Loading Programs

Past Programs › Weekend Sessions

Programs Search and Views Navigation

Program Views Navigation

Past Programs › Weekend Sessions

Photo of people dancing at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Programs ranging from music, dance, circus, and theater to cultural festivals… May through October, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is the place to be!

Weekend Sessions take place on the Esplanade, Mission Street between Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco.

+ Download

September 2018

Free
Photo of Marcus Shelby with upright bass and historical photo of Louis Armstrong's baseball team

Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Sep 8, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Manila Disco Fever

Manila Disco Fever

Sep 1, 1:00pm2:30pm

August 2018

Free
Photo of musician Vân Ánh (Vanessa) Võ

Vân Ánh Võ & The VA’V

Aug 25, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Brazilian music group Pragandaia

Brazil in the Gardens: Pragandaia w/ Special Guest Marcos Costa

Aug 18, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Pistahan Festival 2017 by Jim Watkins Photography

Pistahan

Aug 12, 11:00am5:00pm
|Recurring Program (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun, Aug 12, 2018

Free
Photo of Pistahan Festival 2017 by Jim Watkins Photography

Pistahan

Aug 11, 11:00am5:00pm
|Recurring Program (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Sun, Aug 12, 2018

Free
Photo of David Hardiman's San Francisco All Star Big Band

AfroSolo in the Gardens: David Hardiman’s San Francisco All-Star Big Band

Aug 4, 1:00pm3:00pm

July 2018

Free
Photo of the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Jul 29, 1:00pm2:30pm
Photo of Artists Guild at East Garden

Artists Guild Exhibition

Jul 29, 9:00am5:00pm
Free
Photo of musician Yosvany Terry by Govert Driessen

Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet

Jul 28, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Press photo for San Francisco Mime Troupe's Seeing Red. Photo by DavidAllenStudio.com

San Francisco Mime Troupe

Jul 15, 2:00pm4:00pm
Free
Photo of Ukulenny and Cynthia Lin of SF Uke Jam by Amal Bisharat Photography

SF Uke Jam Summer Uke-Splosion!

Jul 14, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of music group Isle of Klezbos

Isle of Klezbos + Fanfare Zambaleta

Jul 7, 1:00pm3:00pm

June 2018

Free
Photo Collage for Music of the Banned

Music of the Banned

Jun 30, 1:00pm3:30pm
Free
Photo of Dwoira Galilea of Circus Bella by David Tau

Circus Bella

Jun 23, 2:15pm3:15pm
Free
Photo of Dwoira Galilea of Circus Bella by David Tau

Circus Bella

Jun 23, 12:00pm1:00pm
Free
Photo of Dwoira Galilea of Circus Bella by David Tau

Circus Bella

Jun 22, 12:00pm1:00pm
Free
Photo of Native Contemporary Arts Festival 2017 by David Tau

Native Contemporary Arts Festival

Jun 17, 12:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of Betsayda Machado

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo + VNote Ensemble

Jun 16, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of Balinese music and dance group Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Jun 9, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of RAWdance dance company for Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest 2018 by Hillary Goidell

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest

Jun 3, 1:00pm2:30pm
|Recurring Program (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Sun, Jun 3, 2018

Free
Photo of RAWdance dance company for Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest 2018 by Hillary Goidell

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest

Jun 2, 1:00pm2:30pm
|Recurring Program (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Sun, Jun 3, 2018

May 2018

Free
Photo of music group Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Tom Rigney & Flambeau

May 26, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Illustration of two people dancing

Garba in the Gardens

May 19, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of music group Innov Gnawa

Innov Gnawa + Book of J

May 12, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of music group Mariachi Flor de Toloache by Andrei Averbuch

Flor de Toloache + Diana Gameros

May 6, 1:00pm3:00pm

October 2017

Free
Halloween Hoopla. Illustrations of 6 smiling jack-o-lanterns.

Halloween Hoopla (kids’ show)

Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 12:00pm2:00pm

September 2017

Free
Photo of Marcus Shelby

Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of kids making paper crafts.

