Friday, September 18, 2020

2020 Mariachi Festival | East Bay
Friday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward City Hall

Join us for a fun night of Mariachi music. Live music will be brought to you by a variety of amazing Mariachi Groups. 2020 Mariachi Festival Friday, September 18, 2020 | 5 pm more...

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

Saturday, September 19, 2020

2020 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse

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 19 & 20, 2020. This more...


Sunday, September 20, 2020

RESCHEDULED: Bay to Breakers 2020 | Everything You Need to Know

Bay to Breakers has been officially postponed until September 20, 2020. The fifth Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San Francisco events since 1912 with over 30,000+ people more...

All Day2020 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt   FREE
1:00 pmCal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley   FREE*
*This event is first come first served. Event can get very crowded.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Final Asian Art Museum $10 Thursday Night of 2020 | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back for 2020 beginning January 23rd through September 24th. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can more...


Friday, September 25, 2020

Oakland's "Eat Real" Street Food Festival | 2020
Friday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, more...

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

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2020

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 more...

All DaySan Francisco Open Studios 2020 Kick Off | Sept. 26 – Oct. 25   FREE

Sunday, September 27, 2020

CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey

Explore science and meet native California animals. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days take place on varying days, both during the week and on the weekend, so that more visitors have the opportunity more...

All Day2020 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa   FREE*
*The event is free, but Donate $10 or more at the gates and get a sticker that entitles you to $2 off each drink you buy ALL DAY LONG.
All Day“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Western Addition   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Open Studios 2020 | Bayview   FREE
All Day2020 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Final Day | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.

Monday, September 28, 2020

The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | San Jose
Monday, September 28 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Biblioteca Latino Americano Branch Library

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 more...


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | Castro Valley
Tuesday, September 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Library

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 more...


Friday, October 2, 2020

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Kick Off | October 2-4
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th 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 more...

3:00 pmFoodieLand Night Market | Oct. 2-4   $5*
*$5 1-Day admission or $10 3-Day admission
5:00 pmOff the Grid’s “Mid-Autumn Festival” | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th 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 more...

All Day67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland  $3*
*From 2019: Kids are free and entry fee is only $3.
3:00 pmFoodieLand Night Market | Berkeley   $5*
*$5 1-Day admission or $10 3-Day admission

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Free 2020 Fleet Week Ship Tours | Oct. 4-13
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32

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 more...

All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland   $3*
*From 2019: Kids are free and entry fee is only $3.
3:00 pmFoodieLand Night Market | Final Day   $5*
*$5 1-Day admission or $10 3-Day admission

Monday, October 5, 2020

The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | San Jose
Monday, October 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alum Rock Library

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 more...


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to more...


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

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 more...


Thursday, October 8, 2020

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

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 more...


Friday, October 9, 2020

Fleet Week "First Responders" Festival (Oct. 9-11) | Marina Green
Friday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 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 more...

All DayFleet Week 2020 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF   FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Fleet Week Appreciation Night Market | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

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

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, more...

All DayFleet Week “First Responders” Festival | Marina Green   FREE
All DaySF Open Studios 2020 | Balboa Park, Buena Vista, Castro, Cole Valley, Diamond Heights   FREE
All DayFleet Week 2020 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF   FREE

Sunday, October 11, 2020

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

All DayInner Sunset Flea 2020 | Block Party & Street Fair   FREE
All DaySF Open Studios 2020 | NOPA, Ocean View, Outer Mission, Portola, Presidio, & Richmond   FREE
All DayFleet Week 2020: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday   FREE
12:30 pm2020 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach   FREE

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Final Day of Free Fleet Week Ship Tours | 2020
Tuesday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32

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 more...

6:00 pmThe History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | Sonoma   FREE

Friday, October 16, 2020

"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

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 more...


Saturday, October 17, 2020

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

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) more...

All Day2020 Bay Area Diwali Festival: Indian Food, Bollywood Dance & Music | Cupertino   FREE*
*Admission and parking are free.
All DaySF Open Studios 2020 | Dogpatch, Downtown, Fort Mason, Hayes Valley, & Marina   FREE
All DayFinal Day Litquake2020: San Francisco’s 10-Day Literature Festival   FREE

Sunday, October 18, 2020

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

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) more...

All DayThe Final “Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party of 2020 | Excelsior   FREE
All DaySF Open Studios 2020 | North Beach, Pacific Heights, Potrero Hill, & Russian Hill,   FREE
1:00 pmCal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley   FREE*
*This event is first come first served. Event can get very crowded.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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

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 more...

