Local Events

San Francisco Events & Festivals  2016

February  
Chinese New Year Street Festival Jan 30 – Feb 20 (Parade is Saturday, Feb 20)
Super Bowl Sunday – Feb 7
SF Giants Fest – Feb 13 (AT&T Park)
SF Indie Fest – Feb 11 – 25
Noise Pop Festival – Feb 19 – 28 (several venues around the city)
Zap Wine Festival – Feb 25 – 27 (Presidio and the Four Seasons hotel)

March  
Ocean Film Festival – March 10 – 13
Bay Area Brews Festival – March 12 (Pier 35)
St. Patrick’s Day Festival – March 12 (Civic Center 11am-5pm)
Union Street Spring Festival - March 27 (Union Street, Gough to Fillmore)

April    
Cherry Blossom Festival – April 9 – 10 & 14-20 (Japan town)
Green Film Festival – April 14 – 20
Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival – April 23 (Dolores Park)
Glen Park Festival – April 30 10am – 4:30pm (Glen Park)
International Film Festival – April 21 – May 5

Giants Home
4/10 (Dodgers), 4/18-21(Diamond backs) 4/22-24 (Dolphins) 4/25-27 (Padres)

May    
Yerba Buena Festival – Opens May 1
International Beer Festival – May 21,  7-10pm (Fort Mason Center)
Uncorked Wine Festival – May 7 (Ghirardelli Square in Fisherman’s Wharf)
Oysterfest  - May 7 11am (Golden Gate Park Sharon Meadows)
Spicy Unlimited – TBD 11am – 6pm (Justin Herman Plaza)
Taste of Potrero – TBD
Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Festival – May 21 (Civic Center/Little Saigon)
Mission Carnival Celebration – May 28 – 29

Giants Home
5/5-8 (Rockies) 5/9-11 (Blue Jays) 5/20-22 (Cubs) 5/23-25 (Padres)

June    
Union Street Festival – June 4-5 (Marina District, on Union St. between Gough & Stein)
Rhone Rangers Wine Festival – June 10 & 11
West Coast Crafts Fair – June 11 – 12 (Fort Mason Center)
Soy & Tofu Festival – TBD (Japan town)
SF Jazz Fest – Kick off June 9
North Beach Festival – June 11 & 12 10am – 6pm
Haight Street fair – June 12 11am – 6pm (Haight Ashbury District)
Pinot Days – June 18 2pm – 5pm (Metreon)
Gay Pride Parade & Festival – June 25 & 26
Juneteenth Festival – June 18 11am (Fillmore between Post & Turk)
SF Folk Festival – June 11 12pm – 10pm (425 Church Street)

Giants Home
6/7-8 (Red Socks) 6/10-12 (Dodgers) 6/13-15 (Brewers) 6/24-26 (Padres) 6/27-28 (A’s)

July    
Fillmore Jazz Festival – July 2 & 3 10am – 6pm 
Stern Grove Festival – 2pm every Sunday afternoon mid-June to mid-August
J-Pop Summit Festival – July 22 – 24 (Fort Mason Center)
Yerba Buena Festival – Opens May 1
Breastfest Beer Festival - TBD
Salsa Festival on the Fillmore – TBD

Giants Home
7/4-6 (Rockies) 7/8-10 (Diamond Backs) 7/25-27 (Brewers) 7/28-31 (Nationals)

August   
Outside Lands – August  5 - 7 (Golden Gate Park) 
Nihonmachi  Street Fair – August 6 – 7 (Japan Town) 
SF Street Food Festival – August 15 – 16 (Pier 70)
Excelsior Arts & Music Festival – TBD

Giants Home
8/12-14 (Orioles) 8/15-17 (Pirates) 8/18-21 (Mets) 8/26-28 (Braves) 8/30-31 (Cardinals)

September  
Fringe Festival – September 9 – 24 (Exit Theatre)
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival – September 10 & 11 12pm- 5pm
A Taste of Greece – TBD
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Moon Festival – September 15 -17
Oktoberfest by the Bay – September 17 – October 2 (Pier 48)
Folsom Street Fair – September 25 (Folsom between 7 and 12 street)

Giants Home
9/12-14 (Padres) 9/15-18 (Braves) 9/16-18 (Cardinals) 9/27-29 (Rockies) 9/30 (Dodgers)

October  
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – September 30 – October 2 (Golden Gate Park)
Castro Street Fair – October 2 - 11am – 6pm (Market & Castro St.)
Fleet Week – October 3 – 10
Dance Film Festival  -TBD
The WharfFest – October 22, 11am – 5pm (Embarcadero from Jefferson to Taylor St.)
Potrero Hill Festival – October 17 (20th between Wisconsin & Missouri)
Fiesta on the Hill – TBD (Bernal Heights)

Giants home
10/1-2 (Dodgers)

November    
Ski & Snowboard Festival – November 5 – 6  11am – 8pm (Fort Mason Center)
Tree Lighting Ceremonies (Union Square, Pier 39, and Ghirardelli Square)
Hip Hop International Dance Festival - November 20-22 (Palace of Fine Arts)
Great Dickens Christmas Fair – November 19 – November 30 (Cow Palace)

December   
Great Dickens Christmas Fair December 1 – 18 (Cow Palace)
Crafts Fair at the Fort Mason Center - TBD
San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker - TBD