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San FranFREEsco has joined up with FunCheap to help hunt down the most interesting free (and cheap) events in the Bay Area.

These events are hand-picked by Becca Bandit of San FranFREEsco, which shares with you all the best FREE or almost free events and happenings in the SF Bay Area including concerts, parties, open bars, free food, free events, art openings, free museum admission, fairs, festivals and more.

Saturday, July 20

Free See’s Candies Lollypop Day | 2019
Saturday, July 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | See's Candies (Market St.)
Free See's Candies Lollypop Day | 2019
Celebrate National Lollypop Day with See’s Candies by stopping by any See’s Candies shop on July 20, 2019 for a free lollypop with no purchase necessary. Plus for 2019, they are telling us that they will have Root Beer Lollypops back, just in time for National ...
40th Street Summer Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, July 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 40th & Webster (Temescal)
40th Street Summer Block Party | Oakland
The 40th Street Summer Block Party returns on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Get ready to rock out to great live music curated by Broken Guitars Oakland, local food and beer, and unique artisan vendors. This year, they’ve expanded the event to two blocks with two awesome ...

SF’s Filipino Night Market “Undiscovered” | 2019 Kickoff
SF's Filipino Night Market "Undiscovered" | 2019 Kickoff
Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a free monthly music and food festival and curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of SF’s new SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. Undiscovered SF Creative Night Market, celebrating Filipino-American food, music, and ...

Sunday, July 21

Fenton’s $1.25 Ice Cream Sundae Day | Oakland
Fenton's $1.25 Ice Cream Sundae Day | Oakland
Join in for Fenton’s special Ice Cream Social Celebration to celebrate their 125th Anniversary on Sunday July 21, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm. This year’s theme honors the historic 125th anniversary with a special anniversary logo appearing on Fenton’s merchandise and with the “Ode ...
Free Mochi Ice Cream Day at Uniqlo | Union Square
Sunday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UNIQLO (Powell)
Free Mochi Ice Cream Day at Uniqlo | Union Square
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is partnering with UNIQLO for an in-store pop up in honor of National Ice Cream Day. On Sunday, July 21st, both brands will come together to deliver fashion, flavor and fun by offering consumers free My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream at UNIQLO locations throughout the ...
9th Annual “As You Like It” Dance Party Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted to offset productions costs.
| Elk Glen Meadow
9th Annual "As You Like It" Dance Party Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park
San Francisco’s AYLI (As You Like It) has brought you countless late nights with talent from across the globe. To thank you, they welcome you back to dance under the sun to quality music. AYLI Picnic 2019 Sunday, July 21, 2019 | Noon to 6 pm Elk Glen Meadow, Golden Gate Park FREE, ...
Stern Grove Festival: “Toots & the Maytals” Reggae & Funky Soul | SF
Sunday, July 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival: "Toots & the Maytals" Reggae & Funky Soul | SF
Jam to a double-bill of reggae and funky soul at Stern Grove with a free Sunday afternoon concert in the park with pioneering Jamaican group Toots and the Maytals and the prolific, soulful swagger of Lee Fields and the Expressions.

Sunday, July 28

San Francisco Ballet: Free Stern Grove Festival Performance | SF
Sunday, July 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
San Francisco Ballet: Free Stern Grove Festival Performance | SF
A summer favorite returns when San Francisco Ballet, under the leadership of Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, performs a selection of highlights from their current repertory at Stern Grove Festival. Conductor Martin West leads the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.

