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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!

Sunday, October 21

After Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 6:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Monroe
After Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF

morning late-night partygoers and early risers migrate to Monroe for the best house music SF has to offer: 2 Bars, Spacious plush booth seating, Outdoor patio, and refreshing cocktails. Take part in a local nightlife experience with the sounds and vibes of Afterdawn. After ...Every Sunday

October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

PaddleSplash Festival: Free Paddleboard Demos | Alameda
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to join and demo a paddleboard. Other activities require paid tickets
| Encinal Yacht Club
PaddleSplash Festival: Free Paddleboard Demos | Alameda

PaddleSplash is a 3 day festival held in Alameda on October 19-21, 2018. The first day are a set of clinics to get beginners on the water and help those that have paddled before the basics about racing. Day two is the festival at the ...

Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay

Looking for a-one-of-a-kind treasure? Come out and check out the Concord Antique Faire & Collectibles held at the Concord Todos Santos Plaza park from 9 am to 4 pm on third Sundays from April to October in 2018 . Admission & parking is free.

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Portola + Potrero Hill
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Portola + Potrero Hill

For the weekend of October 19-21 residents of Bayview-Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch, Excelsior, Ingleside, Mission, Outer Mission, Portola, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion.
Zip Codes: 94107, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134

Grace Cathedral Forum with Nontombi Naomi Tutu | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral Forum with Nontombi Naomi Tutu | SF

Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, the activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will talk about the challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa – and how those experiences taught her how to combat situations of oppression and heal hate and division …

Music Carnival: Instrument Petting Zoo & Live Music | Berkeley
Sunday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crowden Music Center
Music Carnival: Instrument Petting Zoo & Live Music | Berkeley

Crowden’s annual musical carnival is a day-long celebration for the entire family.
Community Music Day is Crowden’s annual musical carnival for all ages. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Girls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for musical fun throughout the day.
Festivities include:
Instrument Petting …

2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free for all ages. Food, beer, and wine prices vary.
| Historic Downtown Campbell
2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell

Join the two-day Bavarian-themed of the 24th Annual Oktoberfest, with events showcasing authentic, mouthwatering German foods including Bratwurst and other sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and German potato salad, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 fine artisans from all over the country and an impressive ...

2018 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Danville
2018 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Celebrate the Danville FallFest 2018, formerly known as the Danville Fall Crafts Festival, on tree-lined Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville from 10 am to 5 pm on October 20-21, 2018. 2018 Danville FallFest October 20-21, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm Historic Downtown Danville FREE ...

Sports Basement’s 2018 Yoga Fest | Walnut Creek
Sunday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| Sports Basement (Walnut Creek)
Sports Basement's 2018 Yoga Fest | Walnut Creek

Sports Basement is thrilled to partner with local yoga studios & instructors to bring you the 2018 Yoga Fest. There will be 4 yoga/pilates classes.
After each class, there will be a raffle with awesome prizes. In true yogi fashion, there will also have a Tie …

Inner Richmond Walking Tour Part I | SF City Guide
Sunday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Geary & 3rd
Inner Richmond Walking Tour Part I | SF City Guide

The district’s rich history goes back to the 19th century and includes robbers’ roosts and racetracks, squatters and roadhouses, a saloon district and a red light district, as well as charming Victorian row houses and beautiful Craftsmans, the 1902 and 1903 Big Games, an earthquake …

Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF
Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

3rd Annual Free Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair | East Bay
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pine Valley Middle School
3rd Annual Free Bay Area Kids' Book Fair | East Bay

The 3nd Annual Free Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair is happening this weekend, October 20-21, 2018. The event will be indoors and open from 10 am–3 pm with free admission and free parking. The first 200 families will get a free book bag. Attendees are ...

Play the World’s Largest PAC-MAN Arcade Game | Final Day
Sunday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UNIQLO (Powell)
Play the World's Largest PAC-MAN Arcade Game | Final Day

For all the classic arcade fans in your life, UNIQLO will launch a special t-shirt collection in collaboration with Japanese video game developer, Bandal Namco Entertainment to celebrate classic 8-bit games Pac-Man, Mappy & Dig Dug.  World’s Largest Pac-Man Arcade Game October 18-21, 2018 | ...

2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 15th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

21st Annual UN Film Festival: Kids Films & Live Jazz | Palo Alto
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mitchell Park Library & Community Center
21st Annual UN Film Festival: Kids Films & Live Jazz | Palo Alto

The 21st annual United Nations Association Film Festival, an international documentary film festival, will run from October 18-28, 2018 at various locations in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Stanford University. 2018 United Nations Association Film Festival October 18-28, 2018 Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo ...

SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

2018 SF Open Studios Weekend | Sunday
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
2018 SF Open Studios Weekend | Sunday

San Francisco comes alive with art this October and November as ArtSpan presents the 43rd Anniversary of SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. ...

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2018 | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
The Final Presidio Picnic of 2018 | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...Every Sunday

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
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Guest speakers this month will be from the Consumer Action Committee: Rebecca Corbett, Heidi Spaulding, and Alex Rivin. They will be speaking about issues that affect individuals with disabilities and how they advocate for people in our community.

The members of the CAC regularly advocate for …