Four Ways to Celebrate Labor Day in San Francisco

August 31, 2021

In San Francisco, long weekends mean more opportunity to explore the endless attractions, sights and events that the city has to offer. With Labor Day right around the corner, we’ve curated a list of exciting happenings near The Harrison to give you a head start on planning the perfect weekend. With so much to offer, this vibrant city is the place to be this Labor Day weekend – and every weekend. Read on to discover what you can look forward to this upcoming holiday weekend. 


What’s a long weekend without cheering on your home team? Baseball enthusiasts can head over to Oracle Park—set just  one mile from The Harrison—to cheer on the San Francisco Giants as they compete against the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 3 – September 5 on their home field. Since originally opening in 2000, Oracle Park has been lauded as one of the most beautiful ballparks. Pick up your stadium treats, sit back with friends and soak up stunning views of the Bay Bridge and the bay. Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance to guarantee a seat. 


Nothing beats a day on the water. Embark on an unforgettable adventure with a sailing tour this holiday weekend. The San Francisco Sailing Company, conveniently located at Pier 39, offers daily sailing tours, including a 90-minute sail, sunset sail and Golden Gate sail. You can take in panoramic views of the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz — among a number of other notable sites. Between the weather, waves, and wind, you’re in for a memorable experience.


The Orpheum Theatre is located just two miles from The Harrison, which puts you in close proximity to some of the best shows around. This Labor Day weekend, BroadwaySF will be showcasing the Broadway smash hit musical, Hamilton. This acclaimed performance tells the story of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, making it the perfect Labor Day weekend activity. The show takes place from Thursday through Sunday, but be sure to reserve your tickets in advance. 


Soak up some live music at one of San Francisco’s most famous parks. The Golden Gate Band has been offering free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years and is in its 139th season. The band will be putting on a Labor Day Celebration on September 5 and 6. This lively show consists of music, dancers, singers, costumed guest performers and speakers. Consider bringing along a picnic, where you can enjoy a meal on the grassy lawn during the performance. 

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