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Saturday, June 23

2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament | First Day
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| The Beach Chalet Soccer Fields
2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament | First Day

Come and witness the 2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament at the world class venue in the heart of San Francisco – walking distance to Ocean Beach in world famous Golden Gate Park. Perfect summer weather, there will be a vendor village for 2018, with ...

2018 Conservatory of Flowers ‘Curiosities’ Kickoff: Botanical Illustration | SF
2018 Conservatory of Flowers 'Curiosities' Kickoff: Botanical Illustration | SF

Enjoy some peaceful plant sketching or get a silly portrait drawn with your favorite foliage. Anoosh Books is a local business providing commissioned artwork and drawing workshops.

Sunday, June 24

2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament | Final Day
Sunday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| The Beach Chalet Soccer Fields
2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament | Final Day

Come and witness the 2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament at the world class venue in the heart of San Francisco – walking distance to Ocean Beach in world famous Golden Gate Park. Perfect summer weather, there will be a vendor village for 2018, with ...

Thursday, June 28

Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night Kick Off: “Little Shop of Horrors” | SF
Thursday, June 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night Kick Off: "Little Shop of Horrors" | SF

Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical comedy horror film directed by Frank Oz. It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman about a geeky florist shop worker …

Saturday, June 30

“Conservatory Curiosities”: Tropical Reptile Meet & Greet | Conservatory of Flowers
"Conservatory Curiosities": Tropical Reptile Meet & Greet | Conservatory of Flowers

Get up close to tropical reptiles with the Lick Your Eyeballs team. Meet geckos that lick their eyeballs, hold a 3-foot friendly lizard, and hang out with a colorful chameleon. Lick Your Eyeballs will introduce you to the wonderful world of tropical reptiles and amphibians …

Tuesday, July 3

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 3 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission Day: de ...

Wednesday, July 4

Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Wednesday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band plays free Sunday concerts all summer long, but the band always takes the time to commemorate our country’s birthday with a special show featuring patriotic and American music.

Thursday, July 5

Flower Piano Opening Day: 12 Hidden Pianos in Golden Gate Park | SF Botanical Garden
Thursday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for San Francisco Residents with proof of ID. $8 for regular entry.
| San Francisco Botanical Garden
Flower Piano Opening Day: 12 Hidden Pianos in Golden Gate Park | SF Botanical Garden

Sunset Piano, in partnership with San Francisco Botanical Garden, will once again bring over a dozen grand pianos to the spectacular 55 acre Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park for the fourth incarnation of our interactive music festival, Flower Piano. Flower Piano is free to ...

Saturday, July 7

Tuesday, July 10

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

Saturday, July 14

Free Conservatory Curiosities Spice Ace: “Spices” | Conservatory of Flowers
Free Conservatory Curiosities Spice Ace: "Spices" | Conservatory of Flowers

Named one of the world’s best spice shops by Food and Wine Magazine, Spice Ace offers over 400 spices, herbs, blends, chiles, peppers, salts and extracts from all over the world. It is located in San Francisco.

Monday, July 16

Final Day: 2018 “Flower Piano” | Golden Gate Park
Monday, July 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for San Francisco Residents with proof of ID. $8 for regular entry.
| San Francisco Botanical Garden
Final Day: 2018 "Flower Piano" | Golden Gate Park

Sunset Piano, in partnership with San Francisco Botanical Garden, will once again bring over a dozen grand pianos to the spectacular 55 acre Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park for the fourth incarnation of our interactive music festival, Flower Piano. Flower Piano is free to ...

Saturday, July 28

Free Conservatory Curiosities Paul Bourbin: “The Orchid Doctor” | Conservatory of Flowers
Free Conservatory Curiosities Paul Bourbin: "The Orchid Doctor" | Conservatory of Flowers

Are your Miltonia orchids a mess and your Phaelaenopsis failing to bloom? Whatever ails your orchid, the Conservatory’s Doctor can help. Conservatory volunteer Paul Bourbin has been in the business of growing and rescuing orchids for 30 years. He’ll offer repotting demonstrations, plant identification, and tips for caring for …

Saturday, August 4

Free Conservatory Curiosities Foldscope: “Microcosmic Explorations” | Conservatory of Flowers
Free Conservatory Curiosities Foldscope: "Microcosmic Explorations" | Conservatory of Flowers

The Foldscope is an ultra-affordable paper microscope that you can use and assemble easily. It is durable and pocket-sized, allowing you to do microscopy anywhere at anytime. Join us for an afternoon of microcosmic explorations outside the Conservatory of Flowers. We will dive into the …

Tuesday, August 7

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission Day: de ...

Saturday, August 11

Free Conservatory Curiosities Sutro Stewards: “Exploring Native Plants” | Conservatory of Flowers
Free Conservatory Curiosities Sutro Stewards: "Exploring Native Plants" | Conservatory of Flowers

Sutro Stewards work to conserve habitat through ecological restoration and native plant propagation while building trails for multi-use recreation in the UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve.

Tuesday, August 14

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

Saturday, August 25

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

Sunday, August 26

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

Sunday, September 16

2018 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2018 "Comedy Day in the Park" Free Festival | Golden Gate Park

If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 38th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The biggest single-day comedy event of the …

Friday, September 28

2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park
2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park

In the past, Friday Nights at the de Young has been a free after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. New for 2018, San Francisco’s original after-hours museum event has been re-envisioned and returns this year with a focus on fashion. The 2018 fall season ...

Friday, October 5

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th 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 extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Saturday, October 6

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th 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 extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Sunday, October 7

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th 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 extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Monday, October 8

Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
Monday, October 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park

The United States Marine Corps Band kicks off this event with a stirring performance of patriotic songs and a musical celebration. The thrill of the music continues as select Bay Area high school bands then take the stage, competing for prize money to support their …