Memorial Day Weekend Guide
Celebrations
Memorial Day Weekend Guide
Loads of fun things to do on your three-day weekend all over the Bay
San Francisco Carnaval
Celebrations
San Francisco Carnaval
The colorful 37th annual festival & parade takes over the Mission
Harvey Milk Day
Only in San Francisco
Harvey Milk Day
Celebrate the legacy of Harvey Milk with free museum admission and guided tours

Friday, May 22

2015 Small Business Week: 50+ Workshops | SF
Friday, May 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Advanced registration required for each seminar and mixer.
| All Over San Francisco
2015 Small Business Week: 50+ Workshops | SF

Small Business Week 2015 present a whole day of over 50 business workshops covering everything from email marketing and brand building, to franchises and doing business in Asia. Whatever your business, or idea, you’ll find a workshop to help you in your journey on Friday, …

Harvey Milk Day 2015: GLBT History Museum Free Day | SF
Friday, May 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | GLBT History Museum
Harvey Milk Day 2015: GLBT History Museum Free Day | SF

The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco will celebrate Harvey Milk Day by offering free admission on May 22, Milk’s birthday, and official statewide “day of special significance.”
Free Admission | Harvey Milk Day 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015 | 11 am to 7 pm
GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St, San Francisco
FREE
In honor of Harvey Milk …

2015 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont
Friday, May 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Sharks Ice
2015 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont

Come watch curlers from around the country as they compete on Memorial Day weekend in the annual Golden Gate Bonspiel at Sharks Ice in Fremont from May 22-24, 2015. The 2015 event marks the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s 57th year. It has become an ...

Pier 70’s Massive “Summer Camp” Dance Party | Dogpatch
Friday, May 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 70
Pier 70's Massive

Bust out your beach balls, bingo blankets and bikinis happy campers  – get ready for summer time in the city at one of the city’s biggest monthly dance parties with DJs, live painting, and pop-up artist market.
> RSVP on Ticketfly
The Space Cowboys and the Unimog (a mobile truck that’s …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

Win Tix: VIP de Young Museum Tickets | Botticelli to Braque
Friday, May 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: WIN | de Young Museum

Scotland; known for kilts, red heads, the Loch Ness monster, and amazing art. See one of these things (not the Loch Ness monster unfortunately) at the de Young Museum as they present Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Experience this amazing collection …

Free Vegetarian Dinner & Americana Rock Concert | SF
Friday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner & Americana Rock Concert | SF

Amalgamation will be performing Americana roots rock.
Volunteers are very much welcome and appreciated between 1-11 pm for food prep, serving, and cleanup.

Friday Nights at the de Young & $15 Gallery Tickets | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young & $15 Gallery Tickets | SF

Join us Friday Night is the museums free public spaces for live music, a guest lecture by Alexander Nemerov from Stanford University, and art-making events
Special Friday Night $15 Gallery Tickets
Normally $21-$24, See the exhibit, Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland on Friday night …

Goorin Bros. Swingin’ 6th Anniversary Shindig: ’20s Costumes & Live Music | SF
Friday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Goorin Bros. (Union Square)
Goorin Bros. Swingin' 6th Anniversary Shindig: '20s Costumes & Live Music | SF

Goorin Bros, San Francisco’s venerable hat makers, celebrate their 6th year anniversary party after hours at their Union Square shop.
Dress up in your finest 1920’s/30’s gear and come celebrate with us – complimentary libations, live music from The Klipptones, and hats.
The Klipptones are a jazz/swing/blues band who …

“Strike Away” Matchbook Art Show Opening: 450 Matchbooks & 225 Artists | SF
Friday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids

Strike Away is a group art show including 450 altered matchbooks by over 225 artists from around the world, including over 100 Bay Area-local artists.
You will find beautifully painted matchbooks, playful paper dioramas hidden inside matchboxes, matchstick sculpture, and much much more ranging in price from …

Evening Owl Exploration | Presidio
Friday, May 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. RSVPs are now sold out.
| Rob Hill Campground
Evening Owl Exploration | Presidio

Come out for an evening of owl exploration. If you are lucky, you will witness these magnificent creatures in their native habitat.
Free, but an RSVP is required. RSVPs are now sold out.
Learn how and why owls are so outstanding through hands-on activities and games, and then take a …

Win Tix: “Fade to Connie” Awesome ’70s Exploitation Theater Experience | Oasis
Friday, May 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Oasis

