Home » Free Events

Free Events

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!

Saturday, May 26

2018 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Fremont
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Solar4America Ice at Fremont
2018 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Fremont

Come watch curlers from around the country as they compete on Memorial Day weekend in the annual Golden Gate Bonspiel at Solar4America Ice at Fremont from May 25-27, 2018. The 2018 event marks the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s 60th year. It has become an ...

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2018
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2018

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Nearly 200 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders on the famous Steamer Lane and Cowells over Memorial ...

RSVPs Open for June: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, May 26 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for June: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

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 than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

2018 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | Oakland
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2018 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | Oakland

Join the annual Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest in Jack London Square to enjoy the sun, learn to yo-yo, and be witness to some of the world’s best yo-yo players as they compete in the yo-yo championship. Over 100 of the top yo-yo competitors will gather to test ...

2018 Family Fun Festival: B-Boy Competition & Petting Zoo | Berkeley
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2018 Family Fun Festival: B-Boy Competition & Petting Zoo | Berkeley

The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets’ annual Family Fun Festival is “a whole day of free fun for the whole family” featuring games, contests, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages.
2018 Family Fun Festival
Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 10 am to 3 pm
Berkeley Farmers Market, MLK Jr …

San Francisco Carnaval 2018 | Mission
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval 2018 | Mission

The 2018 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 40th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. On May 26th and 27th, the Mission District will transform into an ...

Season Launch: Free Oakland Walking Tour | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Garden
Season Launch: Free Oakland Walking Tour | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Garden

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to Stoneridge Shopping Center on Saturday, May 26. Come say hello near Cheesecake Factory between 10 am-8 pm, and pick up some supercute treats & merch, while supplies last.

Family Fun Fest | Berkeley
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market
Family Fun Fest | Berkeley

Free, healthy, family fun in the park! Located right next to the weekly farmer’s market and with lots of activities for those small and big to enjoy.

Pan-Asian Arts Festival (May 26-27) | Orinda
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Orinda Library
Pan-Asian Arts Festival (May 26-27) | Orinda

The City of Orinda is hosting a Pan-Asian Arts Festival this Memorial Day weekend. The two-day celebration, part of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, is free of charge and features programs for all ages. All performances will be held at the Orinda Community Center and the …

Memorial Day BBQ with Mark Leno | Castro
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*From what we can tell, this event is free and open to the public
| Mark Leno Campaign Headquarters
Memorial Day BBQ with Mark Leno | Castro

Nothing demands patriotic spirit like a BBQ — and this Memorial Day Weekend, you’re invited to join #TeamLeno for a BBQ bash! Bring yourself and your friends; we’ll provide the food, fun times, and #TeamLenoSwag!

Point Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes
Point Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay

The epic and oh so very relaxed coastal beauty of Point Reyes—located 35 miles north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge—reveals yet another dimension to be appreciated when the ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, painters, printmakers, and other local artists who live and work there ...

“Puppy Mama” Meetup & Dog-Friendly Yappy Hour | Spark Social
Saturday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | SPARK Social SF
"Puppy Mama" Meetup & Dog-Friendly Yappy Hour | Spark Social

Calling all pups and paw-rents, Puppy Mama is hosting their first #YappyHour at SPARK on May 26th!
While the pups play and make some new furry friends, pawrents can grab delicious food from 10+ gourmet food trucks or hit up the Sip Bar for some ruff-reshing …

SF’s Huge Lowrider Car Show & Free Carnaval Concert | Mission
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| John O'Connell High School
SF's Huge Lowrider Car Show & Free Carnaval Concert | Mission

Join San Francisco LowRider Council for the 40th Anniversary Carnaval San Francisco on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
There will be a car show and concert featuring Malo, Tierra, and El Chicano at the 20th & Harrison Street. On Sunday, there will be a big lowrider contingent …

UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool | SoMa
Saturday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE admission | $28 Bottomless Sangria or Spanish Beer (11am - 2pm)
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool | SoMa

Don’t miss the thrill of Kiev! SoMa StrEat Food Park brings the UEFA Champions League final match up to San Francisco on Saturday, May 26th.
Who’s kicking grass this year?! Will Real Madrid remain the reigning champions? Will Liverpool seize the title after more than a …

“Ritch St. Block Party” Street Festival & Summer Jam | SF
Saturday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP on Eventbrite to enter raffle
| Victory Hall & Parlor
"Ritch St. Block Party" Street Festival & Summer Jam | SF

Get ready for a brand new good ol’ fashioned block party and festival in SoMa featuring a bunch of local businesses (District, 25 Lusk, Cento, Local Tap, Steep and more) teaming up to create a Summer Jam in the city.
They are creating an outdoor beer garden …

2018 Burger & Brew Fest | Fremont
2018 Burger & Brew Fest | Fremont

Celebrating the vibrant craft brew scene in Northern California, the Fourth Annual Fremont Burger & Brew Fest returns to Downtown Fremont on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 11 am to 5:00 pm.
The day-long festival will feature sampling from Bay Area craft breweries, mouthwatering burgers and …

Peet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF
Peet's Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF

Like wine, there are so many varieties of coffee that tasting them all can be somewhat overwhelming. Guided Tastings allow you to experience the flavor characteristics of a particular coffee and compare it to another coffee from the same or different growing region or processing ...

UEFA Champions League Final: 10 Big Screen TVs & Bottomless Drinks | SoMa
Saturday, May 26 – 11:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP on Facebook. Bottomless Sangria is $20
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
UEFA Champions League Final: 10 Big Screen TVs & Bottomless Drinks | SoMa

Join SoMa StrEat Food Park this Saturday, May 26th, for the Champions League Final Match Watch Party.
This year, it’s Real Madrid vs. Liverpool Catch every second of the action on huge TVs with game-day food trucks and bottomless sangria and Spanish Beer from the bar.
Champions League …

Pillowcase’palooza: Volunteer Sewing Event | SF
Saturday, May 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sips N Sews
Pillowcase'palooza: Volunteer Sewing Event | SF

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…
This event is free and open to the public.
is hosting
a sewing EVENT at
Sips N Sews
1167 Sutter Street, SF (cross Polk Street)
415-814-2036
12:00 pm- 4:00 pm
We will be making pillowcases for boys and girls in the City of San Francisco’s Foster Care Program.
Our goal is 250 …