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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!

Saturday, October 23

Noe Valley Walk and Cleanup
Saturday, October 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up at https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA
| Vicksburg St & 24th St
Noe Valley Walk and Cleanup
Help us with Noe Walks clean up the Noe Valley neighborhood. Meet at the corner of Vicksburg St & 24th St. All supplies provided, stay afterwards to meet fellow volunteers. Signup on this Google Form (https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA) or email info@refuserefusesf.org with event name.
“Where We Are” Group Exhibit of 30+ Artists (Hosfelt Gallery)
Saturday, October 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Hosfelt Gallery,
"Where We Are" Group Exhibit of 30+ Artists (Hosfelt Gallery)
October 23 – November 24, 2021, Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am – 5:30pm | Thursdays 11am – 7pm In a group exhibition marking this moment in history (and celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hosfelt Gallery) the work of 34 artists is employed to reflect on the zeitgeist of the ...

SF’s Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Reopening Community Free Day
Saturday, October 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Advance registration required
| Museum of the African Diaspora
SF's Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Reopening Community Free Day
The Museum of the African Diaspora reopens for the first time since the start of the pandemic this October and is celebrating with a free admission Community Day on Saturday, October 23! With renovations complete to the Museum’s lobby, theater, and gallery spaces, the highly anticipated ...
Children’s Business Fair (Santa Clara)
Saturday, October 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Live Oak Park,
Children's Business Fair (Santa Clara)
A special opportunity for kids to be an entrepreneur for a day! Kids can create a product/brand, design the marketing and pricing strategy and open for business at our one-day marketplace. We will host our 3rd annual event at the beautiful Live Oak Park in Rivermark ...
SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru December 2021)
Saturday, October 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)
SF Chinatown "Walkway Weekends" Saturdays & Sundays (Thru December 2021)

San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend — now through December 2021. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. San Francisco Chinatown ...Every Saturday

Shipyard Open Studios (October 23-24)
Saturday, October 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Naval Shipyard
Shipyard Open Studios (October 23-24)

San Francisco’s historic Hunters Point Naval Shipyard is the unique home of the country’s largest artist community. For more than 30 years, generations of art makers have painted, welded, and worked within the impressive industrial buildings of the old Shipyard, where colossal, decommissioned cranes rise ...

Hayes Valley Halloween Pet Parade + Costume Contest (SF)
Saturday, October 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free! Donations welcome! Prizes!
| Hayes Street Shared Street at Octavia
Hayes Valley Halloween Pet Parade + Costume Contest (SF)
Bring your pet in their best HALLOWEEN costume, or borrow from the Pup Tent, and promenade on for prizes at Hayes and Octavia! FREE EVENT! HVAW and SFWalkies are organizing a Doggie Costume Parade! More details to follow from our cohosts, SFWalkies! From 11 AM to ...
“Hella Poppin in the Palace” PopUp w/ DJs + 200+ Vendors (Cow Palace)
Saturday, October 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cow Palace
"Hella Poppin in the Palace" PopUp w/ DJs + 200+ Vendors (Cow Palace)
Small Business Vendor Expo! 200+ vendors, Food, Kids Zone, live performances, live DJ. It’s a FREE event for the whole family to enjoy. Come out and support small business
Red Bull Bay Climb 2021: Insane Vertical Hill Bike Race (SF)
Saturday, October 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | De Haro St & 17th St
Red Bull Bay Climb 2021: Insane Vertical Hill Bike Race (SF)
AN ALL-OUT SPRINT: There’s nothing more exciting in the world of cycling than that last mad dash to the finish line, the all-out leg-clobbering final push that separates the meek from the mighty. Red Bull Bay Climb is a straight line sprint up the historic, ...
Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series: Charlotte’s Web (Virtual Performance)
Saturday, October 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series: Charlotte's Web (Virtual Performance)
Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series Charlotte’s Web by TheaterWorksUSA Available Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Sunday, October 24, 2021 Join us from the comfort of your home for a virtual performance of Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web, based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a ...
Almanac’s Backyard Hootenanny (Oct. 22-24)
Saturday, October 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend! Food & drink are pay as you go.
| Almanac Beer Co.
Almanac's Backyard Hootenanny (Oct. 22-24)

Join us for an Almanac Backyard Hootenanny!⁠ ⁠ We’ve got pumpkins and hay bales galore for a picture-perfect photo-op, food specials including kettle corn and pumpkin ice cream, beer specials, cider, and bluegrass bands rocking all 3 days!⁠ ⁠ Music Schedule:⁠ Friday, Oct. 22nd, 6pm-9pm:⁠ ...

