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Tuesday, February 9

2016 Fat Tuesday Block Party | Fillmore Dist.
Tuesday, February 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but an RSVP is requested.
| Fillmore Center Plaza
2016 Fat Tuesday Block Party | Fillmore Dist.
Fillmore Street comes alive with a neighborhood-wide Mardi Gras party during the annual Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore with a free blues concert and a spectacular New Orleans-style parade. Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore – Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 4-9 pm – Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 5 pm Fillmore Center Plaza ...
Win Tix: 2016 Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball | The Fillmore
Tuesday, February 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Westbay Conference Center
Just because you live 2,000 miles away from the action, doesn’t mean you can’t do Mardi Gras right. Experience everything Fat Tuesday has to offer at Mardi Gras, San Francisco Style. > Save $20 on Tickets: Use code RUSHTIX for $25 Tickets Tickets include admission to Masquerade ...

Saturday, February 13

Tulipmania 2016: Opening Day Tour & Free Mini Donuts | Pier 39
Saturday, February 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Tulipmania 2016: Opening Day Tour & Free Mini Donuts | Pier 39

Experience botanical bliss as Pier 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during the annual Tulipmania flower festival. Tulipmania 2016 February 13-21, 2016 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, February 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

2016 “Corazon del Barrio” Party: Free Dance & Art Classes | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but an RSVP is required.
| Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2016
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts invites you to their annual sidewalk open house featuring with live music, free classes, art, food, performances and printmaking. 2016 “Corazon del Barrio” Festival Saturday, February 13, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm MCCLA, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco FREE, but an RSVP is required. 2016 ...

Sunday, February 14

Valentine’s Tulipmania 2016: Free Guided Tours | Pier 39
Sunday, February 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Valentine's Tulipmania 2016: Free Guided Tours | Pier 39

Experience botanical bliss as Pier 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during the annual Tulipmania flower festival. Tulipmania 2016 February 13-21, 2016 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

Monday, February 15

Family Fun Day with Games, Crafts & Bouncy House | SF
Monday, February 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mothers Meadow (Golden Gate Park)
Family Fun Day with Games, Crafts & Bouncy House | SF
Celebrate President’s Day and enjoy a family fun day event created just for the community. Come and meet new friends in the community and have fun with games, crafts, and a bounce house. Light snacks will be provided.

Thursday, February 18

Win Tix: Noise Pop 2016 Music Festival Badge | SF
Thursday, February 18 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*General Music Badge is $175
| All Over San Francisco
Get hooked up with an epic Noise Pop 2016 General Badge which gives you access to all general admission (non-seated) concerts, happy hours Noise Pop HQ and other events during the festival which runs February 19-28, 2016. > Check out the awesome Noise Pop concert lineup for 2016. The ...

Friday, February 19

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, February 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Saturday, February 20

2016 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF
Saturday, February 20 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2016 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF
Named one of the world’s top ten parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. Typically over 100 groups will participate in the parade and many of the floats and specialty groups will be featuring ...

Sunday, February 21

Tulipmania 2016: Final Day | Pier 39
Sunday, February 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Tulipmania 2016: Final Day | Pier 39

Experience botanical bliss as Pier 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during the annual Tulipmania flower festival. Tulipmania 2016 February 13-21, 2016 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

Saturday, March 12

2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, March 12 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Francisco
2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
Photo: David Yu The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 165th Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, attracts some 100,000 revelers every year and is one of the city’s most popular events. 165th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Saturday, March 12, ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Monday, March 14

28th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Monday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
28th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Join The Exploratorium on Monday, March 14, 2016 for the 28th annual Pi Day, an international holiday celebrating the never-ending number π (3.14159…), and the spirit of wonder and quirk that science inspires, founded in 1988 by Exploratorium physicist and “Prince of Pi” Larry Shaw. The Exploratorium will ...

Friday, March 18

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, March 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Saturday, April 16

DogFest 2016: Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade | Duboce Park
DogFest 2016: Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade | Duboce Park
DogFest 2016 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco. The details change a bit every year, but expect to watch doggies compete for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Ears, Best Bark and more, ...

Wednesday, April 20

420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
Wednesday, April 20 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, at your own risk of arrest and contact high, of course
| Hippie Hill
420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
Let’s file this one under “unofficial.” There’s no permits issued; it’s not really legal, but usually the city tends to turn a blind eye when thousands turn up on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20th each year for a giant smoke out.  Let’s just ...

Saturday, April 23

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2016 – January 16 & 17 ...

Sunday, April 24

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2016 – January 16 & 17 ...

Saturday, August 6

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2016 – January 16 & 17 ...

Sunday, August 7

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2016 – January 16 & 17 ...