Press Releases

Tulipmania

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). 

30th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival

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!