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Friday, May 1

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, May 1 – 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, May 2

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, May 2 – 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

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Sunday, May 3

CANCELED: 2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| All Over the Bay Area
CANCELED: 2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day

UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. You may still check the website to see if  there are any artists and organizations will offer a virtual event.  Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 22nd anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, ...

Monday, May 4

Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020
Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program All Summer Long, valued at over $500 per child. This program is designed by ...

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 ...

Thursday, May 7

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | Super Flower Moon
Thursday, May 7 – 10:45 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Supermoon" Night Over San Francisco | Super Flower Moon
On May 7th, 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 3:45 am pst. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the ...

Saturday, May 9

2020 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Civic Center
2020 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Music of the ’30s and ’40s, antique cars, vintage motors, children’s crafts, and craftspeople will bring back memories of yesteryear at the annual Blossom Festival in the Saratoga Civic Center. Produced the Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival ...
2020 Holi Festival of Colors | Cupertino
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Memorial Park (Stevens Creek)
2020 Holi Festival of Colors | Cupertino
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed last March 29, 2020. Back for its 4th year, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce presents Holi ” Cupertino Festival of Colors.” This event is open to the community of Cupertino and beyond. The festival celebrates the arrival ...

Friday, May 15

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, May 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Meet at 7:30 pm, roll at 8 pm.
| 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

Monday, May 25

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, May 25 – 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, May 26

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, May 26 – 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

Monday, June 1

Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020
Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program All Summer Long, valued at over $500 per child. This program is designed by ...

Friday, June 5

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 5 – 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

Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and drop-in craft activities. Visit the Museum for free all-day. Catch up with friends in Abbott Square and grab a bite to eat from one of your favorite ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, June 5 – 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, June 6

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Friday, June 19

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, June 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Meet at 7:30 pm, roll at 8 pm.
| 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

Monday, June 22

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, June 22 – 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, June 30

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, June 30 – 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

Saturday, July 4

Summer Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Saturday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Summer 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 July 4th. Source: Time and Date The ...

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 ...

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, August 29

Independent Book Store Day 2020
Saturday, August 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Independent Book Store Day 2020

Independent Bookstore Day will take place at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country. Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and ...

Thursday, September 17

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Thursday, September 17 – 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 ...