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#OptOutside: Visit 100+ Bay Area Parks Instead of Black Friday Shopping | 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE
All Over California |


Yea, it may be a marketing gimmick, but we can get behind the sentiment of REI closing its 149 stores on Black Friday on one of the most popular days of the year to encourage its 13,000 employees (and you) to enjoy a day outdoors). It’s called #OptOutside

OptOutside Day / Black Friday Friday, November 29, 2019 Want to participate? Here’s a handy list of dozens of parks and recreation areas all over the Bay Area where you can enjoy your Friday… including options for mountain biking, and dog-friendly getaways… way better than fighting a $29 HDTV at Walmart.

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Black Friday, Sports & Wellness, Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2019

All Day   The Best of Winter in The Bay: Snow Days, Holiday Lights & Ice Rinks  FREE
All Day   Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Friday | 10 Free Tours  FREE*
*Free tours, but admission to the tea garden is required - Adult: $6.00 (Residents), $8.00 (Non-Residents)
All Day   #OptOutside: Visit 100+ Bay Area Parks Instead of Black Friday Shopping | 2019  FREE
All Day   “Winter Walk SF” Union Square’s Pop-Up Holiday Plaza | Nov 29 – Dec 31  FREE*
*It appears that all events are free and open to the public, but please note there may be a nominal charge for some activities.
All Day   2019 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | Nov. 29-Dec. 1  FREE
All Day   Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos  FREE
All Day   Buy Nothing Day | 2019  FREE
All Day   2019 Winter Wonderland: Free Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael  FREE*
*Bring cash for rides and shopping
12:00 pm   Black Friday Edition Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
12:00 pm   Third Annual Holiday Marketplace | Nov. 29-Dec.1  FREE
3:00 pm   Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
4:00 pm   Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose  FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/29/19 from 4-6 pm only.
4:51 pm   2019 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach  FREE
5:00 pm   Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland  FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:30 pm   San Francisco Critical Mass  FREE
6:00 pm   2019 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square  FREE*
*Free to Watch
6:00 pm   Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
7:00 pm   San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.  FREE
7:30 pm   “HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa  FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
9:00 pm   Thanksgiving HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
9:30 pm   “HellaSingle” Halloween Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
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