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January 20, 2016

Your Arts & Culture Super Bowl 50 Playbook

Super Bowl 50 has ended. Please visit our website for current events and festivals.

Cultural events and celebrations are abundant during Super Bowl 50 week. Here’s an insider’s guide to everything San Francisco has to offer, including curated event listings, itineraries, maps and resources.

Super Bowl Themed Arts & Culture Events
Browse a series of cultural events that have been programmed especially for fans of the NFL, featuring a symphonic Concert of Champions, the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame’s exhibition, and free musical performances in Super Bowl City.

Arts & Culture Events By Neighborhood

Here’s an intimate look into the cultural happenings that can be experienced throughout San Francisco while visiting during Super Bowl 50. For your convenience, we’ve curated event listings by neighborhood, including event happenings near Super Bowl City and NFL Experience, San Francisco’s City Hall, Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco offers hundreds of event opportunities for arts and cultural aficionados; check them out here!      

Sightseeing Done Right: Explore Cultural Events Along the Embarcadero
The San Francisco waterfront hosts spectacular views of the Bay and interactive event options for the culturally inclined.

South of Market is Home to More than Innovative Start-ups
Arts and Cultural events from art museums to performing arts groups are a prominent part of the South of Market neighborhood’s DNA. Come prepared to explore!   

A Potpourri of Classical Music, Ballet, Theatrical Musicals and Asian Art
Culturally diverse events ranging from the dramatic to the symphonic are located near San Francisco’s historic City Hall.  

Union Square: A Retail Hub with an Artistic Heart
Best known as San Francisco’s premier shopping district, Union Square also offers visitors unique opportunities to engage with performing arts, live music and prestigious art galleries.  

Interactive Cultural Learnings Near the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Park and Presidio are not only destinations for recreation but also offer family-friendly museums and cultural excursions in some of the most beautiful parks in California.

Itineraries and Maps By Neighborhood

Wondering what unique cultural jaunts to take advantage of when in town experiencing the Super Bowl? We’ve curated a set of cultural itineraries and maps to help you navigate and inspire excursions throughout some of San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods.  

Must-See Attractions Along the Embarcadero and Near Super Bowl City
The Embarcadero hosts countless arts and culture opportunities and we have a few tips you can use to add to your ‘Only in San Francisco’ experiences.  

Download Cultural Gems Near the NFL Experience
San Francisco’s South of Market district offers a number of culturally significant opportunities to engage with world-class works of art, theater performances, and interactive displays of public art. 

Capture Golden Moments Near the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Park and Presidio neighborhoods supply award-winning exhibitions, family-friendly art workshops, and diverse cultural activities for visitors and residents alike.  

Experience the Classic Architecture Style of the Civic Center’s Cultural Institutions
San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood hosts world-class museums and performance venues that deliver a strong dose of culture, featuring powerful ‘Always in San Francisco’ experiences daily.

Light Up Your Instagram with Light Art
Get your glow on with neighborhood light art self-guided itineraries that celebrate public art and showcase the Bay Area’s culture of creativity and invention.   

Explore the Premier Destination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Travelers
The Castro District is the historic bedrock of the LGBT rights movement in San Francisco, featuring quirky shops, cafes, parks, and opportunities to engage with LGBT history.

Arts & Culture Resources for San Francisco Visitors

After successfully supplying guidance during Illuminate SF programs, San Francisco’s Cultural-Caped-Crusader Concierges return to the city for Super Bowl 50. SFArts.org features 250 cultural arts events programmed during the Super Bowl 50 celebration week, searchable by date, genre, or neighborhood. Check out these rich resources for planning out your cultural excursions.

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