Calendar of Events

sea lion anniversary

27th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival
January 2017

This January, PIER 39 celebrates the 27th 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, special discounts at participating merchants and more.


February 2017

PIER 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during Tulipmania! Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free self-guided tours. Click here for more information.

july 4

PIER 39’s Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2017

Witness the skies sparkle red, white and blue as PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family! Enjoy live music in the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza before looking to the sky for The City & County of San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks display at 9:30pm. Grab your stars and stripes and take advantage of PIER 39’s amazing 180-degree Bay views this 4th of July! Click here for more information.

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