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, July 27, 2021

Stern Grove Festival RSVP Window Opens at 2p: Thundercat (8/8)

Stern Grove Festival announced a packed lineup for their 2021 season highlighted by a July 4th concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Thievery Corporation on July 11, Fitz & The Tantrums on more...

7:00 pmSF Library Author Talk “Meddling in the Ballot Box”   FREE
7:00 pm“Comedy Blast” at Neck Of The Woods w/ Danny Dechi   FREE

Wednesday, July 28, 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...

11:30 am2021 National Buffalo Soldier’s Day (Union Square)   FREE*
*Free family fun
2:30 pmCastro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)   FREE
4:00 pm“SF Wednesdays” Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Downtown   FREE
6:20 pmWin Tix: Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” Sneak Preview Movie Night (AMC Metreon)   WIN
7:00 pmSF’s Historic Matchbook + Neon Sign Design Talk   FREE
7:30 pmThe Umbrellas Of Cherbourg   $15*
*12.50 - 15.00
8:30 pmMagic Lantern in Kerouac Alley: An Evening of Punk Rock Films (SF)   FREE


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Watch the NBA Draft on Thrive City's 3,108 SqFt Video Board (Chase Center)
Cost: FREE*
*Most events are free and open to the public.
| Thrive City Plaza (at Chase Center)

The Golden State Warriors will host a Draft Watch Party, presented by Oracle, on Thursday, July 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Thrive City, the plaza surrounding Chase Center. During the Watch Party, which more...

5:00 pm$15 Tix: SF’s New Immersive Art Show “teamLab Continuity” (Asian Art Museum)   $15*
*Weekend tickets are $20 if purchased by July 8, 2021 ($25 if purchased after July 8)
7:00 pmThursday “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)   $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 pmSF’s New Comedy Club “HellaSecret” Show + Cocktail Night   $10*
*21+ Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15). General Admission tickets $15 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20) There is a two drink minimum
All Day300 SF Bars Might Require Vaccines Indoors Starting July 29   FREE
3:00 pm“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)   FREE
4:00 pmHarris v. Sutro: An Early Civil Rights Battle at Sutro Baths   FREE*
*RSVP to receive Zoom info
4:00 pmJuly Summer DIY Project Day with SF Etsy (Ghirardelli Square)   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:00 pmAfter Dark: Art for Action (Exploratorium)   $19.95*
*After Dark Age 18+ 6:00pm: USD 19.95
8:00 pmPoolside Comedy at Chambers eat + drink (SF)   $7.50*
*Use Code Funcheap for 50% off (normally $15). There will be a $20 minimum per person, so please plan your evening around food and drink!

Friday, July 30, 2021

"HellaSecret" Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF) 7p + 9p Shows

Discover SF’s secret speakeasy comedy night! Now that indoor performances are finally allowed again, we are setting up “speakeasy” style comedy shows.  This is part of Funcheap’s pop-up comedy shows at unique more...

7:00 pmFriday “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)   $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 pmSF’s New Comedy Club “HellaSecret” Show (7p + 8:30p Shows)   $10*
*21+ Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15). General Admission tickets $15 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20) There is a two drink minimum
10:30 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20). Two drink minimum
3:00 pm“Ferry Fridays” Music on the Plaza at SF’s Ferry Building   FREE
9:00 pmFree Latin Dance Party (Salsa, Timba, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia)   FREE*
*Free all night!
9:00 pmLucky Shoe Karaoke w/ Brian Bartman (Bernal Heights)   FREE

Saturday, July 31, 2021

SF's Tiki Bar "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (5p , 7p + 8:45p Shows)

Get ready for the original “HellaSecret” comedy show. A series of pop-up live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get more...

7:00 pm“HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF) 7p + 9p Shows   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pmSF’s New Comedy Club “HellaSecret” Show (7p + 8:30p Shows)   $10*
*21+ Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15). General Admission tickets $15 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20) There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pmSaturday “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)   $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
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20). Two drink minimum
9:00 am4th Annual “Avocadocon” Food Festival at District Six (SF)   $5*
*Admission is $5 and from our understanding only includes admission. All food/drinks available for purchase
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
9:30 amFree de Young 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. Advanced timed tickets required.
11:00 amSF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru December 2021)   FREE
12:00 pmSF’s “Aloha By the Bay” Pop-Up Hawaiian Street Festival (Japantown)   FREE
12:00 pmNYC’s Milk Bar Two-Day Pop-Up in San Francisco (July 31 – Aug. 1)   FREE*
*Timed RSVPs required
1:00 pmMitch Polzak & The Royal Deuces: Free Union Square Concert   FREE*
*Free!
1:00 pmSF’s Largest Street-Style Dance Battle Tournament (Westfield Center)   $7.50*
*25% off with code FUNCHEAPSF (normally $10) Multiple ticket choices to choose from (General Admission to VIP and/or After Party)
2:00 pmFilm: The Prison Within, Screening and Filmmaker Discussion   FREE
5:30 pm“Thrive City” Free Saturday Outdoor Cinema Night (Grease)   FREE*
*Free. Chase cardholders who attend Cinema Nights will receive a variety of perks including: Early entry beginning at 5pm VIP seating area Complimentary beverage voucher
6:00 pmLaborFest 3-Hour Maritime History Boat Tour (SF Bay)   $60

Sunday, August 1, 2021

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

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 Francisco, the museum is home to more...

