Upcoming Special Events

Third Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Third Street Bridge ("Lefty O'Doul Bridge")
The Third Street Bridge, also known as the "Lefty O'Doul Bridge", is scheduled for rehabilitation work to sustain the integrity of the bridge and to address corrosion issues. The project will involve; repairs or replacement of damaged steel members, welds, concrete counterweights, support piles, bridge fenders, spot removal of rust and associated priming and recoating, removal and replacement of the steel bridge deck and other associated work. This is a unique project that will involve the use of underwater divers, barges, rafts, temporary installation of protective barriers and containment curtains.  Construction activity on the main rehabilitation phase is anticipated to begin in early 2018 and is anticipated to last for approximately 18 months.  At some points during the rehabilitation and construction phase, access to the bridge may be limited or closed to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic. We will be working closely with surrounding residents and businesses in the area to coordinate and minimize impacts during these anticipated closures. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians during San Francisco Giants home games.  Nighttime and weekend construction activity may be required. Full traffic plan with detours and alternative routes will be made available as the project nears.  *Please note that the construction schedule is subject to change due to rain, equipment breakdown, and/or unforeseen field conditions. Please see posted "No Parking" barricade signs for exact parking restrictions during construction.
For updates, alternative routes and more information, please visit: http://www.sfpublicworks.org/thirdstreetbridge


Cirque du Soleil VOLTA
Parking Lot A
November 15, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Cirque du Soleil VOLTA is a theatrical performance incorporating circus styles from around the world, street sport cultures, acrobatics and a live melodic score.
Expected Attendance: 2,500 per day
For information, please visit: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/


PIER 39 Holiday Tree Lighting & Show
Pier 39
November 20, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Nightly Tree Lighting Show - PIER 39 is spreading Holiday cheer on San Francisco’s Waterfront!  The PIER is unwrapping a new, nightly tree lighting show on its 60’ Christmas tree at the top of each hour from 5 -10pm, November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019.  Synchronized to Holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors, adorned with thousands of specialty lights and ornaments.  These dazzling tree lighting moments take center stage all season long.  Get into the spirit of the season at PIER 39 while shopping, dining and strolling The PIER. Visitors will also enjoy local community Holiday performances, writing letters to Santa and more!  Help a child in need during the Holidays by donating a new, unwrapped toy to the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program at participating locations on The PIER.

For information, please visit: https://www.pier39.com/happierholidays/


Delancey Street Christmas Tree Lot
Pier 32
November 24, 2018 - December 24, 2018
The 26th annual fundraising event of a Christmas tree sales lot on Pier 32 by Delancey Street Foundation.
Expected Attendance: 100 per day
For information, please visit: http://delanceytrees.org/


New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration
Central Waterfront
December 31, 2018 / Midnight
New Year's Eve Fireworks
Expected Attendance: 100,000+
For information, contact: TBD

Street Closures: as required by San Francisco Police Department (SFPD)


The Midway's New Years Day Party
The Midway
January 1, 2019

Marin Street Enterprises Inc. hosts the 19th Annual Breakfast of Champions at The Midway (900 Marin) for a New Year's Day celebration.
Expected Attendance: 5,000
For information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-midway-nye-2019-little-dragon-modeselek...

Street Closures: 

Monday, December 31, 2018, 6 am to Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 11:59 pm​
Marin Street between Illinois Street and Easterly Terminus
Michigan Street between Cesar Chavez and Marin Streets
Intersection: Michigan Street at Marin Street
(Local Access Allowed on Michigan Street via Cesar Chavez and Marin Street via Illinois) 


YMCA Chinese New Year Run
The Embarcadero
March 3, 2019
The CCHP Chinese New Year Run is an annual fundraiser benefiting Chinatown YMCA’s Physical Education Program (PEP) and Community Center, which serves 1,600 youth and families in Chinatown with wellness and community programs each week. 
Expected Attendance: 1,400
For information, please visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/19736/chinatown-ymca-41st-annual-cchp...

