BARTable This Weekend: September 24-26

The historic ships of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park with Aquatic Park in the foreground. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.
It's the weekend and we have lots of new adventures for you to take. Go to a free national park within reach of transit, enjoy a day at a museum, spend some time at one of the Bay Area's best local markets, or attend the return of one of California's largest outdoor events scaled down just slightly this year. And don't forget this is the final weekend for 50% off all fares with Clipper!
Editor's Note: Please wear a mask and keep a physical distance of at least six feet while riding the trains or at an in-person event. Before you travel on BART, use our Trip Planner to get estimated arrival and departure times. Learn what to expect when you return to BART here.
Take BART + AC Transit to reach Robert W. Crown Memorial Beach in Alameda. Photo courtesy of AC Transit.
Last week, we brought you 6 places in the East Bay to take advantage of Transit Month deals. This week, we have 6 more great places to enjoy. BART and AC Transit are partnering up to welcome back riders with deals of their own: BART is offering 50% off fares on Clipper, and AC Transit is providing Fare-Free Fridays. When combined, East Bay riders can save a lot of money when taking public transit this month!
Head to the Ferry Building in San Francisco for the last Friday of free live music from 3-6pm on the Back Plaza. Grab your favorite refreshments from inside the building and enjoy the outdoor dining area with picture perfect bay views. On Sept. 24, enjoy music from Eli & the Approach. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk five minutes to the Ferry Building.
Bay Area Walls at SFMOMA | Montgomery St
SFMOMA presents a series of commissions by local artists that actively engage with pressing issues of our time. Many of 2020’s inaugural projects delved into the consequences of a year of social isolation and unrest, polarizing news, racial injustice, and economic crisis, all against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now ongoing, the program is designed to support local artists who are keenly attuned to our current moment. Reserved timed tickets start at $19 and can be ordered online. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk three minutes to the museum entrance at 151 Third St.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Photo courtesy of Peter Bennett.
Sure, you've heard of Muir Woods and Golden Gate Park, but did you know there's another national park in the Bay Area on the shore in Fisherman's Wharf? San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is normally $15 to experience, but on Saturday for National Public Lands Day, you can visit the park for free! Climb aboard a fleet of historic vessels moored at Hyde Street Pier and check out The Visitor Center featuring information and award-winning exhibits. See our guides on how to take BART plus the cable car or your bike to get there.
SF’s Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue is closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant walkway every weekend (11am-5pm). Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and a cultural shopping experience. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk four minutes to the Grant Avenue Chinatown entrance.
Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism at OMCA | Lake Merritt

This multidisciplinary exhibition brings together art, music, literature, film, and more that express a present and future where Black voices are centered. Mothership will continue OMCA’s commitment to elevating stories and ideas that inspire a more expansive future by exploring the ways Afrofuturism re-envisions the past and imagines new possibilities. The exhibition is now open 11am-5pm at the Oakland Museum of CA. Reserved general admission tickets start at $12. Take BART to Lake Merritt and walk two minutes to 1000 Oak St.
Come out and join the good food and fun every Saturday! For over 20 years, the farmers market in Hayward has been the place for the local community to get their fill of fresh, healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Hayward Market features over 35 farmers, food purveyors, and artisans selling their produce and goods. Market runs from 9am-1pm. Take BART to Hayward and walk three minutes to the market on Watkins between B and C Streets.
SoMa Outdoor Comedy | Montgomery St
The Setup and Don't Tell Comedy are combining forces to give you the best live outdoor comedy experience in San Francisco! Two shows every Saturday, 7pm and 8:45pm. Experience the top performers in San Francisco as well as traveling headliners from Los Angeles showcasing their funniest material. With two of the largest comedy forces in San Francisco collaborating, this will be an epic series that is not to be missed. Comedians from CONAN, America's Got Talent, and HBO are sure to leave you with a night to remember. Tickets start at $30. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk five minutes to the Gasser Garden at 176 2nd St.
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, and artisan and prepared foods. Some of San Francisco’s best chefs, and most famous farmers, can be seen at the market that is known as one of the top markets in the country. While you’re there, pop inside the Ferry Building to grab a coffee at Blue Bottle and a tidbit to go with it at one of the resident vendors – you won’t be sorry you did! Take BART to Embarcadero and walk five minutes to the Ferry Building.
The Walnut Creek Farmer's Market happens every Sunday and is a quick hop from BART. Photos courtesy of Walnut Creek Farmer's Market.
With the market’s mission to support the development of local and sustainable farming, this is the place where the community goes to show their love to the farmers, family-owned food producers and artisans that live and work where we live and work. Open every Sunday from 9am-1pm year-round, you will find fresh flowers, local honey, farm fresh produce, coffee, baked goods, and more. Grab what you need for the week, snag a snack and a coffee and enjoy some local entertainment. Take BART to Walnut Creek and walk three minutes to the market on Locust St.
Folsom Street Presents: MEGAHOOD2021 | Civic Center/UN Plaza
The first Folsom Street Fair in 1984 was called MEGAHOOD, which put an insistence on a place for everyone. This year, things will look a little bit different, but it's still all about community. Folsom Street can’t wait to see you, in your mask, from just far enough away to be absolutely tantalizing. The stages will be amazing, the exhibitors will be spicy, and the community will be together. The event runs from 11am-6pm. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk 12 minutes to Folsom and 12th Streets.
Football fans headed to Sunday's 5:20pm 49ers game against the Green Bay Packers can avoid traffic headaches by taking BART and VTA instead and get a steep discount on their fares. BART is offering 50% all Clipper fares this month while VTA is offering free fares on its light rail in September. 
Fog City Flea is excited to be part of your visit to SF's historic Ferry Building. Every Sunday from 10am-5pm, this curated market of makers and merchants from San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond offer their very best in handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings, and well-edited vintage. The event is in Suite 37 (the old Sur La Table space) and is free. Take BART to Embarcadero and walk five minutes to the Ferry Building.
San Jose Berryessa Flea Market | Berryessa/North San José
The San Jose Berryessa Flea Market is steps from our Berryessa/North San José station. The Flea Market is a not-to-be-missed San Jose tradition where "one person's junk is another person's treasure." With over 120 acres of shopping, activities, and food vendors, there's bound to be fun around every corner. The market is currently open from Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 8am-5pm. Walk-in admission is $2-3 depending on which day you go, and the entrance is located near Garden at the Flea and the East Lot.
Heart of the City Farmers' Market | Civic Center/UN Plaza
This farmers' market is a uniquely independent, farmer operated, non-profit farmers' market located year-round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza. An iconic and beloved community resource, the market supports and sustains small farmers and makes fresh food accessible for all. The market is open every Sunday from 7am to 5pm and on Wednesdays from 7:30am to 5:30pm – rain or shine. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk three minutes to UN Plaza/Civic Center.

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