Come Out & Play San Francisco 2016

Come Out & Play SF 2016 was developed with the support of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

Special Events

Special Events

September – November

A full season of unique adventures created by designers and artists from SF and beyond!

Presented by Come Out & Play with the support of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

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Free Games Festival

Free Games Festival

September 25 – October 8

This year’s festival of real-world games is bigger than ever, with an expanded slate of games for players of all kinds!

Presented by Come Out & Play with the support of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

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People

People

 

Come Out & Play is only possible thanks to the efforts of community members who contribute their time and energy to make it happen. Here are a few of them.

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Photos

Photos

 

A selection of photos from the festival and various special events that illustrate the wide range of playful experiences that were enjoyed during the season.

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All Events

Jericho: Operation Dalet

Jericho: Operation Dalet

Foxhound Urban Adventures

September 10

Espionage, stealth, and nerf shots on the streets of the city. A special version of the classic street game.

Superhero Academy

Superhero Academy

Wise Guys Events

September 17 - 18

You and your team are superhero cadets, learning to leap over tall buildings, pierce force fields, and outsmart supervillains.

Ancien Regime

Ancien Regime

Epic Immersive; written by Ignacio Zulueta; featuring Rococo.Co, Rosewood Thievz, the Aether Brigade, and StreetUrchin Studio

September 23 - 25

Navigate a world on the edge of collapse in this mash-up of 18th century Versailles and 21st century Silicon Valley.

Come Out & Play San Francisco Festival 2016

Alt Sports

Alt Sports

Sun., Sep. 25

Join a team and move your body with unusual sports and field games.

Tabletop Games

Tabletop Games

Wed, Sep. 28

Board games and RPGs that will change the way you think about food, language, and… tabletops?

Night Games

Night Games

Fri, Sep. 30

A big night of story, spectacle, and play, with amazing games set all over Fort Mason.

Urban Explorations

Urban Explorations

Sat, Oct. 1

Discover new sides of the world around you with street games, puzzle hunts, and more.

Family Play

Family Play

Sun, Oct. 2

A day of new and classic games for kids and grownups alike!

Journey to the End of the Night

Journey to the End of the Night

Sat, Oct. 8

The biggest street game in San Francisco returns for another year of danger and wonder.

The Animal Kingdom

The Animal Kingdom

TWIST Games

October 15

Control the fate of kingdoms and the direction of the story in this uproariously funny interactive theater experience.

The Amazing Volunteer Race

The Amazing Volunteer Race

Gr8er Good Games

October 16

A puzzle hunt where the key to finding clues involves random acts of kindness.

Secret of the Cursed Chapel

Secret of the Cursed Chapel

Cursed Rooms

October 27 - November 6

Discover mysterious artifacts, solve confounding puzzles, uncover dark and ancient secrets, and try to escape in time.

Hitched!

Hitched!

Multiverse Council

November 12

An immersive wedding experience set in a near-future world of lovelessness and lawlessness.

The Racket

The Racket

Quixote Games

November 18 - 19

Navigate an underground party where deals are made in back rooms, black markets blossom, and everyone is competing to have the most money when the smoke clears.

The Dance and the Dawn

The Dance and the Dawn

By Paracelsus Games; hosted by Thomas Lotze

November 20

An improvisational theater LARP, with high drama and emotional investment. Live out a strange and beautiful story.

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Dates

Festival: September 25 – October 8

Ticketed Events: Weekends throughout the fall!

Locations

Most events start at the The Chapel at Fort Mason.

Festival Night Games on Sep. 30 will be held in the Chapel and at Gallery 308.

On Urban Explorations Day, Bookshelf will be played at Readers Bookstore Fort Mason Center. Special thanks to Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s Readers Bookstores.

Directions

The Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture main campus entrance is off Marina Blvd at Buchanan Street. The Chapel is located in upper Fort Mason, which is accessed by a separate vehicle entrance than the main campus, off Bay Street at Franklin.

Paid parking is available on the lower campus; limited parking is available near the Chapel.

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is served by many MUNI lines: 22, 28, 30, 43, 47 and 49.

 

Festival Info

About Come Out & Play SF

Every fall, Come Out & Play brings the Bay Area together with a free festival of games played in public spaces. From playgrounds to malls, from sidewalks to galleries, the Come Out and Play festival fills the city with new, unique, and playful experiences that change the way you look at the world around you.

This year, Come Out & Play SF expands its programming with a full season of special ticketed events. Between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, the Fort Mason Chapel will host a wide variety of incredible live games, mysteries, and adventures that showcase the breadth of the Bay Area’s scene.

CO&P SF 2016 was developed with the support of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Come Out & Play SF 2016 is proud to have Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) as a co-presenter. FMCAC hosts an ever-evolving rotation of artistic programming for over 1.2 million annual visitors that includes theater and dance performances, art installations, as well as educational and cultural classes.

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Waiver

All Come Out & Play attendees need to sign a waiver. Fill out the online waiver ahead of time and spend more time at the festival playing games!

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Code of Conduct

Every year, Come Out & Play creates an inclusive and welcoming space for people to play. Help us to maintain the open spirit of the festival by respecting the code of conduct.

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Press Info

For media inquiries about the festival, contact press@comeoutandplaysf.org. For media and more resources, check out our press page.

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Volunteer

Many hands make small work (and more play). Come Out & Play SF is looking for volunteers to help us transform San Francisco with games.

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Donate

It takes a lot of resources to put on the festival. We need your support! Your donations will go towards the cost of putting on the festival and our year-round efforts to make the San Francisco Bay Area more playful.

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