March Events

March 2020 Events at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Planning to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf in March and 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.  View March Madness and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here at the Wharf!

Looking for more details on visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, or a list of restaurants and hotels? Please visit our website at 

See you soon!

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

Delta Zero Ride Premiere!

The Flyer – San Francisco is thrilled to announce the addition of an exciting new ride option!  On the outer reaches of the galaxy, Base Zero has received a distress signal from its mining planet.  No one knows why.  Delta Squadron is sent on a mission to uncover the mystery and YOU are a key member of that team!  

Head into deep space on an action- packed ride that takes you across distant galaxies, hurtling through asteroid fields and into epic space battles.  Prepare for edge-of-your-seat encounters as your team attempts to save civilization from the threat of advanced alien technology. 

Dates: Sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 6, 2020

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Location: PIER 39 (Second Level, next to Aquarium of the Bay)

For more information: Call 1-415-273-8852 or email 

NEW TOUR! Adventure Cat's Happy Hour Cruise!

Our new addition for 2020 — a perfect summer outing that won’t jam the rest of your day’s plans.  Join Adventure Cat Sailing for a 1.5-hour Happy Hour Sail on the Bay!  Not to be confused with our premium daily Sunset Sail, this early evening tour also travels right by Alcatraz and out under the Golden Gate Bridge, while taking in the skyline of San Francisco the entire time.  And best of all, you can still making it back for your reservations that night in the City by the Bay! 

Wallet-friendly and highly recommended, this trip includes 1 free drink (beer/wine level) and bar snacks.  Bar and additional snacks available onboard.  Let’s make some memories!  Book online now!

Dates: Daily 

Time: 4:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. (depending on date)

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

For more information: Call 1-415-777-1630 or email  

Hop into Ghirardelli for the Mint Bliss!

Hop into one of our Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shops for the Sundae of the Season, the Mint Bliss — mint chocolate chip and Ghirardelli Chocolate ice cream layered with handmade dark chocolate hot fudge, and topped with whipped cream and an Intense Dark 72% Twilight Delight chocolate.  And, the Bunny is back!  Stock up on everything you need this Easter!

Dates: March 1 through March 31, 2020

Hours: Varies by shop

Shop Locations: Ghirardelli Square (3 shops)

For more information: Call 1-415-474-3938

Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours

Create your own journey or enjoy one of our road-tested itineraries showcasing the best of San Francisco and beyond.  Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours has bikes for everyone.  Detailed riding maps of our favorite routes, locks, and helmets are supplied with every rental to ensure a  hassle-free and exciting journey! 

This spring, we are featuring four daily guided tours.  The iconic Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Tour takes riders along the waterfront and over the bridge into sunny Sausalito.  The California Sunset Tour will take you on the west side of the Golden Gate Bridge near sunset for a picture-perfect view.  The All-Electric Streets of San Francisco Tour is a can’t-miss urban tour of San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods.  For a family-friendly ride, you can’t beat the Golden Gate Park Tour!  You’ll ride through the park all the way to Ocean Beach.

Save up to 20% when you book online!

Hours: Open daily at 8:00 a.m. Tour times and closing hours vary.

Locations: 501 Bay Street, 2661 Taylor Street, 2830 Jones Street, and 2800 Leavenworth Street

For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-346-2453 

March Events at Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco

Make some plans at the legendary Hard Rock this month!

It’s DJ Night on Friday, March 6.  Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco presents its first-ever house party featuring DJ William Stokes from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  He will be playing Top 40 popular dance jams all night long!  No cover!  

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 14, from 7:00 p.m. 

to 10:00 p.m.  San Francisco Bay Area band, The Gallowglasses, will perform a set that entails a playlist of traditional and modern Irish, Scottish, Celtic music to get you up out of your seat for jigs and reels!  No cover!

Thursday, March 26 is the International Women’s Celebratory Lunch, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Natalie Gelman will do an acoustic performance honoring the contributions and legacy of women.  Her set will include covers by popular female artists.  No cover!

Location: Entrance to PIER 39

For more information: Call 1-415-956-2013 or email

Shamrock & Roll!

Join Aquarium of the Bay to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrock & Roll!  Enjoy local beers, line dancing, and light snacks.

Channel your inner Leprechaun & dance the night away.  Make this a night you won’t forget!

You will have after-hours access into the Aquarium; live DJ music; and one drink ticket, good for one drink each (beer or wine).  Full cash bar will be available.  This is a 21+ event, with ID required at the door.  Get your tickets now ($5 discount with code “ROCKNROLL”).  

