Your Local Guide to What is Happening in the Bay Area

SATURDAY, October 5th- SUNDAY, October 6th

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The Bay Area’s Best Pumpkin Patches

It’s that time of year when giant orange pumpkins take over our front porches. Whether your wee ones want the bigger than big pumpkin that will take hours to carve or a teeny tiny mini one, these pumpkin patches have them all. Get ready to get carving! Learn more

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Port Fest
Saturday, Oct 5, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Port of Redwood City, 675 Seaport Blvd, Redwood City 

This year is the 10th Annual PortFest celebration of the Port of Redwood City! Come join us on October 5 for a day-long waterfront festival held at Port of Redwood City. It welcomes the community to learn about the maritime heritage of the Port, the industrial working waterfront, as well as recreational activities on San Francisco Bay. The day will also include live music, children’s activities and carnival games and prizes, food trucks, retail booths, and more. Learn more

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Ohlone Day Festival
Saturday, Oct 5, 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Deer Hollow Farm 22500 Cristo Rey Dr, Cupertino

The festival offers visitors of all ages a chance to spend an afternoon in the farm’s Ohlone Village, normally closed to the public. Children will get the chance to step into the daily lives of the original Bay Area inhabitants, the Ohlone, who lived in the region for thousands of years. The replica underground sweat house and Tule shade and sleeping structures will be open, and trained docents will provide short talks on how the Ohlone lived 100 years ago. Learn more

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County Wide Celebration of The Bay 
Saturday, Oct 5, All Day
San Francisco Bay Area

Beginning with 7 counties officially declaring Bay Day as an annual holiday in, the festivity now includes all 9 counties of the Bay Area. Throughout these counties, various organizations and businesses have planned different recreational, educational, and restoration events. These events bring awareness to the threats posed by pollution and climate change while also creating an engaging environment focused on celebrating our bay. Learn more

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MakeArt Family Day
Saturday, Oct 5, 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Museum Craft Design, 2569 3rd St, San Francisco

Happening on the first Saturday of every month, the Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt Family Days are half-day-long events designed for visitors of all ages featuring tactile materials introductions for toddlers, guided activities for kids and in-gallery hands-on opportunities for the whole family. Learn more

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Bay Area Water Lantern Festival 
Sunday, Oct 6, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Leo J. Ryan Park 650 Shell Blvd, Foster City

Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family-friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience. Learn more

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Taste Of The Bay Berkeley Seafood And Soul Festival
Sunday, Oct 6, 11:00AM – 6:00PM

This is going to be a fantastic day in beautiful downtown Berkeley. Listening to the music, and enjoying seafood, barbecue and culinary creations from the best chefs, restaurants, and caterers from across the Bay Area all coming to Berkeley for this Sunday extravaganza. Learn more

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Free Dragon Boat Class
Saturday, Oct 5, 10:30AM – 12:00PM
Bounty Dr & Foster City Blvd, Foster City

Unless you’re Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones and have real dragons to ride — this is the next best thing! Learn to paddle the right way as everyone plays a vital part in this HUGE, 20-person canoe. It’s similar to rowing or crew, but much more fun — there’s a drummer on the boat! It’s a great team-building activity or something fun for your group of friends to do. Learn more

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Water Lantern Festival San Jose
Saturday, Oct 5, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Almaden Lake Park San Jose

Water Lantern Festival was Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY. Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflect upon the water Learn more

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1955-66 Classic Car Show 
Saturday, Oct 5, 9:00AM – 3:00PM
21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz

A collection of classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds will be displayed by owners from central and northern California. Learn more

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Oktoberfest 2019 at Gordon Biersch Brewery
Saturday, October 5, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
357 East Taylor Street, San Jose

Celebrate Oktoberfest 2019 at the Gordon Biersch Brewery in San Jose’s Japantown neighborhood! Enjoy a day out on the town on Saturday, October 5th from 2pm – 9pm and enjoy plenty of Food Trucks, Live Music, Games, & BEER of course! Learn more

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Walt Disney Museum: Free Kids Day “Drawn to Life”
Saturday, October 5, All Day
Presidio, 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

Join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate The Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival. Our annual, museum-wide community event will take place on October 5 and will celebrate Walt Disney’s contributions to visual arts. Learn more

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Mountain View October Fest
Saturday, Oct 5 & Sunday, Oct 6, 11:30AM – 7:00PM
Bryant St. at Dana St., Mountain View

Sing, dance, and yell “PROST!” with your neighbors—the sensational 7th Annual #MVOKTOBERFEST is here! Presented by Steins Beer Garden and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Learn more

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SF Bay “Restoration Fest” Nature & Wetlands Celebration
Saturday, October 5 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Palo Alto Baylands, 2500 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto

There’s an adventure for everyone at this vast and beautiful bayside destination. Dig in and restore the Bay, go kayaking, take a tour of our native plant nursery, ride your bike along the wetland trails, enjoy a guided nature walk, see a bald eagle and much more.Learn more

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Oktoberfest at Off the Rails Brewing Co.
Fri, Oct 4, 6:00 PM –Sun, Oct 6, 10:00 PM
Off the Rails Brewing Co.111 S.Murphy Ave. Sunnyvale

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Off the Rails Brewing Co. Festbier Tappings, Live Music, Food Specials, Stein Special, Fun Activities. Learn more

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This post was written by Rumana Jabeen

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