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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!

Sunday, October 13

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Sunday, October 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

The full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra interspersed with periods of ...

Monday, October 14

Final Day of Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2019
Monday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Final Day of Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2019

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 6 – 14, 2019 San Francisco FREE ...

Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
Monday, October 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week High School Band Challenge is returning to Golden Gate Park’s Band Shell, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The event, co-hosted by Recruiting Station San Francisco, 12th Marine Corps Recruiting District and the San Francisco Fleet Week Association provides top Bay Area ...

Tuesday, October 15

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, October 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Wednesday, October 16

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Friday, October 18

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, October 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. Discover everything from Beijing-style crisp-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with sheltered ...Every Friday

3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn | Final Day
Friday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Popcorn
| Millbrae Central Park
3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn | Final Day

Join every 3rd Friday of the month from April to October for games, food trucks,  and a free moving screening. There will have FREE warm and buttery popcorn for all attendees. Bring a chair or blanket to sit in. Free Movie Lineup: 4/19- Christopher Robin ...Monthly

Saturday, October 19

2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| SF Muni F Line
2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 16th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

SF Open Studios 2019 | Richmond, Sunset, Cole Valley, West Portal, Excelsior & Balboa Park
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2019 | Richmond, Sunset, Cole Valley, West Portal, Excelsior & Balboa Park

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Facebook’s Fall Fest: Latin Celebration & Halloween Bash | Facebook HQ
Saturday, October 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's Fall Fest: Latin Celebration & Halloween Bash | Facebook HQ
Join Facebook for their Fall Festival featuring a Latin cultural celebration with Halloween activities. Proceeds benefit youth mentoring and sports programs.
Movies in Creek Park: Captain Marvel | San Anselmo
Saturday, October 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Anselmo Creek Park
Movies in Creek Park: Captain Marvel | San Anselmo

Come to San Anselmo for Movies in Creek Park run every Saturday Night from June 1 until October 26, 2019. Seating begins around 7 pm, with pre-movie slide show, announcements, movie-themed trivia competition at 7:45 pm, nightly raffle at 8 pm, with movies starting by ...

Sunday, October 20

Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay

Looking for a-one-of-a-kind treasure? Come out and check out the Concord Antique Faire & Collectibles held at the Concord Todos Santos Plaza park from 9 am to 4 pm on third Sundays from April to October in 2019. Admission & parking is free.Monthly

Exploratorium Community 50th Anniversary Founder’s Day | SF
Exploratorium Community 50th Anniversary Founder's Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 16th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

The Final “Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party of 2019 | Excelsior
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
The Final "Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party of 2019 | Excelsior

Sunday Streets (March – October 2019) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five-hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, and yogis take over the streets for an afternoon. “Sunday Streets 2019” Street ...

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2019 | SF
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
The Final Presidio Picnic of 2019 | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...Every Sunday

The Village Artisan Market | Napa
Sunday, October 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Village (Napa)
The Village Artisan Market | Napa

Discover this version of a farmer’s market, but with world-class wine and live music. Focusing on Napa Valley artisans and purveyors of top culinary essentials, The Village’s Artisan Market is your opportunity to meet local artisans, sample specialties and take a piece of Napa Valley ...Monthly

SF Open Studios 2019 | Outer Mission, Glen Park, Visitacion Valley, Portola, Bayview & Islais Creek
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2019 | Outer Mission, Glen Park, Visitacion Valley, Portola, Bayview & Islais Creek

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, October 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Tuesday, October 22

Orionids Meteor Shower 2019 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Tuesday, October 22 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2019 | Halley's Comet's Debris
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains and they sometimes produce bright fireballs. Orionid meteors fly each year between about October 2 to November 7. That’s when Earth is passing through the ...