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January 2018

Sea Lion 28th Anniversary

January 1, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Join us to celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the Sea Lions throughout the month of January!    

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May 2018

Build-A-Bear Workshop Grand Opening

May 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Build-A-Bear Workshop is celebrating the opening of its new family-fun destination at PIER 39 on Friday, May 4th and we want you to join us! The first 39 guests present at the PIER 39 location will receive one free Lil’ Brownie Cub™ teddy bear!  (One bear per guest present at the store on 5/4 during store business hours, while supplies last. No purchase necessary. Giveaway subject to full Official Rules here.) The PIER 39 store will be open 10am - 10pm.  Build-A-Bear Workshop…

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August 2018

Alcatraz Book Signing with Jim Albright at Alcatraz Gift Shop

Book Signing with Jim Albright

August 10, 2018 - August 11, 2018

Head to Alcatraz Gift Shop for a book signing with Jim Albright, the last guard on Alcatraz, on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 from 12-6pm. Jim Albright was a guard on Alcatraz Island from 1959 to 1963, and the last man to lock the cell house before coming off the island when the prison closed. His book, Last Guard Out, tells the story of life on The Rock in its closing days as America's most notorious prison. *Event…

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November 2018

Winter Wine Pour

November 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join PIER 39 for the Winter Wine Pour TONIGHT, Friday, November 30th from 4 – 8 PM.  Sip wine, toast the Holidays with friends and family, and enjoy The PIER’s dazzling new nightly tree lighting moments throughout the evening.  Our 60-foot tree will become a kaleidoscope of swirling color, adorned with thousands of specialty lights and ornaments on the top of the hour from 5 - 10pm every night through January 1, 2019. At the Winter Wine Pour, stroll The PIER…

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January 2019

29th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival

January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019

Join us to celebrate the 29th 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. Click here to learn more about the Sea Lions' arrival. Celebrate January 19-20 with free Sea Lion Center Walking Tours…

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February 2019

PIER 39 at KNBR San Francisco Giants Fanfest

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Calling all Giants fans!  Headed to KNBR San Francisco Giants Fanfest at Oracle Park this weekend?  Lookout for the PIER 39 tent on the field.  You'll have a shot to win top prizes from PIER 39 merchants.  Fanfest is open from 10am to 3:30pm and is free.  <!-- For more information, click here. -->

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April 2019

Cannon Exchange on San Francisco Bay

April 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Watch as two Tall Ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, simulate battle by firing authentic cannons at each other! For the perfect viewing location, venture to the Bay End of PIER 39. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are owned and operated by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport and they travel from port to port providing educational programs for K-12 students, adventure sails for the public and maritime training for aspiring career mariners. You can follow the Lady Washington's voyage at www.pier39toaberdeen.com.

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Opening Day On The Bay

April 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Opening Day on the Bay is the annual celebration of the maritime community on the San Francisco Bay. Catch the 102nd annual historical boat parade at the Bay End of PIER 39 on Sunday, April 28!  This year's theme is "Holidays on the Bay" and will feature over 100 historic workboats, fireboats, towboats, classics and contemporary crafts decorated to depict various holidays.

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May 2019

Spring Wine Pour

May 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grab your friends and head to The PIER for an evening of wine, music and fun at the PIER 39 Spring Wine Pour on Friday, May 17th! Stroll The PIER and stop by participating businesses to enjoy wine tastings and entertainment from 4 – 8 PM. Don’t forget to make a reservation for dinner following the event at one of PIER 39’s restaurants! Attendees will receive wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass and more. Advance tickets are $20 until May…

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August 2019

México en el Corazón at PIER 39

August 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“México en el Corazón” is a North American tour presented by CONFEDEJAL, the Government of Guadalajara and NAIMA, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the Mexican-American community. It is an initiative that strives to break barriers by showcasing traditional Mexican culture. This tour immerses its viewers into the artistic world of Mariachi music, folkloric ballet, and other representations of Mexican heritage. Artists travel directly from Mexico to cities across the United States and Canada. “México en el…

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Trish’s Mini Donuts 25th Anniversary at PIER 39

August 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Trish's Mini Donuts is celebrating its 25th Anniversary at PIER 39 by giving away bags* of six (6) mini donuts to the first 400 visitors. Come by PIER 39's Entrance Plaza from 12 - 3pm for your chance to grab a bag and fill it up with “six little morsels of heaven” at Trish’s Mini Donuts. Guests will also have the opportunity to take pictures behind Trish's famous bathtub filled with mini donuts. (Don’t dive in as the tub will…

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November 2019

HapPIER Holidays at The PIER.

HapPIER Holidays at PIER 39

November 27, 2019 - January 5, 2020

PIER 39 is spreading Holiday cheer on San Francisco’s Waterfront!  Join us and see our 60' Live Christmas tree come to life. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors every half hour from 5 -10pm, November 27, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

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January 2020

30th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival

January 17 - January 20

January 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the world-famous 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!

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February 2020

Tulipmania

February 8 - February 17

PIER 39's iconic floral festival, Tulipmania, returns from February 8 - 17 with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites!  Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. Self-guided tours can also be taken any time during Tulipmania.  The tulips typically begin blooming in early February and will last through mid-March (weather dependent). 

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