With temperatures soaring in the Bay, this weekend is sure to be more sizzling than Sizzler. Paris Hilton would even remark “that’s hot” on account of the City’s rising temperatures.
Indeed, there is a lot of hot stuff happening around town, in addition to the weather report. This past week marked summer solstice, which means it’s the first official weekend of summer. Moreover, it’s Gay Pride weekend, so the entire City will be buzzing with rainbow outfits and festive celebrations. This also means that traffic will be terrible.
If you’re thinking about attending the LGBT Pride celebrations, check out our San Francisco Pride Guide for some ideas on how to do it right. If you’re looking for a more dialed-down weekend itinerary but want to make the most out of our summery sunshine, then keep scrolling:
Friday, June 23rd:
Dance for Love→ Don a flower in your hair and get in the spirit of the Summer of 1967 at Pier 39’s free Summer of Love Dance Party this Friday night. Snap a photo using #pier39 to receive a free commemorative print, and stop by the Museum of Craft & Design’s tent to make a paper flower crown from 6-8PM. Dance the night away on Pier 39’s Entrance Plaza Stage with live music from Mania! The Live Beatles Experience and DJ Bart from 6PM until 10PM.
Summer of Love Dance Party | Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA | Friday, June 23rd: 6PM-10PM | Free
Explore→ Explore the night away. The Exploratorium is hosting a free community night this Friday after 5PM. The next free community night won’t be until September 23rd so make sure to pencil this one in.
Exploratorium Community Night | Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA | Friday, June 23rd: 5PM-10PM | Free
Saturday, June 24th:
Catch Fleas→ Head to greatest flea market in town at the gorgeous Treasure Island. You’ll find unique trinkets, vintage accessories, spicy Bloody Marys, fun terrariums, and some of the best Bay views. This is surely one of the best markets in The Bay, and is guaranteed fun for people of all ages and interests–you’ll find someone for anyone.
Treasure Island Flea Market | Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA | Saturday & Sunday, June 24th-25th: 10AM-4PM | $3
Like→ Facebook knows how to do a lot of things, and fun events are no exception. Spend the afternoon in the Silicon Valley at Facebook HQ for a culinary celebration of summer with global food and drink pairings, sports and recreational activities, live music, culinary demos, family entertainment and more. The event menu is drool inducing, featuring worldly couplings like paella and sangria, tacos and tequila, wings and whiskey, BBQ and beer, and sushi and sake.
Facebook Festival | Facebook Headquarters, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA | Saturday, June 24th: 12PM-5PM | Free
Apocalyptic Tacos→ Prepare for the seemingly-impending apocalypse by attending Tacopocalypse. Jack London Square will be lit with live music, beer and cider, and of course, tacos and taco-inspired dishes.
Tacopocalypse Block Party | Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA | Saturday, June 24th: 12PM-6PM | Free
Pretty in Pink→ For their 5th annual block party fundraiser, Pink Mammoth will once again take over Utah Street between 15th street and Alameda. There will be food trucks, local vendors and artists, 3 live music stations, and special cocktails and mocktails catered by Monarch Beverage Catering.
5th Annual Pink Mammoth Summer Block Party | The Great Northern, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA | Saturday, June 24th: 12PM-9PM | $10
Sunday, June 25th:
Get into the Grove→ Make the most out of Sunday Funday by attending the kick-off concert of the free Stern Grove summer concert series. Every Sunday this summer, there will be a free performance at Stern Grove. This weekend’s show will be performed by Kool & the Gang.
Stern Grove Festival Kick-Off Concert | Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco, CA | Sunday, June 25th: Big Picnic Party at 11:30AM, Concert at 2PM | Free
Yoga Fest→ Get zen this Sunday and celebrate International Yoga Day by rolling out your yoga mat the San Francisco County Building among a sea of fellow yogis.
International Yoga Day | San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th and Lincoln Street, San Francisco, CA | Sunday, June 25th: 9:30AM-12:30PM | Free
More Free Music→ The Golden Gate Park Band presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse, taking place in between the de Young and the California Academy of Sciences at the Spreckles Temple of Music. Every week has a different theme, and this Sunday’s will be a celebration of Disney.
Symphony Concert in the Park: Disney Celebration | Spreckels Temple of Music, Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA | Sunday, June 25th: 1PM-3PM | Free