29th Anniversary of the Sea Lions Arrival at Pier 39
Pier 39 recognizes and celebrates the first arrival of the sea lions, 29 years ago.
Restaurant Week in San Francisco
Citywide, over 130 San Francisco restaurants will be offering special discounts and prix-fixe menus during this year’s restaurant week.
San Francisco Beer Week
San Francisco Beer Week highlights and celebrates the city’s local craft beer scene. Local craft breweries throughout the Bay Area will hold hundreds of events including cheese and beer pairings, brewery tours, beer dinners, and more.
Chinese New Year Parade and Celebration
Celebrate the new year with the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade and Celebration. The Year of the Pig will be celebrated with the Chinese New Year Flower Fair, Chinatown Street Fair, and of course the Chinese New Year Parade.
Mardi Gras San Francisco Style
Celebrate Mardi Gras the San Francisco way with a free concert at the Fillmore Plaza, a New Orleans-style processional, and a Mardi Gras masquerade Ball.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
As one of San Francisco’s largest parades, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish heritage with live music, dance, and traditional Irish cuisine.
San Francisco International Film Festival
Throughout several San Francisco theatres including the historic Castro Theatre, the San Francisco International Film Festival is an unbelievable showcase of cinematic talent and creation.
Cherry Blossom Festival
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a San Francisco favorite for locals and tourists alike. For two weekends, visitors can enjoy local foods, drinks, live music and a colorful parade to kick off the event.
Opening Day on the Bay
Regardless if you sail or not, kick off the sailing season with the Opening Day on the Bay by watching the festive boat parade and the blessing of the fleet. A truly unique San Francisco experience.
Cinco de Mayo
Head on over to Valencia Street for the city’s Cinco de Mayo festival. With two different stages of live entertainment, local food vendors, and various activities for the entire family.
Uncorked San Francisco Wine Festival
Uncorked – join one of the city’s best gatherings of San Francisco’s wineries for a weekend of elegant ambiance along the waterfront and various activities located in Ghirardelli Square.
Bay to Breakers
Since 1912, the Bay to Breakers race has been named the world’s largest footrace where costumed participants make their way from San Francisco Bay to the Great Highway along the coast. Join the race or watch from the sides – either way this is an event not to be missed during your stay in San Francisco.
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San Francisco Jazz Fest
Sing the blues at the San Francisco Jazz Fest held in the SF Jazz Center and surrounding area neighborhoods. With over 30 shows scheduled you are bound to find one that fits your travel itinerary.
Haight Asbury Street Fair
As one of San Francisco’s most well-known neighborhoods, Haight Asbury celebrates the culture, history, and uniqueness of the area with their annual street fair.
Fourth of July Celebration at the Pier
One of the best waterfront parties in the Bay Area, San Francisco celebrates Fourth of July with its annual firework display at the Pier with local food and beverage vendors, plus live music.
San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Held in Golden Gate Park, the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is a one-of-a-kind music festival with food, wine, beer, and of course weekend-long live musical performances.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
Taste unique and flavorful chocolate desserts from Ghirardelli and other chocolatiers at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival.
Oktoberfest by the Bay
Celebrate Munich’s famous festival with the Oktoberfest by the Bay. Grab your lederhosen and head out for a weekend of music, singing, dancing, and delicious German food and of course beer!
Fleet Week in San Francisco
Fleet Week in San Francisco is a unique event that highlights and honors the men and women of the U.S. Navy and marine services. Take part in Navy ship tours, free concerts, and the Fleet Week air show for an experience you won’t forget.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Did someone say FREE? Yes! The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is a free music festival held every year in Golden Gate Park. Spend the weekend listening to some of the area’s top entertainers.
SF Street Food Festival
Each year the SF Street Food Festival focuses on a different food theme to celebrate the different types of cuisine in the Bay Area.
Illuminate San Francisco
San Francisco lights up the season with Illuminate San Francisco. Throughout town eco-friendly light installations illuminate San Francisco nights into a street-wide art gallery.
Union Square Tree Lighting Ceremony
Celebrate the holiday season with the viewing of the annual illumination of the Macy’s tree in Union Square.
Winter Wine Pour
Enjoy an evening of wine tastings, local foods, and live entertainment at the Winter Wine Pour.
San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker
Watch the Christmas classic, the Nutcracker, performed by America’s oldest ballet company for a true holiday treat.