San Francisco Calendar

San Francisco is super spendy to live in, but there’s always a ton of fun, free & cheap things to do… if you know where to look. Here’s our calendar of upcoming fun, yet affordable, events.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

20% Off "Takeout Tuesdays" at Patxi's Pizza (January 2021)

During the month of January 2021, you can receive 20% off on all takeout orders every Tuesday via takeout, phone orders, or online ordering. To receive your discount when ordering online, make more...


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and more...


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Lunar New Year Storytelling and Art to Celebrate the Year of the Ox
Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum

Welcome the Year of the Ox with stories of animals and beasts and close looking at artworks from the museum collection.Welcome the Year of the Ox with stories of animals and more...

7:00 pm“Night of Ideas”: SF’s Festival of Arts & Ideas (2021)   FREE*
*RSVP Required on Eventbrite to guarantee your spot

Friday, January 29, 2021

"All-Star Comedy Show" Bay Area

The All-Star Comedy Show is just that– the funniest comedians ever in the Bay Area, guaranteed. Come discover these barely hidden gems. Pay What You Can – $6 Suggested, free for Essential Workers more...


Saturday, January 30, 2021

PPP Loan Webinar: 2nd Loan + Forgiveness
Cost: FREE*
*Join Free Webinar
| 199 Fremont St.

Are you a business owner with payroll in 2020? If yes, you might be able to apply for the 2nd installment of PPP loan. On Jan 30th, Sanjiv Gupta CPA will more...

1:00 pmPlug & Play Music Day w/ Community Music Center   FREE*
*RSVP to get links
6:30 pmHalloween Addicts’ “Haunted Hike” at Stow Lake (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Donations accepted

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, more...


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and more...

5:00 pmSF’s Pop-up Waterfront Drive-in Movie Theater is Back   $49*
*$49 per vehicle – limited to legal capacity of car based on number of seatbelts

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Celebrate Lunar New Year w/ Poetry + Calligraphy (Asian Art Museum)
Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum

Lunar New Year Poetry and Calligraphy with Poets Michael Warr, Chun Yu, and Calligrapher Aiqin Zhou. Get Tickets Celebrate the Year of the Ox with us! Poets Michael Warr and Chun Yu read more...

6:00 pmInstagram Live Voss Gallery Art Exhibition Preview “Double Vision”   FREE*
*Free: Instagram Live Event

Friday, February 5, 2021

VIP Art Collectors Event "Double Vision"

Voss Gallery presents our second VIP Collectors event on Friday, February 5th, 4-8PM. Enjoy the first view of the “Double Vision” duo exhibition in an elevated and fun environment. Reserve your more...


Sunday, February 7, 2021

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

POSTPONED due to Shelter in Place 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 more...

9:00 amOuter Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile   FREE

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden

Yes! As of 12/21/20 the San Francisco Botanical Garden is still open during COVID-19. Check Facebook for the latest updates. While we recommend advance ticket reservations to reduce wait times, monitor crowd more...


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and more...


Thursday, February 11, 2021

CCC "Heckle" Virtual Comedy Show: Chinese/Lunar New Year Celebration
Cost: FREE*
*Free and pay what you can options
| San Francisco Bay Area

In this show, each comic perform their best jokes! While… being interrupted, questioned, and heckled by other comics. RSVP on Eventbrite to attend the show! About this Event The longest running Bay Area virtual more...


Saturday, February 13, 2021

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the more...

6:00 pmRoot Division “Diasporic Futurism Part II: The Future Futures” Virtual Reception   FREE

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, more...


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Cost: $25 | Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral invites everyone to celebrate Mardi Gras 2021 online during their reimagined gala ‘Grace for All.’ Enjoy a Carnivale-style celebration with exciting performances, dynamic speakers, community arts project, an unbelievable more...


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and more...


Saturday, February 20, 2021

CANCELED: 2021 Chinese New Year Parade (San Francisco)

UPDATE: San Francisco’s 2021 Chinese New Year Parade has been canceled due to concerns over large public gatherings. Instead there will be a TV special and a few smaller public events more...


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, more...


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, more...


Sunday, March 7, 2021

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

POSTPONED due to Shelter in Place 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 more...

9:00 amOuter Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile   FREE

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden

Yes! As of 12/21/20 the San Francisco Botanical Garden is still open during COVID-19. Check Facebook for the latest updates. While we recommend advance ticket reservations to reduce wait times, monitor crowd more...


Saturday, March 13, 2021

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the more...


Saturday, March 20, 2021

Patrick's Pawade & Pet Picnic 2021 at Fort Mason

Please note like most events, this is tentative depending on how things go with COVID. Please check Facebook for the latest updates. You’re invited to Patrick’s Pawade – the largest annual event more...


Saturday, April 17, 2021


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Free National Parks Day 2021 | National Park Service Birthday
Cost: FREE | All Over California

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry more...


Saturday, September 25, 2021


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2021

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry more...