Local events speak for the community and San Francisco has plenty. Be sure to catch one or two local events while you’re here. (N.B. Some are up in my travelogues.) Here’s a listing. The links below will send you to the appropriate website to give you the exact dates and time.
Chinese New Year Parade & Festival New Year date changes every year in lunar calendar.
APR San Francisco Film Festival ; Cherry Blossom Festival Japantown
MAY Cinco de Mayo, Bay-to-Breakers (see travelogue); Carnaval
SUMMER(June to Aug.) Stern Grove Festival MidSummer Music Festival
JUN Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade and Festival; Haight-Ashbury Street Fair More Info (415) 661-8025; North Beach Festival; Union Street Festival
AUG Nihonmachi Street Fair (Japantown)
SEP Shakespeare Festival (free); Opera in the Park (free); Folsom Street Fair; Blues Festival Ghiradelli Square Chocolate Festival; Autumn Moon Festival Chinatown
OCT Halloween weekend in Castro; Castro Street Fair; Italian Heritage Festival; Jazz Festival
NOV Day of the Dead Procession; San Francisco Book Festival
Picture below is from Bay-to-Breakers event.
I am pictured to the right, drunk and laughing, at something that would be hard to describe to another...
Argonaut Hotel - A Kimpton Hotel San Francisco
4 Reviews and 2397 Opinions There's no doubt this hotel, provides a level of luxury and convenience, that many travellers will...
Hotel Palomar - A Kimpton Hotel San Francisco
8 Reviews and 840 Opinions Hotel Palomar is part of the Kimpton Hotel group. It is located in downtown San Francisco, at 4th...
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square San Francisco
5 Reviews and 2550 Opinions If Rosemarie had not been sick, this would have been a wonderful stay. She can describe in detail...
see all San Francisco member meetings