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Wednesday, March 20

Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone Day | 79th Anniversary
Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone Day | 79th Anniversary
Dairy Queen is celebrating their 79th anniversary on the first day of spring by hooking up everyone with a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top. There’s not a DQ in San Francisco proper, but there’s plenty a short drive away. But ...

Thursday, March 21

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco
Thursday, March 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Supermoon" Night Over San Francisco

Thanks to an optical illusion in the sky, the moon will appear bigger and brighter than normal in the San Francisco Bay Area in the night, during what astronomers call a “supermoon.” This year, in 2019, the full moon supermoon comes less than 4 hours ...

Sunday, March 24

2019 Holi Festival Color Fight | Milpitas
Sunday, March 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for colors and food.
| Shreemaya Krishnadham
2019 Holi Festival Color Fight | Milpitas

You’re invited to a one-day Holi Celebration put together by the Bay Area Youth Vaishnav Parivar in Milpitas. 2019 Holi Celebration Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 11 am to 2:30 pm Shreemaya Krishnadham, 25 Corning Ave., Milpitas FREE, but bring money for colors, food and drinks. ...

Tuesday, March 26

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, March 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Saturday, March 30

Earth Hour 2019: The City Turns Off Its Lights for One Hour | SF
Saturday, March 30 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Earth Hour 2019: The City Turns Off Its Lights for One Hour | SF
Join environmentally conscious people all over the globe by turning off your lights for one hour on Saturday night and instead light candles, or simply enjoy the dark of the night. Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to ...

Friday, April 5

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

Saturday, April 6

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

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch 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 Museum of California. Bank ...Monthly

Tuesday, April 9

Free Cone Day 2019 | Ben & Jerry’s
Tuesday, April 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ben & Jerry's (Haight St.)
Free Cone Day 2019 | Ben & Jerry's
Mmmm… Tuesday, April 9, 2019 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know what that means… free ice cream for you. As long as you don’t mind waiting in really long lines, almost all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops in the Bay Area (and around ...

Saturday, April 13

2019 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Saturday, April 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Civic Center
2019 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Music of the ’30s and ’40s, antique cars, vintage motors, children’s crafts, and craftspeople will bring back memories of yesteryear at the annual Blossom Festival in the Saratoga Civic Center. Produced the the Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival ...

Sunday, April 14

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, April 14 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge
"Sunday Assembly" Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...Monthly

Friday, April 19

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Sunday, April 21

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, April 21 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...Monthly

Tuesday, April 30

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, April 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Friday, May 3

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, May 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

Saturday, May 4

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

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch 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 Museum of California. Bank ...Monthly

Sunday, May 5

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2019
Sunday, May 5 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2019
Set your alarm and get up before dawn to witness the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. In 2019, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquariid meteors to fall before dawn on (or near) May 5. However, the broad peak of the Eta Aquariid shower ...

Sunday, May 12

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, May 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge
"Sunday Assembly" Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...Monthly

Sunday, May 19

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, May 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...Monthly

Tuesday, May 28

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, May 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Saturday, June 1

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

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch 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 Museum of California. Bank ...Monthly

Saturday, August 24

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-eighth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

Sunday, August 25

2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-eighth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...