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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Monday, October 26, 2020

Motown on Monday: Halloween Outdoor Dining Edition in SF

Madrone Art Bar presents Motown on Mondays at the one and only Midway SF – costume it up, enjoy delicious food, drinks + dancing with your people in a safe, beautiful, more...


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Green Arcade's First Virtual Book Launch

You are invited to a special zoom event: Evan Kennedy Book Launch: I am, I am…. with special guests Brian Blanchfield, Bruno Darío, and Kit Schluter . Evan Kennedy is a poet and more...


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and more...

7:00 pmDinner & Comedy Show at Asiento   FREE*
*Reservation for outdoor table for dinner during the show
8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE

Thursday, October 29, 2020

"The Haunted Clubhouse" Fundraiser for SF AIDS Foundation (Oct 29-Nov 1)

The Academy presents The Haunted Clubhouse: A Hair-Raising Fundraiser for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Guests will be greeted by the owners or management of The Academy and guided on a 10-15 more...

7:00 pm$2 Off: “Mayhem Mansion” Haunted Tours of 1886 Victorian (Oct 29-31)   $23*
*Regular price: $25 adv for adults - Use code FUNCHEAP for $2 off tickets

Friday, October 30, 2020

SF's "Legion of Honor" Reopens October 30th

Following the reopening of the de Young Museum on September 25, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the “Museums”) announced the reopening of the Legion of Honor. The museum has been more...

11:00 am2020 Epic Halloween Costume Party at Stagecoach Greens   $16*
*as of now we require a tee time that is an additional $3 per ticket
7:00 pm“The Night of the Living Nextdoor” SF’s March Against Karens (24th St. BART)   FREE

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated more...

9:30 amFree Saturdays at “Legion of Honor” is Back Starting October 31st   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Timed advanced tickets required
10:00 am“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle   FREE
10:00 am20th Ave Halloween Pop-Up Event   FREE*
*Open air event, all are welcome.
11:00 amSF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)   FREE
12:00 pmGLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents   FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
3:00 pmGraveyard Row Halloween Pub Crawl San Francisco (Sold Out)   USD 10.00*
*General Admission: USD 10.00
5:00 pm5p Show: “HellaSecret” Halloween Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
5:00 pmCostume & Candy Crawl: A Halloween Family Event at Fisherman’s Wharf   $13*
*$13 adult and $9 child
5:00 pm“The Haunted Clubhouse” Fundraiser for SF AIDS Foundation   $10*
*This donation grants tour access for you and up to (3) guests (min. suggested $10, but please be as generous as possible!)
6:30 pmDia De Los Muertos: The Return of Holy Mountain Bar on Valencia   FREE*
*Space is Limited. Reservations Encouraged.
7:00 pm7p Show: “HellaSecret” Halloween Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm$2 Off: “Mayhem Mansion” Haunted Tours of 1886 Victorian (Oct 31)   $23*
*Regular price: $25 adv for adults - Use code FUNCHEAP for $2 off tickets
7:00 pmRare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020   FREE
7:00 pmHalloween Movies at Zeitgeist   FREE
8:00 pmSF Pier 70’s Halloween Drive-In: “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”   $65*
*$65 per vehicle includes 2 meal packages
8:00 pmHelp Turn Salesforce Tower into “Eye Of Sauron” on Halloween   FREE
9:00 pm9p Show: “HellaSecret” Halloween Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum

Sunday, November 1, 2020

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, November 3, 2020

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

COVID-19 Update – Free First Tuesdays are back as of October 6, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the more...

9:30 amFree First Tuesdays at “Legion of Honor” Museum is Back (Starting Nov. 3)   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply. Advanced timed tickets required.
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day (Golden Gate Park)   FREE
12:00 pmGLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro   FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
All DayFree Fries at Super Duper Burgers for Voters on Election Day   FREE*
*Free fries at any location of Super Duper Burgers with "I Voted" sticker or ballot stub, valid on 11/3/20

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and more...

