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San Francisco… land of the free. Here’s just the free stuff in SF and the Bay Area. Keep your wallet in your pocket and enjoy!

Sunday, March 26

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon & After-Party | 2017
Sunday, March 26 – 6:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch and listen to music. There's a fee to race, of course.
| Golden Gate Park
Rock 'n' Roll San Francisco Half Marathon & After-Party | 2017

The Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon thunders through San Francisco and it will be preceded by a two-day free Running Expo. For two days at Moscone Center North, over 60 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information. The ...

Walk For Equality: Fight Silently For Our Rights | Palo Alto
Sunday, March 26 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE | Rinconada Park
Walk For Equality: Fight Silently For Our Rights | Palo Alto

The Feminist Majority is conducting rallies and fundraising walks in support of women’s equality, including the Equal Rights Amendment.
Without the ERA, women and girls must fight for their rights on a state-by-state and law-by-law basis. Your effort will help do the work needed to secure …

Southridge Church Grand Opening | San Jose
Sunday, March 26 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Southridge Church
Southridge Church Grand Opening | San Jose

Come check out the new church in South San Jose and enjoy a free food truck lunch with your friends and family on their Grand Opening services. Hear a life-changing message, uplifting music and meet some new friends. There will be bounce houses, snow cones, …

Susan Stryker on the Culture & History of Transgender Rights | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, March 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Susan Stryker on the Culture & History of Transgender Rights | Grace Cathedral

From the Boy Scouts reversing its policy of more than a century to accept transgender boys, to the Supreme Court declining to decide whether a transgender boy in Virginia could use the boys’ bathroom at his high school, transgender issues are front page news. Susan …

12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, March 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland

The 12th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 24 – Sunday, ...

Free Starbucks Coffee | March 24 – April 9
Free Starbucks Coffee | March 24 - April 9

During the Macy’s Flower Show, stop by Starbucks on Level 4 in Macy’s Union Square and show your Macy’s Flower Show brochure to receive a free tall drip coffee (one per customer, while supplies last). This promotion is subject to change or cancellation and is scheduled ...

2017 Macy’s Flower Show: Opening Day | Union Square
Sunday, March 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
2017 Macy's Flower Show: Opening Day | Union Square

The annual Macy’s Flower Show is a stunning celebration of flowers, food, art and music at Macy’s Union Square. For 2017 the theme is “Carnival.” 2017 Macy’s Flower Show March 26 – April 9, 2017 Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco FREE (An RSVP may be required for ...

Massive “Spring Equinox” Music Picnic & Dance Party: Sunset Season Opening | North Bay
Massive

Drawing from the spirit of the Jamaican sound system culture, Sunset Sound System has produced over 150 free outdoor dance parties from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and they’re celebrating 22 years of epic parties at the annual Season Opener at Stafford Lake …

Sunset Mercantile: Open Air Pop-Up Metropolis | SF
Sunday, March 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
Sunset Mercantile: Open Air Pop-Up Metropolis | SF

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect, be local and celebrate springtime in the Sunset at their Spring Mercantile.
The annual Sunset Mercantile is a festive pop-up open-air metropolis where you’ll peruse makers, crafters, food artisans, food trucks, beer and wine tasting.
They feature a variety of entertainment, children’s activities, shopping, and​ …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, March 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

Macy’s Flower Show: Behind-the-Scenes Tour | Union Square
Sunday, March 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Flower Show: Behind-the-Scenes Tour | Union Square

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Macy’s Flower Show and learn about the brilliant blooms and displays.
To reserve your space, please call (415) 954-6271 or email visitsanfrancisco@macys.com. Tours are complimentary and include a 10% Visitor’s Savings Pass.

Free Pint Day: Anchor Brewing’s “Blackberry Daze IPA” | The Yard
Sunday, March 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*First 50 guests receive Anchor swag and a free pint of Blackberry Daze IPA, $5 pints following
| Anchor Beer Garden at The Yard
Free Pint Day: Anchor Brewing's

Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, the Anchor Beer Garden at The Yard at Mission Rock will re-open for the season on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The Anchor Beer Garden will be open every Thursday through Sunday between noon and 7 pm as well ...

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. The Sunday Sampler is free and open to youth, teens, ...

Inaugural Beauty Bash: Shop Until You Drop | Pleasanton
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Fit Style
Inaugural Beauty Bash: Shop Until You Drop | Pleasanton

Women love shopping, beauty and fashion, so someone decided to combine all three and launch the Inaugural Beauty Bash.
Nine vendors will be on hand to show you the newest styles, colors, fashions and more.
This event is free to attend. Portion of the proceeds from sales will go …

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides aboard a fleet of keelboats and dinghies with Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. Please try to arrive early as possible – depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may ...

Story Time Crawl Along 24th St. | Word Week 2017
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th Street Noe Valley San Francisco
Story Time Crawl Along 24th St. | Word Week 2017

Ready for an adventure? Then, join the Story Time Crawl for a treasure hunt through downtown Noe Valley. Start by picking up your secret treasure map at any of the Story Time locations, follow the map to various themed story times, and collect a sticker …

The Life & Works of Stuart Timmons | SF Main Library
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
The Life & Works of Stuart Timmons | SF Main Library

Celebrate the life and work of renowned journalist, activist, historian, Radical Faery, and award-winning author The Trouble with Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement and co-author of Gay L.A.: A Histor of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians with readings and remembrances.

Irish-American Writer Salon: On Freedom | SF
Sunday, March 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Location sent upon RSVP.
| Secret Location (SF)
Irish-American Writer Salon: On Freedom | SF

You are cordially invited to the next Crossroads Salon, a forum for writers and artists who have Irish or Irish-American heritages or are interested in exploring Irish-American themes, as well as for readers and viewers who want to participate in this exploration. Participants are invited …

Getting To Know The Women In The World War II Home Front | SF
Sunday, March 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Visitor Center Theater
Getting To Know The Women In The World War II Home Front | SF

The World War II Home Front fundamentally transformed the industrial workforce and laid the groundwork for many subsequent social justice efforts, including the Civil Rights movement and second wave feminism. This slideshow will look at women workers in the Kaiser Richmond shipyards and explore some …

“Phonographic Memory”: Recollections Through Music | SF Main Library
Sunday, March 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library

Music is so important in people’s lives. Think of the many, many ways music has been a part of your experience, both shared and very personal. Come join Corey Bloom and fellow music lovers for talk of music and memories, Sunday, March 26th at 2 …