San Francisco Summer EventsMay 8, 2019
Summer by The Bay is a magical time of year in which professionals, interns, students, and many more flock to The City to participate in the plethora of San Francisco summer events. With the high concentration of innovative organizations attracting talent to the area, the entertainment options are endless and hard to keep track of. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to spend your free time during the much anticipated San Francisco Summer of 2019!
Right across the street from the state-of-the-art Trinity Place at Market & 8th is the world-renowned Orpheum Theatre, the venue for Hamilton in SF. This play will run through September and has consistently sold out each performance so far. However, SHN also hosts a variety of well-known musical theater performances such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Rent, and Harry Potter at the Golden Gate Theatre also on Market Street. Trinity is proud to offer resident discounts to performances and we greatly enjoy having such talented neighbors.
One of the best free events of the summer, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is an ongoing array of independent performances celebrating the rich cultures and creativity of the Bay Area. Events include salsa dancing, original poetry, children’s shows, and Circus Bella’s “Up in the Air.”
San Francisco’s world-famous “Bay to Breakers” is much more of a party than it is a standard race. Participants dress in the most colorful, outlandish, and downright weird costumes as they make their way across The City. This historic race attracts serious runners from across the world along with weekend warriors looking for a reason to party. The event typically attracts hundreds of thousands of competitors and spectators, making it one of the most well-known annual San Francisco events. Make sure to participate if you want a glimpse of the quintessential SF experience.
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If you’re in SF for the summer, viewing a Giants game in South Beach is surely a necessity. The Giants’ Oracle Park is a true architectural masterpiece with sweeping views of the Bay Bridge and greater Bay Area. Grab high-end ballpark bites while sipping craft beers and enjoying America’s Pastime in the California sunshine. You can also easily catch a BART ride across the bay to see the A’s play in the historic Oakland Coliseum.
Treasure Island is home to one of the most fantastic skyline views in the Bay Area, but did you know about the monthly “Treasurefest” celebration? Dine from your favorite food trucks, craft breweries, and local wineries all in one scenic location! This festival takes place during the final weekend of each month and attracts thousands of visitors and vendors to the island for a day of endless excitement.
San Francisco will host a variety of festivals this summer and one of the most anticipated is Comedy Central’s “Clusterfest.” This 3-day event takes place next door to Trinity Place at the Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Market Street. A celebration of comedy, television, and music, this tremendous event will feature a variety of well-known performers such as Amy Poehler, John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, Leslie Jones, and many more. Located in the heart of San Francisco at Civic Center, expect to see travelers from all around the world flocking to this central destination to watch some of the funniest people on earth all in on place.
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#SFPride2019 is right around the corner, now is your chance to maximize your Pride experience. While our Parade and Celebration are free, tickets are available for Parade Grandstand Seating as well as our Official VIP Party, Under the Rotunda. Even better, our Pride Pass offers those two tickets and plenty of other offers from the best of San Francisco. Visit our website today to learn more and purchase your tickets! Looking forward to #GenerationsOfResistance in June!
Known as one of the largest and oldest LGBTQ parades in the world, SF Pride kicks off in the final weekend of June at the Embarcadero and finishes in the heart of downtown at Market & Eighth Street.
The parade will feature over 200 contingents and exhibitors with more than 20 community run stages and venues around San Francisco. Residents of Trinity Place will be in the center of the action and can actually see the parade route from the rooftop of our 33 8th apartments.
#Summer is around the corner. Kick it off with an evening under the stars and a #soundtrack provided by the SF Symphony. Learn more about the exciting concerts at Stanford’s #Frost Amphitheater by visiting https://t.co/19GK3IHjDO pic.twitter.com/Wams1ZCfTF
— SF Symphony (@SFSymphony) April 17, 2019
Another fantastic summer option in the mid-market neighborhood are the phenomenal performances orchestrated by the SF Symphony. Shows this summer include a tribute to Aretha Franklin, a 4th of July Spectacular, Pixar’s “Up,” and many more.
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The 37th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival is almost here ✨ This year’s festival features 41 shows in 13 days at 4 venues in Hayes Valley. Highlights include @artistryofjazzhorn, @josejamesmusic, @orquestaakokan, @anoushkashankarofficial, @williambellmusic and many more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The @sfjazz festival runs June 11 – June 23. _____________ Tickets on sale NOW! SFJAZZ.org
San Francisco will host two major jazz festivals in the SF Jazz Festival and Fillmore Jazz Fest. The latter, which takes over 12 blocks on Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights, is a street fair featuring local breweries and food from all over the Bay Area. The SF Jazz Festival however, takes place in the Civic Center neighborhood at the SF Jazz Center near many of the other SF concert venues.
The best place is SF to catch 4th of July fireworks is at Pier 39 in Fisherman’s Wharf. This heavily trafficked area is sure to be packed but will also be a can’t-miss party! If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, the Pier 39 fireworks can be viewed from various areas away from Fisherman’s Wharf.
If you’re looking to participate in the SF Marathon, then you better start training now! Luckily, The SF Marathon allows you to choose between a 5k, half-marathon, full-marathon, or even an ultra-marathon!
Golden Gate Park’s most popular annual event is surely Outside Lands each August. This three day music festival will feature headliners Childish Gambino, Paul Simon, and Twenty One Pilots while also promising locally-sourced food in their “beer, wine, and cheese lands.”Back to Blog