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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, November 20

Fleetwood Mac’s Dreamforce Concert at Oracle Park | SF
Wednesday, November 20 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to listen from outside Oracle Park; a full badge is required for access inside
| Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)
Fleetwood Mac's Dreamforce Concert at Oracle Park | SF
Fleetwood Mac will be rocking out with great music in Oracle Park for the annual Dreamforce Gala on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 around 8:30 pm. Although you need to have a full Dreamforce badge (not just the free Expo Pass) to enter the Gala, but since they’re playing outdoors  ...

Friday, November 22

2019 Winter Fireworks & Free Magical Ice Show | SF
Friday, November 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
2019 Winter Fireworks & Free Magical Ice Show | SF
Four iconic buildings lit with 17,000 holiday lights, fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical ice skating show. The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the City. 33rd Building Lighting Ceremony ...

Friday, November 29

Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Friday, November 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/29/19 from 4-6 pm only.
| Downtown San Jose
Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Take a break from shopping on Black Friday and ride some free rides at San Jose’s Winter Wonderland from 4-6 pm on November 29, 2019. Unlimited wristbands are usually $20 for the day, or $3.50 per ride. Winter Wonderland is a good old-fashioned carnival set up each winter in ...
2019 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to Watch
| Union Square Park
2019 Macy's Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree stands more than 83-feet tall, decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 29, 2019. 30th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 29, 2019 Union Square ...

Wednesday, December 4

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, December 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

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. Please note the 2019 Free Museum ...

Saturday, December 7

SantaCon 2019: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2019: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
“SantaCon” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 7, 2019. 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, ...

Saturday, December 14

Unsilent Night 2019: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2019: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s is a participatory sound artwork, an ethereal, electronic soundscape played by the audience on boomboxes carried through city streets. “Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” ...

Wednesday, January 1

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 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