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Black Friday Deals in San Francisco | 2019
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Want to know what all the Black Friday deals are and when the stores open? We’ve got deals for Cirque du Soleil plus a list of all the major online retailers and big box stores like Macy’s and Costco. At the center of it all, in ...
2019 Peak of Fall Colors at SF Botanical Garden | Golden Gate Park

The fall color is at its peak right now at San Francisco Botanical Garden … we’re told this should last just only 2 weeks. Weather looks good for a while, but bets are off if it rains, so folks should get out there soon if ...

The Best of Winter in The Bay: Snow Days, Holiday Lights & Ice Rinks
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Winter is coming. Get into the holiday spirit by embracing the best of winter by gazing at dazzling holiday lighting displays, twirling around a pop-up outdoor ice rink, indulging in seasonal produce, playing in the snow,. Or visit a Christmas tree farm, sniffing the magnificent magnolias ...
East Bay’s “Free Parks” Green Friday: Day after Thanksgiving | 2019

For the last five years, the Park District has turned Black Friday “green” by making Regional Parks free to the public. Black Friday has traditionally been a busy day of holiday shopping, but with more than half of holiday shopping taking place online, the public ...Every Friday

SF’s Pop-Up “Friends” Mini Museum is Getting Bigger | Union Square
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | AT&T (Union Square)

Starting the week of November 18, 2019, the SF AT&T flagship store in Union Square will expand its current Friends festivities by opening a whole new floor of experiences including Friends sets where you can become one of the Friends.  “Friends” 25th Anniversary Pop-Up Experience ...

10 Free Guided SF Walking Tours on Black Friday

Relatives in town? Show off the beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

#OptOutside: Visit 100+ Bay Area Parks Instead of Black Friday Shopping | 2019
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over California
Yea, it may be a marketing gimmick, but we can get behind the sentiment of REI closing its 149 stores on Black Friday on one of the most popular days of the year to encourage its 13,000 employees (and you) to enjoy a day outdoors. ...
“Winter Walk SF” Union Square’s Pop-Up Holiday Plaza | Nov 29 – Dec 31

Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Union Square for the holidays. 2019 Winter Walk SF November 29 – December 31, 2019 Grant Ave. between Geary and Post Street and Maiden Lane, SF FREE (most special activities are free, ...

SF’s Brand New “Emperor Norton’s Holiday Market” | Nov. 29 – Dec. 24
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*No Cover, but bring money for buying yummy stuff.
| Salesforce Transit Center

Off the Grid launches an all-new holiday market called Emperor Norton’s Holiday Bazaar. Emperor Norton’s Holiday Bazaar pulls inspiration from the great European Christmas markets, featuring handmade creations, delicious food, mulled wine and fantastic performances. Emperor Norton’s Holiday Bazaar will be taking place at the ...

Buy Nothing Day | 2019
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Buy Nothing Day is the antithesis to Black Friday: your special day to unshop, unspend and unwind. Relax and do nothing for the economy and for yourself,  at least for a single day. Can you really buy absolutely nothing for just one day? You might say “Sure,” ...
2019 “Plaid Friday” Oakland Local Shopping Day | 100+ Stores
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
Wear plaid on November 29th to show your support for local and independent businesses, organizations and the community. 2019 Plaid Friday Friday, November 29, 2019 | Noon All Over Oakland FREE, but bring money for food, drinks and shopping Find the 2019 Plaid Friday Hubs Plaid Friday is the fun, indie alternative to ...
2019 For the Culture: Black Women Holiday Market | Oakland

Welcome to the 4th annual For the Culture: Black Women’s Holiday Market! Featuring premiere Black Women artists, makers, and entrepreneurs. We know that in addition to funding, one of the most impactful things we can do to support Black businesses is to increase their visibility ...

2019 Winter Wonderland: Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting | San Rafael
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for rides and shopping
| Downtown San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 40th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, and one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay Area. No snow or ...

Black Friday Edition Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF
Friday, November 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Union Square
Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to go shopping… for adrenaline packed adventure. Head downtown, in broad daylight, on the busiest shopping day of the year, for the annual Black Friday Jericho game. Warning: Due to the nature of this particular game, which is more concentrated ...
Free Boozy Hot Chocolate for Ice Skaters | Union Square

After you’ve laced up your skates and enjoyed winter fun at the Union Square Ice Rink, glide over to Tratto Restaurant & Bar (located in The Marker), for the best kind of après-skate treat: free boozy hot chocolate. Free Boozy Hot Chocolate Everyday through January ...

Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Friday, November 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/29/19 from 4-6 pm only.
| Downtown San Jose
Take a break from shopping on Black Friday and ride some free rides at San Jose’s Winter Wonderland from 4-6 pm on November 29, 2019. Unlimited wristbands are usually $20 for the full day/night, or $3.50 per ride. Winter Wonderland is a good old-fashioned carnival set up each winter ...
Ghirardelli Square 55th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2019
Friday, November 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square lights up for the holidays. Ghirardelli Square’s 55th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 29th, from 4-9pm in the West Plaza. 55th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 29, 2019 | 4–9pm Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco FREE Celebrate the season with live ...
“Deck the Halls” SF’s Merriest Pop-Up Bar | Nov. 22 – Dec. 25
Friday, November 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, just pay for drinks
| 1217 Sutter Street

‘Tis the season to be jolly at 1217 Sutter’s annual Deck the Halls pop-up bar with endless Instagrammable decor. Be transported into a holiday wonderland while sipping on a cups of cheer. And don’t miss celebrating the festival of lights as Dreidel Bar returns for their ...

