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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, August 22

Free Motown and Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Motown and Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City

Top Shelf Classics, a premier Party, Dance, and Showband!
Grabbing audiences with a positive energy that captivates and entertains, Top Shelf is known for their unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for entertaining! Delivering their own diversified and dynamic musical mélange of Motown, Classic Soul, R&B, old school …

Movie Night on the Green: “Cars” | Marin
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “Cars" | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart at 6 pm on Wednesdays, June 20 – August 29, 2018. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live

The 2018 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through October. Union Square Live | 2018 May to October Union Square Park, SF ...

Summer Latin Jazz Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Park
Summer Latin Jazz Concert | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). 2018 Lineup: June 13 – The Sun ...

Cobb’s Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23
Cobb's Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Thursday, August 23

Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist …

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Sun Hop Fat | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Sun Hop Fat | 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 ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: “Best in Show ” | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: "Best in Show " | SF

Best In Show: Bring Your Own Dog.

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Kingsbourough | Concord
Thursday, August 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts:  Kingsbourough | Concord

The 29th 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 ...

“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar
"I Wish I Was Happy" Hour Comedy Show | SF

Come commiserate in laughter with the Bay Area’s top comedians. They’ll make you feel like life isn’t too bad, or at least let you laugh at their misfortunes. And, that always feels good. Stay after the show for free ’90s dance karaoke. (I wish I ...

Movies on the Square: “Lost Boys” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Lost Boys” | 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 ...

Cobb’s Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List
Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Friday, August 24

Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.
Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse performances are designed to enchant children with an international array of rhythms, instruments and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinary artists versed in body percussion and a …

Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin Band | Oakland
Friday, August 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin 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 ...

“Art on the Square” Final Day | Redwood City
Friday, August 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Art on the Square" Final Day | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

Music on the Square: New Wave + Modern Rock Hits | Redwood City
Friday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: New Wave + Modern Rock Hits | 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: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | 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 ...

2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | Pleasanton
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | 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” The Jackson Legacy (Glow Motion Dance) | Jack London Square
Friday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” The Jackson Legacy (Glow Motion 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 ...