What to Expect from San Francisco in September
September brings clearer weather in most years, with warmer temperatures on average than in July and August. On a statistical basis, September is San Francisco's warmest month and one of its driest.
San Francisco Weather in September
Average High Temperature: 73°F/23°C
Average Low Temperature: 56°F/13°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 0.26 inches (0.7 cm) rain, 72% sunshine
What Pack, What to Wear in September
With less fog and no rain, light layers will usually be plenty. An extra jacket or layer will feel nice in the evening. Rainfall is generally unlikely, but if your jacket is rainproof, it can do double duty.
San Francisco September Events
- Fringe Festival: If you like the avant garde, this one's for you, self-described as presenting "exciting, uncensored, indie theater."
- Autumn Moon Festival: This fall festival celebrates the glories and mysteries of the moon
- Dragon Boat Festival: The festival is one of the most important in Chinese culture and the boat races are fun to watch.
- Folsom Street Fair: Self-described as a leather event, "providing the adult alternative lifestyle community safe venues for self-expression, emphasizing freedom, fun and frolic, while raising money to benefit San Francisco charities." You'll see lots of leather at this gay lifestyle fair (and lots of bare skin, too).
Especially Fun in SeptemberSeptember's warmer temperatures and sunnier days make it a good time to check out some of San Francisco' best beaches.
Major League Baseball season runs from March through early October and San Francisco has one of the prettiest stadiums around. If the San Francisco Giants are playing at home, watching a game is fun way to spend a few hours. We like afternoon games better than night because it's warmer.