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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 3

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. 2019 ...

Free Admission & $1 Rides: Foster Kids Clothing Drive Day | 2019 Alameda County Fair
Wednesday, July 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission when you donate one clothing item
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission & $1 Rides: Foster Kids Clothing Drive Day | 2019 Alameda County Fair
Get into the Alameda County Fair for free when you donate one clothing item at the fair. All carnival rides will be $1 until 5 pm.

GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro
Wednesday, July 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $5, but on ...Monthly

Women’s World Cup: Semi-Final Watch Party & Soccer Festival | Civic Center
Wednesday, July 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sue Bierman Park
Women's World Cup: Semi-Final Watch Party & Soccer Festival | Civic Center

Looking for a way to kick off summer? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting free, live FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing parties this June and July. Held in partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance, this event will feature USA versus Sweden on ...

Folk/Pop Concert: Michelle Lambert | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Folk/Pop Concert: Michelle Lambert | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito
Wednesday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 21st Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2019. Wednesday, July 3 Festivities begin under the blue and gold circus tent with Circus Imagination at 4 pm followed by a truly Polynesian Tahiti fete ...

Richmond | Waterfront Family Festival, Concert & Fireworks | 2019
Wednesday, July 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There are fees for the interactive children's games and food.
| Marina Bay Park
Richmond | Waterfront Family Festival, Concert & Fireworks | 2019
Enjoy an evening of food, children’s games, live music, and a great view of the Richmond Waterfront fireworks on July 3, 2019. There will be food vendors, live music, and a Kids Fun Zone (for a fee) starting at 5 pm leading up to the spectacular ...
“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, dancing, food trucks, wine and beer, Kids Fun Zone, interactive games and free prizes. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live ...

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern
"Safe Words" Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...Monthly

Morgan Hill | “Family Fest” July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Fest | 2019
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Morgan Hill Amphitheater
Morgan Hill | "Family Fest" July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Fest | 2019
Downtown Morgan Hill comes together to celebrate Independence Day 2019 with their Patriotic Sing and Family Music Festival starting at 6 pm on July 3, 2019. The evening starts off with the 31st Annual Patriotic Sing, which begins at 6 pm at the Morgan Hill Community ...
Free Celtic Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Celtic Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs ...
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle | SF
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Shuttle is Free.
| Triple Voodoo Brewery
First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle | SF

Free hop on/hop off brewery shuttle. Start at any of the eight participating breweries, then hop on any one of three vans running approximately every 30 minutes.  First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle Every 1st Wednesday | 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Speakeasy Brewery, 1195 Evans ...Monthly

Benicia | Independence Day Torchlight Parade | 2019
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Benicia | Independence Day Torchlight Parade | 2019
Benicia kicks off Independence Day festivities a night early with their Torchlight Parade which takes place at 6:30 pm on July 3, 2019. The parade includes dancers, floats, clowns, and entertainment. Also check out Benicia’s Picnic in the Park & Fireworks on July 4, 2019.
Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2019
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Craneway Pavilion
Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2019
Celebrate Independence Day a day early at the Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond with floor to ceiling windows and amazing views of the San Francisco skyline on July 3, 2019. This free event is fun for the whole ...
Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Secret Location (SF)
Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF

This one hour class provides an introduction to IMPACT Bay Area’s style of empowerment self-defense. In this class students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical ...Monthly

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...Monthly

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, July 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...Every Wednesday