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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!

Thursday, August 29

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

CityDance 2019: Country Line Dance, Live Music & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Country Line Dance, Live Music & Beer Garden | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Seratones Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Seratones Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Join us on Thursday, August 29th at 5pm for a live set and signing with the Seratones. Their new album Power is out August 23rd on New West Records. Get Power at Amoeba SF to get into the signing line and meet the band after ...
French Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Asiento
French Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF

Every last Thursday of the month, Moules à Facettes invites you in SF for an afterwork party with French drinks, French music and quality people from everywhere. That you are a regular or a newcomer, feel free to share the love to all your friends, ...Monthly

Free Author Talk: Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini | Omnivore Books
Thursday, August 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini | Omnivore Books
Throughout history, visual and performance artists of all stripes and degrees of renown have rendered their visions within the whimsical medium of food. But however ubiquitous the practice may be, in Carolyn Tillie’s deeply satisfying and gloriously illustrated A Feast for the Eyes, we embark ...
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Cajon/Zydeco Accordion Soul Music | Concord
Thursday, August 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Cajon/Zydeco Accordion Soul Music | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

The Great Cable Car Chase | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | A Runner's Mind San Francisco
The Great Cable Car Chase | SF

Join us as we find ourselves a cable car to race (and beat) in our favorite monthly San Francisco tradition – The Great Cable Car Chase. We’ll be racing the Powell/Hyde cable car on Hyde Street from Bay to Chestnut in two blocks of uphill ...Monthly

Movies on the Square: “Captain Marvel” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 29 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: "Captain Marvel" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 6-August 29, 2019 The Summer experience will be enhanced with a showing of 12 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). ...

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, August 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night every Thursday at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best comedians. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...Every Thursday

Young Franco: Free Indie/Electronic Dance Concert | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free w/ RSVP -Limited for 1st (500x) RSVPs
| 1015 Folsom
Young Franco: Free Indie/Electronic Dance Concert | SF
Young Franco is Australia’s answer to Kaytranada. Soulful, funky dance music with a slight touch of hip hop & disco. It’s dance floor satisfaction, guaranteed with one of Australia’s hottest young talents making his SF debut on Thursday, August 29th at 10 pm.

Friday, August 30

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, August 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

2019 CAL Football Season Kick Off Party | Berkeley
Friday, August 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
2019 CAL Football Season Kick Off Party | Berkeley
Downtown Berkeley Association is excited to co-host the 2019 CAL Football Season Kick Off party in the Downtown Plaza with Cal Athletics on August 30th 5 pm-7 pm. The evening will be filled with give-a-ways, fun photo ops, the Cal Marching Band, The Cal Dance Team, ...
“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, August 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. Discover everything from Beijing-style crispy-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with ...Every Friday

Oracle Park’s Free Summer Concert: 80s Tribute “Tainted Love” | SF
Friday, August 30 – 5:01 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Takes place at Seals Plaza located behind Center Field. No game ticket required.
| Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)
Oracle Park's Free Summer Concert: 80s Tribute "Tainted Love" | SF

The Giants are proud to present the first ever Levi’s Concert Series. Enjoy a free pre-game concert before each Friday night home game. The concerts will feature local bands and artists, such as Barry Zito, Tim Flannery and more. Plus there will have Anchor Brewery ...

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, August 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...Monthly

Live On The Square: Oakland Dance Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Oakland Dance Party | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

Free Summer Concert: Old Time Rock & Blues | San Bruno
Friday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring your chairs & blankets.
| San Bruno City Park
Free Summer Concert: Old Time Rock & Blues | San Bruno

Join this summer at San Bruno City Park, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2019 Concerts at the Rotary Pavilion every Friday from August 2, 2019 to September 27, 2019 at 6 pm. Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

“Sinatra Under the Stars” Live Music & Whiskey Tasting | The Park Chalet
Friday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No music cover charge and complimentary whisky tastes
| The Park Chalet
“Sinatra Under the Stars” Live Music & Whiskey Tasting | The Park Chalet
Park Chalet Brewery & Restaurant in San Francisco will host a complimentary “Sinatra Under the Stars” musical performance, plus a whiskey tasting, on Friday, August 30th from 6 pm to 9:00 pm. Guest will be able to enjoy the sounds of Sinatra performed by Perrish D’Andrea ...