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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!

Saturday, August 26

37th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
37th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 37th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2017 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 26, 2017 ...

Creative Family Fun: Make Egg-Citing Critters | The Presidio
Saturday, August 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Egg-Citing Critters | The Presidio

The Presidio is full of exciting and interesting animals. Come to the Presidio Officers’ Club to create your own egg-citing critter and learn about all the different animals that call the Presidio home.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Dew NBA 3X Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Dew NBA 3X Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza

Dew NBA 3X is an elite 3×3 basketball competition infused with unique basketball lifestyle and entertainment elements. The competition in San Francisco will be on August 26 and 27, 2017. According to Facebook there’s free food and music, too. NBA 3X, the League’s global 3-on-3 ...

50th Anniversary Goethe Institut Open House: Poetry Slams & Beer Tastings | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Goethe-Institut San Francisco
50th Anniversary Goethe Institut Open House: Poetry Slams & Beer Tastings | SF

For 50 years, Goethe-Institut San Francisco has been celebrating German culture and language by organizing events in and around the Bay Area. On Saturday, August 26, the organization will commemorate the 50 year anniversary of being in San Francisco.
An entire day filled with music, poetry …

Hip Hop Dance, Yoga, & Nutrition Workshop | Corte Madera
Saturday, August 26 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Athleta (Corte Madera)
Hip Hop Dance, Yoga, & Nutrition Workshop | Corte Madera

This workshop will encompass sweat, stretches, and an attitude of gratitude toward our bodies so that you fuel to function and can dance all day. This workshop is aimed at youth, but all are welcome.
Class hosted by Professional Dancer, Yoga Instructor, Athlete and Body Therapist …

F*ckFest X: Outdoor Punk Festival by the Bay | SF
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Indiana & Tulare
F*ckFest X: Outdoor Punk Festival by the Bay | SF

This is the 10 year of this free off-the-radar punk festival that’s been put on in San Francisco after other F*ckFests have popped up in New Jersey, Colorado, and Los Angeles. Due to the erratic (some say combustible) nature of punk bands, the lineup will ebb-and-flow ...

3rd Annual “AugustFest” Beer Festival | 21st Amendment
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free but food and drinks are for purchase.
| 21st Amendment (San Leandro)
3rd Annual

With a 95,000 square foot brewery, world headquarters, and production facility (that used to be a Kelloggs Factory) in San Leandro, it was only a matter of time before 21st Amendment launched an annual beer fest worthy of Tony the Tiger and his frosted flakes. …

Poco Dolce’s 7th Annual Chocolate Tasting Week | SF
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Poco Dolce Chocolates
Poco Dolce's 7th Annual Chocolate Tasting Week | SF

Come join the 7th Annual Tasting Week from August 21 to 26, 2017. They are always testing out new flavors and recipes at Poco Dolce Chocolates & Confections. They are a local confections kitchen that specializing in handmade bittersweet chocolates. The 7th Annual Tasting Week ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Lukes Local | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Lukes Local | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Nick Rappoport is a Bay Area native who began his career as an apprentice under Chef Manuel Azevedo of La Salette Restaurant in Sonoma. An integral part …

Facebook County Fair 2017: Carnival & Amusement Rides | Menlo Park
Facebook County Fair 2017: Carnival & Amusement Rides | Menlo Park

Join Facebook for a fun day of amusement rides, farm animals, live bands, carnival games, family entertainment & much, much more.
Free admission. Free Parking. No tickets required for entry. Rides tickets sold onsite. 100% of ride proceeds will be donated to a local nonprofit.
What to …

Saturday Indie Rock Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Indie Rock Concert in the Park | McLaren Park

Rock out with four fantastic indie rock bands at this free Saturday afternoon concert in McLaren Park. The Bye Bye Blackbirds are a Funcheap favorite.

The Trip Wire Band
The American Professionals
Sweet Chariot
The Bye Bye Blackbirds – Torchbearers for harmony laden guitar pop in the 21st century, The …

Cocktails & Charity Fundraiser: Live Organic Rum Distillation & Spirits Tasting | Pacifica
Cocktails & Charity Fundraiser: Live Organic Rum Distillation & Spirits Tasting | Pacifica

The couple who owns the Tripp Distillery distills Organic Spirits by hand in their 220 gallon Copper Pot Still about 10 feet in front of their beautiful Redwood Bar where you can enjoy free spirit tastings & purchase craft cocktails and bottles if you like. …

Peace Festival: Live Performances, Free Food & Crafts | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buchanan Street Mall
Peace Festival: Live Performances, Free Food & Crafts | SF

The Peace Festival is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of the Buchanan Mall neighborhood, and a call to choose peace over violence.
The festival will feature live performances by local artists and motivational speakers, free food, health and wellness resources, career services, and a …

Paula West’s Eclectic Jazz Repertoire| Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Paula West's Eclectic Jazz Repertoire| Yerba Buena Gardens

San Francisco jazz singer Paula West possesses a strikingly beautiful voice, a full, velvety, caressing contralto. But it’s the expansive body of music she explores with her exquisite instrument that makes her one of the most consistently enthralling singers on the scene.
Whether West interprets Bob …

Bollywood Live Dancing | San Mateo
Saturday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Bollywood Live Dancing | San Mateo

Discover the rich dance artistry of India at Hillsdale Shopping Center on August 26. Enjoy a fusion of Bollywood, Bhangra, Hip-Hop and Contemporary high-energy performances by Dance Identity of Sunnyvale. Dancers adorned in colorful, ceremonial costumes will tell ancient stories through movement, music, mind, and …

Girl Gang Craft Fair & Market | Oakland
Saturday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Luckyduck Bicycle Cafe
Girl Gang Craft Fair & Market | Oakland

Come and shop for jewelry, ceramics, fine art, wearables from badass women makers and artists. Enter into an amazing raffle with prizes from the artists and Left Coast Power Yoga.
Even take some time for self care: get your tarot read and lay upon a heated …

Hike it UP: Balboa Park to BareBottle Brewery | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Balboa Park BART
Hike it UP: Balboa Park to BareBottle Brewery | SF

You will meet at Balboa Park Bart entrance on Geneva Avenue. From there you will trek over to the Cayuga Playground. One of the park’s most interesting features is the story of its retired and longtime gardener and local legend of sorts, Demetrio Braceros, who …

Burton Snowboards Backyard BBQ | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Burton Snowboards SF
Burton Snowboards Backyard BBQ | SF

Join them for another Burton Snowboards Backyard BBQ. They will be serving up free bbq eats, games, prizes, and more. They will also be offering an exclusive 20% off Daypacks to attendees.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour | South San Francisco
Saturday, August 26 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is recommended.
| Grand Avenue Library
Historic Downtown Walking Tour | South San Francisco

Join the South San Francisco Public Library on a tour of historic sites along Grand Avenue. The tour will begin at the Grand Avenue Library, a Carnegie building, with a presentation and refreshments.
As the tour starts, you will visit the hotel that housed the earliest …

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 26 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...