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Friday, April 3

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 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, explorationand 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 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, April 4

CANCELED: Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
CANCELED: Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020 will not take place on April 4. As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3. We appreciate your understanding.
CANCELED: Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
CANCELED: Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Sunday, April 12

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, April 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

Tuesday, April 14

POSTPONED: 2020 Ben & Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Cone Day
Tuesday, April 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ben & Jerry's (Participating Locations)
POSTPONED: 2020 Ben & Jerry's Free Ice Cream Cone Day
2020 Update – We have made the difficult decision to postpone Free Cone Day this year. We hope to reschedule our global Free Cone Day event for later in the year. Mmmm… Tuesday, April 9, 2019 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know ...

Friday, April 17

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 17 – 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 19

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, April 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, April 28

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, April 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*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 1

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, May 1 – 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, explorationand 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 1 – 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 2

CANCELED: Mountain View’s 2020 “A La Carte & Art Festival” | May 2-3
Saturday, May 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
CANCELED: Mountain View's 2020 "A La Carte & Art Festival" | May 2-3

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled for 2020. Spring into festival season and honor Cinco de Mayo in style at A La Carte & Art, May 2-3 in downtown Mountain View. The Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off at ...

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, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Sunday, May 3

CANCELED: A La Carte & Art Festival 2020 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
CANCELED: A La Carte & Art Festival 2020 | Mountain View

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled for 2020. Spring into festival season and honor Cinco de Mayo in style at A La Carte & Art, May 2-3 in downtown Mountain View. The Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off at ...

Monday, May 4

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, May 4 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020
Set your alarm and get up before dawn to witness the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. In 2020, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquariid meteors to fall before dawn on (or near) May 5. However, this shower has a rather broad maximum, so the ...

Saturday, May 9

2020 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Civic Center
2020 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 Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival ...

Sunday, May 10

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, May 10 – 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

Tuesday, May 12

Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2020
Tuesday, May 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free while supplies last. Buying customers get priority in line.
| Haagen Dazs - San Francisco Centre
Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2020
Ice cream lovers can enjoy a free mini size scoop of their favorite flavor in either a cup, sugar cone, or cake cone from 4-8 pm in any participating Häagen-Dazs shop across the country, as Häagen-Dazs celebrates their annual Free Cone Day. Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day 2020 Tuesday, May 12, ...

Friday, May 15

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, May 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Meet at 7:30 pm, roll at 8 pm.
| 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, May 17

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, May 17 – 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

Saturday, June 6

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, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Friday, June 19

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, June 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Meet at 7:30 pm, roll at 8 pm.
| 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

Saturday, June 20

Record Store Day | 2020
Saturday, June 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Record Store Day | 2020
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, Record Store Day has been rescheduled from April 18 to June 20, 2020. Major and independent label artists alike have special, vinyl-only limited edition releases available typically on the third Saturday in April (now moved to June 20), a.k.a. Record ...

Monday, August 10

Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, August 10 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Get out in the open, away from city lights to see the annual Perseids Meteor Shower, the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. 2020 Perseids Meteor Shower August 11, 12 & 13, 2020 | Late Evening to Dawn Predicted Peak: The night of ...

Saturday, August 22

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth 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 23

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth 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 ...