Every Free Rooftop Event at Salesforce Park This Summer
Salesforce Park, SF’s 5.4 acre park on top of the new Transit Center, reopens on July 1, 2019 after having been closed for months. Every day throughout the summer they are scheduled to host lots of free events.
All events listed below are free and open to the public – but might be limited to first-come-first-served
Highlights include a free 4th of July daytime festival, gardening workshops, free weekly after-work concerts and a pop-up free library featured tons of San Francisco Authors.
Free Salesforce Park Rooftop Events
July to October 2019
- Events will eventually be posted at salesforcetransitcenter.com/events/
- Schedule subject to change
Music, Theater, and Dance
July 4th Fun Amphitheater Thursday July 4, 12:30pm – 4pm Thursday, July 4, 2019 Enjoy spirited brass bands, face painting, and themed crafts to celebrate America’s birthday. Live @ 5: After Work Music Main Plaza Wednesdays, 5p.m. – 6p.m. July 3 – October 30 Live after work jams from seasoned Bay Area musicians curated by People in Plazas. Thursdays on Vinyl Main Plaza Thursdays, 6:30p.m. – 8p.m. July 4 – October 24 Enjoy a selection of DJS spinning authentic vinyl jams and supplying good vibes on the plaza. Curated by HUSHconcerts. DJ Classes Main Plaza Thursdays, 2:30p.m – 4p.m. July 11 – October 31 Fingersnaps Media Arts will show you how to scratch, sample, loop, and edit music in this hands-on tutorial. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Drum Circles Main Plaza Monthly – Second Mondays, 12p.m. – 1:30p.m. July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14 Join your neighbors for “hands-on”, interactive group drumming and rhythm lead by DRUMMM Rhythmic Events. Lunchbox Music Main Plaza Fridays, 12pm – 1pm July 5 – October 25 Enjoy mellow, acoustic music with your brown bag lunch. Curated by Trixie Rasputin Presents. Swing in the Sky Main Plaza Monthly – Fourth Fridays, 6p.m. – 8p.m. July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25 Shimmytown brings a live band and professional Lindy Hop dance instructors. All levels welcome. Salsa & Bachata Dancing Main Plaza Monthly – Second Fridays, 6p.m. – 8p.m. July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11 Latin Connection Dance will spice up the park with a mix of Salsa and Bachata dance lessons. All levels welcome.
Fitness & Wellness
Get fit for free al fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up
Yoga Amphitheater Mondays, 7:30a.m. – 8:30a.m. // Thursdays 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. // Sundays 2p.m. – 3p.m. July 1 – October 31 (no classes July 4, September 2, or October 14) A limited number of mats will be available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. Cardio Dance Main Plaza Wednesdays, 7:30a.m. – 8:30a.m. July 3 – October 30 Zumba®, hip-hop, salsa and more are all in the cardio dance rotation. Express Bootcamp Main Plaza Thursdays, 12p.m. – 12:30p.m. Starting July 11, Year-round (no class July 4 or November 28) Squeeze in a workout with this express 30-minute lunchtime class. Pair with Core + Stretch Express right after for a full workout! Core + Stretch Express Main Plaza Thursdays, 12:30p.m. – 1p.m. Starting July 11, Year-round (no class July 4 or November 28) Take a break from your desk with this 30-minute express lunchtime class. Pair with Express Bootcamp beforehand for a full body workout! Tai Chi Central Lawn Wednesdays, 3p.m. – 4p.m. July 3 – October 30 Improve balance, concentration and self-awareness through Tai Chi. All ages and levels are welcome. HIIT Bootcamp Amphitheater Tuesdays, 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Starting July 2 or July 9 (TBD), Year-round (no class December 24 or December 31) Get the heart pumping with high-intensity body weight and cardio exercises. No equipment required. Meditation Amphitheater Mondays, 8:30a.m. – 9a.m. July 1 – October 28 (no class September 2 or October 14) Thirty minutes of guided meditation before heading into the work week. Weekend UrbanKick® Main Plaza Saturdays, 12:30p.m. – 1:15p.m. Starting July 6, Year-round An energetic, equipment-free class blends sports conditioning and kickboxing.
