Thumbtack Logo

San Francisco, CA 17 Magicians near you

Where do you need the magician?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

San Francisco Magicians

Browse these magicians with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Francisco, CA.

TOP PRO
  • 33 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025

About

Marshall showed up on time and started exactly at the time we agreed on. He was very professional. All of the kids and adults were captivated by his performance. My son's 5th birthday party was a hit thanks to this wonderful magician!!!

  • 30 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94122

Gaye M.

Verified review

Boswick is FANTASTIC !!! He's funny, kind, patient with children and unbelievably talented with balloons. People loved him at our preschool party, parents and children alike. We asked him to stay an extra hour and he stayed even longer (to please his young fans). Boswick has even promised to come back as Ringmaster for our Halloween Party. We're ecstatic!

  • 37 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94127

Blanca J.

Verified review

Working with Mark was great! I had never used this site or hired a magician. But using thumbtack made the search easy. Mark's show was just right for my party. Every guest from the youngest (2 yr old Preston) to the oldest (93 yr. Sofia) were entertained. Thanks Mark :)

  • 23 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Roseville, CA 95747

Kathryn D.

Verified review

Charlie was on time, very polite, easy to work with, a real pleasure to have as our magician for my husband's 70th birthday party. Everyone was very impressed with his presentation. Our friends complemented me on finding a wonderful magician. They really liked his delivery. He was great with our small adult audience. Many of my guests asked where I found him? His one on one magic tricks at the table were captivating. He was excellent with everyone. We all liked the way he had our friends come up to stage and participate. Many of us are still in awe of the "egg" trick, how did he do that? The uneven and even rope trick will be forever a topic of conversation. Charlie is charming and a real plus to a celebration. I will be sure to recommend him to my friends. I special thank you Charlie, we will certainly hire you again, perhaps during the Christmas season for our Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Party. Thank you again for making my husband's party a real celebration. Warmest regards, Kathryn Dayton

TOP PRO
  • 26 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94704

Suzanne R.

Verified review

WOW, WOW, WOW! The magic, the illusions, the crowd interaction & the over all "WOW" factor, ANDY AMYX has it all! From the start he was quick to answer, more than fair prices and professional. He made my daughter's graduation party a moment to remember, not just for her but all of our guests. Everyone from from small children, teens, adults to the wonderfully matured seniors, we had a large age group to please. He did so seamlessly and with ease, including everyone. Leaving us full of laughter and amazed. I can't recommend him enough. If your looking for a seasoned, well educated magician (illusionist) Andy is your guy. We felt privileged to have had the experience of seeing him and can't wait until we can think of another function to hire him at once again. We have already begun recommending him to friends, family & co-workers. Want a truly memorable experience, then hire Andy Amyx, you will NOT be disappointed! Thank you Andy! Suzanne

  • 24 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Mary Kathryn C.

Verified review

Alfred was one of the entertainers at an event we held recently for clients at our Ameriprise Financial office. Not only did he mesmerize our guests, but he engaged everyone with his wit and charm. He intuitively knows how to fascinate and thrill his audience and makes us all feel a part of his magic. He also managed to work our musical entertainers into his performance and they played off each other like they had been working together for years. Alfred is a rare individual of true quality who will exceed your expectations. His integrity and genuine love for people are the keys to his success. My clients are clamoring for his return, and want to hire him for their own parties. But, I've got dibs!!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pittsburg, CA 94565

About

Hank is a real pro,he did a superb performance, and entertained our group with high energy. I would recommend Hank to any one looking for a professional magician.

  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakley, CA 94561

About

I hired ray andrew to my 1st birthday of my daughter he's a great magician he did a very nice job.

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Modesto, CA 95355

About

James Knight is a mentalist, stage hypnotist and magician all wrapped into one. You can count on a professional entertaining magical show every time! The crowds will gather around as he demonstrates mind-blowing entertainment. Magic happens in the hands of the participants and in their minds. James Knight has been performing his amazing abilities professionally for over 10 years! He does stage shows and walk-around. Event planners can trust James to deliver a top-notch show every time!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Placerville, CA 95667

Dave G.

Verified review

I hired Richard to wrap up a two day family reunion event. The group size was 13 and was held in my home. The ages are 22-81. I thought a "close up" magician would be fun and we weren't disappointed! Richard did an outstanding job of keeping the group continuously trying to figure out how he did what he just did. He had everyone in the group participate, which added to the fun factor!. His casual style and ability to tell funny stories as he performed his "magic" had everyone laughing one minute then scratching their heads the next. I've been to the Magic Castle and have seen many "close up" magicians and Richard is of that caliber. If you want a fun addition to your party/event I highly recommend you consider having Richard participate. You and your guests will not be disappointed.

  • Fairfield, CA 94534

About

Sir Lantz offers jaw-dropping magic shows with live animals, incredible balloon sculpting, and a strolling magician. Sir Lantz performs at any special occasion including corporate events, holiday parties, picnics, conventions, trade shows, and grand openings; kid events, birthdays, school assemblies, block parties, and daycares, and don't forget the weddings, anniversaries, and adult fun days that brings out the kid in you.

