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GG Bridge Commute Traffic Down 40% From Pre-Pandemic LevelsGG Bridge Commute Traffic Down 40% From Pre-Pandemic Levels
By - posted 7/23/2021
What's Closed / What's Open

By Megan Munce Bay City News Foundation Though California has been officially reopened for more than a month, travel over and under the Golden Gate Bridge by bus and ferry is still lagging far behind its pre-pandemic levels. In a Friday meeting of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District more...

9 More SF Libraries Just Reopened This Week (July 19-20)9 More SF Libraries Just Reopened This Week (July 19-20)
By - posted 7/20/2021
Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

This July 19-20, the San Francisco Public Library re-launched in-person services at Eureka Valley, Bayview, Western Addition, Bernal Heights, Ocean View, Noe Valley, Parkside, Presidio and Glen Park. This also means that book drops are now 24/7. In person you can: Open a library account and get a physical library card Browse library materials Use more...

SF's Nihonmachi Street Fair is Back (July 17-Aug 8)SF’s Nihonmachi Street Fair is Back (July 17-Aug 8)
By - posted 7/16/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Japantown’s Nihonmachi Street Fair returns in 2021. Last year the Nihonmachi Street Fair was cancelled for the very first time in its history, but this year it’s back with multiple events on a few weekends. The biggest change from previous years is that in order to support the local Japantown restaurant more...

Golden Gate Park Band's Free Sunday Concerts Return for 2021 SeasonGolden Gate Park Band’s Free Sunday Concerts Return for 2021 Season
By - posted 7/15/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 139th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, usually end between 2:30 and 2:45 pm. The concerts more...

SF's Brand New Free Downtown Summer Concert Series (July 14 - Aug 18)SF’s Brand New Free Downtown Summer Concert Series (July 14 – Aug 18)
By - posted 7/14/2021
Get Out: Events, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

With SFWednesdays, San Francisco is taking it to the streets with 30 performances, free and open-to-the-public, spread across 10 Wednesdays this summer in some of the City’s most iconic outdoor public spaces. The series kicks off  Wednesday, July 14 (12pm – 2pm) — in three simultaneous offerings at Union Square, Embarcadero Plaza and more...

July 14 is Your Last Day to Get Vaccine at SF's Moscone CenterJuly 14 is Your Last Day to Get Vaccine at SF’s Moscone Center
By - posted 7/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines, What's Closed / What's Open

The Department of Public Health and COVID Command Center announced the Moscone Center South high-volume vaccination site will close on July 14. Vaccinations will continue to be widely available through a network of low-barrier neighborhood sites, mobile access points, clinics, and pharmacies to meet existing demand and better align with the more...

Bay Area Summer Festival Guide 2021 (Updated)Bay Area Summer Festival Guide 2021 (Updated)
By - posted 7/12/2021
4th of July, Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Things are feeling close to back to normal, so that means that many traditional summer fairs and festivals are returning for the first time in more than a year. Here’s our upcoming list big fun events to look forward to! 2021 Summer Festivals / Bay Area Updated 7/22/21 June 2021 San Mateo County Fair more...

SF's "Palace of Fine Arts" Reopens October 3SF’s “Palace of Fine Arts” Reopens October 3
By - posted 7/5/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After being closed for more than a year during the COVID pandemic, San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts has finally announced the resumption of concerts and performances in their theater for 2021 and 2022. The first performance listed on the theater’s upcoming calendar is comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race more...

San Francisco Bay Area 4th of July & Fireworks Guide 2021San Francisco Bay Area 4th of July & Fireworks Guide 2021
By - posted 7/4/2021
4th of July, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Typically we’ll list over 100 different Fourth of July events (including 50+ different fireworks shows within a few hours drive) with listings for the major fireworks shows plus tons of smaller hometown festivals, fairs and fireworks shows throughout the Bay Area and a few fun road trips. 2021 Update: Some events more...

4th of July Street Closures: Lake Merritt & Oakland4th of July Street Closures: Lake Merritt & Oakland
By - posted 7/4/2021
4th of July, What's Closed / What's Open

In an effort to reduce fire hazards and to keep traffic from blocking emergency vehicles, key Oakland routes are closed to vehicles for the July 4th holiday around Lake Merritt. The closures on Lakeshore and Grand avenues near Lake Merritt are prompted by concerns about access for emergency vehicles, which are more...

Closed July 4th: Berkeley Fireworks Viewing Spot "Grizzly Peak"Closed July 4th: Berkeley Fireworks Viewing Spot “Grizzly Peak”
By - posted 7/4/2021
4th of July, What's Closed / What's Open

In an effort to reduce fire hazards and to keep traffic from blocking emergency vehicles, key routes are closed to vehicles for the July 4th holiday on Grizzly Peak Boulevard. Grizzly Peak is a popular spot to watch fireworks but is a very high fire hazard zone, fire officials said. The road more...

SF's WWII Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Reopens July 2SF’s WWII Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Reopens July 2
By - posted 7/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The SS Jeremiah O’Brien will re-open to the public on July 2, 2021, after over a year with the pandemic, fire and recovery efforts keeping it closed. Built in S. Portland Maine and launched June 19, 1943, the O’Brien had a distinguished wartime duty. She participated in the D-Day invasion in more...

SF's "Fleet Week" Air Show is Back for 2021 (October 8-10)SF’s “Fleet Week” Air Show is Back for 2021 (October 8-10)
By - posted 7/1/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco Fleet Week is slated to return this year from October 3-11, 2021 with the return of the Air Show, the Parade of Ships, the humanitarian village and joint military and civilian disaster planning exercises. The air show is planned for October 8-10 headlined by the Blue Angels. San Francisco Fleet more...

SF Tiki Bar "Zombie Village" Reopens June 25SF Tiki Bar “Zombie Village” Reopens June 25
By - posted 6/25/2021
Bars, Reopening, Tiki Bars, What's Closed / What's Open

Fun tiki bar “Zombie Village” which officially opened in the Tenderloin at 441 Jones (near O’Farrell) in 2019 only to have to shut down for most of 2020 due the pandemic, is finally back open. The bar, which has two floors with private tiki hut alcoves, a candlelit cave and “Doc’s more...

SF's Historic Tiki "Tonga Room" Reopens July 9SF’s Historic Tiki “Tonga Room” Reopens July 9
By - posted 6/24/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, Tiki Bars, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s historic tiki bar and restaurant, Tonga Room, reopens on July 9, on Friday and Saturday nights. Located at the iconic Fairmont San Francisco hotel, Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar has delighted guests with its tropical décor, decadent libations and Polynesian-fusion cuisine and family-style meals since 1945. Tonga Room features The Island more...