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"SkyStar" Officially Extended to 2025: Reopens March 4“SkyStar” Officially Extended to 2025: Reopens March 4
By - posted 3/3/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The SkyStar Wheel in Golden Gate Park will be permitted to spin until 2025, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. UPDATE – On 3/15/21 the SF Board of Supervisors decided to revisit the matter and now may only extend SkyStar until 2022 instead of 2025 The Historic Preservation Commission more...

SF's Brand New State-of-the-Art Tennis Center Opens March 3SF’s Brand New State-of-the-Art Tennis Center Opens March 3
By - posted 2/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s brand new Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park will open on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The $27 million renovation has transformed the legendary Golden Gate Park facility into a state-of-the-art public tennis center accessible to first-time players and seasoned athletes alike. Online court reservations can more...

Balboa Theater's "Rock Lotto" Music Video PartyBalboa Theater’s “Rock Lotto” Music Video Party
By - posted 2/11/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

Join us in Balboa Theater’s outdoor parklet for the “Balanced Breakfast Music Video Party” showing music videos from 10 of 2020’s Rock Lotto bands on Friday, February 12th from 6-9 pm. The venue has a large screen, snacks, and lots of seating. This will be a social distanced event. Please wear more...

Oakland's Free "Earn-A-Bike" Program is RestartingOakland’s Free “Earn-A-Bike” Program is Restarting
By - posted 2/9/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games

The Crucible in Oakland is restarting their Earn-A-Bike Program this February 16, as a newly designed 4-week program, running Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-6pm. The Crucible’s Bike Shop has been operating with new health and safety policies in place, successfully running multiple Bike Fix-A-Thons and Bike Maintenance classes for our local community. During Earn-A-Bike, they will open up more...

Great America Announces 2021 Reopening DateGreat America Announces 2021 Reopening Date
By - posted 2/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fun & Games, What's Closed / What's Open

California’s Great America becomes the first theme park in the state to announce their reopening date for 2021, after being closed for all of 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. Thanks to OC Register for sharing the news.  On January 28, the park announced that their 2021 Opening Day will be May more...

Napa Family Builds Insane Disney Matterhorn Ride in BackyardNapa Family Builds Insane Disney Matterhorn Ride in Backyard
By - posted 1/29/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games, Wow

Wow… some people baked break during the pandemic, or took on some home improvement projects, but one Napa family took their pandemic hobby to whole new level. Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the story of brothers Sean and Michael LaRochelle who built their own backyard coaster modeled after Disneyland’s Matterhorn. The more...

See Berkeley's Dancing Mailboxes Celebrate InaugurationSee Berkeley’s Dancing Mailboxes Celebrate Inauguration
By - posted 1/21/2021
Celebrations, Election, Fun & Games

Some people in Berkeley celebrated the Presidential Inauguration in a unique way, championing the unsung heroes of this election cycle, our US mailboxes. Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the story of the dancing mailboxes in downtown Berkeley. A few Berkeley residents dressed up as U.S.P.S. mailboxes and held a mini dance party. more...

SF's Instagram Art Hunt Starts Monday, 12/21SF’s Instagram Art Hunt Starts Monday, 12/21
By - posted 12/21/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

The hunt is on…time for an art scavenger hunt. Starting Monday, December 21, be on the lookout for clues that are dropping on artist Rikki’s Instagram (@listrikki) to find original artwork all over The City. The pen and ink artwork, part of the artist’s Manimal collection, will be hidden in brightly colored more...

Ducktales' "Gizmoduck" Rolls Through SF in Fun Viral VideoDucktales’ “Gizmoduck” Rolls Through SF in Fun Viral Video
By - posted 11/12/2020
Fun & Games, Halloween, Only in San Francisco, Wow

Gizmoduck, the robotic superhero that hails from Duckburg in the DuckTales and Darkwing Duck universes, has come to SF to save the day. Thanks to SFGate for sharing the clever video of this over-the-top Gizmoduck Halloween costume that features an electric unicycle, custom helmet with beak, and a robot suit. The amazing more...

SF Park Gets Awesome New Dino-Slide (Or is it Jar Jar Binks?)SF Park Gets Awesome New Dino-Slide (Or is it Jar Jar Binks?)
By - posted 11/12/2020
Adorable, Brand New, City Discoveries, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

SF just debuted its $3.5 million makeover for the West Portal Playground which includes a super cool dinosaur slide, or is it Jar Jar Binks? The renovation of West Portal Playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance more...

"Skystar" Ferris Wheel Rides for Vets“Skystar” Ferris Wheel Rides for Vets
By - posted 11/11/2020
Fun & Games

Tickets are normally $18 + tax to ride Golden Gate Park’s “Skystar” observation wheel, but on November 11th, Veterans Day, all active military or Veterans can get free admission by showing valid military ID. Tickets for remaining party must be purchased in advance. Skystar is open Noon to 10pm.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Reopens November 7thSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk Reopens November 7th
By - posted 11/4/2020
Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California’s oldest amusement park (est. 1907), will be the first theme park in the state to reopen, after a 7 month closure. Mayor Newsom announced recently that smaller amusements parks counties in Tier 3, with a capacity of less than 15,000 guests, can reopen at 25% capacity more...

9 Bay Area Haunted Houses for 20209 Bay Area Haunted Houses for 2020
By - posted 10/26/2020
Fun & Games, Halloween, Things to Do

2020 has been frightening enough, but if you’re craving some more traditional scares rather than, say, a maskless cougher elbowing you at the grocery store, then you might want to check out one of the Bay Area’s spookiest haunted houses. Some of the big Halloween attractions have transformed their attractions for more...

Tracy Home Hosts Epic Halloween Light Show Set to MetallicaTracy Home Hosts Epic Halloween Light Show Set to Metallica
By - posted 10/20/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Fun & Games, Halloween, Things to Do, Wow

Wow! One home in Tracy has gone all out for Halloween. They’ve decked their house out in an epic light show that’s coordinated to Metallica‘s Enter Sandman. The Halloween light show also features a light show to The Monster by Eminem ft. Rihanna. The BetGeorge home has been featured on Good Morning more...

Oakland Zoo's Free Wildlife Scavenger Hunt Through the ZooOakland Zoo’s Free Wildlife Scavenger Hunt Through the Zoo
By - posted 10/20/2020
Adorable, Fun & Games, Things to Do

This year, the Oakland Zoo is participating in the 2020 Bay Area Science Festival and hosting Zoo Quest, a free scavenger hunt that places in the zoo. Gather your squad of up to four total adventurers to visit the Oakland Zoo in-person for a unique wildlife-themed scavenger hunt. You will be more...