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Weekend Planner: June 16


You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, June 16



Father’s Day Special Shopping Treat

Pier 39, San Francisco

All Day, All Ages


Pier 39 is turning 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join in every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions.

Each week, they’ll be serving up something different: from discounts and giveaways to fun special events like movie nights, a ’70s roller disco party, beer and wine pours, and more.

In honor of Father’s Day, dads can eat, play and shop for free* at participating Pier 39 businesses on Friday, June 16. Click here to download coupons.

Check out the list of participating businesses below:*

  1. 7D Experience

  2. Adventure Cat

  3. Alcatraz Gift Shop

  4. Aquarium of the Bay

  5. Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals & Tours

  6. Blue & Gold Fleet

  7. Bow Wow & Kitty Too

  8. The Cable Car Store

  9. Candy Baron

  10. Chowders

  11. Del Sol

  12. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Shop

  13. Eagle Cafe

  14. Hot Licks

  15. Laline

  16. Lefty’s San Francisco

  17. Magnets

  18. Magnetron

  19. Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze

  20. Players Sports Grill & Arcade

  21. San Francisco Keychain Store

  22. San Francisco Whale Tours

  23. The Shell Cellar

  24. Shirtique

  25. Studio Manhattan Art + Design

  26. Under the Golden Gate

  27. Vitality

  28. Waffle Cone Shop

*Restrictions apply. See coupons for more information.


Black History Film Festival

Various Theaters, San Francisco

All Day, All Ages


No matter what your nationality or what you have been taught while attending school in the United States, Black History has always lagged in the educational system in America & the Diaspora.

The San Francisco Black Film Festival will be taking place at various venues located in San Francisco. There will be special events and a Filmmaker’s Lounge for media types to socialize and network. Forums discussing the state of Independent Film and how you can cash in within the new environment as Online Streaming fights for good content. There will be a music aspect as well as discuss “Scores” and show music documentaries supplemented by live shows with Q&A’s.

This is the place to find out how to get that project done within your budget parameters and find out how to DIY with a full crew or not. This festival is for everyone and everyone is invited. Come share the culture that helped shape San Francisco and enjoy great films that are of entertainment and importance to all.


Saturday, June 17



SF Craft Spirits Carnival

Fort Mason, San Francisco

4 PM, Ages: 21+



Celebrate the craft spirits movement by enjoying a grand selection of handcrafted ultra-premium spirits from around the world in this two-day showcase. Step right up, grab a friend, and enjoy a day of spirits tasting! Expand your spirits knowledge at on-site seminars, open to all attendees. Visit the onsite retail store to bring home a special bottle or two of your favorite finds! Enjoy great food and incredible entertainment throughout the weekend.

The 6th Annual Craft Spirits Carnival is presented by Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon. In partnership with the American Distilling Institute hosting spirits seminars, US Bartender’s Guild SF, California Artisanal Distillers Guild bringing small, independent distillers, Bitters & Bottles hosting retail pop-up shop, One Brick volunteer & non-profit partner, Design Like Whoa merch and wearables, Essentia Water rehydration.

Visit our website for an updated list of participating brands.


Saturday, June 17, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Sunday, June 18, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Ticket prices include admission, tasting glass, seminars, and UNLIMITED TASTING


NO PETS! (service animals welcome)



@CraftSpiritsCarnival @BasilHaydens @AmericanDistilling @USBGSF @BittersandBottles @DesignLikeWhoa @EssentiaWater



Presidio Kite Festival

Main Parade Ground, San Francisco

12 PM,  All Ages


Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite. The artistry, diversity, and fun of modern flying will take your breath away! The free, all-day event features a free “build you own kite” booth, hands on learning from kite experts, a kite art exhibition, giant kites, mega team flying, Taiko drummers, and food trucks.

Offered in partnership with Highline Kites.

Registration is appreciated but not required. Free kites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee a seat in the kite-making tent.


Sunday, June 18



2017 Northern California Pirate Festival

Vallejo Waterfront, Vallejo

10 AM, All Ages


Embrace your inner buccaneer this Father’s Day Weekend and set sail for the biggest playground for all things pirate at the annual Northern California Pirate Festival in Vallejo’s Waterfront Park.It’s the largest pirate event in the United States.

> Download the 2017 Map Schedule times subject to change. See schedule at Front gate and stages for most up to date information.

> Download Saturday Schedule

Download Sunday Schedule

Don your pirate garb and join over 500 costumed actors, crafters and musicians at this annual fest which is equal parts Mardi Gras, state fair, living history, and pegged-leg eye-patch-wearin’ fan fest that appeals to children and adults alike.

With four stages of continuous entertainment, rows of nautically inspired handcrafts, gourmet foods, micro-brewed beers, and ship-to-shore canon battles, visitors will encounter proper British Naval Officers and alluring mythical mermaids.



Off The Grid: Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge

Season-long amenities – Free yoga every Sunday 11am-12pm with Lubbdubb (bring your own yoga mat) – Free bike valet with The New Wheel.

Food Trucks / Pop-Ups The list may change throughout the season, but expect to see 30+ vendors like Bi-Rite Creamery, Nopalito, Senor Sisig, Wing Wings, Del Popolo, Hookt Doughnuts, Dum Indian Food, the Grilled Cheese Guy and tons more.

Getting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.

  1. The Downtown express route picks up from the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue before dropping of at the Presidio Transit Center. > Maps & Departures

  2. The Around the Park routes run two-continuous loops within the Presidio. Both routes originate at the Presidio Transit Center and connect with MUNI and Golden Gate Transit at several locations. > Maps & Departures

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