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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.

Sunday, May 29

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016
Sunday, May 29 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016

On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission Street down to 17th Street, …

Wednesday, June 1

Free “Toasted Coconut” Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free

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, June 3

Free Krispy Kreme Day 2016 | National Doughnut Day
Friday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Krispy Kreme (Daly City)
Free Krispy Kreme Day 2016 | National Doughnut Day

Friday, June 3, 2016 is National Doughnut Day, supposedly a real holiday created in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor volunteers who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.
In celebration, Krispy Kreme is offering a free donut of any variety today at all participating stores …

Sunday, June 5

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, June 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest all under a living roof. The Academy hosts four free ...

Sunday, June 19

Stern Grove Festival 2016 Kick-Off: Janelle Monáe | SF
Sunday, June 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2016 Kick-Off: Janelle Monáe | SF

To celebrate opening day of the 79th Season, Stern Grove Festival presents The Big Picnic starring stylish and soulful Grammy-nominated singer  Janelle Monáe. Local soul and funk band Midtown Social open.

Sunday, June 26

2016 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 26 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2016 San Francisco Pride Parade

Art meets politics in a fleet of floats, vehicles, and marchers along Market Street during the San Francisco Pride Parade, one the nation’s largest LGBT events, starting at 10:30 am on Pride Sunday.
Bring a rainbow flag and come cheer on dykes on bikes, bears in straps, trannies in gowns, and …

2016 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2016 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

On Pride Sunday, SF Pride will once again offer exciting, up-and-coming cutting edge talent, world renowned performers, and the best of local entertainment from the Bay Area.

Saturday, August 20

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Saturday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*General admission is free and open to the public.
| 20th Street Corridor
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF

Get ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, 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 and a cooking …

Sunday, September 25

2016 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2016 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa

The 33rd 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.
2016 Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 11 am …

Friday, September 30

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Saturday, October 1

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Sunday, October 2

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...