Arts & Culture
Monday Night Makers Main Plaza Mondays, 5p.m. – 7p.m. July 1 – October 28 (no class September 2, or October 14) DIY activities from a different Bay Area crafting partner each month. Creative Flow Main Plaza Thursdays, 5p.m. – 6:30p.m. August 8 – October 31 Creative Flow activates community, productive play, and well-being through accessible and purposeful art making experiences.
Hobbies & Interests
Writing Workshops Main Plaza Tuesdays, 12p.m. – 1p.m. July 9 – October 29 (no class September 3 or October 15) Spend an hour getting your creativity flowing, plus writing tips from The Writers Studio. Pens and notepads provided. Gardening for a Sustainable San Francisco Meet at the Children’s Play Area Monthly – Second Mondays, 11am – 12pm July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14 A series of discussions and workshops led by staff of the San Francisco Botanical Garden focusing on simple, economical, and effective ways to make the most of your garden while improving our environment. Topics will include gardening with native plants, plants for bees and other pollinators, and tools that provide the best bang for your buck! Beginner Knitting Main Plaza Wednesdays, 1p.m. – 2:30p.m. July 3 – October 30 Learn the basics of knitting, courtesy of knitting supply outpost ImagiKnit.
Kids & Families
For all programs, children must be supervised by a guardian at all times.
Family Sunday Fun Day Central Lawn Sundays, 11am – 12:30pm July 14 – October 27 Enjoy the outdoors with exciting activities including rotating shows, stories, and more. All ages are invited!
San Francisco Authors Reading Room Main Plaza (NE corner) Open daily, weekdays: 10am – 6pm & weekends: 10am – 4:30pm
Salesforce Park features carts of books to borrow at the “Reading Room” on the Main Plaza! Enjoy a wide selection from literary classics to local SF authors including Robert Frost, Armistead Maupin, Naomi Wolf, Gus Lee and many more. Children’s Reading Room Main Plaza (NE corner) Open daily, weekdays: 10am – 6pm & weekends: 10am – 4:30pm
Enjoy an impromptu storytime with graphic novels and classic picture books to borrow and enjoy while in the park. Art Cart Main Plaza (NE corner) Open daily, weekdays: 10am – 6pm & weekends: 10am – 4:30pm
Get creative with a variety of art supplies that are available to borrow for free. Games Cart Main Plaza (SW corner) Open daily, weekdays: 10am – 6pm & weekends: 10am – 4:30pm
All the best board and tabletop games are available to borrow for free. Bring your friends or create a family night out!
Salesforce Park Map
Find out where all the stages are and get an overview of the park.
How to Get There
Go to the “Central Plaza” at Salesforce Park, on the rooftop level of the Salesforce Transit Center. Look for directional signage. The transit center is bordered by 2nd street to the west, Beale street to the east, Minna street to the north, and Natoma street to the south. Eventually (hopefully in September) you can take the Gondola to the park, but initially, you’ll need to take escalators and elevators from inside the Transit Center.
The best entrance is the Grand Hall at 425 Mission St. at Fremont which will have escalators to take you up to the bus deck and park.
The Central Plaza is the hardscape (glass and stone floor) section in the middle of the transit center, adjacent to the Salesforce Tower bridge.
- The easiest way to access it by elevator is via the elevators on the south side of 1st St.
- The easiest way to access it by escalator is from the Grand Hall. Those escalators touch down on the Bus Deck, and if the visitors walk forward to the next group of escalators, those will take them to the Park.
- Visitors can also access via the Salesforce Tower bridge. They need to take the public elevators, accessed from a lobby on northeast corner of Salesforce Tower (at the corner of the Tower closest to Salesforce Plaza and the Salesforce Transit Center).