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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, July 1

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...Monthly

“LaborFest” Kick Off: Month-Long Art, Lecture & Film Festival | July 1-30
Wednesday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Some events are free. Check schedule for updates
| All Over San Francisco
"LaborFest" Kick Off: Month-Long Art, Lecture & Film Festival | July 1-30

LaborFest is an annual festival celebrating the history and culture of working people through film, art, lectures, and exhibits all over the Bay Area from July 1-30, 2020. This year’s theme is Labor: Resist, Revolt, Building A New Future. LaborFest 2020 takes place in a ...

LaborFest 2020: Resist, Revolt, Building a New Future (July 1- 31)
Wednesday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE
LaborFest 2020: Resist, Revolt, Building a New Future (July 1- 31)

LaborFest opens its 27th annual festival on July 1, 2020, with a month of timely events inspired by local and international labor activists and labor history. The program schedule includes both international and local films and videos, a labor history walk and bike tour, lectures, ...

CANCELED for 2020: Free Admission & $1 Rides: Feed the Need Food Drive | 2020 Alameda County Fair
Wednesday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to the fair w/ a donation of 4 non-perishable food items
| Alameda County Fair
CANCELED for 2020: Free Admission & $1 Rides: Feed the Need Food Drive | 2020 Alameda County Fair
Get into the Alameda County Fair for free when you bring 4 non-perishable food items to the Fair. All carnival rides will be $1 until 5 pm.
POSTPONED: SF’s Epic “Western Wednesdays” & Free Bull Rides | Westwood
Wednesday, July 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover. Free bull rides if you follow Westwood on Instagram
| Westwood
POSTPONED: SF's Epic "Western Wednesdays" & Free Bull Rides | Westwood

Due to the Shelter in Place order, Westwood is temporarily closed until April 7. Please check Instagram on updates. Enjoy wild times every Wednesday at SF’s premier country music bar with $5 Happy Hour specials on delicious shareable plates like Mac & Triple Cheese, All-You-Can-Eat Wings ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, July 2

The Show Up “Indie-pendence Day” Online Concert
Thursday, July 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
The Show Up "Indie-pendence Day" Online Concert
Patreon’s Indie-pendent music showcase featuring Kat Robichaud, RAC, and VIAA. Get ready for some behind-the-scenes footage, unreleased tracks, witty banter, and the occasional demo of exotic instruments.
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, July 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...Monthly

CANCELED for 2020: Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.
| Alameda County Fair
CANCELED for 2020: Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
The county fair offers a Kids Free Day & $2 “Bites of the Fair” samples on selected Thursdays, until 5 pm.
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
Thursday, July 2 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park

Take a break from your desk with this 30-minute express lunchtime class every Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1 pm. Pair with Express Bootcamp beforehand for a full body workout.Every Thursday

Live Latin Jazz: Viajó de la Música Quartet
Thursday, July 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Scopo DiVino
Live Latin Jazz: Viajó de la Música Quartet
Celebrate safe, outside dining, and performance on Thurs.7/2/20, 5-8 pm Come listen to Viajó de la Música Quartet @rennerjazz for live Latin Jazz at ScopoDiVino @scopodivino, SanFran’s favorite classy wine bar & romantic restaurant, featuring creative live music, early-weekend energy, romantic atmosphere, fine wines, & ...
POSTPONED: SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood
Thursday, July 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westwood
POSTPONED: SF's Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood

Due to the Shelter in Place order, Westwood is temporarily closed until April 7. Please check Instagram on updates. Enjoy wild times at SF’s premier country music bar with $5 Happy Hour specials on delicious shareable plates and live country music every Thursday. Live Music Thursdays ...Every Thursday

“No Justice No Peace” Caravan to Support Black Lives Matter
Thursday, July 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito Plaza BART
"No Justice No Peace" Caravan to Support Black Lives Matter
We will stage a noisy protest with motorists and bicyclists as we take over the neighborhoods with the message: No Justice, No Peace! Bring signs, noisemakers, and prepare to take digital actions to be announced at the caravan. Cars and bikes will traverse 6 miles ...
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, July 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The SF First Thursday Art Walk makes 27+ galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...Monthly

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, July 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

Join the art walk from 6 pm-9 pm all around the Castro. Every first Thursday of the month, participating locations extend their business hours to host special events and share artwork with the neighborhood. Join the art walk for a self-guided experience through the creativity ...Monthly

Ecology Center Thirsty Thirsday Virtual Concert
Thursday, July 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration suggested and donations requested
Ecology Center Thirsty Thirsday Virtual Concert
You’re invited to join the Ecology Center for a virtual concert benefit on Facebook Live, highlighting many of the performers and musicians who would have joined with us in the community at North Berkeley Farmers’ Market Thirsty Thursdays, Earth Day 2020, and at the Downtown ...
Mission BayBay: A Virtual Comedy Show
Thursday, July 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Mission BayBay: A Virtual Comedy Show

of the month some of the best comedians in the Bay Area and beyond will drop into your living room to perform! At the end of each show, we will roast each other’s baby pictures, including yours! Join us and enjoy world-class comedy ...Every Thursday

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, July 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including ...

Webinar: Beauty and the Beast “California Wildflowers & Climate Change”
Thursday, July 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
Webinar: Beauty and the Beast "California Wildflowers & Climate Change"
Rob Badger and Nita Winter will take you behind the scenes on their 27-year journey photographing wildflowers throughout California. It began in 1992 when they discovered and fell in love with California’s spectacular wildflower blooms in the Mojave Desert’s Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve. Photographing ...
Funcheap’s Live Zoom Comedy Roast Night w/ Chris Riggins
Funcheap's Live Zoom Comedy Roast Night w/ Chris Riggins

Get ready for Funcheap’s live interactive virtual comedy show on Zoom from Copper Spoon in Oakland hosted by Chris Riggins. Tune in, get some LIVE laughs and kill an hour with us instead of Netflix. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite and we’ll send you ...Every Thursday

Throwback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF
Thursday, July 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virgil's Sea Room
Throwback Thursdays at Virgil's: Late 90's to Early 2000's Pop | SF

Hey, queers. Oops…they did it again. They’re starting 2018 right with a little turn of the century reminiscing. Get dirty with your queer fam while they pump your favorite late 90s, early 2000s pop tunes in a safe and inclusive space. Dress the part and ...Monthly