Valentine's Day Pillow Fight ~ Justin Herman Plaza

Valentine's Day often inspires a lot of conflicting emotions--love, hate, anger, devotion, betrayal, lust, remorse, jealousy, pity, pride and, most importantly, the desire to beat the living snot out of complete strangers while suffering no real-life repercussions.

While you're on your own in dealing with most of those emotions, San Francisco has you covered on that last one.

Every year, a legion of thousands of the lovelorn and not-so-lovelorn bring their trusty pillows down to Justin Herman Plaza in front of the Ferry Building and, at the stroke of 6pm, start flailing away at everything in sight.

It's pretty much the perfect Valentine's Day event. It's free, it functions both as a date and a date-free alternative for the dateless and did we mention it's free?

Further proof this is the greatest Valentine's Day event of all time: it's become a spontaneous, self-perpetuating tradition that functions without any kind of official organization.

Basic Rules of the SF Valentines Pillow Fight

1.  No Feather Pillows

2.  No hitting below the belt - Not really!

Being that I live in Marin, I'll be grabbing my pillow and jumping on the 5:05 Ferry over to the city.  The Pillow Fight is just across the street from the Ferry Building!  Last Ferry ride home will be leaving at 9:35, so I'll be sure to on that!

If you'd like to join me on the ferry,here is the schedule.  http://goldengateferry.org/schedules/Larkspur.php Or you can meet me at the front of the San Francisco Ferry Building @ 5:40 when my ferry arrives.

Once we had our fill of pillow fighting we can grab a quick bite to eat or grab a drink someplace close.

Looking forward to another great Valentine Pillow Fight!

https://www.facebook.com/events/354002364689880/

http://sf.funcheap.com/pillow-fight-san-francisco/

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  • Nancy

    Great way to spend V-day!
    Yes, the hugs were wonderful - one in particular that swept me off my feet!!
    Thanks for organuzing Krikkit!

    1 · February 15, 2013

    • Krikkit

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it Nancy and I look forward to seeing you again!

      February 15, 2013

  • Krikkit

    OH MY GAWD! The pillow fight get's better and better every year! All the hugs were great! Hope you all had just as much fun as I did! Looking forward to next year already!

    February 15, 2013

  • Joanne

    i'm in. How fun!

    February 14, 2013

  • Benny B.

    Bicycle accident not going to be able to make it.

    February 14, 2013

  • It's S.

    Will b there, might just b @ plaza

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Krikkit

    I'll have a bright pink "Free Hugs" sign with me..so be sure to look for me! Hugs and Pillow Fighting all in one night! Life is good!

    February 14, 2013

  • Lee L.

    See you at the ferry building....

    1 · February 14, 2013

    • Krikkit

      Looking forward to it! I'll be holding a bright pink "Free Hugs" sign!

      February 14, 2013

  • Marian

    change plan. Have fun!

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Susan G.

    Hey Krik ! Thanks for all the good tips. I'm armored up and ready to be silly. See you at 5:50

    1 · February 14, 2013

    • Krikkit

      Will be a good time! Enzo is working on my "Free Hugs" sign, so be sure to look for that as well!

      February 14, 2013

  • Krikkit

    Looking forward to seeing all you Pillow Fighters! I'll be jumping off the Ferry @ 5:40 and will only wait till 5:50 IN FRONT OF THE FERRY BUILDING. Fight starts promptly at 6:00PM. TXT me if you are having problems finding me![masked]

    February 13, 2013

    • Krikkit

      Top Tips:
      - Bring a mask or bandanna to cover your mouth – it’s easy to choke on flying feathers.
      - Bring a synthetic pillow (not one with feathers) trust us.. it’s much more enjoyable this way.
      - Bring a garbage bag – have fun and then help clean up afterward – the price of having fun is keeping your city clean and makes it much less likely for the fuzz to shut this thing down.
      - Build up your arm strength – your arms will be sore after this… trust us.

      February 13, 2013

  • Susan G.

    This is a such a fun and silly way to spend VD, love it!

    1 · February 6, 2013

  • Krikkit

    Please remember...NO FEATHER Pillows please!

    January 31, 2013

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