7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)   FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
9:00 am“Thrive City” Farmers’ Market (Chase Center)   FREE
10:00 am“Fog City Flea” at The Ferry Building (Every Sunday)   FREE
11:00 am“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
12:00 pmNYC’s Milk Bar Dessert Pop-Up at SF’s Ferry Building (July 31-Aug. 1)   FREE*
*Timed RSVPs required
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Band: Free Symphony in the Park (2021 Season Opening Day)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
2:00 pmStern Grove Festival w/ Rock Icon “Joan Jett & the Blackhearts”   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Tickets required
2:00 pmMission Cleanup Party at Garfield Square w/ Refreshments (SF)   FREE*
*Sign up at https://forms.gle/fAT8qUr3XZZeA8sU7
2:00 pmZeitgeist’s Beer Garden Live Summer Sunday Concert Series (SF)   FREE

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections more...

9:30 am“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply. Advanced timed tickets required.
10:00 amSF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Tickets are not able to be reserved in advance. The Conservatory of Flowers says you should "just show up."
2:00 pmStern Grove RSVP Window Opens at 2p: Fitz & The Tantrums (8/15)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Tickets required
6:20 pmWin Tix: “The Suicide Squad” Sneak Preview Movie Night (Regal Stonestown Galleria)   WIN
7:00 pm“Comedy Blast” at Neck Of The Woods w/ Danny Dechi   FREE

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Secret Guest List: Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Nights (Aug 4-5)

Funcheap and HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Tindervention: Tinder Horror Stories and more...

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
2:30 pmCastro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)   FREE
4:00 pm“SF Wednesdays” Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Downtown   FREE

Thursday, August 5, 2021

$15 Tix: SF's New Immersive Art Show "teamLab Continuity" (Asian Art Museum)

Step into an experience like no other: at teamLab: Continuity, you become part of an interactive landscape of blooming flowers, darting fish, and soaring crows. At teamLab: Continuity, you will find yourself more...

7:00 pmThursday “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)   $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 pmSecret Guest List: Cobb’s Free Comedy Night “Tindervention” + Hilarious Dating Horror Stories   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.
3:00 pm“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)   FREE
4:00 pmSFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights for Bay Area Residents   FREE*
*Tickets are limited to residents of qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.  Tickets are free and reserving online is highly encouraged. Tickets go online two weeks in advance. Limit two adult tickets per reservation. Children 18 and younger always get into SFMOMA free.

Friday, August 6, 2021

"HellaSecret" Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF) 7p + 9p Shows

Discover SF’s secret speakeasy comedy night! Now that indoor performances are finally allowed again, we are setting up “speakeasy” style comedy shows.  This is part of Funcheap’s pop-up comedy shows at unique more...

7:00 pmFriday “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)   $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
10:30 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20). Two drink minimum
3:00 pm“Ferry Fridays” Music on the Plaza at SF’s Ferry Building   FREE
9:00 pmLucky Shoe Karaoke w/ Brian Bartman (Bernal Heights)   FREE

Saturday, August 7, 2021

SF's Tiki Bar "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (5p , 7p + 8:45p Shows)

Get ready for the original “HellaSecret” comedy show. A series of pop-up live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get more...

7:00 pm“HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF) 7p + 9p Shows   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pmSaturday “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)   $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
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20). Two drink minimum
9:30 amFree de Young 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. Advanced timed tickets required.
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 December 2021)   FREE
11:00 am47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair (August 7-8)   FREE
5:30 pm“Thrive City” Free Saturday Outdoor Cinema Night (Black Panther)   FREE*
*Free. Chase cardholders who attend Cinema Nights will receive a variety of perks including: Early entry beginning at 5pm VIP seating area Complimentary beverage voucher

Sunday, August 8, 2021

"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase (SF)

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture more...

9:00 am“Thrive City” Farmers’ Market (Chase Center)   FREE
10:00 am“Fog City Flea” at The Ferry Building (Every Sunday)   FREE
11:00 am47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair (Japantown)   FREE
11:00 am“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Band’s Free Symphony: Video Game Tunes   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
2:00 pmStern Grove Festival w/ “Thundercat”: Free Concert in the Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Tickets required
2:00 pmZeitgeist’s Beer Garden Live Summer Sunday Concert Series (SF)   FREE

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)

Yes! As of 4/13/21 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...

7:00 pm“Comedy Blast” at Neck Of The Woods w/ Danny Dechi   FREE

Wednesday, August 11, 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...

2:30 pmCastro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)   FREE

Thursday, August 12, 2021

$15 Tix: SF's New Immersive Art Show "teamLab Continuity" (Asian Art Museum)

Step into an experience like no other: at teamLab: Continuity, you become part of an interactive landscape of blooming flowers, darting fish, and soaring crows. At teamLab: Continuity, you will find yourself more...

7:00 pmThursday “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)   $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
3:00 pm“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)   FREE