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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.

Tuesday, July 7

Free Admission: 21st Annual “Sculpture in the Garden” | Walnut Creek
Tuesday, July 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ruth Bancroft Garden
Free Admission: 21st Annual

For one month every year, Walnut Creek’s Ruth Bancroft Garden, a spectacular dry garden featuring a unique display of succulents, cacti, and other drought-tolerant plants, transforms into an outdoor art gallery. Follow the meandering pathways to discover sculptures by local and regional artists. 
Enjoy free admission on Tuesday, …

Live at Lagunitas: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Dark Soul Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 7 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Dark Soul Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will ...

Thursday, July 16

Brains After Dark: Trivia, Beer & Snacks at the Library | Foster City
Thursday, July 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Foster City Library
Brains After Dark: Trivia, Beer & Snacks at the Library | Foster City

Do you know random factoids? Do you like beer? Do you like free beer? Come to the Foster City Library for the “Brains After Dark” Pub Night Trivia Contest from 6:30-8:30 pm on select Thursdays throughout the year. This is an after hours event and it’s only ...

Tuesday, July 21

Live at Lagunitas: Pokey LaFarge’s Country Jazz & Blues | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 21 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Pokey LaFarge's Country Jazz & Blues | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will ...

Saturday, August 1

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – 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 ...

Wednesday, August 5

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 5 – 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 ...

Tuesday, August 25

Live at Lagunitas: Charles Bradley Soul Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 25 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Charles Bradley Soul Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will ...

Monday, September 7

Live at Lagunitas Bluegrass Situation: Jamestown Revival | Petaluma
Monday, September 7 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas Bluegrass Situation: Jamestown Revival | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will ...

Monday, September 14

Live at Lagunitas: Experimental Rock Concert: Man Man | Petaluma
Monday, September 14 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Experimental Rock Concert: Man Man | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will ...

Thursday, September 17

Brains After Dark: Trivia, Beer & Snacks at the Library | Foster City
Thursday, September 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Foster City Library
Brains After Dark: Trivia, Beer & Snacks at the Library | Foster City

Do you know random factoids? Do you like beer? Do you like free beer? Come to the Foster City Library for the “Brains After Dark” Pub Night Trivia Contest from 6:30-8:30 pm on select Thursdays throughout the year. This is an after hours event and it’s only ...

Sunday, September 20

2015 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2015

If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 35th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The biggest single-day comedy event of the …

Sunday, September 27

Exploratorium Free Day: Engineering Day 2015 | Pier 15
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Engineering Day 2015 | Pier 15

Exploratorium invites you to a rare free community day (there’s only five a year) as they collaborate with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to celebrate Engineering Day/ Día de la Ingeniería from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Friday, October 2

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Friday | Golden Gate Park

October 2-4 marks the 2015 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country. Be one of 750,000+ at San Francisco original own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 Three days, seven stages, over 100 artists Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015 Hellman ...

Saturday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

October 2-4 marks the 2015 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country. Be one of 750,000+ at San Francisco original own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 Three days, seven stages, over 100 artists Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015 Hellman ...

Sunday, October 4

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

October 2-4 marks the 2015 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country. Be one of 750,000+ at San Francisco original own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 Three days, seven stages, over 100 artists Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015 Hellman ...

Sunday, October 11

Exploratorium Free Day: Founder’s Day 2015 | SF
Sunday, October 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Founder's Day 2015 | SF

The Exploratorium will celebrate their Founder’s Day on Sunday, October 11, 2015 by offering free admission to the museum for all visitors.

Sunday, December 6

Exploratorium Free Day: Winter Holiday | Pier 15
Sunday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Winter Holiday | Pier 15

Come visit the Exploratorium on December 6 (Winter HoliDay) when we open our doors to the public for free on Saturday, December 6, 2015.