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Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Every 1st Sunday
Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge

Asian Art Museum | 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA

Free / RSVP

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life.

Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations.

Free First Sundays
Typically the first Sunday of the month
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, SF
FREE admission (first come first served)

RSVP + Tickets Required 
Find future dates on this calendar
– please note that links generally will be live about a month in advance

New Museum Hours

  • Thu: 1–8 PM
  • Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
  • Tue & Wed: Closed

Special Exhibitions for 2022

Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision invites you into Villa’s spectacular, visually magical worlds of feathers and photographs, capes and masks, bones and tattoos.

Free Day Details

  • Free First Sunday Admission for main galleries: Normally $20 for general admission, the museum offers free general admission every first Sunday the month on “First Free Sundays“.
  • Sunday Hours: Sunday admission hours are typically 10am to 5pm – but please check the Asian’s Plan your Visit page for any updates.
  • Free Street Parking – Yup! Like much of SF, the meters around the Asian Art Museum don’t charge on Sundays. Always double check with your meter just in case.
  • Very rarely, the museum might switch the dates of the “First Free Sunday” because Sunday falls on a holiday like Christmas or New Year’s Day. So please always check asianart.org first before heading out.

Through rich art experiences, centered on historic and contemporary artworks, the Asian Art Museum unlocks the past for visitors, bringing it to life while serving as a catalyst for new art, new creativity and new thinking. Expect to see a collection of impressive artworks from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, India and throughout Asia.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Free Museum Day, In Person, San Francisco, Sponsored
Address: 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA

Sunday, October 2, 2022

9:00 am   Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile  FREE
9:00 am   Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2022  FREE*
*Free Admission
10:00 am   2022 “Oaktoberfest in the Dimond” Craft Beer Festival + Street Fair (Oct. 1-2)  FREE*
*Free admission for all ages; discount drink and dining packages for sale online
10:00 am   SF’s “Health & Wellness Sundays” at Thrive City (Chase Center)  FREE*
*Free with RSVP (subject to capacity)
10:00 am   Palo Alto’s 27th Annual “Great Glass Pumpkin Patch” (Oct. 1-2)  FREE*
*Free
10:00 am   “Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/444979/
11:00 am   Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)  FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
11:00 am   “Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)  FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
11:00 am   San Francisco’s 48th Annual Castro Street Fair (2022)  FREE*
*Donations requested - Suggested donation of $10-$20 to support out Beneficiaries
11:00 am   5th Annual Little Italy San Jose Festival  FREE
11:00 am   5th Annual Little Italy San Jose Festival (Oct. 1-2)  FREE
11:00 am   Free Guided Walking Tour of SF’s Mission Dolores Neighborhood  FREE*
*best to sign up at www.sfcityguides.org, though walk ups are welcome
11:00 am   Reuse” Pop-Up w/ Free Fashion Photos + Free Reusables (Castro Street Fair)  FREE
11:00 am   “Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)  FREE
12:00 pm   26th Annual San Francisco Middle Eastern Food Festival (Oct. 1-2)  FREE
12:00 pm   2022 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Sunday Lineup (Golden Gate Park)  FREE
1:00 pm   “First Sunday Afternoons” at Presidio Tunnel Tops (SF)  FREE
1:00 pm   St. Anthony’s Blessing of the Animals (SF)  FREE
1:00 pm   Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)  FREE
1:30 pm   Sunday Jazz at Union Station Cannabis Lounge (Mission Dist.)  FREE*
*This is a free event though TIPS are greatly appreciated!
4:00 pm   “Slammin’ Sunday” $5 Roller Skate Party at Liberation Park (Oakland)  $5*
*Skaters ages 10+ pay $5 per session unless they have a yearly skate membership and will only have to pay for one session per event. Pre-purchase tickets online or in-person at the door.
6:00 pm   FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
7:00 pm   “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)  FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
7:00 pm   “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)  FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 advanced tickets or $15 at door without RSVP
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