For a night of dancing, drama, and drag look no further than John Cantwell’s new show Fade To Connie, a loving tribute to 1970s exploitation movies. Through expertly choreographed dance moves, mind-blowing musical numbers, and a show-stopping performance, John Cantwell, as Love Connie, explores the …

Tall Tales: Storytelling & Comedy Show | SF
Friday, May 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Bergeron's Books
Tall Tales: Storytelling & Comedy Show | SF

Tall Tales is a free storytelling show where professional stand up comedians will be sharing hilarious and personal stories with a unique twist.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Every month one of the comedians on our lineup will fabricate a ‘tall tale’ for audience members to …

Pier 70 Free “Summer Camp” Movie Night: Bill Murray in Meatballs | Dogpatch
Friday, May 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 70
Pier 70 Free

It’s time for summer and time to send the kids to Summer Camp. This one won’t be on a lake, but instead on Pier 70 where you can enjoy a free movie night.
The movie starts at 8:30 pm right after their happy hour, and features …

Win Tix: Pre-Carnaval Latin American Bash: Buyepongo | Brick & Mortar
Friday, May 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Before you Carnaval it up, make sure to buyepongo (translation: to cause a ruckus) with this group of young Latinos from So Cal who bring the music of their culture and the music of today together to create a blend of hip hop, reggae, jazz, and funk …

Win Tix: Al Madrigal (The Daily Show, Conan) Comedy Night | Cobb’s
Friday, May 22 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club

You know him as the “Senior Latino Correspondent” on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, guest spots on Welcome to the Captain, Gary Unmarried, The Ortegas, The Tax Man, and About a Boy, his own Comedy Central special, and his performances on Conan, The Tonight …

Win Tix: “Quiet Clubbing” Silent Disco Party | Monroe

Come get your groove on at Monroe for dancing and singing all night long… want to talk to that hottie or cutie? Just take the headphones off and you don’t need to scream to be heard. There’s three DJs spinning at the same time – choose …

Win Tix: Classic Horror Movie Night: Alien (Director’s Cut) | Clay Theatre
Friday, May 22 – 11:55 pm | Cost: WIN | Landmark's Clay Theatre

If you’re on a space ship and you start getting mysterious distress signals from another craft, whatever you do, don’t check it out, it’s probably an Alien. Too bad Sigourney Weaver missed this memo in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller classic Alien playing at midnight the …

Saturday, May 23

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2015
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2015

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Over 100 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders in the state on the famous Steamer Lane ...

2015 Small Business Week Final Day: Sidewalk Sales | SF
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2015 Small Business Week Final Day: Sidewalk Sales | SF

Find your must-haves and more on sidewalks throughout San Francisco. In 2015, there are over 20 neighborhoods participating on two weekends: May 16, 2015 and May 23, 2015.
Check out the 2015 sidewalk sale full schedule.
May 16, 2015 Sidewalk Sales

Glen Park Merchants Association – District 8
Haight Ashbury Merchants …

2015 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
2015 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | Golden Gate Park

Join the annual Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest in Golden Gate Park to enjoy the sun, learn to yo-yo, and be witness to some of the world’s best players as they compete in the yo-yo championship in Spreckels Temple of Music Bandshell. Over 100 of the top ...

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Saturday | Mission

The 2015 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 23-24, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2015 theme is Agua Sagrada, which is Spanish for “sacred water.” It symbolizes the universal reverence for the most basic element ...

Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Ocean & Faxon Avenues
Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Craftsman, English Tudor, Spanish Revival, Colonial Revival… you’ll see all these styles and more strolling through this west side neighborhood of 650 cozy bungalows built for middle class San Franciscans in the early 20th century.
This tour is offered in May and October only.
Location:
Meet at Ocean & …

“Insidious: Chapter 3 – Into The Further” 4D Experience | SF

Experience the world of Insidious through the “Into The Further 4D Experience,” a free, fully-immersive experience that will take you physically and virtually into the world of Insidious: Chapter 3. Elise Ranier (Lin Shaye) will be your guide on an intense 4D oculus rift experience that will ...

Free History Lecture: Pacific Peace, Pacific War | Treasure Island
Saturday, May 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Historic Building One
Free History Lecture: Pacific Peace, Pacific War | Treasure Island

The Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939-1940 was San Francisco’s last great public celebration prior to America’s entry into World War II. The theme of this “Pageant of the Pacific” was “Pacific Unity.” How did the deepening international crisis affect the fair, particularly America’s ongoing …