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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Thursday, October 1, 2020

SF's Cable Cars are Back: Photos & Bell Ringing Day (Every Tue/Thu/Sat)
Cost: FREE | Powell & Market

Although all the cable cars in service got replaced by buses on March 17th and won’t return “until further notice,” SF’s cable cars are making a comeback of sorts. According to the more...

11:00 amSF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Reopens on Oct. 1   $7*
*San Francisco adult resident tickets with ID start at $7. Non resident adult tickets are $10-12. Monday CLOSED Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Last entry at 6 p.m.
6:00 pmFree Online Community Yoga – All Levels   FREE*
*FREE
7:30 pmWebinar: California’s Climate Refugia, Mapping the Stable Places   FREE

Friday, October 2, 2020

Earn Rewards to Local Shops for Cleaning Up Dolores Park (Oct. 2-11)

Dolores Park needs your help! People are leaving litter all over the place. But, we have an idea to combat trash, support local businesses, and reward you all in one. From more...

4:00 pmPalette Gallery Presents Flavors of Photography   FREE
7:00 pmSF’s “Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg” Rally in The Castro   FREE


Saturday, October 3, 2020

de Young Museum's Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

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...

10:00 amWest Coast Craft Market 2020: 50 Vendors Outdoors at Fort Mason   FREE
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Re-opens Today (Free Admission Oct. 3-12)   FREE*
*Free general admission Oct. 3-12. Timed tickets required. Please note special exhibitions may require surcharge
10:00 am20th Ave Pop-Up Shopping Event in SF   FREE
10:00 am“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle   FREE
11:00 amSJA Ghosts by Christopher M. Tandy at Glass Rice (Solo Exhibition)   FREE
11:00 amSF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)   FREE
1:00 pm2020 “Bikes to Books” Literary Adventure Ride | SoMa to North Beach   FREE*
*Registration required. Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm.
2:00 pmTrump/Pence Out Now: The Struggle for the Future Rally   FREE
2:30 pmMission Youth Arts Festival 2020: Pop-Up Dance at 24th/Mission   FREE
3:00 pm“All Jokes” at All Good Pizza in Outdoor Courtyard   FREE*
*One item minimum
5:00 pmSOLD OUT / 5p 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 item minimum
7:00 pmSOLD OUT / 7p 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 pmSOLD OUT / 9p Show: “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two item minimum

Sunday, October 4, 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...

10:00 amSFMOMA is Back: Free Community Days (Oct. 4-18)   FREE*
*RSVP for timed tickets required. Tickets available beginning September 25th.
10:00 amFall Native Plant Gardening Webaganza   FREE
11:00 amPresentation: Your Vote Matter   FREE
11:00 am“Undiscovered” Filipino 3-Block Pop-Up Sundays is Back on Oct. 4th   FREE

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays) is Back Starting Oct. 6

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...

11:00 amSF’s Conservatory of Flowers’ Monthly Free Day is Back   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

Wednesday, October 7, 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...

All DayIndoor Movie Theaters Can Reopen in SF on Oct. 7   FREE*
*Paid tickets required
2:00 pm“The David Ireland House” Re-opens for Artist-Led Tours   FREE*
*Free Artist Guide-led tours are available by reservation for a maximum of two people from the same appointment booking Wednesdays-Saturdays at 2 pm and 4 pm. The hour-long tours are limited to just 1-2 guests total to ensure proper social distancing can be maintained throughout The House. Masks and reservations are required for entry.
7:00 pmDraconids Meteor Shower | 2020   FREE
8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Asian Art Museum's "Free Weekend" for Re-opening (Oct. 8-12)

The Asian Art Museum is welcoming you back to the museum on Oct 1–2 for members and Oct 3 for the general public. Admission will be free to all from October more...


Friday, October 9, 2020

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Presents South Slope Cinema
Cost: FREE*
*Requires a free EventBrite ticket
| Alemany Farmer’s Market

It’s a pop-up drive-in theater! This year Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema has become the South Slope Cinema, screening films at the Alemany Farmers’ Market Plaza. One ticket per car will get more...


