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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 11

Free Slurpee Day 2020 | 7-Eleven
Saturday, July 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 7-Eleven (SF)
Free Slurpee Day 2020 | 7-Eleven
Every year on July 11 (7-11… get it??), 7-Eleven celebrates its birthday with Free Slurpee Day by giving away free small Slurpees at most 7-Elevens all over the country including about 400 stores right here in the Bay Area from 11 am to 7 pm. Grab your friend(s) and ...

Wednesday, August 5

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join the monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9 am to 11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel ...Monthly

Wednesday, September 2

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join the monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9 am to 11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel ...Monthly

Sunday, September 6

2020 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2020 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Ring in the new season with Opera in the Park, a free outdoor concert dedicated to celebrating community and artistry at San Francisco Opera. 2020 Opera in the Park Sunday, September 6, 2020 | 1 pm to 2 pm Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow), Golden Gate Park, SF FREE Opera ...

Sunday, September 13

2020 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2020 "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 40th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

Sunday, September 27

2020 Virtual Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested
2020 Virtual Folsom Street Fair
World’s largest leather and fetish events will go virtual. The ‘only in San Francisco’ event goes worldwide! Join fetish enthusiasts from around the world during the groundbreaking virtual Folsom Street Fair. We’ll bring the features of the Folsom Street Fair that you know and love, directly into ...

Friday, October 2

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Kick Off | October 2-4
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Kick Off | October 2-4

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th 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 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

Saturday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th 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 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

Sunday, October 4

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th 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 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

Wednesday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2020
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2020

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 ...

Saturday, December 12

SantaCon 2020: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2020: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
“SantaCon” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 12, 2020. This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks drinking at bars, and causing general mayhem. And just so you know, ...