Proceeds from this event help fund our Educational Programs at Aquarium of the Bay.


Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Embarcadero at Beach Street (PIER 39)

For more information: Call 1-415-623-5326 or email 


The Blue & Gold Fleet Sunset Cruise Featuring Bay Lights

Come aboard Blue & Gold Fleet’s Sunset Cruise featuring Bay Lights and enjoy the many sights of the San Francisco Bay!  This 90-minute cruise will take you from PIER 39, past the famous California Sea Lions, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, and around Alcatraz Island.  Be treated to a dazzling display of illumination as the western span of the Bay Bridge transforms into the world’s largest LED light sculpture. 

Cruise departs promptly.  This is not a seated event.  Don’t miss this breathtaking experience from the best seats on the bay!  Purchase your tickets here!

Dates: Every Friday and Saturday in March

Time: Varies based on actual sunset (check our website)

Location: PIER 39 (Embarcadero at Beach Street)

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

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 talked-about cities in the world!  Book your tickets now!

Kindly note that seating for this cruise is open-style seating.  At times, please expect to sit next to other passengers.

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through March 29, 2020

Departure Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Pier 43 1/2

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

March at the Blue Mermaid

Join us at the Blue Mermaid Restaurant for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, March 14 – 17.  Eat, drink and be Irish — green beer, Irish Coffee, specialty foods and beverages.  

During March Madness, March 17 – April 6, we’ve got bar bites and beer flights.

For National Cocktail Day on March 24, we will feature our Spring Cocktail Menu and specials.

There’s always Blue Mermaid Happy Hour Monday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  All Happy Hour food and beverage menu options are under $9.00!  

Location:471 Jefferson Street (next to the Argonaut Hotel)

For more information: Call 1-415-345-5532 or email 

Get Your Green On -- Celebrate St. Pat's Day at the Buena Vista!

The Buena Vista is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day.  Join us and fellow revelers in celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick.  From Saturday, March 14 through St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday March 17, we’ll be offering a special menu featuring comforting Celtic classics — corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Reuben sandwiches, and Irish soda bread.  We’ll also be serving Guinness on tap — and, of course, our world-famous Irish Coffee — 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 collect 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 exclusive BV shamrock tees and caps!

Hours: Open Daily, 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

Festive Floating Soiree Aboard the Eureka Ferryboat!

Come celebrate aboard the historic Eureka Ferryboat at Hyde Street Pier on a journey into history — 1920s style — the heyday of ferryboat transportation on San Francisco Bay.  Enjoy a delicious buffet, music, entertainment, wine hour, and much more!  

All proceeds benefit preservation efforts for the Eureka Ferryboat, which was built in 1890 and played a key role in evacuating people during The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (on April 18, 1906). 

Tickets are available for purchase online now.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

Location: Hyde Street Pier, Fisherman’s Wharf

For event or sponsorship information: Email Darlene Plumtree, 

Weekday Happy Hour at Bistro Boudin!

Join us at Bistro Boudin for our Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Featuring: $1 Oysters and $3 to $5 drink specials, as well as classic happy hour food, including sourdough tortilla tacos, sourdough pizza, sliders, and more.  Enjoy live music!

Location: 160 Jefferson Street, Second Floor

For more information: Call 1-415-351-5561 or email

Eagle Cafe, San Francisco's Historic Waterfront Restaurant

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 reservations now!


Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Saturday and 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 continues, 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!

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

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  (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 or email 


Book Your Fishing Trip with Bass Tub

Bass Tub is the premier boat for your next San Francisco Bay adventure.  It’s the largest and most modern on Fisherman’s Wharf.  More than a fishing boat, it’s a yacht that can take you and you friends on deep sea fishing adventures, host your

corporate cocktail event, or take you on a fabulous tour of the bay.  Private charters are also available.

Booking is now open for the 2020 season!

Boat Location: 286 Jefferson (harbor next to Castagnola’s Restaurant)

For more information: Call 1-415-456-9055 or email  


Oracle Park Behind-the-Scenes Daily Tour

Oracle Park is widely regarded as one of the premier ballparks in all of baseball.  On your 90-minute Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the home of the three-time World Series champion, San Francisco Giants, you will step foot on the Field, sit in a Major League Dugout, take a peek inside the Visitors’ Clubhouse, and experience a brand-new museum space detailing the rich and storied history of the franchise, called The Giant Vault.


