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Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebration

Two full days of music, dance, history exhibits and an epic fireworks show | Sat & Sun
By - posted 5/24/2012 No Comment

The two-day Golden Gate Festival is the center point of the Bridge’s year-long 75th anniversary program.

Honor our glorious bridge on her birthday with a two full days of music, dance, entertainment, art and exhibits capped off by a 75th anniversary fireworks display and grand finale on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

>> Getting There: Driving and parking will be crazy hard as The Presidio will be closed to traffic, so we recommend you either ride your bike, take public transportation or take the free Presidio shuttle which runs until midnight

Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27, 2012
Pier 39, Crissey Field, Fort Mason, Fort Point, Golden Gate Bridge

Full Event Detailsgoldengatebridge75.org/celebrate/golden-gate-festival.html
From what we can tell, most events listed are FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

  • Art installations at Fort Point
  • Interpretive talks and self-guided walks
  • Bike trips to the bridge for youth, a YMCA program
  • Displays of historic bridge artifacts
  • Guided walking tours
  • Bridge-related art show at SFMOMA’s facility at Fort Mason Center
  • Photographic exhibition in the Presidio
  • Music and displays at Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Film night in the Presidio with movies featuring the Bridge

Sunday, May 27, 2012

  • Fireworks, 9:30–9:50 pm. Spectacular grand finale showcasing the Bridge, Bay and surrounding national parklands. Optimum visibility along the waterfront from Fort Point to east Marina Green. The hills above Marina/Cow Hollow also provide stunning views. Soundtrack aired live on KFOG 104.5/97.7FM. (Note: Fireworks will not be visible from Fisherman’s Wharf/south down the Embarcadero. Weather permitting, fireworks will be visible from PIER 39.)
  • International Orange Artists’ Exhibition at Fort Point, 10 am–7 pm.
  • Crissy Field Stage highlighting dance, music and local bands, 11 am–11 pm.
  • Road Trip through History featuring vintage cars and motorcycles from 1937 to the present. East Crissy Field, 11 am–5 pm.
  • Crissy Field Center Future Fair with activities and demonstrations showcasing sustainability technologies and innovations in the pioneering spirit of the Bridge. East Beach, 11 am–7 pm.
  • Vintage Maritime Display and Historic Watercraft Parade with classic boats spanning 75 years. St. Francis Yacht Club, 11 am–3 pm.
  • Marina Green Stage featuring dance and music organizations and local bands. West Marina Green, 11 am–10 pm.
  • Marina Green, Crissy Field and Golden Gate Bridge Plaza retail outlets offering Official 75th Anniversary merchandise. Various waterfront locations, 10 am-8 pm.

Sunday Entertainment Schedule

Times listed below are tentative and subject to change. Please visit the entertainment stages for the most current schedules.

Crissy Field Stage

11:00 am Community Music Center
12:00 pm Historic Water Craft Parade
12:20 pm Mexico Danza
1:15 pm Irish Piper Band
2:00 pm Danse Lumiere
3:20 pm International Orange Chorale
4:00 pm San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
4:40 pm Golden Gate Brass Band
5:50 pm Oakland Symphony Chorus
6:40 pm Jethro Jeremiah
8:00 pm The Family Crest
9:10 pm Beach Blanket Babylon
9:30 pm Fireworks Show
10:00 pm Mickey Hart Band

Marina Green Stage

11:00 am Heiwa Taiko
12:00 pm Historic Water Craft Parade
12:30 pm Barbershop Harmony Society
1:15 pm San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra
2:05 pm Ro Sham Bo
2:55 pm Megan Slankard
4:00 pm Pine & Battery
5:10 pm Heather Combs
6:20 pm Tia Carroll
7:30 pm Jimbo Trout
8:10 pm Austin Willacy
9:10 pm Beach Blanket Babylon
9:30 pm Fireworks Show

East Beach/Crissy Field Center Stage

11:00 am San Francisco Boys’ Chorus
11:30 am Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers
12:00 pm Historic Water Craft Parade
2:30 pm JMillion & Party
3:30 pm Til Dawn
4:30 pm Austin Willacy
5:30 pm Nu Dekades
6:30 pm DJ Project
9:30 pm Fireworks Show