Things To Do For Labor Day Weekend In San Francisco
Shakespeare in the Park, a cycling race, and Sausalito’s world-famous art festival are among the top picks for this holiday weekend. For more ideas, check out our Events pages.
Want to stay the whole weekend? Check out these suggestions for hotels.
In San Francisco
Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2018
San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets
AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza
Cheer on your three-time World Series Champion San Francisco Giants as they take on the New York Mets in a three-game series. Weekend promotions include Fireworks Night on Aug. 31, Fellowship Day with a Fellowship-themed Giants blanket on Sept. 1, and Buster Posey socks on Sept. 2.
Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2018
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Yerba Buena Gardens, Fourth and Mission Streets
Kick off Labor Day weekend with the whole family to watch Ka-Hon, a kids' show at the Children's Garden. This high-energy ensemble will get your children on their feet and singing along to these interactive performances. The fun starts at 11:00 a.m. and repeats at 12:15 p.m. On Sept. 1, Manila Disco Fever will be taking over the Esplanade at Yerba Buena Gardens at 1:00 p.mm bringing a funk and pop energy that celebrates the Manila Sound.
Sept. 1-3, 2018
San Francisco Mime Troupe
Dubbed “America’s Theater of Political Comedy,” the San Francisco Mime Troupe has used a blend of satire and original music to debunk the so-called “official story” since 1959. This year’s production, "Seeing Red: A Time Traveling Musical," takes the audience back in time to see how politics has evolved since the 20th Century. Some of their final shows of the season are this weekend: Sept. 1 at Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park and Sept. 2 and 3 in Dolores Park. All performances are at 2 p.m.
Sept. 1-3, 2018
Shakespeare in the Park
Parade Grounds, The Presidio, and Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park
Shakespeare in the Park will present performances of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Saturday and Sunday at the parade grounds of the Presidio of San Francisco and at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park on Labor Day. All performances are free!
Beginning Sept. 1, 2018
15th Annual Architecture and the City Festival
One of the nation’s largest architectural festivals of its kind, the annual Architecture and the City festival features walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more that address varying aspects of the design and planning process. This year’s theme, “Future City,” has motivated visionary architects and designers for centuries to create architectural works that celebrate all that's possible in a future San Francisco.
Sept. 2-3, 2018
Golden Gate Park Band
Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park
While Sunday's concert program is still TBA, Monday’s special Labor Day concert is a tribute to the American worker. Visit their website to stay up-to-date with more exciting details.
Sept. 3, 2018
Giro di San Francisco
Levi Strauss Plaza, Battery and Union Streets
Formerly known as the San Francisco Gran Prix, the Giro di San Francisco cycling event begins at 8 a.m. with a women’s race followed by nine others until 3 p.m.
Through Sept. 3, 2018
Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art at the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium, PIER 15
Don’t let summer end before checking out the Exploratorium's Inflatable exhibition! This exhibit features massive air-filled displays that put a unique twist on contemporary art. Conveniently located along the Embarcadero, you'll be able to visit other San Francisco iconic attractions like PIER 39 and the Ferry Building. Labor Day is the final weekend to see this exhibition, so purchase your tickets now!
Beyond San Francisco
Sept. 1-3, 2018
Annual Sausalito Art Festival
More than 270 award-winning artists from around the country and 30,000 patrons flock to the waterfront village of Sausalito on Labor Day weekend each year for the annual Sausalito Art Festival. One of the oldest, most prestigious and most anticipated open-air art events in the U.S., the Sausalito Art Festival has set the standard for quality, variety, innovation and scope of artistry for more than 60 years. The event has also attracted a huge following for its celebrated entertainment lineup, special exhibitions and cornucopia of food, beer and wine. The Blue & Gold Fleet offers ferry service to Sausalito; there will be a free shuttle from the dock to the festival. For more information about traveling to Sausalito by ferry, click ;here. Golden Gate Transit also offers bus and ferry service.