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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!

Tuesday, February 1

Golden Gate Park’s Illuminated Forest | Final Day
Tuesday, February 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)
Golden Gate Park's Illuminated Forest | Final Day

San Francisco’s popular illuminated forest, Entwined, returns to Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow, from December 2, 2021 through February 1, 2022. During the pandemic, this dazzling forest of lights entranced park goers and quickly became a popular evening destination for Bay Area residents and visitors ...

Friday, February 4

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, February 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. The History Museum is ...Monthly

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, February 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

Saturday, February 5

First “Caturday” Party in San Francisco (Dolores Park)
Saturday, February 5 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First "Caturday" Party in San Francisco (Dolores Park)

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...Monthly

Saturday, February 19

Bayview’s “Sankofa” Outdoor Makers Market (SF)
Saturday, February 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Blvd.
Bayview's "Sankofa" Outdoor Makers Market (SF)

In an effort to support the reclamation of space in Bayview Hunters Point, we are excited to announce the debut of Sankofa Makers Market on November 20, 2021 with three scheduled dates running from 11am to 3pm on Hungers point Blvd. btwn Hawes and Jennings. ...

Friday, April 15

Final Day of SF’s 6-Month Pop-Up “The Museum at The Cliff”
Friday, April 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Cliff House
Final Day of SF’s 6-Month Pop-Up “The Museum at The Cliff”

It’s officially open! After the Cliff House shut down in 2020, Come visit a brand new 6-month pop-up museum The Museum at The Cliff to learn about the Cliff House, Sutro Baths, and the surrounding area 1090 Point Lobos Ave in the former Cliff House Gift ...

Saturday, May 21

Bayview’s “Sankofa” Outdoor Makers Market (SF)
Saturday, May 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Blvd.
Bayview's "Sankofa" Outdoor Makers Market (SF)

In an effort to support the reclamation of space in Bayview Hunters Point, we are excited to announce the debut of Sankofa Makers Market on November 20, 2021 with three scheduled dates running from 11am to 3pm on Hungers point Blvd. btwn Hawes and Jennings. ...

Saturday, June 18

The 66th Annual North Beach Festival (June 18-19, 2022)
Saturday, June 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Columbus & Grant (Columbus Avenue and Grant Avenue, San Francisco)
The 66th Annual North Beach Festival (June 18-19, 2022)

UPDATE – Out of an abundance of caution, we are sad to announce that the 2021 North Beach Festival (originally scheduled for Sept. 18-19) has been canceled.  The festival will resume June 18-19, 2022 Now in its 66th year, The North Beach Festival is considered ...

Sunday, June 19

SF’s 2022 North Beach Festival (June 18-19)
Sunday, June 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Columbus & Grant (Columbus Avenue and Grant Avenue, San Francisco)
SF's 2022 North Beach Festival (June 18-19)

UPDATE – Out of an abundance of caution, we are sad to announce that the 2021 North Beach Festival (originally scheduled for Sept. 18-19) has been canceled.  The festival will resume June 18-19, 2022 Now in its 66th year, The North Beach Festival is considered ...