If you haven’t made any plans to leave The City for Memorial Day weekend, or if you intend to visit San Francisco for the holiday, then you are in luck: this weekend’s event schedule is packed enough to fill every waking moment of the three day weekend with fun, enriching experiences.
And now that Bay to Breakers is finally out of the way, you can socialize without actually having to exercise.
From picnicking in the new Alamo Square Park to drag queens, 49 Miles has you covered. Here is your San Francisco Weekend Guide for May 26th through the 28th:
Friday, May 26th
Thank You for Being Here Today→ Every last Friday of the month, Pier 39 hosts an outdoor movie night. This Friday will showcase a screening of the film that skyrocketed Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway’s career: The Princess Diaries, also starring Julie Andrews. Bring a sweater!
Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night: The Princess Diaries | Pier 39, Beach Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA | Friday, May 26th: 8:30PM | Free
Take a Napa→ This three day concert event in Wine Country features some of the world’s top headliners, such as Maroon 5 and the Foo Fighters. This event is sold out, but you can still find tickets on StubHub and resale sites.
BottleRock Napa Valley | Napa Valley Expo, 573 3rd Street, Napa, CA | Friday, May 26th through Sunday, May 28th: All Day | Prices Vary
Go Off the Grid→ The Bay’s favorite food truck party is back this Friday with food, festivities, and fun. Hosted at Fort Mason center, make sure to bring your friends and some layers to kick off the weekend on an appetizing note.
Off the Grid Food Truck Party | Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA | Friday: 5PM-10PM | Free
Saturday, May 27th
See to Believe→ Presented by Flyaway Productions, The Right to be Believed is a site-specific dance performance that explores the right to be believed for women, giving “spectacular language to a serious sociopolitical issue.”
The Right to Be Believed | Demonstration Gardens, 333 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA | Friday & Saturday, May 26th-27th: 8:30PM | Free
Carnaval!→ The 39th annual Carnaval Festival will transform Harrison Street into a “wonderland.” A free, family-friendly festival, this enormous celebration includes dancing, drumming, live music, costumes, and delicious food. This electric event continues traditions belonging to Brazil, México, Bolivia, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panamá, Perú, Guatemala, Chile, Haiti, and West Africa.
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017 | Harrison Street and 24th Street, San Francisco, CA | Saturday & Sunday, May 27th-28th: 10AM-6PM | Free
Birthday Fleas→ Come celebrate the Treasure Island Flea Market’s 6th birthday this weekend. 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: 6th Birthday Party | Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA | Saturday & Sunday, May 27th-28th: 10AM-4PM | $3
Sunday, May 28th
Hey, Queen→ A jewel of drag herstory, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical will be performed at the Eureka Theater, opening this weekend. If you love the movie, drag queens, comedy, and musicals, then this is a must-see. If you’ve never seen Priscilla and you are drawn to the aforementioned list, then you should do yourself a favor and drag you favorite friends to this show for a night of unforgettable camp. Tickets are only $20, after all!
Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical | Eureka Theater, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA | All Weekend: Matinees at 3PM, Evening Shows at 8PM | $20
Save the World→ Party at Heklina’s Oasis for civil rights! Oasis will be hosting a fundraiser to support the gay community in Chechnya. Not only will this be a good fun, it’s for a good cause.
Sunday Fundraiser for Gays in Chechnya | Oasis SF, 298 11th Street, San Francisco, CA | Sunday, May 28th: 2PM | Free, but please donate!
New New→ Come celebrate the reopening of Alamo Square Park, which just had a reopening ribbon cutting ceremony this week to commemorate its ecologically-sound renovation. Bring a camera and layers!
Alamo Square Park, Hayes and Pierce Street, San Francisco, CA | 5AM-12AM | Free
New New, Part 2→ The newest water park in The Bay is opening this week in Dublin. Go check out The Wave for wet fun in the sun at the Slide Tower, Splash Zone, and Sports Pool.
The Wave | 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin, CA | Open All Weekend, 11AM-6PM | $4-$17
Monday, May 29th
Drinks and a Showcase→ Monday marks the final day of the 40th Annual Decorator Showcase! Be sure to check out the gorgeous decorations from some of the best local designers. You’ll leave feeling inspired, and with some new ideas on how to spruce up your home.
Friday Nights at the Showcase | 2698 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA | Monday, May 29th: 5PM-7PM | $40 General Admission
Commemorate→ Head over to the Presidio to honor those lost in combat in respect of the holiday. A Grand March will be followed by a formal ceremony, 21-gun salute, history walks, and community picnic with live music, children’s activities and more uplifting activities.
Presidio Memorial Day Commemoration |Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA | Monday, May 29th: 10:30AM | Free