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Monday, July 27

Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, July 27 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower | 2020
Like the Eta Aquariids in May, the Delta Aquariid meteor shower in July favors the Southern Hemisphere and tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower July 27, 2020 | Approximately around 2 am (3 am Daylight Saving Time) FREE to watch – just look up These faint ...

Monday, August 10

Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, August 10 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Get out in the open, away from city lights to see the annual Perseids Meteor Shower, the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. 2020 Perseids Meteor Shower August 11, 12 & 13, 2020 | Late Evening to Dawn Predicted Peak: The night of ...

Saturday, August 22

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

Sunday, August 23

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

Tuesday, August 25

Free National Parks Day 2020 | National Park Service Birthday
Tuesday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over California
Free National Parks Day 2020 | National Park Service Birthday

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tuesday, October 20

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.

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 ...

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. ...

Saturday, December 13

15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Bash: Live Music, Open Jam & Food Trucks | San Carlos
Saturday, December 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewery
15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Bash: Live Music, Open Jam & Food Trucks | San Carlos
You are invited to Devil’s Canyon’s 15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny, a family friendly extravaganza featuring live bands, food trucks and no cover charge on Friday, December 13, 2019. Hootenanny was an old country word for “party.” Now, most commonly, it refers to a folk-music party and this ...