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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, July 8

SF’s Free Film Night in the Park “Star Trek IV” (Union Square)
Friday, July 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square
SF's Free Film Night in the Park "Star Trek IV" (Union Square)

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 ...

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, July 8 – 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

Friday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)
Friday, July 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar Fluxus
Friday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)

Karaoke night with JK Lee in a beautiful setting, great and affordable cocktails. Request English or French songs. Loads of fun!Every Friday

“And Ya Don’t Stop Fridays” Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)
Friday, July 8 – 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, July 9

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, July 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

“The MBA Tour” Comes to San Francisco (2022)
Saturday, July 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| InterContinental San Francisco
"The MBA Tour" Comes to San Francisco (2022)
Take this a rare chance to meet face-to-face with admissions decision-makers from some of the top business schools in the world to get advice on how to level up with resume clinics, networking opportunities and MBA talks. The MBA Tour is coming to San Francisco to ...
SF’s “HellaMotown” Downtown DJ Night (Bar Fluxus)
Saturday, July 9 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| Bar Fluxus
SF's "HellaMotown" Downtown DJ Night (Bar Fluxus)

Party down on Saturday night at one of SF’s coolest art bars with tons of awesome original throwback Motown jams from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s all night with a little mix of Motown-inspired tunes as well. If you love Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, Jackson ...Every Saturday

North Beach Farmers Market
Saturday, July 9 – 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

“Rockridge Rock-N-Stroll” Festival on Second Saturdays (2022)
Saturday, July 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| 5655 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
"Rockridge Rock-N-Stroll" Festival on Second Saturdays (2022)

Sat, May 14, 11am-6pm; Second Saturdays ongoing May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10 Rockridge Rock-N-Stroll brings outdoor live music dotted along College Avenue, big sales from merchants, give-a-ways, tastings with special menus, popup vendors, kids’ ...Monthly

Golden Gate Park Folk Fest 2022: Free Concert at the Bandshell
Saturday, July 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)
Golden Gate Park Folk Fest 2022: Free Concert at the Bandshell

Live music returns to the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with another season of free outdoor performances in Golden Gate Park starting Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, San Francisco Parks Alliance and the arts nonprofit Illuminate recently announced. The ...

Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)
Saturday, July 9 – 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, July 9 – 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, July 10

“Golden Gate Park Band” Free Symphony in the Park (2022)
Sunday, July 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)
"Golden Gate Park Band" Free Symphony in the Park (2022)

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 140th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this 30-piece symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park since 1882. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, usually end between 2:30 and ...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

“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, July 10 – 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

Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market (SF)
Sunday, July 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission: All Welcome
| Inner Sunset
Inner Sunset Sunday's Flea Market (SF)

Join us for open-air treasure hunting at the Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market Season Opener on Sunday, April 10th, and every second Sunday through November, from 10 am-4 pm on a closed-to-traffic Irving Street between 9th-10th Avenues. The flea market features fascinating vintage and handcrafted ...Monthly

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, July 10 – 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