Upcoming Events at Fisherman's Wharf!

Greetings from Fisherman's Wharf!    

We're ready to welcome you to Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's #1 visitor destination!  If you're planning to visit, there are fun attractions to explore, things to see and do, and places to dine and relax.  

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Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m.

Fourth of July Celebration 
& Events


Celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 4th, along the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf! Enjoy special events and live concerts, and of course, the spectacular City of San Francisco's Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m.   


City of San Francisco Independence Day Live Entertainment and Fireworks Extravaganza

Enjoy FREE music beginning at 6:00 p.m. with Super Huey, a Huey Lewis and The News cover band.  Enjoy the jams of Notorious, an 80's cover band at 7:45 p.m. The highlight of the day will be the City of San Francisco Fireworks display viewed from Aquatic Park, PIER 39, and along the waterfront at approximately 9:30 p.m. The fireworks show is produced by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza.

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Aquatic Park (at Jefferson and Hyde Streets)  

Time: 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m. 


PIER 39 

Fourth of July Celebration at 


Flash!  Sparkle!  Pop!  It's Fourth of July! PIER 39 celebratesIndependence Day with fun for the whole family, featuring musical entertainment and activities in our Entrance Plaza.  Kicking off the afternoon will be Mobility,  a subdivision of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Tainted Love will take the stage.  At approximately 9:30 p.m., The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay.*  The best location to enjoy a festive Fourth of July is at PIER 39!
*Activities are weather-permitting and subject to change without notice.   

Location: PIER 39

For more information: Call 415-981-PIER or email info@pier39.com

Website: http://www.pier39.com/home/events/fourth-of-july-celebration-at-the-pier/

Departure Times and Locations: 8:00 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and8:40 p.m. (departures from Pier 41).  The family-friendly, no-alcohol cruise departs at 8:15 p.m. from PIER 39.  The Tiburon cruise departs at 8:30 p.m. from the Tiburon Ferry Terminal.  

Blue and Gold Fleet

4th of July Fireworks Cruise 

Celebrate Independence Day out on the bay with Blue & Gold Fleet! Watch dazzling fireworks burst in the night sky and cascade over the city skyline. Aside from our regular fireworks cruises with a full cash-only bar available onboard, we also offer a family-friendly, no-alcohol cruise. Special family package pricing available for all 4th of July Cruises.

For more information: Call 415-705-8200 or click here

For Ticket Purchases: Click here

Website: http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/ 

Departure Times: Lunch Cruise departs at 12 noon. Dinner Cruise departs at 7:00 p.m.

Hornblower Cruises

Fourth of July Cruises

Looking for the way to beat the crowds, have a relaxing day, and celebrate the U.S.A.?  Come aboardHornblower and celebrate the 4th of July with a scenic San Francisco Bay Cruise.  Choose from a Beer Lunch Cruise with free-flowing beer or aPremier 4th of July Dinner Cruise with premium open bar, four-course dinner, and front row seats to the San Francisco Fireworks Show!

Departure Location: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing

For more information and reservations: Call 415-788-7020

Website: http://www.hornblower.com/port/category/sf+JulyFourth

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

SS Jeremiah O'Brien

4th of July Fireworks Viewing

Celebrate Independence Day aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien and enjoy the Bay Area's finest fireworks showcase from Pier 45.  Click here to purchase your tickets!

Location: Pier 45

For more information: Call 415-544-0100

Website: http://www.ssjeremiahobrien.org/events.php

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

 Fourth of July Dining


The Buena Vista Cafe

Enjoy a Star-Spangled Day at The Buena Vista Cafe -- your front-row seat for viewing San Francisco's spectacular July 4th fireworks.  Why huddle with the chilled masses outdoors when you can view the show -- close-up and in comfort -- Irish Coffee in hand!  Before, during and after the show, join us in celebrating the day. Enjoy bountiful all-day breakfasts, featuring our signature Dungeness Crab Benedict, Savory Corned Beef Hash, and NY Steak & Eggs, or lunch and dinner offering an appetizing array of BV favorites.  And don't forget to visit our gift shop, adjacent to the restaurant. 

