Best time to go to San Francisco

Easter 2024

Spiced with local humor, Easter in San Francisco definitely stands out

Dates: March 31, 2024


San Francisco may not be the most religious city, but Easter is a great time to explore the megapolis and enjoy the arrival of spring. Whether you hop on a San Francisco Bay cruise, head to historic Alcatraz Island, or just opt for a picnic in a local park, the long festive weekend will leave plenty of pleasant memories. However, if you prefer to start the Holy Sunday with a prayer, you can join locals at the Mt. Davidson cross, the highest point in San Francisco. The non-denominational Easter service starts at 7 am.

Easter in Dolores Park with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

A fun Easter celebration is organized in Dolores Park by Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a non-profit charity, protest, and street performance organization that widely uses religious images to satirize the issues of gender and morality and to call attention to sexual intolerance. The festivities in the park begin on Easter Sunday at 10 am with family-friendly activities such as an egg hunt and face painting. Then follows the Easter bonnet contest, held at 12:30 pm, and a range of live music and drag shows for adults. Participants aren't required to register for the costume contests; the only duty is to dress to impress.

The most extraordinary part of Easter fun in Golden Gate Park starts at 3 p.m. with Foxy Mary contest followed by Hunky Jesus competition. Hardly anywhere else on the globe will you be able to see such transformations of the most significant Biblical characters—the Virgins come pregnant, and Christs act rather barefacedly on the stage. Ladies and gentlemen, this is San Francisco. This event is for adults only.

Roller Disco Party at Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park used to host an egg hunt in the past; however, now it's home to the Sunday Roller Disco Party! Every Sunday, this green oasis becomes a heaven for San Francisco’s inline skaters and roller skaters. Everyone with the wheels can boogie to the groovy tunes. The Godfather of Skate sets up a mobile DJ unit to play some disco beats.

Bring Your Own Big Wheel

Every Easter Sunday, San Francisco hosts a Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race (BYOBW) on Potrero Hill. Spectators can watch dozens of contestants having fun racing their big wheels. This race is not for the faint of heart. Riders on huge plastic tricycles roll down Vermont & 20th streets, one of the steepest in San Francisco.

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin