PRESIDIO PICNIC FAQS
Where is the Presidio Picnic located?
The event is located in the heart of the Presidio on the Main Parade Grounds outside of the newly constructed Visitor’s Center and renowned Walt Disney Family Museum. It’s a perfect place to linger with family and friends, or step off to explore a variety of other park offerings including the museum at the Presidio Officers’ Club, art exhibitions, scenic overlooks and hiking and biking trails and beaches.
When is the Presidio Picnic open?
Every Sunday 11 am-4 pm from March 18 through October 21, 2018.
Do I need tickets to this event?
All Off the Grid markets, including Presidio Picnic, are free and open to the public.
Is Presidio Picnic kid-friendly?
Yes, Presidio Picnic offers kid-friendly menu items from many of our mobile food creators, as well as free bicycle lessons for kids on the first Sunday of each month presented by the Presidio Community YMCA. Presidio Picnic is also a well-established space where kids can run and lay games across a seven acre lawn. Bring a frisbee!
Arrive early! If you’re planning to attend with a large group or space is a concern, we encourage you to plan ahead and arrive early.
Pack smart. Weather varies from full sun to wind and fog. Bring layers, sunscreen, a sunhat, picnic blanket, and your water bottle to refill at our onsite water stations. Items are also available to purchase at the Presidio Visitor Center, located next door to the picnic lawn.
Take public transit. Presidio Picnic can be easily accessed through the MUNI 43 line or the free PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle .
Ride your bike! Free bicycle valet parking is available through SF Bike Coalition. Additionally, The Presidio YMCA offers a free YBike “Learn to Ride” program for children of all ages (bikes provided) on April 11, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2 and October 7.
Pack in, pack out. Just like other national parks, you can help our environment by using compostable containers, bringing a reusable water bottle, and taking your trash with you.
Make a day of it. Walk off your meal on the Presidio’s spectacular 24 mile long trail network . Along the way, marvel at Andy Goldsworthy’s art installations such as Tree Fall , stop by The Walt Disney Family Museum, or pop into the Presidio Officers’ Club to check out the Presidio museum and archaeology dig.
What can I purchase at Presidio Picnic? Attendees can enjoy food from more than 30 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food creators including Senor Sisig, Little Green Cyclo, Del Popolo, Slightly Skewed, Gyro Stop, Jackrabbit, Seoul of Taipei, El Pipila, Cielito Lindo, Spork & Stix, DUM Truck and more. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available from our bar partner, Rye on the Road. For a full list of creators, please visit www.presidiopicnic.com.
Do creators accept debit/credit cards? Yes.
Are there vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options available? Many of our creators offer dishes to accommodate various diets. We recommend asking creators for their vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
How can I get to Presidio Picnic? Presidio Picnic is located on the Presidio’s Main Parade Ground, bordered by Montgomery Street, at Lincoln Boulevard San Francisco, 94129. It can be easily accessed by the MUNI 43 line or the free PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle , which runs between the Main Post, Union Street/Van Ness Avenue, Embarcadero BART, and the Transbay Terminal from 9 am to 7:30 pm on weekends. Free Bike Valet is offered every Sunday, sponsored by SF Bike Coalition.
No glass bottles
No stakes or pop-up tents
All dogs must be on a leash, and waste must be disposed of properly in the trash (not the compost!)
Use designated crosswalks and sidewalks
Place trash in the appropriate bins (or pack it out)
If a trash can is full, please don’t leave your waste beside the can. Take it home to help us protect the park and all its wildlife.
No organized sports
Not all building restrooms are public. Please use those designated with signage.
When are the cultural dance performances taking place? The fourth Sunday of every month.
Where can I get more Presidio info when I arrive? Stop by the Presidio Visitor Center at 210 Lincoln Blvd. for information on what is happening in the Presidio, as well as free maps and guides.
Where can I find info about the DJ at Presidio Picnic? Every Sunday, we will have a live DJ from 11am-4pm. Weekly music schedules are available at the picnic homepage.
Do you offer gift certificates? We offer grub tokens at $5 and $10 increments. You can purchase them here.
Are dogs allowed at the Presidio Picnic? Yes! All friendly dogs on leash are welcome.
Still have a question? Email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help!