2024 May Events Roundup


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SF International Arts Festival Opens in the Mission

May 1 – May 12 Prices vary, some events FREE*

Mission District, San Francisco, CA
Following a highly successful return to the Mission district in 2023, this year SFIAF will feature the work of 50 arts ensembles over 12 days at 10 different venues and the great outdoors in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Get your tickets to explore dance, music, performance art, spoken word, theater and walking tours.
*Check the website calendar for details and pricing.

Every Wednesday Pacifica Coastside Farmers’ Market

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Rockaway Beach, Pacifica, CA

Every Wednesday (April 3 – December 18) from 2-6pm come down to Rockaway Beach in Pacifica for the Coastside Farmers Market!

The event features local farmers and merchants offering a variety of items including: produce, flowers, baked goods, artisanal cheese and more!
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May 1 Free
Bay Area Discovery Museum557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA + Google Map
Free First Wednesday Admission is free to Bay Area residents* the first Wednesday of every other month. Advanced reservations are not required, and a suggested $20 donation per group is appreciated.
*Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area counties.

Storytime: For Families at Salesforce Park Rooftop Garden

Every Wednesday May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Free
Salesforce Tower425 Mission Street Rooftop, San Francisco, 94105 United States + Google Map
Enjoy fun and educational songs, rhymes, and stories with Main Children’s Center librarians in this special storytime for toddlers, preschoolers, and their families every Wednesday in the Main Plaza of Salesforce Transit Center Park, in the rooftop garden. (Because this is an outdoor venue, this event may be canceled without notice due to weather conditions.)

Free Every First Friday! Contemporary Jewish Museum is free to all visitors on the first Friday of every month.

May 3 Free
736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Free Every First Friday! The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art.

Free Every First Friday! History Museum (Redwood City) is free to all visitors on the first Friday of every month.

May 3 Free
2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA
Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at El Halal Amigos with FREE Food and Drinks in San Jose!

May 5, 11.30am-9pm

Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner and El Halal Amigos’ is hosting a very special event to celebrate! Starting at 11:30 AM, guests can enjoy a full day of music, food and fun!

All day, guests can enjoy a selection of incredible street tacos for just $2! Some of El Halal Amigos’ signature tacos include brisket barbacoa, mahi mahi and pollo pastor. The first 300 guests to arrive starting at 11:30am will receive a FREE churro and the first 100 agua  frescas will be free as well!

Not only will there be amazing authentic Mexican cuisine, but there will also be a live band to celebrate the occasion! Starting at 1 PM, live Mayan dancers will perform to entertain guests while they enjoy their meals.

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Join the National Children’s Chorus San Francisco!

May 5, online information presentation

Auditions are OPEN NOW for the National Children’s Chorus Fall 2024 Season in San Francisco! Children ages 5 to 18 are invited to apply. Financial Aid is available for all qualifying families.

Apply now on the NCC website to book an audition and attend the online information presentation on Sunday, May 5th!

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First Sundays Oakland Museum of California

May 5 $5
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Spend your Sunday with us and find out why “East Bay Express” calls OMCA “the best museum for the people, by the people.” Every first Sunday of the month, enjoy admission to OMCA with a suggested donation of $5 for general admission. There is a $6 charge for special exhibitions in the Great Hall. Experience all that our Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences have to offer. In between exploring the galleries, pick up some locally-made goods from…

Free Every First Tuesday! The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month.

May 7 Free
Free Every First Tuesday! The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month. Groups are not permitted on free days. We are thrilled that you look to the Conservatory as a place to escape the chill of San Francisco, the stress of everyday life or travel, or as a resource on rare and unusual plants. The Conservatory of Flowers is a national, state, and local landmark.

$6 Family Drive-In Movie Night in Concord and San Jose (Every Tuesday)

May 7, 14, 21, 28 $6
One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord are open for good old-fashioned drive-in movie fun.
Solano Drive-In – 1611 Solano Way, Concord
Capitol Drive-In – 3630 Hillcap Ave., San Jose

2024 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival

May 11 @ 10.00 am-4.00 pm Free
Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Join us for a free and family-friendly festival showcasing Taiwanese culture, food, entertainment, activities and more.

Since 1993, the Taiwanese American Cultural Festival has grown into an annual landmark event for the Bay Area community, drawing thousands of visitors from all over the world to experience Taiwan’s unique cultural heritage and to recognize the contributions of Taiwanese Americans today.

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2024 Hawaiian May Day Festival, Hayward

May 11 @ 12.00 pm- 6.00 pm Free

B St. & Main St. Hayward, CA

We are back in Hayward for the third year, celebrating Hawaiian May Day 2024!

This FREE family-friendly event is hosted by the Kumu Hula Association of Northern California, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to perpetuating Native Hawaiian and Polynesian culture through arts, language, music, and dancing.

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Third Friday Bird Hike – Randall Museum

May 17 @ 8:00 pm Free
199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA

Join Randall Museum staff ornithologist Dominik Mosur as we explore Corona Hill in search of birds as well as plants, insects and other wildlife. Reserve your spots (they are limited) and Find out more »

Yoga on the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral

Every Saturday @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am $15
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco CA

Join a loving community of Yogis as we all lay our mats together in this sacred space to practice indoors amidst the soaring Gothic columns, glistening stained glass windows, soothing live music, and expert instruction. Be you.

Practice at your own pace, whether you want to challenge yourself with advanced modifications or simply lay back and savasana the entire session. This is your time, and we have a space for you. The Tuesday class starts at 6:15 pm, and doors open by 5:30 pm. Saturday class starts at 9:00 am, and doors open by 8:30 am.  Doors will shut 15 minutes after the start of class.

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InsectPalooza – The Art and Magical Science of Arthropods

May 19, 12pm-3pm FREE
Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St, San Francisco, 94107

This immersive family-friendly event merges nature, science and art for an afternoon of fun for insect enthusiasts of any age. Attendees will be able to interact with live animals from the Insect Discovery Lab and meet a variety of arthropods from around the world.

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