2017 Creativity Festival

Sun, Sep 17, 2017, 10:00am4:00pm
Free
Photo of Brooklyn Raga Massive

Brooklyn Raga Massive with Classical Revolution – Terry Riley’s In C

Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 1:00pm2:15pm
Free
Photo of Alsarah & the Nubatones

Alsarah & the Nubatones

Sat, Sep 9, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Kugelplex

Kugelplex with special guest Linda Tillery

Sat, Sep 2, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm

August 2017

Free
Photo of Paula West

Paula West

Sat, Aug 26, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photos of Spok, Alessandro Penezzi, Celso Alberti, and Pedro Martins

Brazil in the Gardens

Sun, Aug 20, 2017, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of Daymé Arocena, photo by Pedro Margherio

Daymé Arocena + Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble

Sat, Aug 19, 2017, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of dancers at Pistahan

Pistahan

Sun, Aug 13, 2017, 11:00am4:00pm
|Recurring Program (See all)

One event on Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 11:00am

Free
Photo of dancers at Pistahan

Pistahan

Sat, Aug 12, 2017, 11:00am4:00pm
|Recurring Program (See all)

One event on Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 11:00am

Free
Photos of AfroSolo in the Gardens 2017 artists Charles Hamilton and David Hardiman, Sr.

AfroSolo in the Gardens

Sat, Aug 5, 2017, 1:00pm3:00pm

July 2017

Free

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Sun, Jul 30, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of SF Uke Jam

SF Uke Jam Summer Uke-splosion!

Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of San Francisco Mime Troupe production of Walls. Photo by DavidAllenStudio.com

San Francisco Mime Troupe – Walls

Sun, Jul 23, 2017, 2:00pm4:00pm
Free
Photo of a woman's face

Global Is Local: Witness The World

Sat, Jul 22, 2017, 12:00pm3:30pm
Free
Photo of Artists Guild exhibition

Artists Guild of San Francisco

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 9:00am5:00pm
Free
Photo of Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Ensemble Mik Nawooj – Death Become Life

Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Illustration of figures on a bridge

Theatre Rhinoceros – Lear!

Sun, Jul 9, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Illustration of figures on a bridge

Theatre Rhinoceros – Lear!

Sat, Jul 8, 2017, 7:00pm8:30pm
Free
Illustration of figures on a bridge

Theatre Rhinoceros – Lear!

Fri, Jul 7, 2017, 7:00pm8:30pm
Free
"Occupy" photo of AXIS Dance Company by Robbie Sweeny

AXIS Dance Company (2 shows)

Sun, Jul 2, 2017, 12:00pm1:15pm
Free
"Occupy" photo of AXIS Dance Company by Robbie Sweeny

AXIS Dance Company (2 shows)

Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 12:00pm1:15pm

June 2017

Free
Circus Bella. Bay City Rhapsody.

Circus Bella – Bay City Rhapsody (2 shows)

Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 12:00pm1:00pm
Free
Circus Bella. Bay City Rhapsody.

Circus Bella – Bay City Rhapsody

Fri, Jun 23, 2017, 12:00pm1:00pm
Free
Photo of Medicine Warriors

Native Contemporary Arts Festival

Sun, Jun 18, 2017, 12:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

M.A.K.U SoundSystem + Bang Data

Sat, Jun 17, 2017, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of dancer Hien Huynh by Andrew Weeks Photography

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest – Day 3

Sun, Jun 11, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of dancer Hien Huynh by Andrew Weeks Photography

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest – Day 2

Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of dancer Hien Huynh by Andrew Weeks Photography

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest – Day 1

Fri, Jun 9, 2017, 6:00pm7:15pm
Free
Photo of Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney

Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney with Flambeau

Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm

May 2017

Free
Photo of Richard Howell

Richard Howell & Sudden Changes

Sat, May 27, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Adam Theis holding a tuba and trombones

Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass

Sat, May 20, 2017, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of Kitka

Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble

Sat, May 13, 2017, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Arturo O'Farrill

Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra + VNote Ensemble

Sun, May 7, 2017, 1:00pm3:00pm

September 2016

Free
Illustration of Yassir Chadly playing the oud

Yassir Chadly & The Moroccans

Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras + Soltron

Sat, Sep 10, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of Lavay Smith

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Sat, Sep 3, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm

August 2016

Free
Photo of Red Baraat

Red Baraat + Non Stop Bhangra

Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Sat, Aug 20, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of dancers at Pistahan