Location: 2765 Hyde Street (corner of Beach)

For more information: Call 415-474-5044

Website: www.thebuenavista.com 

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 12 midnight   

Fog Harbor Fish House

Celebrate this Independence Day with Fog Harbor on the waterfront, and take in our sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.  Enjoy PIER 39's ongoing live entertainment and our amazing views of the spectacular fireworks display over the bay.  We proudly serve 100% sustainable seafood.  Two hours of free validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage after 6:00 p.m.

Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Second Level
For more information: Call 415-421-2442
Website: www.FogHarbor.com 
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 12 midnight

Pier Market

The place to be this Independence Day is Pier Market!  Celebrate with us on the waterfront for a fun day the whole family will enjoy.  Dance the day away with live entertainment and enjoy our amazing views of the spectacular fireworks show.  Two hours of free validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage after 6:00 p.m.

Location: Middle of PIER 39
For more information: Call 415-989-7437
Website:  www.PierMarket.com 
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday); 11:00 a.m. to 12 midnight. (Friday and Saturday) 

Other Fisherman's Wharf Events & Activities
Dick's Last Resort Arrives in San Francisco!
Dick's Last Resort, "The Joint Yer Mama Warned You About," is now open at Fisherman's Wharf!  Come experience "controlled chaos" in a fun atmosphere.  The restaurant is known for its outrageous, sarcastic, and energetic servers as well as tasty comfort food.  You may end up wearing a bib, a 2-foot tall paper hat with a humorous slogan, or be doused in paper napkins, but you will not be bored!  Fun for All and All in Fun!

Location: Anchorage Square, 353 Jefferson Street (between Jones and Leavenworth).  

For more information: Call 415-766-0900   

Website: http://www.dickslastresort.com/citypage.cfm?store=sanfran 

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily

 3 Potato 4 Lands at Anchorage Square!
This locally owned organic Baked Potato-Fries company thrives on its creative approach to supplying a potato super food in an eco-responsible and sustainable fashion. 3 Potato 4 re-introduces the potato for its merits as an antioxidant and mega-doser of Vitamin A, while providing more potassium than a banana and 37% of your daily Vitamin C!  All this, accompanied by a selection of 50 unique artesian dipping sauces, chili, soups, desserts, and a fun 1950s sci-fi atmosphere, make each visit an adventure!   

Location: Anchorage Square, 2800 Leavenworth Street (at Jefferson)

For more information: Call 978-317-0502  

Website: http://3p4shop.com/fishermanswharf/

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 Bay Lights Cruise 
Be a part of the world's largest LED light sculpture!  Watch the illumination of The Bay Lights from the best seats on the Bay aboard Blue & Gold Fleet's Bay Lights Cruise.  Designed and orchestrated by artist Leo Villareal, 25,000 individually programmed LED lights come to life to create a never-repeating, dazzling display across the western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.  Cruise ticket includes one drink ticket.
Dates: Fridays, July 11 and 25; and August 8 and 22, 2014  (Tickets go on sale two weeks before cruise date.)
Location: Pier 41
For more information: Call 415-705-8200 or emailinfo@blueandgoldfleet.com 
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday); 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Friday through Saturday); and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.(Sunday). 

World Cup at Wipeout Bar & Grill
Join us this month for the World Cup games on our flat screen TVs! Wipeout Bar & Grill is the San Francisco Bay Area's wildly popular surfing restaurant.  With our wide-open patio and outdoor bar, roaring fire pit, celebrity-signed surfboards and word-famous beach signs, Wipeout Bar & Grill is the Bay Area's killer hangout spot.  
Dates: Now through July 31, 2014
Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Lower Level

For more information: Call 415-986-5966 or emailwipeoutsf@simcorestaurants.com 

Website: www.wipeoutbarandgrill.com 

Departure Times: Daily at 9:00 a.m.

The Ultimate Pairing -- Chocolate & Wine Package!

