Whether you’re looking to hang out in the Bayview or venture outside the city, here are a few ways spend your November:
Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
155 Jennings St., San Francisco
This free family event is back for its fifth year with fun for all ages. Get up close with a llama or a mini cow in the festival’s big petting zoo or let your little ones ride a pony or jump in a bounce house—and don’t miss the aerial acrobats and stilt walkers who’ll be wowing the crowds all afternoon.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
155 Jennings St.
Free; advanced registration requested.
You will never be too old to learn to ride a bicycle! If you’ve never experienced the joy of riding on two wheels, take advantage of the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Adult Learn to Ride class. You’ll work one-on-one with an instructor to master balancing, using the gears, starting, stopping and steering. Most students leave the class as bicyclists. If you don’t have a bicycle, email Christopher White at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 16 to request a loaner in advance. No extra bikes will be available at the workshop.
Saturday, November 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
PUBLIC Glass (1750 Armstrong Ave.)
Shop and Dine in the 49 is a movement encouraging San Franciscans to shop locally. Come by PUBLIC Glass on November 24 to check out all of their beautiful works of art, and enjoy a DIY project with Urban Farmgirls.
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
San Francisco County Fair Building
Ticket information on website
If you’re into chocolate, you’re in luck! The Fall Chocolate Salon is perfect for chocolate lovers, fanatics and aficionados – plus, it’s an extremely fun Sunday activity to take part in this fall! An intimate setting, the Fall Chocolate Salon is a great place to find the perfect gift, while tasting and savoring the chocolate lovers experience.
Participants include a curated selection of premium and award-winning chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans who will be doing demonstrations and selling delicious products.
Treasure Island waterfront near the Bay Bridge
Nov. 30-Jan. 6
699 Avenue of the Palms
Open your holiday season under the big top at Kaleidoscope, a Circus Bella presentation set against the San Francisco Bay. Kaleidoscope features local and international circus actors—including a trio of beloved clowns—and live original music by Rob Reich, a San Francisco legend. You’ll find yourself laughing and smiling through this magical celebration of diversity. Hungry after the performance? Walk over to Mersea on the Treasure Island waterfront, which will offer a circus-themed menu.