08/14/2012 07:39 pm ET

Free San Francisco Events: August 14-19, 2012 (PHOTOS)

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Station.

By Matt Crawford

Outside Lands was fantastic, but it was far from a cheap weekend. For those hoping get back into the black and have some fun on a budget, there are a variety of options this week. The mid-week action is at Union Square while the Street Food Festival is expected to draw thousands to the Mission—a great opportunity for people-watching and new culinary ideas for those not interested in digging in into the eats.