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BART Uses 500 Hungry Grazing Sheep to Reduce Fire DangerBART Uses 500 Hungry Grazing Sheep to Reduce Fire Danger
By - posted 7/26/2023
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy

BART deploys 500 hungry grazing sheep for fire safety this summer. For the past two years, BART has enlisted the help of grazing goats to tackle the dried grasses around its property and reduce fire hazards sustainably. It was a successful partnership; the goats got to munch on their favorite snacks, more...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass' First 2023 Lineup HintsHardly Strictly Bluegrass’ First 2023 Lineup Hints
By - posted 7/25/2023
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates

One of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Save the date as Hardly Strictly Bluegrass makes its return for 2023. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2023 Friday- Sunday, September 29 – October 1, 2023 Six more...

Nob Hill "Window" Laser Show (July 27-29)Nob Hill “Window” Laser Show (July 27-29)
By - posted 7/24/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

San Francisco’s famed “Rose Window” at Grace Cathedral will light up from July 27-29 thanks to laser cannons shooting from atop the roof of Fairmont Hotel in Nob Hill. Created by arts non-profit Illuminate, the three night installation named “Window” (#NobHillWindow), will officially begin when darkness falls on Thursday night (estimated time: more...

New "Sunset" Night Market Coming to SF This FallNew “Sunset” Night Market Coming to SF This Fall
By - posted 7/18/2023
Brand New, San Francisco

By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Bustling, open-air night markets seen in places like China and Taiwan may be coming to California after San Francisco Assemblymember Matt Haney, D-San Francisco, introduced a new state bill Monday. Alongside San Francisco Supervisor Joel Engardio, Haney announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 441 on San more...

70¢ Scoops at SF's Iconic 1953 Ice Cream Shop70¢ Scoops at SF’s Iconic 1953 Ice Cream Shop
By - posted 7/16/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Summer, Wow

Mitchell’s Ice Cream celebrates 70 years in San Francisco with a special anniversary deal on National Ice Cream Day. On Saturday, July 16, 2023, get 70¢ single scoops (or go baller and get a double scoop for $1.40) for any regular cone and cup. The promotion for the historic ice cream more...

Coit Tower "The Candle" Laser Show (July 14-16)Coit Tower “The Candle” Laser Show (July 14-16)
By - posted 7/14/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

San Francisco’s Coit Tower will light up the San Francisco skyline this weekend (July 14-16, 2023), thanks to 10 laser space cannons beaming up from atop the iconic structure. Created by arts non-profit Illuminate, the three night installation named “Candle” (#CoitCandle), will officially begin when darkness falls on Friday night (estimated time: more...

Bay Area's Complete Outdoor Movie Guide (Summer 2023)Bay Area’s Complete Outdoor Movie Guide (Summer 2023)
By - posted 7/14/2023
Fairs & Festivals, Free Movie Screenings, Outdoorsy

Summer means the weather (usually) gets a little warmer in the Bay Area and all the outdoor movie screens pop up. So get ready to bring a blanket, pack a picnic (and smuggle in a bottle of wine) and watch a movie under the stars. San Francisco Sundown Cinema 2023 San Francisco hosts more...

BART's Secret Tunnels & Hidden GraffitiBART’s Secret Tunnels & Hidden Graffiti
By - posted 7/12/2023
Transportation, Wow

A renegade San Francisco filmmaker, Vincent Woo, has embarked on an audacious project to demystify the BART system. His guerrilla documentary, “Tunnel Vision: An Unauthorized BART Ride,” presents a raw, unfiltered glimpse of a journey typically seen only by BART conductors, all captured from a secret camera surreptitiously attached to a more...

Check Out Presidio Tunnel Tops' New Meadow Coming in 2025Check Out Presidio Tunnel Tops’ New Meadow Coming in 2025
By - posted 7/12/2023
Bay Area Favorites, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Presidio Tunnel Tops to Expand w/ New Picnic & Gathering Space The Presidio Trust today announced it will expand the iconic Presidio Tunnel Tops by adding new parkland for a picnic and gathering area along with high demand visitor amenities. New “Outpost Meadow” Coming End of 2025 Outpost Meadow will be created by transforming a more...

SF's 127-Year-Old Anchor Brewing to Close DownSF’s 127-Year-Old Anchor Brewing to Close Down
By - posted 7/12/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Goodbye, Local Icons, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

By Jeff Ballinger, Bay City News A landmark company in San Francisco has turned off its taps. Anchor Brewing Company officials announced early Wednesday that it will cease operations and liquidate the business — established in 1896 — citing economic factors including declining sales since 2016. The company gave employees 60-day notices more...

SF Hosts 2023 Frida Kahlo Festival (July 8-23)SF Hosts 2023 Frida Kahlo Festival (July 8-23)
By - posted 7/7/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco

Frida Kahlo loved San Francisco, and Fiestas Fridas show how much we have come to love her in return, in our own unique style, of course. In the 10th year celebrating the inimitable painter (1907-1954), Fiestas Fridas features music, activities and numerous opportunities to demonstrate devotion. SF’s Fiestas Fridas 2023 Schedule of more...

Brand New Sea Lion "Pop-Up" Opens at SF's Pier 39Brand New Sea Lion “Pop-Up” Opens at SF’s Pier 39
By - posted 7/7/2023
Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

The Marine Mammal Center Partners with PIER 39 to Open Sea Lion Pop-up Exhibit Space, Provide Public Programming at K-Dock Brand-new educational experience for all ages launches this summer at PIER 39 with dockside docents and a pop-up experience. More than 30 years ago, California sea lions began making a home for more...

All 60+ Fireworks Shows for 4th of July for 2023 (San Francisco Bay Area)All 60+ Fireworks Shows for 4th of July for 2023 (San Francisco Bay Area)
By - posted 7/3/2023
4th of July

List of 60+ July 4th Fireworks & Drone Shows Shows | 2023 Please note details can change rapidly, so always visit the event website first before attending. All events take place on July 4, 2022 unless otherwise noted. List updated 7/3/23 at 1:58pm – Want to find parades and festivals and more...

The Biggest Fireworks Shows in the Bay Area (2023)The Biggest Fireworks Shows in the Bay Area (2023)
By - posted 7/3/2023
4th of July, Celebrations

San Francisco As long as the fog stays away, this is an awesome synchronized fireworks show that’s typically set off from two barges north of Pier 39 and Aquatic Park. Watch from Coit Tower, Tank Hill, Bernal Heights or the piers at the end of Fort Mason. July 4, 2023  View the SF more...

Sutro Tower "Sea of Lights" Laser Show (July 4-8)Sutro Tower “Sea of Lights” Laser Show (July 4-8)
By - posted 7/3/2023
4th of July

Thanks to KRON4 for letting us know about a brand new illuminated laser art piece called “loveAbove” from Illuminate – the same people who brought you the Bay Lights and the rainbow lasers above Market Street. The lights, streaming up through Sutro Tower, should be visible (depending on fog) throughout San more...