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Presidio's Greatest Lists: Five Fantastic Fall Outdoor Events

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 Category Entertainment and Culture

As locals know, fall is the best time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. At the Presidio, it's a great time to picnic, bird watch, or catch a family film night out under the stars. This is your last call – come take advantage of these five fantastic outdoor events!

1- Guided Bird Walk

guided bird walk

Fall is the perfect time to learn about our feathered friends and see the park in a new way. Help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Golden Gate Audubon Society by getting outside for a family-friendly, guided bird walk in the Presidio. This is the last walk of the summer series! Registration is required.

Register: Saturday, September 16, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm >>

2- Film in the Fog

outdoor film screening in the Presidio
Photo by Charity Vargas

Grab some popcorn, bring a blanket, and tell all your friends – it’s time for our annual Film in the Fog: featuring The Iron Giant, on Saturday, September 30, and the Family Film Night: Featuring Beauty and the Beast on Friday, October 13. Both are happening at the Civil War Parade Lawn at the Main Post. This is your chance to sit under the stars AND see a great film. These events are free and food will be available for purchase from Off the Grid.

3-Last Call for the Presidio Twilight Season 

Presidio Twilight

There are only two more Presidio Twilights this season. Don’t delay! Bring your friends and family to the Main Parade Ground Thursday, September 14 or Thursday, September 21 to enjoy the Twilight hours on the Main Parade Ground with a cabana, a fire pit, and delicious food from an array of international food trucks. On September 21, there will also be ranger-led fireside story telling and s'mores! Co-sponsored by Presidio Trust and Off the Grid Markets.​

4- Free Shakespeare in the Park

Hamlet in the Presidio

“To be or not to be – that is the question!” and the answer is “to be”…and “get ye to the Presidio!” Actually, Hamlet never said that last bit. But Shakespeare in the Park is presenting Hamlet for FREE (yes, you heard me – free!) at the Presidio’s Main Post this season, and this is definitely the place to be! Bring snacks, a blanket, and the whole family for a picnic and a literary afternoon. 

Saturday, September 16, 2 pm >>

Sunday, September 17, 2 pm >>

5- Fleet Week at Presidio Picnic 

Fleet Week in the Presidio

The final Presidio Picnic of the season is on Sunday, October 8 during Fleet Week, which means the Presidio will be the perfect vantage point for watching the Blue Angels practice their daredevil feats over San Francisco Bay. Co-sponsored by Presidio Trust and Off the Grid Markets.

Learn more about Presidio Picnic >>