SF weekend: 80-gallery art exhibition, Bay boating's opening day, Mother's Day shopping event, more

SF weekend: 80-gallery art exhibition, Bay boating's opening day, Mother's Day shopping event, more
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By Mike Pinzuti - Published on April 25, 2019.

If you need more than the Warriors and Avengers: Endgame to keep you entertained this weekend, look no further.

Here are our top picks for getting out and about over the next few days in San Francisco.

Art Market San Francisco


Now in its ninth year, Art Market San Francisco will feature exhibits from 80 modern and contemporary art galleries based around the globe, including New York, New Orleans, Portland, Vancouver, South Korea, China and Japan. The exhibitors cover a wide range of mediums and materials, from painting to photography to sculpture.

In addition to the regular exhibitors and some special on-site installations, there will also be food and drink options provided by local bars, restaurants and coffee roasters.

When: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Ft. Mason, 2 Marina Blvd.
Price: $25+

Mother's Day TreasureFest


Looking for a special gift for Mother's Day (on May 12)? Make the trip out to Treasure Island for their big monthly flea market, chock-full of indie designers, artists, curators and antique collectors. In addition to shopping, visitors can enjoy a variety of food trucks; local wines, beers and cocktails; live music; interactive games and even treasure hunts for adults and kids. The event is also dog-friendly, and admission covers parking, too.

When: Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Treasure Island, 500 Avenue N.
Price: $4 admission fee online / $7 at the gate / Kids under 12 are free 

Opening Day on the Bay


Falling on the final Sunday of April each year, Opening Day on the Bay features a boat parade packed with every kind of local vessel, from fishing boats and tugboats to sailboats, historic ships and powerboats. The event starts with a Blessing of the Fleet, before the boats line up and parade creative deck decorations and flags honoring different countries and holidays. With over 100 boats typically in attendance, it's the perfect backdrop for a Sunday picnic on the Bay.

When: Sunday, April 28, 12 - 3 p.m.
Where: Along the SF Bay waterfront, from Crissy Field to Telegraph Hill
Price: Free to watch

Glen Park Festival


Celebrate one of SF's undersung neighborhoods at the annual Glen Park Festival, which closes down part of Diamond Street so residents and visitors can enjoy entertainment, music and dancing, along with food from neighborhood restaurants and art from local craftspeople. Proceeds are donated to children's programs in the area.

When: Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery
Price: Free