Outside Lands Music Festival
June 19, 2019
| By
Maria Mancuso

Things to do in San Francisco: Top San Francisco Events in August

San Francisco hosts many fun and entertaining events during the month of August. See this list of just a few of the most popular, ‘Top San Francisco Events in August’ you are sure to enjoy!

August is a great time to visit San Francisco!  Perfect weather and amazing events, activities and attractions to enjoy throughout the city.  Now is the time to begin planning which of the festivals, events, concerts and major sporting events you will attend during your visit.

Hotel Union Square is located in the heart of San Francisco, close to some of the best August Events in the city!  This San Francisco Travel Blog article; 'Things to do in San Francisco: Top San Francisco Events in August' – introduces you to just a few of the best August Events you can choose from during your upcoming visit to San Francisco.

Free Movies in the Park
Dates: August 3 & 18, 2019
Location: Various Parks throughout San Francisco
Event Schedule: See Event Schedule
Distance from Hotel Union Square: Various locations

Free Movies. Under the Stars.  What could be better.  Grab the family or your special movie partner and enjoy one of the free movies in the park!  Watch major motion pictures like; Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse at Union Square Park on August 23, 2019. Bring your blanket and picnic to enjoy under the stars. The park locations are set throughout San Francisco, including, Marina Green Park, Dolores Park, Alamo Square Park and others.  See the Event Schedule link above for details. 

Union Square Live Music
This ongoing summer festival continues to offer free outdoor, live performances at Union Square this month, featuring a variety of dance, music, circus, and theater acts.

Union Square Live
Dates: August 2019
Location: Union Square
Event Schedule: See Event Schedule
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 1 Block

Union Square Live: This ongoing summer festival continues to offer free outdoor, live performances at Union Square this month, featuring a variety of dance, music, circus, and theater acts. Take a day to head on over and relax in the square, in the heart of downtown San Francisco.  Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., from April through October, there’s something new under the sun and stars downtown at San Francisco’s historic Union Square Park.

 

Outside Lands Music Festival
Outside Lands is one of the largest San Francisco events in August. Headliners for 2019 include Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, and Twenty-One Pilots.

Outside Lands Music Festival 
Dates: August 9 – 11, 2019 
Where: Golden Gate Park
Website: Visit Event Website
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 3.2 Miles

Outside Lands is one of the largest San Francisco events in August. Headliners for 2019 include Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, and Twenty-One Pilots. Other top bands include The Lumineers, Flume, and blink-182 This three-day music festival features more than 70 well-known artists on multiple stages, as well as local food, wine, and beer vendors. Each year it's held at Golden Gate Park near the Polo Field. Visit the Event Website link above for more details, ticket information and schedules. 

Silicon Valley ComicCon
This popular event brings together fans of all things ‘comics’ including; Comic Books, vendors, anime, celebrities, managers, publishers, actors and more.

Silicon Valley ComicCon
Dates: August 17 – 18, 2019 
Where: San Jose Convention Center
Event Schedule: Visit Event Website  ​​​​​​​
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 52 Miles

It’s Silicon Valley ComicCon.  This popular San Francisco Event brings together fans of all things ‘comics’ including; Comic Books, vendors, anime, celebrities, managers, publishers, actors and more. Silicon Valley ComicCon is the showcase of pop culture, comics and technology.  For ticket information, dates and times, see the Event Website link above.

Shakespeare the Park
Dates: August 17 – September 22, 2019
Where: Various Parks
Website: Visit Events Schedule  
Distance from Hotel Union Square: Various locations

Who doesn’t enjoy a little great entertainment outside in beautiful parks around the city? This incredibly popular event has presented great performances in several locations including; Locations include Cupertino, Pleasanton, Redwood City, and San Francisco (McLaren Park & the Presidio).  Tickets are free or there are options to purchase tickets or sponsorship tickets are available.  See the Events Website link above for more details.  Guests can acquire free tickets by joining a lottery or waiting in line.

San Francisco Giants Baseball
Dates: August 2019
Where: Oracle Park
Website: See Events Schedule 
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 1.8 Miles

Play Ball!  What better way to close out the summer then taking in a day (or 2) of good ‘ol Baseball at the waterfront Oracle Stadium?  The San Francisco Giants will play 14 times during the month of August at the beautiful Oracle Park! You will have an opportunity to watch professional Baseball between the Giants and the Dodgers, Marlins, Rockies, and Pirates!

Orpheum Theater – Hamilton!
Dates: August 2019 - multiple dates
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Website: View Events Schedule
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 1.8 Miles

The beautiful Orpheum Theater, originally the Pantages Theatre, is located at 1192 Market Street at Hyde, Grove and 8th Streets in the Civic Center district of San Francisco.  Enjoy a night of unforgettable night of theatrical performance of the ever-popular Hamilton.  See the Event Schedule link above for show details, ticketing information and more.


This latest San Francisco Travel Blog article, ‘Things to do in San Francisco: Top San Francisco Events in August’ is not a complete list of all the August events taking place in San Francisco, but it is a great start for your planning!  

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