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January 2018

Sea Lion 28th Anniversary

January 1 - January 28

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

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February 2018

Olympics Opening Ceremonies Watch Party

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come to Players Sports Grill & Arcade for the official start of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games!  Meet and greet Northern California Olympians and Paralympians for an unforgettable night of sports and celebration at San Francisco's premier waterfront sports bar at PIER 39.   Be sure to make a reservation to secure your spot at Players!

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February 10 - February 18

PIER 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of 39,000 tulips during Tulipmania!   Take a free self-guided tour anytime during Tulipmania. Free guided tours depart daily at 10am from the Entrance Plaza. Check back soon for more information!        

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PIER 39 at KNBR San Francisco Giants Fanfest

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Calling all Giants fans!  Headed to KNBR San Francisco Giants Fanfest at AT&T 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 - 3pm and is free.  For more information, click here.

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Chinese New Year Celebration at Aquarium of the Bay

February 16 - February 18

Join Aquarium of the Bay to celebrate Chinese New Year with traditional music, dance, and crafts.  Festivities begin Friday, February 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with a Tai Chi demonstration, traditional dances - and culminating in a lion dance. There will also be a tribute to Mayor Edwin Lee. Festivities on Saturday and Sunday will be from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, and children can learn to make Chinese lanterns at the craft station. Visit bayecotarium.org/chinese for more information. Friday, February 16 1:00-1:30 PM:  Tai Chi (YuanJi form demo)…

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Doughp Cookie Dough Grand Opening at PIER 39

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DOUGHP scoops up edible, bake-able, and ridiculously tasty cookie dough. They've been dishing up dough for almost a year now, but they just got a legit upgrade. Come check out their new digs - a storefront on San Francisco's famous PIER 39! Celebrate this epic new spot with a grand opening Saturday, February 17th! Cookie dough, coffee, throwback jams, dancing, clowns, balloons, confetti, giant blimp, swimming with the sea lions, Ryan Gosling kissing booth... ok just kidding on some of that,…

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March 2018

St. Patrick’s Day at PIER 39

March 12 - March 19

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day at PIER 39!  Our merchants have some special treats in store for you. DOUGHP Cookie Dough:  Find your luck of Irish at DOUGHP Cookie Dough with their festive “Getting Lucky” flavor! Green sugar cookie dough with lucky charms on top. It’s magically delicious! Available through March 17, or while supplies last. Hard Rock Cafe:  Enjoy the St. Paddy's GUINNESS BACON CHEESEBURGER topped with JAMESON bacon jam and GUINNESS cheese sauce, served with crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato and a…

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Spring Fireworks at PIER 39

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

At PIER 39, we are welcoming the start of Spring in a big way.  Join us the evening of Saturday, March 24th as we illuminate the skies with a dazzling fireworks display in celebration of the Spring Equinox.  The fun begins at 6pm at the smartwater Stage with DJ Pauly Paul spinning your favorite hits and festive springtime crafting with the Museum of Craft + Design.  Locals can stop by the PIER 39 table to sign-up for exclusive discounts. Before the show,…

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April 2018

Outdoor Movie Night – CANCELED

April 6 @ 8:00 pm

Due to rain in the forecast for San Francisco this weekend, Outdoor Movie Night scheduled for Friday, April 6th at PIER 39 has unfortunately been canceled and will be rescheduled for Friday, August 24th.