Saturday, October 10, 2020

de Young Museum's Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

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...

10:00 am“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle   FREE
11:00 amSF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)   FREE
5:00 pm5p 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
7:00 pm7pm Show: “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night – San Francisco   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two item minimum
9:00 pm“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, October 11, 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“Undiscovered” Filipino 3-Block Pop-Up Sundays   FREE

Monday, October 12, 2020

Asian Art Museum's Final "Free Day" for Reopening Week (Oct. 12)

The Asian Art Museum is welcoming you back to the museum on Oct 1–2 for members and Oct 3 for the general public. Admission will be free to all from October more...


Wednesday, October 14, 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...

All DayTickets On Sale Today: California Academy of Sciences Reopens Oct. 23   $27.99*
*Please note that ticket prices have not been released yet (as of Sept. 30). So ticket prices might vary for the reopening in October 2020
All DayNew Labor Movements: Short Films, Arts & Photographic Exhibit   FREE*
*Timed-entry reservation is strongly encouraged.
All DayMcEvoy Foundation for the Arts & Films “Lessons of the Hour by Isaac Julien”   FREE*
*Free with timed-entry reservation.
8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE

Thursday, October 15, 2020

SFMOMA's Final Weekend of "Free Community Days" (Oct. 15-18)

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced it will reopen to the public on Sunday, October 4 with two weeks of Free Community Days and free parking through more...


Saturday, October 17, 2020

de Young Museum's Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

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...

10:00 am“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Trolley Dances | 2020   FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required. RSVP 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
8:00 pmSF Pier 70’s Dinner & a Drive-In Opening Night | Blade Runner: The Final Cut   $65*
*$65 per vehicle includes 2 meal packages
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 item minimum

Sunday, October 18, 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...

10:00 amSFMOMA’s Final “Free Community Day” for Re-Opening (Oct. 18)   FREE*
*RSVP for timed tickets required. Tickets available beginning September 25th.
All Day2020 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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

On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at more...


Wednesday, October 21, 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

Friday, October 23, 2020

California Academy of Sciences Reopens Oct. 23

After a 214-day temporary closure, the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park will reopen to members and donors on October 13 and the general public on October 23. Member and more...

9:00 pmSF Art Institute’s Outdoor Video Night on Iconic Tower (Final Night)   FREE

Saturday, October 24, 2020

"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle Every Saturday, from 10-4 pm 200 more...

10:00 amThe “Hello Kitty Truck” is Back in the Bay Area (Oct. 3 – Nov. 7)   FREE*
*Please note that Hello Kitty Cafe Truck accepts only credit/debit card payments –no cash
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 $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a drink item minimum
8:00 pmSF Pier 70’s Dinner & a Drive-In: “Blindspotting”   $65*
*$65 per vehicle includes 2 meal packages

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Final Day of 12 Foot Social Distance "Suns" at Yerba Buena Gardens
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...

4:00 pmSunday Concerts via Zoom feat. The Simpson Sisters, Viola Duo, Alexandra & Christina   FREE

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...

8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE

Saturday, October 31, 2020

"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle Every Saturday, from 10-4 pm 200 more...

11:00 amSF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)   FREE
7:00 pmRare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020   FREE
8:00 pmSF Pier 70’s Halloween Drive-In: “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”   $65*
*$65 per vehicle includes 2 meal packages

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...

10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day (Golden Gate Park)   FREE

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...

8:00 pmThe Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”   FREE
10:00 pmSouth Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020   FREE

Saturday, November 7, 2020

"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle Every Saturday, from 10-4 pm 200 more...


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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

"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle Every Saturday, from 10-4 pm 200 more...

11:00 amUrban Forums “Walk and Talk”: McLaren Park and Philosophers’ Way   FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.

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...


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...


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...