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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!

Thursday, December 31

Final Day to See SF’s Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree
Thursday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Final Day to See SF's Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree

Westfield Centre is bringing back their famous upside down Christmas tree. The famous Inverted Christmas Tree is back for the holidays on Level 4 Under The Dome.  It is the perfect picture opportunity in the shopping center while you shop. See it shine from November 18 ...

Saturday, January 2

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...Every Saturday

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Sunday, January 3

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, January 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

Tuesday, January 5

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts ...Monthly

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

COVID-19 Update – Free First Tuesdays are back as of October 6, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check ...Monthly

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

COVID UPDATE – The Conservatory of Flowers will reopen to visitors beginning Thursday, October 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the ...Monthly

GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro
Tuesday, January 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but on ...Monthly

Wednesday, January 6

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday

Friday, January 8

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, January 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly

” San Francisco Conservatory of Music” Orchestra Livestream
Friday, January 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Live Stream
" San Francisco Conservatory of Music" Orchestra Livestream
The evening opens with What We Do On the Stage, a documentary concert film envisioned by Music Director Edwin Outwater and produced by SFCM. Hear Outwater and students explore what it means to perform for an audience on a physical stage and how that paradigm ...

Saturday, January 9

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Sunday, January 10

“SF Conservatory of Music” Faculty Artist Series: Rhoslyn Jones, Voice
Sunday, January 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Live Stream
"SF Conservatory of Music" Faculty Artist Series: Rhoslyn Jones, Voice
Described as a “superb singer and artistic presence,” soprano Rhoslyn Jones has established herself as an important presence on the operatic and concert stages of the world. Hailed as “The delicious diva,” Ms. Jones captivated the audience with her “unforgettably powerful voice” in her role ...

Wednesday, January 13

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday

Tuesday, February 2

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts ...Monthly

Friday, February 12

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, February 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly

Saturday, February 20

CANCELED: 2021 Chinese New Year Parade (San Francisco)
CANCELED: 2021 Chinese New Year Parade (San Francisco)
UPDATE: San Francisco’s 2021 Chinese New Year Parade has been canceled due to concerns over large public gatherings. Instead there will be a TV special and a few smaller public events including a chance to see floats up close and life-size ox statues placed around ...

Tuesday, June 1

Americana Songwriter Jonathan Foster: Live at Kaleidoscope Coffee
Tuesday, June 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaleidoscope Coffee
Americana Songwriter Jonathan Foster: Live at Kaleidoscope Coffee
On tour, Americana songwriter Jonathan Foster performs solo, acoustic at Kaleidoscope Coffee in Richmond! www.JFMusic.net