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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, August 14

“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

Free Muni for Everyone 19 and Under Kicks Off August 15
Sunday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for everyone 19 and under
| All Over San Francisco
Free Muni for Everyone 19 and Under Kicks Off August 15
San Francisco just announced that it will be expanding the Free Muni for Youth Program to include all youth starting August 15, 2021, in conjunction with the full-in-person-return of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) 2021-2022 school year. The expansion will now allow all youth under the age ...
“Thrive City” Farmers’ Market (Chase Center)
Sunday, August 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chase Center
"Thrive City" Farmers' Market (Chase Center)

The Warriors and Kaiser Permanente are hosting weekly Thrive City Farmers Market every Sunday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Thrive City plaza, the community gathering space surrounding Chase Center, will provide shoppers with access to a wide variety of locally-sourced offerings including seasonal fruits, ...Every Sunday

“Fog City Flea” at The Ferry Building (Every Sunday)
Sunday, August 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Ferry Building
"Fog City Flea" at The Ferry Building (Every Sunday)

Fog City Flea will bring an eclectic lineup of makers and merchants from the Bay Area and beyond offering handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings, and well-edited vintage on weekends at the Ferry Building. Fog City Flea returns July 11th 2021 This curated market ...Every Sunday

SF Botanical Garden “Mini Garden + Hanging Plants” Sale (Aug. 14-15)
Sunday, August 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Botanical Garden
SF Botanical Garden "Mini Garden + Hanging Plants" Sale (Aug. 14-15)

Bring the Garden home! San Francisco Botanical Garden propagates and sells a multitude of different kinds of plants, many exclusive to the Garden’s Nursery. For more than 50 years, we’ve held popular plant sales and are now pleased to offer plants for sale every day ...

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, August 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

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 ...

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)
Sunday, August 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)

There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels. The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for ...Every Sunday

Golden Gate Park Band’s Hungarian Cultural Celebration
Sunday, August 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| Spreckels Temple of Music
Golden Gate Park Band's Hungarian Cultural Celebration

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 139th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, usually end between ...Every Sunday

“Fitz & The Tantrums” Free Concert in the Park (Stern Grove Festival)
Sunday, August 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Tickets required
| Stern Grove
"Fitz & The Tantrums" Free Concert in the Park (Stern Grove Festival)

Stern Grove Festival announced a packed lineup for their 2021 season highlighted by a July 4th concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Thievery Corporation on July 11, Fitz & The Tantrums on August 15th and the finale “The Big Picnic” with Tower of Power and Too ...

Zeitgeist’s Beer Garden Live Summer Sunday Concert Series (SF)
Sunday, August 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist's Beer Garden Live Summer Sunday Concert Series (SF)

Live music at Zeitgeist’s beer garden starts up again on Sunday June 6, 2021. Free live music every Sunday from June to August. Early shows from 2-6p. Late shows 6-9 will start on Sunday, June 20. 1st Sunday – Soul 2nd Sunday – Blues 3rd ...Every Sunday

Monday, August 16

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Tuesday, August 17

Stern Grove Finale RSVP Window Opens at 2p: The Big Picnic (8/29)
Tuesday, August 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Tickets required
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Finale RSVP Window Opens at 2p: The Big Picnic (8/29)

Stern Grove Festival announced a packed lineup for their 2021 season highlighted by a July 4th concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Thievery Corporation on July 11, Fitz & The Tantrums on August 15th and the finale “The Big Picnic” with Tower of Power and Too ...

“Comedy Blast” at Neck Of The Woods w/ Danny Dechi
Tuesday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Neck of The Woods
"Comedy Blast" at Neck Of The Woods w/ Danny Dechi

Comedy Blast! Stand-up comedy hosted by Danny Dechi – Comedian and world’s only pencil musician. As seen on CBS James Corden Late Late Show: – 7PM to 9PM Free Admission! Karaoke at 9PM Every Tuesday

Wednesday, August 18

Free Outdoor Yoga at Hillsdale Shopping Center (San Mateo)
Wednesday, August 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free - Reservations Required
| Hillsdale Shopping Center
Free Outdoor Yoga at Hillsdale Shopping Center (San Mateo)

Get outside and in the zone with FREE fitness and wellness classes at Hillsdale Shopping Center. We’re offering Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, August 3 – 26, 2021, from 9am to 10am, on the outdoor North Block Plaza. Sign ...Every Wednesday

Castro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, August 18 – 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

“SF Wednesdays” Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Downtown
Wednesday, August 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
"SF Wednesdays" Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Downtown

With SFWednesdays, San Francisco is taking it to the streets with 30 performances, free and open-to-the-public, spread across 10 Wednesdays this summer in some of the City’s most iconic outdoor public spaces. The series kicks off  Wednesday, July 14 (12pm – 2pm) — in three simultaneous offerings ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, August 19

Yerba Buena Day 2021 All-Day Festival
Thursday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena District
Yerba Buena Day 2021 All-Day Festival
They say sunshine is the greatest disinfectant so we’re throwing one of the biggest, sunniest, funnest parties of the year in the sun all in Yerba Buena! And like sunshine, it’s all for free. Starting at Noon: Start with a free neighborhood art scavenger hunt in ...
“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)
Thursday, August 19 – 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