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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, September 25

Oakland’s “Eat Real” Street Food Festival | 2020
Friday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
Oakland's "Eat Real" Street Food Festival | 2020

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival admission is free; ...

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...Monthly

Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, September 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
| Ocean View Brew Works
Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works

Join every 2nd and 4th Friday at Albany’s favorite locally owned microbrewery for Laughs on Tap. A free stand up comedy show featuring the best comedians in the Bay Area and beyond. Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night Every 2nd & 4th Friday | 7:30 ...Monthly

Saturday, September 26

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2020
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2020

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the 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 admission ...

San Francisco Open Studios 2020 Kick Off | Sept. 26 – Oct. 25
Saturday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard
San Francisco Open Studios 2020 Kick Off | Sept. 26 - Oct. 25

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in September and October. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, ...

San Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park
Saturday, September 26 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Alta Plaza Park
San Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park

Do you want to spend some time with fellow Shih Tzu parents out there? Well, this is the perfect group for you. Come and join the San Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group. San Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group Every 4th Saturday | 11:30 am Alta ...Monthly

Sunday, September 27

CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo

Explore science and meet native California animals. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days take place on varying days, both during the week and on the weekend, so that more visitors have the opportunity to experience CuriOdyssey. Vehicle entrance fee for Coyote Point Park is $6 per car. ...

2020 Virtual Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested
2020 Virtual Folsom Street Fair
World’s largest leather and fetish events will go virtual. The ‘only in San Francisco’ event goes worldwide! Join fetish enthusiasts from around the world during the groundbreaking virtual Folsom Street Fair. We’ll bring the features of the Folsom Street Fair that you know and love, directly into ...
“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Western Addition
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Western Addition
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Western Addition
Sunday Streets San Francisco in the Western Addition is back on September 27th. Enjoy 2+ miles of car-free community space for you and your neighborhood to enjoy. Come check out the Activity Hubs on Fillmore and Baker Streets for free fun, family-friendly activities offered by local ...
San Francisco Open Studios 2020 | Bayview
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bayview
San Francisco Open Studios 2020 | Bayview

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in September and October. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, ...

Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 50+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, September 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 50+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 50+ pinball and video games, plus a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of ...Monthly

2020 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2020 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Final Day | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival admission is free; ...

Monday, September 28

The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | San Jose
Monday, September 28 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Biblioteca Latino Americano Branch Library
The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | San Jose

Free and for the General Public 1 hour art lecture on the History and creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls in North America. Lecture and hands on demonstration will be taught by acclaimed artist: Diego Marcial Rios.

Free Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.
Free Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.

Come to the monthly Free Queer Bowling Night at Mission Bowling Club. In addition to free bowling, you can enjoy $5 beers & $8 cocktails all night courtesy of  Tito’s Vodka and Standard Deviant Brewing. And bowl to the sounds of DJs Siobhan Aluvalot & Marke ...Monthly

Monday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, September 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  Monthly

Tuesday, September 29

The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | Castro Valley
Tuesday, September 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Library
The History & Creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls Free Art Lecture | Castro Valley

Free and for the General Public 1 hour art lecture on the History and creation of Mexican Sugar Skulls in North America. Lecture and hands on demonstration will be taught by acclaimed artist: Diego Marcial Rios.

Friday, October 2

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Kick Off | October 2-4
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Kick Off | October 2-4

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

Saturday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

Sunday, October 4

Free 2020 Fleet Week Ship Tours | Oct. 4-13
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free 2020 Fleet Week Ship Tours | Oct. 4-13
Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Embarcadero to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Australian Navy. All ship tours are free ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...