 100 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens. Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs. 2019 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival May 4 – October 27, ...

TreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF
Sunday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
TreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | 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

SF Open Studios 2019 | Noe Valley, Diamond Heights & Bernal Heights
Sunday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2019 | Noe Valley, Diamond Heights & Bernal 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 October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Final Day
Sunday, October 27 – 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 Tour | Final Day

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 ...

Monday, October 28

Final Week of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2019 | Ends Oct. 31
Monday, October 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Rings are first come first served
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Final Week of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2019 | Ends Oct. 31

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2019 bonfires are back ...

Thursday, October 31

Final Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2019 | Until March 1st
Thursday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Rings are first come first served
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Final Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2019 | Until March 1st

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2019 bonfires are back ...

Saturday, November 2

San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Weekend
Saturday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | 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 October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Sunday, November 3

San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Day
Sunday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | 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 October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Thursday, November 7

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
Thursday, November 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Point Lobos
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, November 7 – 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, November 8

Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Theatre | SF City Hall
Friday, November 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Theatre | SF City Hall

The “Rotunda Dance Series” is a set of free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall’s extraordinary rotunda, Dancers’ Group and World Arts West have once again partnered to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world. Set amidst the ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, November 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...Monthly

Saturday, November 9

Pinterest & SFMade “38Makers” Holiday Gift Fair | SF
Pinterest & SFMade "38Makers" Holiday Gift Fair | SF
38Makers kicks off its sixth year with a holiday fair specially curated by Pinterest for shoppers looking for artisan, locally-made gifts in a unique and festive setting. Imagine you discover a Pinterest board of hand-picked goods from makers in your city, and now imagine it brought ...

Sunday, November 10

KUSF’s Rock ‘n’ Swap Record Fair | USF
KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

KUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find rarities including a huge amount of vinyl as well as memorabilia in this 6,000+ square-foot venue. ...

2019 Veterans Day Parade | SF
Sunday, November 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fisherman's Wharf
2019 Veterans Day Parade | SF
Honor the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces downtown with the 99th Annual Veterans’ Day Parade on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The parade will start on the Embarcadero at North Point Street, traveling north-west on The Embarcadero to Jefferson Street, then west on Jefferson Street past the ...

Monday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2019
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2019

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

Saturday, November 16

2019 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market: 280+ Makers | Fort Mason
Saturday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)
2019 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market: 280+ Makers | Fort Mason

Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco for a festive weekend of contemporary handmade featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design. 2019 Renegade Craft San Francisco Saturday & Sunday | 11 am – April 13-14, 2019 – July 13-14, 2019 – November 16-17, ...

Sunday, November 17

2019 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market | Fort Mason
Sunday, November 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2019 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market | Fort Mason

Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco for a festive weekend of contemporary handmade featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design. 2019 Renegade Craft San Francisco Saturday & Sunday | 11 am – April 13-14, 2019 – July 13-14, 2019 – November 16-17, ...

Saturday, November 23

“Snovember” Treasure Island: Epic Holiday Market & 20 Tons of Snow | TreasureFest
Saturday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
"Snovember" Treasure Island: Epic Holiday Market & 20 Tons of Snow | TreasureFest

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

Sunday, November 24

Treasure Island Snow Day: “Snovember” TreasureFest Holiday Market | SF
Sunday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
Treasure Island Snow Day: "Snovember" TreasureFest Holiday Market | 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

Friday, November 29

2019 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
Friday, November 29 – 5:01 pm | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
2019 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
They have written that in 2019 they want to have it on Black Friday again. A local group of artists who call themselves the Museum of Joy will be celebrating the 6th Annual Festival of Light & Gratitude by building a temporary candlelit labyrinth on the northern half ...

Monday, December 2

2019 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration | SF
Monday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Merchants
2019 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration | SF
The 2019 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of America at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree. 2019 Castro Tree Lighting Monday, December 2, 2019 | 6 pm Castro Merchants | 501 Castro St. corner 18th St., SF FREE There will be brief greetings from special ...