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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!

Thursday, July 19

Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand Up Comedy & Cookies | Berkeley
Thursday, July 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand Up Comedy & Cookies | Berkeley

Come to the Slamdunk Homerun: Stand-Up Comedy at Sports Basement in Berkeley. There will be free cookies and drinks while supplies last. Hosted by Hayley Benham-Archdeacon, Jeff Dean and Jordan Thewlis. Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand-up Comedy Every third Thursdays | 7 pm to 8 pm ...

Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Star Wars – The Last Jedi” | Jack London Square
Thursday, July 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: "Star Wars - The Last Jedi" | Jack London Square

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. Waterfront Flicks begins on Thursday, June 21 with a special Oakland A’s night celebrating the 25th anniversary of the coming-of-age baseball ...

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, July 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best rising comedic talent. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...

Movies on the Square: “Wonder” | Redwood City
Thursday, July 19 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: "Wonder" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 7 to August 30 in 2018. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs
Thursday, July 19 – 10:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $20 at the Door
| Cobb's Comedy Club
"Tindervention" Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs

Come to Cobbs Comedy Club to see some of San Francisco’s best comedians joke about Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and online dating in San Francisco. Of course a few special guests who will grace the stage with their regular honed stand-up acts as well. Free with ...

Friday, July 20

Pi Clowns (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, July 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Pi Clowns (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.
Silliness is very serious business for the Pi Clowns. A company dedicated to knock-about physical comedy, these performers don’t tell jokes. They embody them with robust and timeless antics. Blending mime, theater, acrobatics, juggling and improvisation, the Pi Clowns deliver delightful and …

Rooftop Garden Concert: Variety Dance Band | Oakland
Friday, July 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Variety Dance Band | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s roof garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, July 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic ...

Music on the Square: Santana Tribute | Redwood City
Friday, July 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Santana Tribute | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 1-August 31, 2018. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Los Lonely Boys | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Los Lonely Boys | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 15 ...

Picnic Flix: ” Star Wars The Force Awakens” | Dublin
Friday, July 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emerald Glen Park
Picnic Flix: " Star Wars The Force Awakens" | Dublin

Join the Dublin community for free outdoor movies at Emerald Glen Park. Movies start at dusk approximately 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm, but attendees may arrive as early as 7 pm to snag the perfect spot. Consider making a day of it, and make use of the ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

2018 Summer Concert in the Park: The 925 Band | Pleasanton
Friday, July 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2018 Summer Concert in the Park: The 925 Band | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 15th to August 31st. 2018 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 31, 2018 | 7 to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street and Neal ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Fitness Dance | Jack London Square
Friday, July 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Fitness Dance | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, July 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

  San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, July 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, July 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...

Free A’s Post-Game ’80s Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, July 20 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A’s Post-Game '80s Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

Saturday, July 21

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...