Chocolate and wine go so well together! Indulge in a full day trip to the Napa & Sonoma Wine Country. For a limited time, Tower Toursguests can upgrade to our exclusive offer to receive:  A special Ghirardelli Chocolate gift box + Wine Tastings, Cheese Samples, and other special discounts at the Sonoma Cheese Factory!  (More than a $20.00 value.)  **Upgrade to our Chocolate & Wine Package for only $7.00 more**

Dates: Now through July 31, 2014

Departure Location: 288 Beach Street, Fisherman's Wharf (complimentary hotel shuttle service available)

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

Social Media:  www.towertours.com and www.facebook.com/towertours 

Restaurant Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday);11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday).  Extended Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

 Delightful Extended Happy Hour at Hana Zen Restaurant, PIER 39
Nothing beats "The Real Happy Hour" atHana Zen!  End your day with a lovely cocktail, or sip wine, sake or refresh with an ice cold beer while enjoying the breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.  Savor delicious appetizers and finger foods on a "mini-budget" with $5.00 bites, including sushi rolls, calamari, tempura, spicy teriyaki chicken wings, and much more.  And, if you decide to wait and watch the sunset, have a dinner feast by experiencing our unique lava rock menu accompanied with a glass of wine or sake, compliments of the house.  (For reservations for a party of 6 or more, please contact Michael Guevara, General Manager.)
Dates: Now through July 31, 2014

Location: PIER 39, Second Level (on the bay end)

For more information or reservations: Call 415-421-8822

Website:  www.hanazenrestaurant.com 

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

Your #1 Destination for World Cup Action!

Join your fellow sports fans and watch your team play for the win on 35 HDTVs or private tableside TVs at Players Sports Grill & Arcade!  Wear your team jersey and receive your first pint for only $2!  Relax in San Francisco's only Waterfront Tiki Bar, with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, and sip on one of our 15 beers on tap, classic Tiki cocktails, and savor the California cuisine.  With more than 75 thrilling arcade games, Players Sports Grill & Arcade is your #1 destination for sports fun!  

Dates: Now through July 31, 2014

Location: Located on the bay end of PIER 39 (next to the Carousel), Fisherman's Wharf

For more information: Call 415-981-6300

Social Media: www.playerssf.comtwitter.com/playerssf;facebook.com/playerssf 

 Adventure Cat Sailing Bay Sails 
Adventure Cat Sailing Chartersregular cruises are back!  Now through August, we offer FOUR 90-minute bay tours every day.  Now you can sail with us at 11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m., or aboard our Sunset Cruise.  (Sunset Cruise includes 2 drinks and light hors' doeuvres.  Call for departure time.) 
Tickets are $40 - $50.  Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.


Whether you're looking for something the whole family can enjoy or a romantic evening out for two, your sail on Adventure Cat is sure to be a memorable highlight.  See some of the bay's most popular attractions up close and personal as we sail around Alcatraz Island, directly underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and head back admiring the city's famed skyline --- it's quite a sight!  Consistently rated among the top five things to do in San Francisco, and remember, we offer audio tours in eight languages!  
Dates: Now through August 31, 2014  
Location: Dock J, PIER 39
For more information or reservations: Call 415-777-1630 or emailinfo@adventurecat.com
Hours: Breakfast, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Monday through Friday) and10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday); Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Daily); Dinner, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday), 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Sunday).

Blue Mermaid Summer Packages
Summer is just around the corner. Come celebrate with the Blue Mermaid & Argonaut Hotel.  Book a semi-private or private function during June through August and receive a discount on the set-up/rental fees. Menus and packages range from seasonal Wharf favorites to al fresco BBQs, Crab Boils, and much more!  
Dates: Now through August 31, 2014 
Location: 471 Jefferson Street
For more information: Call 415-345-5552 or emailjordan.nimura@argonauthotel.com
Departure Times: Daily at 7:00 p.m. (No departures on July 4th.)

California Sunset Cruise

On this relaxed 2-hour cruise aboardRed and White Fleet, enjoy spectacular sunset views, live guitar music, and hearty appetizers, including a variety of sandwiches, salads, fruit and dessert. Cruise past the infamous island of Alcatraz, around Angel Island National Park, under the majestic span of the Golden Gate, and along the beautiful shorelines of Tiburon and Sausalito, as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean.

