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Become an Artist for the Day

Are you looking for an experience that will tap into the artist within? We have the creative outlet for you! Join our resident artist, Lucinda Eubanks, on Saturdays at Cavallo Point, where you will learn how to connect with your inner artist.


Activities & Events


An Evening with John Briscoe, author of Crush

Thursday, July 25th

Mission Blue Chapel
Conversation, Book Signing & Wine Reception

Join us for a special evening as we welcome John Briscoe, author of Crush: The Triumph of California Wine. Published in September 2018, Crush tells the fascinating 200-year history of wine-making in California and the dream of making wines as good as the greatest in France. Enjoy a conversation and book signing with John Briscoe, along with wine tasting with several local wineries , light snacks, and 15% savings at the Mercantile, where Crush is being sold.

  • 5:15pm: Doors Open at Mission Blue Chapel
  • 6 - 7:00pm: Conversation with John Briscoe and Stephen Andrews
  • 7 - 8:30pm: Wine Reception & Book Signing at The Mercantile & Art Gallery

$20 / person
Space is limited 
Books will be available for purchase at the event

John Briscoe is a San Francisco author, poet, lawyer and restaurateur. He has published poetry, articles on law, literature and history, and several books including Tadich Grill: The Story of San Francisco’s Oldest Restaurant. Since 1972 he has argued and tried cases in the United States Supreme Court, in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and in courts across the country. A distinguished fellow at the UC Berkeley, he has served for 22 years on the advisory board of the creative-writing MFA program at St. Mary’s College. Briscoe is co-owner of Sam’s Grill in San Francisco, founded in 1867.

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Eat, Drink & Shop Local - Summer BBQ Series

Saturday, July 27th

Fort Baker Blues & Brews
11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Enjoy classic blues along with sudsy brews at Cavallo Point! The menu calls for some southern BBQ favorites such as a slow-smoked pork ribs, grilled chicken, Impossible burger steaks, Memphis BBQ sides like black eye pea & bean salad and corn bread, and more. For kids, there are mini burgers with cheese and all-beef hot dogs. We're serving local brews from Fort Point, wine and summer cocktails, along with live bluegrass from Tim Weed & Friends. After eating, enjoy lawn games and browse the wares of some of the Bay Area's most talented artisans.

$25 / Adults
$12 / Kids

Tickets available for purchase at the door


BFF Night

Thursday, August 1st

5:30 – 8:00 pm 
Mercantile and Art Gallery

Come enjoy a cool event on a warm evening with your besties, as BFF Night returns this summer, full of fun and pampering. Join the Mercantile, Healing Arts Center & Spa and Murray Circle for little pleasures for face and body, refreshments, gifts (?), special savings & more. Some of the night's proceeds go to Compassion without Borders, to help animals in need. Join us!

You’ll enjoy:

  • Skincare consultations by emergenC organics
  • Complimentary chair massages*
  • Mini makeovers by Christina Choi Cosmetics
  • ‘Wow Brow’ demonstration by NuFace
  • Matanzas Creek:  Lavender bath and body products, plus wine tasting
  • Tarot card reading by Elizabeth Furest
  • AG Jeans Trunk Show
  • 2 drink tickets for BFF-tinis and light refreshments
  • Special tastings from the culinary team at Murray Circle
  • Special 15% shopping discount 
  • Gift bag

$35 (pre-sale) / $50 (at the door)

* Limited availability for chair massages, sign up during the event on a first come, first serve basis.


Based in Santa Rosa, Compassion without Borders brings brighter futures to animals in need on both sides of the border. They focus their efforts where the need is the greatest, but where animals are the very least likely to be helped due to financial, geographic, and cultural barriers.


Eat, Drink & Shop Local - Summer BBQ Series

Sunday, August 11th

Cavallo Point Summer Jazz
11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Sit back and enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz and creole favorites such as a shrimp boil, vegetarian jambalaya, blackened tri-tip, southern sides like grilled corn on the cob and muffaletta macaroni salad, and more. We'll be serving Fort Point beer, wine and jazzy cocktails – plus there's live music from Larry Levy & Friends, lawn games, and shopping with some of the Bay Area's most talented artisans. 

$25 / Adults
$12 / Kids

Tickets available for purchase at the door


Eat, Drink & Shop Local - Summer BBQ Series

Monday, September 2nd

Picnic Under The Golden Gate
11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Celebrate Labor Day with a classic picnic-style BBQ. Enjoy a menu offering tasty fare such as cheeseburgers, grilled salmon sandwiches, vegetarian chili, and picnic sides like summer tomato salad, pesto pasta salad, and more. For kids, there are all-beef hot dogs and mini-cheese-burgers. We'll be serving local Fort Point beer, wine, and picnic-perfect cocktails, while live classic rock from the Whitecliff Rangers plays in the background. Take some time for lawn games and to browse great goods from local Bay Area artisans.

$25 / Adults
$12 / Kids

Tickets available for purchase at the door



Lectures at Cavallo Point

Throughout the year, Cavallo Point organizes engaging lectures for guests and the local community. Many are developed in conjunction with the Institute at the Golden Gate. The Institute, a landmark program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service, brings environmental programming to Cavallo Point and other venues.


Activities at Cavallo Point Lodge

We want guests at Cavallo Point to make the most of nearby riches that add so much to the San Francisco Bay Area. To that end, we offer diverse activities each day.

Complimentary Activities at Cavallo Point:

  • Hikes & walks
  • Guided Cavallo Point walkabout (learn the history of Fort Baker)
  • Guided hike under the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Morning yoga (complimentary to hotel guests, passes available for visitors)

In addition to our regular activities, listen to engaging lectures by noted guest speakers; fly a kite on the parade ground; or attend Tuesdays to Your Health, a monthly lecture series hosted by resident holistic doctor Brad Jacobs. With our splendid setting and diverse array of activities onsite, you needn't go far to have the vacation of a lifetime.

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Please contact our Concierge at 415.339.4707 for more suggestions.