What to Expect from San Francisco in October
October stays warm and days are often clear, but it's more likely to rain (in general).
San Francisco Weather in October
Average High Temperature: 70°F/21°C
Average Low Temperature: 54°F/12°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 1.26 inches (3.2 cm) rain, 71% sunshine
What Pack, What to Wear in October
With less fog and no rain, light layers will usually be plenty. An extra jacket or layer will feel nice in the evening. Rainfall starts to become more likely and a check of the forecast
San Francisco October Events
- Fleet Week: The air shows (which often feature the Blue Angels) are awesome, but there's more - including tours of visiting ships and a boat parade.
- Italian Heritage (Columbus Day) Parade: This event is almost as old as the city itself. The parade runs along Columbus, ending at Washington Square.
- Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: This free music event in Golden Gate Park features performers like Elvis Costello, Boz Scaggs and Emmy Lou Harris.
- Mill Valley Film Festival: Just north of San Francisco, they feature some great films - and lots of them.
Especially Fun in OctoberThe big street party doesn't happen any more, but you'll find lots of Halloween-themed activities and down in Half Moon Bay, there's big Pumpkin Festival.
October weather is also very nice in general, making it a good time to take a day trip drive up to Napa Valley or down to Monterey.