Jingle All The Way: Winter Wonderland Roller Rink & Light Show | North Bay
Friday, November 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 adults / $8 kids
| Lyman Park
Roll down to Lyman Park for Jingle All The Way! This year will feature a roller rink, live music, a DJ, food trucks, wine booth, hot toddy stand, family fun activities, and special themed days. November 29th will be the grand opening day and December 6th ...
2019 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
Friday, November 29 – 4:51 pm | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
Join the 7th Annual Festival of Light and Gratitude. Each year, a small group of friends create a candlelit labyrinth at the northern end of Baker Beach as an offering to the community and a chance to be together in the luminous dark. Come travel the ...
2019 Christmas in the Park Kick Off: Annual Parade & Tree Lighting | San Jose
Friday, November 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
The 40th year kicks off at 5 pm on November 29 with the return of the Christmas in the Park Parade followed by the annual tree lighting. Join the fun as the “Parade of Neighbors” circles Christmas in the Park showcasing how special and creative the ...
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting: Wine Stroll & Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Friday, November 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Village
Kick off the holiday season with a one-of-a-kind Saratoga tradition at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Wine Stroll. The festivities will be held the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 23 beginning at 5 pm in Downtown Saratoga. 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, November 29, 2019 ...
LumiNight Lantern Festival | Nov 29-Feb 2
Friday, November 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $18*
*Early bird tickets is $18 from 10/17 until 11/10. Afterwards, tickets go back to regular admission at $26.
| Alameda County Fairgrounds (Pleasanton Ave.)

Welcome to the wonderful of LumiNight: a walking safari through scenes from our magical planet revealed by immersive life-sized, and larger-than-life lantern sculptures created by Chinese artisans that includes a Forest of a Million Lights, dinosaurs, Chinese Zodiac animals, the Great Barrier Reef, the story ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...

Every Friday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF’s Hills | Every Friday
Every Friday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF's Hills | Every Friday
Every Friday morning at 6:30 am, gather at a different San Francisco hill for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city. The hills change each week (it might be Alamo Square, Moraga Steps, Twin Peaks, Lombard…), but expect ...
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
Every Friday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
Every Friday from 7am to 4pm, UN Plaza will feature the best of San Francisco. Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from diverse communities throughout the City. This Friday market will feature local ...
Free “Oysters on the Half Shell” Fridays | El Rio
Free "Oysters on the Half Shell" Fridays | El Rio
El Rio, a neighborhood dive in the deep Mission, gives away free Oysters on the half shell from local folks in Tomales Bay, every Friday at 5:30 pm. Arrive on time, they go fast. And get your drink on with happy hour on Friday from 5-8 pm ...
“HellaFunny Fridays” Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
Every Friday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaFunny Fridays" Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
San Francisco has one of the best underground comedy scenes in America. Come check out some of the Bay’s best rising comics at HellaFunny’s weekly stand-up comedy show “HellaFunny Fridays.” HellaFunny Fridays Every Friday at 7:30pm & 9:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and 7th St.), SF FREE ...
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every Friday at 8 pm. Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies Every Friday | 8 pm Skylark Bar, 3089 16th St, SF, CA FREE Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free ...
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Mutiny Radio
Pamtastic's Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio is a free comedy show every Friday from 8-11 pm at Mutiny Radio on the corner of 21st and Florida in the deep Mission District. Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse Every Friday | 8-10 pm Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st Street, SF, CA $10 Over 25 of San ...
“Best of SF” Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15.
| The Variety Preview Room / The Hobart Building
"Best of SF" Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Check out a fresh line-up of SF’s comics every Friday at 8 pm at the beautiful Variety Preview Theater in downtown SF’s iconic Hobart Building. Funcheap Deal: Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15. Located in the iconic Hobart Building, right next ...
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Just tip the musicians.
| Atlas Cafe
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF
Jazz at The Atlas is a weekly jazz residency with five rotating jazz bands. Music is always free, though tipping is encouraged. Closed for Thanksgiving holiday. Updated 1/20/2020 – Event info last checked via website.
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF
The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the ...
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Every Friday – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: "Midnight Rollers" | SF
Strap on your skates and roller disco around the city at the Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate party. This weekly skate (as long as it’s not raining or during Burning Man) hits up San Francisco’s main attractions, all while blasting their own beats from two jogging strollers ...
SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach
SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach
Meet and compete against locals, travelers, couch surfers, au pairs, and hostelers. Games are free to play (including flip cup, beer pong and relays) and many weeks they have themed events for holidays, or just because. Get 6 drink coupons for $1 each. Use coupons before ...
“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
Comedy Soup is Oakland’s very own little Stand-Up house show that features top local and touring comics, complimentary Wine and popcorn and musical guests from a variety of styles. Past guests have appeared on Comedy Central, Netflix, Viceland, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Conan, Colbert & Corden. In November ...
“The Function” SF’s Newest Hip-Hop Dance Party | Milk Bar
Every Friday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| Milk Bar
"The Function" SF's Newest Hip-Hop Dance Party | Milk Bar
Come party at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Haight for a early 2000s hip-hop and R&B club bangers. DJ Beats Me plays everything from Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Lil Jon, Mac Dre, Black Eyed Peas, Outkast, Notorious B.I.G., Rihanna, SOB X RBE, Usher, Robin ...
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Stagewerx Theatre
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
EndGames Improv is bringing something new to the genre, what could turn out to be a very hot affair (in that release of tension, funny kind of way) with “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship.” “YFUR” is an entirely improvised comedy show inspired by stories of your own ...
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