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Saturday, February 22

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Sunnyvale
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Columbia Neighborhood Center
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Sunnyvale

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Free Museum Day: Lunar New Year Bash | San Jose Museum of Art
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but reservations are highly recommended.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Free Museum Day: Lunar New Year Bash | San Jose Museum of Art
Join SJMA and welcome the Year of the Pig with artmaking activities, cultural demonstrations, live performances and free admission to explore the museum. This contemporary celebration honors Lunar New Year traditions, commemorated both around the globe and here in San Jose. Explore and create with family ...

Monday, February 24

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...Monthly

Tuesday, February 25

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP will serve millions of free short stack of the Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 ...
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to for several Community Free Days several times a year. Powered by the Long Marine ...

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Thursday, February 27

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Thursday, February 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Sunday, March 1

Unlimited Family Bowling Pass: All Summer Long | Bay Area
Sunday, March 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Unlimited Family Bowling Pass: All Summer Long | Bay Area
Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program All Summer Long, valued at over $500 per child! Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by ...

Friday, March 6

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, March 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, March 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...Monthly

Saturday, March 7

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, March 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

Monday, March 9

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | Full Worm Moon
Monday, March 9 – 5:48 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Supermoon" Night Over San Francisco | Full Worm Moon
On March 9th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 10:47 am pst.* This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the ...

Friday, March 13

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, March 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Friday, March 20

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, March 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Friday, April 3

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, April 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...Monthly

Saturday, April 4

Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Tuesday, April 7

The Biggest “Supermoon” of 2020 | Pink Moon
Tuesday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
The Biggest "Supermoon" of 2020 | Pink Moon
On April 8th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 7:35 pm pst. This year, in 2020, this April full moon also presents the ...

Friday, April 10

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, April 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Friday, April 17

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Saturday, April 18

Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” | 2020
Free National Parks Day for "National Park Week" | 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 ...

Tuesday, April 21

Lyrid Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, April 21 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Lyrid Meteor Shower | 2020
The annual Lyrid meteor shower lasts from about April 16 to 25. About 10 to 15 meteors per hour can be expected around the shower’s peak, in a dark sky. In 2020, the peak viewing hours is expected to take place in the dark hours before ...

Monday, May 4

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, May 4 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020
Set your alarm and get up before dawn to witness the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. In 2020, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquariid meteors to fall before dawn on (or near) May 5. However, this shower has a rather broad maximum, so the ...