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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, April 11

POSTPONED: 2020 Insane Chase Game “Journey to The End Of The Night” | Oakland
Saturday, April 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advanced registration is required.
| Oakland
POSTPONED: 2020 Insane Chase Game "Journey to The End Of The Night" | Oakland
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed – Please check the website for updates. Are you ready to experience the chaotic splendor that is Journey to the End of the Night? Our theme this year is Cross Pollination! We’re buzzing with excitement about ...

Sunday, April 12

POSTPONED: 2020 Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest | Dolores Park
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
POSTPONED: 2020 Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest | Dolores Park
This event is postponed due to coronavirus concerns – Check Facebook for updates The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, host their 41st Easter Sunday in the Park at Dolores Park. POSTPONED – The Sisters 41st Anniversary Easter Party Sunday, April 12, 2020 | Noon Mission Dolores ...

CANCELED: 2020 “Bring Your Own Big Wheel” Race | Potrero Hill
Sunday, April 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; but $10-$20 suggested donations are requested to race.
| 20th and Vermont
CANCELED: 2020 "Bring Your Own Big Wheel" Race | Potrero Hill
UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. What’s that sound kids? It’s the sound of Big Wheels rolling. Watch dozens of contestants at Bring Your Own Big Wheel (BYOBW) risk humiliation and serious injury racing their big wheels (those giant plastic tricycles from ...

Tuesday, April 14

POSTPONED: 2020 Ben & Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Cone Day
Tuesday, April 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ben & Jerry's (Participating Locations)
POSTPONED: 2020 Ben & Jerry's Free Ice Cream Cone Day
2020 Update – We have made the difficult decision to postpone Free Cone Day this year. We hope to reschedule our global Free Cone Day event for later in the year. Mmmm… Tuesday, April 9, 2019 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know ...

Wednesday, April 15

Tax Day Freebies & Deals | 2020
Wednesday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Tax Day Freebies & Deals | 2020
UPDATE: As of 3/17 at 7 pm it “appears” this event is still taking place, but there have been no recent updates by the promoter, so we can’t 100% confirm it. Please check the website for event updates or contact the promoter directly. This event ...

Sunday, April 19

CANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Earth Day Festival | Mission District
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia Street
CANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Earth Day Festival | Mission District
UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. On Sunday, April 19th celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day San Francisco style. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “The Change is coming”. Earth Day Festival | San Francisco Saturday, April 19, 2020 ...

Saturday, April 25

2020 Opening Day On The Bay: Free Sail Boat Rides | Treasure Island
Saturday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Treasure Island Sailing Center
2020 Opening Day On The Bay: Free Sail Boat Rides | Treasure Island
Celebrate Opening Day & National Safe Boating week at Treasure Island Sailing Center with free educational sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on the Bay. 2020 Opening Day & National Safe Boating Day Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 11 am to 4 pm Treasure Island Sailing Center, 698 ...

Wednesday, May 6

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 6 – 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, May 10

The Exploratorium’s Only Free Day of 2020: Mother’s Day | SF
The Exploratorium's Only Free Day of 2020: Mother's Day | 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, June 3

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 3 – 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, June 14

2020 Stern Grove Festival Kick-Off Concert | SF
Sunday, June 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
2020 Stern Grove Festival Kick-Off Concert | 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 ...

Wednesday, June 17

Conservatory Lighting & Free Summer Solstice Concert | Golden Gate Park
Wednesday, June 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Space is limited at this event, and the public is encouraged to make a free reservation.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory Lighting & Free Summer Solstice Concert | Golden Gate Park
Put some flowers in your hair and come celebrate the start of summer with an amazing night of music in Golden Gate Park at the iconic Conservatory of Flowers. The City will revel in another free concert in the Park and as the longest day of ...

Friday, June 19

2020 Alameda County Fair: Free Admission Day | Opening Day
Friday, June 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission until 3 pm
| Alameda County Fair
2020 Alameda County Fair: Free Admission Day | Opening Day
Celebrate the 2020 Alameda County Fair’s opening day with free admission until 3 pm.

Saturday, June 27

Summer Corgi Con: 1,000+ Corgis & Ocean Beach Doggy Party | 2020
Saturday, June 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)
Summer Corgi Con: 1,000+ Corgis & Ocean Beach Doggy Party | 2020
The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco. 2020 Corgi Con Saturday, June 27, 2020 | 10 am to 2 pm Ocean Beach, below Cliff ...

Sunday, June 28

2020 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 28 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2020 San Francisco Pride Parade
The parade is the culmination of a month of Pride-themed events in the city, leading up to an all-out celebration for Pride weekend with the Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza. 2020 San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 10:30 am Market Street, San Francisco FREE Fifty years strong, the ...
2020 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1-5 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2020 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

Celebrate  “Generations of Hope” at the 2020 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. 50th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2020 – Parade – Sunday at 10:30 am Civic Center, San Francisco FREE ...

Wednesday, July 1

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 1 – 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

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 ...

Sunday, August 16

Stern Grove Festival 2020 Finale | SF
Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2020 Finale | 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 ...

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 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2020 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
Bigger is better at this ‘only in San Francisco’ 37th Folsom Street Fair event. With 250,000 fetish enthusiasts spread out over 13 city blocks, there is something for everyone. 2020 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 11 am to 6 pm Folsom Street (8th to 13th ...

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, ...