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San FranFREEsco has joined up with FunCheap to help hunt down the most interesting free (and cheap) events in the Bay Area.

These events are hand-picked by Becca Bandit of San FranFREEsco, which shares with you all the best FREE or almost free events and happenings in the SF Bay Area including concerts, parties, open bars, free food, free events, art openings, free museum admission, fairs, festivals and more.

Friday, August 1

Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF
Friday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF

Join New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate for a live in-store performance and signing of their third album, Atlas (out now on Domino and available on LP & CD).
Atlas is a triumph of highly evocative, perceptive songwriting and graceful, precise musicianship. Atlas carefully refines, and …

Saturday, August 2

Circus Sideshow Potluck: Food & Performance Art Party| SF
Saturday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Fe Crossing
Circus Sideshow Potluck: Food & Performance Art Party| SF

Appetite Obscure presents Carnival: a potluck circus sideshow vaudevillian extraordinaire.
They’ve got beer from the New Normal brewery. They’ve got music, dancers, and jugglers. They’ve got the very finest in circus dining tableware and ambience, and at the center of it all is you, alive and …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

August 2, 2014: Headliner Butch Escobar (San Jose Improv)
Butch is a local favorite comedian, and a regular at all of the major clubs in the area. He has performed all over the country, headlining sold out shows.
The lineup also includes:

Kevin O’shea (SF Punch Line)
Dave Zugnogi
Josh …

Wednesday, August 6

Free Salted Caramel Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Salted Caramel Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Waffle Wednesday on August 5th at Capital One 360 Cafe will feature Salted Caramel Waffles.

Sunday, August 17

Final Day: “Corazón Under the Dome” 3D Light Show | Westfield Centre
Sunday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Final Day:

Corazón Under the Dome is a short, fun, animated 3D light spectacular that’s a celebration of the heart of San Francisco. Showcasing iconic San Francisco images and songs, this dazzling show rocks through the city’s history from the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love and ...

Saturday, August 23

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Saturday, August 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 20th Street Corridor
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF

Get ready for a delicious summer feast and dance party with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans including Flour + Water, Trick Dog, Central Kitchen, and more.

20th …

Sunday, August 24

Stern Grove Festival 2014 Finale: ’60s Rockers “The Zombies” | SF
Sunday, August 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2014 Finale: '60s Rockers

Legendary 60′s psychedelic rock group The Zombies close out the 77th Season.
San Francisco-based indie folk group Vetiver opens the show.

Wednesday, September 3

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Saturday, September 6

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

Sunday, September 14

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, September 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

Get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences during one of their quarterly free days.
The September 14, 2014 date is tentative so please check calacademy.org/visit/ prior to visiting to confirm.

Sunday, September 21

2014 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2014 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa

The 31st Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 400,000 people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair.
2014 Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 11 am …

Wednesday, October 1

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Friday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park

October 3rd through the 5th marks the 2014 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country: San Francisco’s own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 Three days, six stages – over 750,000 attendees and 90+ bands - Friday-Sunday, October ...

Saturday, October 4

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

Sunday, October 12

Exploratorium Free Day: Founder’s Day 2014 | SF
Sunday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Founder's Day 2014 | SF

The Exploratorium will celebrate their Founder’s Day on October 12, 2014 by offering free admission to the museum for all visitors.
This is the final free day for 2014.

Sunday, December 7

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

Get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences during one of their quarterly free days.
The December 7, 2014 date is tentative so please check calacademy.org/visit/ prior to visiting to confirm.