Our Picks For Things To Do In San Francisco in August 2023

Bobby Dyer
San Francisco In August

Summer Is Starting In San Francisco In August

Visiting San Francisco in August is a great idea! The summer season is just beginning and the energy and people are full of life! There are so many things to do so be sure to start planning early to make the most out of your trip.

As far as San Francisco weather goes for August, the average high temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit while the average low temperate is 55 degrees Fahrenheit.  The water temperature is a brisk 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

In regards to what to wear for your trip to San Francisco, pack your jacket and cool weather clothes. There is a famous quote that says, “the coldest winter can be a summer’s day in San Francisco.”

Top Events Happening in San Francisco In August:

Outside Lands Music Festival

August 6-8

Outside Lands is San Francisco’s major music festival of the year. If you love large music festivals, then you can’t miss Outside Lands!


Hamilton at the Orpheum Theater

August 10 – September 5

Finally, San Francisco is opening back up! Pick up your tickets to Hamilton at Orpheum Theater before they sell out!


Nihonmachi Street Fair

August 7-8

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is held in the Japantown district of Downtown SF and celebrates the Asian Pacific American Culture with food and entertainment!


Polk Street Blues Festival

All Days 10 am‑6 pm

The 11th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival is a free event and great local gathering of musicians and craft vendors.


Cruises from Fisherman’s Wharf


You have to get out on the water when you come the San Francisco. Sit back and relax as your cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and other scenic landscapes of the city!


Head To Yosemite National Park

Various Dates – Departing from ITH Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

Take a day trip or overnight adventure to Yosemite National Park! You will be amazed by the towering granite walls and waterfalls.


FREE Museum Days

Various Dates

San Francisco is full of amazing museums and cultural experiences. You can find a different experience every day of your trip! We have highlighted which days are free for each of the most popular museums.


Catch a Giants Baseball Game at Oracle Park

April through October

Go for the home team or watch your favorite team play against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in Downtown San Diego! The stadium is located on the waterfront so plan on visiting some great bars for fun pregame and post-game entertainment!

Present your same-day baseball ticket to a receptionist at ITH Hostels and save $5 on your reservation.

Find tickets for all games this month


Wellness Activities To Do In San Francisco In August

Rejuvenate yourself with free outdoor Yoga In San Francisco

Golden Gate Park

The Yoga meet-up happens at Golden Gate Park every Saturday at 11:30 am near the Grove next to the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden.

Go Hiking In San Francisco

Lands End Trail – Golden Gate Recreation Area

San Francisco has some beautiful hiking trails surrounding the city. Bring your jacket because it can be sunny and warm on one side of the mountain and very cold when you get to the top!


Go rock climbing in San Francisco

Glen Canyon Boulders

Located in the heart of San Francisco, Glenn Canyon Boulders are at the top of the list for outdoor rock climbing in the city.


San Francisco Surf Break Of The Month


The San Francisco region is home to some of the largest waves in California. The huge swells come in the winter but the summertime is great for beginners learning how to catch fun waves.


Skateboard at a great Spot in San Francisco

Hilltop Skatepark

Often referred to by locals as the best skateboarding spot in San Francisco!


Weekly Local Events In San Francisco:

San Francisco is one of the most unique places in America. From the historic building to scenic attractions, you will never run out of things to do.

Check out Fun Cheap SF for a full list of things to do in San Francisco

For the live music scene, check out Song Kick for the best venue and upcoming shows.

Tuesdays: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market


Saturdays: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Sundays: Fort Mason Farmers Markert


Yoga Garden SF

Satori Yoga Studio

Glow Yoga & Wellness


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