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Alcatraz’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony (2021)

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Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 4:15 am to 8:00 am | Cost: $14
Alcatraz Island | Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA 94133

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Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz (2021)

The Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering on October 11th, and the Indigenous Peoples’ Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on November 25th, are organized by the International Indian Treaty Council commemorating the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes.

These are one-day events and are not the standard Alcatraz Island tour; all areas except for where the ceremony takes place will be closed and inaccessible to the public.

Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering

November 25, 2021
The ticket booth opens at 3:00 am and boats will depart Pier 33 at approximately 4:15am, 4:30am, 4:45am, 5:00am, 5:15am, 5:30am, 5:45am, and 6:00am. We encourage you to purchase and print tickets on the web. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 415-981-7625 (ROCK) or from the ticket booth at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. The ticket booth opens at 3:00 am on Thursday, November 25, 2021, and general admission is $14.00 per person. Children under 5 years of age are free.

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All participants, regardless of vaccination status, need to be wearing a mask or cloth face covering when six feet of distance cannot be maintained – even outdoors.

Please note there is absolutely no sale of merchandise of any kind allowed on Alcatraz Island, at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, or on the sidewalk outside of Alcatraz Landing. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, only credit and debit card transactions are being accepted.

Indigenous Celebration

Commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes


November 25th: 

Departure Times: 4:15 AM, 4:30 AM, 4:45 AM, 5:00 AM, 5:15 AM, 5:30 AM, 5:45 AM, 6:00 AM

Where to Meet

Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing

Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing is the launch site to Alcatraz Island. All visitors must wear a proper face covering while in the boarding queue at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing and while aboard Alcatraz City Cruises’ ferries.

Alcatraz Landing includes the Ticketbooth and waiting and boarding areas, all of which are accessible. Accessible bathrooms are found at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing and on all Alcatraz Cruises vessels.

Please note: there are no wheelchairs available for loan either at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing or on Alcatraz Island.

Dress Code

The weather on Alcatraz is unpredictable and subject to change unexpectedly, so be sure to dress in layers…bring along a light jacket or sweater, no matter how nice the day begins! Follow this link for more information.

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: $14
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, History, In Person, Protests / Causes, San Francisco, Thanksgiving
Address: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA 94133