Participate in SF Design Week

Host an Event

  • Panel, workshop, lecture, film, happy hour, mixer or after party.
  • Open Studio Crawls: Open your doors as an official stop 6/8 or 6/15.
  • Feature your event on SFDW event calendar as an Official Participant.
  • We’ll promote your event through our social channels and press releases.
  • Be seen as an industry leader in the Bay Area.

Apply to Host an Event

Public Art, Retail and Food

  • Create an art or tech installation in a lobby or public space, or create a window display to be showcased during Design Week.
  • Inclusion on the official SFDW Design Map for retail, food, beverage.
  • Create an exhibition to be showcased during SFDW.
  • Gain exposure by being featured on the official walking map of the city during design week.

Apply to the Walking Map


  • Exhibit at the two day design hub at Pier 27 Cruise Terminal.
  • Showcase your product or service to the design community.
  • Be part of the SFDW Opening Night Reception with 5000 attendees.
  • Unique backdrop at a cruise terminal and flexible footprint sizes.
  • Gain exposure by being featured on the Official Design Hub Page.

Apply to Exhibit


  • Purchase a ticket toOpening Night: A Party on the Waterfront June 7th, 2018
  • Explore the events page and bookmark the events you’d like to attend. More events are being added each week.
  • Mark your calendars! Tickets to the events will be released May 1st at 9:30 am.
  • Check out our visit page for recommendations on hotels, coffee, restaurant and more.
  • Sign the Start Here Pledge and share your actions on social using the hashtag #starthereSFDW.
  • Submit your entries in the Design Awards and be judged by the top designers in the Bay Area.

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