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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, May 28

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

2022 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 28-29)
Saturday, May 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
2022 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 28-29)

Caranval is back in San Francisco for 2022! The annual, free, two-day festival and grand parade drawing thousands of attendees and featuring international music, dance, arts & crafts and cuisine — is making a celebratory return in 2022 after a two-year pandemic related hiatus. 2022 ...

Spring Saturdays at Children’s Creativity Museum (SF)
Saturday, May 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Outdoor activities in the CCM Courtyard are always free!
| Children's Creativity Museum
Spring Saturdays at Children's Creativity Museum (SF)

Spring Saturdays are back at CCM! from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Creativity, crafts, community, and sunshine? Yes, please! Stop by our courtyard every Saturday in April and May (skipping April 30) for free nature-based activities. We’re also offering special indoor workshops that are free ...Every Saturday

MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)
Saturday, May 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)

The last Saturday of each month is now free at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco thanks to Kaiser Permanente. The new THRIVE @MoAD community day offers free admission 11am-6pm. Visitors can see MoAD’s newest exhibitions including David Huffman: Terra Incognita, ...Monthly

Union Square’s Free Outdoor Concert Series (March 12 – May 28)
Saturday, May 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Union Square's Free Outdoor Concert Series (March 12 - May 28)

there will be live music performances at Union Square Park! Bring your friends, family and neighbors, grab some lunch and enjoy live local acts from San Francisco and the Bay Area. Need some inspiration for lunch? Check out all the locations to eat here. ...Every Saturday

“Valencia Street Art Corridor” Saturday Block Party (SF)
Saturday, May 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Valencia Street Closure (btwn 18th and 19th)
"Valencia Street Art Corridor" Saturday Block Party (SF)

Come to the Valencia Street Art Corridor every 2nd and 4th Saturday (2-8p) from February 26 to June 25, 2022. Featuring local Artists and Musicians in the Mission District.! Between 18th-19th Street! February 26th Music Line Up: 2-3pm Glen Rock Collective 3-4pm SF Rock Project ...

Bernal Chess Day
Bernal Chess Day

Join us for an afternoon of casual chess in the outdoor back patio at Progressive Grounds. All levels and ages are welcome. Bring a chess set if you have one. For everyone’s comfort, let’s wear masks during games unless both players agree to go without. ...Every Saturday

Warriors vs. Mavs: Huge Outdoor Playoff Watch Party at Chase Center (Game 6) – TENTATIVE
Saturday, May 28 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but RSVP is encouraged. Venue is capacity limited, so arrive early
| Thrive City Plaza (at Chase Center)
Warriors vs. Mavs: Huge Outdoor Playoff Watch Party at Chase Center (Game 6) - TENTATIVE

Dub Nation – come out to the Thrive City plaza for the Golden State Warriors Playoffs Watch Party, presented by Chase. Taking place during all Warriors road playoff games enjoy lawn games and our sport court, take advantage of photo opportunities, and cheer on the ...

Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)
Saturday, May 28 – 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, May 28 – 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

Free RSVP at Love + Propaganda Saturdays (SF)
Saturday, May 28 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE RSVP before 11pm.
| Love + Propaganda
Free RSVP at Love + Propaganda Saturdays (SF)

Join us SATURDAY nights at Love + Propaganda! Guest List before 11pm with RSVP VIP Table Reservations (TEXT) 415-604-2901 for more information Situated in San Francisco’s Union Square district, Love and Propaganda is a crossroads where music, fashion, and art all meet to form an ...Every Saturday

Sunday, May 29

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

“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

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, May 29 – 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

2022 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade
Sunday, May 29 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| 24th and Bryant
2022 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade

Caranval is back in San Francisco for 2022! The annual, free, two-day festival and grand parade drawing thousands of attendees and featuring international music, dance, arts & crafts and cuisine — is making a celebratory return in 2022 after a two-year pandemic related hiatus. 2022 ...

2022 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 28-29)
Sunday, May 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
2022 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 28-29)

Caranval is back in San Francisco for 2022! The annual, free, two-day festival and grand parade drawing thousands of attendees and featuring international music, dance, arts & crafts and cuisine — is making a celebratory return in 2022 after a two-year pandemic related hiatus. 2022 ...

Free Guided Walking Tour of SF’s Mission Dolores Neighborhood
Sunday, May 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*best to sign up at www.sfcityguides.org, though walk ups are welcome
| Dolores Park - Golden Fire Hydrant
Free Guided Walking Tour of SF's Mission Dolores Neighborhood

See one of San Francisco’s oldest and most colorful neighborhoods, the Mission, where you’ll trace a history beginning with Indigenous peoples through waves of immigrants to today’s concerns of gentrification. Begin at the famous golden fire hydrant where locals successfully fought to save the area ...Every Sunday

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, May 29 – 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

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)
Sunday, May 29 – 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