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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Thursday, June 21, 2018

14 Hours of Sunshine: Summer Begins Today | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 5:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Nicholas Raymond June 21, 2018 is the longest day of the year and officially the first day of Summer.  With the sunrise at 5:48 am and sunset not until 8:34 pm in San more...

10:00 amLongest Day of the Year: 9 Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer Solstice   FREE
10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa   FREE
12:30 pmJenny Lind Concert: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE
4:00 pmNovela’s 5 Year Anniversary Block Party: Casino Games & Prizes | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP required.
5:00 pm2018 Civic Center’s Commons Block Party Kickoff: Music & Food Festival | SF   FREE
5:00 pmFree Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa   FREE*
*All gallery and museum entries will be free except for the Contemporary Jewish Museum which will be offering a special entry price of $5.
5:00 pmGame Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF   FREE*
*No cost to get in the door or play games. Food and Drinks will need to be purchased.
5:00 pm“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:30 pmWin Tix: Pride 2018 Sunset Party Boat Cruise | SF   WIN
5:30 pmUnderground Speakeasy & Pride Happy Hour at Goorin Bros. Hat Shop | North Beach   FREE*
*Free entry and no tickets required. But priority entrance given to ticket holders from The Speakeasy
6:00 pm2018 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights   FREE*
*Free for BBA members
6:00 pmDivisadero Art Walk: Summer Solstice & Pride | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFree Outdoor Salsa Dance Party with Bululú | SoMa   FREE
6:00 pmFree Pride Movie Screening: “Moonlight” | Bayview Opera House   FREE
6:00 pmWin Tix: NightLife: “Pride” | California Academy of Sciences   WIN
6:00 pm“Binary Salon”: LED Art Show, Virtual Dance, Talks & Opening Reception | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
6:30 pmLove SF’s Waterfront? Get to know the Embarcadero Seawall | SF   FREE*
*RSVP on Evetnbrite
7:00 pm“As Black As Resistance” Book Launch & Discussion | City Lights Books   FREE
7:30 pm“Strappy Hour”: Pride Pizza Party & Free Mini Workshop | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. For Adults only.
7:30 pmPride Night at the Commons: Dance Class & Workshops | SF   FREE*
*Free classes on a first come, first serve basis
8:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmSKYY Vodka’s American Pride Roller Disco Bash: Roller Skates, Dance & Music Entertainment | SF   $15*
*Only ages 21+

Friday, June 22, 2018

NOW Panhandle Festival 2018: Opening Day | SF
Friday, June 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Panhandle

NOW! SF Facebook Come on out June 22-24, 2018 to co-create the best possible version of the panhandle community for one extraordinary week as the NOW Summer Festival takes over the neighborhoods around San Francisco’s more...

All Day2018 Trans March | Dolores Park   FREE
12:00 pm“Circus Bella” Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Pride Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:30 pmUnderground Speakeasy & Pride Happy Hour | North Beach   FREE*
*Free entry and no tickets required. But priority entrance given to ticket holders from The Speakeasy
6:00 pmRare Street Artist “fnnch” Art Show: Honey Bears, Lips and LaCroix | SoMa   FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
8:00 pmWin Tix: 2018 SF Air Guitar Championships | Brick & Mortar Music Hall   WIN*
*Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door
9:00 pmWin Tix: Latin Psychedelic-Funk: Brown Sabbath | Slim’s   WIN
10:15 pmFree SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks from outside the stadium. Special game tickets must be purchased.
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Josh Blue (Comedy Central) | Punch Line   WIN

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Giant Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks: Set-Up & Ceremony | Pride 2018
Saturday, June 23 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend the ceremony, but an RSVP is requested to volunteer for the set-up
| Twin Peaks - Vista Overlook

Besides the outdoor marches and gatherings, one of Pride SF’s most public displays is the giant cloth pink triangle installed for the weekend at the top of Twin Peaks to remember gay more...

