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Free Day at San Francisco Botanical GardenFree Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden
By - posted 1/6/2019
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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 of plants from around the more...

Christmas Weekend: 47 Free Guided Tours of SF
By - posted 12/22/2018
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San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the folks and show off the magnificent more...

“Winter Walk” Union Square’s Pop-Up Holiday Plaza
By - posted 12/9/2018
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Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis, which is adjacent to Union Square Park into 17,000 sqft of open green space and a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2018 Winter Walk SF November 26 – December 31, 2018 | 9am to 9pm Stockton St. more...

Salesforce Tower Showing Rare 1906 Film of SF
By - posted 12/4/2018
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One of the most historic films of 1906 San Francisco ever made will get a world premiere free public performance on the giant screen atop the Salesforce Tower on Wednesday night thanks to the Prelinger Library and the Long Now Foundation. “A Trip Down Market Street” (1906) Screening Wednesday, December 5, 2018 more...

SF’s “Winter Park” Ice Rink & Lighted Tree Forest
By - posted 11/29/2018
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The Winter Park at Civic Center will open with a special ceremony on Friday, November 30, 2018, to celebrate the inaugural season of skating and holiday festivities. Modeled after the internationally-famed Wiener Eistraum ice-skating rink in Vienna, Austria, The Winter Park is San Francisco’s first holiday ice rink and track—and the more...

48 Free Guided Walking Tours of SF
By - posted 11/23/2018
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Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and more...

Rare Guided Walking Tours of SF
By - posted 10/13/2018
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San Francisco City Guides offers dozens of free guided walking tours, all over the city, throughout the year. But things get special during the months of May and October each year, when the San Francisco weather is particularly pleasant, City Guides add a slate of rare neighborhood explorations to its year more...

Alcatraz Sunrise Gathering
By - posted 10/7/2018
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The International Indian Treaty Council presents the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering commemorating 526 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring ancestors and future generations. 2018 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering – Monday, October 8, 2018 | 4:15  am – Ferry Ticket $11 – Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 3 am – Ferry Ticket $14 Alcatraz Island, more...

Transit Week 2018
By - posted 9/23/2018
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Come out to Transit Week, a celebration of public transportation put on by the San Francisco Transit Riders. It kicks off Monday, Sept. 24th and features lots of transit-oriented programming and activities through Friday, Sept. 28th.

Austrailia’s Iconic Bathing Boxes Come to SF
By - posted 8/31/2018
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Melbourne’s iconic Bathing Boxes are coming to San Francisco. Stop by Qantas Airways’ pop-up event to experience the best of Melbourne and receive an exclusive Qantas flight offer to Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne Pop-Up Experience: Insta-worthy Bathing Boxes Saturday, September 1, 2018 – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm AT&T Park – Lefty O’Doul Plaza more...

Free Fishing Day 2018
By - posted 8/27/2018
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Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept of Fish & Game’s Free Fishing more...

Sadly, SF’s Hemlock Tavern is Closing in October
By - posted 8/14/2018
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Unfortunately another concert venue and neighborhood dive will be biting the dust. Hemlock Tavern (1131 Polk St.) is closing having been recently sold and current plans are to demolish the building and build 54-unit mixed-use condominium building in its place. But there’s one final bash left… They will be operating as more...

SF’s New Transbay Transit Center Opening Day
By - posted 8/11/2018
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After starting off slow with a soft launch of just the 5 Fulton back in December and then four more muni lines in June, the New Transbay Terminal (aka “Salesforce Transit Center”) opens officially on August 12, 2018 – including the Grand Hall, rooftop park and a few shops/retail to more...

SF’s New Epic Rooftop Park Opening Block Party
By - posted 8/7/2018
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UPDATE – Salesforce Park is re-opening on July 1, 2019 – Get Full Details Get ready for SF’s newest rooftop park as well as the grand opening of the new Transbay Terminal (aka “Salesforce Transit Center”). This 5.4-acre urban oasis will be programmed with year-round free activities, a public art program and more...

Drag Races Against the Cops? Yup!
By - posted 6/24/2018
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The popular Wednesday Night Drags program will kick off its 30th consecutive year at Sonoma Raceway on March 14, 2018. Top The Cops: High school students will drag race against Bay Area law enforcement officers when the popular Top the Cops program returns as part of Sonoma Raceway’s weekly Wednesday Night Drags program, April more...