“Free Julian Assange” Protest (Oakland)
Saturday, October 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This will be an outside, in person, rally with social distancing.
| Outside the Grand Lake Theater
"Free Julian Assange" Protest (Oakland)
This event is part of an international campaign to support the dropping of charges and freedom of Julian Assange, who exposed illegal US military invasion plans. We will rally outside the Grand Lake Theater to demand “Free Julian Assange! Drop the Phony Charges!”
SF’s Inaugural “Bearrison” Street Fair w/ DJs, Drag Queens + Wrestling (SoMa)
Saturday, October 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The fair is most likely free, but donations are always appreciated
| Folsom and 11th Street (Main Entrance)
SF's Inaugural "Bearrison" Street Fair w/ DJs, Drag Queens + Wrestling (SoMa)
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc., (SPI) in collaboration with the Bears of San Francisco (BOSF), are thrilled to announce the lineup of performers for the inaugural Bearrison Street Fair, set for October 23, 2021, in and around the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District in ...
Cherry Season: One-Day Photo Show w/ Ernesto Méndez (SoMa)
Saturday, October 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation $5, NOTAFLOF
| Private gallery space, SOMA
Cherry Season: One-Day Photo Show w/ Ernesto Méndez (SoMa)
An exhibition of photography by Ernesto Méndez, featuring sound design by Andrei Rodríguez Paredes and Jorge David García. A photographer and documentary filmmaker, Méndez produced this work while employed for two seasons as a cherry picker in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. He then worked with ...
OMCA’s New Free Outdoor Lunch Performance Series
Saturday, October 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
OMCA's New Free Outdoor Lunch Performance Series

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) today announces a new, free program series open to the public this October through December. After reopening its campus in June following 15 months of closure, this series will be the Museum’s first in-person program, and its first public ...Every Saturday

Free Organic Cherry Liquor Tasting (Pacifica)
Saturday, October 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Cherry Liquor tasting
| Tripp Distillery
Free Organic Cherry Liquor Tasting (Pacifica)
Both Saturday and Sunday we will be serving free samples of our new Organic Cherry Liquor. Bring your dog & take in nearby live music and food at the beach
Nature + Lichen Walk in Golden Gate Park (SF)
Saturday, October 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Optional donation ($5-25 recommended)
| Golden Gate Park
Nature + Lichen Walk in Golden Gate Park (SF)
Is life feeling a bit tedious and dull these days? Do you feel a general sense ennui, angst, or other existential pain? Does it all seem to be a bit too much? Most likely, the problem is that you’re not looking at enough lichens. Lichens are ...
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
Saturday, October 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free; Donations appreciated
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
Join CHSA and the authors of Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels to learn about the true stories of glamour, drama, and tragedy told through five generations of a Shanghai family, from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution. A ...
Webinar: History of the Greater San Francisco Speedway
Saturday, October 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Advance registration required.
| San Mateo County History Museum
Webinar: History of the Greater San Francisco Speedway
On Saturday, October 23, at 1 p.m., the San Mateo County Historical Association will present Nicholas Veronico, who will speak on the history of the Greater San Francisco Speedway, an automobile racetrack, billed as the fastest in the United States when it was built in ...
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra Concert
Saturday, October 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra Concert
Conducted by both Edwin Outwater and his student mentee Jaco Wong ’22, this concert will feature Overture “Leonore” No. 3 in C Major, Op. 72b by Ludwig von Beethoven conducted by Jaco Wong ’22, Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson feat. ...