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Monday, February 18

Tulipmania 2019: Final Day | Pier 39
Monday, February 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Tulipmania 2019: 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 2019 February 9-18, 2019 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

Friday, February 22

67th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition Opening Day | SF
Friday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 for Single Day Admission.
| Hall of Flowers
67th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition Opening Day | SF
The 2019 Pacific Orchid Exposition will be San Francisco Orchid Society’s 67th Annual orchid show and sale in Golden Gate Park. This year’s theme is “Orchids of the Enchanted Forest.” The show will have thousands of orchids on display, demonstrations, and local and international orchid vendors. ...

Saturday, February 23

2019 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2019 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington ...

TreasureFest
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
TreasureFest

TreasureFest 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 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews. The two-day ...Monthly

2019 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2019 Chinese New Year Parade | 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. It was started in the 1860s and takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Community Street Fair ...

Sunday, February 24

2019 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Sunday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2019 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington ...

TreasureFest
Sunday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
TreasureFest

TreasureFest 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 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews. The two-day ...Monthly

Friday, March 1

2019 Russian Festival: Friday | Pacific Heights
Friday, March 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 adults; $8 Seniors/Students(25 & under); free for kids 12 and under
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2019 Russian Festival: Friday | Pacific Heights

Say “Da” and take a trip to Russia without leaving the Bay Area at the annual Russian Festival, a celebration of Russian food, dance, music and art. 31st Annual Russian Festival March 1, 2 and 3, 2019 – Friday: 5 pm-9:30 pm; Dance Party: 9:45 ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

Saturday, March 2

2019 Russian Festival: Saturday | Pacific Heights
Saturday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 adults; $8 Seniors/Students(25 & under); free for kids 12 and under
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2019 Russian Festival: Saturday | Pacific Heights

Say “Da” and take a trip to Russia without leaving the Bay Area at the annual Russian Festival, a celebration of Russian food, dance, music and art. 31st Annual Russian Festival March 1, 2 and 3, 2019 – Friday: 5 pm-9:30 pm; Dance Party: 9:45 ...

Sunday, March 3

2019 Russian Festival: Sunday | Pacific Heights
Sunday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 adults; $8 Seniors/Students(25 & under); free for kids 12 and under
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2019 Russian Festival: Sunday | Pacific Heights

Say “Da” and take a trip to Russia without leaving the Bay Area at the annual Russian Festival, a celebration of Russian food, dance, music and art. 31st Annual Russian Festival March 1, 2 and 3, 2019 – Friday: 5 pm-9:30 pm; Dance Party: 9:45 ...

Saturday, March 9

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, March 9 – 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, ...Monthly

Sunday, March 10

Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center
Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center

Danville Sunday Market started out by wanting a place where all downtown Danville merchants can put their sale items out for the public in one common place and make it a fun event. Now it is a place for local merchants, artists, vendors etc come ...Monthly

Saturday, March 16

168th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, March 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
168th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture. The Parade will start at the corner of Market and Second Streets where over a hundred colorful floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands will wind their way to Civic Center Plaza. The popular Festival ...

Saturday, April 27

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features 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 2019 – January 5 & 6 – ...

2019 Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square
Please note that this event was moved from 6th of October 2018 to 27th of April 2019 by the event organizers. The 23rd Annual Arab Cultural Festival moves to Union Square to bring the sights, smells, and sounds of the Arab world to San Francisco with a showcase ...

Sunday, April 28

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features 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 2019 – January 5 & 6 – ...

Tuesday, May 28

Oracle Park Fireworks Show for 2019 Graduates | SF
Tuesday, May 28 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the statdium
| Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)
Oracle Park Fireworks Show for 2019 Graduates | SF
Following the graduation ceremony for San Francisco State University at Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park), there is usually a concluding fireworks show at approximately 9:30 pm. San Francisco State University’s 118th Commencement has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Oracle Park. The ceremony will ...

Friday, June 14

Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oracle Park
Friday, June 14 – 10:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks from outside the stadium. Special game tickets must be purchased.
| Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)
Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oracle Park
There’s no need to pay to get into Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park) just to see the fireworks. As soon as the San Francisco Giants hopefully defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in Oracle Park on Friday, June 14, 2019 (game ends approx. at 10:15 pm), enjoy a spectacular ...

Saturday, June 29

SF Dyke March & Rally 2019 | Dolores Park
Saturday, June 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
SF Dyke March & Rally 2019 | Dolores Park
Join  the rally at Dolores Park and then a march through Castro Street back to Dolores Park. Enjoy the speeches, camaraderie, and the music of our many talented artists who will perform on the day. The San Francisco Dyke March is an annual rally and march ...

Saturday, August 24

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-eighth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features 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 2019 – January 5 & 6 – ...

Sunday, August 25

2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-eighth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features 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 2019 – January 5 & 6 – ...

Sunday, September 8

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2019
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2019
Northern California’s second largest pride parade and festival is on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. Oakland kicks off their annual Pride celebration with a Pride Parade at 11 am. The celebration continues in Uptown Oakland for the Pride Festival from 11 am to 7 pm with more than six city blocks of ...

Sunday, October 6

2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art, and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...

Sunday, October 13

2019 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Sunday, October 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park
2019 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Come to one of the city’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation – a bright and colorful San Francisco institution since it was established in 1868. Featuring Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats, and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations ...

Sunday, November 10

2019 Veterans Day Parade | SF
Sunday, November 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fisherman's Wharf
2019 Veterans Day Parade | SF
Honor the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces downtown with the 99th Annual Veterans’ Day Parade on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The parade will start on the Embarcadero at North Point Street, traveling north-west on The Embarcadero to Jefferson Street, then west on Jefferson Street past the ...