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Saturday, February 22

2020 Russian Festival: Saturday | Pacific Heights
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*Adults: $12; Seniors (62+)/Students (25 & under)/Military: $8; Children 12 and under: Free
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2020 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. 32nd Annual Russian Festival February 21, 22, 23, 2020 – Friday: 5 pm to 12:30 am – Saturday: ...

Laurel’s Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dance & Free BBQ | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laurel District Association
Laurel's Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dance & Free BBQ  | Oakland
Celebrate the Year of the Rat and join Laurel District businesses to welcome “a fruitful and prosperous year”. 2020 will be a year of progression and vitality celebrating the Rat who attracts success and good luck in all the spheres of life. The annual Laurel Lunar ...

Sunday, February 23

2020 Russian Festival: Sunday | Pacific Heights
Sunday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*Adults: $12; Seniors (62+)/Students (25 & under)/Military: $8; Children 12 and under: Free
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2020 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. 32nd Annual Russian Festival February 21, 22, 23, 2020 – Friday: 5 pm to 12:30 am – Saturday: ...

Monday, February 24

Noise Pop 2020 Music & Art Festival | SF
Monday, February 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Noise Pop 2020 Music & Art Festival | SF

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music and art festival. Now in its 28th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim ...

Tuesday, February 25

Free Mardi Gras Parties in the Mission in One Night | 2020
Tuesday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
Free Mardi Gras Parties in the Mission in One Night | 2020
Come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the 2020 Carnaval San Francisco Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party in several venues in the Mission District. There will be live samba drummers and dancers winding their way through the party, and lively salsa, soca, cumbia, and rumba, ...

Saturday, February 29

SF’s Black History Festival: West African Drumming | Final Day
Saturday, February 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights Branch Library
SF's Black History Festival: West African Drumming | Final Day
Learn from local musician Keenan Webster about the interconnectedness through music by listening to the beautiful West African harp (kora) and other instruments of African origin. More Than a Month cultural events are free and open to the public. For kids ages 5 and older.

Friday, March 6

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, March 6 – 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 14

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Festival Kick Off | Dublin
Saturday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dublin Civic Center
2020 St. Patrick’s Day Festival Kick Off | Dublin

Where else but Dublin would you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Come out for a free, memorable and authentic Irish experience. Welcoming visitors from all over the world to celebrate. The two-day St. Patrick’s Day Festival at the Dublin Civic Center is one of ...

2020 Holi Festival: The Biggest Color Party in The Bay Area | Fremont
Saturday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 until February 29; $5 March 1-13; $6 at the gate
| Mission San Jose High School
2020 Holi Festival: The Biggest Color Party in The Bay Area | Fremont
It’s time to celebrate at the biggest color party in the Bay Area. 2020 Holi Festival Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 11 am to 6 pm Mission San Jose High School, 41717 Palm Ave, Fremont Tickets: $4 until February 29; $5 March 1-13; $6 at the gate Be sure to ...
169th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade | San Francisco
Saturday, March 14 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street
169th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade | San Francisco
Don’t miss the West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture. The 169th annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day 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 ...

Sunday, March 15

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade | Dublin
Sunday, March 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dublin Civic Center
2020 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade | Dublin

Where else but Dublin would you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Come out for a free, memorable and authentic Irish experience. Welcoming visitors from all over the world to celebrate. The two-day St. Patrick’s Day Festival at the Dublin Civic Center is one of ...

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Dog Parade & Costume Contest | Fort Mason
Sunday, March 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Patrick's Park
2020 St. Patrick's Day Dog Parade & Costume Contest | Fort Mason
This is for all the Patricks in the world. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Patrick’s Park with an adorable dog parade. Show your pet pride because they’re closing down the sidewalks for you to strut with your furry friends. Be sure to dress your pup ...

Saturday, April 4

Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary Celebration + Free Ferris Wheel Rides | SF
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park's 150th Anniversary Celebration + Free Ferris Wheel Rides | SF
San Francisco celebrates the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park with a park-wide Community Day with special activities, entertainment, food offerings, and much more. An illuminated 150-foot observation wheel (free admission on April 2, 2020 – normally $18) boasting sweeping views from the ocean to downtown ...

Saturday, April 11

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 11 – 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 2020 – January 4 & 5 – ...

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: April 11-12 & 18-19 | Japantown
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: April 11-12 & 18-19 | Japantown

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Sunday, April 12

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 12 – 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 2020 – January 4 & 5 – ...

Saturday, April 18

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Sunday, April 19

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center
Sunday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (Post St.)
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Sunday, May 3

2020 How Weird Street Faire: 10 Stages of World-Class Electronic Music | SoMa
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: $11.11*
*$11.11 Early Bird Presale Magic Pass - $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
| Howard & Main (SoMa)
2020 How Weird Street Faire: 10 Stages of World-Class Electronic Music | SoMa
Join as the tribes once again celebrate peace, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness. There will be dancing in the streets at 10 stages of world-class electronic music, spectacular performances, fantastic ...

Saturday, May 23

San Francisco Carnaval 2020 | Mission
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval 2020 | Mission

The 42nd San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District. 42nd Annual San Francisco Carnaval & Parade – Festival: May 23, 2020 | 10 am to 6 pm – ...

Sunday, May 24

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
Sunday, May 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
On May 24th, 2020 at 9:30 am, the 2020 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Street, travels west onto Mission Street, then on Mission Street travels north to 15th Street. Watch a brilliant procession of contingents, most of ...

Saturday, August 22

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth 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 22 – 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 2020 – January 4 & 5 – ...

Sunday, August 23

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth 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 ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 23 – 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 2020 – January 4 & 5 – ...

Wednesday, December 31

2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF

Come see student-created visual, literary, media, and performing arts at the Asian Art Museum from March 14-21, 2018 in the Annual San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival. For the past 32 years this unique San Francisco event has been a point of destination for ...