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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, September 8

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...

The Fiddle Castros: Classical Revolution & Underground | Live in the Castro
Saturday, September 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Fiddle Castros: Classical Revolution & Underground | Live in the Castro

The Fiddle Castros are part of a long-standing group of musicians who form ensembles for various events throughout the Bay Area. As graduates of the San Francisco Conservatory, they started out busking in the Castro and became a well-loved entity at night on the weekends. …

Facebook Festivals: Facebook Fiesta‎ | Menlo Park
Saturday, September 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission and parking. Open to the public.
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook Festivals: Facebook Fiesta‎ | Menlo Park

Join Facebook for a celebration of Latin Food, Art, Music & Dance, Live Mexican, Salsa, Brazilian, Latin Urban & Pop Bands, Cultural Dance Troupes & Art Exhibits.
Facebook Festivals‎
Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 1 pm to 6 pm
Facebook HQ, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park
FREE
There will be free admission and free …

Sunday, September 9

Inner Sunset Flea 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from May to November 2018. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors. The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Western Addition
Sunday, September 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Western Addition
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Western Addition

Sunday Streets (March – October 2018) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

2012 X-Factor Finalist “Jason Brock” | Live! in the Castro
Sunday, September 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
2012 X-Factor Finalist "Jason Brock" | Live! in the Castro

Jason Brock (X-Factor Finalist and 3-Time Bay Area Reporter “Best Male Cabaret Performer” winner) returns to Live! in the Castro joined by SFSU Jazz Dept. Founder and esteemed composer/performer, Dee Spencer, on the piano.
Dianthe “Dee” Spencer is a Professor and Chair of Music in the …

Monday, September 10

Live at Lagunitas: Lauren Ruth Ward | Petaluma
Monday, September 10 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Lauren Ruth Ward | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Tuesday, September 11

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free The Front Bottoms Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free The Front Bottoms Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Wednesday, September 12

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

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 ...

Thursday, September 13

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Annie Sampson | Concord
Thursday, September 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts:  Annie Sampson | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. Market is from 4 pm-8 pm, Music 6:30 pm-8 pm from ...

Friday, September 14

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland
Friday, September 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Saturday, September 15

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Vintage Street Car Ride With Gypsy Jazz “Gaucho” | Live! In The Castro
Saturday, September 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Vintage Street Car Ride With Gypsy Jazz "Gaucho" | Live! In The Castro

It’s happening again.  Let’s meet in Jane Warner Plaza for live music (with Gaucho) and dancing then hop aboard the historic F-Market street car for a ride to the Orbit Room.
Vintage clothes, vintage streetcars, Gaucho’s gypsy jazz music and you. What could be better?

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown
Saturday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Sunday, September 16

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

2018 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2018 "Comedy Day in the Park" Free Festival | Golden Gate Park

If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 38th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The biggest single-day comedy event of the …

Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, September 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...