Thursday, September 19, 2019

2019 Fort Mason Big Book Sale | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center

Every year Friends fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from more...

12:30 pmFolk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
5:00 pmFinal of 2019: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
6:00 pmLet’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Ricardo Lemvo | SF   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: “Classic Rock” Co-bill | Concord   FREE

Friday, September 20, 2019

2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday
Friday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center

Every year Friends fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from more...

3:00 pmNorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Sept. 20-22   $5*
*Tickets are sold at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $10. Both admission and parking are cash only.
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.
5:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:00 pm3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn | Millbrae   FREE*
*Free Popcorn
7:00 pmMovies Under the Stars “Jumanji” | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Admission is free.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Smithsonian's 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 15th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day more...

All Day2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday   FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
All DayThe Exploratorium’s Community International Peace Day | SF   FREE*
*Pay what you can; you may choose to enter for free or can choose to pay any amount should you have the means or desire to do so.
10:00 amFree Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
All Day2019 Oakland’s “Eat Real” Street Food Festival | September 21-22   FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
1:00 pmFacebook’s “Bands on the Bayfront” Music Festival | Facebook HQ   FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
3:00 pmNorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton   $5*
*Tickets are sold at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $10. Both admission and parking are cash only.
7:00 pmTiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
9:05 pmFinal of 2019: Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

$1 Book Day: The 2019 Big Book Sale | Final Day
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center

Every year Friends fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from more...

All Day“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Western Addition   FREE
All Day2019 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Final Day | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
11:00 amPresidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   
1:00 pmFree Spanish Symphony & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE
3:00 pmNorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Final Day   $5*
*Tickets are sold at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $10. Both admission and parking are cash only.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Live at Lagunitas: Folkin' Friends | Petaluma
Monday, September 23 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

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 more...


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Live at Lagunitas: Paul Cauthen | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 24 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

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 more...

8:00 pm“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow   FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov

Thursday, September 26, 2019

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Concord’s Queen of Blues | Concord  FREE

Friday, September 27, 2019

"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, September 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

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, more...


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands 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 more...

All Day2019 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt   FREE
All DayTreasureFest’s Shoptoberfest 2019 | SF   $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
All DayOakland’s Brand New Waterfront Festival Under the Bay Bridge | 2019   FREE
1:00 pmAfro-Latin Music w/ La Misa Negra: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE

Sunday, September 29, 2019

2019 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 29 – 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 28 & 29, 2019. This more...

All DayTreasureFest’s Shoptoberfest 2019 | SF   $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
11:00 amPresidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
1:00 pmFree Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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

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 more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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


Friday, October 4, 2019

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

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 more...

3:00 pmFoodieLand Fall Night Market | Oct. 4-6   $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
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.
5:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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

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 more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
6:00 pmMAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE

Sunday, October 6, 2019

2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market

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 more...

All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 amPresidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
1:00 pmThe Final “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Concert of 2019 | SF   FREE
1:00 pm“Free to Fly” Bandaloop’s Wall Dancing Test Flights | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pmFoodieLand Fall Night Market | Final Day   $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
7:30 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Live at Lagunitas: Caroline Rose | Petaluma
Monday, October 7 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

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 more...


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Oakland's Free "AMP" Street Music Festival | Final Month
Tuesday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland's Public Plazas

Oakland Central debuts a brand new free outdoor music festival for 2019, AMP (Arts, Music, Performance) Oakland, a curated street performance series, throughout Downtown Oakland from May until October. Over 300 local more...

7:00 pmDraconids Meteor Shower | 2019   FREE

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended but not required. To make a reservation for Tour 2, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mailaallen@oaklandca.gov.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Rotunda Dance Series: Awakko Ren | SF City Hall
Friday, October 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco 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 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.
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome

Saturday, October 12, 2019

San Francisco Open Studios 2019 Kick Off | Oct. 12 - Nov. 3
Saturday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard

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 more...

10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland  FREE*
*Tours are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Hunters Point Shipyard
Sunday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard

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 more...

11:00 amPresidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:30 pm2019 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach   FREE

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, October 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10:00 amFree Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov

Friday, October 18, 2019

"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, October 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

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, more...

6:00 pm3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn | Final Day   FREE*
*Free Popcorn

Saturday, October 19, 2019

SF Open Studios 2019 | Richmond, Sunset, Cole Valley, West Portal, Excelsior & Balboa Park
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco

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 more...

1:00 pmFacebook’s Fall Fest: Latin Celebration & Halloween Bash | Facebook HQ   FREE*
*RSVP is requested.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

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 more...

All DayConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
All DayThe Final “Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party of 2019 | Excelsior   FREE
All DayThe Final Presidio Picnic of 2019 | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:00 amThe Village Artisan Market | Napa   FREE
All DaySF Open Studios 2019 | Outer Mission, Glen Park, Visitacion Valley, Portola, Bayview & Islais Creek   FREE
1:00 pmCal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley   FREE

Friday, October 25, 2019

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

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, more...

5:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required

Saturday, October 26, 2019

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
| Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

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, more...

10:00 amLast of 2019: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
All DaySF Open Studios 2019 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission & Castro   FREE

Sunday, October 27, 2019

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

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 more...

All DayTreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF   $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
All DaySF Open Studios 2019 | Noe Valley, Diamond Heights & Bernal Heights   FREE
3:00 pmRockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Final Day   $20*
*$15 for children 12 and younger, $20 for adults

Monday, October 28, 2019

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

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 more...


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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

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 more...


Saturday, November 2, 2019

San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Weekend
Saturday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco

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 more...


Sunday, November 3, 2019

San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Day
Sunday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco

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 more...