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Opera in the Park view of stage from the lawn

San Francisco Chronicle presents

Opera in the Park

Sunday, September 8, 2024 at 1:30pm
Free and open to all!


Robin Williams Meadow, Golden Gate Park

It’s time to start planning your picnic menu because Opera in the Park is back!


Music Director Eun Sun Kim leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in an afternoon of arias and ensembles, performed by stars from San Francisco Opera’s 2024–25 Season.

Free and open to all! Don’t miss this time-honored Bay Area tradition.

Enter to win two box seats to the Elixir of Love!


Sections of Bowling Green Drive, MLK Jr. Drive, and Nancy Pelosi Dr. will be reserved for vendor, crew, and staff parking (see graphic below). Consequently, public parking will be very limited in the area. The following alternative transportation options will be available:

  • ADA – there is a designated ADA parking area and drop-off location near a path that leads directly to the meadow and ADA & Senior seating area. See graphic below. Please note that ADA & Senior seating is limited.
  • Bicycle valet – there is complimentary bicycle valet provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. The bicycle valet is stationed on the East side of the meadow and can hold up to 300 bicycles. It is available to all attendees free of charge, from 9am – 5:00pm.
  • Muni – the standard day-of Muni lines will be available (5, 7, 21, 33, N).
  • GG Park Free Shuttle – there is a free and accessible shuttle service within GG Park. Guests are encouraged to get off at the Tennis Center/Dahlia Dell stop to get to Robin Williams Meadow.
  • Rideshare – Uber/Lyft and other ridesharing options are highly encouraged.ada opera in the park map.png

Hydration Stations

Per the Bottled and Package Free Water Ordinance, No. 009-1, the sale or distribution of bottled and packaged water having a capacity of 1 liter or less is prohibited at certain events on city property.

Four complimentary water stations will be available throughout the meadow for refills – so don’t forget to bring your own refillable cup or bottle (no glass) to stay hydrated! Compostable cups will also be available at each station.

Opera in the Park is made possible, in part, by Opening Weekend Grand Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey.
Additional support provided by the William and Gretchen Kimball Fund and Kaiser Permanente.

Presenting Sponsor: San Francisco Chronicle; Supported by: Grants for the Arts; Additional Sponsors: San Francisco Recreation and Parks and SF Parks Alliance; Radio Partner: Classical California KDFC.