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Friday, September 25

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
Oakland's "Eat Real" Street Food Festival | 2020

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, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival admission is free; ...

Saturday, September 26

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 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 to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

Sunday, September 27

2020 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2020 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Final Day | Oakland

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, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival admission is free; ...

Friday, October 2

FoodieLand Night Market | Oct. 2-4
Friday, October 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission or $10 3-Day admission
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Night Market | Oct. 2-4

Mark your calendars for FoodieLand Night Market 2020, happening in two exciting locations with a great selection of dates to choose from including the 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekend. FoodieLand Night Market 2020 is going to take you to a new level of ...

Saturday, October 3

67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*From 2019: Kids are free and entry fee is only $3.
| St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church
67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland

It’s kochari, kebabs and kefir at St. Vartan Armenian Church’s 65th Annual Bazaar & Food Festival on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 in Oakland. 67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival October 3-4, 2020 St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church, 650 Spruce St, Oakland ...

FoodieLand Night Market | Berkeley
Saturday, October 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission or $10 3-Day admission
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Night Market | Berkeley

Mark your calendars for FoodieLand Night Market 2020, happening in two exciting locations with a great selection of dates to choose from including the 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekend. FoodieLand Night Market 2020 is going to take you to a new level of ...

Sunday, October 4

67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*From 2019: Kids are free and entry fee is only $3.
| St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church
67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland

It’s kochari, kebabs and kefir at St. Vartan Armenian Church’s 65th Annual Bazaar & Food Festival on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 in Oakland. 67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival October 3-4, 2020 St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church, 650 Spruce St, Oakland ...

FoodieLand Night Market | Final Day
Sunday, October 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission or $10 3-Day admission
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Night Market | Final Day

Mark your calendars for FoodieLand Night Market 2020, happening in two exciting locations with a great selection of dates to choose from including the 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekend. FoodieLand Night Market 2020 is going to take you to a new level of ...

Wednesday, October 7

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
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 the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the ...

Sunday, October 18

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, October 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event is first come first served. Event can get very crowded.
| Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club (CSC) offers sailing to the public aboard the fleet of keelboats (large and stable) and dinghies (fast and zippy, but kinda tippy) ten times a year. Whether you are new at sailing or an “old salt,” you can enjoy a spectacular ...

Tuesday, October 20

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

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 acclaimed artist: Diego Marcial Rios.

Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, October 20 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent ...

Saturday, October 31

Rare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020
Saturday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Rare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020
The next Blue Moon will come on October 31, 2020. It’ll be called a Blue Moon because it’ll be the second of two full moons to occur in a single calendar month. The last Blue Moon by this definition of the term happened on March 31, ...

Wednesday, November 4

South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 4 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
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, though under the glaring light of a bright waning gibbous moon.

Sunday, November 8

The Final “Cal Sailing Club Open House” of 2020: Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, November 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event is first come first served. Event can get very crowded.
| Cal Sailing Club
The Final "Cal Sailing Club Open House" of 2020: Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club (CSC) offers sailing to the public aboard the fleet of keelboats (large and stable) and dinghies (fast and zippy, but kinda tippy) ten times a year. Whether you are new at sailing or an “old salt,” you can enjoy a spectacular ...

Wednesday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 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 to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

North Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 11 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
North Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
In 2020, the slender waning crescent moon – rising in the wee hours before dawn – won’t seriously intrude on the peak night of November 11 (morning of November 12).

Monday, November 16

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, November 16 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2020
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 expected peak night is from late night Monday, November 16 till dawn November 17. In ...

Thursday, November 26

Oakland Turkey Trot | Run & Walk | Thanksgiving Day 2020
Thursday, November 26 – 8:30 am | Cost: $15 | Lake Merritt Pergola
Oakland Turkey Trot | Run & Walk | Thanksgiving Day 2020
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 Mayor’s Office, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Oakland Public Schools and local sponsors and ...

Sunday, November 29

Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Sunday, November 29 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
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 Eclipse will occur in the Bay Area on November 29th. Source: Time and Date The ...

Sunday, December 13

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

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 a dark night, you can often catch 50 or more meteors per hour. ...