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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 1

5th Annual Little Italy San Jose Festival (Oct. 1-2)
Saturday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
5th Annual Little Italy San Jose Festival (Oct. 1-2)

Celebrate all things Italian in San Jose’s Little Italy district. Join us Saturday and Sunday to help raise funds to complete the ongoing construction of our Little Italy Museum and Italian Cellar members bar. ~ Authentic Italian cuisine from Little Italy businesses and Italian restaurants ...

27th Annual Sunset Community Festival & Street Fair (SF)
Saturday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
27th Annual Sunset Community Festival & Street Fair (SF)
Join us for the 27th Annual Sunset Community Festival on October 1, 2022! Enjoy live music, delicious bites, and bring your kids to the Kids Zone for life-sized games, crafts, jumpers, reptile zoo, and more! This free family-friendly event draws over 3,500 residents and celebrates the ...

Saturday Sounds at the Park (Salesforce Park)
Saturday, October 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Saturday Sounds at the Park (Salesforce Park)

Enjoy a rotating selection of local folk music talent curated by Give it Up for the Band, Incorporated. This activity meets at the Central Lawn and is free and open to the public. Every Saturday

26th Annual San Francisco Middle Eastern Food Festival (Oct. 1-2)
Saturday, October 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (SF)
26th Annual San Francisco Middle Eastern Food Festival (Oct. 1-2)

Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church Proudly Presents its 26th Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. Bring Your Family and Friends and join us for our Two Day Festival that will feature food and fun for all ages! Delicious and Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine and Sweet Delights Live ...

“Tim Burton Day” Artisan Market (East Bay)
"Tim Burton Day" Artisan Market (East Bay)
Tim Burton Day is coming to the Bay Area! If you are a fan of any of Tim Burton’s movies, you will absolutely love what we have in store for you on Saturday, October 1st. Collect one-of-a-kind handmade products inspired by movies such as Beetlejuice, ...
2022 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Saturday Lineup (Golden Gate Park)
Saturday, October 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
2022 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Saturday Lineup (Golden Gate Park)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is back for 2022 – the first in-person version of this event since 2019. After having just a lowkey “Save the Date” on its website for a few months, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has finally officially announced the festival is back. Hardly Strictly ...

First “Caturday” Party in San Francisco (Dolores Park)
Saturday, October 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First "Caturday" Party in San Francisco (Dolores Park)

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange ...Monthly

“Sii Agua Sí” Free Indigenous Dance Festival & Block Party (SF)
Saturday, October 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 18th Street between Dolores and Church Streets
"Sii Agua Sí" Free Indigenous Dance Festival & Block Party (SF)
Free, outdoor dance festival along 18th Street in San Francisco on October 1st honoring the 5700 Indigenous ancestors buried in and around Mission Dolores, as well the waterways that used to run along 18th Street, making the connection between ecocide, genocide, and today’s water crisis. FLACC ...
“sii agua sí” Indigenous + Native American Waterway Dance Performance (SF)
Saturday, October 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flacc-2022-sii-agua-si-tickets-396312520417
| 18th Street between Church and Dolores Streets
"sii agua sí" Indigenous + Native American Waterway Dance Performance (SF)
Dance Mission Theater and Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers have come together for a day-long street closure to activate the Native American Heritage Site at Dolores Park and remember the waterways on the 18th Street/Mission Creek Corridor (between Church and Dolores Streets) via art ...
Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested during the show
| The Golden Squirrel
Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)

About Nuthouse: at 8:30, some of the best local and touring comedians come to Rockridge’s favorite gastropub, The Golden Squirrel. Past comics have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Amazon Prime, Conan, James Corden, and more. The show proudly features a different ...Every Saturday

“Weekend Love” Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)
Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Delirium
"Weekend Love" Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)

Join us for party classics with one of San Francisco’s legendary and pioneering Hip Hop DJs! We go from Hip Hop to Reggae-Dancehall, Reggaeton to 80s Pop, House to Hyphy every Friday & Saturday night! Party for FREE while watching the music videos ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 2

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2022
Sunday, October 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission
| Sunset Mercantile (Outer Sunset)
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2022

A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com. You can find us every Sunday 9am-3pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday ...Every Sunday

2022 “Oaktoberfest in the Dimond” Craft Beer Festival + Street Fair (Oct. 1-2)
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 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, ...

SF’s “Health & Wellness Sundays” at Thrive City (Chase Center)
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (subject to capacity)
| Thrive City Plaza (at Chase Center)
SF's "Health & Wellness Sundays" at Thrive City (Chase Center)
Welcome to where the Bay Area community grows stronger, together. Thrive City invites you to refresh, revive and reset before the week begins. Health & Wellness Sundays presented by Kaiser Permanente brings you a holistic immersion into fitness sessions, an artisan market featuring a variety ...
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

Reuse” Pop-Up w/ Free Fashion Photos + Free Reusables (Castro Street Fair)
Sunday, October 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Castro Street Fair
Reuse" Pop-Up w/ Free Fashion Photos + Free Reusables (Castro Street Fair)

Hey San Francisco! Want your own FREE high-fashion photo and chic reusable mug or reusable bag? Don’t miss the most glamorous (and environmentally friendly) fashion event of the year. You’ve probably seen the local advertising campaign for REUSE all over the city. Now you can ...

FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)
FREE: Oakland "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (Sunday)

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 ...

“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

SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)
SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a great new comedy club at Neck of the Woods with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate ...Every Sunday

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, October 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

The Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile is a weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Quintara. Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile at ...Every Sunday