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Tuesday, February 25

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP will serve millions of free Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary short stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 am to ...
2020 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Fillmore Heritage Center
2020 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | 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. Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 | 5:00 pm Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center 1330 Fillmore Street (Free Blues Concert) FREE, but an RSVP is required Celebrating Fat ...

20+ Free Mardi Gras Parties in the Mission in One Night | 2020
Tuesday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
20+ 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 happening at 20 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 ...

Wednesday, February 26

Shaping San Francisco: Miranda Bergman’s Art & Politics Mural | SF
Wednesday, February 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping San Francisco: Miranda Bergman's Art & Politics Mural | SF
Miranda Bergman, a Mission District native and local icon, has been painting public murals since the 1970s when she started as a member of the Haight Ashbury muralists. Her involvement in Central America, Palestine, and women’s politics has shaped her participation in epic works such ...

Saturday, March 7

40th Annual Soul Food Festival | SF
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but bring along some cash for food purchases
| Dr. George Davis Senior Center
40th Annual Soul Food Festival | SF
Bayview Hunters Point’s longest-running annual event, the Black Cuisine Festival, was created to highlight culinary talents passed through generations. The Black Cuisine Festival shares delectable food rooted in African American tradition, bringing people together for a little taste of soul. 2020 Black Cuisine Festival Saturday, March 7, ...

Wednesday, March 11

Shaping SF’s “Hidden San Francisco” Book Release & Birthday | Mission District
Wednesday, March 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF's "Hidden San Francisco" Book Release & Birthday | Mission District
Join Shaping San Francisco’s Chris Carlsson on his 63rd birthday as he presents his new book, Hidden San Francisco: A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories. After a quarter century of curating the digital archive at Ffoundsf.org, and conducting bike and walking tours, ...

Saturday, March 14

169th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade | San Francisco
Saturday, March 14 – All Day | 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 ...
World Naked Bike Ride: Spring 2020 | SF
Saturday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
World Naked Bike Ride: Spring 2020 | SF
It’s that time to tune up those bikes and toss those riding duds in the wash, you won’t need them for the 11th Annual 2020 So-Hemi World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco. It’s the second of five WNBRs for the 2020 bike naking season ...

Sunday, March 15

“Brides of March” 2020 Wedding Dress Pub Crawl | SF
Sunday, March 15 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar Fluxus
"Brides of March" 2020 Wedding Dress Pub Crawl | SF
Don a wedding dress and join the Brides for this annual San Francisco tradition at the 22nd annual Brides of March.  Join in to parade through the heart of San Francisco, strolling through Union Square, shopping at fancy stores and drinking in local bars with your fellow brides. All ...

Tuesday, March 17

2020 Persian New Year & Fire Jumping Festival | Berkeley
Tuesday, March 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Persian Center
2020 Persian New Year & Fire Jumping Festival | Berkeley
Jump over bonfires to celebrate the change of seasons and welcome spring. A Persian ritual passed down since ancient Zoroastrian times, the Persian New Year Festival of Fire, called Chaharshanbeh Souri, (which means ‘Eve of Wednesday’) is held on the last Tuesday night in winter, ...

Wednesday, March 25

Shaping SF Lecture: Economic Growth vs. Biodiversity Public Talk | SF
Wednesday, March 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Economic Growth vs. Biodiversity Public Talk | SF
Does a Green New Deal replace “grow or die” with a different logic that nurtures people and the rest of the natural world? How do 8 billion people flourish while also preserving, protecting, and restoring biodiversity all over the planet? Climate change activists are weaving a ...

Sunday, March 29

Presidio Picnic 2020 Season Kick-Off | SF
Sunday, March 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic 2020 Season Kick-Off | SF

San Francisco’s largest community picnic, the Presidio Picnic, will return for its much-anticipated ninth season beginning Sunday, March 29 and running through October 25, from 11 am – 4 pm. The weekly picnic combines the best of the international food scene with the best of ...Every Sunday

Saturday, April 4

Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Saturday, April 11

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

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. ...

2020 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade & Festival | SF
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cesar Chavez San Francisco
2020 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade & Festival | SF

Be a part of the largest event honoring Cesar Chavez in Northern California, honoring the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez on Saturday, April 18, 2020. 2020 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 11 ...

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. ...

Monday, April 20

420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
420 at Hippie Hill is a well known San Francisco tradition, bringing tens of thousands of people from all over to Sharon Meadow to celebrate the right to use cannabis. In previous years, this “festival” has been un-permitted and unofficial. It was awesome, but growing larger every ...

Wednesday, April 22

Shaping SF Lecture: Clean Air Justice Discussion | SF
Wednesday, April 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Clean Air Justice Discussion | SF
Social and environmental justice shapes the very air we breathe. Local players in the Bay Area are leading the nation—and in many cases the world—on setting policy, designing action plans for emissions reduction, and working with new technologies to identify and monitor hyperlocal hot spots ...

Friday, April 24

2020 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off | April 24 – May 3
Friday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| All Over the Bay Area
2020 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off | April 24 - May 3

Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 22nd anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 24-May 3, 2020. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 hundred free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, ...

Saturday, May 2

2020 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2020 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an amazing all day outdoor festival. Family friendly, fun for all ages celebration of Mexican and Latino culture. A full day of music, vendor booths, kids’ zone, and special entertainment. 16th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday, May 2, ...

Sunday, May 3

2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| All Over the Bay Area
2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day

Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 22nd anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 24-May 3, 2020. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 hundred free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, ...

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 ...

Wednesday, May 27

Shaping SF Lecture: 1894 Railroad Strike Struggle Talk | SF
Wednesday, May 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: 1894 Railroad Strike Struggle Talk | SF
Robert Ovetz, author of When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 and Tech Workers Coalition organizer Ares Geovanos dialogue about how the lessons of the 1894 railroad strike are still relevant to the new workers movement today. Struggles are visibly erupting at ...

Sunday, May 31

Bay to Breakers 2020 | Everything You Need to Know
Bay to Breakers 2020 | Everything You Need to Know
Early Bird Discount Tickets / Street Closures / Course Map / Muni & BART Info / Best Places to Watch / Volunteer / Crazy Costume Photos

Saturday, June 27

50th Annual San Francisco Pride Festival | 2020
Saturday, June 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1-$5 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
50th Annual San Francisco Pride Festival | 2020

Celebrate  “Generations of Hope” at the 2020 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. 50th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2020 – Parade – Sunday at 10:30 am Civic Center, San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, June 28

2020 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 28 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2020 San Francisco Pride Parade
The parade is the culmination of a month of Pride-themed events in the city, leading up to an all-out celebration for Pride weekend with the Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza. 2020 San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 10:30 am Market Street, San Francisco FREE Fifty years strong, the ...