San Francisco May 2024

San Francisco May 2024 Events

San Francisco May 2024 Events

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in San Fran

Average temperature low and high: 51° - 64°
In May, San Francisco weather stays relatively mild and cool with low humidity. Nearing the beginning of summer, temperatures reach low to mid-60s. Be aware that this is the time of year when the famous San Francisco fog starts to roll in, causing it to still be pretty misty. However, don't let that stop you from exploring the awesome sites and activities that the city has to offer. Some events may be postponed or different this year due to COVID-19, we will do our best to update this page with any new information.

May Event Calendar

Fremont Burger & Brew Fest

Fremont Burger & Brew Fest

Enjoy craft beers and juicy burgers at the Fremont Burger and Brew Fest. Try a variety of ice-cold brews from the Bay Area's best breweries, and in between burger tastings, you can browse an assortment of goods from local artisans. Don't miss the Burger Competition, where chefs vie to build the best burger. Although general admission is free, tasting tickets start at $40 and include unlimited pours.

BottleRock Napa Valley

BottleRock Napa Valley

Napa is most synonymous with wine, as it is in the heart of California’s wine country. However, on Labor Day weekend, rock bands of all genres show up alongside RottleRock’s signature and unique culinary shows.

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Carnaval San Francisco

Carnaval San Francisco

Celebrate the annual Carnaval San Francisco with delicious cuisine, music, art, and more. Festival tickets are free and tickets are available for the parade online.

Bay Area Dance Week

Bay Area Dance Week

This Bay Area Dance Week event is hosted by Dancer’s Group at the Bay Area San Francisco. Come with your friends, family, and colleagues to enjoy over 400 free performances, workshops, and classes. More than 700 artists, groups, and organizations are joining Dance Week. There will be free events, kickoffs, and awards. The events are free.

Sol Blume

Sol Blume

The fifth annual Sol Blume music festival returns May 3-5. A celebration of music, art, diversity, and culture, the three-day event features R&B, soul, and hip-hop performances, interactive art experiences, local vendors, and food and drinks in the heart of Sacramento. This year's performers include Snoh Aalegra, Kay Traminé, SZA, and more. General admission and VIP passes are available. Get tickets now.

Science of Cocktails

Science of Cocktails

Science of Cocktails is one of the largest fundraiser events in San Francisco. Enjoy quality time with your family and friends while sipping specialty cocktails and munching on tasty snacks. You'll also be treated to several science demonstrations regarding alcohol and over 600 interactive exhibits via the "After Dark" part of your ticket. You must be 21+ to participate.

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San Francisco Events in May

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 01 at Oasis DICK & FUDGE - Drag King Cabaret
Thu, May 02 at 1015 Folsom Eliminate
Fri, May 03 at The Great Northern ORCHESTRAL RENDITION OF DR. DRE: 2001
Fri, May 03 at Audio OCULA
Fri, May 03 at 1015 Folsom San Pacho
Sat, May 04 at Audio Durante
Sat, May 04 at The Great Northern LF System
Sat, May 04 at Oasis Princess: STAR WARS - May the Fourth!
Fri, May 10 at Audio NICO DE ANDREA
Fri, May 10 at Oasis REPARATIONS w/ MHI'YA IMAN LE'PAIGE
Thu, May 16 at 1015 Folsom Mr. Bill
Sat, May 18 at Oasis PRINCESS W/ MORPHINE (RPDR S16)
Things to do in San Francisco

Things to Do in San Francisco in May

Spend the day at the Ferry Building Marketplace

Spend the day at the Ferry Building Marketplace
Located in Embarcadero, the Ferry Building Marketplace is known as a stunning piece of architecture and hosts an array of artisan food and niche shops. Stop by Blue Bottle for a delicious latté, then make your way to Hog Island Oyster Company for fresh oysters. The indoor marketplace is the perfect place to explore with friends, family or colleagues!

Visit the Alcatraz Prison

Visit the Alcatraz Prison
Visit one of the most notorious abandoned prisons in American history. Alcatraz was home to some of the most dangerous inmates in the country, including Al “Scarface” Capone and Robert Stroud “Birdman of Alcatraz.” The Prison was known for being escape-proof during its 29 years of operation. The island is accessible by ferry from Fisherman’s Wharf. Purchase ferry and tour tickets through Alcatraz Cruises which start at $38.35 for adults. Be sure to book in advance as tickets often sell out!