Can you believe that October is here? That means that pumpkin patch season is in full effect and it’s also a great time to plan your next family road trip. Scroll through to find some of our favorite weekend events.

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CuriOdyssey’s Autumn Nights Festival
Celebrate the spirit of Halloween every Friday and Saturday night in October at CuriOdyssey’s Autumn Nights, a glowing harvest festival for families! Dance to spooky music and explore a land of creepy and fun jack-o-lanterns. Meet animals up-close and see them enjoy Halloween-themed wildlife enrichment. Fri.-Sat. Event details

Zoppe Italian Family Circus Drive-In
The Zoppé Italian Family Circus welcomes guests into a classic drive-in style event for their 2020 performance. For 2020, Zoppé brings a show timely referred to as “The Show Must Go On”. This one-ring circus honors the best history of their 178 year old Old-World Italian tradition and stars Nino the Clown, along with many other thrilling acts. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo Are Open
Head to Lemos Farm this weekend for some autumnal fun! Advance-purchase admission tickets are required and available online. Purchase either a morning or afternoon pass. Pick your pumpkin, ride the train and meet the animals. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Aquarium of the Bay Is Reopening
PIER 39’s Aquarium will be opening with limited hours and timed tickets so purchase yours online before you go. Plan your visit today. Fri.-Sun. Event details

The Big Green Draw 2020: A Climate of Change
Enjoy The Big Green Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival, that celebrates Walt Disney’s contributions to visual arts and vision for a more sustainable earth. In conjunction with this year’s #ClimateOfChange theme, experience a unique animal drawing workshop led by a professional wildlife artist, listen to a story about preventing wildfires, create fun and sustainable crafts, and more. Sat. Event details

Check Out the Outdoor Exhibits
Visit the outdoor exhibits at the Oakland Aviation Museum and see planes take off from nearby Oakland Airport. Fri.-Sun. Event details

The de Young Is Open and Free
Continuing the popular Free Saturdays program, general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor museums will be free for residents of the nine Bay Area counties with a valid photo ID or postmarked envelope bearing their home address. Pre-purchased, timed tickets are required. Sat. Event details

Fort Mason Flix
Running six days a week through October 18, FORT MASON FLIX will feature an oversized, high definition LED Screen. Check out the schedule and reserve your tickets. Event details.

—Kate Loweth


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