Golden Gate Festival: “Bridging Us All”


The highlight of the Golden Gate Bridge’s year-long 75th anniversary program is the Golden Gate Festival, a free community event that honors the landmark and offering thousands the chance to reflect on the beauty of the Bridge, learn its history and be inspired by performances and exhibits.

On May 27, the public 75th anniversary celebration will take place from the waterfront from Fort Point to Pier 39.  Dubbed “Bridging Us All”, the Golden Gate Festival provides the public with the opportunity to learn about the bridge’s history and significance and enjoy the national parklands that surround it.

The festival will feature activities such as historical and educational presentations, an historic watercraft parade, music and dance stages, films, displays by corporate and media partners, art installations and much more. Funded entirely by private contributions, the year-long 75th Anniversary celebration will also feature:

Presidio – photography exhibit on military history at the Golden Gate (also open Saturday)
Fort Mason Center – Outdoor art installation (also open Saturday)
Ghirardelli Square – Panel exhibit telling the story of the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park – Tours aboard the Alma, music, photo displays & vintage cars (also open Saturday)
Fisherman’s Wharf – Music, historic images, vintage automobiles and maritime history (also open Saturday)
Pier 39 – Music and dance festival highlighting the 1930s
Art installations at Fort Point (also open Saturday)
Interpretive talks and self-guided walks
Bike trips to the bridge for youth, a YMCA program (Saturday, May 26)
Displays of historic bridge artifacts (also open Saturday)
Bridge-related art show at SFMOMA’s facility at Fort Mason Center (also open Saturday)
Photographic exhibition in the Presidio (also open Saturday)
Music and displays at Fisherman’s Wharf (also open Saturday)
Film night in the Presidio with movies featuring the Bridge (Saturday evening)

Source: Golden Gate Bridge 75

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