Fall Art & Antiques Show
October 3 - October 6. Fort Mason Center. Click the link below for details.
The San Francisco Fall Show is the leading international art, antiques, and design fair on the West Coast. Founded in 1981, the Show features over 50 of the top dealers from around the world, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts representing all styles and periods, including paintings, furniture, precious metals, ceramics, jewelry, rugs, works on paper, books, ethnographic art, and objets d’art. All objects presented for sale by exhibitors are vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a Committee of experts, organized by the Antique Dealers Association of California (ADAC).
October 3 - October 30. Davies Symphony Hall. Click the link below for details.
The world renowned San Francisco Symphony offers more than one hundred events each year, and people from all over come to the elegant Davies Symphony Hall to see their most anticipated San Francisco events in October. This month, you can enjoy Pictures & Percussion (10/17-10/19), Prokofiev & Shostakovich's Leningrad (10/14-10/26), and Get Out—Film with the SF Symphony (10/30).
Golden State Warriors
October 5, 10, 18, 24 & 30. Chase Center. Click link below for details.
Catch the Golden State Warriors in pre-season and season play this October. They play at the brand new Chase Center in SF and a game at their home arena is a must for all basketball lovers.
Castro Street Fair
October 6. Market and Castro Streets. Click the link below for details.
This year is the 46th anniversary of the Castro Street Fair, which was started by Harvey Milk to celebrate the LGBT community and their supporters. The all-day (11am-6pm) fair features gourmet food, live music on two stages, lots of dancing in the streets, and more.
October 6 - October 14. Fisherman’s Wharf & waterfront. Click the link below for details.
Join the crowds that come out to the waterfront every year for SF's Fleet Week to be wowed by the Blue Angels roaring by in formation just overhead. The Blue Angels will perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Festivities will kick off with the Parade of Ships and throughout the week you can watch airshow practices and tour military ships as well.
Hamilton at the Orpheum
Various dates throughout October. Orpheum Theatre. Click the link below for details.
The smash hit Broadway show, Hamilton, will also be on stage all month long. This award winning musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton in a new and fresh way. It walks you through his life including the fateful evening of his death at the hands of our them vice president, Aaron Burr.
SF International Festival of Short Films
October 17 - October 19. Roxie Theater. Click the link below for details.
Over the course of three days, the SF Shorts Festival offers six different programs of films from 17 countries, each set revolving around a different theme, for example: "being fearless in discovery," "the push and pull of passion, obsession, and desire," and "our impact on others.”
Brews on the Bay
October 19. S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien on Pier 45 in Fisherman’s Wharf. Click the link below for details.
If you enjoy artisanal brews and Saturday afternoons soaking in a sea breeze with great views, you won't want to miss this unique beer festival. This popular craft brew tasting features over 60 beers on tap, and you'll have the opportunity to mingle with the brewers and ask them questions.
SF Fashion Week
October 20 - October 28. Monarch SF. Click the link below for details.
This week-long convention will show how diversity became the battle cry of the fashion industry. Check out the full schedule of events and find out how you can launch your own fashion product.
SF Theater: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
October 23 - October 31. Curran Theatre. Click the blink below for details.
Based on a new original story written by JK Rowling, this two-part production features Harry Potter as an adult. As a husband and father of three, Harry works for the Ministry of Magic. He continues to struggle with his past. His youngest son is also coming to grips with the family legacy. It's a wonderful story on how strong family ties and friendships allow us to conquer anything that stands in our way.
California Academy of Sciences Halloween Event
October 26. California Academy of Sciences. Click the link below for details.
Explore the Academy at night and have a spine-chillingly good time with our scientists, specimens, and 40,000 live animals! Show your Halloween spirit and come in costume for fanciful, family-friendly fun—and, of course, trick-or-treating.