Dates: Tours Daily

Times: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Location: 24 Willie Mays Plaza (Tours depart from the Giants’ Dugout Store located on the Third Street side of the ballpark.)

For more information: Call 1-415-972-2400 or email 

The San Francisco Sightseeing Pass

With the Sightseeing Pass, save up to 60% on admission to over 30 attractions, and enjoy a hearty bite of some of the best local and authentic flavors in San Francisco. Plus, enjoy 24 Hours of Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tours with Big Bus.  

With two flexible models, make the most of your visit to San Francisco and save big!  For first-time visitors looking to explore the city, check out the Sightseeing Day Pass: choose between 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, then see all you can for one low price.  Or, for travelers with a condensed timeline, use the Sightseeing Flex Pass: select between 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 attractions and tailor your trip when you arrive.  Plus, both Sightseeing Pass options have a bonus attraction — Free 1-Hour Bike Rental.

Save even more with our special winter promo!  For a special 25% off Winter offer, use promo code SF25!

Top Cities, Top Attractions, Top Choices — Save Big with the Sightseeing Pass

Desk Location: 501 Bay Street

For more information: Call 1-844-400-PASS (7277)


Big Bus Tours

Explore San Francisco’s famous landmarks on a Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour.  Sit back and enjoy the ride as you cruise through the city on an open-top bus and learn about San Francisco’s unique history.  You have the choice of a personal recorded commentary, available in 10 languages, or an entertaining live commentary.  Our unique city tour has 20 stops for guest to hop-on or hop-off the bus to visit attractions and points of interest.  Other tour options include Panoramic Night Tour and Sausalito Trolley Tour. Immerse yourself in San Francisco’s diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and one-of-a-kind views.

Tour Hours: Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (every 15 minutes)

Location: 99 Jefferson Street (at Mason Street)

For more information: Call 1-855-854-8687


The Gregangelo Museum -- the "Weirdest Home in the City"

The Gregangelo Museum is a one-of-a-kind artistic spectacle that has become known as the “Weirdest Home in the City.”  Dreamed up by native San Franciscan and Artistic Director of Velocity Circus, Gregangelo Herrera, the tour explores the unique history of San Francisco, the artistry that founded it, and the diverse cultures that make up its residents.  

Disconnect digitally and reconnect to the world around you as you are led on an imaginative journey that explores a myriad of immersive installations.  Rich with earnest conversation, laughter and dynamic storytelling, this interactive experience is sure to ignite the imagination and captivate the senses.

Half-tours are $65.00 – $75.00; Full tours are $85.00.  Due to high demand and limited capacity, our tour rates will be rising in 2020.  Get your tickets here and get them now!

Hours: Tours available year-round by appointment only

Location: 225 San Leandro Way, San Francisco

For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-664-0095 or email 

Seafood Favorites at Pompei's Grotto

It’s been said that cioppino was invented on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf by the Italian fishermen returning from a day at sea, with each boat contributing some catch to a community pot, resulting in a delicious combination of various fresh fish and shellfish cooked with wine, garlic and tomatoes in a hearty stew shared with one other and their families.  Their wives would bring wine and bread, and everyone would feast on the fresh-caught stew as the night grew cold.


Pompei’s Grotto proudly continues this Italian tradition with our hearty Fisherman’s Stew — prawns, clams, mussels, calamari and fresh local fish in a garlic tomato broth — and our savory Crab Cioppino with fresh Dungeness crab in the shell, mussels, clams, and prawns in an herbed tomato sauce to warm you up on chilly San Francisco days.

Enjoy our full menu, including salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, meat, and poultry, and our seafood combinations.  Lunch specials include $6 Clam Chowder Bread Bowl, $7 Fish & Chips, $4 Bloody Mary’s, and $4 Pompei’s Lager pint.  

Hours: 11:00 to 10:00 p.m. daily

Location: 340 Jefferson Street

For more information: Call 1-415-776-9265 or email 

Tailor-Made for Transportation, Tours & Executive Services

If you are thinking prestige, you’ve come to the right place. Serving the entire Bay Area, Protocol Transportation offers the Finest in Official and Proper Transportation.  

We provide first-class, personal transport experience, and can also take you on a San Francisco City Tour (Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden, Lombard “Crooked” Street, Seal Rock).

For business meetings, conferences, or team-building outings, Protocol is also ready to help plan an event of any scale including airport services, point to point transfers and as directed.

Location: 514 Presidio Avenue

For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-923-0934 

Annual Events at Fisherman’s Wharf