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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.

Thursday, April 24

Ghost Parade Prog Rock Concert & Cocktails | SF
Thursday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Optical Underground
Ghost Parade Prog Rock Concert & Cocktails | SF

Optical Underground hosts a free concert night with Ghost Parade, a progressive, post-hardcore band from San Francisco.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and chocolate chip cookies from Melange. Entrance is free, but they hope you buy raffle tickets to support Dress for Success SF: 1 …

Friday, April 25

Hip Hop Concert w/ Pep Love of Hieroglyphics | Berkeley
Friday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | | Berkeley Public Library (South Branch)
Hip Hop Concert w/ Pep Love of Hieroglyphics | Berkeley

Enjoy a free positive hip-hop performance by Pep Love of the Hieroglyphics. This legendary Bay Area musical act will be joined by a DJ spinning and mixing tracks. Refreshments will be provided. This event is open to all ages with a special welcome to teens …

Saturday, April 26

2014 Opening Day: Free Sail Boat Rides | Treasure Island Sailing Center
Saturday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Sailing Center
2014 Opening Day: Free Sail Boat Rides | Treasure Island Sailing Center

Celebrate Opening Day on the Bay at the Treasure Island Sailing Center with free sailboat rides, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding, plus music, family activities and food.
2014 Opening Day & National Safe Boating Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 11 am to 4 pm
Treasure Island Sailing Center, …

2014 Union Square Fire Dancing Expo | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Union Square Fire Dancing Expo | SF

Enjoy a 90 minute fire dancing program featuring artists of all ages and skill levels as they wield a variety of flaming tools on this beautiful Union Square stage at the annual Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expo.
2014 Union Square Fire Dancing Expo
Saturday, April 26, 2014 …

Monday, April 28

2014 Super Duper Free Burger Day | SF
Monday, April 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bugers to the first 100 people in line at each Super Duper location.
| Super Duper (Castro)
2014 Super Duper Free Burger Day | SF

Super Duper – a yummy, sustainably-minded burger joint in SF and Mill Valley –  will offer free mini burgers on Monday, April 28, 2014 starting at 3pm. (Translation: four-ounce, all natural Niman Ranch beef patty with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and Super sauce on a toasted sesame bun.)
Get …

Saturday, May 3

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, May 3 – 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. All this ...

Sunday, May 4

2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa

For the 15th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for under the 2014 “Outer Space” theme. All ages are welcome, and space costumes are highly encouraged.
There …

Wednesday, May 7

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 7 – 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 ...

Sunday, May 11

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2014 | SF
Sunday, May 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2014 | SF

The Exploratorium will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11, 2014 by offering free admission to all visitors (not just for Mothers).

Sunday, May 18

Bay to Breakers 2014 | SF
Bay to Breakers 2014 | SF

Bring your costumed, your semi-naked and your beer (try to be discreet) and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric.”
The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San …

Sunday, May 25

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2014
Sunday, May 25 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2014

On Sunday, May 25th, the 2014 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, where …

Sunday, June 1

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, June 1 – 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 ...

Wednesday, June 4

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 4 – 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, June 7

Cultivate Festival 2014: Live Music, Chef Demos & Free Samples | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and beer is for purchase
| Hellman Hollow
Cultivate Festival 2014: Live Music, Chef Demos & Free Samples | Golden Gate Park

Like live music and (somewhat) affordable food? Then join 15,000+ in Golden Gate Park for a free one-day food, music and beer festival with cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, and a special Chipotle festival menu.
The 2014 musical …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, June 7 – 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. All this ...

Monday, June 30

Final Day: Free Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Scoop w/ Virgin America | SF
Monday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must present a Virgin America boarding pass for free ice cream.
| Humphry Slocombe (Mission)
Final Day: Free Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Scoop w/ Virgin America | SF

Flying Virgin America? Save that boarding pass and get yourself a free scoop of Humphry Slocombe’s ice cream at either of the outlet’s two San Francisco locations in the Ferry Building or in the Mission between March 4 and June 30, 2014. Just present your Virgin ...

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.