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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!

Saturday, August 24

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including ...Every Saturday

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

2019 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley
2019 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley
The sidewalks along Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 21st Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, August 24, 2019. 2019 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival Saturday, August 24, 2019 | ...
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-eighth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

32nd Annual Oakland Chinatown Streetfest | 2019
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
32nd Annual Oakland Chinatown Streetfest | 2019

On August 24 & 25, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (OCCC) will be presenting its 32nd Annual Chinatown StreetFest. The two-day event runs from 10 am to 5:30 pm and is free to the public. Consisting of more than 150 booths, the festival will ...

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2019 – January 5 & 6 – ...

Hidden Pianos & Free Concert Inside SF’s Civil War Era Fort | Fort Point
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*This event is free. No RSVP required.
| Fort Point National Historic Site
Hidden Pianos & Free Concert Inside SF's Civil War Era Fort | Fort Point

We’re doing something that we’ve never done before: In partnership with our friends at PianFrancisco, Art in the Parks will be putting pianos in one of San Francisco’s oldest and most iconic buildings, Fort Point. Located under the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point was built ...

2019 Foster City Summer Days | August 23-25
Saturday, August 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2019 Foster City Summer Days | August 23-25

The City of Foster City is excited to host a new community event, Summer Days, coming August 23-25, 2019 to Leo J. Ryan Park. The multi-day festival is a great opportunity for families, neighbours, and friends to connect and to celebrate the Foster City community. ...

9th Annual Polish Street Festival | Martinez
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | East Bay Polish American Association
9th Annual Polish Street Festival | Martinez
East Bay Polish American Association invites you to the  9th Annual Polish Street Festival that will take place on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 11 am to 6 pm. The festival will feature authentic, delicious Polish cuisine, Polish beer and booths with Polish jewelry, books, arts ...
39th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
39th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 39th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Share the day with friends and family while enjoying authentic Italian food, live entertainment, grape stomps, cultural exhibits, arts & crafts vendors, wine tasting and much more. 2019 Italian Family Festa ...

“Dilli Haat” Indian Food & Folk Festival 2019 | Cupertino
Saturday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Memorial Park (Stevens Creek)
"Dilli Haat" Indian Food & Folk Festival 2019 | Cupertino
Did you miss going to India this Summer? Dilli Haat transports you to the magical world of Indian art and heritage presented through a fascinating panorama of craft, cuisine and cultural activities. 2019 Activities: Curry Competition Indian Fashion Pop-Up Show Incredible India Folk Dance Competition Celebrate Janmasthami with your Radha ...
2019 Egyptian King Tut Festival | East Bay
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2019 Egyptian King Tut Festival | East Bay

Come visit the 30th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating handmade items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2019 King ...

Castro Valley Greek Festival: Authentic Food, Dance & Music | 2019
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
Castro Valley Greek Festival: Authentic Food, Dance & Music | 2019

Enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 48th annual Greek Festival. Opa. Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The featured a-la-carte entrees include roasted lamb or Greek roasted chicken seasoned to ...

Rotten City Block Party & Dog Contest | Emeryville
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Rotten City (between Hollis & Emery)
Rotten City Block Party & Dog Contest | Emeryville
On Saturday, August 24th from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, the City of Emeryville is hosting the inaugural Rotten City Block Party along Park Avenue between Hollis and Emery in Emeryville. Mayor Ally Medina says “the Rotten City Block Party will be a celebration where we ...
Celebrate Oakland’s First Rainbow Crosswalk & Pre-Pride Block Party | 2019
Saturday, August 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The White Horse Bar
Celebrate Oakland's First Rainbow Crosswalk & Pre-Pride Block Party | 2019
Come celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Oakland’s first Rainbow Crosswalks, along with Oakland Pride & our amazing Upper Telegraph community. There will be Queer First Fridays DJs and Dance Party, Drag shows, food, drinks and more. And although there’s still a long road ahead, this event ...
2019 Zine Picnic: Trade Zines & Meet Zinesters | SF
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
2019 Zine Picnic: Trade Zines & Meet Zinesters | SF
Come hang out and meet other zine- and comics-makers at the fifth annual zine picnic. This is a great time to get to know other makers, meet the organizing team, and maybe even find out how you can volunteer to help make SF Zine Fest ...
2019 Jazz, Blues & Funk Fest | Pittsburg
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pittsburg Marina
2019 Jazz, Blues & Funk Fest | Pittsburg
The Jazz, Blues and Funk Fest is a great way to come out and enjoy free entertainment in Pittsburg. It is happening Saturday, August 24th at the Pittsburg Marina from 12 pm-8:30 pm On the stage: Kalimba- Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band Leo Vigil & the Rockin’ ...
Due South Concert Series w/ Mexican Institute of Sound & Helado Negro | SF
Saturday, August 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*VIP Premium Seats Available Starting at $50.
| Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Due South Concert Series w/ Mexican Institute of Sound & Helado Negro | SF
The kick-off concert will feature the Latin folk-infused electronica of Mexican Institute Of Sound and the ambient cosmic pop songsmith Helado Negro. Mexico City DJ and Producer Camilo Lara is the driving force behind Mexican Institute of Sound, who have built an international reputation and ...
The Rubinoos Free In-store Concert | Amoeba Berkeley
Saturday, August 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (Berkeley)
The Rubinoos Free In-store Concert | Amoeba Berkeley
Bay Area legends The Rubinoos celebrate the release of their new album, From Home (out August 23 on Yep Roc Records), with a live set and signing at Amoeba Berkeley on Saturday, August 24th at 3pm. Buy their new album at Amoeba Berkeley to get ...