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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 17

HellaSalsa: SF’s Brand New Salsa Dance Party (The Function)
Wednesday, July 17 – 10:00 pm - Ends at 2:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| The Function
HellaSalsa: SF's Brand New Salsa Dance Party (The Function)

Experience the vibrant energy of our salsa party, where the rhythm of the music meets the elegance of a luxury setting. Held at The Function, San Francisco’s newest upscale bar, this event promises an evening of exhilarating dance and sophisticated fun. As the live salsa ...Every Wednesday

New Free Oakland-Alameda Water Taxi Launches Sevice
Wednesday, July 17 – 7:00 am - Ends at 7:25 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
New Free Oakland-Alameda Water Taxi Launches Sevice
A brand new — and free — Oakland Alameda Water Shuttle (OAWS) pilot service will launch Wednesday morning, July 17. The OAWS, named Woodstock, will carry people across the Oakland Estuary, Wednesday through Sunday, for the next two years. It will offer 37 trips per day that ...

Japanese Tea Garden’s Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)
Japanese Tea Garden's Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)

The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility, and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Originally created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California ...Every Wednesday

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, July 17 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Can. Visitors are welcome to pay what they can every Wednesday
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Pay What You Can" Wednesday at SF's Museum of Craft and Design

There’s no better time to visit the Museum of Craft and Design than on Pay What You Can Wednesday. MCD’s Pay What You Can Wednesday initiative strives to keep art accessible to all by giving visitors the opportunity to experience the latest exhibitions for whatever ...Every Wednesday

Free Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Wednesday, July 17 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Free Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

Opened to the public in 1993, YBCA was founded as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood. Our work spans the realms of contemporary art, performance, film, civic engagement, and public life. Centering artists as essential to social and cultural movement, YBCA ...Every Wednesday

Free “Fix Your Digital Marketing’ Workshop for Entrepreneurs (SF)
Wednesday, July 17 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required
| San Francisco Public Library, Main, Small Business Center
Free "Fix Your Digital Marketing' Workshop for Entrepreneurs (SF)
The webinar is a partnership between the San Francisco Small Business Development Center and the San Francisco Public Library. ChatGPT is cool. But you know what’s cooler? Actually driving results for your local service business by actually getting your website fixed, your social media in order, ...
Ferlinghetti, A Rebirth of Wonder & Other Free Films (North Beach)
Wednesday, July 17 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Savoy Tivoli
Ferlinghetti, A Rebirth of Wonder & Other Free Films (North Beach)
Join Films With Friends July 17 for free line up of films in North Beach! Films of Ex-Spirit-Mental Cinema of the Sixties: Twilight of My Humble Brother & Acid Mantra Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, starting at 6pm Metropolis by Fritz Lange at SFOG 1314 Grant, starting at 7pm Ferlinghetti: ...
“Wiener Wednesday” Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)
Wednesday, July 17 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 12:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Every Wednesday, Free Hot Dogs with every Hornitos Cocktail purchase
| Rye Bar
"Wiener Wednesday" Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)

With a name like “Rye,” this bar is obviously whiskey-centric… but on Wednesday nights the bar leans towards tequila is also awesomely hot dog centric! Come to Rye Bar every Wednesday for free hot dogs with every Hornitos cocktail purchase. Mo and Kat are you ...Every Wednesday

50¢ Wing Wednesdays at Westwood (SF)
Wednesday, July 17 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*50 cent wings! Minimum of 6 wings (range of flavors) with a drink purchase.
| Westwood
50¢ Wing Wednesdays at Westwood (SF)

It’s wing Wednesday at Westwood! Get your hands on mouthwatering wings for just 50 cents each, with a variety of flavors to choose from. Don’t miss out! 50¢ Wing Wednesdays , 6-9p Westwood, 2036 Lombard St. SF (@ Fillmore) No Cover 50 cent wings! Minimum ...Every Wednesday

Black Hammer’s Free “Hopped Up” Trivia Night (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, July 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Black Hammer Brewing
Black Hammer's Free "Hopped Up" Trivia Night (Every Wednesday)

No pens, no paper. Join us for three rounds of fast-paced gameshow-style pub trivia in our taproom every Wednesday at 7PM. Free admission, with bonus points for fastest answer and a live scoreboard. Hopped Up Trivia at 7pm Black Hammer Brewing, 544 Bryant ...Every Wednesday

“Wolfman Jeff Trivia” Night at SF’s Willkommen Beer Garden (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, July 17 – 7:30 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Willkommen
"Wolfman Jeff Trivia" Night at SF's Willkommen Beer Garden (Every Wednesday)

