Looking for the coolest things to do when fall comes around to the city by the bay? We’ve got you covered. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in San Francisco including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in San Francisco, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay.
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Folsom Street Fair
Folsom Street Fair is famously infamous, drawing in leather/kink/alt-sex community from around the world. 39 years old this year, this annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair caps San Francisco’s “Leather Pride Week”. It takes place on Folsom Street between 8th and 13th Streets, in San Francisco’s South of Market district.
Events celebrating Munich’s legendary festival abound in the Bay Area, since, what’s not love in a festival about beer? This year in San Francisco sees a street party at Schroeder’s, a celebration at Park Chalet and an Oktoberfest by the beach.
National Hispanic American Heritage Month
Every year, from September 15th through October 15th, we celebrate Latino Heritage Month and recognize the vital contributions of Latinos in San Francisco to the building and progress of the United States throughout its history. San Francisco’s Latino Heritage Steering Committee will partner with the City and County of San Francisco to coordinate events to celebrate Latino Heritage Month, including a ceremonial Grito to ring in the month on September 15th and a Gala Event on October 14th, bringing together non-profit partners, organized labor, public representatives, small businesses, and community members to celebrate the richness of our community.
Fido Fridays at Off the Grid - Fort Mason Center
Fort Mason Center hosts a special night out every third Friday of the month for dog owners and their four-legged friends. Join the paw party with Fido and enjoy a yappy hour from 5pm to 7pm, featuring delicious cocktails and treats for your good boy. No dog? No worries! You can still check out the food truck options and pet fluffy pups — with permission, of course!