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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!

Friday, October 7

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and ...Every Friday

“Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2022)
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (normally $15-20)
| Broadway Studios
"Comedians with Criminal Records" Live in SF (2022)

Crime is no laughing matter in San Francisco… unless it’s Comedians with Criminal Records – a unique showcase of professional comics who’ve had troubles with the law in the past. In addition to an hilarious comedy set, you’ll also hear the back-story of the comedian ...Every Saturday

FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)
FREE: Oakland's HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

SF’s Oktoberfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2022 (Speakeasy Brewery)
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Normally $5-15.
| Speakeasy Brewery
SF's Oktoberfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2022 (Speakeasy Brewery)

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997. Come celebrate this legacy with a special month-long Oktoberfest-themed pop-up comedy festival every Friday night for four weeks only. RSVP for Secret Guestlist – Free $10-$20 Friday Nights ...Every Friday

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. The History Museum is ...Monthly

Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show (Oct. 7-9)
Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show (Oct. 7-9)
Beads, gems, jewelry, and clothing! Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show is back at the Plaza Hotel, October 7-9. Featuring over 150 exhibits presented by independent artisans, beadmakers, and tradespeople, as well as interactive, hands-on workshops.     Free admission for Funcheap users, use code OCT107 online or ...
“Parade of Ships” Under Golden Gate Bridge (Fleet Week 2022)
Friday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
"Parade of Ships" Under Golden Gate Bridge (Fleet Week 2022)
Come see the Fleet enter the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge as the visiting ships steam towards their ports, and Liberty Call for our honored Sailors and Marines. San Francisco Fleet Week hosts the largest Parade of Ships on the West Coast. The procession of ...
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)
Friday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...Monthly

2022 “California Seaweed Festival” in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)
Friday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*All Day Free! - We are a non-profit
| Bay Conference Center in Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State University
2022 "California Seaweed Festival" in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)

Come to the 3rd Annual California Seaweed Festival! We are planning for a bigger and better festival than last year! The California Seaweed Festival is a free in-person family friendly event celebrating the seaweed diversity of California! The festival will showcase seaweed uses and applications ...

“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)
"Pay-What-You-Can" Taco Day at SF's Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

Rooftop “Lunchbox Music at the Park” at Salesforce Park (SF)
Friday, October 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all
| Salesforce Park
Rooftop "Lunchbox Music at the Park" at Salesforce Park (SF)

Enjoy mellow, acoustic music with your lunch. Music curated by Trixie Rasputin Presents. This program meets at the Main Plaza and is free and open to the public.Every Friday

Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels Airshow + Full Schedule (Friday)
Friday, October 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels Airshow + Full Schedule (Friday)

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival which is back in 2022 Although there is a full week of events, the epochal ...

Kickit365 Soccer Watch Party: USWNT vs England (SF Athletic Club)
Friday, October 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The San Francisco Athletic Club
Come take a “long lunch” on Friday October 7th at noon and meet Kickit365 at San Francisco Athletic Club to watch the USWNT take on the England national team! All TV’s and full audio will be on for the game as well. See you there!
Rooftop Vinyasa Yoga at Salesforce Park (SF)
Friday, October 7 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Fe for all
| Salesforce Park
Rooftop Vinyasa Yoga at Salesforce Park (SF)

This class will focus on creating fluid transitional moves between postures, while alignment & form are never sacrificed in the process of flexibility development. Provided by FITNESS SF. This program is free and open to the public.Every Friday

“The Summer Place” Halloween Pop-Up Bar (Oct. 7-31)
Friday, October 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Drinks for purchase
| Summer Place
"The Summer Place" Halloween Pop-Up Bar (Oct. 7-31)
The Summer Place (under new ownership) is excited to announce this Halloween’s most exciting & spooky pop-up event October 7th through the 31st. Don’t miss out on the mystical décor and hauntingly-delicious craft cocktails.
Hidden SF Walking Tour (SoMa)
Friday, October 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but can be canceled due to rain
| Yerba Buena District
Hidden SF Walking Tour (SoMa)

Hidden stories, surprises, and live performances abound in a FREE 90-minute walking tour in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Neighborhood. Local history, activism, music, and pirating are brought to life as actors portray the larger-than-life historical figures that gave this city its quirky and unique ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)

California’s largest recurring street food festival is back for its 12th season. , 25+ food trucks will roll into Fort Mason’s parking lot and surround live bands, a full bar and a brand new wine garden. (Sadly, the communal fire pits are not returning ...Every Friday

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe
$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party (North Beach)

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with drink prices ...Every Friday