October Events

Beach Cities

Monte Foundation 22nd Anniversary Fireworks Extravaganza!
October 8th — 8:00 PM
Capitola Village, Capitola, CA 95010
831.685.3317 | www.monte-foundation.com
A wonderful family event featuring a spectacular fireworks display. So pack a snack, bring your beach or camping chair, bring a friend and/or your family and head for Capitola Beach, or the wharf, or the bluffs surrounding Capitola and enjoy the wonder, awe and majesty of the
Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza.
 
22nd Annual Lobster Feed
October 14th — 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Picnic Area 1, Felton, CA 95018
831.335.3174 | www.mountainparks.org

The event features 1-1/2 pound fresh Maine lobsters cooked and served with all the trimmings and includes live blue grass music under the redwoods.

 
The Missing Arm
October 21st
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
831.425.5849 | www.parks.ca.gov
7:00 PM – Day-use parking fee is $10. Registration begins at 6:30 PM.
History takes a tall tale twist as the saga of this early pioneer unfolds. The silly, slightly haunting tours around the redwood loop trail begin at 7:00 PM.
Enjoy the redwoods on a fall night with music, storytelling and “Ranger Apples” around the campfire. All participants must register at Park Headquarters.
Please bring a flashlight.

Silicon Valley

Little Italy San Jose Street Festival
October 1st — 11 AM to 8 PM
Little Italy San Jose
Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival! Don’t miss this fun festival dedicated to authentic Italian cuisine, well known local bands, traditional Italian entertainment, children’s activities, artisan Italian arts and crafts and hear the latest information about our future Italian Museum and Cultural Center
 
20th Annual Día De Los Muertos Procession & Festival
October 22nd — 11 AM to 4 PM
Downtown San Jose
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild’s (SJMAG) annual Dia de los Muertos Procession and Festival is the longest-running Day of the Dead event in San José and the South Bay. Take part in the 20th edition of the Festival on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at San Jose State University in Downtown San José, behind the Martin Luther King Jr. Library.
 
Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show
October 7th — 6 PM to 9 PM
Hilton Downtown San Jose
America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware. The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect.

East Bay

8th Annual Orinda Olive Festival
October 1st — 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area
350 Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA
Olive Oil Tastings | Nature Arts and Crafts | Food and Music | Cooking Demos | Docent Tours of the Historic Ranch | Pond & Garden Activities | Turtles and Goats!
21st Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Live Music, Dance, Altars & Carnival | Oakland
 
2016 Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival
October 30th — 10 AM to 5 PM
Fruitvale Transit Village, E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave. Oakland
Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 21st annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village.
This free, outdoor, family-friendly event invites Bay Area community to experience this cultural holiday with entertainment, food, dance, music and traditional Dia De Los Muertos altars, and artists displays.
 
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
November 2nd — 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive | 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA
The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond.
 

San Francisco

Fleet Week 2017 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
October 5th — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Marina Green | Marina Blvd & Fillmore St., San Francisco CA
36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week
fleetweeksf.org/air-show/
Much more than just the Blue Angels, this yearly festival and celebration of military power typically features a full airshow with a 747, Coast Guard rescue demonstrations, plus Navy ship tours, live music, a parade of ships underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and tons more.
 
22nd Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square
October 7th — All Day | Cost: FREE
Union Square Park | Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA
The 22nd Annual Arab Cultural Festival moves to Union Square to bring the sights, smells, and sounds of the Arab world to San Francisco with a showcase of the arts, entertainment, cuisine, traditions, and, most importantly, the spirit of Arab Americans and of the Arab world.
 
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017
Three days, seven stages, over 90 artists
Friday-Sunday:
Oct. 6, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, 2017
The meadows typically open at 10 AM each day.
2017 brings San Francisco the 17th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park.
East Bay

8th Annual Orinda Olive Festival
October 1st — 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area
350 Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA
fwrna.org/
Olive Oil Tastings | Nature Arts and Crafts | Food and Music | Cooking Demos | Docent Tours of the Historic Ranch | Pond & Garden Activities | Turtles and Goats!

21st Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Live Music, Dance, Altars & Carnival | Oakland
2016 Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival
October 30th — 10 AM to 5 PM
Fruitvale Transit Village, E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave. Oakland
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Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 21st annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village.
This free, outdoor, family-friendly event invites Bay Area community to experience this cultural holiday with entertainment, food, dance, music and traditional Dia De Los Muertos altars, and artists displays.

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
November 2nd — 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive | 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA
The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond.
 
San Francisco

Fleet Week 2017 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
October 5th — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Marina Green | Marina Blvd & Fillmore St., San Francisco CA
36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week
fleetweeksf.org/air-show/
Much more than just the Blue Angels, this yearly festival and celebration of military power typically features a full airshow with a 747, Coast Guard rescue demonstrations, plus Navy ship tours, live music, a parade of ships underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and tons more.

22nd Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square
October 7th — All Day | Cost: FREE
Union Square Park | Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA
LINK
The 22nd Annual Arab Cultural Festival moves to Union Square to bring the sights, smells, and sounds of the Arab world to San Francisco with a showcase of the arts, entertainment, cuisine, traditions, and, most importantly, the spirit of Arab Americans and of the Arab world.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017
Three days, seven stages, over 90 artists
Friday-Sunday:
Oct. 6, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, 2017
The meadows typically open at 10 AM each day.
2017 brings San Francisco the 17th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park.