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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, June 24

“Summer Sessions” First Dibs | Hayes Valley
Saturday, June 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Bring money for other purchases.
| Timbuk2 (Hayes Valley)

Come and celebrate summer, the right way. Join them for burgers, brats, bikes, beers, and shopping for great deals, before you can get them anywhere else.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Immigrant Resource Fair | Mountain View
Saturday, June 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Immigrant Resource Fair | Mountain View

Visit with local organizations about resources that serve the unique needs of immigrants –such as employment assistance, ESL instruction, citizenship resources, & more.

San Francisco’s 241st Birthday Celebration | Presidio
Saturday, June 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
San Francisco's 241st Birthday Celebration | Presidio

Descendants of the original founding families of the Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition (1775-76) return to the Presidio to recognize the journey of their forefathers and the founding of El Presidio de San Francisco.
San Francisco’s 241st Birthday Celebration
Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 10:30 am to …

Pride Celebration: Drag Queen Story Hour & Community Potluck | Oakland
Saturday, June 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Dimond Park Recreation Center
Pride Celebration: Drag Queen Story Hour & Community Potluck | Oakland

Celebrate Pride weekend at the Oakland debut of Drag Queen Story Hour, with face painting, cookies – and stories and songs led by Black Benatar. Black Benatar thinks kids are the best and loves reading books to them that celebrate LGBTQ and multicultural families and identities.
Drag …

2017 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Saturday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2017 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda

Take to the waters to celebrate the annual Summer Sailstice featuring free sailboat rides, a Boat Building Contest, exhibits, seminars, live music and more.
Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sailing. Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, …

Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara
Saturday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Central Park (Santa Clara)
Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara

Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Association as the second largest BBQ championship on the West Coast, the Silicon Valley BBQ Championship is back for another year. 6th Annual Silicon Valley BBQ Championships June 23-24, 2017 – Friday | 4-10 pm – Saturday | 11 am to 8 pm Central Park, ...

2017 Patchwork: Spring Indie Art & Craft Festival | Oakland
Saturday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square Pavilion
2017 Patchwork: Spring Indie Art & Craft Festival | Oakland

Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music in Oakland’s Jack London Square from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
Vendors are …

2017 International Parkour Jam: Urban Ninjas in Bunkers | East Bay
Saturday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
2017 International Parkour Jam: Urban Ninjas in Bunkers | East Bay

If you see a bunch of Jackie Chan wannabes this weekend performing amazing stunt-man like tricks you’ve probably stumbled upon the annual SF Parkour International Jam. The free three-day event brings together parkour enthusiasts and freerunners (known as “traceurs”) from all over the Bay Area to perform like ...

Creative Family Fun Craft Making: A-maize-ing Corn Husk Dolls | The Presidio
Saturday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun Craft Making: A-maize-ing Corn Husk Dolls | The Presidio

Travel back in time and learn how to make a corn husk doll, just as the Spanish colonist children at El Presidio did.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Lady Chatterley’s Free Summer of Love Soiree: Cannabis, Women & Sensuality | SF
Saturday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Secret Location (SF)
Lady Chatterley's Free Summer of Love Soiree: Cannabis, Women & Sensuality | SF

Join them for another fascinating, relaxed and free mid-day party for women and friends who are intrigued by new cannabis products. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Summer of Love, this time around their event will have a groovy focus on cannabis, women, and …

“Bouquet Market” Outdoor Flea Market | Berkeley
Saturday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rejuvenation

Happening in the heart of Berkeley’s Fourth Street shopping district, Bouquet Market is the embodiment of an outdoor flea market with the curation of a local makers’ market. Think curated, epic vintage shopping and locally handmade apparel, jewelry, home goods, furniture, accessories and art for …

Pride Kick Off: Free “Get Down” Workout, Fashion Show & DJs | SOMA
Saturday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Pride Kick Off: Free

Kick off your Pride weekend the right way with the help of local food trucks, live DJs, and veteran Bay Area dance & fitness talent. The Get Down team is taking over the SoMa StrEatfood Park to bring you the triple threat — beats, eats, and …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 24 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal ...

2017 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center
Saturday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2017 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center

The whole city comes alive in a rainbow burst of excitement at the 2017 San Francisco Pride Celebration. 47th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm – Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm – ...

“Circus Bella” Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, June 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Circus Bella, San Francisco’s favorite one-ring circus, returns with an entirely new production conceived and directed by Bella-founder Abigail Munn and Artistic Director Joel Baker, with the talents of Juggling Director, Judy Finelli.
Set to original music by the ingenious composer/accordionist Rob Reich, who leads the …

Free “Salt & Straw” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, June 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
As head ice cream maker for Salt & Straw Portland, LA, and now San Francisco, and the Wiz Bang Bar in Portland’s Pine Street Market, Tyler Malek …

Spices of the Tropics For Your Next Culinary Adventure | SF
Saturday, June 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Spices of the Tropics For Your Next Culinary Adventure | SF

Culinary experts from San Francisco’s Spice Ace will explore the diversity of spices from the tropics such as vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
Spice Ace’s Master Blender will inspire new recipes and mixes for your next culinary adventure. Drop by anytime that afternoon to learn …

Facebook Festival: Summer Food, Live Music & Bay Area Fanfest | Menlo Park
Saturday, June 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook Festival: Summer Food, Live Music & Bay Area Fanfest | Menlo Park

Join them for a culinary celebration of summer with global food & drink pairings, sports & recreational activities, live music, culinary demos, family entertainment & more.
What to expect:

Bay Area Fanfest – Bay Area professional & collegiate sports teams host activities for fans of all ages. Showcase your …

Major League Quidditch: San Francisco Argonauts vs. Phoenix Sol | San Jose
Saturday, June 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Backesto Park
Major League Quidditch: San Francisco Argonauts vs. Phoenix Sol | San Jose

Don’t miss out San Jose’s first Major League Quidditch series on Saturday, June 24. Will San Francisco Argonauts or Phoenix Sol come out on top this season?
Free but an RSVP is required.

2017 Tacopocalypse Block Party | Jack London Square
Saturday, June 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2017 Tacopocalypse Block Party | Jack London Square

The Jack London Square Block Party series continues with Tacopocalypse on June 24th from noon-6 pm. Food vendors will be slinging tacos, craft beer and cider, and of course, it wouldn’t be a party without live music.
Come eat food and drink beer while you hang …