Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, April 28th
Thrive City, San Francisco
3 PM, Ages: All
Dub Nation – come out to Thrive City for the Golden State Warriors Playoffs Watch Party, presented by Chase.
When the Warriors are on the road, enjoy lawn games and our sport court, special guests and entertainers, and cheer on the Dubs while we broadcast the game on the plaza board! All Chase cardholders can show their Chase credit or debit card to access the Chase Lounge for a VIP experience and receive an exclusive giveaway (while supplies last).
Space in the Chase Lounge is limited. Deposit and credit card products provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.
Game 6 – Friday, April 28, 2023 – Doors 3p, Game 5p – Home Game – Standing Room Only watch party
Prohibited Items & Activities at Thrive City:
No Scooters, bikes, skateboard, or rollerblades
No Panhandling, solicitation, or loitering
No Smoking of any kind
All Pets* must be on a leash
Guests are prohibited from bringing outside alcoholic beverages to Thrive City
No Amplified sound
No Motorized vehicles
No Pamphlets or product samples
No Overnight camping
No Weapons or dangerous devices of any kind including, but not limited to, pepper spray, flares and fireworks, tasers/stun guns
All Garbage, bottles, cans, paper, or other waste matter should be placed in designated trash and recycling receptacles
No Trespassing when Thrive City is closed
Any other prohibited items, activity, or behaviors deemed unsafe, or unacceptable by Chase Center Management
*Trained service animals must remain on a leash, tether or in a harness at all times unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the person’s disability prevents use of these devices.
Fort Mason, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: All
Free (Food Separate)
California’s largest nighttime street food festival is back in San Francisco every Friday beginning March 24, 2023! Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center returns for its 13th season celebrating the variety, diversity and passion of the Bay Area food truck scene and beyond.
With over 50 food creators throughout the season, you can find your favorite treats while also discovering new and delicious dishes. Along with a diverse selection of food options, each Friday will also feature the Kivelstadt Cellars WineGarten, full cocktail bar, live music, and more!
Off the Grid: Fort Mason Friday Night Food Truck Party March 24 – June 23, 2023 Every Friday | 5-10 pm – Rain or Shine Fort Mason Center parking lot, 2 Marina Blvd., SF FREE Admission Please note that as of March 2023 Off the Grid has only announced dates through June 23rd but says “The 2023 season will be every Friday 5-10pm from March 24 – June 23 and then we will return in the fall for another round of special events.”
See the food truck lineup (25+ every week from a rotating list of 50 food trucks)
Special Events & Updates
Every 3rd Friday – Fido Fridays – 10% off bar for pet owners during “yappy” hour
Every 1st Friday – Family Fridays – 10% off bar for parents during happy hour
See offthegrid.com for updates
Saturday, April 29th
Mission District, San Francisco
10 AM, Ages: All
Be a part of the largest event honoring Cesar Chavez in Northern California, honoring the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez on Saturday, April 29, 2023.
The annual Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival in San Francisco has become a significant event in the Mission drawing a diverse crowd of participants and attendees from different demographics and cultures.
The parade begins at Dolores Park at 19th & Dolores Street and travels to Mission Street southbound t 24th Street eastbound to Folsom Street
Enjoy live performances, arts & crafts, a lowrider car show, food, health & wellness, games for children and vendors.
The 30th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival on April 29, 2023. Join thousands of Bay Area residents, families, schools, religious groups, labor unions, and community organizations in celebration of Cesar’s legacy in the heart of San Francisco’s Latino community.. The SF parade has become among the largest events honoring Cesar Chavez in California.
Murphy Windmill, San Francisco
10:30 AM, Ages: All
Normally the Murphy Windmill (the largest in the world when it was built in 1908) sits majestically, but silently watching over the southwest corner of Golden Gate Park which no longer needs it to pump the 40,000 gallons of water a day it used to before electric pumps took all the glory.
But on April 29, 2023 the brakes come off and the windmill will turn once again in honor of “Kings Day,” an annual festival celebrating Dutch culture and traditions.
It all starts (of course) with an orange-clad bike ride through the park starting at 10:30 a.m. and ends with a big picnic underneath the windmill with vendors selling Dutch beer, stroopwafels and pickled herring, a kid’s toy exchange (called a “Vrijmarkt”) and traditional Dutch children’s games like zaklopen, spijkerpoepen and kroonwerpen.
The Dutch community in San Francisco invites you to celebrate King’s Day 2023 near the Murphy Windmill on the south end of Golden Gate Park to celebrate Dutch culture and traditions, including traditional Dutch games, flea market, Dutch food, beer, music & more.
Wear Orange: The Netherlands’ national color is orange because the Dutch monarchy is the “House of Orange.” You will see it in abundance on King’s Day, so grab all of the orange you have in your closet (dust off that Halloween and Giants gear).
Dutch King’s Day San Francisco is a day to celebrate the birthday of the Dutch King, Willem Alexander van Oranje. You can call it a phenomenal street party where a crowd of over 3,000 young and old, has “orange fever.”
There is music, multiple ‘Typically Dutch’ activities and food trucks that offer Dutch delicacies. Dutch King’s Day San Francisco is a day not just for Dutch expats or Dutch Americans, but a celebration to share with the Dutch San Francisco Bay Area community and beyond.
Sunday, April 30th
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: All
There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.
The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you to skate to. On most Sundays, there’s usually someone willing to teach you a few choreographed roller disco dance moves.
37th Avenue, San Francisco
9 AM, Ages: All
A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com.
You can find us every Sunday 9am-2pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday 3pm-7pm (June to August)
The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages.
Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.