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San Francisco… land of the free. Here’s just the free stuff in SF and the Bay Area. Keep your wallet in your pocket and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 20

Samsung Galaxy S9 Mobile Pop Up Tour | Union Square
Wednesday, June 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square
Samsung Galaxy S9 Mobile Pop Up Tour | Union Square

Come experience the new Galaxy S9. Samsung is heading out on a national tour to celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S9 | S9+, bringing the latest innovations in Samsung technology straight to you. Experience what it’s like to radically slow down time in its ...

SFO Lights Up for Pride | June 20-25
Wednesday, June 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFO
SFO Lights Up for Pride | June 20-25

SFO welcomes everyone to San Francisco for Pride by decking the main international terminal and its control tower out all rainbow.
2018 Pride Lighting Schedule

June 20 – Pride Rainbow
June 21-22 – Transgender March 2018 in SF Blue, Pink & White
June 23-25 – Pride Rainbow

Lighting schedule subject …

Free Movies on the Beach: 2018 Kick Off “The Lost Boys” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, June 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: 2018 Kick Off "The Lost Boys" | Santa Cruz

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. Each ...

Thursday, June 21

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

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 Francisco that gives us a full 14 hours, 46 minutes and 53 seconds of daylight …

Longest Day of the Year: 9 Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer Solstice
Thursday, June 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Longest Day of the Year: 9 Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer Solstice

Enjoy the longest day of the year and learn something surprising about the city you love. Play tourist on your own turf and explore San Francisco the best way possible – on foot with City Guides.
Summer Solstice Walking Tours
June 21, 2018
All over San Francisco
FREE, but donations …

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, June 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursday ...

Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, June 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair

The county fair offers a Kids free day & $2 sample Bites of the Fair on selected Thursdays, until 5 pm.

Jenny Lind Concert: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jenny Lind Concert: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

The annual Jenny Lind Concert is a beloved and long-running Yerba Buena Gardens Festival tradition that showcases the most extraordinary young sopranos from Sweden. This year’s program introduces 26-year-old Kine Sandtrø and Julia Sjöstedt, 23. Hailing from Trøndelag, Norway, Sandtrø enrolled in her candidate program …

Novela’s 5 Year Anniversary Block Party: Casino Games & Prizes | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP required.
| Novela
Novela's 5 Year Anniversary Block Party: Casino Games & Prizes | SF

Heres the Deal:  First 100 people to RSVP will automatically receive 4 raffle tickets for a chance to win one of their many prizes. Over $1000 in prizes to give away.  Play, win & get raffle tickets.
Play any one of their 4 casino games:

Black Jack
Craps
Roulette
Wheel of Fortune

Win …

2018 Civic Center’s Commons Block Party Kickoff: Music & Food Festival | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 Civic Center's Commons Block Party Kickoff: Music & Food Festival | SF

Enjoy free performances by local bands curated by Another Planet Entertainment, a full bar serving wine, beer and craft cocktails, and a rotating selection of street food curated by Off the Grid, and “beach” volleyball by SF Social.
The June 21st Block Party will feature performances …

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF

Game Night brings a night of games, drinks, food and fun on the third Thursday of every month from 5-10 pm at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location. They will have discounted beer and wine, exclusive food menu, board games like giant Jenga, corn hole and more. Each event will ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its fifth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. Off the Grid ...

2018 Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, June 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
2018 Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward

On June 21, the Bank of the West Stage will feature the West Coast Blues Society Caravan of All Stars, celebrating the upcoming Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival.
Also performing that night will be Shark Punch on the Buffalo Bill’s Stage and The Royal Deuces on the …

2018 “Summer Sounds” Kickoff: Mariachi Mestizo | Walnut Creek
Thursday, June 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
2018 "Summer Sounds" Kickoff: Mariachi Mestizo | Walnut Creek

Summer Sounds Outside is a series of free concerts on the outside plaza which focuses on bringing high quality, eclectic new artists to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Concerts will take place from 5:30-7 pm on select Thursday evenings during the Summer ...

Underground Speakeasy & Pride Happy Hour at Goorin Bros. Hat Shop | North Beach
Underground Speakeasy & Pride Happy Hour at Goorin Bros. Hat Shop | North Beach

Join The Speakeasy SF for a pre-show celebration of Pride Month in partnership with Goorin Bros. The Goorins have graciously opened their doors to a hidden speakeasy (yes a real former speakeasy) that lives underneath their shop. RSVP on Facebook – free entry, but priority ...

2018 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights
Thursday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for BBA members
| Bernal Heights
2018 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights

The Bernal Business Alliance invites you to the 8th annual Summer Solstice Stroll on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Taste some treats, sip some beverages, do some summer shopping and say hello to all your favorite neighbors and store peeps as you toss your worries aside for the …

Divisadero Art Walk: Summer Solstice & Pride | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Divisadero Corridor
Divisadero Art Walk: Summer Solstice & Pride | SF

Come out for the Divisadero Art Walk on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Expect art shows, live music, complimentary beverages and more.
Summer is here people… And with summer comes a fresh Divisadero Art Walk -The Solstice Edition celebrating Pride. It’s the longest day of the year, …

SFJAZZ 2018: 32nd Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series Kickoff | Palo Alto
Thursday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ 2018: 32nd Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series Kickoff | Palo Alto

Enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz, an annual tradition in Palo Alto, celebrates its 32nd Anniversary at Stanford Shopping Center. A free outdoor concert series, Summer Jazz is produced by SFJAZZ and showcases a variety of jazz musicians and all-stars performing ...

2018 San Mateo’s Summer Music Series Kick Off: Reggae in the Park | June 21-Aug.16
Thursday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
2018 San Mateo's Summer Music Series Kick Off: Reggae in the Park | June 21-Aug.16

Dance a summer evening away in San Mateo’s beautiful Central Park with free concerts held every Thursday night during the summer. Low-back chairs and blankets are welcome. Downtown parking is free after 6 pm. 2018 Central Park Music Series Every Thursday, June 21 to August 16, ...