Things to do in San Francisco on Father’s Day
June 7, 2024

Save the day for Dad to celebrate and honor him with these fun-filled events and things to do in San Francisco on Father’s Day!

Every third Sunday of June, San Francisco families celebrate Father’s Day to honor all dads for everything they do and their love and support throughout the years. During this day, it allows us to plan something special for them. So, let’s put Dad in the limelight and spoil him by attending fun events and enjoying things to do in San Francisco on Father’s Day.

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Fatherhood is a very tough job, and it can be overwhelming. Dads put in the effort to balance their careers to be loving, supportive fathers. Because every dad deserves nothing but the best, take him outside and treat dad to brunch or dinner, stroll a classic car show, watch a match together, or do anything he likes best. Many weekend events and happenings within the San Francisco Bay Area will make him feel celebrated.

Since Father’s Day is on its way, it’s time to celebrate dads and show them how much they mean to you. To help you plan a memorable date with Dad, we’ve put together a list of events and things to do in San Francisco on Father’s Day to treat Dad to a great day out and spend quality time together!

Special Events and Fun Things to Do in San Francisco on Father’s Day

Father's Day Weekend 2024 -Saturday Sunset Sail on San Francisco Bay

Father’s Day Weekend 2024 -Saturday Sunset Sail on San Francisco Bay

Schooner Freda B
Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465, Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone Number: (415) 331-0444

June 15, 2024 | Saturday | 7:15 AM – 9:30 PM

Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with an unforgettable Saturday Sunset Sail aboard Schooner Freda B, a classic vessel that promises an enchanting experience on the waters of the San Francisco Bay. Treat your dad to a scenic journey where the Golden Gate Bridge stands majestically against the setting sun, and the sparkling city skyline of San Francisco comes alive.

As the schooner gracefully sails, enjoy the unique vantage point that unveils iconic landmarks like Alcatraz Island and the Bay Bridge from the tranquil embrace of the sea. With each passing wave, create lasting memories with your father amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Bay Area, making this sunset sail a truly special and cherished Father’s Day gift.

Events and things to do in San Francisco on Father’s Day - 3rd Annual Jon Snyder Memorial Father's Day Car Show

3rd Annual Jon Snyder Memorial Father’s Day Car Show

Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Blackhawk, CA 94506
Phone Number: (925) 736-2280

June 16, 2024 | Sunday | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Blackhawk Museum is excited to host its 3rd Annual Jon Snyder Memorial Father’s Day Car Show. Celebrate Father’s Day in the San Francisco Bay Area in style with a thrilling car show that’s fun for the whole family. Join everyone as they showcase some of the most impressive vehicles around, with awards given out for People’s Choice, Docent’s Favorite Ride, and Museum Staff Choice. While you’re here, enjoy a range of family-friendly activities that are sure to keep everyone entertained.

From classic cars to hot rods, there’s something for everyone at this exciting event. Take a stroll down memory lane and admire the sleek lines and beautiful craftsmanship of vintage vehicles, or marvel at the power and innovation of modern machines. Whether you’re a car enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out, you’re sure to find something to love. So come along and celebrate Father’s Day in a way that’s sure to be memorable!

SS Red Oak Victory

Father’s Day 2024 Pancake Breakfast

SS Red Oak Victory
1337 Canal Boulevard Point, Richmond, CA 94804

June 16, 2024 | Sunday | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Dad will love breakfast on a genuine World War II ship on a beautiful June day in San Francisco Bay. Freshly made pancakes, sausage, bacon, and scrambled eggs will accompany apple slices, coffee, and orange juice. And Mimosas are available for our adult patrons for an extra fee. Then, you and Pop can tour the Red Oak Victory and work off some extra calories.

In commemoration of Juneteenth, historian Leon Watkins will make a presentation about the African American military experience in World War II. They’ll also have a special Juneteenth exhibit focusing on the meaning and impact of the Emancipation Proclamation. After breakfast, enjoy a ship tour or just sit, chat with new friends, and enjoy the view.

Celebrate Father’s Day in San Francisco - Brunchfest @ Fourth Street Makers Row

Father’s Day at Brunchfest @ Fourth Street Makers Row

Fourth Street Makers Row
1919 Fourth St., Berkeley, CA 94710

June 16, 2024 | Sunday | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Celebrate Father’s Day with San Francisco Bay Area plant based chefs and makers this Sunday at @fourthstmakersrow in Berkeley with so many things to do with kids and fun events for the whole family. RSVP and the first 10 guests to check in with the DJ will get a prize from either Cotopaxi or the Vans store plus a Father’s Day Card Making Station by Masaya Co.

The marketplace includes chefs, creatives, and entrepreneurs throughout the breezeway, Maker’s Row pergola sheds, and the parking lot with extraordinary plant-based makers. Dr. Hops is bringing the good vibes with their famous ‘hard kombucha’ in their beer garden near Masaya Co. Check out our kids’

Father’s Day Brunch 2024

Town Fare Cafe – Oakland Museum
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: (510) 318-8400

June 16, 2024 | Sunday | 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM | 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Join everyone with so many things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area and treat your Dad to a Father’s Day buffet brunch, which is the only way Chef Michele can do it! This event presents Soul and jazz DJ music by Mark Divita. Your choice of 1 of 2 two-hour brunch seating (11 AM or 2 PM), beverages, and gratuity (18% of “ticket price + beverages”) is an additional charge on site.

