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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, September 18

The Melt’s “National Cheeseburger Day” Celebration: Free MeltBurger Coupon | 2019
Wednesday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free from 9/19-9/30 when you make a purchase on 9/18.
| The Melt (Market Street)
The Melt's "National Cheeseburger Day" Celebration: Free MeltBurger Coupon | 2019
On National Cheeseburger Day, The Melt is giving away a Free Meltburger coupon. The Melt is offering a Free MeltBurger coupon on #NationalCheeseburgerDay. Just make any purchase on September 18, 2019 and receive the coupon valid from September 19-30, 2019. This promo is valid at all The ...

Thursday, September 19

A Super Rare “Free Museum Day” at SFMOMA | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | 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 September 19, 2019. Unlike “Family Days” where you’re required to attend with someone 18 ...

Saturday, September 21

Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 15th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2019 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Exploratorium Free Day: Fall Community Day | SF
Exploratorium Free Day: Fall Community 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. ...

SF’s Filipino Night Market “Undiscovered” | SoMa
Saturday, September 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP requested to get a free pin. Donations are appreciated.
| 598 Stevenson at 7th Street
SF's Filipino Night Market "Undiscovered" | SoMa
Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a free monthly music and food festival and curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of SF’s SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. Undiscovered SF is Northern California’s only night market dedicated to Filipino-American ...

Monday, September 23

Live at Lagunitas: Folkin’ Friends | Petaluma
Monday, September 23 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Folkin' Friends | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Tuesday, September 24

Live at Lagunitas: Paul Cauthen | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 24 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Paul Cauthen | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Sunday, September 29

2019 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2019 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 36th Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 250,000+ people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair. 2019 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 11 ...
2019 Black Tie Beach Party | Ocean Beach
Sunday, September 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring a dish/snacks to share plus BYO Booze and Blanket.
| Ocean Beach Parking Lot
2019 Black Tie Beach Party | Ocean Beach
Fight the bitter cold summers of SF by throwing on your classiest outfit and spending a fun afternoon at Ocean Beach. Bust out that fabulous colorful dress, tie, suit, or socks on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Bring normal beach items (e.g. towel, blankets, sandcastle building tools, ...

Tuesday, October 1

Live at Lagunitas: Strfkr | Petaluma
Tuesday, October 1 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Strfkr | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Friday, October 4

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th 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 2019 Friday, October 4 | ...

Saturday, October 5

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th 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 2019 Friday, October 4 | ...

Sunday, October 6

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th 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 2019 Friday, October 4 | ...

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, ...

Monday, October 7

Live at Lagunitas: Caroline Rose | Petaluma
Monday, October 7 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Caroline Rose | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Sunday, October 20

Exploratorium Free Day: 50th Anniversary “Founder’s Day” | SF
Exploratorium Free Day: 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 ...

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 ...

Wednesday, December 4

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 ...