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August 6, 2019
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Maria Mancuso

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

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

With October just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for all the great festivals, events, concerts and sporting events taking place in San Francisco this Fall.

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

San Francisco Film Festival
The Mill Valley Film Festival brings together all sides of the production process; producers, actors, writers and the popular discussion panels where press and fans can engage with professionals in the areas of film, development, writing, editing and more.

Mill Valley Film Festival 
Dates: October 3 – 13, 2019 
Where: Mill Valley & San Rafael
Website: Visit Event Website 
Distance from Hotel Union Square: Various locations

Now in its 42nd year, the Mill Valley Film Festival is back for another year! Come and enjoy this amazing San Francisco Event that celebrates all things ‘film’ – feature films, documentaries, musicals, shorts, animation, and much more.  The festival brings together all sides of the production process; producers, actors, writers and the popular discussion panels where press and fans can engage with professionals in the areas of film, development, writing, editing and more. There will also be parties and other gatherings at night, some will feature live music.  Visit the Event Website link above for more details, ticket information and schedules. 

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

Free Movie. 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; Mean Girls (2004), Thursday., October 3, Marina Green Park, and a ‘People’s Choice’ (Title TBD), Friday, October. 18, Dolores Park. 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. 

 

San Francisco Fleet Week
Fleet Week is a celebration that includes tours of Navy ships at Marina Green, an amazing air show with the Blue Angles, and it the only air show in America to include a United 777.

Fleet Week
Dates: October 6 & 14, 2019
Location: Pier 39
Event Schedule: See Event Schedule 
Distance from Hotel Union Square: Various locations

Fleet Week is a celebration that includes tours of Navy ships at Marina Green, an amazing air show with the Blue Angles, and it the only air show in America to include a United 777 to perform an amazing choreographed act.  The festivities also include an impressive parade of ships in San Francisco harbor and under the Golden Gate Bridge. This is a free San Francisco Event.  See the Event Schedule link above for details, ticketing information and more.

151st Columbus Day Parade
Dates: October 13, 2019
Location: Begins at Fisherman’s Wharf and ends in Washington Square
Event Schedule: Visit Event Website  
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 2 miles

Strike up the band, colorful floats and marchers for this popular annual San Francisco Event.  The Columbus Day Parade is a celebration of all things ‘Italian’ and it does not stop with just an amazing parade. Participants and spectators can enjoy all the great food, music, beer and entertainment after the parade finishes.  The festivities continue to the pubs, bars, restaurants and shops throughout San Francisco.  The Columbus Day Parade travels from Fisherman’s Wharf and ends in Washington Square. This is a free San Francisco Event. 

San Francisco Fashion Week
San Francisco Fashion Week brings together designers, photographers, models, agents, buyers from around the world.

Fashion Week
Dates: October 20 & 28, 2019
Location: Various locations
Event Schedule: See Event Schedule
Distance from Hotel Union Square: Various locations

San Francisco Fashion Week celebrates everything ‘fashion’. This event brings together designers, photographers, models, agents, buyers from around the world. Look for opportunities to view the latest in fashion and to see what will be in the stores in the upcoming seasons. This San Francisco Event offers tickets to multiple events.  See the Event Schedule link above for details, ticketing information and more.

San Francisco Giants Baseball
When: October 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 October 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!
When: October 2019 - multiple dates
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Website: See Events Schedule
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 1 mile

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 October’ is not a complete list of all the October events taking place in San Francisco, but it is a great start for your planning!  If you have any questions about these or other San Francisco Events taking place during your visit, please ask our helpful Concierge.

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