Street Closures: 

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 6 am to 11 am
Walter U. Lum Place between Washington and Clay Streets

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 7 am to 9:30 am
Grant Avenue between California Street and Pacific Avenue
Pacific Avenue between Grant Avenue and Stockton Street
Stockton Street (northbound traffic lane only) between Pacific Avenue and North Point Street
North Point Street (eastbound traffic lane only) between Stockton Street and southbound Embarcadero
Southbound Embarcadero (bike lane and one lane of traffic only) between North Point and Washington Streets
Washington Street (one westbound traffic lane only) between southbound Embarcadero and Battery Street
Battery Street (most westerly traffic lane only) between Washington and Pine Streets
Pine Street (most northerly traffic lane only) between Battery Street and Grant Avenue
Kearny Street (most easterly parking and traffic lanes only) between Pine and Clay Streets


Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon San Francisco
April 7, 2019
Run the Golden Gate Bridge at the 2019 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco! This boutique bucket list race features a show-stopping course that treats you to picturesque views of the San Francisco Bay and is jam packed with music and entertainment from start to finish. Grab your best running buddies and register for 2019 today!
Expected Participants: TBD
For information, please visit: https://www.runrocknroll.com/en/events/san-francisco

Street Closures: TBD


Moving Day San Francisco 2019
Herb Caen Way
May 5, 2019

Moving Day San Francisco is our annual fundraising walk event. It is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities both large and small in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This celebration of movement will feature a family friendly walk course, a kids area, a caregivers relaxation tent and a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates, etc. all proven to help manage the symptoms of PD.  It is ‘A day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves YOU!’
Expected Participants: TBD
For information, please visit: https://movingdaywalk.org/event/moving-day-san-francisco/


2019 San Francisco Kidney Walk
Herb Caen Way
June 9, 2019
The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk is invigorating, inspiring and amazing.  That’s because the Kidney Walk is not just about kidney disease. It’s about people. It's about the patients, families, and people at risk. It's about individuals walking to help improve and extend people's lives. It's about people from across the country raising vital funds and helping the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) expand the public conversation from kidney disease to kidney health.  The time is NOW and the person is YOU! Be a part of a community of 85,000 individuals at nearly 100 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.
Expected Participants: TBD
For information, please visit: http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/NKFServingtheWest?fr_id=9040&pg=en...


PurpleStride 2019
Herb Caen Way
June 23, 2019

PurpleStrength. PurpleSpirit. PurpleStride.  PurpleStride fuels progress. And thanks to those who fundraise for PurpleStride, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is able to continue advancing research, serving more patients and families, and being the leading provider of pancreatic cancer services and information in the world.
Expected Attendance: TBD
For more information, please visit: http://support.pancan.org/site/TR/PurpleStride/PurpleStride?pg=entry&fr_id=1691


Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim
Golden Gate Bridge
July 27, 2019
Swimmers will now have a chance to say "I swam the Golden Gate!"  Swimmers will board a ferry in Sausalito and finish at East Ft. Baker at Horseshoe Cove. This is a “Golden” opportunity!  Note: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.
Expected Attendance: 300
For information, contact: TBD

Street Closures:

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 12:01AM to 2PM
Jefferson Street between Hyde Street and Westerly Terminus


San Francisco Marathon
The Embarcadero
July 28, 2019
The 42nd running of The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon (Full Marathon, 1st Half Marathon, 2nd Half Marathon, 5K and Ultramarathon) will fill San Francisco’s streets with over 27,500 runners on July 28th, 2019. Runners will enjoy waterfront miles along the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Crissy Field; feel their heart pound as they race across the Golden Gate Bridge; speed past landmarks like Coit Tower, Golden Gate Park, and AT&T Park; and pound the pavement through San Francisco’s liveliest neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury and The Mission.
Expected Participants: TBD
For information, please visit: http://www.thesfmarathon.com/

Street Closures: TBD


Bridge to Bridge Run 2019
The Embarcadero
August 25, 2019
Expected Participants: TBD
For information, please visit: TBD

Street Closures: TBD


San Francisco Giant Race 2019
September 8, 2019
2019 will be a year-long celebration of 10 years of Giant Racing in San Francisco. Giant Racers will get to wear the commemorative 10th anniversary logo on race apparel, and the AT&T Park area will host several special event celebrations during this historic year. We are excited to pay homage to the racers, partners and spectators who have joined us throughout the 10 historic years of the San Francisco Giant Race Presented By Alaska Airlines! We’ll be adding more opportunities to celebrate throughout 2019. In the meantime, register today for the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or Kids Race/Family Relay to secure your spot at the start line of the best race in the league.
Expected Participants: TBD
For information, please visit: http://race-sfgiants.com/san-francisco/

Street Closures: TBD




Revised 12/17/2018