Events

Everything Fun to Do in San Francisco This Weekend

Updated On 08/09/2018 at 04:03PM EST Updated On 08/09/2018 at 04:03PM EST
Outside Lands Music Festival
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Friday - Sunday
Aug 10-12
Golden Gate Park
Outside Lands is back for a weekend of music, comedy, food, art, wine, beer, cocktails, and more. See Beck, Bon Iver, Future, Florence + the Machine, N.E.R.D., and, if you last the whole weekend, Janet Jackson closing out the show on Sunday night.
Cost: Single day GA: $149.50; Three-day GA: $375; Single day VIP: $345; Three-day VIP: $795
Friday - Sunday
Aug 10-12
Davies Symphony Hall
Watch the second movie in the Harry Potter series accompanied by a full symphony orchestra performing the score live to picture. Tickets to the five shows are going fast, so get yours now if you want to see The Boy Who Lived and everyone’s favorite house elf.
Cost: $77 to $154
Friday - Sunday
Aug 10-12
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
Elevate your weekend with three days of indoor and outdoor aerial dance and circus performances.
Cost: $25 to $35
campfire
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Friday
Aug 10
Spark Social
Friday is National S’mores Day (of course that’s a “thing”) and Spark Social is celebrating by firing up the fire pits so that you don’t even have to leave the city to enjoy toasted marshmallows and chocolate squished between graham crackers. (There will be food trucks and a bar as well.)
Cost: Admission is free; $5 for s’mores kits
Saturday
Aug 11
Fremont St. between Howard and Mission
The transit center they’re trying to make the “Grand Central Station” of the West opens to the public for the first time on Saturday. There will be music, fitness classes, and arts and crafts in the rooftop park, food trucks, historians, and a once in a lifetime chance to walk the bus bridge.
Saturday
Aug 11
The Great Northern
Burning Man is right around the corner and this trunk show is your chance to get everything you still need to round out your wardrobe while sipping on cocktails and listening to local DJs.
Cost: Admission is free
Saturday - Monday
Aug 11-13
The Sky
The Perseids Meteor Shower produces the greatest number of meteors and this year is going to be THE best shower of the year thanks to the new moon (NASA said so). So find a dark place that’s open to the sky and look up to see 60 to 70 meteors per hour.
Cost: Free
Sunday
Aug 12
Love Field, Point Reyes Station
KWMR is throwing a block party with music, barbecue, beverages, ice cream, a raffle, and more. Pick up some oysters from Tomales Bay and some cheese from Cowgirl Creamery while you’re there.
Cost: Admission is free
Stern Grove Festival
Stern Grove Festival
Sunday
Aug 12
Stern Grove
See the legendary singer behind the international Number One hit “Be My Baby” while sitting outside enjoying a picnic with wine and beer. This is the second to last Stern Grove of the season, so if you haven’t been yet, you might want to change that.
Cost: Free, but a small donation is appreciated.