Presidents Day Weekend in San Francisco 2022

Jill on a windy day at the Golden Gate Bridge

by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: January 31, 2022

Presidents Day Weekend in San Francisco offers live theater performances and concerts, whale watching tours, excellent museum exhibits, professional hockey, and more.

This year's holiday is on Monday, February 21. All events and activities below are for the weekend of February 18 - 21.

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President's Day Weekend activities in San Francisco

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child at the Curran Theatre

Harry Potter

Dates: 1/11 - 9/4

Location: Curran Theatre 

Tickets: Find tickets for all performances this month

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is on stage this Presidents Day Weekend in San Francisco. It's the story of Harry Potter's young son that is on his way to Hogwarts. This award winning show is making waves around the world. 

Potter is now married with three kids and is a teacher at Hogwarts. As his young son starts his journey at this famous school, he learns that he needs to face many of the same challenges that his father faced. See how he does as he fights his own battles.

This Broadway show is wildly popular, so make sure to pick up your tickets as soon as you can. 

>> Additional theater productions this weekend

SF Bay Cruises for Presidents Day Weekend in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

Dates: Daily

Head out on the water this Presidents Day Weekend in San Francisco. You will find dozens of cruises each day that offer you the chance to get amazing views of our waterfront attractions.

Most cruises also include narration, so you can learn more about SF's history and our top attractions. You will cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz, and along our northern coast. 

Here are just a few of the top options this weekend.

Hotel Deals

Make sure to check out the links below for deals on top hotels. I recommend booking early for Presidents Day Weekend in San Francisco as there are many highly popular events, so hotels will book up early!

BookingFind great deals all around San Francisco for your upcoming stay

TripAdvisorWhat's the #1 hotel in San Francisco? Read reviews & find hotel deals on TripAdvisor!

VRBO: In addition to hotels, you'll also find some great places to stay locally through VRBO. Book an apartment or a room and feel more like a local. Find some great places to stay on VRBO here

Free Walking Tours

Japanese Tea Garden

Dates: All weekend long

A great way to get to know San Francisco more intimately is on the free guided walking tours offered daily by the SF Public Library. 

This Presidents Day weekend, you have lots of neighborhoods and themes to choose from, ranging from the Japanese Tea Garden and the Hidden History of Fisherman's Wharf on Friday, to the Golden Gate Bridge and the Victorian Homes of SF on Sunday. 

Many more tours will be offered all weekend. Take a look at the full schedule to pick the ones that best suit your interests.

>> Full schedule for this weekend

SF Symphony

SF Symphony

Dates: 2/17 - 2/20

Location: Davies Symphony Hall

This holiday weekend, there is one different program offered at the SF Symphony. 

This weekend, you can catch Simon, Price & Brahms on 2/17, 2/18, & 2/19. You can also see Music for the Families: Music Around the World - Percussion on Saturday 2/19 at 2 pm.

A visit to the symphony makes for a lovely day or evening in the Civic Center district.

>> Full 2022 calendar for the SF Symphony

Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus

Hop On Hop Off

Dates: Any day this weekend

An easy way to get around SF is the Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus. This is a city tour that lets you go at your own pace, and choose your own destinations from among more than 20 stops at the most important attractions. 

Simply get tickets for one day, and hop on or off as many times as you'd like. The bus will take you to Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Union Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, and many more popular sights. 

>> Book in advance online

Traveling Exhibits at Our Local Museums

SF Asian Art Museum

Dates: All Weekend Long

This President's Day Weekend in San Francisco you will find a variety of traveling exhibits at our museum. Some of my top picks include: 

Patrick Kelley: Runway of Love at the de Young Museum of Fine Art

Art of California: Greater than the Sum at the Museum of Modern Art

Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain at the Legion of Honor

You can also click the link below for a full list of exhibits on display this weekend.

>> Find additional exhibits at all SF museums this weekend

Concerts This Weekend

Concerts in SF

Dates: Several this weekend

This Presidents Day Weekend in San Francisco offers dozens of concerts in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. 

Top shows include those at the Warfield, the Nob Hill Masonic Center, and the Fillmore.

You will find additional shows in Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose all weekend long.

>> Full schedule of concerts in SF this weekend

Free Things to Do in San Francisco

Free Activities in SF

A trip to San Francisco can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. 

If you know where to look, you can visit hundreds of famous sights, events, and museums for free, and even get free guided tours so you can really understand what you're looking at.

Click the link below for a complete list of insider's tips on how and when to get free admission and tours.

>> Find a list of all the free things to do in SF 

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