First Official Bay Day

The first-ever Bay Day is indeed turning out to be much more than an ordinary Saturday in October.

The extraordinary support we’ve seen for Bay Day has come from every corner of the Bay Area. This amazing expression of Bay pride would not have happened without the many Bay Area cities, community organizations, and small businesses that have all come together for San Francisco Bay.

It now serves as a culmination of community effort and support for the place we call home.

We’re so thankful to cities and local leaders who have answered our call to officially declare Bay Day in their communities, and to the Association of Bay Area Governments that helped us rally support across the Bay Area. Here’s the list of cities that are on board so far — and we expect many more to join the Bay Day bandwagon in 2017!

Accepting Union City's Bay Day Proclimation
Accepting Union City’s Bay Day Proclamation
Alameda
Albany
Belvedere
Benicia*
Brisbane
Burlingame
Contra Costa
Emeryville
Foster City
Hayward*
Marin
Martinez
Menlo Park
Napa
Newark
Novato
Oakland
Redwood City
San Francisco
San Jose
San Leandro
San Mateo
San Pablo
Santa Clara*
Santa Clara*
Sonoma*
Union City

*Formal action pending


Interactive Bay Day declaration map provided by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG): http://abag.ca.gov/bayday/cities.html

Celebrate with us on Bay Day!

Bay Day

San Francisco Bay: Beautiful views. Bold ideas and innovative people. Diverse cities… And nature so close, it’s in the fabric of our daily life.

This is our Bay, and we believe it deserves to be celebrated because there’s no place like it in the world. That’s why we’re establishing Bay Day—one official day every year for everyone to come together and celebrate the Bay.

Bay Day is like Earth Day… for our Bay

Bay Day is one official day every year for the entire Bay Area to celebrate our Bay. Families, communities, and businesses throughout the region will celebrate Bay Day in their own, unique ways, but we are all united in our San Francisco Bay pride. We’re launching Bay Day on Saturday October 1, 2016.

More than a stunning view

Why celebrate our Bay? Don’t be fooled by the bridges, levees, and city skylines—the Bay is wild and alive. In fact, it’s the largest and most ecologically important estuary on the west coast. It is home to 400 native species, an important stop for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway, and a rich habitat for salmon, herring and many other fish. Larger animals including harbor seals, porpoises, sea lions, and seven species of sharks all call the Bay home.

Our Bay plays such a big role in the amazing quality of life we enjoy here in the Bay Area, and whether it’s a view from the hills, brunch on the waterfront, a walk on the Bay Trail, or kayaking the shoreline, there’s always more to explore.

Help us bring Bay Day to life

Families, communities, and businesses throughout the region will celebrate Bay Day in their own, unique ways, but we are all united in our San Francisco Bay pride. Here are three ways you can get involved:

  1. Help us make Bay Day official. Sign our petition asking Bay Area leaders to issue a Bay Day proclamation!
  2. Sign your business, organization, or community group up to celebrate Bay Day and be part of the buzz! It’s a great way to share your group’s San Francisco Bay pride.
  3. Sign up for our email updates and be the first to know about special Bay Day activities, discounts and prizes.

Help us make Bay Day official. Sign our petition asking Bay Area leaders to issue a Bay Day proclamation!