Fall in San Francisco


Okay, okay. Our leaves don’t turn.

The -ber months are here! Fall is in its early stages. Did you know that San Francisco is actually listed as one of the best fall destinations in the United States? Our leaves don’t change colors, there’s barely a change in temperature (except those token days where there’s some drizzling) and climate. We found out why and the answer is… events! There’s so much more than Oktoberfest, too! We compiled some of the best ones to go to for both tourists and locals. Click on the links to be directed to the event website and learn more.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass  

This free festival is an annual staple in San Francisco.


When: Fri Oct 3rd (Noon – 7pm, plus kids program 10:30am – Noon), Sat Oct 4th (11am – 7pm), and Sun Oct 5th, 2014 (11am – 7pm).

Where: Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. Read below for a map.

Castro Street Fair 

The free annual event is always the first Sunday of October.


When: Sun Oct 5

Where: Castro Street. Follow the rainbow… flag.

Fleet Week 

This annual Marina Green event features live music too!


When: Oct 10 & 11

Where: The festival and fleets are at Marina Green but you can see the air show from any clear sky-view closeby.

Burning Man Decompression 

Because both Burning Man attendees and those who missed it need this event.


When: Oct 12

Where: 19th and Minnesota

Treasure Island Music Festival 

And more music festivals. This one is outside the city.


When: Oct 18 & 19

Where: Treasure Island

Stay tuned for the second part of this list. or you can make it YOUR list this Fall.

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