5 Fun Fall Events in October in San Francisco Bay

If you live in the San Francisco Bay area or will be visiting in October, you’re in luck! There are plenty of great events in the area throughout the month of October. These activities are especially good ideas for date nights. Take a look at this list and choose a few favorites to attend!

Japan Film Festival of San Francisco
October 1st-7th

If you’re interested in film festivals or movies from around the world, this is the place for you to be. This film festival features Japanese movies, which include English subtitles. The main venue is the NEW PEOPLE Cinema, which is located in Japantown in San Francisco.

The actual festival begins on September 28th, so, if you’re in town a little earlier, you can catch a few extra films. Tickets are now available here.  You can also get a Festival Passport so that you can view all of the films here.

ArtWalk in Livermore
October 13th

This event is for the artsy couples out there. The ArtWalk features artwork from a total of 200 different artists. It’s completely free of charge, so you don’t have to worry about tickets. It takes place in all of the parks in downtown Livermore. The event runs from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM

In addition to artwork, you can listen to live music as you walk around. In the Bankhead Plaza, there will be cultural art performances from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM. For more information, check out thispage.

SF Shorts: San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
October 18-20

At the SF Shorts Festival, you can view a selection of international films. These films come from a total of 25 unique countries! Each film is less than 30 minutes long, so you’ll have time to catch a few of them. The films play in the evenings on the dates listed.

The location is the Roxie Theater, which is located near 16th Street and Mission BART. You can see more information and purchase tickets here.

Botanicals and Brews Beer Garden
October 19th

If you’re into craft beers, this is a great event for you to attend. It lasts from 6:30 PM until 11:30 PM on October 19th. You will get to enjoy the beauty of the tropical plants on display while sipping some of the best craft brews out there.

With the purchase of a ticket, you will get:

  • A craft beer
  • Access to the Conservatory of Flowers
  • Access to the Palm Terrace beer garden

To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.

San Francisco Halloween: Adult Trick ‘R Treating Pub Crawl
October 26-27 and October 31: 

Maybe you want to attend a Halloween event but aren’t interested in the traditional costume parties and hayrides. The San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl is a great choice! Though costumes are allowed, they are definitely not required. In addition to trying out the drinks at each of the bars, you can enjoy dancing.

You can check in at Mayes from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Each of the bars will be serving drink specials. A few of the many bars included are:

  • Mayes
  • McTeagues
  • Lush Lounge
  • Blur
  • Bitters
  • Vertigo

For more information, this Facebook page is the spot to check.