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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, August 3

Green Apple Book Talk “Paris is a Party, Paris is a Ghost,”
Tuesday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Green Apple Book Talk "Paris is a Party, Paris is a Ghost,"
Join us on Tuesday, August 3 at 6pm PT when David Hoon Kim discusses his debut novel, Paris is a Party, Paris is a Ghost, with Kevin Brockmeier on Zoom! Zoom Registration https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_c6yfSwmBTWa9HbXpzeRuvA About Paris is a Party, Paris is a Ghost In a strangely distorted Paris, a Japanese ...
“Comedy Blast” at Neck Of The Woods w/ Danny Dechi
Tuesday, August 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Neck of The Woods
"Comedy Blast" at Neck Of The Woods w/ Danny Dechi

Comedy Blast! Stand-up comedy hosted by Danny Dechi – Comedian and world’s only pencil musician. As seen on CBS James Corden Late Late Show: – 7PM to 9PM Free Admission! Karaoke at 9PM Every Tuesday

Wednesday, August 4

Secret Guest List: Cobb’s Free Summer Comedy Nights (Aug 4-5)
Secret Guest List: Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Nights (Aug 4-5)

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. Tindervention: Tinder Horror Stories and Stand-Up Comedy Tinder, Bumble, Hinge … oh my! Cobb’s Comedy Club brings together ...

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and historic sites may remain open” – We confirmed with the SF’s parks department ...Every Wednesday

Free Outdoor Yoga at Hillsdale Shopping Center (San Mateo)
Wednesday, August 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free - Reservations Required
| Hillsdale Shopping Center
Free Outdoor Yoga at Hillsdale Shopping Center (San Mateo)

Get outside and in the zone with FREE fitness and wellness classes at Hillsdale Shopping Center. We’re offering Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, August 3 – 26, 2021, from 9am to 10am, on the outdoor North Block Plaza. Sign ...Every Wednesday

Free National Parks Day: 1st Anniv. of Great American Outdoors Act
Free National Parks Day: 1st 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 ...

Castro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, August 4 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market
Castro Farmers' Market (Every Wednesday)

Welcome back your favorite farmers to the corner of Market and Noe Streets as they offer their amazing citrus, tasty root vegetables, honey, flowers, baked goods, and beautiful leafy greens.  Castro Farmers’ Market Every Wed., Mar. 17-Nov. 17, 2021 | 2:30p-7p Castro Farmer’s Market, Noe ...Every Wednesday

“SF Wednesdays” Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Downtown
Wednesday, August 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
"SF Wednesdays" Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Downtown

With SFWednesdays, San Francisco is taking it to the streets with 30 performances, free and open-to-the-public, spread across 10 Wednesdays this summer in some of the City’s most iconic outdoor public spaces. The series kicks off  Wednesday, July 14 (12pm – 2pm) — in three simultaneous offerings ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, August 5

Secret Guest List: Cobb’s Free Comedy Night “Tindervention” + Hilarious Dating Horror Stories
Secret Guest List: Cobb's Free Comedy Night "Tindervention" + Hilarious Dating Horror Stories

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. Tindervention: Tinder Horror Stories and Stand-Up Comedy Tinder, Bumble, Hinge … oh my! Cobb’s Comedy Club brings together ...

“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)
Thursday, August 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Community Market
"Mission Community Market" Night Farmers Market (SF)

2021 updates Now in its 11th year, the popular neighborhood market will be reopening with a lineup of 20+ small local farms and food businesses, offering a diversity of fresh fruits and vegetables, food crafts, and hot prepared foods for Mission residents. More vendors will ...Every Thursday

SFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights for Bay Area Residents
SFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights for Bay Area Residents

SFMOMA has announced free access to the museum for Bay Area locals for three upcoming Thursday evenings in 2021. SFMOMA Announces First Thursdays: Free Admission For Bay Area Residents From 4–8 P.M. On July 1, August 5 And September 2, 2021  First Thursdays at SFMOMA: Free ...Monthly

Friday, August 6

“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)
"Pay-What-You-Can" Taco Day at SF's Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

“Ferry Fridays” Music on the Plaza at SF’s Ferry Building
Friday, August 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
"Ferry Fridays" Music on the Plaza at SF's Ferry Building

Join us for weekly live music from 3:00 – 6:00 PM on the Ferry Building’s Back Plaza featuring Bay Area bands and DJs all summer long. Grab your favorite Ferry Building refreshments and enjoy our outdoor dining area with picture perfect bay views. Ferry Fridays ...Every Friday

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, August 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

Summer Music Series: Friday Night “City Center Unplugged” (Bishop Ranch)
Friday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | City Center Bishop Ranch
Summer Music Series: Friday Night "City Center Unplugged" (Bishop Ranch)

Celebrate your summer with live music! City Center Unplugged is a Friday evening outdoor music series featuring an array of local bands. It will take place every Friday evening during the summer from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 2nd through Friday, August 27th. ...Every Friday

Berkeley’s Summer Outdoor Movie Night
Friday, August 6 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | James Kenney Park
Berkeley's Summer Outdoor Movie Night

Free movies in Berkeley parks return this summer. Berkeley’s Friday night outdoor movie series kicks off July 9, with Trolls at Codornices Park. The series continues through September 24 with 6 evenings of beloved family films, new and old, in parks across Berkeley. Free Movies in ...

Lucky Shoe Karaoke w/ Brian Bartman (Bernal Heights)
Friday, August 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Lucky Shoe Karaoke w/ Brian Bartman (Bernal Heights)

You love karaoke, we love karaoke, it’s been too long since we’ve seen each other… what else is there to say?? We’ve got the best KJ and biggest selection in town – a completely UNBIASED opinion of course! We’ve got a the liquid courage you ...Every Friday

Saturday, August 7

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Maker’s Row “Artists & Fleas” Market (Berkeley)
Saturday, August 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Maker's Row "Artists & Fleas" Market (Berkeley)

Starting June 19th, you can find Artists & Fleas every Saturday from 11-5PM at Fourth Street in Berkeley. They’ll be taking over Maker’s Row AND the surrounding parking lot – tons of space to shop & hang or show & sell with the best of ...Every Saturday