San Francisco October 2023

San Francisco October 2023 Events

San Francisco October 2023 Events

A Chill and Adventure is in San Francisco's October Air.

Average temperature low and high: 65°- 75°
San Francisco is almost always pleasant, making San Francisco a popular destination all year round. October is no different. One of the centers of American history and culture, the city once called The Paris of the West has a lot to take in. Whatever it is you want to do - from parks in the sunshine to nightclubs in the moonlight - San Francisco has it and so much more. California will lift its mask mandates and businesses will resume full operations on June 15th.

October Event Calendar

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Don't miss the best Bluegrass music festival in the Bay area.  Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has remained completely free and unsponsored since its conception in 2001 and has featured such names as Emmylou Harris, Hazel Dickens, and Ricky Skaggs, to name a few.  In between sets, grab delicious food from local vendors and meet other bluegrass lovers. This year's lineup includes Valerie June, John Doe Folk Trio, The Church, and many more.

Litquake San Francisco's Literary Festival

Litquake San Francisco\'s Literary Festival

Book lovers and booze lovers can come together for Litquake San Francisco's Literary Festival, a nearly month-long event of literary readings, author spotlights, and all things bookish mixed with your favorite drinks. Be sure to check back soon and browse to see what in-person events may interest you on the online calendar - many are free.

San Francisco Breakaway Music Festival

The Breakaway Music Festival is coming to the Bay Area this October at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. This year’s lineup includes artists like DJ Snake & Madeon, Walker & Royce, Alan Walker, NGHTMRE, Big Gigantic & lots more. There will be numerous food and drink vendors open all day - including bars for those 21+. Be sure to check out the silent disco presented by White Claw. Tickets are available to purchase now.

Biketoberfest Marin

BIKETOBERFEST is an annual event for everyone, not just bike lovers. Individuals can spend the day listening to live music, sampling from 30 beers, eating good food, checking out other bikes, and going on group rides. Some of this year’s local brewers include Almanac Beer Co., Ghost Town Brewing, BareBottle Brew Co. and lots more. Advanced tickets are on sale now for $35 - Tickets are $50 on the day of the event.

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

The Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival celebrates its 51st edition this year, bringing back rustic fun centered around everyone's favorite giant gourd. Amidst this old-fashioned festival, you'll find everything from pumpkin-inspired food and drink to pumpkin carving fun, costume contests, games, and The Great Pumpkin Fun Run. Find the time between activities to enjoy the live music, harvest-inspired knick-knacks, and, of course, grab a photo op with a 2,000-pound pumpkin, aka the Grand Champion Gourd. One of California's oldest, biggest and most popular festivals, this event is free to enter, and the whole family is invited.

San Francisco Events in October


Theater & Headliners



Upcoming Events

Sun, Oct 01 at Monarch 2MANYDJS (dj set) Portola After Party
Sun, Oct 01 at The Great Northern Portola After Party ft Chaos in the CBD, Avalon Emerson, Mishka
Sun, Oct 01 at Love and Propaganda Brazilian Sunset "Tarde Brasileira" @ Love + Propaganda
Thu, Oct 05 at Oasis The Rocky Horror Show - PREVIEW PERFORMANCE
Fri, Oct 06 at Oasis The Rocky Horror Show
Fri, Oct 06 at Monarch Blank Banshee
Fri, Oct 06 at Audio TINLICKER (DJ SET) + EMBRZ
Fri, Oct 06 at Love and Propaganda Love + Propaganda Fridays
Fri, Oct 06 at 1015 Folsom X-COAST
Fri, Oct 06 at Oasis Frank-n-Furter's Halloween Bash
Sat, Oct 07 at Monarch Electric Fields Day + Night - Ash Lauryn, Marques Wyatt, Tara Brooks, David
Sat, Oct 07 at Monarch Electric Fields Day + Night - Ash Lauryn, Marques Wyatt, David Harness and.
Things to do in San Francisco

Things to Do in San Francisco in October

Speakeasy at Bourbon and Branch

Speakeasy at Bourbon and Branch
Located a few blocks from Union Square, amid the Tenderloin, is a small speakeasy called Bourbon and Branch. Having operated continuously since the mid-1800s and surviving Prohibition, Bourbon and Branch retains its old-school vibe. While it requires knowing a password to enter or having a reservation, do not let that dissuade you. The lovingly crafted cocktails make the extra steps worth it.

Pier 39

Pier 39
Located on the northern side of the city and overlooking Alcatraz, Pier 39 is a place to spend an entire day if you felt so inclined. Sea lions line the pier, with restaurants, shops, and cafes occupying most of the pier. Popular places include Crabcakes and Sweets, Chowders, and the Candy Baron candy shop.