Traffic can be crazy on the highway. If you plan to do a getaway, try not to be on the road at 3pm-7pm on Thursday and Friday. Leave early or leave late.
Check out these great free events this weekend. Also, we got you covered with these budget-friendly live music & shows for the weekend.
MAY 26, 2018
Violinist/composer Tom Rigney joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco playing songs composed by Rigney and occasional classics from the Cajun/zydeco/New Orleans songbook. Pack a picnic, sunscreen, hats and shades.
MAY 26-27, 2018
Under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building, Ferry Plaza Farmers Market has lots of fresh and delicious goodies to sample and your Memorial Day BBQ.
Carnaval San Francisco
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets
Lots of international music, dance, cuisine, and arts and crafts from countries that celebrate Carnaval in the Mission District on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, 2018.
MAY 27, 2018
Golden Gate Park Band Concert
Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park
May 27th, 1 pm
Professional musicians perform all summer long in this summer concert series started in 1882.
This is an SF classic. Some of San Francisco’s top restaurants serve your favorite dishes in food trucks. You can also enjoy classic lawn games such as bocce ball and kite-flying. You’ll be at the top of the hills with the scenic view of the City and the Pacific Ocean. It can be windy and chilly. Bring an extra sweater.
USS San Francisco Memorial
The USS San Francisco Memorial Park, Lands End off Camino del Mar in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
May 27th, noon
An annual event since 1950. The USS San Francisco was built at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. It participated in almost every Pacific battle from Pearl Harbor to the end of WWII, earning 17 battle stars. Come and be a part of SF history.
MAY 28, 2018
Presidio Memorial Day Commemoration
San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio
1 Lincoln Blvd
May 28, 10:30 am
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Presidio’s participation in the city’s annual ceremony, dating back to the establishment of Memorial Day in 1868. The ceremony will honor the one million Americans killed while serving in the U.S. armed forces, veterans and their families. The annual commemoration is now the largest in the West. The events include:
– 10:30 am: A grand march with veterans from the Presidio Officers’ Club, located at 50 Moraga Ave., to the San Francisco National Cemetery.
– 11 am: Starts formal program and includes music and remarks by dignitaries.
– Noon: A 21-gun salute by the U.S. Army’s Pacific Division 75th Training Command. Visitors are invited to bring their own picnic or purchase burgers and snacks for a community picnic on the Main Parade Ground, noon to 2 p.m.
Free shuttle service will be available from parking areas around the Main Post to the National Cemetery from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Submarine “Lost Boat” Ceremony
The USS Pampanito is located at Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 45
May 28th, 10 am
Submarine veterans in the “Lost Boat” ceremony aboard the USS Pampanito, honoring comrades and submarines lost at sea. This ceremony features 52 bell tolls for each boat and crew on “eternal patrol.”