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Golden Gate Park Band’s Free Symphony in the Park: Polish Cultural Day

Every Sunday Through October 1st.
Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell) | Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA

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Golden Gate Park Band’s Free Symphony in the Park (2024)

The Golden Gate Park Band presents its 142nd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this 30-piece symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park since 1882.

For 2024, 25 free weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm. Concerts are approximately 70 to 90 minutes in length. Programs are subject to change. Check back often for updates. The concerts are free and open to the public.

All concerts take place between the de Young and the California Academy of Sciences and feature music of specific nationalities or cultures, including costumed guest performances from dancers, singers, and speakers, who will enlighten and entertain.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Golden Gate Park Band.

Golden Gate Park Band | 2024 Season
April 28 – October 1, 2024
Most Sundays at 1 pm (plus June 8th, 4th of July, Labor Day)
Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, SF

  • Concerts are free of charge and take place at the Spreckels Temple of Music in the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.
  • Regular Sunday concerts start at 1 pm and last for 70-90 minutes with no intermission.

2024 Concert Schedule

Subject to change – check website for updates.
All events Sunday at 1pm unless otherwise noted below

  • April 28 – Opening Day
  • May 5 – Polish Culture Day – with the Lowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble of San Francisco,
  • May 12 – Mother’s Day
  • May 19 – TBA
  • May 26 – Armenian Culture Day in partnership with the Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Assoc.
  • June 2 – TBA
  • June 8-9 – 2024 Golden Gate Band Festival – 11am to 5pm each date
  • June 16 – Father’s Day/Juneteenth – Program TBA
  • June 23 – TBA
  • June 30 – TBA
  • Thursday, July 4 – Red, White & Band Independence Day Celebration
  • July 7 – Treasures of the Band World
  • July 14 – TBA
  • July 21 – Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
  • July 28 – Tune Town – Music for Kids of all ages
  • August 4 – TBA
  • August 11 – TBA
  • August 18 – Hungarian Culture Day – With performers from the Hungarian Heritage Foundation, the band will play favorite Hungarian pieces.
  • August 25 – Ukrainian Culture Day
  • September 1 – Big Band Day – includes Big band jazz classics from the swing era and beyond
  • Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) – Winds of Work, a Labor Day Celebration
  • September 8 – Mexican Culture Day with guests Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno
  • September 15 – The Emerald Isle in partnership with the United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco
  • September 22 – Spanish Culture Day
  • October 1 – Season Closer TBA

Golden Gate Park Band Festival
June 8-9, 2024 (11a-5p)

The Friends of the Golden Gate Park Band present the 16th annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival, June 8-9, 2024 in the Spreckels Temple of Music on the Music Concourse in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with concerts from fellow bands all around the state performing back to back concerts from 11am to 5pm.

See the full 2024 Festival schedule (typically announced closer to event date)

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Live Music, Outdoors, San Francisco
Address: Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, May 5, 2024

8:00 am   2024 El Cerrito Hillside Festival + Insect Hike & Nature Scavenger Hunt (May 4-5)  FREE
9:00 am   Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile  FREE
10:00 am   Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)  FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 am   “Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Beer & Free Yoga Classes, Free Fries (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/444979/
11:00 am   Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)  FREE*
*Additional $6 fee for access to special exhibitions
11:00 am   “Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)  FREE
11:00 am   “Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)  FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
11:00 am   2024 Marin Open Studios w/ 260+ Artists (May 4-12)  FREE*
*This event is free and open to the public
12:00 pm   Old Woodside Store Day: 1880s Logging Town Fun (2024)  FREE
1:00 pm   Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)  FREE
2:00 pm   SF’s Free “Sundays at the Beach” Chair Yoga Day (Great Highway)  FREE
4:30 pm   Free Reggae in the Park 2024 “Crucial Sundays” (Golden Gate Park)  FREE
6:00 pm   FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
7:00 pm   Free Tix: “Laff Baked” Sunday Night Cannabis Comedy Show (2024)  FREE*
*RSVP Required
8:00 pm   “Crazy Funny Asians” Sunday Night Comedy Showcase (SF)  FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
10:00 pm   “Laughter Hours” SF’s New Late Night Stand-Up Comedy Show (Sunday Nights)  FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
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