Calling it “the big wow,” San Francisco’s iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge, will be turning 75 on Sunday with celebrations and fireworks planned for the big day and night.
Sunday’s celebration will be an all-day event, with festivities occurring from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Fort Point, Crissy Field, the Presidio and the Marina Green. Activities will also be held at other locations in that vicinity including Fort Mason Center, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Maritime Historical National Park, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39.
Bridge District officials are warning those looking to check out the events to take some sort of public transportation or to walk or ride their bikes as there will be no parking available at the Presidio, Crissy Field or Marina Green. There is also expected to be heavy traffic in the area throughout the day and into the evening hours.
The span will actually be closed from 9-10 p.m. on Sunday night due to the fireworks show, which is scheduled for 9:30-9:50. The bridge’s sidewalks will be closed to pedestrians and bicyclists from 6-10:15 p.m. and the Presidio will be closed to motorists from 9 a.m. to midnight. Basically, don’t drive near the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday if at all possible.
The best bet for viewing the fireworks show is Crissy Field… if you can get there.
Get event details, here.