Tuesday, July 30

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free The Nude Party Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free The Nude Party Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Sunday, August 4

UK’s The Psychedelic Furs & James at Stern Grove Festival | SF
Sunday, August 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
UK's The Psychedelic Furs & James at Stern Grove Festival | SF
’80s New Wave and Post-punk icons The Psychedelic Furs (Pretty in Pink, Love My Way) and ’90s Brit-Rockers James (Sit Down, Born of Frustration) take the stage in a Brit-rock double-bill headlining Stern Grove

Monday, August 5

Live at Lagunitas: James McMurtry | Petaluma
Monday, August 5 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: James McMurtry | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Tuesday, August 6

RSVPs Open: “Live at Lagunitas” Shannon & the Clams Free Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open: "Live at Lagunitas" Shannon & the Clams Free Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Sunday, August 11

Pink Martini: Cocktail Jazz Party at Stern Grove Festival | SF
Sunday, August 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
Pink Martini: Cocktail Jazz Party at Stern Grove Festival | SF
An eclectic international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more, Pink Martini and vocalist China Forbes bring their genre-defying sound back to Stern Grove Festival. Opening the show is local ensemble Barrio Manouche with a swinging blend of global influences.

Tuesday, August 13

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Man Man Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Man Man Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Thursday, August 15

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Thursday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 15th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2019 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Saturday, August 17

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Spice up your summer! Come hang out and celebrate longer days, warmer nights in the beloved Mission District in San Francisco. Bring your friends, families, and neighbors while we promise to deliver the perfect pairing of food, drinks, love, and music. 20th Street Block Party | ...

Sunday, August 18

Stern Grove Festival 2019 Finale “The Isley Brothers” | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2019 Finale "The Isley Brothers" | SF

The Stern Grove Festival returns for its 82nd season having presented free concerts in the park every summer since 1938. If you don’t mind arriving early to spread out your blanket to stake your spot, it’s an excellent way to spend a relaxing Sunday in a beautiful ...

Monday, August 19

Live at Lagunitas: The Nude Party | Petaluma
Monday, August 19 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: The Nude Party | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Monday, August 26

Live at Lagunitas: Shannon and the Clams | Petaluma
Monday, August 26 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Shannon and the Clams | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Tuesday, September 3

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Folkin’ Friends Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Folkin' Friends Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Live at Lagunitas: Man Man | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 3 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Man Man | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Sunday, September 8

2019 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2019 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Join at the arias al fresco and celebrate the opening of San Francisco Opera’s Season and other operatic favorites. 2019 Opera in the Park Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 1:30 pm Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow), Golden Gate Park, SF FREE Featuring the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and stars from ...

Tuesday, September 10

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Strfkr Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Strfkr Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Sunday, September 15

2019 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2019 "Comedy Day in the Park" Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 39th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

Tuesday, September 17

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Caroline Rose Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Caroline Rose Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Thursday, September 19

A Super Rare “Free Museum Day” at SFMOMA | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP Required
| SFMOMA
A Super Rare "Free Museum Day" at SFMOMA | SF
Treat yourself and your loved ones to a free and fun-filled day at SFMOMA. As part of Culture for Community, more than a dozen Yerba Buena cultural organizations will offer free admission on March 21. Unlike “Family Days” where you’re required to attend with someone 18 and ...

Saturday, September 21

Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 15th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2019 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

The Exploratorium’s Community International Peace Day | SF
The Exploratorium's Community International Peace 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. ...

Monday, September 23

Live at Lagunitas: Folkin’ Friends | Petaluma
Monday, September 23 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Folkin' Friends | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Tuesday, September 24

Live at Lagunitas: Paul Cauthen | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 24 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Paul Cauthen | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Tuesday, October 1

Live at Lagunitas: Strfkr | Petaluma
Tuesday, October 1 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Strfkr | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Friday, October 4

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

Saturday, October 5

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

Sunday, October 6

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art, and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...

Monday, October 7

Live at Lagunitas: Caroline Rose | Petaluma
Monday, October 7 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Caroline Rose | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Sunday, October 20

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. ...

Monday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2019
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2019

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

Thursday, December 5

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2019
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2019
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. In celebration of Walt Disney’s Birthday, they typically offer free admission to our main galleries and special exhibitions 2019 Walt Disney Family Museum Free Day Thursday, December 5, ...