This week's SF Happenings post features Fleet Week, plus Sake Day 2016 and a free screening of Disney's Pinocchio.

Welcome to Reset San Francisco’s seventh installment of SF Happenings, a weekly series that highlights amazing things happening in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

The articles cover everything from art exhibits and cultural events to outdoor activities and a seemingly never-ending array of new restaurants and other spots opening.

Each Thursday or Friday, we publish a roundup of the coolest events and fun things to do so you can plan your weekend — and maybe even the next few weeks — with ease.

Happening This Weekend…

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Sake Day 2016


According to the event description on Eventbrite, Sake Day 2016 is “The Definitive Sake Party Experience”:

  • Taste and buy over 200 amazing sakes.
  • Meet some of the coolest people in the sake industry.
  • Revel in the fascinating SF Armory event center.
  • Explore the growing US Craft Sake Market.
  • Test your sake chops with several sake challenge stations.
  • Talk to the importers and distributors who get sake right.
  • This party is smart enough for the professionals and fun enough for the
    sake novices.


Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 5:00 – 9:00 PM


San Francisco Armory – 1800 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Tickets cost $75 a pop and are available via Eventbrite. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California.

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Film in the Fog: Featuring Pinocchio


If you’re looking for a free, family-friendly activity this weekend, look no further than the Presidio’s 14th annual outdoor movie night!

Co-presented by the Walt Disney Family Museum​ and the Presidio Trust, this year’s movie night will feature Disney’s Pinocchio.

Beginning at 5:30 pm, enjoy food from Off the Grid’s food trucks and free activities for the kids. The movie will start at 7:00 pm.


Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Civil War Parade Ground, Main Post on Graham St, San Francisco, CA 94129


Free for the whole family!

Coming Up Soon…

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San Francisco Fleet Week


Many San Franciscans are familiar with Fleet Week, but don’t know much about the history behind it.

As explained on the website:

San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) began in 1981 when then Mayor Dianne Feinstein led the nation in celebrating America’s sea services.”

“Taking place every October on the Marina Green over Italian Heritage Weekend, SFFW’s air show, parade of ships and many community events have become a significant and integral part of the city’s local culture and economy.”

The week-long celebration includes a variety of events, but the most popular is almost certainly the Air Show:

“Taking place over three consecutive days in the skies above the City’s waterfront, this event attracts over a million people around the Bay. Featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels, the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor, the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 and, from France, the Breitling Jet Team.”


October 3-10, 2016


Marina Green – Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123


Many of the Fleet Week activities, including all ship tours, are free. You can purchase tickets to the Air Show here.

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