  • 56 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Auburn, CA 95603

Matthew K.

Verified review

Performed a magical night for surprise engagement dinner. For the last trick created a special magic trick to reveal the ring. Amazing magic tricks right in front of your eyes will amaze you. Definitely created a magical and memorable night that was more than I could imagine. Easy to work with, kind, funny, and terrific performer.

  • San Francisco, CA 94110

About

What can I say?! We asked Nikki to come do our Mexico-themed kids party after seeing her amazing face painting at the Dia de Muertos celebrations in the Mission last year, and wow! She has such a sweet way with children and they loved how she made them look scary - but not too scary! Nikki is clearly a talented artist and performer as she even got our shy kids to join in with her magic and balloon tricks. I’m hoping the kids ask for her again as they’re still talking about her now weeks later!

  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Santa Rosa, CA 95402

About

Frank Balzerak is a classically trained magician. With over thirty years of experience in his craft, Frank is a polished and skilled entertainer. He brings mystery, humor and joy to every performance. Experience The Art of Magic at your event.

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95128

About

I offer the following services: * As a Balloon Twister: Someone once called me "the Pied Piper of balloons." When I asked what she meant, she said that for some reason, everyone seems to be fascinated when I am twisting for the kids, even people who didn't think they were interested in balloons. Being the twister at several Bay Area farmers' markets since 2004, I've entertained thousands of children and adults with my balloon art. My art doesn't come from twisting, but from entertaining while I create my balloon sculptures. * As Santa John, The San Jose Santa: My name is Santa John. I have been a professional, real bearded Santa since 2004. I wear real boots and a professionally made custom Santa suit. My Santa visit starts with a big entrance, with lots of bell ringing and ho ho ho's. Then a short meet and greet for a few people before starting visits with the children. For the visit, I offer them to sit on my lap and we pose for pictures. After the pictures, I spend some time with each child asking if they are having a good time, have they been good this year. I may ask them to tell me what good things they done. Then I ask them if there is anything special they would like for Christmas. I repeat it back loud enough so that the parent can hear what was request. If candy canes or gifts are provided, I hand one to the child and go onto the next child. After I have visited with the children I am available for family pictures. After any group pictures, I can read "T'was The Night Before Christmas" and as the book reached the end with the storybook Santa proclaiming "Merry Christmas to All and to All a good night", I stand up and repeat the line and exit to head back to the north pole. * As a Magician: I love giving children laughter and a sense of wonder. My comedy magic allows me to do both.

  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94121

About

We hired Goofball for our daughter's 5th birthday party. GB's performance was outstanding; kids couldn't stop laughing throughout the show! His silliness, ventriloquism and interactive - magic kept the kids wanting more. Thumbs up from the 25 kids and their parents at the party!!! We would definitely recommend GB, gooooo Goofball!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Leandro, CA 94578

About

I am a comedy magician. I work for birthday parties, special events, picnics, and banquets.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Modesto, CA 95350

About

I am a magician for all occasions, big or small. I am providing a fun and safe magic show for kids of all ages and adults who just wanna have a great time.

  • 15 years in business
  • Fremont, CA 94538

About

We provide children's birthday entertainment services. A costume character plus a happy clown/pirate/magician will thrill your birthday child and guests. We perform activities like: * Balloon Animal Twisting * Great Face/Hand Painting * Storytelling for Smaller Kids * Great Magic for Kids * Bollywood Dancing With Children These activities are performed with time for lasting photos! We are fully insured, and all of our performers are highly qualified. Your child will cherish this gift forever as memories last a lifetime, a marvelous day of fun.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94118

About

Make your next event a smashing success, guaranteed! Perry Yan is the San Francisco Bay Area's family entertainment specialist. Spice up your next event with Perry's fun-filled magic show that will entertain both kids and adults alike. You may also add his out-of-this-world balloon twisting creations to the mix. Either way, your guest will thank you for inviting Perry, even if you didn't want them to. Perry has 5-star reviews with 100% satisfaction guaranteed! Here are customers' testimonials: "Perry's magic show got the audience engaged young and old alike. He was a super hit at the party! Everyone was wondering where I found him and I kept receiving compliments on what a great party it was! I am glad it was memorable because it's been almost 2 weeks later and my guests are still raving about the party! Epic hit!" - B.L. "Thanks again for visiting Lukas' birthday party today. The kids had a lot of fun and played magicians for the rest of the afternoon. You really inspired them. Kayden even went to bed with his magic wand and when I just checked on him he was asleep hugging his wand. Lukas has been proudly showing around his monkey too." - K.P.

  • 35 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA 94103

About

Paul Nathan offers the best, funniest comedy and magic in San Francisco. Paul Nathan performs magic all over the world -- at private and corporate events, fairs and festivals, on TV and stage, and close up for smaller events or parties, where a big show may not be the best choice. Paul is an award-winning magician who was recently named best children's performer at the Edinburgh Festival and named one of the ten best things to see at the festival (out of five thousand shows from all over the world). Each year, Paul tours throughout several countries. This year, Paul will appear throughout Europe and the UK, with limited performances in the Bay area.

