SF Weekend Guide: September 16-18

While this is officially the last weekend of summer (PSL kweens rejoice!), San Francisco is just now starting to heat up. Last Wednesday, highs were well above 80 degrees, and this weekend is shaping up to be another warm one. Yes, our “not-really-an-Indian-Summer” Indian Summer has arrived. If you need to cool off, grab an ice cream in the Richmond or a Snowy Plover at Andytown Roasters and spend some time in the Outer Sunset or at Ocean Beach.

Without further ado, the final #SFGuide Weekend Guide of Summer 2016:


Saturday, September 17

Namaste → Bring your water, mats, and towels, yogis. The Sports Basement in the Mission district is hosting their 3rd Annual Yoga Fest. There will be an exciting lineup of instructors along with vendors and light refreshments present. The event is free with registration, but spaces are limited, so make sure you register ASAP and get there early to secure a spot.  

Sports Basement 3rd Annual Yoga Fest  // Sports Basement Bryant Store, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA // Saturday: 8:00AM–4:00PM // RSVP on Eventbrite 

Comanche in the Rolex Transatlantic Race 2015 leaving Newport RI for Plymouth England.
Photo: Billy Black, WikiMedia Commons.

AHOY!  → Attracting competitors from all around the globe, this weekend marks the 512nd Rolex Big Boat Yacht Race. The races will take place from Thursday – Sunday starting at 11:00AM on the Bay’s waters. Prime locations to watch the race are either Crissy Fields or near the St. Francis Yacht Club, located at 99 Yacht Road. This event is free for all spectators.

512nd Rolex Big Boat Yacht Race // 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94123 // Thursday-Sunday: 11:00AM // Admission: Free 

FESTIVÁL! → This year marks the 66th anniversary of San Francisco’s Only Greek Food Festival. Hosted at the Annunciation Cathedral Friday through Sunday, there will be authentic Greek delicacies, live music, and endless dancing. Parking will be available, and entry is free, so go and get ready to get your grub and groove on.

San Francisco’s Only Greek Food Festival  // 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103 // Saturday: 12:00–10:00PM | Sunday: 12:00–8:00PM // Admission: Free  

An-Yeong-Ha-Se-Yo → With the aroma of mouth watering Korean BBQ floating in the air, colorful cultural performances, and various vendors present at the 24th annual Korean Day cultural festival, Union Square is sure to be the center of attention this Saturday! Korean Day or “Chuseok”, is the equivalent of Thanksgiving for Americans. It’s a day where families and loved ones spend time and give thanks to one another. This event is free for all so join in on the festivities and enjoy some good food and company.

24th Korean Day Culture Festival  // Union Square, 333 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 // Saturday: 10:00AM–4:00PM // Admission: Free

Sunday, September 18

Photo: Mark Calum, Facebook.
Photo: Mark Calum, Facebook.

SUIT UP! → Prepare to wade in the water in your Sunday’s best at the 4th annual Black Tie Beach Party! This crazy and fun event first started in New York City by Improv Everywhere, a comedy collective that stages unexpected performances in public places. Bring your shovels, sand pails, and beach blankets and get ready to go wild. There will be sports activities, board games, a bonfire, sandcastles and maybe a even potluck. This event is free for all, but it is however not an officially sponsored event, so keep it on the down low if any authoritative figures question you about the festivities.   

4th Annual Black Tie Beach Party  // Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA (Near Stair 18) // Sunday: 12:30–5:30PM // Admission: Free

EXPLORA-MORE-IUM → There are only 5 days out the year where you can visit the San Francisco Exploratorium Museum for free for all ages and this Sunday is one of them. Located at Pier 15, you can enjoy fantastic views of the city from the waterfront and stimulate your mind and senses with the various hands on exhibits available on site. Entry on free days is on a first come, first serve basis so make sure you arrive early. Parking might be difficult to find so public transportation is definitely recommended.

Free Day at the Exploratorium  // Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 // Sunday: 10:00AM–5:00PM // Admission: Free

L – O – L → Prepare to laugh your tail off at the 36th Annual Comedy Day located at Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park. Featuring over 40 comedic acts spanning 5 hours long, Comedy Day has been dubbed “the biggest-single-day comedy event of the year”. This event has had past surprise guests like Robin Williams, Dave Chappelle, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, and many more. Comedy Day is free for all ages, and will happen this Sunday between 12 PM and 5PM. Content will be PG-13, and American Sign Language services will be provided.

36th Annual Comedy Day  // Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park // Sunday: 12:00–5:00PM // Admission: Free

Sutro Tower
Photo: John Leszczynski, Flickr. Creative Commons.

#SUNDAYFUNDAY → With the weekend forecast expected to be in the 70’s (which means, probably in the 80’s), Sunday’s the perfect day to pack a lunch and set out on an adventure. Grab a camera and head out to soak in sunshine (and views) at one of these inspiring locations.

Be Inspired: The 15 Most Incredible Views in the Bay Area // Bay Area // All Day, Every Day 

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