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

Exploratorium After Dark: Nature's Cabaret | Pier 15

They say all the world’s a stage—and here, you can enter nature’s cabaret and encounter the high drama of nature. From mating dances to glorious bird songs, from horror stories of more...

12:00 pmSteel Drum Outdoor Concert: 2019 Market Street Music Festival | SF  FREE
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...

5:01 pmOracle Park’s Free Summer Concert: Mustache Harbor | SF   FREE*
*No game ticket required.
6:00 pmFinal Day: Live On The Square | Jack London Square   FREE
7:15 pmFree Movie In the Park: Captain Marvel | San Mateo   FREE

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   $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - 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
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
1:00 pmAfro-Latin Music w/ La Misa Negra: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE
5:00 pm2019 Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown   FREE
7:00 pmMovies in Creek Park: Jurassic Park | San Anselmo   FREE
7:00 pm100 Thousand Poets For Change Poetry Readings | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.

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   $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - 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.
All Day2019 Sumo Champions Exhibition | Japantown   FREE
1:00 pmFree Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

SF City Guides: Rare Walking Tours Month | October 2019
Tuesday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| All Over San Francisco

San Francisco City Guides offers dozens of free guided walking tours, all over the city, throughout the year. But things get special during the months of May and October each year, when 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
4:20 pmLive at Lagunitas: Strfkr | Petaluma   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.

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...

6:00 pmCastro Art Walk | First Thursdays  FREE

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
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 6 pm. $5 in advance otherwise, $10 at the door.

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
3:00 pmFoodieLand Fall Night Market | Berkeley   $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
6:00 pmMAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE*
*There is a one-drink minimum (doesn't have to be an alcoholic drink, but bring ID, 21+ only.)
7:00 pmMovies in Creek Park: Chronicles of Narnia | San Anselmo   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 am2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF   FREE
All Day4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose   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

Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2019
Wednesday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32

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. 39th more...

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.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Free Navy Ship Tours Thursday | Fleet Week 2019
Thursday, October 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32

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. 39th more...


Friday, October 11, 2019

Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2019
Friday, October 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field

The annual San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships will take place on Friday, October 11, 2019 with the SFFD Fireboat “St. Francis” being the first ship under the Golden Gate more...

12:00 pmFleet Week 2019 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF   FREE
12:00 pmRotunda Dance Series: Awakko Ren | SF City Hall   FREE
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
9:00 pmFree Movies in the Park: Coraline | Mill Valley   FREE*
*Please bring your blankets, low beach chairs, flashlights and picnics.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Free Navy Ship Tours for Fleet Week | Saturday
Saturday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32

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. 39th 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.
11:00 am“Bark at the Park: K9 Heroes” Military, Police & Fire Dog Demos | Fleet Week 2019   FREE
All Day2019 Bay Area Diwali Festival: Indian Food, Bollywood Dance & Music | Cupertino   FREE*
*Admission and parking are free.
All DaySan Francisco Open Studios 2019 Kick Off | Oct. 12 – Nov. 3   FREE
12:00 pmFleet Week 2019 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF   FREE
2:00 pmArt Walk 2019: 11 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia   FREE
7:00 pmMovies in Creek Park | San Anselmo   FREE

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Free Navy Ship Tours for Fleet Week | Sunday
Sunday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32

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. 39th more...

All DaySan Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Hunters Point Shipyard   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.
12:00 pmFleet Week 2019: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday   FREE
12:30 pm2019 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach   FREE
5:00 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE

Monday, October 14, 2019

Final Day of Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2019
Monday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32

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. 39th more...

10:00 amFleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park   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

2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| SF Muni F Line

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. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in more...

All DaySF Open Studios 2019 | Richmond, Sunset, Cole Valley, West Portal, Excelsior & Balboa Park   FREE
1:00 pmFacebook’s Fall Fest: Latin Celebration & Halloween Bash | Facebook HQ   FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
7:00 pmMovies in Creek Park: Captain Marvel | San Anselmo   FREE

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 Day2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Orionids Meteor Shower 2019 | Halley's Comet's Debris
Tuesday, October 22 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains and they sometimes produce bright fireballs. Orionid meteors fly each year more...


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
8:00 pm“Subversion” A Progressive Works Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Saturday, October 26, 2019

TreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)

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, 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