At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we’re looking forward to the beautiful fall season and the many activities to enjoy during the next few months. Our staff members want to share some of our favorite destinations so you can take advantage of all our area has to offer. Please note that event details may change due to evolving COVID restrictions. Please check each event page prior to attending for updated information.

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Flower Piano Event

With its 55 acres of landscape and open spaces featuring over 8,000 different types of plants from around the world, the San Francisco Botanical Garden is a treasure any time of year. The Flower Piano event, held September 17-21, creates a magic all its own, transforming the Garden into the city’s own alfresco concert hall where everyone is invited to play and listen. With 12 pianos placed throughout the gardens, visitors can enjoy scheduled professional performances, open play time for participants, and community partner performances.

Free Admission Days at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

As one of the largest modern and contemporary art museums in the United States, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art offers regularly scheduled free days and free evenings, including a free family day on September 12. Explore recently opened exhibits including Diana Markosian’s Santa Barbara, which highlights the nature of family and the American dream, and the Art of California Greater Than the Sum, featuring common objects that create unexpected artwork.

Chinatown’s Autumn Moon Festival

The 2021 Autumn Moon Festival is coming up September 11 and 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Grant Ave. between California and Broadway. With live cultural entertainment, food vendors, activities for kids, and more, this is a perfect opportunity to salute the harvest season.

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy nature at its best. Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is located in the heart of Napa Valley, not far from the community of Calistoga. The park contains a variety of trees, including Douglas-fir, tanoak, madrone, and coastal redwoods. There is also wildlife, like raccoons, squirrels, deer, foxes, bobcats and coyotes, and six different kinds of woodpeckers. Feel free to explore additional trails on your bike or while horseback riding.

Pumpkin Patches in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area has several places to go to pick pumpkins this October. From The Guardsmen Pumpkin Patch, which features carving contests accompanied by live music, to Arata’s Pumpkin Farm, which includes a two-acre labyrinth hay maze, you’ll be sure to find a spot that will get you into the Halloween spirit.

We hope we’ve given you some great ideas on how to get out and enjoy this fall season! At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we’re always here for you and your families in El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond. Feel free to contact us in your time of need.