Calendar of Events


Fourth of July Celebration at The PIER
July 4, 2015

PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family, featuring musical entertainment and activities in the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza on Saturday, July 4th. The fun starts at 12pm with a performance from WJM, the world’s youngest social cause band, followed by popular cover band, Tainted Love, at 5pm.

You can also celebrate your Findependance with Shark Week! Television’s most anticipated summer event, Shark Week, is hitting PIER 39 with shark-filled fun for the whole family. Beginning at noon, head over to the most jawsome spot on The PIER to get your picture taken in the official Shark Week photo booth. You’ll receive a print out to take home and share with all of your friends. Throughout the day, keep an eye out for sharky activities and prizes, such as the signature Shark Week fin hat. Stop by Aquarium of the Bay to see all the shark action up close with a Shark Lab, special shark presentations and a shark selfie scavenger hunt. After you celebrate with us, you’ll be ready for the Most Wonderful Week of the Year! Shark Week starts Sunday, July 5th on Discovery.

At approximately 9:30pm, The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to a dazzling fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay.*


PIER 39′s Fleet Week Celebration
October 2015

Fleet Week is the Bay Area’s opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of our Nation’s armed forces. This spectacular event features a parade of ships, ship tours, military displays, an impressive air show that includes the Blue Angels and more. PIER 39 joins the celebration with an assortment of activities including live entertainment featuring special military band performances, interactive exhibits, military vehicles and displays and more.


Tree Lighting 2014 at PIER 39

PIER 39 Tree Lighting Celebration
November 21 & 22, 2015

PIER 39 invites you to join our special friends from the Disneyland® Resort at the annual PIER 39 Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22. Experience the magic – sing songs, give hugs to our Disneyland® friends and welcome the holiday season with two days of holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family.

The fun culminates at 6pm each night as PIER 39′s majestic 60-foot tree, adorned with glistening ornaments, bows and twinkling lights, will be illuminated against a stunning backdrop of the San Francisco City skyline.



26th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival
January 2016

This January, PIER 39 celebrates the 26th anniversary of the sea lions’ arrival to PIER 39.  The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake hit San Francisco in October 1989.  With a protected environment and plentiful supply of food from the Bay, the sea lions quickly decided to make PIER 39’s K-Dock their new home.  Join PIER 39 to celebrate these playful mammals with Sea Lion Encounter Walking Tours, refreshments, special discounts and more.

*Events and event activities are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.