Hot! 75 Years of the Golden Gate Bridge

This Sunday, if weather (and the temperament of a 4 year-old) permits, we’ll be heading to Pier 39 for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. Since the Art Deco Society of California will have a presence there that day, they’re looking for members to attend in period clothing. Penelope will be either sporting a 1930s feedsack dress that I bought on Etsy years ago or the Shirley Temple dress from a Monterey antique store. Me, I’m liking to be wearing my 1930s knitwear outfit that is begging to be paired with my awesome green hat (that I’ve never worn)

If you’re in the Bay Area, be sure to check out the festivities!

Take in magnificent views of the Golden Gate, learn about the Bridge’s history and significance, and enjoy the national parklands anchored by the famed span. The Golden Gate Festival will feature activities including history and educational presentations, a display of cars from 1937 to the present, an historic watercraft parade, music and dance stages, art installations, films, and displays by corporate and media partners. At about 9:30 pm the weekend celebration will conclude with a spectacular 75th anniversary fireworks display and grand finale. Other venues and activities include:

And because I can’t get enough of these mood boards, here’s a little 1937/Golden Gate Bridge inspiration.


Golden Gate Bridge: 75 Years


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Keep the moodboards coming – such fun! Looks like a great day out for the family – hope you have fun!

  2. I heard about this event on KCBS… I think there’s going to be fireworks too! I want to go so badly since the whole reason my maternal family lives in the Bay Area is because my Gramps moved to CA to be a GGB painter. Alas, I work late on Sundays. Same reason I couldn’t go to MAKE this year. Weak.

  3. I heard some great stories on NPR this morning by people who croosed the bridge on opening day. Fingers crossed for good weather.

  4. That knit outfit is absolutely fabulous… And doesn’t look costumey either…