Don’t head indoors for the winter too quickly—fall in the Bay Area brings lots of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the city without Karl the Fog hanging around. Here are a few events to add to your calendar!
Sunday | Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-11:59 a.m.
Laughing Monk Brewing, 1439 Egbert Ave. Unit a/b
$12, pay at the door
Instead of “Namaste in bed,” add some balance to your Sunday with Laughing Monk Brewing’s Yoga and Beer, a 90-minute Bhakti yoga session in the taproom followed by a cool down at the bar, which offers 16 types of beer. Armando Luna will lead the yoga class, which is open to all levels.
Sunday | Oct. 14 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Get some exercise and get to know a San Francisco neighborhood at October’s Sunday Streets, a monthly event that aims to connect residents with their communities. In October, the last month of the 2018 Sunday Streets season, Mission Street will go car-free from Silver Avenue to Geneva Avenue for five hours.
Open streets also means open businesses and restaurants, as local merchants welcome the street traffic exploring Excelsior. Children are invited to play in the streets, and free activities will be available for people of all ages. Sunday Street organizers hope you’ll see the neighborhood in a different—more walkable—light.
Thursday-Saturday | Oct. 11-20
190 venues around San Francisco
Some events are free; some require tickets
Literati will descend on San Francisco this month to talk about their books and meet their readers at Litquake, San Francisco’s longest-running literary festival. The festival is unique because it is spread out in 190 venues across the city, including churches and bars. Festival goers can meet authors such as Amy Tan, Dave Eggers, and Armistead Maupin, who will speak and answer questions about their writing.
The 10-day event will culminate in the annual Lit Crawl, a literary pop-event where more than 500 authors and 10,000 fans will converge in a giant pub crawl through the Mission District.
Monday-Monday | Oct. 1-8
Fisherman’s Wharf and waterfront
Airshow tickets start at $55
Enjoy spectacles in the air and the sea at San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week, which features performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and a Parade of Ships through the Bay.
Most of the action in the air takes place over the weekend, when the Blue Angels will take to the air from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons (and a free Thursday afternoon rehearsal). The Parade of Ships starts at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, and tours of military vessels are available throughout Fleet Week.
Sunday | Oct. 7 All day, live music begins at 11 a.m.
Castro and Market streets
Donation of $5 or $10 per person requested at the door
Come celebrate San Francisco’s diversity with the always lively crowd at the annual Castro Street Fair. This high-energy event was founded by San Francisco mayor Harvey Milk 45 years ago, and it’s a colorful street festival all about the city’s LGBTQ community and its supporters. Plan to spend the day on your feet, whether you’re perusing the adult-only Kink Karnival Way, moving to the beat of live music at one of two sound stages or dancing in your cowboy boots at Sundance Saloon.
Friday | Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
This one-of-a-kind Halloween spectacular features not one, but three dance floors for revelers to party the ghoulish eve away. Six DJs, dancers and drummers will perform in themed rooms that will feature international house music, Persian and Middle Eastern music and hip-hop. As for a costume? Don’t even think about coming without one!