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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!

Friday, July 3

Free Admission Day at Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day at Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and drop-in craft activities. Visit the Museum for free all-day. Catch up with friends in Abbott Square and grab a bite to eat from one of your favorite ...Monthly

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, July 3 – 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. 2 pm General Tour: ...Monthly

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...Monthly

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...Monthly

CANCELED for 2020: Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
Friday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
| Alameda County Fair
CANCELED for 2020: Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
The county fair offers a free day for your beloved seniors on selected Fridays, until 5 pm.
F**k That Noise “Black Lives Matter Protest”
Friday, July 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Portrero Del Sol Skate Park
F**k That Noise "Black Lives Matter Protest"
Noise show featuring live music and poetry from Bay Area performers and bands protesting racism, police brutality, and other political injustices. Please wear mask and practice social distancing.
“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, July 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, July 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

Freedom Fridays: Family Walk & Chalk at Children’s Fairyland
Friday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register for more info or to get involved.
| Grand Ave & Harrison St
Freedom Fridays: Family Walk & Chalk at Children's Fairyland

Freedom Fridays is an opportunity for young people to see themselves reflected in leadership, and for Black youth to see themselves in the center. Our speakers and performers will all be young people. Freedom Fridays: Family Walk & Chalk at 4:00 pm Assembly ...Every Friday

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, July 3 – 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 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

“The Statues are Down! Now What?” Community Healing & Celebration
Friday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Coit Tower
"The Statues are Down! Now What?" Community Healing & Celebration
There will be two days of Community Education, Healing, and Celebration. July 3, 2020 | Friday 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Coit Tower Celebrate the recent statue removals of men that contributed to the discrimination of our communities. Bring art, music, food, and the whole family. July 5, 2020 | ...
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 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

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

Outdoor Alameda Porch Music: Social Distancing Concert
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Outdoor Alameda Porch Music: Social Distancing Concert

We love what locals are doing in Alameda. Please be advised. We are letting you know about a hyper-local neighborhood community event. If you do not live within walking distance of the event, please do not attend. If you love it too, consider starting this ...Every Friday

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

CuriOdyssey’s Free Virtual First Friday Family Nights
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
CuriOdyssey’s Free Virtual First Friday Family Nights
On Friday, July 3, at 6 pm Pacific, see how exciting science can be with Kate the Chemist, Dr. Kate Biberdorf, science entertainer and author of the best selling book “The Big Book of Experiments,” as she performs her amazing experiments for kids. Hear children’s music ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, July 3 – 7:00 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. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown
Friday, July 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated
| The Uptown Nightclub
Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase featuring the best local and traveling comedians from around the country Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party Every First Friday | 7:30 pm to 9 pm (Dance Party at 9 pm) The Uptown, 1928 ...Monthly