Fort Mason

Wintersalt will be held in the Historic Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason.

Fort Mason Center was built in direct response to the devastation caused by the San Francisco earthquake and fire of April 1906.  As an active military base until 1966, Fort Mason Center was the embarkation point for troops sent to the Pacific arena during World War II and the Korean Conflict.  In 1972, the US Congress entrusted Fort Mason Center to the National Park Service.  Since then it has served as a dynamic waterfront location for thought-provoking programs, events, and organizations which support and reflect the evolving cultural fabric of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

In this complex of renovated military buildings, at the hub of an urban National Park, visitors can discover all the vitality and diversity that make San Francisco one of the most exciting cities in the world. The concept that inspired creation of the GGNRA was to bring the park to the people – and it is the bustling activity at Fort Mason Center that brings people to the park.  Fort Mason Center combines, as perhaps no other place in the country, a magnificent setting the the heart of a great city with cultural activity for people of every social and economic background.

The Festival Pavilion extends over the San Francisco Bay and provides a spectacular location for special events, festivals, trade shows, exhibits, and conventions. The Festival Pavilion is one of the few San Francisco venues to offer space for as many as 5,000 people and offer a blank slate on which to paint your perfect event. It may be used in conjunction with the more than 130,000 square feet of meeting, conference, special event, and performance space.