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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!

Sunday, October 13

“Sunday Streets” SF’s Free Street Festival & Block Party (SoMa)
Sunday, October 13 – 12:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa
“Sunday Streets” SF's Free Street Festival & Block Party (SoMa)

Get ready to hit the streets:  Sunday Streets is back for a new season. Celebrate 16 years of Sunday Streets SF transforming San Francisco streets into car-free community spaces for all to enjoy at events across the City in 2024. The Sunday Streets SF family ...

Free Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Sunday, October 13 – 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 ...Monthly

Thursday, October 17

The Biggest “Supermoon” Night of 2024
Thursday, October 17 – 6:36 pm - Ends at 7:36 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
The Biggest "Supermoon" Night of 2024
On October 17, 2024, there will be a Super Hunter’s Moon. Plus, it’s also the biggest Supermoon of the year. which means the moon will come closer to the Earth than any other full moon in 2024. The best time to view the supermoon is when it’s at ...

Friday, October 18

SF’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Friday, October 18 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (McLaren Park)
SF's Free Outdoor Movie Night: "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Sundown Cinema returns for 2024 just in time for another summer in San Francisco. This free outdoor movie series, the only one of its kind in the Bay Area, will feature seven films in seven parks across San Francisco, beginning on Friday, May 17, at ...

Saturday, October 19

SF’s 12th Annual “Aloha Poly Fest” (Little Marina Green)
Saturday, October 19 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Little Marina Green
SF's 12th Annual "Aloha Poly Fest" (Little Marina Green)
Free Admission & Parking Pacific Islands multi-cultural event welcoming the general public to celebrate and learn about cultures in the South Pacific. Please note the new date is October 19, 2024 (not June 15th as was originally listed)
SF’s “Pier Party” at Fisherman’s Wharf: Free Summer Concert Series (2024)
Saturday, October 19 – 3:00 pm - Ends at 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fisherman’s Wharf Crab Wheel Plaza
SF's “Pier Party" at Fisherman's Wharf: Free Summer Concert Series (2024)

Are You Ready to Come Rock the Dock? Fisherman’s Wharf Presents “Pier Party at the Wharf” Summer Concert Series Running on Saturdays from 3-7 PM until the end of October, this concert series kicks off Memorial Day Weekend on May 25, 2024. Get ready to ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 20

Sunday Streets “Phoenix Day” Neighborhood Block Parties All Over SF (2024)
Sunday, October 20 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Sunday Streets "Phoenix Day" Neighborhood Block Parties All Over SF (2024)

Get ready to hit the streets:  Sunday Streets is back for a new season. Celebrate 16 years of Sunday Streets SF transforming San Francisco streets into car-free community spaces for all to enjoy at events across the City in 2024. The Sunday Streets SF family ...

Orionids Meteor Shower 2024
Sunday, October 20 – 11:59 pm - Ends at 6:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2024
The Orionids, which peak during mid-October each year, are considered to be one of the most beautiful showers of the year. Orionid meteors are known for their brightness and their speed. These meteors are fast—they travel at about 148,000 mph (66 km/s) into the Earth’s ...

Friday, October 25

Final Weekend of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2024 (Ends Oct. 31)
Friday, October 25 – 3:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Fire rings are first come, first serve
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Final Weekend of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2024 (Ends Oct. 31)

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2024 bonfires are back ...

Saturday, October 26

SF’s Final “Pier Party” of 2024 at Fisherman’s Wharf (Free Summer Concert Series (2024)
Saturday, October 26 – 3:00 pm - Ends at 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fisherman’s Wharf Crab Wheel Plaza
SF's Final “Pier Party" of 2024 at Fisherman's Wharf (Free Summer Concert Series (2024)

Are You Ready to Come Rock the Dock? Fisherman’s Wharf Presents “Pier Party at the Wharf” Summer Concert Series Running on Saturdays from 3-7 PM until the end of October, this concert series kicks off Memorial Day Weekend on May 25, 2024. Get ready to ...Every Saturday

Final Weekend of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2024 (Ends Oct. 31)
Saturday, October 26 – 3:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Fire rings are first come, first serve
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Final Weekend of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2024 (Ends Oct. 31)

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2024 bonfires are back ...

Sunday, October 27

Costumed Pet Parade, Treats & Halloween Selfie Station (San Ramon)
Sunday, October 27 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Center Bishop Ranch
Costumed Pet Parade, Treats & Halloween Selfie Station (San Ramon)
Your prized and precious pets will have a day to strut their canine stuff on October 27 at the City Center Costumed Pet Parade. They’ll be showing off their costumes and moves beginning at 2pm in Alexander Square. Treats from George will be provided, and ...

Thursday, October 31

Final Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2024 (Until March 1, 2025)
Thursday, October 31 – 3:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Fire rings are first come, first serve
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Final Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2024 (Until March 1, 2025)

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2024 bonfires are back ...

Friday, November 1

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)
Friday, November 1 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...Monthly

Sunday, November 3

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, November 3 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)
Sunday, November 3 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Additional $6 fee for access to special exhibitions
| OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)
Oakland Museum of California's Free First Sundays (OMCA)

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history, and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. Sunday Hours – 11am to 5pm – Please check website as hours may change seasonally Free – ...Monthly

San Ramon’s “Diwali” Indian Festival of Lights 2024
Sunday, November 3 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | City Center Bishop Ranch
San Ramon's "Diwali" Indian Festival of Lights 2024
Diwali, the Festival of Light and one of fall’s most delightful celebrations, is coming to City Center November 3 at 5pm. Come enjoy the spirited Indian music and dancing, watch a Rangoli artist at work, and get a henna tattoo if the mood strikes. There’ll ...

Monday, November 4

Tuesday, November 5

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
Tuesday, November 5 – 9:30 am - Ends at 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply. Advanced timed tickets required.
| Legion of Honor
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally general admission is $20 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission ...Monthly

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
Tuesday, November 5 – 9:30 am - Ends at 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply. Timed tickets required
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections feature priceless treasures and works of arts from the 17th through the 20th centuries ...Monthly