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SF's Coit Tower Reopens on June 17SF’s Coit Tower Reopens on June 17
By - posted 6/16/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Coit Tower, the iconic white column defining the San Francisco skyline, will welcome visitors Thursday, June 17 for the first time in 15 months, Mayor London N. Breed announced today. The 210-foot welcoming beacon, which also houses the largest Depression Era art collection in the U.S., normally sees up to 1,500 more...

SF's Cable Cars Are Coming Back w/ Free Rides in AugustSF’s Cable Cars Are Coming Back w/ Free Rides in August
By - posted 6/16/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Freebies, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, Travel

On the first day of California’s reopening, San Francisco city leaders on Tuesday announced updated plans to bring back the city’s public transit lines to full service, starting with its famed cable cars. Limited service along the cable cars is set to return in August, with Muni offering free rides on more...

SF's "Corona-Gras" 8-Hour Free Dance Party (June 15)SF’s “Corona-Gras” 8-Hour Free Dance Party (June 15)
By - posted 6/15/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Get Out: Events, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s Madrone Bar is celebrating California’s Reopening and the lifting of restrictions on June 15th with Corona-Gras – The Return of Fun. The first annual Corona-Gras (/ˈka Ron a ˌɡrɑː/), or Mask-Free-Tuesday, refers to events beginning on or after the lifting of the lock down, also known as Show Your more...

SF's 4th of July Fireworks Show Back for 2021SF’s 4th of July Fireworks Show Back for 2021
By - posted 6/11/2021
4th of July, Celebrations, Reopening

After a year off during COVID, Mayor London Breed announced on Friday afternoon that San Francisco’s annual 4th of July fireworks show is back on for 2021. We’ll have more information to come, but for those of you who are making plans, yes, the fireworks will be back this year in more...

Oakland Public Library Returns to Pre-Pandemic Hours on June 15Oakland Public Library Returns to Pre-Pandemic Hours on June 15
By - posted 6/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The Oakland Public Library will expand service at all 18 locations starting Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to reflect the hours that were in effect prior to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced buildings to close in March 2020. The Main Library (125 14th St) will be open seven days a week; 15 neighborhood branches more...

Presidio's 100-Foot Tall "Spire" Has Been RepairedPresidio’s 100-Foot Tall “Spire” Has Been Repaired
By - posted 6/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Healing, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Reopening

Last June, Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire unfortunately suffered fire damage. The Presidio recently repaired the sculpture, and added a cable fence, new signage, and wood benches made by their Forestry crew. It’s looking really beautiful out there, so be sure to stop by and take a peek. We also have an “up close” glimpse through a brief drone video. History of Andy Goldsworthy & Spire Renowned more...

SF's New Rules for "Mega Events" 5,000+ CapacitySF’s New Rules for “Mega Events” 5,000+ Capacity
By - posted 6/9/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Although San Francisco is getting rid of almost all COVID restrictions beginning 12:01am on June 15, 2021, there still are some narrow exceptions for what the state defines as a “Mega Event.”  The San Francisco Department of Public Health will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test at more...

SF's COVID Restrictions Expire at 12:01am on June 15SF’s COVID Restrictions Expire at 12:01am on June 15
By - posted 6/9/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

If you’re up past midnight Monday night, the city might seem a little different. San Francisco to Fully Reopen Businesses and Activities Aligning With the State’s Reopening Plans Beginning June 15 Thanks to San Francisco’s successful COVID vaccine roll out and decreasing cases and community spread, the City intends to align with more...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Hints at Possible 2021 Festival?Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Hints at Possible 2021 Festival?
By - posted 6/9/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Could Hardly Strictly Bluegrass be making a comeback for 2021?  In the last line of an email sent out to its mailing list around the same time that Mayor London Breed announced that San Francisco would be fully reopening on June 15th, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass wrote a lowkey statement that got more...

SF's Rickshaw Stop Reopens June 25SF’s Rickshaw Stop Reopens June 25
By - posted 6/8/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Rickshaw Stop is finally reopening their doors after shutting for over a year due to the pandemic. Their first show on Friday, June 25th will be a small seated show featuring ZOLA and Zelma Stone. All attendees must be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof. Rickshaw Stop is located at 155 more...

SF Confirms It Will Fully Reopen June 15thSF Confirms It Will Fully Reopen June 15th
By - posted 6/8/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

During a live webinar on Tuesday afternoon, Mayor London Breed confirmed that the City of San Francisco will be fully reopening along with the state of the California on June 15th. “We are ready to go along with the state and reopen San Francisco on June 15th. That means no more more...

Stern Grove Festival 2021 Full Lineup AnnouncedStern Grove Festival 2021 Full Lineup Announced
By - posted 6/8/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Stern Grove Festival announced a packed lineup for their 2021 season highlighted by a July 4th concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Thievery Corporation on July 11, Fitz & The Tantrums on August 15th and the finale “The Big Picnic” with Tower of Power and Too $hort on August 29. All shows more...

San Francisco Playhouse Live Theater is Back Starting June 8San Francisco Playhouse Live Theater is Back Starting June 8
By - posted 6/8/2021
Get Out: Events, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The time has finally come for in-person arts to return and the San Francisco Playhouse welcomes back live audiences on June 8th for “Hold These Truths,” a play that bears particular significance, considering the recent spate of anti-Asian violence in America. Artistic Director Bill English has been working to find the more...

Will SF "Fully Reopen" On June 15? Find Out TodayWill SF “Fully Reopen” On June 15? Find Out Today
By - posted 6/8/2021
Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

While California has stated that it will allow counties to reopen on June 15, 2021 without any capacity limits or physical distancing requirements, San Francisco hasn’t yet announced any specifics. The closest San Francisco has come to any specifics around the June 15th date was during an early May interview with more...

San Mateo County Fair is Back (June 5-13)San Mateo County Fair is Back (June 5-13)
By - posted 6/5/2021
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

By Astrid Casimire Bay City News Foundation The San Mateo County Fair kicks off on Saturday, June 5, 2021, featuring carnival rides (though a smaller amount of rides than past years), musical performances, food vendors and free entry for those who get vaccinated on site. It takes place at the San Mateo more...