There’s no doubt San Francisco is one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S., but one of the biggest perks of living in the city is taking advantage of the numerous free street fairs and festivals that happen almost every weekend from April to October. Almost every neighborhood shows off its unique identity with live entertainment, local art, vendors and tasty street food (chicken skewer, anyone?). From family-friendly events such as the Union Street Street Festival to the extreme kink and fetishes at Folsom Street Fair, there’s something for all walks of life in San Francisco.

[Updated March 2017]