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Fun Things To Do In September

Sep 02, 2021 05:10PM ● By Harper Klein

Embark on a night cruise to Alcatraz Island. Once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals, experience the beauty and history of San Francisco’s iconic landmark on a moody evening tour. Beginning September 9 from Pier 33.

Explore Black Point Historic Gardens. Sandwiched between Fort Mason and Aquatic Park, the terraced gardens are opening to the public for the first time with native plants, paths, and Bay views.

Eat barbecue on the Richmond peninsula.  Escape to Point San Pablo Harbor for sweeping views, live music, Burning Man sculptures, and Black Star Pirate BBQ.

Go glamping at Safari West. If you’ve ever dreamt of spending the night on the African plain, then you’ll love drinking a fat cab on the deck of a luxury tent of this Sonoma Serengeti in the heart of wine country.

Donate during Hunger Action Month. Help fight food insecurity throughout the month of September at your neighborhood Safeway by donating to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano at checkout.

Ride the Ferris Wheel at The Walnut Festival. Celebrating its 85th anniversary, the Walnut Festival returns to Heather Farm Park September 23-26 for three days of carnival rides, live entertainment, funnel cakes, and cheesy fries.

Chicago in San Francisco. The de Young’s new exhibition, “Judy ” showcases the legendary feminist artists' career with 125 works from recent art on global warming to 1960s pieces. Many of artist Judy Chicago's best known works like The Birth Project, PowerPlay, and The Holocaust Project are on view now through January 9.


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