March Events

March 2019 Events at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

We look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf in the New Year!  If you plan to visit in March or beyond, there are fun attractions to visit, things to see and do, hotels to stay, restaurants and bars to dine and drink, and plenty of sights and sounds.

Here's what's happening at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Adventure Cat BACK IN ACTION!

The Adventure Cat Sailing cruises are back in the water 7 days per week.  As in past years, guests can purchase tickets for any of our 3 daily trips (90 minutes each) out around Alcatraz and out under the Golden Gate Bridge.  The large sailing catamarans are flat, fast and fun!  Safe as always, offering both indoor and outdoor seating for everyone to find a spot!

Dates: Beginning March 1, 2019

Times: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  (Call for Sunset sails.)

Location: PIER 39, Gate J (right next to the sea lions)

For more information: Call 1-800-498-4228 or email

See the Best of San Francisco, from Land and by Sea!

Enjoy $10.00 OFF per person from Tower Tours, San Francisco’s Premier Sightseeing Company!  See all of San Francisco’s most famous sights and attractions from the comfort of a luxury motorcoach, and listen in to stories from a live guide.  Next, enjoy a 1-hour scenic Bay Cruise on San Francisco Bay as you soak in the city skyline, views of Alcatraz Island, and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge.  

To receive discount, use Promo Code FWMA 10.

Dates: March 1 – 31, 2019

Time: Begins at 9:00 a.m.

Location: 288 Beach Street (at Mason), Fisherman’s Wharf

For more information: Call 1-415-345-8687 or 1-866-345-8687

San Francisco Maritime Beer Fest 2019

Join us at Pier 45, the home of the USS Pampanito World War II submarine in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, for our annual Beer Fest, with a selection of beer tastings from some of the best craft brewers in the world!

Enjoy entertainment, small bites from favorite local vendors, and breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay!

*Use this exclusive code STRANGEBREW to get your tickets for $20.00!  Early Bird discount code good through March 10, 2019.

Date: Friday, May 20, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: Historic Pier 45

California Twilight Cruise®

During the winter months, Red and White Fleet offers visitors and locals alike the opportunity to see San Francisco’s skyline and the Bay Lights shimmer in the evening, while appetizers, live guitar music and drinks are served onboard.  It’s the perfect way for couples, friends and families to enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the most taliked-about cities in the world.

Dates: Thursday through Monday until March 23, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Pier 43 1/2 

For more information: Call 1-415-673-2900


Pi Day at the Exploratorium!

Celebrate Pi Day at the Exploratorium, the very place this holiday was originally founded.  From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., pay-what-you-wish on your admission and enjoy all-ages fun engaging in π-related activities, including a free piece of pie!  For an adults-only experience of the holiday, join us at After Dark from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Located at Pier 15 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero between the Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium is easy to get to on public transportation.

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Location: Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)

For more information: Call 1-415-528-4444 or email

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day All Weekend at the Buena Vista!

The Buena Vista is the place to be this St. Patrick’s Day!  Join us and fellow revelers in celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick.  All weekend long, we’ll be offering a special menu featuring comforting Celtic classics 

— corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Irish soda bread, Guinness on tap and, of course, our world-famous Irish Coffee 

— served up in lively, festive surroundings.  And as it’s traditional to wear “a bit o’ the green,” guests can pick up a complimentary St. Pat’s Day lapel pin (while supplies last).  So get your green on, grab your friends and family, and join the party!

Be sure to visit our gift shop (located adjacent to the cafe), where you can kit yourself out with our BV shamrock tees and caps!

Dates: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, March 15-17, 2019

Hours: Lunch, Dinner & All-Day Breakfast.  Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; Weekends: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Location: 2765 Hyde Street (at Beach)

For more information: Call 1-415-474-5044

Bay Lights Cruise

Join Blue and Gold Fleet on the Bay Lights Cruise and watch the illumination of The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, from the best seats on the bay!  Ticket includes (1) drink ticket (good for 1 house alcoholic beverage or 2 non-alcoholic beverages).  Cruises depart promptly.  All cruises are 90 minutes long.  This is not a seated event.  Learn more about The Bay Lights by Leo Villareal and dedicate a light   

Dates: Saturday, March 16 and 30, 2019

Departure Times: 6:45 p.m. (Boarding begins at 6:25 p.m.) and 7:00 p.m. (Board begins at 6:40 p.m.).

Location: PIER 39 (Embarcadero at Beach Street)

For more information: Call 1-415-705-8200 or

Dungeness Crab Season at Fog Harbor Fish House

Fog Harbor Fish House, the quintessential waterfront dining experience, is proud to be named a Top 5 Seafood Restaurant in San Francisco.  Family owned and operated, spanning through three generations, Fog Harbor offers 100% sustainable seafood favorites, ranging from Award-Winning Clam Chowder, Dungeness Crab, Jumbo Scallop & Crab Risotto, Cioppino, and Seafood Platters.  As Dungeness Crab Season continues and the winter months roll through, Fog Harbor has developed a Dungeness Crab menu that is available for guests to explore the fresh, local crab dishes Fog Harbor has to offer.


