October 2009 Fun Things To Do Throughout The San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County and The Wine Country

The San Francisco Bay Area (and Marin County in particular) is a great place to live due in part because of all the fun things to do around here.  Below is a sampling of things to see and do for the month of October 2009.  If you have an event that you would like to add, please do so in the comments section at the bottom of this post.  Enjoy!

 

October 2 – Carlos Mencia is performing at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa

October 2 – 4 – The 9th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is a FREE concert in Golden Gate Park

October 3 – San Francisco’s LovEvolution Parade and Festival (formerly known as the Love Fest)

October 3 & 4 – As part of the Italian Heritage Celebration, the Madonna del Luma Celebration

October 5 – The 32nd Annual Bridge to Bridge Run benefiting Special Olympics

October 6 – McCormick and Kuleto’s 16th Annual Shuck and Swallow Challenge to benefit the Marine Mammal Center

October 7 – The Sonoma Valley Farmer’s Market on the Sonoma Plaza

October 8 – 13 – It’s Fleet Week in San Francisco!  (click on the link for more detailed information)

October 8 – The Blue Angels will be performing from 12-5pm

October 9 – The Blue Angels will be performing from 1-4pm

October 10 – There will be a Parade of Ships from 11:30 – 12:30 and more Air Shows from 12:30 – 4:00

October 10 – The Italian Heritage Grand Ball at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco

October 11 – There will be Ship Tours, as part of Fleet Week, from 11am – 4pm and more Air Shows with the Blue Angels from 12:30 – 4:00pm

October 11 – The mile long stretch of Arnold Drive that runs through Glen Ellen will be closed down for the Glen Ellen Village Fair, complete with food, wine, beer and craft booths.  Festivities are from noon until 5:00pm.

October 11 – The 141st Annual Italian Heritage/Columbus Day Parade in San Francisco

October 12 & 13 – Finishing up Fleet Week, there will be Ship Tours on both of these days from 11am – 4pm

October 13 – The Sonoma Valley Farmer’s Market on the Sonoma Plaza

October 13 – Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are performing at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa

October 16 & 17 – Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers are performing at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa

October 17 – Gordon Lightfoot is playing at the Napa Valley Opera House

October 18 – 2009 Wine Country Memory Walk in Petaluma to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

October 20 – The Sonoma Valley Farmer’s Market on the Sonoma Plaza

October 22 – Light the Night Walk to help find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, at Union Square

October 27 – The Sonoma Valley Farmer’s Market on the Sonoma Plaza (this is the last one for the year)

October 31 – Take the Haunted Haight Walking Tour for something a little different on Halloween

 

To learn more about this area, which I think is one of the very best places to live, visit my website.

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