San Francisco September 2024

San Francisco September 2024 Events

San Francisco September 2024 Events

San Francisco in September is the Perfect Time to be Outside

Average temperature low and high: 56°- 71°
Sunny, cool, and beautiful, September is San Francisco's warmest month, topping out merely in the 70s. The weather makes it the perfect time to head out, perhaps with a light jacket, and enjoy San Francisco. Whether it's a taste of history and San Fran's unique culture, a bike ride across a marvel of engineering, or anything else that might cross your mind, San Francisco has you covered.

September Event Calendar

Startup World Cup

Startup World Cup

Pegasus Tech Ventures is bringing the Startup World Cup to San Francisco. It will feature conferences and competitions that bring together the top startups, investors, entrepreneurs, and tech CEOs from around the world. Competitors will compete for a top prize of a $1 million investment. Anyone interested in competing can register online.

Northern California Rum Festival

Northern California Rum Festival

Join in the 8th annual Northern California Rum Festival. The event features more than 20 Rum brands serving delicious rums to about 700 to 800 participants. With lots of educational events and tastings, the NoCal Rum Festival is divided into several sessions starting from 2 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. 

Day to Night Festival

Day to Night Festival

This one-day festival on San Francisco's Treasure Island is a day in paradise for electronic music lovers. With its eclectic mix of EDM, the Day Night Festival is unlike most other concerts. Featuring Duke Dumont, a sunset set by Gordo and many other artists, this festival will have you dancing in the sun and into the moonlight. Tickets start at $50, with special discounts for early arrival and group bookings. There are also some great VIP bundles for those wanting to experience the concert slightly differently. This event is for attendees 21 and over.

Haight-Ashbury Street Fair

Haight-Ashbury Street Fair

Spend your summer day at Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, one of the most colorful fairs there is. There will be live music, food vendors, and merchandise. The most interesting part, however, is the people. Always crowded, yuppies mingle with deadheads and punks at this free one-of-a-kind fair.

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival

Listen to the smooth, dulcet tones of the best jazz musicians at the Monterey Jazz Festival.  Nine stages will feature five hundred musicians, and in between performances, attendees are free to sit in on seminars, lectures, and workshops.  Local restaurants and food trucks will be supplying an array of culinary options, and booths will be displaying handcrafted goods from local artisans.  

Whiskies of the World - San Francisco

Whiskies of the World - San Francisco

Combine your love of great whiskey, delicious food and music next to gorgeous San Francisco Bay. The semi-annual event will bring together the finest group of distillers from all over the world to share their knowledge and provide samples of all types of whiskey. Over 100 whiskies, including Bourbon, Irish, Scotch, Japanese and more, will be featured so you can try and compare the different flavors and notes. There will also be an opportunity to meet with distillers, participate in a Whiskey Masterclass and sign up for the Cigar and Whisky pairing. General admission tickets start from $99.

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The Chinatown Merchants Association presents the 2023 San Francisco Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival. Offering two days of food, lion dancers, dragon parades and plenty more, this free event provides a chance for individuals to learn more about the heritage of Chinatown - all while having fun in the process.

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.

Tiburon Wine Festival

Tiburon Wine Festival

Head out to the 40th annual Tiburon Wine Festival - one of the Bay Area’s most popular wine events. Individuals will have the chance to experience over 55+ wines and choose from ten local restaurants while being entertained by live music and the beautiful bay view. Some of this year’s participating restaurants include The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina, Woodlands Market, Luna Blu, Sam's Anchor Cafe and lots more. The Tiburon Wine Festival is a 21+ event, so bring a valid government-issued photo ID. Tickets are $95 and will take place rain or shine.

Whiskey Expo

Whiskey Expo

Whiskey Expo is certainly the best event for whiskey enthusiasts to enjoy tastings from various distillers. Whiskey Expo features over 100+ whiskey samples, a dinner buffet, cigars, whiskey mixing, famous distillers and brand ambassadors to share more knowledge. 21+ only. Buy tickets.

San Francisco Events in September

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Things to do in San Francisco

Things to Do in San Francisco in September

Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge

Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is an icon of San Francisco and the most photographed bridge in the world. However, why see it, when you can conquor the 1.7 miles of steel and asphalt by biking from one end to the other. Open from sunrise to sunset, you can stop by Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals near the bridge, where rentals start at $36 a day.

Go vintage shopping in Haight Ashbury

Go vintage shopping in Haight Ashbury
The Haight-Ashbury District was once central to the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Once the home to rock stars like Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and Jimi Hendrix, Haight-Ashbury is a mix of the past and present. Murals and monuments dot the homes and vintage clothing stores that evoke the free spirit of the 1960s.