Located on the second level of PIER 39, Fog harbor’s dining room offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, while guests sip on California Wines, Draft Beers and Award-Winning Handcrafted Cocktails.  Make your reservationsnow!


Dates: Now through March 31, 2019 

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday); 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Saturday); and 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Location: Second Level of PIER 39

For more information: Call 1-415-421-2442 or email

Dungeness Crab at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant

Pier Market Seafood Restaurant offers a 100% sustainable seafood, and a  waterfront dining experience with views of the San Francisco Bay, the infamous PIER 39 Sea Lions and Alcatraz.  As winter and local dungeness crab season continue, Pier Market offers a variety of local Dungeness Crab dishes, ranging from Whole Oven Garlic Roasted Crab, infamous Clam Chowder topped with Crab, Crab Cocktail and more.  Pier Market sources their crab from local fishermen that are 100% sustainable, and they are excited to continue serving high quality crab for the winter seasons.


Dine with us and enjoy winter festivities, and the bustling PIER 39 while sipping on California Wines, Draft Beers and Handcrafted Cocktails.  Get a behind the scenes view of our chefs at work with an open kitchen and grill overlooking the Bay.  Make your reservations now!


Dates: Now through March 31, 2019

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday); 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Saturday); and 10:30 a.m.. to 9:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Location: Lower Level in the middle of PIER 39

For more information: Call 1-415-989-7437 or email 

California Winter and Surf Vibes at Wipeout Bar & Grill

Wipeout Bar & Grill is open every day during the winter months!  Experience the California winter season and surf vibes from breakfast to after-dinner drinks with local draft feers and handcrafted cocktails outdoors by the fire pit, or indoors with cozy lights and bumpin’ music. Wipeout starts everyday with breakfast favorites, including Combos, Omelettes, Huevos Rancheros and more.  As the afternoon and evenings commence, enjoy the bustling of PIER 39 and sports on flat screen TV’s seen from every table, while dining on a variety of appetizers and entrees ranging from 100% sustainable seafood to Wipeout Burgers, Paddlin’ Pizzas and Big Wave Bowls.

In our strides toward sustainability and environmental protection, Wipeout is a San Francisco Green Certified Business and has proudly made the switch to paper straws.

Dates: Now through March 31, 2019

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday); 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday).  Breakfast daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: The end of PIER 39 (across from the carousel)

For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-986-5966

The Cheese School Professional Classes

The Cheese School of San Francisco is the only independent institution of its kind in the nation.  We are a school, cafe, event space, cheese shop and caterers.  Our philosophy is “eating is learning”.  We will treat you to a cornucopia of education and tasting events, both structured and informal.

On April 6-8, 2019, there will be a Three-Day Intensive Cheese Education Program and on April 9, 2019Opening a Cheese Shop by the Numbers.  If you are looking to open a cheese shop, create a cheese program, want to enhance your cheesemonger training, or just learn more about cheese than you thought possible, this is for you.

Times: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Location: Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street

For more information: Call 1-415-346-7530 or email

Aquarium of the Bay Locals Special

Experience the magic of San Francisco Bay at Aquarium of the Bay, where 20,000 aquatic animals are waiting to greet you!  Walk through massive tunnels of sharks, bat rays, and swirling schools of anchovies; get a hands-on experience touching sea stars, anemones, bat rays, and sharks; and delight in the antics of our three playful North American river otters.  

If you live in one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, you qualify for the locals discount.*  $23.00 for adults (13 – 64); $14.00 for children (4 – 12); $18.00 for Seniors (65+).

*To receive this special rate, please show your driver’s license or other proof of ID containing your address at any of our box offices. Discount will apply to all family members.

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Embarcadero at Beach Street, PIER 39

For more information: Call 1-415-623-5300 or email

San Francisco SailGP

SailGP, a global racing championship, is coming to San Francisco May 

4-5, 2019!

Six international teams will test the waters of San Francisco Bay and compete in a total of five short-format races, culminating with the top two teams facing off in a match finale to determine the overall event winner on Sunday afternoon.

The San Francisco leg will introduce U.S. audiences to a redefined form of sailing, which includes a redesigned and supercharged boat class, F50, that is expected to break the 50-knot (60 mph/100kph) barrier.  

The field will be made up of teams from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, France, China and Japan, as some of the best athletes in the world will race just off the Marina Yacht Club Peninsula and in front of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.  Purchase your

Annual Events at Fisherman’s Wharf