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Wednesday, September 19

International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2018
Wednesday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Everywhere
International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2018

Scallywags and sailors alike unite every year on September 19 to don their seafaring finest and to lend their conversation some swagger in honor of International “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” 
2018 Bay Area Pirate Day Events

To be announced for 2018.

Although there are no “official” events …

Thursday, September 20

“Wild and Scenic” 5th Annual Visions Of The Wild Festival | Vallejo
Thursday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Vallejo
"Wild and Scenic" 5th Annual Visions Of The Wild Festival | Vallejo

Celebrate the beauty of rivers and trails at Visions of the Wild. The fifth annual film and arts festival takes place Sep. 20-23, in Vallejo, California. Bring people closer to nature through art, music, science and outdoor experiences. Except for the river cruises, all of ...

Friday, September 21

PARK(ing) Day 2018
Friday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
PARK(ing) Day 2018

An annual worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good, PARK(ing) Day happens every year on the 3rd Friday in September.
These city-wide pop-up mini-parks can be used as performance spaces, reading lounges or just resting places by …

Friday Night Market at FCSCI | Vallejo
Friday, September 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Filipino Community Center
Friday Night Market at FCSCI | Vallejo

Join the Friday Night Market at the Filipino Community Center in Vallejo. This bi-weekly market attracts many visitors, patrons to the arts, food, entertainment and most of all – community. Friday Night Market at FCSCI September 7-October 19, 2018 | 5 pm Filipino Community of ...

Saturday, September 22

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2018
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2018

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 ...

Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. 2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 22, 2018 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (downloads begin at midnight on ...

Sausalito’s 40th Annual Chili Cook-Off | Marinship Park
Saturday, September 22 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to enter, $12 for unlimited chili.
| Marinship Park
Sausalito's 40th Annual Chili Cook-Off | Marinship Park

For the 40th consecutive year, the City of Sausalito is hosting its legendary Chili Cook Off. This local event features live music & all the chili you can eat for $12.
In 2016, margaritas, beer, and wine, as well as hotdogs and hamburgers, cooked by the …

John Reber’s Civil Work Projects Tour | Sausalito
Saturday, September 22 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
John Reber's Civil Work Projects Tour | Sausalito

Back in the 1940s, John Reber would look out over the San Francisco Bay and visualize a massive civil works project of dams and locks to harvest fresh drinking water, and barriers that would support railway systems and a highway.
His intention was to improve the …

Sunday, September 23

“Wild and Scenic” 5th Annual Visions Of The Wild Festival | Final Day
Sunday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Vallejo
"Wild and Scenic" 5th Annual Visions Of The Wild Festival | Final Day

Celebrate the beauty of rivers and trails at Visions of the Wild. The fifth annual film and arts festival takes place Sep. 20-23, in Vallejo, California. Bring people closer to nature through art, music, science and outdoor experiences. Except for the river cruises, all of ...

Tuesday, September 25

Live at Lagunitas: Big Thief | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 25 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Big Thief | Petaluma

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 required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Sunset Lighthouse Walk | Marin
Tuesday, September 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Reservations required; lease call (415) 331-1540
| Point Bonita Trailhead
Sunset Lighthouse Walk | Marin

Point Bonita Lighthouse staff and docents invite you to a for a Sunset walk down the Point Bonita Trail, through the hand-carved tunnel and out to the Lighthouse.
Free, but reservations are required by calling (415) 331-1540. Limited to 50 people
You will walk along a half-mile trail which …

2018 Harvest Moon Over San Francisco
Tuesday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 Harvest Moon Over San Francisco

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 2:53 UTC on September 25, 2018.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon because …

Saturday, September 29

RSVPs Open for October: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, September 29 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for October: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

Free Day at Charles Schultz Museum: Year of the Dog | Santa Rosa
Saturday, September 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Free Day at Charles Schultz Museum: Year of the Dog | Santa Rosa

Enjoy free Museum admission in honor of Snoopy and the Year of the Dog. See the Museum’s two latest exhibitions all about man’s best friend: Working Dogs, which celebrates these four-legged heroes as Schulz portrayed them in Peanuts, and Then Came the Dog, which simultaneously …

Budweiser 9th Annual Car Show | Fairfield
Budweiser 9th Annual Car Show | Fairfield

This event supports their 32nd year, in house non-profit charity, Families Helping Families.
Last year there were classic cars, live music, DJ, beer garden, silent auction, food & vendors and of course, brewery tours. See what they have in store for you this year.

100 Thousand Poets for Change | Oakland
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are happily accepted.
| Everywhere
100 Thousand Poets for Change | Oakland

Join other poets, musicians, and artists around the USA and across the planet in a demonstration/celebration to promote peace and sustainability and to call for serious social, environmental and political change.
On September 29, 2018, poets, musicians, and artists around the world will be organizing poetry readings, …

Sunday, September 30

September Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
September Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

Annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire | Historic Downtown
Sunday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma
Annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire | Historic Downtown

Antique and collectible lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop the 31st Annual Petaluma Antique Faire this fall on Sunday, September 30, 2018, 8 am to 4 pm set in one delightful and relaxing setting in downtown Petaluma. Admission is …

2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Sunday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

Applebee’s $2 Samuel Adams OctoberFest Month | Final Day
Sunday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: $2 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $2 Samuel Adams OctoberFest Month | Final Day

Applebee’s is back with their month-long discounted drinks campaign called the Neighborhood Drink of the Month. At participating Applebee’s nationwide for the entire month of September, you can get $2 Samuel Adams OctoberFest beer. The fall favorite is served in a 10oz mug. Throughout September, $2 Samuel ...

2018 Mill Valley’s Community Block Party | Mill Valley
Sunday, September 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lytton Square (Mill Valley)
2018 Mill Valley’s Community Block Party | Mill Valley

This year’s Mill Valley Community Block party, sponsored by Famous4, will include Fashion Show, Live Music, Beer Garden, Kids Games and surprises and benefits Kiddo! Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation.

Monday, October 1

Pay-Your-Age Birthday Bear | Build-A-Bear
Pay-Your-Age Birthday Bear | Build-A-Bear

Build-A-Bear is treating birthday boys and girls to a special treat. Bring in your little ones to a Build-A-Bear Workshop anytime during their birthday month for a special Count Your Candles ceremony and Birthday Treat Bear, and pay just their age. Build-A-Bear Kids’ Birthday Treat ...

Tuesday, October 2

Live at Lagunitas: The Front Bottoms | Petaluma
Tuesday, October 2 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: The Front Bottoms | Petaluma

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 required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Wednesday, October 3

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

Monthly The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...