The menu includes the Classic Soulfood Buffet: southern fried chicken, applewood smoked bacon, chicken apple sausage links, waffles, brioche French toast, breakfast potatoes, mac and cheese, baby greens salad, fresh fruit, biscuits, and a dessert bar. Brunch Specialty Items include grits with cajun shrimp sauce, southern fried catfish, penne a la vodka pasta, and a cook-to-order omelet station.

Father's Day Premier Brunch Cruise

Father’s Day Premier Brunch Cruise

City Experiences
Pier 3, Hornblower Landing, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: (800) 459-8105

June 16, 2024 | Sunday | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

The Father’s Day Premier Brunch Cruise is a fantastic way to show Dad how much you love and appreciate him. Enjoy views of the world-famous San Francisco Bay, while dining on chef-prepared dishes, wine, beer, and cocktails. Get some fresh salt-water air on one of the open decks, or since it is the middle of the day, take it all in from the climate-controlled interior deck.

Their DJ sets the mood while you soak in the San Francisco skyline from an intimate, climate-controlled interior and open-air rooftop decks. You’ll delight in exclusive views of San Francisco’s awe-inspiring sights, like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Alcatraz Island. This is a Father’s Day brunch cruise experience that will be long treasured.

Events and things to do in San Francisco on Father’s Day -  "Fort Baker Blues and Brews" BBQ

Father’s Day “Fort Baker Blues and Brews” BBQ

Cavallo Point Lodge
601 Murray Cir., Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone Number: (415) 339-4700

June 16, 2024 | Sunday | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Get ready to savor the finger-licking goodness of tender ribs and chicken, expertly grilled to perfection, along with vegetarian gumbo and a kids’ menu for the little ones. The smoky aroma and irresistible flavors will leave Dad and everyone else craving for more. Wash down your meal with a selection of craft beers and fine wines available for purchase, perfectly complementing your barbecue feast.

Kids are invited to unleash their creativity and surprise Dad with a personalized gift by decorating a unique paperweight, capturing their love and appreciation meaningfully. Join Cavallo Point on Father’s Day, where great food, live music, and family fun merge to create an extraordinary experience and show Dad how much he means to you!

Juneteenth Bayview Father's Day Festival

Juneteenth Bayview Father’s Day Festival

Gilman Park
903 Gilman Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone Number: (415) 851-1752

June 16, 2024 | Sunday | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join everyone for a special Father’s Day meal, drink, and tent with a host of games for fathers to participate in. This incredible Juneteenth and Father’s Day events in San Francisco will feature performances by 112, Surface, and Regina Belle, plus the first Hip-hop cypher, and more fun things to do to celebrate with the whole family!

Hosted by the SF African American Arts and Cultural District, this fun Father’s Day event will be jam-packed with activities. There will also be amusement park rides, local retail and food vendors, prize giveaways, and a car show. Admission is free but requires an RSVP.

Golden Gate Park Band’s Father’s Day & Juneteenth Symphony in the Park

Golden Gate Park Band’s Father’s Day & Juneteenth Symphony in the Park

Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: (415) 596-1741

June 16, 2024 | Sunday | 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM

The Golden Gate Park Band presents its 142nd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this 30-piece symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park since 1882. The June 16 show will be a Father’s Day and Juneteenth celebration, featuring music from African American composers and artists.

Concerts are free of charge and take place at the Spreckels Temple of Music in the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. It will feature music of specific nationalities or cultures include costumed guest performers, dancers, singers, and speakers who will enlighten and entertain.

Father's Day Cooking Class

Father’s Day Cooking Class: Make a dumpling dinner from scratch

Eddie’s Kitchen
Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA 94102

June 16, 2024 | Sunday | 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Are you looking for a unique and fun way to celebrate Father’s Day this year? Surprise your Dad with an unforgettable experience in this Father’s Day Dumpling Making Class. In this hands-on San Francisco cooking class, you will learn the art of making delicious dumplings from scratch. Chef Eddie will guide you through the entire process, from preparing the dough to creating mouth-watering fillings with wagyu beef and organic pork, and teach you the best techniques for folding and cooking your dumplings to perfection.

Not only will you learn new culinary skills, but you’ll also create lasting memories and strengthen your bond with your father. What better way to celebrate this special day than by spending quality time together while enjoying the delicious fruits of your labor?

Things to do in San Francisco on Father’s Day

A good father is a pillar of strength, support, and guidance. Dads deserve the love and care and, of course, a grand celebration of their fatherhood. This wonderful city can feel overwhelming with plenty of popular attractions to visit and explore in the Bay area. But, with our excellent list featuring the best Father’s Day events and things to do in San Francisco, you’ll be surprised to find delightful free entertainment and fun-filled activities to give your dad a good time!

San Francisco offers a wide variety of opportunities for kids to enjoy and have fun all year round! Check out our list of kids resources. Are you looking for more things to do with kids around San Francisco?

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