Sunday, July 15, 2018

7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods  FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door

Monday, July 16, 2018

Final Day: 2018 "Flower Piano" | Golden Gate Park
Monday, July 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for San Francisco Residents with proof of ID. $8 for regular entry.
| San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden‎ Sunset Piano, in partnership with San Francisco Botanical Garden, will once again bring over a dozen grand pianos to the spectacular 55 acre Botanical Garden in Golden Gate more...

8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:30 pm“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Live at Lagunitas: M. Ward | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 17 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

Caroline Davila Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show more...

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Tommy Castro & the Painkillers | Concord   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, July 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Old Bus Tavern

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  FREE
6:00 pmFree Latin Concert in the Park | Redwood City  FREE
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond   FREE
8:00 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF   $5*
*$5
9:00 pmFree Movies on the Beach: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” | Santa Cruz   FREE

Thursday, July 19, 2018

5:00 pmGame Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF  FREE*
*No cost to get in the door or play games. Food and Drinks will need to be purchased.
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys | Concord  FREE
7:00 pm“Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar  FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:45 pmMovies on the Square: “Wonder” | Redwood City  FREE

Friday, July 20, 2018

Free Beach Concert: Los Lonely Boys | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts more...

6:00 pmMusic on the Square: Santana Tribute | Redwood City  FREE
8:00 pmChillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmFandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley   FREE*
*Donations welcome
9:35 pmFree A’s Post-Game ’80s Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

"Splash Into Summer" Free Lake Merritt Boat Rental Day | Oakland
Saturday, July 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No experience necessary for most rentals except for sailboats. Rentals are for 1/2 hour.
| Lake Merritt Boating Center

John Martinez Pavliga via Flickr The Lake Merritt Boating Center invites you to Splash Into Summer 2018 with free boat rentals and an open house from 1-3 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2019. If past years more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio  FREE
1:00 pmKippy Marks: Live Music Performance | Live in the Castro   FREE
2:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF   FREE
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland   $10
8:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | SF   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Typically free before 10pm, $8 after (or $5 adv) - But some months they do change more depending on the event theme or if there's a live band
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP; otherwise it's $10

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Man Dance Company: LGBTQ Premier Ballet Group | Live! in the Castro
Sunday, July 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza

Man Dance Company is the first ballet company of its kind in America, and it prides itself on bringing audiences more than just the experience of great male dancing. Founded in San more...

1:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland  FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Symphony’s Free Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door

Monday, July 23, 2018

5:30 pmPopping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pmCase of the Mondays: Game Night & Free Comedy | Milk Bar  FREE*
*Donations accepted, based on what you can afford.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza more...

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Tia Carroll & Her Awesome Blues Band | Concord  FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
6:00 pmFree Blues Concert in the Park | Redwood City  FREE
9:00 pmFree Movies on the Beach: “Hairspray” | Santa Cruz  FREE

Thursday, July 26, 2018

5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF  FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF  FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Zepparella | Concord  FREE
7:30 pmI Wish I Was Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF  FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar  FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:45 pmMovies on the Square: “Wonder Woman” | Redwood City  FREE

Friday, July 27, 2018

Free Beach Concert: The Fixx | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts more...

5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass  FREE
6:00 pmMusic on the Square: Tribute to Journey | Redwood City  FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
7:00 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person at the end of the night.
11:59 pmDelta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2018   FREE

Saturday, July 28, 2018

RSVPs Open for August: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, July 28 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks

California State Parks To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more more...

All Day2018 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships   FREE*
*Free admission, but all day parking is $15 at the Golden Gate Fields w/ a free shuttle to the festival.
10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland   FREE*
*Tours are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended but not required.
10:00 amFree Guided Hike of San Bruno Mountain | Brisbane   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations encouraged but not required
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP; otherwise it's $10

Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

sparlingkite.com Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 33rd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, more...

All Day2018 “Up Your Alley Fair” & Fetish Street Festival | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
1:00 pmThe Klipptones: Jazz, Swing & Blues Dance Party | Live! in the Castro   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Ballet in the Park | Stern Grove Festival   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
2:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door

Monday, July 30, 2018

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Live at Lagunitas: Wild Child | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 31 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

Caroline Davila Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show more...

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Jr. DeVille Blues Band | Concord   FREE
7:30 pm“The Incendiaries” Book Novel Release | Green Apple Books   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Café

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
6:00 pmFree Rock ‘n Roll Concert in the Park | Redwood City   FREE
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
8:00 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF   $5
9:00 pmFree Movies on the Beach: “Jumanji (1995)” | Santa Cruz   FREE

Thursday, August 2, 2018

6:00 pmCastro Art Walk | First Thursdays  FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: James Clark Presents Elvis, Elton & Mick | Concord  FREE
8:30 pmMovies on the Square: “The Greatest Showman” | Redwood City  FREE

Friday, August 3, 2018

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, August 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a more...

6:00 pmMusic on the Square: Michael Jackson Tribute | Redwood City  FREE
6:30 pmFree Beach Concert: Y & T | Santa Cruz  FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Dog Surfing Championships | Pacifica
Saturday, August 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Entering your dog ranges from $10 to $25
| Linda Mar State Beach

Dale Hernandez, WDSC and TasteTV The Dog Surfing World Championships take place on the NorCal coast — where the concept for the sport originated with big thanks to the book that started it all more...

10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
1:00 pmLisa Gonick & The Damfino Players: Vintage Jazz Dance Party | Live in the Castro   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...

10:00 am$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California   FREE