Best Things To Do in San Francisco This September

Fall is around the corner in the city, and we’ve got you covered with the best things to do in San Francisco during September. While most cities start to cool down this month, September is actually the warmest month on average for San Francisco. Indoor and outdoor events abound, so here are our best picks for cultural events, fairs, 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. 

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Grace Hom
Off the Grid event
Photo: Courtesy of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Off the Grid Friday Night Food Truck Party

Dates TBD

Fort Mason Center is hosting the roaming food extravaganza known as Off the Grid Friday nights and will feature dozens of gourmet vendors including Al Pastor Papi, Senor Sisig, Scoma’s and others this fall. Every week will have a new theme — check it out!

More info: fortmason.org

National Hispanic American Heritage Month

September 15–October 15

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. Here are some of the ways you can celebrate this year.

More info: bartable.bart.gov

Oktoberfest

Dates TBD

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.

More info: localgetaways.com

California Artisan Cheese Festival

SF Cheese Fest

Date TBD

Attention all cheese heads! Get your fill of the good stuff at this event at the Ferry Building featuring samples of craft cheeses from California cheesemakers, plus cured meats, jams, desserts and other bites. And because cheese always pairs well with a beverage, there are local wineries and breweries on hand too.

More info: sfcheesefest.com

Folsom Street Fair

September 29

Folsom Street Fair is famously infamous, drawing in leather/kink/alt-sex community from around the world. 40 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.

More info: folsomstreet.org

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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