Sincere Earth greetings! Our advanced collective has run infinite models through some of our most working superb-computers and we’ve determined this to be the absolute most perfect trivia night for anyone advanced enough to read this message. Congratulations! Willkommen Wednesdays w/ Wolfman Jeff Trivia (night)™ ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, July 18

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: “Batey Tambó”
Thursday, July 18 – 12:30 pm - Ends at 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: "Batey Tambó"
Oakland percussionist Denise Solís founded one of the first ever all-female ensembles devoted to the Afro-Indigenous Puerto Rican tradition of bomba, Las Bomberas de la Bahia, and she’s been drumming down barriers for women in the art form ever since. Working with Julia Caridad Cepeda ...
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2024 Free Concert in the Park (Batey Tambó)
Thursday, July 18 – 12:30 pm - Ends at 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2024 Free Concert in the Park (Batey Tambó)
Oakland percussionist Denise Solís founded one of the first ever all-female ensembles devoted to the Afro-Indigenous Puerto Rican tradition of bomba, Las Bomberas de la Bahia, and she’s been drumming down barriers for women in the art form ever since. Working with Julia Caridad Cepeda ...
“Black Laughs Matter” Comedy: Live at SF’s Only Black-Owned Comedy Club (7p + 8:45p)
Thursday, July 18 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| The Function
"Black Laughs Matter" Comedy: Live at SF's Only Black-Owned Comedy Club (7p + 8:45p)

Prepare for a comedic powerhouse like no other with ‘Black LAUGHS Matter,’ a riotous showcase featuring some of the sharpest minds and quickest comedy wits in the game – all under one roof. Join us for a night of uproarious laughter and unapologetic humor as these talented black comedians take ...Every Thursday

“HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)
"HellaSecret" Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up 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 takes place in a ...

Ddaeng (땡): K-Pop DJ After-Party + Exclusive Soju Cocktails (SF)
Thursday, July 18 – 10:00 pm - Ends at 2:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| The Function
Ddaeng (땡): K-Pop DJ After-Party + Exclusive Soju Cocktails (SF)

82ALLNIGHT and HELLAFUNNY is excited to kick off, DDAENG(땡) | Live DJ after party, cocktails, good vibes, and good music at The Function! Come celebrate every Thursday with us! 🥂 Experience some underground bangers and international hits from South Korea and all around the world, and exclusive Soju Cocktails inspired by ...Every Thursday

“Climate Warriors (2017)” Free Film Screening at SF Public Library
Thursday, July 18 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room, San Francisco Public Library
"Climate Warriors (2017)" Free Film Screening at SF Public Library
Climate Warriors presents people who show resistance against the devastating effects of climate change. They show that we need a fast transition in order to save the environment and keep human rights in balance in favor of peace.  NR, 86 mins., 2017. Closed captions (CC) in English.   Everybody’s ...
Stern Grove RSVPs Opens at 2pm: Lucinda Williams (8/18)
Thursday, July 18 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Advanced Tickets required
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove RSVPs Opens at 2pm: Lucinda Williams (8/18)

The Stern Grove Festival returns for its 87th season having presented free concerts in the park every summer since 1938. 2024 Stern Grove Festival June 23 – August 25, 2024 | 2-5 pm Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd., SF FREE Stern Grove Festival’s 87th season of admission-free concerts ...

Redwood City’s Outdoor Film Night “Movies on the Square” 2024 (June 6 – Aug 29)
Thursday, July 18 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free! All Ages!
| Courthouse Square
Redwood City's Outdoor Film Night "Movies on the Square" 2024 (June 6 - Aug 29)

Gather your friends and family, grab a blanket or a lawn chair, and head on over to Redwood City’s free outdoor movie series… with double features! There’s nothing quite like watching great movies under the stars, surrounded by the company of others. From June 6 ...Every Thursday

Poetry Reading: Kim Shuck’s Poem Jam Celebrates Ruth Weiss (SF Main Library)
Thursday, July 18 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room, San Francisco Public Library
Poetry Reading: Kim Shuck's Poem Jam Celebrates Ruth Weiss (SF Main Library)
San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita Kim Shuck invites special guests to celebrate the life and works of the German-born San Francisco poet ruth weiss.  Kim Shuck was San Francisco’s seventh Poet Laureate. Her poetry draws on her multiethnic background which includes Polish and Cherokee heritage, and her ...