Port of San Francisco 150th AnniversaryCelebrating a century and a half of the Bay Area’s waterfront heritage and maritime history, the Port of San Francisco 150th Anniversary is an exciting series of family events. Featuring the opening of the Exploratorium and the popular Maritime Day festival on the San Francisco waterfront, this event honors the Port of San Francisco, which opened when Abraham Lincoln was in office, way back in 1863. The anniversary party kicks off with the opening of the Exploratorium’s huge new campus and new exhibitions on Pier 15 on Wednesday, April 17; then on Wednesday, April 24, there will be a big birthday bash and media event at Pier 39. The main event occurs on Sunday, April 28 with a daylong public celebration of events, activities and entertainment: Maritime Day.
Taking place along the waterfront from Hyde Street Pier in the north to Heron’s Head Park (Pier 98) in the south from 10AM to 5PM, Maritime Day is a showcase and celebration of San Francisco’s Port and maritime culture. You’ll find boat tours, bicycle tours, historical exhibits and lectures at Pier 1, inter-active art at Pier 14, public tours of AT&T ballpark, artists Open Studio at Pier 70 Noonan Building, Open House at EcoCenter in Heron’s Park and discount offers at Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and various restaurants on Port property. Bring the whole family, take public transportation and enjoy maritime day events that celebrate San Francisco’s Port.