San Francisco Day was November 2nd. The Exposition was to throw herself, the host city, the greatest celebration of the entire year. A goal was set for 300,000 in attendance and every step was taken to ensure its accomplishment. The Governor of California declared it to be a legal holiday for the state. Schools across the bay were to close, businesses shutter, community groups sold tickets in advance, households were encouraged to give their servants the day off and a giant sign was posted on Yerba Buena Island for every passerby upon a ferry to see. The Expo’s hopes came to fruition, for on San Francisco Day, the turn out topped the 300,000 goal and totaled approximately seventy percent of the city’s population. It was the second greatest turnout of the expo season.