The summer delivered unlimited fun under the sun, but who says festival season is over? Soak up the summer sun while it’s still shining over SF. We are lucky to call one of the most vibrant cities home, and the fall festival line-up is sure to celebrate the city’s diversity and spirit.
Check out the below glimpse into the eclectic festivals taking place around San Francisco this season.
September 30, 2017
Of course, the list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention our own fall festival, The Launch. A nod to traditional San Francisco street fairs, The Launch will feature live music, art installations, market vendors, food, drinks, prizes, family-friendly activities, and maker demonstrations. The event will be a launch of something completely unexpected and new that respects the legacy and heritage of The SF Shipyard and surrounding neighborhood. Be sure to RSVP at the link above!
September 22- 24, 2017
Unable to make it to Munich to participate in the largest beer festival in the world? No worries, Oktoberfest By the Bay melds Bavarian culture and tradition to bring you the best Oktoberfest in the West. Oktoberfest By the Bay celebrates Munich’s famed festival in true tradition and spirit with nonstop music, singing, dancing and the very best German food and drink. Headlining this year’s festival will be the world renowned, 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band. You don’t want to miss out on this three-day festival taking place at Pier 48.
September 23, 2017
Have you had a summer full of high intensity festivities and need time to unwind or unplug? We’ve found the perfect festival! Peace in the Park is an opportunity to lose yourself in a healthy environment and find yourself through meditation. This free festival will feature music, dance, tai-chi, hatha yoga, peace exhibits, kid-friendly activities and meditation experiences all in the majestic Golden Gate Park Bandshell. Join us with flowers in your hair and your favorite tie-dye to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The festival will inspire and help you find some Zen with other meditators, and leave recharged and connected to your inner calm.
October 1, 2017
The Excelsior Festival is an annual family-friendly art and music festival held in San Francisco’s Excelsior District. This free festival will feature live music, cuisine from a variety of cultures and a diverse selection of entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy. The Excelsior Festival is a community effort created by the neighborhood’s local action group, which seeks to build civic pride among its residents and showcase their diverse talents.
October 6, 2017
Calling all whiskey connoisseurs! The WhiskyFest commemorates 20 years, and there is no better way to celebrate than to taste from a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, Taiwanese, and craft-distilled whiskeys, all assembled in one Grand Ballroom. This event is an opportunity to learn first-hand from experts, who will distill the magic of making whiskey at the pouring booths and during the seminars.
October 6-8, 2017
If you love the sound of acoustic stringed instruments, you won’t want to miss the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. You will experience a line-up of more than 90 country and bluegrass acts on multiple stages with food sold by 50 vendors in Golden Gate Park. Treat your ears to the sounds of the banjo and harmonica and dance through the rhythmic changes of the fiddle and mandolin.