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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, October 15

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area 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

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

“FOG Diwali” Festival of Lights 2022 (Fremont)
Saturday, October 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No cost
| Mission San Jose High School, Fremont
"FOG Diwali" Festival of Lights 2022 (Fremont)
You are invited to attend FOG Diwali Fair with thousands of attendees on Oct 15 from 10 am to 7 pm at Mission San Jose high school, Fremont, California. The Entry is Free. Enjoy dazzling parade with Ramayan Characters at 2 pm led by Hollywood ...
Outer Sunset “Second Hand Saturdays” 2022 (May-November)
Saturday, October 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission for All
| 1994 37th Avenue at Ortega, San Francisco
Outer Sunset "Second Hand Saturdays" 2022 (May-November)

Come search for vintage treasures every third Saturday, May through November, 10 am to 4 pm, at Second Hand Saturday, an open-air vintage market located in the Outer Sunset at 37th Ave and Ortega. Expect to find some unique additions to the 2022 season. Live ...Monthly

SF’s 2022 “Edge Fest” Volunteer & Ice Cream Social (Ocean Beach)
Saturday, October 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Community Event
| 800 Great Highway
SF's 2022 "Edge Fest" Volunteer & Ice Cream Social (Ocean Beach)
Edge Fest is a tribute to the Great Highway and Ocean Beach community. Sponsored by neighbor MKThink, the architecture design company that moved into the former Wise Surfboard shop, Edge Fest kicks off with a beach clean-up hosted by the Surfrider Foundation (10 am – ...
“Metcon at the Park” Total Body Workout at Salesforce Park (SF)
Saturday, October 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all
| Salesforce Park
"Metcon at the Park" Total Body Workout at Salesforce Park (SF)

A total body workout, this METabolic CONditioning class will take you through rounds of exercises aimed at increasing both cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength and is not for the faint hearted. You will leave this class drenched in sweat! This class is free and open ...Every Saturday

Berkeley’s 2022 Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cedar Rose Park
Berkeley's 2022 Harvest Festival
Head to Cedar Rose Park for a day of activities, including live music, a seed swap, food contests, tables to meet City employees across a range of departments, and even an event to learn more about electric bikes, scooters, and cars. Come out for our annual ...
Resale Block Party: Shopping, Free Ice Cream & Wine Tasting (SF)
Saturday, October 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Amour Vert 437 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Resale Block Party: Shopping, Free Ice Cream & Wine Tasting (SF)
Join Amour Vert, Clare V. And Recurate for a Resale Block Party.  Saturday, October 15 from 11AM – 3PM Hayes Valley, San Fransisco  Bring your pre-loved Clare V. And Amour Vert items to trade in for store credit and enjoy music, wine tasting and ice cream. Clare V 344 Linden ...
Saturday Sounds at the Park (Salesforce Park)
Saturday, October 15 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Saturday Sounds at the Park (Salesforce Park)

Enjoy a rotating selection of local folk music talent curated by Give it Up for the Band, Incorporated. This activity meets at the Central Lawn and is free and open to the public. Every Saturday

8th Annual “Cold Frisco Nights” Lowrider Cruise (SF)
Saturday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Bridge
8th Annual "Cold Frisco Nights" Lowrider Cruise (SF)
You already know! The 8th Annual Cruise. Cold Frisco Nights 2022 is going down October 15th! Details on the flyer! Come out and cruise with us through the city. Don’t want to miss this one! Always a good time! #coldfrisconights2022 ** Hitting Broadway after Mission is ...
SF’s 2022 “Bearrison” Street Fair w/ DJs, Drag Queens + Wrestling (SoMa)
Saturday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The fair is most likely free, but donations are always appreciated
| Folsom and 11th Street (Main Entrance)
SF's 2022 "Bearrison" Street Fair w/ DJs, Drag Queens + Wrestling (SoMa)
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc., (SPI) in collaboration with The Bears of San Francisco (BOSF), are thrilled to announce the Second Annual Bearrison Street Fair, returning to San Francisco on October 15, 2022. Set to occur in the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District in SoMa, ...
2022 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival (Berkeley)
Saturday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
2022 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival (Berkeley)
Poets, musicians, environmentalists, and community members will gather on Saturday, October 15, 2022, the 27th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, to celebrate Writers, Nature and Community, and send an urgent message to consider the earth and climate change in our daily lives. Our belief is ...
Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)
Saturday, October 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested during the show
| The Golden Squirrel
Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)

About Nuthouse: at 8:30, some of the best local and touring comedians come to Rockridge’s favorite gastropub, The Golden Squirrel. Past comics have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Amazon Prime, Conan, James Corden, and more. The show proudly features a different ...Every Saturday

“Weekend Love” Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)
Saturday, October 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Delirium
"Weekend Love" Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)

Join us for party classics with one of San Francisco’s legendary and pioneering Hip Hop DJs! We go from Hip Hop to Reggae-Dancehall, Reggaeton to 80s Pop, House to Hyphy every Friday & Saturday night! Party for FREE while watching the music videos ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 16

50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 15-16)
Sunday, October 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Historic Main Street (Half Moon Bay)
50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 15-16)

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its Golden Anniversary 50th Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 15-16, 2022, with a smashing lineup of heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of stellar live music, the fantastically-fun Great Pumpkin Parade, and tons more. Enjoy harvest-inspired art and ...

Huge Sunday Craft Market & Festival at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery (2022)
Sunday, October 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Hangar 1 Distillery
Huge Sunday Craft Market & Festival at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery (2022)

On the third Sunday of each month from 11a-5p, enjoy browsing through Head West Marketplace’s 50+ local craft and plant merchants at Hangar 1 Vodka’s Alameda distillery, which is a converted WWII-era airplane hangar. Food trucks will be provided by Eat Real, and Hangar 1 will have mini ...Monthly

FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)
FREE: Oakland "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (Sunday)

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 HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)
SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a great new comedy club at Neck of the Woods with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate ...Every Sunday

“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)
"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase (SF)

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP “Crazy ...Every Sunday

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, October 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

The Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile is a weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Quintara. Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile at ...Every Sunday