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Special Events, Days & Celestial Moments

To help you plan your luxury crewed, private yacht experience, we've complied the calendar of events below that summarizes civic and religious holidays, days of observance, sporting events, boat parades and celestial events in the San Francisco Bay Area.

2024 (Always updating)

< Asian Pacific American Heritage Month >
< Jewish American Heritage Month >
< Military Appreciation Month >

May 1   Law Day

             Loyalty Day
May 2   National Day of Prayer

May 3    Orthodox Good Friday

May 4    National EOD Day

              Orthodox Holy Saturday

May 5    Cinco de Mayo

              Orthodox Easter

May 6   National Nurses Day

              Orthodox Easter Monday
May 7    National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8    Victory in Europe Day
May 10  Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 12  Mother's Day
May 15  Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 17  National Defense Transportation Day

May 18  Armed Forces Day
May 22  EMS for Children Day
              Harvey Milk Day

              National Maritime Day
May 25  National Missing Children's Day

May 27  Memorial Day

              Decoration Day


Jul 4   Independence Day Independence Day

Jul 8   Muharram

Jul 14  Bastille Day

Jul 16  Rural Transit Day

Jul 17  Ashura

Jul 27  National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
Jul 28 Parents' Day


Sep 2      Labor Day Labor Day

Sep 6      Ganesh Chaturthi
Sep 7     

Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
Sep 8     National Grandparents Day

Sep 9     California Admission Day

Sep 11    Patriot Day
Sep 15    First Day of
              National Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep 16   The Prophet's Birthday
Sep 17   
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Sep 18    Air Force Birthday
Sep 20  

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 22    September Equinox
Sep 27    Native American Day

Sep 28    National Public Lands Day
Sep 29    Gold Star Mother's Day


< Native American Heritage Month >


Nov  TBA   NVYC Boat Parade

Nov 5     Election Day
Nov 10   Marine Corps Birthday

Nov 11    Veterans Day
Nov 28  Thanksgiving Day

Nov 29  Day After Thanksgiving

              Black Friday
              Native American Heritage Day

January 2025

Jan 1     New Year's Day

Jan 7     Orthodox Christmas Day

Jan 13   Stephen Foster Memorial Day

Jan 14   Orthodox New Year

Jan 20   Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 27    Isra and Mi'raj

Jan 29   Lunar New Year


< Irish American Heritage Month >

< Woman's History Month >

Mar      Employee Appreciation Day

               Read Across America Day

               St. David's Day

Mar     Maha Shivaratri

Mar    First Day of Ramadan

Mar    St. Patrick's Day

Mar    March Equinox

Mar    Holi


National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Mar   Doctors' Day

Mar    Easter Sunday

               Cesar Chavez Day

Apr      'Cesar Chavez Day' day off


< Caribbean-American Heritage Month >

< Pride Month >

Jun 6    D-Day
Jun 12   Loving Day

Jun 14   Army Birthday

              Flag Day

Jun 15   

Juneteenth National Freedom Day (Calif)

Jun 16   Father's Day

Jun 17   Eid al-Adha

Jun 19   Juneteenth
Jun 20  American Eagle Day

              June Solstice


Aug 4     Coast Guard Birthday

Aug 7     Purple Heart Day

Aug 18   National Senior Citizens Day

Aug 19   National Aviation Day

               Raksha Bandhan

Aug 26   Janmashtami
               Women's Equality Day


Oct 3       Navratri

                Rosh Ha

Oct 6      German American Day

Oct 7      Child Health Day
Oct 9      Leif Erikson Day

Oct 7 -15  SF Fleet Week

Oct 11     Parade of Ships

               Air Show / Blue Angels

Oct 12    Dussehra
               Yom Kippur

               Air Show / Blue Angels

Oct 13    Air Show / Blue Angels

               Navy Birthday

Oct 14    Columbus Day
Oct 15    White Cane Safety Day

Oct 16    Boss's Day
Oct 19    Sweetest Day

Oct 23    Last Day of Sukkot

Oct 31    Diwali/Dee


Dec 2    Cyber Monday

Dec 3    Giving Tuesday

Dec 6    St Nicholas Day
Dec 7    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 13   National Guard Birthday
Dec 15   Bill of Rights Day
Dec 17   Pan American Aviation Day

              Wright Brothers Day December

Dec 21   December Solstice

Dec 23   Festivus

Dec 24   Christmas Eve
Dec 25   Christmas Day
Dec 26   Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)

               Kwanzaa (first day)
Dec 31    New Year's Eve


Dec  [Fri]       Vallejo Lighted Boat Parade

Dec  [Sat]      Oakland Lighted Boat Parade

                       Stockton Lighted Boat Parade

Dec  [Sat]      Discovery Bay Boat Parade

                       Lighted Boat Festival (SF waterfront)

                       Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade

                       Winterfest Sausalito

Dec  [Fri]      Lighted Holiday Boat Parade

                       San Mateo Lighted Boat Parade

Dec  [Sat]     Benecia Lighted Boat Parad

                      Napa Valley Yacht Club

                      San Rafeal Lighted Boat Parade


< Black History Month >

Feb 1    National Freedom Day

Feb 2    Groundhog Day

Feb 4    Rosa Parks Day

Feb 5    National Girls and Woman Sports Day

Feb 6    Ronald Reagan Day

Feb 7    National Wear Red Day
Feb 9    Super Bowl

Feb 13   Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

Feb 14   Valentine's Day

Feb 17   President's Day


Apr     'Cesar Chavez Day' day off 

              Easter Monday

Apr     Lailat al-Qadr

Apr     National Tartan Day

Apr     National Library Workers' Day

Apr   Eid al-Fitr

Apr   Thomas Jefferson's Birthday

Apr 15   Tax Day

Apr   Passover Eve

Apr   Passover (first day)

Apr    Administrative Professionals Day

Apr    Take our Daughters & Sons
                          to Work Day

Apr     Last Day of Passover

Many thanks to

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