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Must Attend Events in October

From Fleet Week to Pop-Ups, Block Parties to Harvest Fair, there is a lot to do this October.  Here are a few of the many must attend events to get on your social calendar this month:

Fleet Week includes tours of Navy ships at Marina Green, a parade of ships under the Golden Gate Bridge, air shows with the Blue Angels, and military dogs. Pier 39 has a Fleet Week Celebration October 5-7.

Don’t miss the 18th year of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival on October 5-7. For three days, several stages in Golden Gate Park will feature the biggest names in the genre.

The Musubeach Pop Up Experience features a specially curated tasting menu that combines island inspired food with global flavors on October 6.

For those looking for a family-friendly event, look no further than the free Commons’ 1st Sundays Block Party on October 7 from 11am-3pm.

Target Sunday: Family Fun Day on October 7 at the Asian Art Museum.

Golden Gate Park Band plays a variety of music (classical, marches, opera, swing, show tunes) through October 7.

Grab your finest lederhosen, don your dirndls, and come relish in a warm San Francisco day full of delicious Bottomless Oktoberfest at SoMa Streat Food Park on October 6 and 20.

Head to The Market on Thursday, October 11 from 4pm to 7pm for the 2nd annual Fall Harvest Fair.

Browse fine antiques from 50 international dealers and hear expert lecturers at The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, October 11-14.

SF’s longest running literary festival on October 11-20, Litquake brings light to great reads and the world of literature through a variety of venues, including churches, bookstores, and even popular bars.

Open Studios from October 13-November 11. Visit up to 800 emerging and established artists in their studios during SF Open Studios, and attend preview and tasting parties on weekdays.

Jet-set to Asia for this year’s Asian Street Market at SoMa StrEat Food Park on October 14.

Join the Commons Block Party on 3rd Thursdays, October 18 from 5 to 9pm at Civic Center Plaza. Enjoy a full bar serving wine, beer and craft cocktails, a rotating selection of street food.

A ticket to Botanicals and Brews Beer Garden on October 19 includes one craft beer and access to the Conservatory of Flowers (until 10:30 p.m.) and the Palm Terrace beer garden (until 11:30 p.m.).

San Francisco Fashion Week is back from October 20-28. Attend fashion shows, tours, expos, and parties during San Francisco Fashion Week at various venues.

The San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl, Crawloween is back and it’s bigger than ever! There will be Pub Crawls on October 26, 27 and 31.

Watch animals eat pumpkins, dance to music, bounce, walk on a haunted trail, make crafts, and join the 11 a.m. costume parade and contest during Boo at the Zoo at San Francisco Zoo, October 27-28.

Halloween Hoopla on October 28 features a costume parade, interactive performances, and games for kids under 10 and their adults at Yerba Buena Gardens.

Head to Yerba Buena Gardens Festival through October 28 for music concerts and dance performances.

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