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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!

Wednesday, July 17

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Point Arena
Wednesday, July 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Arena Theater
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Point Arena

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

Free Movies on the Beach: “Book Of Life” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seating is first-come, first-served.
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: "Book Of Life" | Santa Cruz

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. Each ...

Thursday, July 18

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, July 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursday ...Monthly

Summer Pop-Up Meditations w/ Judith Sweet | SF
Thursday, July 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Black Lockett Florist
Summer Pop-Up Meditations w/ Judith Sweet | SF

This Summer 2019 Kadampa Meditation Center is working with local businesses to bring basic meditation and more peace and clarity into what can often seem like a crazy and overstimulated world. Please join at one of the many locations around San Francisco for a 15-20 ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, July 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, July 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2019 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 20th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 20, July 18, and August 15 with live bands, a classic car show, street entertainers, and kids’ rides for the whole family. A free family fun with ...

2019 Quakes Free Summer Movie Nights “Christopher Robin” | San Jose
Thursday, July 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
| Avaya Stadium
2019 Quakes Free Summer Movie Nights "Christopher Robin" | San Jose

Quakes Movie Nights, is returning on the big screen at Avaya Stadium for the second consecutive year in 2019. 2019 Quakes Free Summer Movie Nights July 11 – August 8, 2019 | 6 pm (Movies starts at 6:30 pm) Avaya Stadium (Quakes 7UP Epicenter | 1123 ...

Free Latin/Salsa Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, July 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free Latin/Salsa Concert in the Park | San Mateo

Dance a summer evening away in San Mateo’s beautiful Central Park with free concerts held every Thursday night during the summer. Low-back chairs and blankets are welcome. Downtown parking is free after 6 pm. 2019 Central Park Music Series Every Thursday, June 20 to August 15, ...

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2019: Mino Yanci | Palo Alto
Thursday, July 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2019: Mino Yanci | Palo Alto

Enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz, an annual tradition in Palo Alto, celebrates its 32nd Anniversary at Stanford Shopping Center. A free outdoor concert series, Summer Jazz is produced by SFJAZZ and showcases a variety of jazz musicians and all-stars performing ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Electrifying Tribute to Michael Jackson | East Bay
Thursday, July 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Electrifying Tribute to Michael Jackson | East Bay

On Thursday evenings, head for the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Beatles Tribute | Concord
Thursday, July 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Beatles Tribute | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

Summer Concert at Mission Bowling Club | SF
Thursday, July 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Bowling Club
Summer Concert at Mission Bowling Club | SF

Mission Bowling Club presents a Summer Concert Series happening every 3rd Thursday of the month from May to August 2019. Come and enjoy free music from 7 pm to 8 pm. Lineup include: May 16: DonCat (solo) June 20: Jules Indelicato July 18: Interstate August ...

Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, July 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
| Trending Inn
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay

The Oakland Art Library has opened with its first event on April 2019. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the library will open its doors again to those who RSVP for free. Each library event will include music, drinks, community, and of course, lots ...Monthly

LaborFest 2019: The Nightmare of Transit Gridlock | SF
Thursday, July 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Unite HERE Local 2 Hall
LaborFest 2019: The Nightmare of Transit Gridlock | SF
Can it get any worse? That is the question working people are asking about the transit crisis and grinding gridlock. The entry of tens of thousands of Uber/Lyft cars into San Francisco and the Bay Area have added to the gridlock and created budget crisis ...
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, July 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | 7 to 10:30 pm Forage Kitchen, 478 25th St., Oakland FREE with ...Monthly

“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs
Thursday, July 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
| Cobb's Comedy Club
"Tindervention" Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs

Everyone has been on a Tinder or Bumble Date and by the end of the date thought “I Should’ve Swiped Left!” Come to Tindervention to hear some of the funniest Tinder Horror Stories and some Bumble Crumble tales from SF’s Top Comedians. Not to mention ...

Summer Movie in the Park: “A Dog’s Way Home” | Orinda
Thursday, July 18 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summer Movie in the Park: “A Dog's Way Home” | Orinda

The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department is happy to bring back Movies in the Park for another year. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and don’t forget the popcorn. Orinda Movies in the Park Thursday ...

Free Movies in the Park: “The Wizard Of Oz” | Pleasanton
Thursday, July 18 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Movies in the Park: "The Wizard Of Oz" | Pleasanton

Enjoy free movies on Thursday evenings from July to August at 8:30 pm, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Grab a picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs to enjoy family film favorites. All films will be shown at dusk at Amador Valley Community Park. Be prepared ...

Movies on the Square: “Sweet Home Alabama” | Redwood City
Thursday, July 18 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: "Sweet Home Alabama" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 6-August 29, 2019 The Summer experience will be enhanced with a showing of 12 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). ...