Aren’t you just loving the dip in temps? Fall is here and this weekend is full of fun. Fleet Week takes over San Francisco’s waterfront while vintage autos roll into Alameda and it’s all about the horse in Woodside. Gear up!

Editor’s note: Please call ahead before you visit any event this weekend to ensure that they haven’t been cancelled due to the power outage. 

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San Francisco

San Francisco Fleet Week
See air shows, take ship tours and watch the Parade of Ships at this epic celebration of patriotism. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Warriors HOOPTOPIA allows for fans to reimagine ballin’ moments from the past and present, ranging from the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, draining 3-pointers to Jason Richardson’s impressive slam dunks to its six NBA Championships. At Warriors Hooptopia, guests can experience the life of a Warrior through every stage of a player’s career, beginning with their pre-draft workouts, continuing with their introductory press conferences and concluding with championship celebrations with celebratory streamers. Fri.-Sun. Event details

East Bay

26th Annual Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show
More than 400 classic vehicles will be on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district. The one-day event is fun for the entire family and free to attend. Classic cars of every description will line up along Park Street between Encinal Ave. and Buena Vista Ave.—antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars and much more. Sat. Event details.

No Spectators: the Art of Burning Man
Marvel at the spectacular artwork and large-scale installations from one of the most widely-celebrated cultural events in the world when No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man takes over OMCA. Each year the weeklong Burning Man event attracts over 70,000 people to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Participants create and build Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis where experimental art installations—some ritually burned to the ground—are the centerpiece for innovators, makers, and a burgeoning artistic community. The exhibition will illuminate the values of Burning Man through its guiding Ten Principles: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-reliance, Radical Self-expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


Zoppe Family Circus
The Zoppé Italian Family Circus welcomes guests into an authentic one-ring circus tent. For 2019, Zoppé brings a special show honoring women—La Nonna (Grandmother in Italian). This one-ring circus honors the best history of the old-world Italian tradition and stars Nino the Clown, along with many other thrilling, mostly women-based acts. Fri.-Sun. Event details

2019 Grand National Rodeo
The Grand National Rodeo comes galloping back to the Bay Area highlighting the Western traditions of our region. Come experience everything the Grand National has to offer from western-style “Moo-tique” shopping to the brand new agriculture exhibit on the future of farming. Fri.-Sat. Event details

South Bay

Day on the Bay
Supervisor Dave Cortese and the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up once again for this fun-filled festival along the South Bay shores of Alviso. The day includes: resource fair focused on health, free pumpkins for kids, two stages of entertainment, free kayak rides, Cortese Zucchini Car Derby and bike to the Bay. Sun. Event details

North Bay

Pumpkin Nights
Pumpkin Nights was founded in 2016 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds with a mission to showcase local artists and celebrate this magical time of year without the gore and scares. Guests are transported to an enchanted world with dazzling, multi-sensory Halloween displays and seven Pumpkin Lands created with more than 3,000 artistically hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. There’s also a fire show, an outdoor movie screening, a bounce house for the little ones, a variety of treats and drinks, and more at Pumpkin Central. Fri.-Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth