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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!

Friday, June 16

“Summer Sessions” Pedicab Confessions: Story-Telling Night | Mission
Friday, June 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Timbuk2 Shotwell Factory Store

Ever wondered about the craziest experience from your friendly pedicab operator? Join them for a night of story-telling from SF’s own Pedicab Operator Community. Drinks and laughs on them.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Picnic Flix: “The Secret Life of Pets” | Dublin
Friday, June 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emerald Glen Park
Picnic Flix:

Join the Dublin community for free outdoor movies at Emerald Glen Park. Movies start at approximately 8:30 pm, but attendees may arrive as early as 7 pm to snag the perfect spot. Consider making a day of it, and make use of the park’s basketball courts, ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, June 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, June 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland
Friday, June 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to soupcomedyRSVP@gmail.com is required. Doors open at ...

Free Movies in the Park: Pete’s Dragon | Oakland
Friday, June 16 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Pete's Dragon | Oakland

Movies in the Park is back with family friendly films in the park by the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland. Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Dress warm and bring a lawn chair and or blanket. You will want to ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Cha-Cha Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 16 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, June 16 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland

Sit in awe on the field as you watch Oakland A’s fireworks after six games in 2017. Following each fireworks game, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass to enjoy the dazzling sky high show.

Saturday, June 17

2017 North Beach Festival | Saturday
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2017 North Beach Festival | Saturday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2017 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous ...

2017 Corgi Con: 800+ Corgis, Stumpy Leg Races & Costume Contest | Ocean Beach
Saturday, June 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)
2017 Corgi Con: 800+ Corgis, Stumpy Leg Races & Costume Contest | Ocean Beach

The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) bringing together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco. Between Stairwell 21 and Fulton St from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, …

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

Free “Kraut Source” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, June 17 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free

Karen is a classically trained chef, certified nutritionist, culinary instructor, and author of Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes.
Thanks to her time at Bauman, Karen got hooked on fermenting and became fascinated with traditional fermentation crocks. It was her fascination with the simple but elegant …

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, June 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

2017 Presidio Kite Festival | SF
2017 Presidio Kite Festival | SF

Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite happening at the Presidio Main Parade Ground.
Presidio Kite Expo
Saturday, June 17, 2017 | Noon to 5 pm
Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF
FREE – RSVP on Eventbrite (Free kites are available on a first-come, …

2017 Japan Day Festival: Taiko, Bon Odori Dance & Market | Japantown
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Japan Day Festival: Taiko, Bon Odori Dance & Market | Japantown

Celebrate the cultural heritage of Japantown with a special 110th Year Performance from Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and Bay Area with Taiko, Japanese classical and folk dance, Japanese dolls, Okiya style shamisen music, and more.

2017 Japan Day Bon-Odori Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 1-5 pm
Japantown …

M.A.K.U SoundSystem’s Cumbia Grooves & Jazz | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, June 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
M.A.K.U SoundSystem's Cumbia Grooves & Jazz | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Founded in New York City seven years ago by Colombian-born guitarist/percussionist Camilo Rodriguez, M.A.K.U SoundSystem is an eight-piece band that distills cumbia grooves and jazz improvisation, punk energy, psychedelia and folkloric Colombian cadences into a dance-floor shaking sound.
The self-described “immigrant band” is drawn mostly from …

Live in the Castro: The Sundance Saloon | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, June 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Sundance Saloon | Jane Warner Plaza

They’re doing it again. Enjoy another fun afternoon of outdoor dancing. Sundance Saloon returns to Jane Warner Plaza in the heart of the Castro district of San Francisco for some more two-steppin’ and line dancin’ fun.
This is a great opportunity to show off your diversity: …

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, June 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists.

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Saturday, June 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Branch Library
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF

Come join at the Park Branch Library, every 3rd Saturday of the month, for an afternoon of anime, manga, discussion, art, and lots of fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This club is for teens ages 12-18 years old.