About

Mr. SHAP is a Bay Area balloon artist extraordinaire and performs at events for both children and adults. Mr. SHAP is also a magician and can add some "oohs and ahhs" to your event as well. His entertainment and decorating skills are geared toward all ages and is delivered to the whole audience, young and old. Adults will be entertained just as much as the kids. Mr. SHAP was named San Francisco's Best Party Entertainer in Nickelodeon's Parents Picks 2010 Awards and was recently voted Best Party Entertainer in Bay Area Parents Magazine's 2013 "Best of the Bay" survey! (This is third year in a row to be recognized at Best Party Entertainer by Bay Area Parent magazine). SHAP stands for "Super Happenings Always Possible", and that is the impression you and your guests will experience. Mr. SHAP's balloon skills include: - Dazzling balloon creations (more than lions, tigers, and bears) - Outrageous balloon hats (great for any event or special delivery) - Centerpieces and decorations (balloon bouquets of flowers and balloon caricatures of people) - Birthday parties - Celebrations for kids, adults, and seniors - Corporate parties - Picnics - Festivals - Fundraisers - Trade shows - Weddings - Red egg and ginger - Bar/bat mitzvahs - Grand openings And other events. Entertainment that amazes, entertains, and evokes a lasting impression! Mr. SHAP -- Super Happenings Always Possible

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Suisun City, CA 94585

About

We provide a bounce house and jumpers for rent. We also provide the following: * clown for hire * face painting * balloon twisting * caricature * puppet show * children's story * henna tattoo * name painting (name brush art) * magic show * Photo Booth Rental * body art painting * air brush tattoo * comedy hypnotist * fortune teller * palm reader * hair bling Strands * Princess & Fairy live character * live mascot character * DJ service, DJ for hire, Disk Jockey * Trackless Train Rental * birthday video captioning (videographer) * birthday photography * Children's Birthday Party Design and Planning We also do single order Caricature, Caricature from photo, Caricature Order online. We also do single order Letter Brush Art, Letter brush art order online

  • 33 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA 94122

About

Question: What do George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, the US Army, the Coca-Cola Company, Ray Charles, Johns Hopkins University, and the MGM Grand Hotel all have in common? Answer: They have all enjoyed Robert Strong's unique blend of amazing magic and outrageous comedy. Since 1985, Robert has been crisscrossing the world, entertaining audiences small and large, gold and young, casual and formal, and everything in between! He was recently voted as the "San Francisco's Best Comedian," "The Bay Area's Best Performer," and "San Francisco's Funniest Prop Comedian." Robert has performed for the United States Congress, appeared on CBS This Morning, and has taken his act to more than 35 different countries. Robert Strong, the comedy magician, was also twice voted as the "San Francisco's Best Comedian" by the SF Bay Guardian. Although Robert specializes as a corporate entertainer, he frequently appears at a broad range of events, such as: * Corporate Training * Trade Shows * Business Retreats * Conferences * Conventions * Sales Seminars * Product Launches * Banquets and Galas * Award Ceremonies * Cruise Ships * Colleges and Universities * Comedy Club * Festivals * Theaters * Private Parties * Political Events * Nonprofit Organizations and much more No two Robert Strong shows are ever the same. He believes in creating a distinct theatrical experience for every audience, that is both interactive and simply magical. Robert's engaging charisma and contagious enthusiasm invariably leave audiences buzzing with excitement, as well as with memories that will last a lifetime. No event is too small or too large for us. Email us your event details and get a quote right away. Robert Strong guarantees professionalism and entertainment!

About

Johnny Kearns is a fine magician with a natural talent for clowning. He has an amazing skill for entertaining people of all ages. He gets the audience involved in the show from the start and keeps their attention with a rapid pace.

  • San Francisco, CA 94122

About

Ryan Horsfall is one of the Bay Area's top performing artists and represents a younger, fresher breed of comedic magician. By choosing Ryan’s entertainment solutions for your next event, you not only enjoy the talents of this bright and energetic magician who’s been called “complex, clever, and ultimately baffling,” a “true crowd pleaser,” and someone whom clients would “not hesitate to hire again,” but you, as a client, receive peace of mind with: -100% Satisfaction Guarantee. -Fast, reliable service. We always return your calls and emails within 24 hours. -Customized show packages geared to accomplish your goals. -The best in quality, both artistically and professionally "I would not hesitate to hire Ryan again. I highly recommend him as a professional entertainer for any future events you may be planning. Your guests will not be disappointed." -Lisa K. Rogers, University Concierge for Sacramento State University

Cost calculator

Find out the average cost for projects similar to yours

{[{ pricing.estimation }]}

{[{ pricing.estimationDescription }]}

Something went wrong. Give it another try.

Try again
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything