Summer is here, which means it's time to enjoy movies in the park! This year, Film Night in the Park will show movies at three locations in San Francisco: Dolores Park, Union Square, and Washington Square Park.
All films are free of charge and begin just before dark, usually between 8pm and 9pm. They recommend that you arrive at least an hour early for music and pre-film drawings.
This year's season starts on June 11 and lasts through September 24.
It's a great opportunity to gather with friends and neighbors to enjoy top-rated films from the last few decades.
|Saturday, June 11||Pitch Perfect (2012)||Dolores Park|
|Saturday, July 23||Finding Nemo (2003)||Union Square|
|Saturday, August 13||The Goonies (1985)||Dolores Park|
|Saturday, August 27||Lost in Translation (2003)||Washington Square Park|
|Saturday, September 10||The Devil Wears Prada (2006)||Union Square|
|Saturday, September 24||Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)||Dolores Park|
This year's Film Night in the Park in Marin County lasts from July - September. All films this year will be at San Anselmo Creek Park.
|July 8||Minions||San Anselmo Creek Park|
|July 15||The Never Ending Story|
|July 16||National Treasure|
|July 22||Jurassic World|
|July 29||Lilo & Stitch|
|August 8||The Intern|
|August 20||Toy Story|
|August 27||Norm of the North|
|September 16||Love the Coopers|
No chairs or seating areas are provided so make sure you bring along a blanket, towel or low chairs to sit on. They discourage you from bringing chairs to sit on during the event as it's too hard for those behind you to see the movie.
They encourage you to come early and bring along the picnic. This will allow you to get a great area to watch the movies before other moviegoers arrive.
Film Night in the Park organizers recommend that you leave your pets at home as to not distract other movie watchers.
In addition to Film Night in the Park, you will also find a number of other free festivals and events in SF every year. These are some of the top events every summer.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: This summer-long event offers three to six cultural performances every week between May and October. They range from family friendly performances to free concerts featuring classical, jazz, and world music. Click here to find this year's schedule.
Sunday Streets: On Sundays between May and October, head out to SF's Sunday Streets. This monthly event features streets closed to traffic for an entire afternoon. You can run, walk or bike for blocks without worrying about car traffic. Each event also features activities, community booths and more. Click here for details.
Union Square Live: Another event this summer that offers free performances is Union Square Live. These events are on Wednesday and on Sunday. All are right in the heart of the city in Union Square. Click here for this year's schedule.
Save Today: One of the best places to find great deals on tickets and tours this summer is on Goldstar.com. On any day, you will find tickets for up to 200 events in SF and the Bay Area at up to half-off the full retail value. It's a great way to see and do more this summer! Click here to take a look at their current selection.
Stern Grove Festival: Every summer, you will find free summer concert series in Stern Grove Park. They last from mid-June to mid-August. All concerts start at 2pm and last for a couple of hours. Click here for this year's line-up!
Outside Lands Music Festival: The Outside Lands Music Festival is one of the largest each summer in San Francisco. For three days in August, local and world-renowned artists take over Golden Gate Park. Click here for details on this year's event.
Giants Baseball: One of my favorite summer activities is hanging out at AT&T Park to watch the Giants play. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon or an evening. Click here for this year's schedule.