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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, September 30

Rooftop Vinyasa Yoga at Salesforce Park (SF)
Friday, September 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Fe for all
| Salesforce Park
Rooftop Vinyasa Yoga at Salesforce Park (SF)

This class will focus on creating fluid transitional moves between postures, while alignment & form are never sacrificed in the process of flexibility development. Provided by FITNESS SF. This program is free and open to the public.Every Friday

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)
Friday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)

California’s largest recurring street food festival is back for its 12th season. , 25+ food trucks will roll into Fort Mason’s parking lot and surround live bands, a full bar and a brand new wine garden. (Sadly, the communal fire pits are not returning ...Every Friday

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe
$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party (North Beach)

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with drink prices ...Every Friday

SF’s “Sundown Cinema” Free Film Night in the Park “Sang Chi” (Crane Cove Park)
Friday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crane Cove Park (Dogpatch)
SF's "Sundown Cinema" Free Film Night in the Park "Sang Chi" (Crane Cove Park)

Sundown Cinema returns for 2022 just in time for another summer in San Francisco. This free outdoor movie series, the only one of its kind in the Bay Area, will feature eight films in eight parks across San Francisco, beginning with Sister Act II at ...

San Francisco Critical Mass 30th Anniversary Bike Ride
Friday, September 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass 30th Anniversary Bike Ride

September 2022 marks 30 years of Critical Mass in San Francisco, and to celebrate they’re hosting a big anniversary ride. Meet up at 5:30 pm in Embarcadero Plaza, and roll out at 6:30 pm. Critical Mass is a bike ride, a celebration, and protest that occurs ...Monthly

Hayes Valley’s Fall 2022 Outdoor Film Festival at Proxy (Sept. 23-Oct. 21)
Hayes Valley's Fall 2022 Outdoor Film Festival at Proxy (Sept. 23-Oct. 21)

As fall approaches and San Francisco “summer” begins, it’s time for the return of the FREE films at PROXY!  This Fall season’s films examine the concept of people coming into their own power – through the lens of womanhood, sexuality, identity, and adversity.  In each ...Every Friday

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, September 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

“And Ya Don’t Stop Fridays” Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)
Friday, September 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free all night.
| Delirium
"And Ya Don't Stop Fridays" Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)

AYDS – And Ya Don’t Stop Night 9pm-2am / 21+ / Free Party music from old to new. You may sing along to Madonna, N Sync, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande then Thizz face to Bay Area hyphy music then get your hips shaking ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 1

SF Chinatown Guided Tour w/ Celebrity Chef Martin Yan (+ Free Tea Tasting & Lunch)
SF Chinatown Guided Tour w/ Celebrity Chef Martin Yan (+ Free Tea Tasting & Lunch)

SF Chinatown Guided Tour with Celebrity Chef Martin Yan with tea and food tasting, plus a sumptuous lunch. All Free. No kidding. We will have two Saturday tours on September 17 and October 1. Each tour will include about 12 people and will last about ...

2022 “Oaktoberfest in the Dimond” Craft Beer Festival + Street Fair (Oct. 1-2)
Saturday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission for all ages; discount drink and dining packages for sale online
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2022 "Oaktoberfest in the Dimond" Craft Beer Festival + Street Fair (Oct. 1-2)

Oaktoberfest turns 15! Oakland’s two-day, family-friendly festival celebrates craft beer, music, art, ecology, and Oakland in a big way! S Spanning over a full weekend of fun, Oaktoberfest offers the The Smoakland Blue Dream Main Stage along with four stages of music and dance performances, ...

“Ocular Oddities” Walking Tour This October (SF)
Saturday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye
"Ocular Oddities" Walking Tour This October (SF)
Join the Museum of the Eye for a new walking tour just in time for the Halloween season! Throughout October at 2:00pm, there will be a new docent-led tour: “Ocular Oddities: Weird and Wild Stories in Ophthalmology.” Stroll through the galleries and learn more about ...
FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy
FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

“Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2022)
Saturday, October 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (normally $15-20)
| Broadway Studios
"Comedians with Criminal Records" Live in SF (2022)

Crime is no laughing matter in San Francisco… unless it’s Comedians with Criminal Records – a unique showcase of professional comics who’ve had troubles with the law in the past. In addition to an hilarious comedy set, you’ll also hear the back-story of the comedian ...Every Saturday

“Science in the Park” at Cal State East Bay (Hayward)
Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Completely Free
| Cal State East Bay
"Science in the Park" at Cal State East Bay (Hayward)
Science in the Park is a bi-ennial event hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle. It is an opportunity for the community to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), the environment, and health, while having fun and supporting the school districts in District ...
North Beach Farmers Market
Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | 725 Greenwich Street San Francisco, CA
North Beach Farmers Market

The North Beach Farmers Market is a community market that brings the Bay Area’s best farms and craft food purveyors to our neighborhood. Started by volunteers, the market is one of the only independent farmers markets in San Francisco. Each Saturday, join us to shop ...Every Saturday

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

Oakland Vintage Market w/ 40+ Vendors (First Saturdays)
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 222 Jefferson Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Oakland Vintage Market is hosted the first Saturday of every month. Our market features 40+ Vintage Vendors who bring a curated selection of vintage furniture, art, clothing & jewelry, vinyl and all sorts of home decor.   Free admission. Ample street parking. Kid and pet friendly. ...Monthly

Palo Alto’s 27th Annual “Great Glass Pumpkin Patch” (Oct. 1-2)
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Palo Alto's 27th Annual "Great Glass Pumpkin Patch" (Oct. 1-2)

Oct 1-2, 10 AM-5 PM Northern California’s celebrated and beloved Great Glass Pumpkin Patch returns to Palo Alto for another spectacular year, October 1-2, 2022. Benefiting the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), the Palo Alto Art Center, the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, and participating ...

“Metcon at the Park” Total Body Workout at Salesforce Park (SF)
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all
| Salesforce Park
"Metcon at the Park" Total Body Workout at Salesforce Park (SF)

A total body workout, this METabolic CONditioning class will take you through rounds of exercises aimed at increasing both cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength and is not for the faint hearted. You will leave this class drenched in sweat! This class is free and open ...Every Saturday