11:59 pmOrionids Meteor Shower | 2020   FREE

Friday, October 23, 2020

"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

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 more...


Saturday, October 24, 2020

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)

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, more...

All DaySan Francisco Open Studios 2020 | Final Weekend   FREE

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2020 | SF
Sunday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn

EVENT UPDATE – The start date of Presidio Picnic is postponed until further notice. Please check facebook for updates. San Francisco’s largest community picnic, the Presidio Picnic, will return for its much-anticipated more...

All DaySan Francisco Open Studios 2020 | Final Day   FREE

Monday, October 26, 2020

Final Week of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2020 | Ends Oct. 31
Monday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Rings are first come first served
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits

Although it’s the final few days of the legal bonfire season for Ocean Beach for 2020, watch out for spare the air days and we hope you take into consideration those more...


Friday, October 30, 2020

The Final "Off the Grid" Fort Mason Night Market of 2020 | SF
Friday, October 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

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 more...


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Bay Area Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2020 | San Mateo
Saturday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*GA $10 / VIP $20 / Kids 12 & Under Free
| San Mateo County Event Center

Update: Due to coronavirus concerns this event previously listed on March 21st has been rescheduled to October 31, 2020. For Lovers of the Strange & Unusual, come and join the Oddities & more...

All DayHalloween Costume & Trick-or-Treating Festival | Ghirardelli Sq.   FREE
All DayFinal Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2020 | Until March 1st   FREE*
*Rings are first come first served
7:00 pmRare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020   FREE

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 4 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

In 2020, the expected peak night of the South Taurid shower happens when a waning gibbous moon lights up the sky almost all night long. Peak viewing is just after midnight, more...


Saturday, November 7, 2020

2020 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market: 275+ Makers | Fort Mason
Saturday, November 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)

Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco for a festive weekend featuring the country’s 250+ foremost Makers and Designers. 2020 Renegade Craft San Francisco Saturday & Sunday | 11 am – April 4-5, 2020 – more...


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Inner Sunset Flea 2020 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, November 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving

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 more...

All Day2020 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market | Fort Mason   FREE
1:00 pmThe Final “Cal Sailing Club Open House” of 2020: Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley   FREE*
*This event is first come first served. Event can get very crowded.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2020

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 more...

10:00 pmNorth Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020   FREE

Monday, November 16, 2020

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, November 16 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around mid week of November, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. In 2020, the peak of the shower is more...


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, November 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to more...


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

2020 "Top the Cops" Insane (But Legal) Drag Races vs. Cops Finale | Sonoma Raceway
Wednesday, November 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$25 to race, $15 to race with High School ID; $10 for spectators.
| Highways 37 & 121

Here’s your chance to drag race against Bay Area law enforcement officers when the popular Top the Cops™ program returns as part of Sonoma Raceway’s weekly Wednesday Night Drags program. The popular more...

4:00 pmCastro Farmers’ Market | Final Day   FREE

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Oakland Turkey Trot | Run & Walk | Thanksgiving Day 2020
Thursday, November 26 – 8:30 am | Cost: $15 | Lake Merritt Pergola

More than just a healthy start to the holiday, the 4th Annual Oakland Turkey Trot 5K is a fun way to give back while you give thanks. In partnership with the more...


Friday, November 27, 2020

Ghirardelli Square 56th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2020
Friday, November 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square

San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square lights up for the holidays. Ghirardelli Square’s 56th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 27th, from 4 pm-9 pm. 56th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, more...


Sunday, November 29, 2020

Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Sunday, November 29 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The Penumbral Lunar more...


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to more...


Saturday, December 12, 2020

SantaCon 2020: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

“SantaCon” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 12, 2020. This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the more...


Sunday, December 13, 2020

2020 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Sunday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak from mid-evening December 13 until dawn December 14, with absolutely no moonlight to ruin the show. On more...


Monday, December 21, 2020

Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2020
Monday, December 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

The annual Ursid meteor shower always peaks near the time of the December winter solstice. The low-key Ursid meteor shower is active each year around December 17 to 26. It typically peaks more...


Saturday, December 13, 2098

4:00 pm15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Bash: Live Music, Open Jam & Food Trucks | San Carlos  FREE

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum

Come see student-created visual, literary, media, and performing arts at the Asian Art Museum from March 14-21, 2018 in the Annual San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival. For the past 32 more...

12:00 pmHistoric Ferry Building NYE Tour | SF   FREE*
*Tour is free, they pass out a donation envelope at the end of the tour if you choose to donate.
7:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
8:30 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP