San Francisco Calendar

San Francisco EventsSan 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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Friday, August 17, 2018

"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Off the Grid More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food more...

5:00 pm“The San Francisco’s Classic” Vintage Scooter Rally | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch. If you want to join you better have a vintage scooter and join up with the Black Sheep Scooter Club. Ride is dependent on weather and may be Treasure Island and Bay Bridge insted.
6:30 pm2018 Free “Teen Science Night” | California Academy of Sciences   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. The event may fill up, so make sure to RSVP as soon as possible.
7:00 pmWin Tix: “Daybreaker” 1920s Dance Party at Bently Reserve | SF   WIN*
*Admission to the party + free snacks and beverages
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
9:00 pmWin Tix: DJ & Multi-Instrumentalist: RJD2 | Slim’s   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Dreamy Indie Rock: Day Wave | August Hall   WIN
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Sherri Shepherd (The View) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sports Basement Cycle Fest: Bike Sale & Trade | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)

Join the first ever Sports Basement Cycle Fest at Bryant St. Bikes, bike parts, gear, equipment and everything else bike-related, available to buy, sell or trade. You name it, and it more...

9:00 amFamily Access Day: Special Child’s Free Day | Children’s Creativity Museum   FREE*
*FREE but an RSVP is requested
9:30 amFree UrbanPlay Family Fitness Class in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park   FREE
10:00 amBCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF   FREE*
*Free entry for Funcheapers at 9:30 am with print out. Pay in cash for clothes and get an extra 10% off.
All Day2018 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Maritime Activities | SF   FREE
All Day2018 Civil War Living History Day | SF   FREE
10:00 am“The San Francisco Classic” Vintage Scooter Rally | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch. If you want to join you better have a vintage scooter and join up with the Black Sheep Scooter Club
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
All Day2018 Dahlia Show: Saturday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2018 SF’s Polk Street Blues Festival | August 18-19   FREE
10:30 amFree S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
11:00 am2018 Nomadic Nectar Burner PlayaWear Sale: Final 2 Day Sale | SF   FREE*
*FREE to Attend
11:00 am2018 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | Bayview   FREE*
*Limited to kids and teenagers
All Day2018 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | SF   FREE
All DayPre-Playa Loft Super Sale: 25+ Designers & Deals | SF   FREE
11:00 amFree ‘UrbanKick’ Fitness Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park   FREE
12:00 pmNoise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF   FREE*
*General admission is free and open to the public. Suggested donation gate to benefit Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS).
12:00 pmWin Tix: VIP Experience: 20th Street Block Party | Mission Dist.   WIN
12:00 pm2018 National Pinot Noir Day | The Winery SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
1:00 pm“Brazil in the Gardens”: Pragandaia w/ Marcos Costa | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmThe Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro   FREE
1:00 pmWin Tix: Opera on Film at the Legion of Honor | SF   WIN*
*$20 GA; $15 student or senior
2:00 pm“Un Viaje” Mini Music Festival & Drag Day Party | El Rio   $7*
*$7-10 sliding scale
3:00 pmBlues Festival Photowalk w/ Scott Globus | SF   FREE
4:00 pmSF’s Filipino Night Market “Undiscovered” | August 2018   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for the indoor portion. Donations are appreciated.
4:00 pmWin Tix: VIP Package: “Undiscovered” Filipino Creative Night Market | SF   WIN
5:00 pm19th Amendment: 98th Anniversary Celebration | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Me & My Friends” Pop-up Orchestra | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP.
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmFree Outdoor Family Movie Night “Sherlock Gnomes” | SF   FREE
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmWin Tix: Jagged Florida Dream Pop: SALES | August Hall   WIN
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Typically free before 10pm, $8 after (or $5 adv) - But some months they do change more depending on the event theme or if there's a live band
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP; otherwise it's $10
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE


Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 Dahlia Show: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)

CC0 Public Domain The Dahlia Society of San Francisco will hold their annual Dahlia Show at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park from 10 am to 5 pm on more...

All Day2018 Polk Street Blues Festival | SF   FREE
10:30 amJapanese Tea Garden Summer Festival & Ninja Races | Golden Gate Park   $6*
*Adult: $6.00 (SF Residents), $9.00 (Non-Residents)
11:00 amSan Francisco’s Nude “Summer of Love” Parade | Castro   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All Day52nd Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 am“Sunday Streets” Block Party: First New Route in 5 Years | SoMa   FREE
11:00 am“The San Francisco Classic” Vintage Scooter Rally | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch. If you want to join, you better have a vintage scooter and join up with the Black Sheep Scooter Club
11:00 am2018 Nomadic Nectar Burner PlayaWear Sale Final Day: Burner Costumes | SF   FREE*
*FREE to Attend
All DayThe San Francisco Ice Cream Festival | Spark Social   $5*
*$5 admission; free for kids 10 and under. Ice cream is available for purchase.
All DayPre-Playa Loft Super Sale: 25+ Designers & Deals | SF   FREE
1:00 pmPianos in the Plaza ft. Ramona Sidney Baker | Live in the Castro   FREE
1:00 pm2018 Celebrate Drink Steam Week: Closing Party | SF   FREE*
*Most events are free and open to the public. Bring cash for beer
2:00 pmImprov/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live   FREE
2:00 pmStern Grove Festival 2018 Finale: Prince’s “The Revolution” | SF   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.
7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:30 pmWin Tix: Cool & Vibrant California Rockers: Rooney | August Hall   WIN

Monday, August 20, 2018

Every Free Rooftop Event at Salesforce Park This Fall
Monday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park

Pelli Clark Pelli, courtesy of the TJPA Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4 acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018 with a grand opening block party. Afterward, more...

7:30 amFree Yoga Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
8:30 amFree Guided Meditation on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Litquake Lunchbreak in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park   FREE
3:00 pmTour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
5:30 pm“Monday Night Makers” DIY Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
6:30 pmIntroducing TiDB: Compatible MySQL Open-source | SF   FREE
6:45 pmEnhance Your Social Intelligence Free Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:30 pm“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Wine & Movie Night: "Pretty Woman" | Top of the Mark

Academy of ArtWind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2018 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer movie nights are back at Top of more...

10:00 amFree Toddler Tuesdays on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Jazz/Soul Concert | SF  FREE
2:00 pmFree Tai Chi on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF  FREE
5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
6:00 pmBicycle Coalition Free Workshop: Intro to Urban Biking w/ Jump Bikes | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pm“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow   FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Free Cardio Dance on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park

This lively series rotates between Zumba, hip-hop, salsa and more. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF.. Free Rooftop Cardio Dance Class in the Park | SF Wednesday, more...

12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Swing Concert | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Writing Workshop on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
1:30 pmFree Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park   FREE
5:00 pmFree Soul Concert on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
6:00 pmLatin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live   FREE
7:00 pm“Present” Party: Cocktails & Hor d’oeurves | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. The bar will be a cash bar.
8:00 pm“GOAT$” Extended Comedy from the Greatest of All Time | SF   $10*
*A free promotion for the months of July and August and a $5 offer with a code thereafter (meaning Presales $10/ Presales with Funcheap code $5 requires RSVP/ Door $15)
8:00 pmWin Tix: Dinosaurs of Comedy: SF’s Top Comedy Veterans | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pmCobb’s Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive by 7:30pm for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Bowie, Beatles & Bernstein: A Birthday Bash | Monroe   WIN*
*GA $10 (use discount code FUNCHEAP for $5 off)
8:00 pmWin Tix: 23rd Annual SF Drag King Contest | Oasis   WIN*
*$20. General Admission & $35. VIP Seating. Partial proceeds Benefit: PAWS & Rocket Dog Rescue

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed more...

12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Western Swing Concert | SF  FREE