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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.

Sunday, May 26

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2019
Sunday, May 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2019
On May 26th, 2019 at 9:30 am, the 2019 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 ...

Monday, May 27

Live at Lagunitas: 2019 Kick-Off Concert “The War & Treaty” | Petaluma
Monday, May 27 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: 2019 Kick-Off Concert "The War & Treaty" | 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, May 28

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Antibalas Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, May 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Antibalas Concert | 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, June 2

SFMOMA’s “Free Family Day” Free Museum Day | SF
SFMOMA's "Free Family Day" Free Museum Day | SF
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) welcomes families and inter-generational audiences to the museum for its Free Family Day on Sunday, June 2, 2019. While the museum is always free for visitors 18 and younger, on Free Family Day, it is also free for up ...

Tuesday, June 4

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Thundercat Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, June 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Thundercat Concert | 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 ...

Live at Lagunitas: FIDLAR | Petaluma
Tuesday, June 4 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: FIDLAR | 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, June 7

2019 SubZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose
Friday, June 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
2019 SubZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose

Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown to San Jose’s SoFA District from 6 pm until midnight for an inspired evening of arts and culture. In addition to ...

Saturday, June 8

2019 SubZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose
Saturday, June 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
2019 SubZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose

Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown to San Jose’s SoFA District from 6 pm until midnight for an inspired evening of arts and culture. In addition to ...

Saturday, June 15

2019 Summer Corgi Con: Doggy Beach Party w/ 1,000+ Corgis | Ocean Beach
Saturday, June 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)
2019 Summer Corgi Con: Doggy Beach Party w/ 1,000+ Corgis | Ocean Beach
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. 2019 Corgi Con Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10 am to 2 pm Ocean Beach, below Cliff ...

Sunday, June 16

Stern Grove Festival 2019 Kick-Off Concert | SF
Sunday, June 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2019 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 ...

Tuesday, June 18

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free The Budos Band Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, June 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free The Budos Band Concert | 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 ...

Live at Lagunitas: Antibalas | Petaluma
Tuesday, June 18 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Antibalas | 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 ...

Wednesday, June 19

Conservatory Lighting & Free Summer Solstice Concert | Golden Gate Park
Wednesday, June 19 – 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 ...

Monday, June 24

Live at Lagunitas: Thundercat | Petaluma
Monday, June 24 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Thundercat | 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, June 30

2019 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2019 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. 2019 San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 10:30 am to 3 pm Market Street, San Francisco FREE Forty-nine ...
2019 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1-5 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2019 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

Celebrate  “Generations of Resistance” at the 2019 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the main stage lineup. View the community stage lineup. 49th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 29, 2019 | Noon to 6 pm – Sunday, ...

Tuesday, July 9

Live at Lagunitas: The Budos Band | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 9 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: The Budos Band | 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, July 16

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free James McMurtry Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free James McMurtry Concert | 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, July 30

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free The Nude Party Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free The Nude Party Concert | 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 ...

Monday, August 5

Live at Lagunitas: James McMurtry | Petaluma
Monday, August 5 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: James McMurtry | 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, August 6

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Shannon & the Clams Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Shannon & the Clams Concert | 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, August 13

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Man Man Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Man Man Concert | 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 ...

Thursday, August 15

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Thursday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: 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 ...

Saturday, August 17

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Spice up your summer! Come hang out and celebrate longer days, warmer nights in the beloved Mission District in San Francisco. Bring your friends, families, and neighbors while we promise to deliver the perfect pairing of food, drinks, love, and music. 20th Street Block Party | ...

Sunday, August 18

Stern Grove Festival 2019 Finale | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2019 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 ...

Monday, August 19

Live at Lagunitas: The Nude Party | Petaluma
Monday, August 19 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: The Nude Party | 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 ...

Monday, August 26

Live at Lagunitas: Shannon and the Clams | Petaluma
Monday, August 26 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Shannon and the Clams | 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 3

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Folkin’ Friends Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Folkin' Friends Concert | 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 ...

Live at Lagunitas: Man Man | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 3 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Man Man | 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 8

2019 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2019 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Join at the arias al fresco and celebrate the opening of San Francisco Opera’s Season and other operatic favorites. 2019 Opera in the Park Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 1:30 pm Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow), Golden Gate Park, SF FREE Featuring the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and stars from ...

Tuesday, September 10

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Strfkr Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Strfkr Concert | 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 15

2019 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2019 "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 39th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

Tuesday, September 17

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Caroline Rose Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Caroline Rose Concert | 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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

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-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

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-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

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 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, ...