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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!

Friday, August 23

Free Summer Concert: Classic Rock | San Bruno
Friday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring your chairs & blankets.
| San Bruno City Park
Free Summer Concert: Classic Rock | San Bruno

Join this summer at San Bruno City Park, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2019 Concerts at the Rotary Pavilion every Friday from August 2, 2019 to September 27, 2019 at 6 pm. Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse | Union Square
Friday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square
Free Outdoor Movie Night: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse | Union Square

Film Night in the Park and Sundown Cinema have combined forces to create a brand new summer outdoor movie series at parks all over SF. Expect food, drinks, music, neighborhood fun, and film selections that both cinephiles and casual moviegoers will love. Sundown Cinema will ...

Free Family Movie Night: “Bee Movie” | SF
Friday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Stonestown Family YMCA Annex
Free Family Movie Night: "Bee Movie" | SF
Spend your Friday night at the Stonestown Family YMCA with your family for a free family friendly movie night. Pizza, popcorn, drink and other concessions will be available for purchase. Please note this is not a drop off event, parent/guardian must be present. Free Outdoor Movie Night ...
Music on the Square: “Modern Rock Dance Party” | Redwood City
Friday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: "Modern Rock Dance Party" | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from May 31-August 30, 2019. 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.  ...

Contra Loma Free Concert in the Park: The David Perez Band | Antioch
Friday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Contra Loma Park
Contra Loma Free Concert in the Park: The David Perez Band | Antioch

Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. There are 73 regional parks planning special events and programs, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts In The Parks, and a Free Multicultural Festival. 85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary from April – December ...Every Friday

Free Beach Concert: Former Journey Lead Steve Augeri | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Former Journey Lead Steve Augeri | 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 14 ...

City-wide Scavenger Hunt For The Family | Albany
Friday, August 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
City-wide Scavenger Hunt For The Family | Albany
Ahoy matey. This event brings more than a hundred Albanians together for a vigorous hunt around Albany. This year’s list will be more challenging and as always you’ll get bonus points for creativity. Can you find all the items before Davvy Jones catches up with ye’? ...
2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | Pleasanton
Friday, August 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 7th to August 30th. 2019 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Every Friday, June 7 to Aug. 30, 2019 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street ...

Live On The Square: Hip Hop | Jack London Square
Friday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Hip Hop | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
| Ocean View Brew Works
Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works

Join every 2nd and 4th Friday at Albany’s favorite locally owned microbrewery for Laughs on Tap. A free stand up comedy show featuring the best comedians in the Bay Area and beyond. Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night Every 2nd & 4th Friday | 7:30 ...Monthly

Meredith Monk Live Concert at Grace Cathedral | SF
Friday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Meredith Monk Live Concert at Grace Cathedral | SF
American treasure Meredith Monk, awarded the highest honor for achievement in the arts by President Obama, performs a special concert inspired by the stunning sculpture Unearthed on view in the North Transept of the cathedral.
“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
Friday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaFunny Fridays" San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa

San Francisco has one of the best underground comedy scenes in America. Come check out some of the Bay’s best rising comics at HellaFunny’s weekly stand-up comedy show “HellaFunny Fridays.” HellaFunny Fridays at 9:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and 7th St.), ...Every Friday

Movies in the Park: The Lego Movie 2 | Burlingame
Friday, August 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Snacks available for purchase.
| Washington Park (Burlingame)
Movies in the Park: The Lego Movie 2 | Burlingame

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Putnam Subaru proudly presents Burlingame’s 2019 Movies in the Park series. Bring your low back chairs and blankets and join. All Movies in the Park events are free. *Movies will begin at sunset, times listed below are suggested ...

2019 Movie Under the Stars: Incredibles 2 | Menlo Park
Friday, August 23 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Burgess Park
2019 Movie Under the Stars: Incredibles 2 | Menlo Park

The 2019 Menlo Movie Series will feature free movies. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don’t forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the stars, under the stars. All movies are subject to ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland

8/23 Lineup: Ahmed Abdelrahman (HellaFunny, SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) Jeanette Marin (Rooster T Feathers, SJ Improv, Tommy Ts) Paul Conyers (World Series of Comedy, Sirium XM, SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) Natasha Muse (2 Dope Queens, SF Sketchfest, Nightlife on Mars, Cobbs, Punchline) Ryan Sudhakaran (Beer Giggles, Good Suds, Super Stacked, ...Every Friday

“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF
Friday, August 23 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaSingle" Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF

Tired of swiping right? Bumble making you humble? On an unsuccessful Hinge binge? Or tired of your dating life not Happn’n? Come to HellaSingle… SF’s only comedy show and dating mixer for singles ready to mingle. Laugh at world-class comedians and maybe meet the love of ...

Hidden Pianos Inside SF’s Civil War Era Fort | August 23-25
Friday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*This event is free. No RSVP required.
| Fort Point National Historic Site
Hidden Pianos Inside SF's Civil War Era Fort | August 23-25

We’re doing something that we’ve never done before: In partnership with our friends at PianFrancisco, Art in the Parks will be putting pianos in one of San Francisco’s oldest and most iconic buildings, Fort Point. Located under the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point was built ...

Saturday, August 24

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including ...Every Saturday

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

2019 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley
2019 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley
The sidewalks along Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 21st Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, August 24, 2019. 2019 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival Saturday, August 24, 2019 | ...