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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.

Tuesday, March 19

2019 Persian New Year & Fire Jumping Festival | Berkeley
Tuesday, March 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Persian Center
2019 Persian New Year & Fire Jumping Festival | Berkeley
Jump over a bonfire for “Chaharshanbeh Souri: Festival of Fire” to shake off the darkness of winter and welcome the brightness of spring, a Persian ritual passed down since ancient Zoroastrian times. In Iran (and parts of Afghanistan and India), it is customary for people to ...

Wednesday, March 20

Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone Day | 79th Anniversary
Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone Day | 79th Anniversary
Dairy Queen is celebrating their 79th anniversary on the first day of spring by hooking up everyone with a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top. There’s not a DQ in San Francisco proper, but there’s plenty a short drive away. But ...

Thursday, March 21

A Super Rare “Free Museum Day” at SFMOMA | SF
Thursday, March 21 – 10:00 am | 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 ...

Wednesday, April 3

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, April 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

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

Friday, April 5

2019 Holi Festival: The Bay’s Massive Free Color Fight | East Bay
Friday, April 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bishop Ranch
2019 Holi Festival: The Bay's Massive Free Color Fight | East Bay
The colorful, ancient spring festival of Holi will once again be celebrated at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, so get ready to get messy and have a lot of fun at this free gathering. 2019 Holi Celebration Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 pm to 8 pm 2600 ...

Tuesday, April 9

Free Cone Day 2019 | Ben & Jerry’s
Tuesday, April 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ben & Jerry's (Haight St.)
Free Cone Day 2019 | Ben & Jerry's
Mmmm… Tuesday, April 9, 2019 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know what that means… free ice cream for you. As long as you don’t mind waiting in really long lines, almost all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops in the Bay Area (and around ...

Saturday, April 20

San Francisco Earth Day 2019 Festival & DJs + Live Bands | SF
Saturday, April 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia Street
San Francisco Earth Day 2019 Festival & DJs + Live Bands | SF
On Saturday, April 20th celebrate the 49th year of Earth Day in San Francisco’s sunny Mission District. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Celebrate the Green New Deal”. Earth Day Festival | San Francisco Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm 19th & ...

Wednesday, May 1

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

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

Sunday, May 5

2019 How Weird Street Faire & Parade | SoMa
Sunday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: $15*
*$15 Pre passes tickets
| Howard & Main (SoMa)
2019 How Weird Street Faire & Parade | SoMa
On May 5, 2019, a unique gathering of the tribes will occur in downtown San Francisco for the 20th annual How Weird Street Faire. For one day only, in the emerging heart of downtown San Francisco, there will be a sensational spectacle. Join thousands of people ...

Sunday, May 12

Saturday, September 21

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. ...

Sunday, October 6

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, ...

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, ...