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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, July 4

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...Every Saturday

Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
| Federation Brewing
Craft Comedy Night: "Best of the East Bay" | Oakland

Check out one of Oakland’s hottest free standup shows. Craft Comedy features some of the best comedians in The Bay as well as touring guests from Comedy Central, Vice, Sketchfest, Conan, Netflix and more. All in a cool and intimate space. It’s always an exciting ...Monthly

Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland
Saturday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Federation Brewing
Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland

Come celebrate the craft of comedy and beer at Federation Brewing every first Saturday in Oakland’s Jack London Square. For the low, low price of free, you can see some of the best local and nationally touring comics in a cool intimate space. Craft Beers ...Monthly

SF City Hall Lights up Red, Blue and White for 4th of July
SF City Hall Lights up Red, Blue and White for 4th of July

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in red, blue, and white to celebrate American Independence Day. City Hall 2020 Pride Lighting Schedule July 3 – Kick Off July 4 – 4th of July Celebration July 5 – Final Day ...

Gilroy’s 4th of July Fireworks is Still Happening in 2020
Saturday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Gilroy High School
Gilroy's 4th of July Fireworks is Still Happening in 2020
For 2020 the city of Gilroy has made arrangements to have the Gilroy Fireworks display take place higher in the sky than in years’ past. This means that homes within approximately 2.5 miles, with direct line of sight of the show, should be able to ...
CANCELED: San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2020
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
CANCELED: San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2020
2020 Update: Due to the City & County of San Francisco’s Health Order prohibiting large gatherings, the Fourth of July Fireworks show over the Bay (shot from a barge located off PIER 39) has been canceled.  PIER 39 has also canceled its​ band performance scheduled for ...
CANCELED: Cupertino’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show | 2020
Saturday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Creekside Park
CANCELED: Cupertino's Fourth of July Fireworks Show | 2020
2020 Independence Day Celebration has been Canceled: The City of Cupertino has canceled its annual Independence Day Celebration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and extended Stay-at-Home and Shelter-in-Place Orders. After a year off, for Independence Day 2019, Cupertino once again hosts their annual small town ...
CANCELED: Mountain View | 4th of July Fireworks Free Viewing Areas | 2020
Saturday, July 4 – 9:40 pm | Cost: FREE | Shoreline Wildlife & Recreation Area
CANCELED: Mountain View | 4th of July Fireworks Free Viewing Areas | 2020
2020 Update FOURTH OF JULY + FIREWORKS CANCELLATION REMINDER As per Santa Clara County Department of Public Health Guidelines, essential activity is currently allowable within Shoreline for purposes of essential health in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic response. However, social gatherings are not permitted outside of your ...

Sunday, July 5

After Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF
Sunday, July 5 – 6:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Monroe
After Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF

morning late-night partygoers and early risers migrate to Monroe for the best house music SF has to offer: 2 Bars, Spacious plush booth seating, Outdoor patio, and refreshing cocktails. Take part in a local nightlife experience with the sounds and vibes of Afterdawn. After ...Every Sunday

Art Kiosk Installation “Monument to the Plastocene IV” Final Day
Sunday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Kiosk
Art Kiosk Installation “Monument to the Plastocene IV” Final Day

The Redwood City Improvement Association in partnership with Fung Collaboratives has unveiled the latest Art Kiosk Installation exhibit by artist Tara de la Garza. Titled “Monument to the Plastocene IV,” this thought-provoking installation will be visible every day & night through the Art Kiosk windows ...

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, July 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco. Outer Sunset ...Every Sunday

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, July 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

2020 Fillmore Jazz Festival | SF
Sunday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
2020 Fillmore Jazz Festival | SF

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy streets. ...

“Run with Ahmaud” Protest & Fundraiser
Sunday, July 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required, donation is encouraged.
| Kezar Stadium
"Run with Ahmaud" Protest & Fundraiser
We will be running & walking between 3k-5k miles in remembrance of the black and brown lives lost do to police brutality snd hate crimes. All those who stand in solidarity with the #BLM movement are welcome! Peaceful community event & Wellness check! We hope to ...
SF’s First Sundays Nude “Freedom Walk” | The Castro
Sunday, July 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
SF's First Sundays Nude "Freedom Walk" | The Castro

Gypsy Taub is starting a monthly Nude Freedom Walk named after Freedom Walks, held by body freedom activists, before the nudity ban was passed in early 2013. If the turnout is good on March 1st, they intend to do them on the first Sunday of ...Monthly

Stern Grove’s “Best of the Fest” Virtual Concert Series
Sunday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove's "Best of the Fest" Virtual Concert Series

The Stern Grove free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the first time in the Festival’s long history that it has been canceled. This summer, in place of canceled performances, the ...Every Sunday

Free Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF
Sunday, July 5 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yoga Garden SF
Free Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF

Learn how to practice yoga in a fun, supportive class with other beginners. This class is for students who have never taken a yoga class before or are interested in learning about how they teach yoga at Yoga Garden SF. In order to keep their ...Monthly

“The Statues are Down! Now What?” Community Healing & Celebration
Sunday, July 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
"The Statues are Down! Now What?" Community Healing & Celebration
“The Statues are Down! Now What?” the second day of Community Education, Healing, and Celebration. July 5, 2020 | Sunday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Golden Gate Park, Bowl Dr. An opportunity for the community to share, educate, heal through community dialogue. Educators, clergy, historians and community members are ...
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, July 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to its incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...Monthly