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Wednesday, January 18

2017 San Francisco Restaurant Week | Opening Day
2017 San Francisco Restaurant Week | Opening Day

SF Restaurant Week is a 12-day celebration of our world-class dining community when frugal foodies get to eat their way through nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco. Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners. Highlights ...

Friday, January 20

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration
Friday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, January 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

Win Tix: 17th Annual Edwardian Ball World’s Faire | Regency Ballroom
Friday, January 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
17th Annual Edwardian Ball celebration unfolds with the renowned Edwardian World’s Faire at the Regency Center in honor the late-great macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist Edward Gorey. > Get Tickets – $85 On this Friday evening, historic and novel characters intermingle; true-life adventures blend ...

Saturday, January 21

2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Saturday | Chinatown

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays. 2017 Chinese ...

Chinese New Year Mini-Parade 2017 | Chinatown
Saturday, January 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | St. Mary’s Square
Chinese New Year Mini-Parade 2017 | Chinatown
Experience what the original Chinese New Year Parade was like 150 years ago while you sneak a peek at what the larger Lunar New Year parade will bring. Chinese New Year Mini-Parade Preview Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 10:30 am Grant Ave. from California to Pacific, Chinatown FREE The procession begins ...
Community Fun In The Schoolyard | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Alamo Elementary School SF
Community Fun In The Schoolyard | SF
Join the Shared schoolyard project and supervisor Mark Farrell at Alamo elementary school on Saturday, January 21st from 11am-1pm for an exciting kick-off event. This event marks the grand re-opening of the schoolyard for the public to use on weekends. The event will include fun games ...
Win Tix: 17th Annual Edwardian Ball | Regency Ballroom
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
The 17th Annual Edwardian Ball takes place at the Regency Center in honor the late-great macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Edward Gorey. > Get Tickets – $85 The Edwardian Ball presents a unique blend of live music, theatre, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage ...

Sunday, January 22

“Good Food Award” Marketplace 2017 | Fort Mason
Sunday, January 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: $5 | Fort Mason Center
The annual “Good Food” Awards marketplace takes place in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason and gathers together vendors from around the country who are redefining ‘good food’ by crafting products that are both incredibly tasty and responsibly produced.  2017 Good Food Awards Marketplace Sunday, January 22, 2016 | 9 ...
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Sunday | Chinatown

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays. 2017 Chinese ...

Freedom Fest ’17: Brunch, Beats & Positive Action | SF
Sunday, January 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Natoma Caban
Freedom Fest '17: Brunch, Beats & Positive Action | SF
In the wake of the election, they want to create a space to talk about local action and helpful information for the community, and of course, to party down together. Did somebody say Sunday funday? There will be pancakes, aka freedom cakes. The scene will be divided into two ...

Friday, January 27

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Friday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

Saturday, January 28

Marin Wedding Fair: Local Jewelers, Boutiques & Florists | Mill Valley
Saturday, January 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mill Valley Community Center
Marin Wedding Fair: Local Jewelers, Boutiques & Florists | Mill Valley
Please join them for their inaugural Marin wedding fair at the Mill Valley community center. On January 28th they will be highlighting a variety of local jewelers, boutiques, florists, DJs, caterers, photographers, and more to help all couples plan their big day all under one roof. ...

Sunday, January 29

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, January 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 25+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local ...

2016 Sausalito Herring Festival: Live Music & Fishery History | North Bay
Sunday, January 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
2016 Sausalito Herring Festival: Live Music & Fishery History | North Bay
Celebrate the little silvery fish that comes to Richardson Bay by the thousands each year and sustains the last commercial fishery in San Francisco Bay at the Sausalito Herring Festival which will showcase food, beverages, information, and entertainment from the surrounding Richardson Bay. 2016 Sausalito Herring Festival Sunday, January ...
2017 San Francisco Restaurant Week | Final Day
2017 San Francisco Restaurant Week | Final Day

SF Restaurant Week is a 12-day celebration of our world-class dining community when frugal foodies get to eat their way through nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco. Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners. Highlights ...

Friday, February 3

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Friday, February 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

Friday, February 10

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Friday, February 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

Saturday, February 11

Tulipmania 2017: Opening Day | Pier 39
Saturday, February 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Tulipmania 2017: Opening 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 2017 February 11-19, 2017 – 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 11 – 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. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, February 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

2017 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF
Saturday, February 11 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 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 ...

Tuesday, February 14

Valentine’s Tulipmania 2017: Free Guided Tours | Pier 39
Tuesday, February 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Valentine's Tulipmania 2017: 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 2017 February 11-19, 2017 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

Thursday, February 16

Divisadero Art Walk, Music & Craft Beer | SF
Thursday, February 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Divisadero Corridor
Divisadero Art Walk, Music & Craft Beer | SF
Come out on Thursday February 16th for the Divisadero Art Walk on February 16, 2017. Local Businesses will be hosting art opening, artists will be around to answer questions, bands will be playing in multiple venues, local breweries will be pouring beer, and it will all ...

Friday, February 17

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Friday, February 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, February 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

Sunday, February 19

Tulipmania 2017: Final Day | Pier 39
Sunday, February 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Tulipmania 2017: 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 2017 February 11-19, 2017 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

Friday, February 24

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Friday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

Sunday, February 26

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, February 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 25+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local ...

Saturday, March 11

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Francisco
2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 166th 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. 166th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Parade: ...