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United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco

April 8 @ 6:15 am

The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco returns for the 6th year on April 8, 2018. They’ll be making this their best year yet with a BRAND-NEW course, including a PIER 39 start line, epic finisher medals and an all-new running experience that features more music and entertainment, more community support and more ways to celebrate your accomplishment. Already registered to run?  Come celebrate your achievement at PIER 39!  Show your race bib or medal to receive a complimentary PIER 39…

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May 2018

Build-A-Bear Workshop Grand Opening

May 4 @ 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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Spring Wine Pour

May 18 @ 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 18th! Stroll The PIER and stop by participating businesses to enjoy wine tastings, exclusive discounts, 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, discounts at participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass and more.…

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June 2018

World Oceans Day at Aquarium of the Bay

June 8 - June 9

Celebrate World Oceans Day, June 8, at Aquarium of the Bay on PIER 39 Free admission for children 12 and under on June 8, World Oceans Day Special educational programs and information on preventing marine litter Beach clean-up event on June 9, at Aquatic Park, San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay joins the United Nations and conservation organizations around the globe on World Oceans Day to celebrate the wealth and beauty of the oceans, and to encourage solutions to the…

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STRAWS Screenings at the Sea Lion Center

June 9 - September 2

Visit the Sea Lion Center at PIER 39 for free screenings of the award-winning documentary film STRAWS every weekend this summer through September 3rd. The free half-hour screenings at the Sea Lion Center begin at 1:30pm and are followed by a discussion with an Aquarium of the Bay Educator.  With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (30 minutes) leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the…

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July 2018

July 4th Celebration at The PIER

July 4

Witness the skies sparkle red, white and blue as PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with a day of fun for the whole family! Start your day with live entertainment on Entrance Plaza Stage featuring Tainted Love -- the best of the 80s LIVE! from 3-6pm.  At approximately 9:30pm, look to the sky for the City & County of San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks display. On your way out, be sure to stop by the Monster Energy Truck on the 4th of July.  The Monster…

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Pay Your Age Day at Build-A-Bear Workshop

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Join Build-A-Bear Workshop at PIER 39 for their first-ever Pay Your Age Day! On July 12, you can pay your age for any furry friend in the Workshop!* It’s easy – how old you are is how much your furry friend costs. It’s their biggest in-store deal EVER – and it’s a special offer for Bonus Club members. If you’re not a Bonus Club member, it’s free and easy to join! Join now to save time, or sign up in…

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August 2018

Alcatraz Book Signing with Jim Albright at Alcatraz Gift Shop

Book Signing with Jim Albright

August 10 - August 11

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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Outdoor Movie Night Featuring School of Rock

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 on Friday, August 24th for Outdoor Movie Night, featuring the film, "School of Rock". Before the show, don't forget to grab a bite to eat at one of our 14 full-service restaurants.  In a hurry?  Swing by an eatery to pick up quick and convenient to-go meal to enjoy screen-side.  Also, be sure to take advantage of special giveaways and discounts from the PIER 39 table. At 8pm, settle in for the free screening…

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October 2018

Fleet Week Celebration at PIER 39

October 2 - October 7

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 and an impressive air show that includes the Blue Angels. PIER 39 joins the celebration with live entertainment from local and military bands, interactive exhibits, military vehicles and displays, and more. Schedule of Events: Tuesday, October 2 1 - 2 PM:  32nd Street Brass Band from Navy Band Southwest -…

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40th Birthday Fireworks Saturday, October 13

40th Birthday Celebration & Fireworks at PIER 39

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s a celebration four decades in the making!  Please join PIER 39 on Saturday, October 13th for a night filled with music, fun and fireworks.  Start your evening at the smartwater Stage at the Bay End of PIER 39 with live music.  Don't miss a special appearance by PIER 39's beloved mascot, Salty the Sea Lion.  At approximately 8:30 PM, ooh and ahh at the sky above PIER 39 as it is illuminated by a dazzling fireworks display. Check back for…

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November 2018

Celebrate Diwali at PIER 39

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There’s no better way to celebrate the Festival of Lights than with family and friends at a magical fireworks show that will illuminate the sky over the San Francisco Bay!  This celebration, sponsored by Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea, will whisk you away to a far-away land inspired by the sights, sounds and smells of India. Enjoy delicious tea samplings from the Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea Cart and experience tea cup and rickshaw rides.  Get a henna tattoo, paint-your-own…

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Winter Wine Pour at PIER 39

Winter Wine Pour

November 30 @ 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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