Presidio Picnic is Back for 2017 Season

Monday, Mar 06, 2017 Category Food and Drink; Entertainment and Culture

Sundays, March 19 through October​ 8​

11 am to 4 pm on the Main Parade Ground
Get to the Presidio on the free PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle OR Public Transit

Grab your blanket and meet us at the Presidio’s Main Parade Ground for the fifth season of a family picnic like no other. Presidio Picnic features international food and drink from the best of the Bay Area food scene, lawn games, music, yoga classes, nature-based arts and crafts for kids at the Presidio Adventure Zone tent, and iconic views of San Francisco​ Bay. Presidio Picnic is sponsored by the Presidio Trust and Off the Grid Markets.

Fun for the Whole Family

The Presidio’s Main Parade Ground offers a great lawn for kids to run and play and plenty of kid-friendly food options for even the pickiest of eaters. Each week, families can enjoy a rotating array of complimentary activities, such as free yoga classes, a Green Screen photo booth for “selfies” in front of a beautiful Presidio landscape; nature-based crafts for kids; and fun games for both little and big kids.

On the first Sunday of the month, the Presidio YMCA provides free bike safety lessons via the Y Bike Learn to Ride program. This year, we also have our new custom lawn seating to enhance your picnicking experience – the red “Presidio Share Chairs.”

Make a Day of It!

Use the picnic as a starting point for adventures in the Presidio. While at the event, walk next door to the brand new Presidio Visitor Center for ideas about extending your day in the park - or for fun on a future visit.

​The Presidio offers 24 miles of walking trails, eight scenic overlooks, sculptures by world-renowned place-based artist Andy Goldsworthy, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Presidio Officers’ Club museum and cultural center, as well as restaurants, including The Commissary and Arguello.

Getting to the Presidio

Presidio Picnic is located on the Presidio’s Main Parade Ground, bordered by Montgomery Street and the new Presidio Visitor Center at Lincoln Boulevard, where you’ll find sweatshirts, picnic blankets, reusable water bottles, and more (all proceeds benefit the parks).

Get to the Presidio on the free PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle or Public Transit, especially the MUNI 43 which takes you right there!.

Free Bike Valet is offered every Sunday.

Presidio Picnic Food and Retail Vendors (subject to change)

  • Arepa
  • Beech Coffee Company
  • Belgian Frites
  • Ceviche & Co.
  • Cochon Volant
  • Del Poppolo
  • DUM Truck
  • Early Bird Tacos
  • El SurEmpanadas
  • Farm Stand Lemonade
  • Fine & Rare
  • Grilled Cheez Guy
  • Happy Moose Juice
  • Hookt Mini Doughnuts
  • Jackrabbit
  • Lady Falcon
  • Little Green Cyclo
  • Nopalito
  • Ocean Oyster Company
  • Off the Grid’s Mobile Retail Marketplace
  • Sam’s Chowder
  • Senior Sisig
  • Slightly Skewed
  • Tex Mex
  • The Whole Beast
  • True Jerky
  • Wing Wings

Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

To protect the park and our environment, please refrain from placing stakes in the lawn and bringing helium balloons to this event. View a complete list of questions and answers to help you plan your day at Presidio Picnic >>

Presidio Picnic is sponsored by:

Off the Grid Presidio Picnic Logos​​