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FREE Super Bowl 50 Activities in San Francisco

Super Bowl 50 is just around the corner, and The City That Knows How has prepared for the giant party that San Francisco will be for the next couple of weeks. The game itself will be played at the 49er's new stadium in Santa Clara, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, but week-long activities are planned in San Francisco, which is expecting over 1,000,000 visitors.

"It's [San Francisco] going to be crowded. There is going to be traffic, and there are going to be streets closed," warns Charlotte Shultz, the city's Chief of Protocol. "We're a city that knows how to either take that in stride or complain about it."

Since complaining only hurts the complainer my advice: Embrace it! Participate! Have fun!

Justin Herman Plaza and a good part of the Embarcadero will become Super Bowl City, a hub for Super Bowl related activities, operating from January 30 to February 7, 2016. For a map of events, click on the Ferry Building pictured below, and see the changes made for these next few weeks:

ferry building, san francisco

Super Bowl City is free and family friendly, with events targeted at both residents and visitors alike. Residents might wish to enjoy this coming weekend, before out-of-town guests arrive.

A few of the many FREE activities and events at Super Bowl City:

  • Super Bowl City opens at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 30, 2016
  • 1/30 - 7:25PM - the Bay Lights, an LED show on the suspension cables of the Bay Bridge will flicker back on permanently, followed by a fireworks show on the bay and Chris Isaak performing on City Stage
  • 1/31 - 3:00PM - Oakland Interfaith Gospel performs on City Stage (dynamic!)
  • 2/3, 2/4 and 2/6 - photo ops on the Fan Stage with former 49ers Jeff Garcia, Guy McIntyre and NaVarro Bowman
  • 2/5 - 7:30PM - another firework show on the bay
  • 2/6 - 7:00PM - Alicia Keyes performs on City Stage

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547






Comment balloon 7 commentsLottie Kendall • January 27 2016 08:09AM



We have a friend who is an ardent Bronco fan.  Her family has season tickets, and she is hoping they win a ticket to the Superbowl, so she can be there for the game.  What a party for San Francisco...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 5 years ago

Lottie, I will absolutely embrace it by staying as far away from the City as I possibly can - which means there is no way I will be attending your meet up next week.  Perhaps another time. I know my strengths and I know my limits.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 5 years ago

Lottie, I think the only way to enjoy this, is to embrace the event!!  I am tucked away in Benicia enjoying the news and watching the city get ready!  I follow several friend who commute to the city and enjoy the pictures as it is being set up.  Have fun!

Posted by Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828 (Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific) almost 5 years ago

Whew, a lot of people and a lot of talent headed to your area.  I don't think I'd be a complainer if I lived there, but I might use the time to schedule a vacation and get away from it all!

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) almost 5 years ago

No way to get bored in San Francisco during Super Bowl week. A million visitors is a lot... and they can't all be going to the game! Wish I could be there to cheer on my Carolina Panthers. Lttie.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 5 years ago

Hi Lottie - there will  be lots of activity for San Francisco.  I know we have had it in New York several years ago.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 5 years ago

Lottie I bet the City is going to be tough to get around in towards the end of next week.  It is a good time for locals to stay home :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 5 years ago