Pistahan

Sun, Aug 14, 2016, 11:00am5:00pm
Free
Photo of dancers at Pistahan

Pistahan

Sat, Aug 13, 2016, 11:00am5:00pm
Free
Photo of Tammy L. Hall and Linda Kay Ricketts

AfroSolo in the Gardens

Sat, Aug 6, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm

July 2016

Free
Photo of Artists Guild exhibition

Artists Guild Exhibit

Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 9:00am5:00pm
Free
Photo of Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Tom Rigney & Flambeau + André Thierry

Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Poster for Schooled: A New Musical

San Francisco Mime Troupe

Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 2:00pm4:00pm
Free
Photo of Alligator Spaceawalk

Alligator Spacewalk + Cosa Nostra Strings

Sat, Jul 23, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu

Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu – The Ola Project

Sat, Jul 16, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of The Klezmatics

The Klezmatics + Charming Hostess

Sat, Jul 9, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of trumpet players in the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Sun, Jul 3, 2016, 1:00pm2:00pm
Free
Photo of Troker

Troker + Subharmonic

Sat, Jul 2, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm

June 2016

Free
Photo of Circus Bella cast standing single file with juggling clubs spread out

Circus Bella – Out of Line! (2 shows)

Sat, Jun 25, 2016, 12:00pm1:00pm
Free
Photo of Circus Bella cast standing single file with juggling clubs spread out

Circus Bella – Out of Line!

Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 12:00pm1:00pm
Free
Photo of Medicine Warriors

Native Contemporary Arts Festival

Sun, Jun 19, 2016, 12:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of Adam Theis holding a tuba and trombones

The Brass Convergence

Sat, Jun 18, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo from a scene from The Embodiment Project's Chalk Outlines

Embodiment Project

Sat, Jun 11, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Dr. Loco playing the flute in front of a large photo of Jim Pepper

Dr. Loco’s 75th Birthday: Tribute to Jim Pepper

Sun, Jun 5, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of four dancers of Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Sat, Jun 4, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm

May 2016

Free
Photo of Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Ensemble Mik Nawooj + Camille Mai

Sat, May 28, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of Patrick Ball with Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter

Patrick Ball – Legends of the Celtic Harp

Sat, May 21, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Con Brio

Con Brio + Duniya Dance & Drum Company + Black Orpheus

Sat, May 14, 2016, 12:00pm5:30pm
Free
Slow Research Lab: Photo of a dancer inside of a bamboo sphere

Slow Research Lab

Sun, May 8, 2016, 1:00pm2:00pm
Free
Photo of Elephantine

Canceled: Elephantine + The Seshen

Sat, May 7, 2016, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Illustration of Pedrito Martinez and Issac Delgado

Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Issac Delgado

Sun, May 1, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm

October 2015

Free
Yerba Buena Night 2015

The 5th Annual Yerba Buena Night

Sat, Oct 10, 2015, 6:00pm10:00pm
Free
Photo of Yosvany Terry and Baptiste Trotignon

Yosvany Terry / Baptiste Trotignon Ancestral Memories Quartet

Sat, Oct 3, 2015, 1:00pm2:30pm

September 2015

Free
Image of Marcus Shelby with orchestra

Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio

Sun, Sep 27, 2015, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Bay Area Bold, Presented by The San Francisco Foundation

Bay Area Bold Festival

Sat, Sep 26, 2015, 11:00am4:00pm
Free
Photo of the Asian American Orchestra with Voices of a Dream

Asian American Orchestra’s 1945: A Year of Infamy

Sun, Sep 6, 2015, 1:00pm2:30pm

August 2015

Free
Photo of Cambalache and Tarimba

Cambalache + Tarimba

Sat, Aug 22, 2015, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of Guinga and photo of Marcus Tardelli

Brazil in the Gardens

Sun, Aug 16, 2015, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Lavay Smith

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Sat, Aug 15, 2015, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Pistahan, Filipino and Filipino American Festival

Pistahan

Sun, Aug 9, 2015, 11:00am5:00pm
Free
Photo of Pistahan, Filipino and Filipino American Festival

Pistahan

Sat, Aug 8, 2015, 11:00am5:00pm
+ Download