This annual event features traditional songs of the sea from talented local and international artists.
Previously a one-day music event, the 2016 Sea Music Festival will be held over three Saturday evenings, one in September, one in October, and one in November.
Each concert will take place at 8pm on either the historic vessel Balclutha or Eureka.
The Hyde Street Pier is on the western side of Fisherman's Wharf at the end of Hyde Street at Jefferson Street.
Buses: There are several Muni buses that drop within a few blocks of the Sea Music Festival. You can take the 2, 4, 8, 18, 24, 27, 28, 39, 44, 47, 54, 56, 58, 72, 74, 76, or 91.
F Streetcar: If you are coming from a location along Market Street, this is a great option. You can pick it up on Market Street and take it along the waterfront to Fisherman's Wharf. You will get off at the Jefferson and Taylor Street stops.
Powell/Hyde Cable Car: The Powell/Hyde Cable Car runs from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf. It will drop you about a block from the Hyde Street Pier. Once you arrive, simply walk down the hill toward the historic boats and you will find the Sea Music Festival activities.
Driving & Parking: Parking in Fisherman's Wharf is expensive and hard to find. If you are lucky, you might find some street parking. The downside of street parking is that these spots usually have a limit of two hours and they frequently issue tickets to those who go over. You can also check out the Ghirardelli Square Garage or the garage at Pier 39. Both cost $30 or more for an entire day of parking.
Maritime Museum: The Maritime Museum is a free history museum across the street from the Hyde Street Pier. It chronicles the events that took place in the Fisherman's Wharf district including how the fishing industry started, what happened during the Gold Rush in the mid- to late-1800s, and how it became such a popular destination today. Click here for pictures and tips on visiting this SF museum.
Ghirardelli Square: This old chocolate factory is now home to more than a dozen stores and restaurants. In addition, you will find four Ghirardelli Chocolate stores. Step inside to sample their amazing creations and see three old-time chocolate-making machines in action. Click here for pictures and to learn more about what there is to see and do here.
Pier 39: One of the top stops in this district is Pier 39. On this pier, you will find shopping, restaurants, and places to sample local wines. You can also see and learn more about the sea lions that live here most of the year. One of my favorite stops here is the Aquarium of the Bay where you can learn more about all the plants and animals that call the SF Bay home. Click here for a full list of activities on Pier 39.
You will find a number of great places to stay nearby. Fisherman's Wharf is one of the most popular places for hotels. In this district, you will find everything from budget friendly motels to five star beauties. Click here for my recommendations in this district.
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