This annual festival held at the historic Golden Gate Park features three days of entertainment. First of all, there is a ton of music, including performances by nationally and internationally known pop, rock, hip hop, and folk acts. Past guests of the festival include The Strokes, Gogol Bordello, Kings of Leon, and Janelle Monae. In addition to music, there are stand-up comedy performances, art installations, and various food, beer, and wine options.
- Type: Concerts,Festivals & Fairs,Theater
- Nearest Train: Carl Street and Stanyan Street
- Venue Description:
In the late 1800s, a Scotsman named John McLaren transformed more than 1000 acres (405 hectares) of sand dunes into a wondrous haven in the midst of busy city life. Stretching over 50 blocks from Stanyan Street to the Pacific Ocean, the lush landscaping features ever-changing settings at every turn. There are trails for walking, jogging, biking, horseback riding, as well as a golf course, lawn bowling greens, a lake with paddle boats, soccer fields and a baseball diamond. For those seeking a less strenuous diversion, check out the California Academy of Sciences and an authentic Japanese Tea Garden. For families with children, there are playgrounds, a live buffalo reserve and a carousel.