San Francisco Calendar

San Francisco CalendarSan Francisco is super spendy to live in, but there’s always a ton of fun, free & cheap things to do… if you know where to look. Here’s our calendar of upcoming fun, yet affordable, events.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket

If you’ve got better things to do than be with your family on Thanksgiving Day 2014 and need a car to run those errands, you’ll pretty much have free reign while parking anywhere more...

8:00 amTurkey Trail Trot 2014 | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free to watch the crazy race, but registration to participate is closed.
All DayVolunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide   FREE
1:00 pmThanksgiving Day Guided Walking Tour | Japanese Tea Garden   $5*
*$5 admission to the tea garden is required.
7:00 pm2014 Harvey Milk & Moscone Candlelight Vigil & March | Castro   FREE
9:00 pmTurkey-Topia Thanksgiving Night Bingo & Karaoke Party | The Knockout   FREE
9:00 pmGlamsgiving DJ Night: ’70s Glam, Bubblegum & Protopunk | Make-Out Room   FREE

Friday, November 28, 2014

$8 Giants Tickets for 2015 | (Orange &) Black Friday Sale

Super cheap Giants tickets are going on sale super early on Black Friday (well, since it’s the Giants, it’s “Orange & Black Friday“). You can buy tickets through June 2015 with many midweek more...

All DayCalorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 9 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
All DayBlack Friday Deals & Events in Union Square | SF   FREE
All DayBuy Nothing Day | 2014   FREE
12:00 pmWin Tix: Black Friday Wine Tasting Adventure | Treasure Island   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $10 with discount code FUNCHEAPSF.
4:00 pmGhirardelli Square 50th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit | 2014   FREE
5:00 pmWinter Walk SF Opening: Light Projections & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square   FREE
6:00 pm2014 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Walken Situation: Christopher Walken Art Tribute Exhibit | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $10 - $15 presales
8:30 pmWin Tix: I the Mighty: Soaring Melodies & Intricate Guitarwork | Rickshaw Stop   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $12-14
8:30 pmWin Tix: ArnoCorps: Action-Adventure Hardcore Rock ‘n Roll | Slim’s   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
All DayFree Black Friday Treats: The Chairman Lunch & Peet’s Coffee | SF   FREE

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Carousel Lighting & Free Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, November 29 | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested, and donations are appreciated.
| Children's Creativity Museum

Put a new spin on a classic holiday tradition this winter as the Children’s Creativity Museum lights up the Bay Area’s oldest and most beloved carousel in Yerba Buena Gardens from more...

All DayGuided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 15 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
All DaySnowvember: 10 Tons of Snow at the Treasure Island Flea   $3
10:00 amFree Peet’s Coffee Day at Capital 360 Cafe | SF   FREE
10:00 amSurfrider Morning Clean-Up & Coffee | Baker Beach   FREE
11:00 amThe Fairmont’s 22-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF   FREE
All Day2014 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors & DIY Stations | SF   FREE
11:00 amWin Tix: Artisan Wine Tasting & Pairing Market | Treasure Island   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets from FuncheapSF, or get tickets for $10 ($5 discount) with discount code FUNCHEAPSF.
All DaySmall Business Saturday 2014 | Free $30 AMEX Credit to Shop Local   FREE*
*Free $10 credit if you spend $10 at any of the local participating businesses, only if you enroll your personal American Express card in the Small Business Saturday program.
2:00 pmFinal “NaNoWriMo 2014″ Write-In at the Library | South SF   FREE
6:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | SF   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
9:00 pmTriple Threat DJs Culture Clash Victory Bash & Open Bar | Mighty   FREE*
*Free before 11:30 pm with an RSVP required.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 9 Free Tours
Sunday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
| All Over San Francisco

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full more...

All DaySnowvember: 10 Tons of Snow at the Treasure Island Flea   $3
All Day2014 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors & DIY Stations | SF   FREE
All Day“Different Fur” Holiday Party: Live Music & DJs | The Chapel   FREE
2:00 pm2014 World AIDS Day: Multimedia Extravaganza in 3 Acts | SF   FREE
6:00 pmThanksgiving Sunday Waterfront Sky Candle Memorial | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, December 1, 2014

Free Treat Day: Peet's, Chocolate Tacos & Waffles | SF
Monday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café

Capital One 360 Cafe in downtown San Francisco is hosting having a three-day event for Black Friday and they’ll be giving away some delicious treats and free Peet’s every day. Check out more...

All DayFree Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayFree VIP Lounge & Snacks for Chase United Card Holders | Westfield SF   FREE*
*Free only if you have a Chase United credit card.
4:30 pm2014 Downtown Snow Fall | SF   FREE
5:30 pm2014 World AIDS Day Reflection, Connection & Dancing | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
6:00 pmFree Slackline Yoga Class: Focus, Balance & Strength | SF   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBeatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Monday Jazz Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 2 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th more...