12:00 pmTwitter Must Protect the Results of Election Rally   FREE
7:00 pmDinner & Comedy Show at Asiento   FREE*
*Reservation for outdoor table for dinner during the show
8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE
10:00 pmSouth Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020   FREE

Friday, November 6, 2020

Apothecary Raree: SF’s Electroswing & Neovintage Cabaret & Dance Party

Apothecary Raree is San Francisco’s Electroswing and Neovintage Cabaret and Dance Party. Every first Friday of the month, come revel in the curative creative power of live electroswing and neovintage DJs, go-go more...


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated more...

9:30 amFree “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Timed advanced tickets required
10:00 am“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle   FREE
11:00 amSF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)   FREE
12:00 pmGLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents   FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
7:00 pm7p Show: “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
9:00 pm9p Show: “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum

Sunday, November 8, 2020

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...

11:00 am“Head West” Local Marketplace at the Ferry Building   FREE

Monday, November 9, 2020

SF's Historic 1849 Restaurant "Tadich Grill" Reopens November 9
Cost: FREE*
*Reservations required
| Tadich Grill

Thanks to the SF Chronicle for letting us know that San Francisco’s oldest restaurant, Tadich Grill, is finally reopening in November for indoor dining for the first time since July. Tadich Grill is proud and excited more...


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

9:00 amFree Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park   FREE*
*Free hour, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 10am. Otherwise adult SF resident admission is $7. Non-resident adult admission is $11-12
8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE
10:00 pmNorth Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020   FREE

Friday, November 13, 2020

New Social Distance Art Debuts at Yerba Buena Gardens (Nov. 13)
Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens

The expansive lawns of Yerba Buena Gardens, located in the cultural heart of downtown San Francisco, will showcase colorful social distancing spheres by local artists beginning Friday, September 25, 2020 with more...


Saturday, November 14, 2020

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated more...

9:30 amFree “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Timed advanced tickets required
10:00 am“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle   FREE
11:00 amSF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)   FREE
11:00 amUrban Forums “Walk and Talk”: McLaren Park and Philosophers’ Way   FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
12:00 pmGLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents   FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
6:00 pmRoot Division Presents “Until It Shatters” Art Exhibit   FREE
7:00 pm7p Show: “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum

Sunday, November 15, 2020

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...


Monday, November 16, 2020

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2020
Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around mid week of November, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. In 2020, the peak of the shower is more...


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and more...

8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated more...

9:30 amFree “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Timed advanced tickets required
11:00 amSF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)   FREE
7:00 pm7p Show: “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum

Sunday, November 22, 2020

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, November 25, 2020

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and more...

8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated more...

11:00 amSF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)   FREE

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The Penumbral Lunar more...


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited. The Legion of Honor displays a more...

9:30 amde Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply. Timed tickets required
10:00 amSF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Please note as of 9/28/20 it is not clear if there is any way to reserve tickets in advance for free day, or if you just show up. Please find the latest details at conservatoryofflowers.org/reopening
12:00 pmGLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro   FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and more...

8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE

Saturday, December 5, 2020

SF Chinatown "Walkway Weekends" Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)
Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)

The event San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend from July through December. Enjoy more...


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and more...

8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE

Sunday, December 13, 2020

2020 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak from mid-evening December 13 until dawn December 14, with absolutely no moonlight to ruin the show. On more...


Monday, December 21, 2020

Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2020
Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

The annual Ursid meteor shower always peaks near the time of the December winter solstice. The low-key Ursid meteor shower is active each year around December 17 to 26. It typically peaks more...


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

COVID-19 Update – Free First Tuesdays are back as of October 6, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the more...

10:00 amSF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Please note as of 9/28/20 it is not clear if there is any way to reserve tickets in advance for free day, or if you just show up. Please find the latest details at conservatoryofflowers.org/reopening
12:00 pmGLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro   FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance