Fleet Week / October 10–12

Celebrate Fleet Week at Ghirardelli Square with FREE kids events!

Ghirardelli Square is front row to the amazing airshow and parade of ships. It’s the perfect place to have a glass of wine and lunch to watch the show. Join the excitement as the United States Navy Blue Angels, the Navy Parade of Ships and HADR demonstrations take place in front of Ghirardelli Square. Best places to watch (from land): Aquatic Park (Jefferson and Hyde streets), the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, other waterfront spots at Fisherman’s Wharf, and Coit Tower.

October 11th & 12th
Saturday & Sunday
Located in West Plaza

Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Balloon Artist, & Patriotic Rubber Ducky Fishing
Free event and open to the public.

Halloween / October 25

Celebrate Halloween & Wharf Fest at Ghirardelli Square! Join us on Saturday, October 25th from noon – 4pm in the West Plaza. We’ll have face painting, henna tattoos and a magician available for your goblins and ghosts of all ages. This event is free and open to the public and costumes are encouraged.

Wharf Fest info:

Wharf Fest, a free Fisherman’s Wharf festival, returns to San Francisco’s iconic neighborhood for the second year. The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District is throwing the ultimate festival to celebrate San Francisco’s historic waterfront district and invite Bay Area locals to visit the district after the tourist season has ended and before San Francisco’s fabulous fall climate fades away. This year’s festival will include a chowder cook-off competition, maritime themed activities, a bike decorating contest, and a “trashy” fashion show. The day will be topped off with a screening of the “Best of the Fest” animated films from the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival and a spectacular fireworks show at PIER 39.

The Festival will be held on the Little Embarcadero from Taylor to Powell Streets and in the parking lot at Jefferson and Taylor, under the famous Fisherman’s Wharf Sign.

Saturday October 25, 2014
Street Festival: 11am–6pm
Neighborhood Festivities Continue Until 9pm

Toddler Time at Ghirardelli Square / Thursdays, 10am–noon

Calling children of all ages to join us in the West Plaza every Thursday from 10am–noon for free children’s entertainment. New performers or activities will be available each week. Come on over for face painting, story time, bubbles and more!

Tree Lighting Ceremony / November 28

Ghirardelli Square hosts the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony where visitors can take part in the Ghirardelli Square’s gift to the city at this very special event that has become a tradition for many Bay Area families.

Festivities will include live music, children’s entertainment and a visit from Santa.

Additional information and details coming soon.

Light the Menorah / December

Ghirardelli Square hosts the Annual Light the Menorah Celebration where visitors can join Rabbi Peretz Mochkin in lighting the 1st candle of the Menorah – a celebration for the entire family.

Additional information and details coming soon.

UnCorked Wine Festival / May

Ghirardelli Square hosts the annual UnCorked Wine Festival where we bring over 50 top-tier wineries, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations by top San Francisco chefs, and wine education seminars. Uncorked partners with local nonprofit organization, Save The Bay, and will donate a portion of proceeds raised from ticket sales to support the organization’s efforts to protect, restore, and celebrate the San Francisco Bay.

Additional information and details coming soon.

Independence Day / July 4

Ghirardelli Square is center stage to San Francisco’s July 4 celebration. The city sets off fireworks from the end of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39. Best places to watch (from land): Aquatic Park (Jefferson and Hyde streets), the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, other waterfront spots at Fisherman’s Wharf, and Coit Tower.

Additional information and details coming soon.

Chocolate Festival / September

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company hosts the annual Chocolate Festival benefiting Project Open Hand every September at Ghirardelli Square. This two-day celebration of chocolate will feature sampling by some of the finest local dessert companies and of course Ghirardelli Chocolate! Come enjoy live music, chef demonstrations, ice cream eating contests and more.

Additional information and details coming soon.