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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, August 30

Free Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Social & Free Sunglasses Giveaway | SF
Free Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Social & Free Sunglasses Giveaway | SF

San Francisco’s Zenni Optical is hosting a free ice cream social party along the SF bay with Humphry Slocombe ice cream, featuring live music and giveaways in Little Marina Green from 1-3 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2015.
The free ice cream is for everyone and your sweet tooth …

Wednesday, September 2

Free Apple-Cinnamon Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Apple-Cinnamon 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 5

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 5 – 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 and third Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. ...

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 ...

Saturday, September 12

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Saturday, September 12 – 12:00 pm | 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 13

Opera in the Park 2015 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 13 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Opera in the Park 2015 | 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 …

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 ...

Saturday, September 19

2015 “Tour de Fat” Bike & Beer Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Lindley Meadow
2015

Get ready for another wild, wonky day of bike philanthropy, beer, bikes and bemusement as New Belgium’s Tour de Fat 2015 stops in San Franicsco with live music, strange bicycle mayhem, lots of beer, and lots of recycling and composting.
2015 Tour de Fat
Saturday, September 19, 2015 …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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 and third of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. ...

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.

2015 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2015 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa

The 32nd 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.
2015 Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 27, 2015 | 11 am to …

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 ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, October 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 and third Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. ...

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 ...

Wednesday, October 7

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 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, 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.

Saturday, October 17

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, October 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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 and third of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. ...

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.