Dates: Now through September 1, 2014 

Location: Pier 43 1/2 

For more information or reservations: Call 415-673-2900 or email sales@redandwhite.com  

Website: www.redandwhite.com 

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 Behind the Scenes Tours at Aquarium of the Bay


Get an insider's view of Aquarium of the Bay when you sign up for aBehind the Scenes Tour.  Explore the catwalks above the Aquarium's 350,000-gallon tunnel exhibits, learn about our dive operations, and find out how we care for 20,000 marine animals.  Or, sign up for a Feed the Sharks Tour, and help feed sharks, rays, and other fish in our Offshore tunnel exhibit, plus try your hand at aquatic biology by testing the pH and oxygen levels of the water in the Aquarium's research lab.  Book your Behind the Scenes Tour here.  
Behind the Scenes Tours: Daily
Feed the Sharks Tours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays

Location: The Embarcadero (at Beach)

For more information: Call 415-623-5300

Website:  http://aquariumofthebay.org/tickets/behind-the-scenes-tours 

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday); 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday).  Daily Happy Hour: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Castagnola's Seafood & Chophouse 
Are you visiting San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf?  Castagnola's Restaurant is located in the heart of the Wharf.  Ever since Tomaso Castagnola introduced the first Dungeness crab cocktail in 1915, we have been serving up fresh and delicious seafood, steaks and chops for our guests.  Enhance your dining experience by watching the fishing boats come and go in the harbor.  We serve lunch and dinner, and  feature live music daily.  Come relax and join us, just by coming to Castagnola's at the end of Jones Street.  And there's no need to drive --- hop a ride on San Francisco's historic F-Line, which stops right in front of the restaurant.  Make Castagnola's one of your dining traditions!   

Location: 286 Jefferson Street (corner of Jones, at the Heart of Fisherman's Wharf)
For more information or reservations: Call 415-776-5015 or emailGustavo@castagnolas.com  
Segway Tour Times: Daily departures at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

Alcatraz Island Tour Times: Generally at 2:10 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m. or 3:50 p.m.

Private VIP Segway Tour + Alcatraz Now Available
Guests can now enjoy a San Francisco Hills & Waterfront 3-Hour Private VIP Segway Tour PLUS Alcatraz Island Ferry Combo.  In the morning, riders will explore Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach and Chinatown, and scoot down world-famous Lombard Street. In the afternoon, guests will take the Alcatraz portion of the combo.  Guests will be provided with their Alcatraz tickets and must make their way to Pier 33 (Alcatraz Landing) at the allotted tour time.  Tour prices range from $105 to $150 per guest.  Call for more details.

Location: 417 Beach Street (near Taylor Street)

For more information: Call 415-796-0472

Website:  www.privatesegwaytours.com 

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Saturday) 

The Wharf Store - Marine Division is Now Open for Business!
The Wharf Store - Marine Division (formerly operated by Coast Marine) is the only marine supply retail store on Fisherman's Wharf.  We are open to the fishing industry and the public alike.  We have all of your boating and marine supplies under one roof, including rain gear, boat accessories, fishing gear, hardware, paints and oil, rope, flare signals and much, much, much more!     

Location: 398 Jefferson Street (at Leavenworth).  We are temporarily located around the side of the building in the alleyway during a two-month remodel.

For more information: Call George at 415-318-8016 during business hours or email info@sfoportco.com  

Website: www.thewharfstore.com 

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily

Brand New LaZer Challenge Now Open at 7D Experience!
Imagine yourself standing in a room filled with webs of laser beams. Imagine a crowd of people outside watching, waiting for you to succeed or fail.  The clock is ticking and it's your mission to climb over, under and in-between all the beams without touching a single one.  As your time is speeding away, you must make it safely to one side, press a button, and then watch as they all reconfigure into a new puzzle of physical and mental challenge.  Can you complete your mission and win the Top Score?
The 7D Experience is welcoming thrill-seekers to come challenge their senses in the newest addition to our growing roster of state-of-the-art excitement.  Nowhere else in the Bay Area can you laser-blast Zombies and Aliens while on a fast-paced roller coaster simulator, AND now compete in our new mesmerizing LaZer Challenge!   
Location: PIER 39 
For more information: Call 415-445-0120 
 $10 Discount on Premium Outlet Shopping Tour & Napa Wine Tasting 

Explore a shopping outlet mall for four hours with designers such as Burberry, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Save up to 70% at the Premium Outlet where you can use your complimentary VIP coupon book for extra savings.  This Outlet Mall has over 120 stores and is one of the largest outlet malls in the San Francisco Bay Area. Then, go into Napa Valley

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