This weekend, arts and culture enthusiasts have their pick of great events all along the Capitol Corridor route, from Sacramento to San Francisco and San Jose.
Urban Epicurean Festival: 11/7-11/8, San Francisco
Celebrate fall San Francisco style at the Urban Epicurean Festival, featuring unique art and handmade goods, artisanal food, and local wine and beer, in addition to interactive workshops on urban beekeeping, home brewing, flower arranging, and more. Head to Fort Mason on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 6:30pm for this admission-free, family-friendly event. To get there, take the Capitol Corridor train and dedicated bus to the Pier 39 stop (Saturday only; no service on Sunday due to the Veterans Day Parade) or the Hyatt/Financial District stop, from which you can walk or take public transit. You can also take Capitol Corridor to the Richmond or Oakland Coliseum stations and connect to a San Francisco BART train. For walking routes and transit options, check out Google Maps.
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend: 11/7-11/8, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Sacramento
Check out the museum scene in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Sacramento for Bank of America Free Museum Weekend. During the first weekend of each month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit card users get free admission to six museums in the Bay Area and two in Sacramento. Participating museums include the Legion of Honor, de Young Museum, and Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, the San Jose Museum of Art and the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, and the Crocker Art Museum and California Museum in Sacramento. To plan your trip to one of these great museums, visit our website. Some of these venues may not be in walking distance of the train station, so check out Google Maps for connecting public transit options.
Sacramento Arts Festival: 11/6 -11/8, Sacramento
Considered to be the premier arts and craft show in the Central Valley and one of America’s top art festivals, the Sacramento Arts Festival is not to be missed. Now in its 18th year, the festival will feature 225 of the nation’s best contemporary artists and craftsmen, who have created over 15,000 works for display and sale. The event will include live entertainment by jazz and blues groups along with food and drink. The festival will take place from 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday at the Sacramento Convention Center. To get there, take the train to the Sacramento station, and then walk or take public transit. For walking routes and transit options, check out Google Maps.