All DayTreasureFest’s Summer of Love | Treasure Island   $5
11:00 amDyke March Playground Brunch | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Registration is requested and donations are appreciated. Bring a dish to share.
All DaySF Dyke March & Rally 2018 | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 am2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament | June 23-24   FREE*
*Free to watch.
11:00 amCreative Family Fun: Solstice Suncatchers | The Presidio   FREE
All Day“Sunset Mercantile” Open Air Market & Ice Cream Eating Contest | SF   FREE
11:00 amWorld Cup (Germany v. Sweden) on Cannery Courtyard’s Big Screen | SF   FREE
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
12:00 pm2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center   FREE*
*Free, but a $1 donation is requested.
12:00 pm2018 Conservatory of Flowers ‘Curiosities’ Kickoff: Botanical Illustration | SF   FREE*
*These are free events on the Conservatory's Palm Terrace. Tickets to the Conservatory are not required. If you'd like to visit inside the conservatory tickets are $8 for adults or $6 for adults with San Francisco ID
12:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF   FREE
1:00 pmApple x SF Pride Weekend: Two-Day Fest of LGBTQ Musicians, Dancers & Artists | SF   FREE
7:30 pmBalboa Park Movie Night: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” | SF   FREE
7:30 pmDrunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmSan Francisco City Hall Lights up for Pride: Rainbow Lights & Flags | 2018   FREE
8:00 pm“Black Panther” Outdoor Movie Night & Free Popcorn | Hunters Point   FREE
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
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
8:00 pmWin Tix: SF Gay Men’s Chorus’ “Unbreakable” | Nourse Theater   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Surfer Rockstar: Donavon Frankenreiter | The Independent   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Trapeze SF: Bassa Nova | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP; otherwise it's $10

Sunday, June 24, 2018

TreasureFest's Summer of Love | Treasure Island
Sunday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday.

All Day2018 San Francisco Pride Parade   FREE
11:00 am2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center   FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
1:00 pmApple x SF Pride Weekend: Two-Day Fest of LGBTQ Musicians, Dancers & Artists | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Ziggy Marley” Free Stern Grove Concert | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
2:00 pmBlues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live 2018   FREE
4:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
7:30 pmWin Tix: Power Duo: Immersion | Cafe du Nord   WIN
8:00 pmSF City Hall Lights up for Pride: Rainbow Lights & Flags | Final Night   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Get Up Kids: Emo, Pop Punk & Indie Rock | Slim’s   WIN

Monday, June 25, 2018

8:00 pmCase of the Mondays: Game Night & Free Comedy | Milk Bar  FREE*
*Donations accepted, based on what you can afford.
8:00 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies  FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF  FREE

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Wine & Movie Night: Sister Act | 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...

7:00 pmSF History Night | Pacific Heights   $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
7:00 pmWin Tix: Literature Loving Singer- Songwriter: Lloyd Cole | Swedish American Hall   WIN
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” | AMC Van Ness 14   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, June 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs more...

6:00 pmWin Tix: Summertime Beer Tasting with Anchor Brewing | SF   WIN
7:00 pmFree Historic Pier 45 Movie Night: “Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark” | SF   FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
7:00 pmWin Tix: “Soft Power” Groundbreaking New Musical from Tony Winners | Curran   WIN*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for 20-40% off non-balcony tickets for most performances
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmCobb’s Summer Free Comedy Nights | June 27-28   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 pmFree “World Class Comedy” Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15. Two Drink Minimum.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Indie Rock Trio: Middle Kids | The Independent   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Phil Hanley (Comedy Central) | Punch Line   WIN

Thursday, June 28, 2018

World Cup (England v. Belgium) on Cannery Courtyard's Big Screen | SF
Thursday, June 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cannery Courtyard

The Cannery Courtyard, located in Fisherman’s Wharf, will be hosting sixteen free public viewing events for the FIFA World Cup and World Rugby Sevens championships from June 15-July 22. Viewers can watch more...

12:30 pmDalia & the Big Violin: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE
5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
7:30 pmI Wish I Was Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmCobb’s Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List   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.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Unique Derique: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, June 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

Friday, June 29, 2018 11-11:30am & 12:15-12:45am Unique Derique A beloved Bay Area institution, the Unique Derique is a prince among clowns, an internationally esteemed performer who has honed a singular blend of physical more...

5:00 pm“Off the Grid” 8th Birthday Party: Turf Dancing & Graffiti Art | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
7:00 pm’80s Movie Night: Popcorn & BYOB | Hayes Valley   FREE*
*RSVP Required