Living the San Francisco Dream


Labor Day Fun - You don't have to wait a year to enjoy it

rose garden, end of season, Golden Gate ParkYesterday, Labor Day 2016, I was reading my online newspaper while enjoying my first cup(s) of coffee when I chanced upon a pleasant, informative article about musician unions in San Francisco.

One of the unionized groups mentioned was the Golden Gate Park Band, which puts on free concerts most Sunday afternoons in the summer and fall. Apparently they always put on a special concert on Labor Day featuring American musical numbers, opening with Aaron Copeland's 'Fanfare to the Common Man' and moving on to folk songs, jazz, medleys from musicals and movies, and ending with a stirring Sousa march.

The day was sunny and warm, and a free outdoor concert at lunchtime sounded like the perfect activity, so off we went, walking into Golden Gate Park via the rose garden, where the scent of roses permeated the warm air. The music was delightful, the little children dancing in front of the band a kick to watch, and everyone appeared to be relaxed and happy.

 As we left the park, starting our walk back across town, we went past the roller skating area, where skaters both proficient and a bit shaky on their feet, were skating to their own music.


Yesterday was Labor Day, but you can enjoy a similar afternoon every Sunday in Golden Gate Park. The band concert in the music concourse starts at 1:00 PM.


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

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 7 commentsLottie Kendall • September 05 2016 07:31PM


Good Morning Lottie - it sounds like you had the perfect day.  It was a great end of summer weekend.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 4 years ago

I enjoyed reading you post. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 4 years ago


What a wonderful way to enjoy your Labor Day, and I am glad it is available regardless of the date.  Have a great week. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 4 years ago

Sounds like such a fun time and that is a great video that you shared with us, I am glad your Labor Day was enjoyed!!!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) about 4 years ago

I love Golden Gate Park Lottie. What a great place to have a concert too.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 4 years ago


I like San Francisco . . . . and everyday is a good day in San Francisco.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 4 years ago

Lottie Kendall - A concert in the Golden Gate park is sure to make it feel like a holiday, even though it isn't!  Looks like fun! : )

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) about 4 years ago