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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 11

Castro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, August 11 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market
Castro Farmers' Market (Every Wednesday)

Welcome back your favorite farmers to the corner of Market and Noe Streets as they offer their amazing citrus, tasty root vegetables, honey, flowers, baked goods, and beautiful leafy greens.  Castro Farmers’ Market Every Wed., Mar. 17-Nov. 17, 2021 | 2:30p-7p Castro Farmer’s Market, Noe ...Every Wednesday

“On the Web of Meaning” Virtual Discussion
Wednesday, August 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"On the Web of Meaning" Virtual Discussion
As our civilization careens toward a precipice of climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings and humanity’s age-old questions become even more urgent. Who am I? Why am I? How should I live? Our dominant worldview of disconnection―which tells ...

Thursday, August 12

“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)
Thursday, August 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Community Market
"Mission Community Market" Night Farmers Market (SF)

2021 updates Now in its 11th year, the popular neighborhood market will be reopening with a lineup of 20+ small local farms and food businesses, offering a diversity of fresh fruits and vegetables, food crafts, and hot prepared foods for Mission residents. More vendors will ...Every Thursday

Friday, August 13

“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)
"Pay-What-You-Can" Taco Day at SF's Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

“Ferry Fridays” Music on the Plaza at SF’s Ferry Building
Friday, August 13 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
"Ferry Fridays" Music on the Plaza at SF's Ferry Building

Join us for weekly live music from 3:00 – 6:00 PM on the Ferry Building’s Back Plaza featuring Bay Area bands and DJs all summer long. Grab your favorite Ferry Building refreshments and enjoy our outdoor dining area with picture perfect bay views. Ferry Fridays ...Every Friday

Burlingame “Music in the Park” w/ Mustache Harbor ’70s Yacht Rock
Friday, August 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Open to the Public - Free!
| Washington Park (Burlingame)
Burlingame "Music in the Park" w/ Mustache Harbor '70s Yacht Rock

Burlingame Music in the Park is back! Join Burlingame Parks and Rec as we resume FREE shows in Washington Park. Shows are Fridays from 6pm – 8pm. 7/09 – The Houserockers 7/23 – New American Villians 8/13 – Mustache Harbor

Summer Music Series: Friday Night “City Center Unplugged” (Bishop Ranch)
Friday, August 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | City Center Bishop Ranch
Summer Music Series: Friday Night "City Center Unplugged" (Bishop Ranch)

Celebrate your summer with live music! City Center Unplugged is a Friday evening outdoor music series featuring an array of local bands. It will take place every Friday evening during the summer from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 2nd through Friday, August 27th. ...Every Friday

Lucky Shoe Karaoke w/ Brian Bartman (Bernal Heights)
Friday, August 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Lucky Shoe Karaoke w/ Brian Bartman (Bernal Heights)

You love karaoke, we love karaoke, it’s been too long since we’ve seen each other… what else is there to say?? We’ve got the best KJ and biggest selection in town – a completely UNBIASED opinion of course! We’ve got a the liquid courage you ...Every Friday

Saturday, August 14

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, August 14 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

San Francisco Old Car Picnic (Golden Gate Park)
Saturday, August 14 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators. Vehicles must pay entrance fee.
| Golden Gate Park (West Hellman Hollow)
San Francisco Old Car Picnic (Golden Gate Park)
The 33rd Annual San Francisco Old Car Picnic returns to Golden Gate Park. Join us for this unique San Francisco locals tradition and enjoy automotive culture. All pre1996 cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome with a $40 entrance. Bicycles only $10 and spectators are always free. ...
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area 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

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

On Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World
Saturday, August 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
On Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World
Many of us live indoor lives, disconnected from the natural world more than any other time in human history. Yet nature remains deeply ingrained in our language, culture, and consciousness. For centuries, we have acted on an intuitive sense that we need communion with the ...
Maker’s Row “Artists & Fleas” Market (Berkeley)
Saturday, August 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Maker's Row "Artists & Fleas" Market (Berkeley)

Starting June 19th, you can find Artists & Fleas every Saturday from 11-5PM at Fourth Street in Berkeley. They’ll be taking over Maker’s Row AND the surrounding parking lot – tons of space to shop & hang or show & sell with the best of ...Every Saturday

SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru December 2021)
Saturday, August 14 – 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

SOMA “Second Saturdays” Kinky Crafts + Folsom Street Queer Art Fair (SF)
Saturday, August 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations requested
| Folsom Street
SOMA "Second Saturdays" Kinky Crafts + Folsom Street Queer Art Fair (SF)

We’re taking it to the streets again! The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, Folsom Street, and SOMA West CBD are partnering to bring you the third SOMA Second Saturdays!, a Vendor, Art, and Artisan Fair. Please note this event takes place on the Second Saturdays ...Monthly

SFMOMA’s Free “Mini Mural Festival” w/ Live Painting (July 31 – Aug. 29)
SFMOMA's Free "Mini Mural Festival" w/ Live Painting (July 31 - Aug. 29)

Watch the artistic process unfold live this summer at the Mini Mural Festival. Three partner organizations will each host a festival weekend during which the local artists they’ve commissioned will paint 8’x8’ murals outdoors at SFMOMA. Live music, DJs, and other fun surprises will complement ...

“Benicia Art Walk 2021” Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)
Saturday, August 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
"Benicia Art Walk 2021" Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)

The 10th season of Benicia Art Walk kicks off on Saturday, June 12 and continues the second Saturdays of July, September and October 1 – 5 p.m. on First Street in downtown Benicia. After an abbreviated season last year due to the pandemic, we look ...Monthly

“Thrive City” Free Saturday Outdoor Cinema Night
"Thrive City" Free Saturday Outdoor Cinema Night

As part of the Thrive City Summer Series, the Warriors will host summer long Cinema Nights presented by Chase. Come out to Thrive City, the community gathering space surrounding Chase Center, every Saturday to experience family favorite movies under the sun and stars on San ...Every Saturday

Sunday, August 15

“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)
"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase (SF)

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP “Crazy ...Every Sunday