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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 31

49th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival | Aug 31-Sept 1
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
49th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival | Aug 31-Sept 1

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 49th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” Celebrate the “The Last Blast of Summer” with massive crowds expected for a world-class lineup of music, art, food and mardi gras-style fun. 2019 Millbrae Art & ...

2019 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2019 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Aug. 31-Sept. 2

For more than 50 years, every Labor Day weekend, a magical transformation occurs in the redwood forest just 30 miles south of San Francisco. Artist booths pop up around the Kings Mountain Fire Station and local beer and wine begin to flow. The forest becomes ...

2019 Free Fishing Day | SF
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
2019 Free Fishing Day | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a salmon practically tear the rod out of ...

3rd Annual Morgan Hill Blues Festival | South Bay
Saturday, August 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Morgan Hill Amphitheater
3rd Annual Morgan Hill Blues Festival | South Bay
Grammy nominated and accomplished producer and bassist Tebo will headline this year’s festival bringing his signature blend of funky blues. Frank ‘Tebo” Thibeaux has collaborated with a variety of artists including Herbie Hancock, John Lee Hooker, Kenny Neal and New Edition. The line up will also ...
Crab Cove Fish Festival: Free Fishing Lessons & Fish Bicycle Parade | Alameda
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Crab Cove Visitor Center
Crab Cove Fish Festival: Free Fishing Lessons & Fish Bicycle Parade | Alameda
Join for a day of free fish fun with fishing lessons, games, activities, fish prints, crafts, and a Fish-on-a-Bicycle Parade. Crab Cove Fish Festival Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 10 am to 4 pm Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave, Alameda FREE Festival Schedule: 10:00 am -noon Fishing Lessons: Space limited ...
118th San Francisco City Open Tennis Tournament | Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| 19th & Dolores (Dolores Park)
118th San Francisco City Open Tennis Tournament | Aug. 31-Sept. 2

During the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s 118th Annual San Francisco City Open and NTRP Championships will be held at the iconic Dolores Park, in the heart of the City. Dolores Park has six courts ...

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda ...

Icebreaker Vortex Swim Celebration | SF
Saturday, August 31 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Little Marina Green
Icebreaker Vortex Swim Celebration | SF
In partnership with icebreaker, Ben Lecomte, long-distance open-water swimmer, arrives in San Francisco after swimming 300 nautical miles through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. On August 31, Ben will swim into San Francisco after 79 days at sea exploring the highest concentration of ocean plastic in ...
2019 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2019 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family. 2019 Lebanese Festival Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 11 am to 10 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE There have some new additions to the festival will ...
2019 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre Wrestling & 20+Taco Trucks | San Jose
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. All Ages Event (21+ to purchase alcohol). $7 Parking on Saturdays at the Flea Market
| Garden at the Flea (Inside the San Jose Flea Market)
2019 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre Wrestling & 20+Taco Trucks | San Jose

Celebrate tacos at the San Jose Taco Festival of Innovation – a feast day filled with tastings, art, music, Lucha Libre, and a curated selection of over 20+ food trucks from all over the Bay Area serving their best rendition of a taco all day. 2019 ...

Hiero “Family Day In The Park” Free Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | deFremery Park
Hiero "Family Day In The Park" Free Festival | Oakland
The Hiero Foundation Presents: Hiero Family Day in the Park, a free community event to be held at Defremery Park. It is open to all ages and will include a range of activities such as the Town Cup Skate Competition, a celebrity 3 on 3 ...
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Petaluma
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lagunitas Brewery
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Petaluma

Come join our us as we take over another brewery tap room, for Round #2 of the RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour. We have added a couple new local artists, and are super excited to have the excellent Epidemic Brewing as our host. They have excellent ...Monthly

Free Saturdays at de Young Museum: Tattoo Talk w/ Tex Buss | SF
Saturday, August 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
Free Saturdays at de Young Museum: Tattoo Talk w/ Tex Buss | SF
Join local tattoo artist Tex Buss in the Piazzoni Murals Room for a talk on the history of avian images in tattooing. Tex will highlight how birds have captured a special place in the human imagination. This talk will be followed by a tour of ...
Playing in the Plaza: Jazz & Gospel Vocalist | Emeryville
Saturday, August 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Playing in the Plaza: Jazz & Gospel Vocalist | Emeryville

Playing on the Plaza, Bay Street’s free, live local music series, will continue in July with live musical performances every Saturday. From rock and jazz to folk and blues, a different local band will perform every Saturday throughout the summer (June 1 to September 28). ...

Kippy Marks: Live Music Performance | Live in the Castro
Saturday, August 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Kippy Marks: Live Music Performance | Live in the Castro
Join us in the Plaza for neighborhood favorite Kippy Marks, who is always a crowd pleaser. Improv-O-Linist Kippy Marks Kippy Marks has been delighting audiences with his inspirational compositions and lively performances for over 2 decades. Raised in El Paso, Texas, the Artist began his musical acclaim ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio
Saturday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of As You Like It. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, ...

Free Macy’s Cooking Demo: Sharon Nahm of E&O Kitchen & Bar | SF
Saturday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Free Macy's Cooking Demo: Sharon Nahm of E&O Kitchen & Bar | SF
Looking to learn how to cook bold-flavored dishes? Take a lesson from Chef Sharon Nahm of E&O Kitchen and Bar. She will treat & teach you how to create her restaurant’s delicious Ahi Tartare dish for you to make at home. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Serving ...
SF Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Peacock Meadow
SF Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Golden Gate Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island” The Musical – A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers ...

Compton’s Cafeteria Riots 53rd Anniversary Party | SF
Saturday, August 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE
Compton's Cafeteria Riots 53rd Anniversary Party | SF
FLUX is hosting Compton’s Cafeteria Riots 53rd Anniversary here in Compton’s Transgender Cultural District come out and meet the staff of the District and FLUX- a national transgender empowerment initiative through AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Open Bar Music Performers Food Free Goodies Come out and celebrate. This event is free to the ...
Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Bar Fluxus, run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar, is a new downtown cocktail bar filled with cool art and as colorful as a big box of crayons. Every Saturday night downtown comes alive with a fresh new comedy set hosted by Feel ...