Saturday in San Francisco: A List of the Top Things to Do Each Week in SF

Jill on a windy day at the Golden Gate Bridge

by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: March 11, 2022

Are you looking for something fun and interesting to do this Saturday in San Francisco? Every week, you will find fun things to do including street fairs, wine tasting festivals, free walking tours, SF Giants baseball and more.

Saturday nights are also full of action. You can enjoy some live music concerts, catch a theater performance or laugh the night away at one of SF's Comedy Clubs.

These are some of the top things to do EVERY Saturday and Saturday night. 

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Top Things to Do on Saturday in San Francisco

Free Walking Tours

Starting at 10am every Saturday morning, you can take one of the SF Public Library's free walking tours. These fun walks cover the history of a certain district, attraction or other place of interest.

You also get the chance to discover some hidden gems throughout the city.

A mural in SF's mission from their Saturday morning walking tour.

On Saturday, you can walk through the Mission Murals (the picture above is from this tour), uncover details about the Castro and stroll through the Japanese Tea Gardens. You don't need to register in advance, just show up a few minutes before it starts to participate.

Click here for a full list of the SF Public Library Walking Tours this Saturday.

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Another fun way to explore the city this Saturday is to follow one of my self-guided walking tours. I wrote each one to highlight the best things to see in each district if you only have one day.

You can visit the Mission to see the oldest building in SF, you can take a hike along the coastal trail in the Presidio or you can see the sights in North Beach.

Each one is free and includes a downloadable itinerary for your journey. Click here for the complete list of tours.

SF Giants Baseball

Starting in April, the SF Giants play at home two to three weekends a month. It's one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday in San Francisco. Through September, catch a game at Oracle Park on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 

Click here for this year's SF Giants Baseball schedule.

Saturday Morning Champagne Brunch Cruise

Do you want to start your Saturday off with a fun cruise around the bay? If so, I recommend checking out the Saturday morning Champagne Brunch Cruise. 

This two-hour cruise offers a hearty breakfast buffet and sparkling wine, juice, coffee, tea, and water. You will see popular attractions such as Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge from below.

It leaves every Saturday (and Sunday) morning at 11 am from Pier 3.

>> Find tickets to this fun, morning cruise

Ferry Building Food Walking Tour

If you want to sample some of SF's amazing food, check out this yummy food walking tour every Saturday. You will stroll through the Ferry Building sampling artisan chocolates, fresh baked bread and some of the bay area's creamiest cheeses.

>> Find ticket availability

Film Festivals

Every year, SF hosts more than 40 film festivals. This means you can find interesting and thought-provoking films from independent filmmakers almost every weekend.

They range from smaller festivals such as the Human Rights Festival to the large International Film Festival every April.

Click here to find a list for this year including detailed schedules for upcoming festivals.

Festivals and Street Fairs

SF is also home to almost a hundred festivals every year. This means you will find at least two or three every weekend. Many run on just Saturday and Sunday, although some are longer.

The Taiko Dojo group performing on Saturday afternoon at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco.

In addition, the spring, summer and falls months offer the perfect weather for SF's famous street fairs. The biggest are the ones you will find in North Beach, the Marina and the Castro.

Click here for details on this year's festivals

Things to Do on Saturday Night in San Francisco

Broadway and Theater Performances

SF features several theater performances every Saturday night. You will find big theater productions such as The Book of Mormon, Hamilton and Wicked. You will also find several small theaters that offer a more intimate setting.

Click here for a full list of performances this weekend in SF

SF Symphony

Another great option for a nice evening on a Saturday in San Francisco is the SF Symphony. Our Symphony performs almost every Saturday night throughout the year. 

They perform everything from Bach to "A Night at the Movies" which features all movie themed songs. Make sure you check out the restaurant options in Hayes Valley either before or after the show too.

Click here for a list of their performances this week and beyond.

Live Music Calendar

SF is home to more than a dozen live music venues. You will find large shows at The Warfield, The Fillmore, and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. You will also find several smaller venues such as Slim's, The Great American Music Hall, and The Independent. 

Click here to check out a list of shows in SF for the next couple of months.

Comedy Shows

One of my favorite Saturday night activities is to head to a live comedy show. Both Cobb's Comedy Club and the Punch Line feature comedians every Saturday night. 

You will find local favorites as well as big name acts such as David Alan Grier, Jon Lovitz, and Kevin McDonald. 

Click here for a list of upcoming performances in SF.

Comments? Questions? Suggestions?

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