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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Friday, April 10, 2020

CANCELED: Taco Takeover at "Off the Grid" Fort Mason's Night Market | SF
Friday, April 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
6:00 pmCANCELED: Hayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Honey Boy” | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:00 pmCANCELED: Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
7:00 pm2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar   FREE
7:00 pmSpontaneous Storytelling: True Stories & Free Drinks for Storytellers | SF   $5*
*Just tell them at the door you heard about it on SF Funcheap and get in for $5 instead of $10
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | Outer Richmond   FREE

Saturday, April 11, 2020

9:00 amTrail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF  FREE
All DayCANCELED: Free 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.
All DayCANCELED: Heron Watch at Stow Lake | April 11-June 13   FREE
All DayCANCELED: Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 am50% Off on Socially Distant Bike Rentals | SF   $15*
*All rentals are 50% off City Bikes $15 (normally $32) , Electric bikes $35 (normally $65) Tandems $30 (normally $60), Kids Bikes & Equipment $10 (normally $20)
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: April 11-12 & 18-19 | Japantown   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
7:00 pmCANCELED: Downtown SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
8:00 pmCANCELED: “Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE


Sunday, April 12, 2020

POSTPONED: 2020 Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest | Dolores Park
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park

This event is postponed due to coronavirus concerns – Check Facebook for updates The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, host their 41st Easter Sunday in the Park at Dolores more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival on Easter Sunday | Japantown   FREE
All DayCANCELED: 16 Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Easter Sunday 2020   FREE*
*Free tours but donations appreciated. Tours of the Japanese Tea Garden may require additional admission fee.
All DayCANCELED: Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pmCANCELED: Sci-Fi Festival: Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest | SF   FREE
All DayLocal Makers Market on Easter Sunday | Ghirardelli Square   FREE
2:00 pmAnime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF   FREE
3:00 pmCANCELED: 2020 “Bring Your Own Big Wheel” Race | Potrero Hill   FREE*
*Free to watch; but $10-$20 suggested donations are requested to race.
7:00 pmPOSTPONED: “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 13, 2020

SF City Hall Lights Up Purple for Hospitality Employees | SF
Monday, April 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in purple to honor Hospitality Employees. City Hall Holiday Lighting Schedule April 13 and 20, 2020 – Honoring Hospitality Industry The schedule is more...

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

CANCELED: Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

12:00 pmPOSTPONED: 2020 Ben & Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Cone Day   FREE
7:00 pmCANCELED: “Hills for Tacos” Run Hill Repeats & Get Free Tacos & Beer | SF   FREE*
*No RSVP required - just show up at the shop ready to run.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Tax Day Freebies & Deals | 2020
Wednesday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

UPDATE: As of 3/17 at 7 pm it “appears” this event is still taking place, but there have been no recent updates by the promoter, so we can’t 100% confirm it. more...

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza   FREE
5:00 pmSF’s Epic “Western Wednesdays” & Free Bull Rides | Westwood   FREE*
*No cover. Free bull rides if you follow Westwood on Instagram
6:00 pmSF City Hall Lights Up Blue for Health Care Workers | SF   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $10
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Castro   FREE
7:30 pmCANCELED: “Our Riches” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Walk to Work Day 2020: Free Treats & Giveaways | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Everything offered is while supplies last. Must hubs are open from 7:30-10:30 am.
| All Over San Francisco

Walk to Work Day is the annual celebration of the walking city – and of everyone who walks. The eighth annual Walk to Work Day. San Francisco is a walking city. Whether more...

10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa   FREE
12:00 pmCANCELED: SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Time After Time | SF   FREE
12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   FREE
5:00 pmSF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood   FREE
5:00 pmFree Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF   FREE
5:00 pmCANCELED: Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF   $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17). There is a $10 surcharge for special exhibition tickets.
5:00 pmCANCELED: Free 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.
6:00 pmCANCELED: “MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF   FREE*
*Free for MCD Members. Activities are free with paid admission.
6:00 pmMake: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch   $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.
6:00 pmThird Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF   FREE*
*Third Thursdays are free and open to the public; food and beverage will be available for purchase.
6:00 pmSF City Hall Lights Up Red, White & Blue for First Responders | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCANCELED: SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Podcast: Our Opinions Are Correct | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCANCELED: Exploratorium After Dark: Silver | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)

Friday, April 17, 2020

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

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
6:00 pmCANCELED: Hayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Disaster Playground” | SF   FREE
7:00 pmPOSTPONED: San Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | Apr. 17-18   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
8:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
9:00 pmCANCELED: HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after

Saturday, April 18, 2020

All DayCANCELED: Free 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.
All DayCANCELED: Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” | 2020   FREE*
*The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. Although the entrance fee is waved, paid parking/shuttle reservations required for Muir Woods even on free days.
All DayPOSTPONED: 2020 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show | April 18-19   FREE
All DayCANCELED: Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade & Festival | SF   FREE
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown   FREE
11:00 amCesar Chavez Lowrider Parade | SF   FREE
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
3:00 pmCANCELED: Free Author Talk: Dinner in French | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmPOSTPONED: San Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | April 2020   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
7:00 pmCANCELED: Downtown SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
8:00 pmCANCELED: “Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
9:00 pmCANCELED: “Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 19, 2020

POSTPONED: 2020 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show | Final Day
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Portal Avenue

UPDATE: Due to Corona Virus concerns, this event has been postponed for 2020. You may check their website to check the new dates for the event. West Portal’s 31st Annual Fine Arts more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayCANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Earth Day Festival | Mission District   FREE
All DayCANCELED: “Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin   FREE
12:00 pmPresidio Chapel Open House/Docent Tour | SF   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmCANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center   FREE
2:00 pmCANCELED: SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Tachyon Publications Anniversary | SF   FREE
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 pmPOSTPONED: “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
7:00 pmLaugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 20, 2020

CANCELED: 420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park

UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. 420 at Hippie Hill is a well known San Francisco tradition, bringing tens of thousands of people from all over to more...

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.
6:00 pmSF City Hall Lights Up Purple for Hospitality Employees | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE
9:00 pmTalking Sh*t Free Comedy Show & Open Mic | SF   FREE

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s  FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.