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Free Swimming Fridays: East Bay’s Lagoons, Beaches & Pools | Summer 2019

Every Friday
Friday, July 19, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Park entry and other fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December

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Free Swimming Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks

Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. The Park District has planned a number of special events and programs including free swimming at all of their regional parks.

Park entry and other fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December to celebrate the Park District’s 85th Anniversary. Park entrance and fees for day use parking, swimming, dogs, horse trailers, boat launching, and fishing permits will all be waived.

There are plenty of swimming opportunities for you with six open-water lakefront beaches, three chlorinated lagoons, two pools, and two bay shoreline beaches.

Swimming Locations include:

Read more about the Park’s Rules & Regulations. Before heading out, check out the Park’s Swimming Facilities information page for locations, opening hours, lifeguard hours, and great information about the specific location like whether it has a sandy beach, warm water, or sheltered from the wind. Some swimming facilities are open year round.


Cost: FREE*
*Park entry and other fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Kids & Families, Sports & Wellness

Friday, July 19, 2019

All Day   Free Swimming Fridays: East Bay’s Lagoons, Beaches & Pools | Summer 2019  FREE*
*Park entry and other fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December
All Day   Contra Costa County Library’s Annual Book Giveaway | Pleasant Hill  FREE
9:30 am   2019 Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young | Golden Gate Park  FREE
All Day   Win: Fandango Movie Ticket Giveaway to “The Lion King” | Bay Area  WIN*
*You'll get an exclusive Fandango movie ticket with a secret code to be used online for any screening of The Lion King up to $15 total value. Pass expires October 31, 2019. Pass can only be used with Fandango
12:00 pm   Rooftop Garden Concert: Gypsy Jazz | Oakland  FREE
3:00 pm   “Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pm   Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pm   Parties in the Park at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park | Oakland  FREE
5:00 pm   Oakland Unite Summer Nights at Willie Wilkins Park | East Bay  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.
5:01 pm   Oracle Park’s Free Summer Concert: Former Giant All-Star Barry Zito | SF  FREE*
*Takes place at Seals Plaza located behind Center Field. No game ticket required.
5:30 pm   Music in the Park: Latin Rock/Funk Ozomatli | San Jose  $10*
*Early Bird is at $10. Individual general admission tickets are just $15 until the day of the show, when they jump to $20.
6:00 pm   2019 Summer “Country” Concert in the Park | Foster City  FREE
6:00 pm   Blues & Brews Festival Friday Pre-Party | Pleasant Hill  FREE
All Day   $10 Unlimited Pinball Party & DJs at Pacific Pinball Museum | Alameda  $10
6:00 pm   2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair: Preview Night  FREE
6:00 pm   3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn “Dumbo” | Millbrae  FREE*
*Free Popcorn
6:00 pm   Music on the Square: “Otis Redding Tribute” | Redwood City  FREE
6:30 pm   Free Beach Concert: Taylor Dayne | Santa Cruz  FREE
6:30 pm   Summer Movie Night Kick Off Feat. “Spider-Man” | South SF  FREE
6:30 pm   Free Author Talk: The Flavors of India Inspired Desserts | Omnivore Books  FREE
6:30 pm   Free Dive-In Movie Night in the Pool: “Lilo & Stitch” | Emeryville  FREE*
*Regular pool admission fee waved on dive-in movie night. Reservation is required.
7:00 pm   2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Michael Beck Band | Pleasanton  FREE
7:00 pm   Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.
7:00 pm   LaborFest 2019: “Sorry To Bother You” Film Screening | SF  FREE
7:00 pm   Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville  FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
7:00 pm   Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF  FREE
7:30 pm   San Jose Bike Party: The Love Boat Luau Ride  FREE
7:30 pm   Live On The Square: Swing | Jack London Square  FREE
7:30 pm   “HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa  FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
7:30 pm   Free Family Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns | Walnut Creek  FREE
7:30 pm   You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo  FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pm   Movie Night Under The Stars & Free Popcorn: “Moana” | Benicia  FREE
8:00 pm   Free Tix: BATS Improv’s “Corporate Sellout Games” | SF  FREE*
*RSVP Required on RushTix. Comp tickets are limited
8:00 pm   Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley  FREE*
*Donations welcome
8:30 pm   Summer Outdoor Movie Night: Smallfoot | Mountain View  FREE*
*Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.
8:45 pm   2019 Kick Off: Movie Under the Stars: “The Pink Panther” | Alamo  FREE
9:00 pm   25th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland  $10*
*$10 at Universe with a Tweet. $12 festival pass; $15 admission per show at the door and $45 for all four shows.
9:30 pm   “HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
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