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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, July 16

Outer Sunset “Second Hand Saturdays” 2022 (May-November)
Saturday, July 16 – 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

Sunday, July 17

“Freak Flag Music” Vinyl Dance Party at Delirium (3rd Sundays)
Sunday, July 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Delirium
"Freak Flag Music" Vinyl Dance Party at Delirium (3rd Sundays)

3rd Sundays is a dance party hosted by Freak Flag Radio. Our Sunday theme continues with fun, dance music revolving around choice vinyl record selections! Eclectic music lovers, this is for you! 8pm-2am | free 21+ | security enforced Resident Vinyl DJs: – Walkin’ Love ...Monthly

Sunday, July 24

“Rollin’ with the Homos” Roller Skating Party & Drag Shows (Oakland)
Sunday, July 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but $7 donation at Venmo.com/rollinhomos requested
| Township Commons Park
"Rollin' with the Homos" Roller Skating Party & Drag Shows (Oakland)

Drag performers on roller skates! Because what could go wrong?! 4th Sundays at Oakland Township Commons 3 – 6 PM • Drag shows on the hour at Oakland Township Commons Hosted by Nicki Jizz & Mama Celeste Performances by Polly Amber Ross Ali Scat Disco ...Monthly

Tuesday, July 26

2022 Funny Fest Comedy Competition at Neck Of The Woods
Tuesday, July 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Neck of The Woods
2022 Funny Fest Comedy Competition at Neck Of The Woods

Come watch the 2022 Funny Fest Comedy Competition! Tuesdays April 26th, May 31st, June 28th, July 26th, August 2nd, August 30th, 7PM at San Francisco Neck Of The Woods. 406 Clement Street, San Francisco Plus Special Guest Comedian! Free Admission! Hosted by Danny Dechi 21+ ...

Wednesday, July 27

Secret Guest List: Cobb’s Free Comedy Night (July 27)
Secret Guest List: Cobb's Free Comedy Night (July 27)

Funcheap and HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often with credits ...

Thursday, July 28

Secret Guest List: Cobb’s Free Comedy Night (July 28)
Secret Guest List: Cobb's Free Comedy Night (July 28)

Funcheap and HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often with credits ...

Saturday, July 30

Second Annual Art and Plants Summer Festival (San Jose)
Saturday, July 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE ADMISSION
| St. Leo The Great
Second Annual Art and Plants Summer Festival (San Jose)
Come and join Second Annual Art and Plants Summer Festival in Downtown San Jose. The Festival features the largest plant market with other local makers and crafters, great food, drinks, kids activities, and entertainment. We are partnering with St Leo the Great parish and local plant ...

Sunday, July 31

Dancing in the Street: ODC 50+ Anniversary Summer Block Party
Sunday, July 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP or advance registration required
| ODC Dance Commons
Dancing in the Street: ODC 50+ Anniversary Summer Block Party
ODC celebrates its 50+ anniversary at a festive block party on Sunday, July 31st from 12 – 4 pm, concluding Summer Sampler at ODC Theater. The day will feature a free performance of KT Nelson’s mobile magnum opus Path of Miracles by ODC/Dance, as well ...

Tuesday, August 2

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers located in Golden Gate Park, offers an intimate, up-close experience with nearly 2,000 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more ...Monthly

SF’s Free Arcade Game Night at The Detour (First Tuesdays)
Tuesday, August 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free unlimited play wristband with any purchase from bar
| The Detour SF
SF's Free Arcade Game Night at The Detour (First Tuesdays)

Paid rent in SF? Hella Broke? Then first Tuesdays are the night for you.  The Detour hosts “Free Play Tuesday” with all arcade games on free play with purchase from the bar. Come enjoy all the video game glory from today and yesteryear while enjoying ...Monthly

2022 Funny Fest Comedy Competition at Neck Of The Woods
Tuesday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Neck of The Woods
2022 Funny Fest Comedy Competition at Neck Of The Woods

Come watch the 2022 Funny Fest Comedy Competition! Tuesdays April 26th, May 31st, June 28th, July 26th, August 2nd, August 30th, 7PM at San Francisco Neck Of The Woods. 406 Clement Street, San Francisco Plus Special Guest Comedian! Free Admission! Hosted by Danny Dechi 21+ ...

Thursday, August 4

Free National Parks Day: Anniv. of Great American Outdoors Act
Free National Parks Day: Anniv. of Great American Outdoors Act

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free ...

Friday, August 5

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, August 5 – 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, August 5 – 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

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, August 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly

Sunday, August 7

“Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, August 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & Noe
"Castro Art Mart" Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)

Castro Art Mart on is coming full of amazing Local Artists and Live Music! From 11-5pm on Noe Street between Market and Beaver St! Castro Art Mart! Don’t miss it! Every 1st Sunday of the month! Please check @castro.artmart for updates as this event might ...Monthly

Saturday, August 13

2022 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival (Berkeley)
Saturday, August 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | North Shattuck Ave., 1601 Shattuck Ave. @ Cedar St.,
2022 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival (Berkeley)
The sidewalks along Shattuck and Cedar streets in North Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL. See https://www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com/chocolate-chalk-art/ for updated details for 2022
Outdoor “Mini Mart” at SF’s Mission Bowling Club (Summer 2022)
Saturday, August 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Bowling Club
Outdoor "Mini Mart" at SF's Mission Bowling Club (Summer 2022)

Mission Bowling Club is bringing back Mini Mart! Our quarterly shopping event is focused on locally made jewelry, home goods, apparel, art, and more. Each Mini Mart will be held outside on our covered front patio! We will be having 4 marts for 2022 on ...

Sunday, August 14

Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market (SF)
Sunday, August 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission: All Welcome
| Inner Sunset
Inner Sunset Sunday's Flea Market (SF)

Join us for open-air treasure hunting at the Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market Season Opener on Sunday, April 10th, and every second Sunday through November, from 10 am-4 pm on a closed-to-traffic Irving Street between 9th-10th Avenues. The flea market features fascinating vintage and handcrafted ...Monthly

Sunday, August 28

“Head West Marketplace” w/ 75+ Vendors in Hayes Valley (SF)
Sunday, August 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Patricia's Green
"Head West Marketplace" w/ 75+ Vendors in Hayes Valley (SF)

HEAD WEST is a Local, Outdoor Marketplace of Makers, Merchants, Crafters, Designers + Artists in partnership with the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association & Explore Hayes Valley. 4x Seasonally, Sundays 2022 Dates – Apr 24 – Jun 26 – Aug 28 – Oct 23 ➞ 11am-5pm ...