Surprisingly, September is the warmest month of the year with temperatures reaching 70+ degrees. The low will be in the mid-50s.
September Event Calendar
California Rum Festival
Join in the 6th annual California Rum Festival at SOMArts. The event features more than 20 Rum brands serving delicious rums to about 700 to 800 participants. The California Rum Festival is divided into several sessions starting from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Tiki Bazaar is the specialty of this outrageous event.
Summer Brew Fest
The annual Summer Beer Fest features unlimited beers to sample, multiple food trucks with delicious bites to complement the beverages and a cover band. To be held at Golden Gate Fields, the ticket price doesn’t include the food items at food trucks. Available for ages 21+.
Chocolate Festival San Francisco
This event will be the 24th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival San Francisco with an audience of about 40,000 people. This Chocolate Festival is a family-friendly event featuring local chefs, chocolate samples, live music, entertainment, and chocolate cooking demonstrations. Around 30 chocolate booths from different vendors, bakeries, and chocolate companies will be joining.
As the name suggests, the Festa Coloniale Italiana comes with wine tasting, Italian cuisine, famous vendors, live music & performances, and family-friendly stage comedy, available to all ages. To be held at Stockton Street, participants will enjoy authentic Italian live music with the Ricca Italian Dancers.
Things to Do in San Francisco in September
Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge
As the weather starts to warm up, visit one of the most iconic sites of San Francisco and the most photographed bridge in the world. Bike along the bridge for a fun way to explore, but make sure to ride between sunrise and sunset, as the biking portion closes after dark. Stop by Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals located near the bridge, where rentals start at $36 a day.
Go vintage shopping in Haight Ashbury
Littered with countless vintage clothing boutiques, record stores, and coffee shops, this area located in central San Francisco was the birthplace of hippie culture in the Bay. Once home to Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, Haight Ashbury is now a great place to spend the day shopping and marveling over the rich architecture the city has to offer.