Day 1 :
Arrive in San Francisco
- Exploratorium (optional):
The Exploratorium is a hands-on museum of science, art and human perception. The Exploratorium is fun, quirky and experimental and always awe-inspiring. Artists and scientists work together to create unique, hands-on exhibits exploring phenomena of the natural world.
- Fisherman's Wharf (optional):
Fishing boats, seafood stalls, steaming crab cauldrons and seafood restaurants…you know you’re at world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Souvenir shops and museums augment the atmosphere.
- Hotel check-in:
Day 2 :
Festival performances and check out the city
- Golden Gate Bridge:
Once called “the bridge that couldn’t be built” today it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Golden Gate Bridge is the United States’ third longest suspended structure. Many groups choose to have their transportation company drop them off at one end of the bridge so they can walk to the other side.
- Festival performances:
Festival performances run throughout the day at your event venue. After arriving at your concert venue, your group will warm up in a private rehearsal room. Each ensemble will perform for 15-minutes on stage. A panel of three adjudicators will provide written and recorded feedback for each performance. Following your performance, a select adjudicator will conduct a mini-clinic on stage with your group, providing valuable feedback and reinforcement for your classroom teachings. Groups will also have the opportunity to participate as an audience for other groups competing – giving your ensemble exposure to their peers.
- Cathay House Dinner (optional):
Located in the heart of Chinatown, this authentic Chinese restaurant offers a wonderful dinner that provides a sample of all the favorite Chinese foods.
Day 3 :
Continue festival performances and Awards Ceremony at Great America
- Final performances:
Festival performances will continue throughout the morning. Your performance time will be given to you weeks before your event, so you can plan your day accordingly. Bringing more than one ensemble? No problem – our team will arrange your schedule so you can maximize your free time.
- Enjoy Great America Theme Park:
Your package includes a day-pass to the Great America Theme Park! Head over to the park and enjoy yourself.
- Awards Ceremony:
Stay in the park for your Awards Ceremony and Dinner!
Day 4 :
Depart for home
- Goodbye, San Francisco!:
Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in San Francisco.