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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.

Wednesday, February 5

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, February 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

Friday, February 7

Dilla Day 2020 Hip Hop Celebration | Great Northern
Friday, February 7 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 11 pm, but an RSVP is required. 21+
| The Great Northern
Dilla Day 2020 Hip Hop Celebration | Great Northern
Join in the new decade to celebrate all things Jay Dee featuring special guest J Rocc of the Beat Junkies, who happens to be the most qualified individual (other than Mr. Yancey himself) to rock a Dilla set. Performers: J ROCC DJ Shortkut J Dilla Dilla Annual Residents: SHORTKUT Mr. E in ...

Saturday, February 8

2020 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
2020 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
Named one of the world’s top ten parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. It was started in the 1860s and takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Community Street Fair ...

Friday, February 14

Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight 2020? | San Francisco
Friday, February 14 – 5:50 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
Valentine's Day Pillow Fight 2020? | San Francisco
Feathers fly at this fun, flash-mob type event which takes place annually on Valentine’s Day. It’s Pillow Fight. In the past, nearly 1,000 San Franciscans descended on Justin Herman Plaza with feather-stuffed pillows to run Braveheart-like at full speed at one another to lovingly beat the ...

Tuesday, February 25

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP will serve millions of free short stack of the Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 ...

Thursday, February 27

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Thursday, February 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Wednesday, March 4

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, March 4 – 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, March 15

“Brides of March” 2020 Wedding Dress Pub Crawl | SF
Sunday, March 15 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar Fluxus
"Brides of March" 2020 Wedding Dress Pub Crawl | SF
Don a wedding dress and join the Brides for this annual San Francisco tradition at the 22nd annual Brides of March.  Join in to parade through the heart of San Francisco, strolling through Union Square, shopping at fancy stores and drinking in local bars with your fellow brides. All ...

Saturday, April 4

Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Sunday, May 10

Exploratorium Community Free Day: Mother’s Day 2020 | SF
Exploratorium Community Free Day: Mother's Day 2020 | SF
The Exploratorium celebrates Mother’s Day with a special free admission day for all. Happy Mother’s Day from The Exploratorium. To celebrate, they’re hosting Día de las Madres. All mothers—and especially Mamás latinas—and their families are invited to a day of fun at the Exploratorium. To honor ...

Tuesday, May 12

Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2020
Tuesday, May 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free while supplies last. Buying customers get priority in line.
| Haagen Dazs - San Francisco Centre
Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2020
Ice cream lovers can enjoy a free mini size scoop of their favorite flavor in either a cup, sugar cone, or cake cone from 4-8 pm in any participating Häagen-Dazs shop across the country, as Häagen-Dazs celebrates their annual Free Cone Day. Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day 2020 Tuesday, May 12, ...

Sunday, May 24

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
Sunday, May 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
On May 24th, 2020 at 9:30 am, the 2020 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Street, travels west onto Mission Street, then on Mission Street travels north to 15th Street. Watch a brilliant procession of contingents, most of ...

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 ...