Grab your blanket and meet us in the breathtaking Presidio of San Francisco for the 8th season of the Bay Area's favorite weekly community gathering! Presented by the Presidio Trust in partnership with Off the Grid, this year's Presidio Picnic will showcase the diverse food and cultures of the Bay Area with a free cultural dance performance on the third Sunday of each month. Presidio Picnic is free and open to the public, and takes place rain or shine on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, an expansive seven-acre lawn with amazing views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay.
Hours of Operations
Presidio Picnic Join us every Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm (rain or shine)
Best Time to Arrive
If space is a concern or you are planning to attend with a large group, it is always best practice to plan and arrive early! In general, people start reserving their picnic spots and start coming in at around 10 - 10:30 am.
Getting to Presidio Picnic
With its picturesque location in the Presidio of San Francisco and easy access via transit, free shuttle or bike (make sure to take advantage of the free bike valet courtesy of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition), it’s the perfect spot to meet old friends and mingle with new ones.
If you are driving pick up all your friends and family! Parking at Presidio Picnic can be hectic. We advise arriving early to find a spot - 10:00 - 10:30 AM is a perfect time to arrive and find parking close to the lawn. There are pay and display machines, accepting credit and debit cards, around the parking lot. Parking could cost around $1.50 - $2.20 per hour or $10/day. Parking regulations are enforced by the United States Park Police.
Presidio Picnic Cultural Performances
A full schedule of dance performances at Presidio Picnic is available at Dance performance schedule
Music Lineup Music Lineup Calendar
We have a diverse roster of amazing artists to keep you feeling the vibe and enjoying the market! Check out our calendar to find out more.
Info Booth/OTG Staff
We are always here to help! If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, you can always find and stop one of our Market Hosts walking around the market or drop by the Information Booth for assistance
Your safety and security are one of our top priorities! If you have an emergency find an OTG staff and they can radio the EMT on site. You can also call park police general line (415) 561-5505 or 911.
Weather varies from full sun to wind and fog. Bring layers, sunscreen, sunglasses, blankets, lawn chairs, reusable water bottle to refill at our onsite water stations, and hats!
Presidio Picnic is on the main grounds which is a large grass area perfect for a picnic setup! Bring your blankets, tables, chairs, etc.- find your perfect spot and get comfortable! Please refer to our ‘what you can and can’t bring’ for information on the types and sizes of tables, chairs, etc. allowed on the main grounds.
Biking to Presidio Picnic
Are you are planning your biking ride to Presidio Picnic? Congratulations! You can give yourself a pat on the back. Biking to Presidio is a beautiful bike ride and helpful to the environment. Click here to get an over guide on how to plan your trip.
Bike Parking - Riders can park at the Presidio Transit Center. You can pay for bike parking with a Bikelink card. Don’t have a bike link card? Don’t worry you can purchase one online anytime. Here is a link to purchase one ahead of your visit https://www.bikelink.org
Where to park your bike? Riders can park at Presidio Transit Center
In the interest of creating shared spaces that are accessible to everyone, Off the Grid does not currently offer reservations / reserved seating. We encourage visitors to enjoy our designated communal areas on a first come, first served basis. If you’re planning to attend with a large group and/or space is a concern, we encourage you to plan ahead and arrive early to snag a spot! If you’re interested in hosting a private event with Off the Grid, our Catering team would love to help! Please tell us more about your event by completing our online questionnaire, and a member of our Catering team will get back to you within 1 business day.
Presidio has public restrooms inside Presidio Picnic Visiting Center and Off the Grid offers public restrooms by the parking lot behind the Info Booth.
No, we do not offer Order Ahead at Presidio Picnic but we do at our Salesforce Tower Market. Visit the Salesforce Tower Market page to learn more.
Off the Grid is ADA compliant in all the Markets.
Off the Grid does not offer public wifi in the Markets.
Want to rock out OTG gear? Head over to the info booth of every Market and you can purchase shirts, hoodies and reusable water bottles.
Have more unanswered questions? Head over to our Presidio Picnic FAQs