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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.

Monday, August 29

Live at Lagunitas: Charles Bradley’s Funk & Soul | Petaluma
Monday, August 29 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Charles Bradley's Funk & Soul | 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 for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Tuesday, August 30

Four Barrel’s 8th Birthday: $1 Coffee Day & Petting Zoo | SF
Tuesday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for coffee
| Four Barrel Coffee
Four Barrel's 8th Birthday: $1 Coffee Day & Petting Zoo | SF

It’s time to toast to one of the city’s best roasts at Four Barrel Coffee’s 8th Birthday Bash at their Valencia storefront.
Every year is a special treat with delicious coffee, birthday cake, a petting zoo and amusements.
Four Barrel’s 8th Birthday Bash
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 7 am …

Live at Lagunitas: Unknown Mortal Orchestra & tUnE-yArDs DJ Set | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 30 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Unknown Mortal Orchestra & tUnE-yArDs DJ Set | 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 for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Saturday, September 3

2016 SF Zine Fest Pre Party | Mission: Comics & Art
Saturday, September 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but do bring some money to buy comics
| Mission: Comics & Art
2016 SF Zine Fest Pre Party | Mission: Comics & Art

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden ...

Monday, September 5

Hiero Day 2016: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Monday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: $19.93 | 3rd and Chestnut
Hiero Day 2016: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland

Rock out on your Labor Day hip-hop style during the 5th annual Hiero Day by celebrating at The Hieroglyphics‘ Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party in downtown Oakland.
Over 40 artists, DJs and hosts taking over 3 stages for the Annual Hiero Day with non-stop music all day. This is an outdoor festival, …

Live at Lagunitas: Austin Rockers “White Demin” | Petaluma
Monday, September 5 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Austin Rockers

Free but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, September 7

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 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, September 11

Opera in the Park 2016 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 11 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Opera in the Park 2016 | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Opera puts on their annual free concert in Sharon Meadow on the east side of Golden Gate Park, just west of Haight and Stanyan.
Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert which will feature highlights from the Opera’s fall season and some of …

Saturday, September 17

2016 “Tour de Fat” Bike & Beer Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*General admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free.
| Lindley Meadow
2016

Get ready for another wild, wonky day of bike philanthropy, beer, bikes and bemusement as New Belgium’s Tour de Fat 2016 stops in SF with live music, bicycle constests, lots of beer, brewing education and lots of recycling and composting.
2016 Tour de Fat
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | …

Sunday, September 18

2016 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2016

If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 36th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The biggest single-day comedy event of the …

Saturday, September 24

Smithsonian’s 12th Annual Free Museum Day | 2016
Saturday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 12th Annual Free Museum Day | 2016

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day. Register for a free Museum Day tickets starting on August 1, 2016. 2016 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 24, 2016 Participating Bay ...

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 …

Monday, September 26

Live at Lagunitas: Free Outdoor Concert Series | Petaluma
Monday, September 26 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Free Outdoor Concert Series | 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 for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

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 ...

Wednesday, October 5

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 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 ...

Saturday, October 8

“Journey to The End Of The Night” 2016 | Fort Mason
Saturday, October 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advanced registration is required.
| Fort Mason Center

For one night, drop your relations, your work, your leisure, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the chase.
Journey to the End of the Night is an annual free street game / scavenger hunt of epic proportions …