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Johnny is a self-described cheap-aholic who hunts down the free-er side of San Francisco. He loves street fairs, free concerts in the park, and anywhere that offers free food. Johnny has been featured on KQED's Forum, CBS's Eye on the Bay and is a contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, KFOG and KGO 810 AM. Johnny is the founder of FunCheapSF.com

Friday, June 30

Phototaxis: Free Friday Night at Conservatory of Flowers | Golden Gate Park Phototaxis: Free Friday Night at Conservatory of Flowers | Golden Gate Park

The folks at Illuminate kick off their tunnel meditations in Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory Valley with a bang, so the Conservatory of Flowers will be offering free admission for those with flowers in their hair Friday night from 6:30-8:30 at the Conservatory as Illuminate hosts its …

Saturday, July 1

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Win Tix: 18th Annual Oysterfest with Passion Pit | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: $20*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for discount purchase. Food and drinks for purchase
| Sharon Meadow
18th Annual Oysterfest with Passion Pit | Golden Gate ParkContest Ended

Oysters, the caviar of the sea (well actually caviar is the caviar of the sea)  but oysters are also quite fancy and delectable. Celebrate this slimy, succulent, seafood at the 18th annual Oysterfest in Golden Gate Park.
> Get $20 Tickets with exclusive code FUNCHEAP – Normally $40 …

Sunday, July 2

Stern Grove Festival’s Free Picnic Table Lottery | July 2 – Aug. 27 Stern Grove Festival's Free Picnic Table Lottery | July 2 - Aug. 27

Stern Grove is one of our favorite summer festivals. Completely free, outdoors and amazing concerts. The only problem? It can get PACKED! And to get a good spot on the lawn you have to show up really early and stake your space.
Festival staff will begin …

Tuesday, July 4

4th of July 2017 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Tuesday, July 4 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE
4th of July 2017 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket

If you’ve got a car in San Francisco you’re already paying a crapload in insurance, your dents have dents, you have to suffer through critical mass and people hating on you for ruining the planet.
And if that wasn’t enough… there’s the insanely complex, nearly impossible …

CANCELED: Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE

This event is not taking place due to the 4th of July holiday.

4th of July Unofficial Psychedelic Electric Parade | Golden Gate Park
Tuesday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
4th of July Unofficial Psychedelic Electric Parade | Golden Gate Park

This is a totally unofficial, probably not permitted but fun-as-hell sounding event for the 4th of July where the “Squirt Gun Mafia” encourage you to take inspiration of the nightly psychedelic light show at the Conservatory of Flowers and create your own lighted parade & …

Saturday, July 8

Sunday, July 16

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, July 16 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Wednesday, July 19

Sunday, July 23

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, July 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Tuesday, July 25

Saturday, July 29

Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3
Treasure Island Flea

Sunday, July 30

Tuesday, August 1

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, August 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Thursday, August 3

Music in the Park: Soul Superstar Brenton Woods | San Jose Music in the Park: Soul Superstar Brenton Woods | San Jose

Soul legend Brenton Wood brings his hits to Music in the Park. Beloved songs including “Gimme Little Sign” and “The Oogum Boogum Song” will have you wanting to grab your high-heeled boots and your hip-hugger suit. Opening acts are San Jose’s own Isaiah Pickett, with …

Saturday, August 5

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Sunday, August 6

Sunday, August 13

Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair

Saturday, August 19

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF

Get ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a …

Sunday, August 20

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, August 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Tuesday, August 22