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Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” KickoffFree National Parks Day for “National Park Week” Kickoff
By - posted 4/15/2021
Celebrations, Deals, Freebies, Outdoorsy

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. Every April, during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, the National Park Service joins together with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to more...

Oakland's "Truffle Shuffle" Drive-In 'Shark Tank' Premiere PartyOakland’s “Truffle Shuffle” Drive-In ‘Shark Tank’ Premiere Party
By - posted 4/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Celebrations, Support the Bay

Oakland’s Truffle Shuffle will be featured on the TV show Shark Tank, and to celebrate the occasion, they’re hosting a Drive In Shark Tank Premiere Party at Alameda County Fairgrounds on April 16, 2021. Join in for the airing of their Shark Tank episode. We are so excited to announce that on more...

Golden Gate Park's 151st BirthdayGolden Gate Park’s 151st Birthday
By - posted 4/5/2021
Celebrations, City Insight, Outdoorsy

Golden Gate Park, one of the world’s most iconic parks, turned 151 years old on April 4, 2021. Nearly a century-and-a-half ago, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved out an urban oasis from a vast, windswept expanse of sand dunes. Golden Gate Park “Slow Streets” During more...

Oracle Park Hosts SF Pride Outdoor Movie NightOracle Park Hosts SF Pride Outdoor Movie Night
By - posted 3/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Celebrations, Only in San Francisco, Pride

San Francisco Pride is back this year for some limited in-person events. Unfortunately, the big parade and massive street festival won’t be happening in 2021, but some smaller, more intimate socially-distanced affairs are in the works, with more to be announced soon. One of the first announced in-person events is Pride Movie Night more...

SF's Police Horses' 'Luck of the Irish' Horseshoe Scavenger HuntSF’s Police Horses’ ‘Luck of the Irish’ Horseshoe Scavenger Hunt
By - posted 3/17/2021
Celebrations, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco’s police horses were feeling festive for St. Patrick’s Day. The mounted unit paraded in the Presidio donning an Irish flag, and there will be special green horseshoes popping up around San Francisco today that you can take home for your own lucky charm.

SF's St. Patrick's Day Virtual Parade & Flag RaisingSF’s St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Parade & Flag Raising
By - posted 3/17/2021
Celebrations, Community, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Virtual Events

San Francisco celebrated St. Patrick’s Day online this year with a virtual parade showcasing San Franciscans celebrating the holiday including bagpipers, SF’s mounted horse police and more. Hopefully, the West Coast’s largest Irish event will be back in person next year.

Pi Digits Floated Above SF for 'Pi Day'Pi Digits Floated Above SF for ‘Pi Day’
By - posted 3/15/2021
Celebrations, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the story about a unique way Pi Day, 3/14, was celebrated in San Francisco this year. If you were near Twin Peaks on March 14, you might have seen the digits of Pi floating across the sky. James Nicovich and his friends wrote the digits of Pi more...

SF Zoo Threw a Lisa Frank Birthday Party for ChimpanzeeSF Zoo Threw a Lisa Frank Birthday Party for Chimpanzee
By - posted 2/23/2021
Adorable, Celebrations

This week, the San Francisco Zoo celebrated the birthday of Gombus the chimpanzee in a unique way. The Zoo surprised the male chimp with a Lisa Frank birthday party to celebrate his 36th birthday, complete with neon colored decorations, festive sunglasses and of course, delicious treats. The Zoo tends to go all more...

SF's Adorable "Cupid's Span" Marriage ProposalSF’s Adorable “Cupid’s Span” Marriage Proposal
By - posted 2/15/2021
Adorable, Celebrations, Valentine's Day

Thanks to ABC7 for capturing the sweet Valentine’s Day marriage proposal under San Francisco’s gigantic Cupid Span sculpture. Edgar Lopez proposed to his girlfriend of 14 years Adriana Sanchez in front of giant lit up letters reading “Marry Me.”  What an adorable San Francisco proposal set on the Embarcadero. Congratulations to the more...

"Smooches for Pooches” Free Valentine’s Drive-Thru“Smooches for Pooches” Free Valentine’s Drive-Thru
By - posted 2/11/2021
Adorable, Celebrations, Things to Do, Valentine's Day

Want some adorableness for Valentine’s Day?  The East Bay SPCA is hosting a very cute “Smooches for Pooches” Valentine’s Day Drive-Thru event. Send some socially-distanced love to their animals. Plus, they’ll have candy and non-food treats for children, including a fun East Bay SPCA activity book for you to take home. “Smooches for more...

Chinatown's Lunar New Year Mural Scavenger HuntChinatown’s Lunar New Year Mural Scavenger Hunt
By - posted 2/10/2021
Brand New, Celebrations, Lunar New Year, Murals, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

Celebrate Lunar New Year by hunting for murals throughout Chinatown. There’s 12 murals hidden throughout Chinatown, each one depicting one of the Chinese Zodiac animals. Find and snap of photo of each one, and share to Instagram to be entered to win their raffle. Chinatown Mural Hunt SF Chinatown Up through the end of more...

SF's Chinese New Year Ox Sculpture HuntSF’s Chinese New Year Ox Sculpture Hunt
By - posted 2/3/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Celebrations, Lunar New Year, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

Gung Hay Fat Choy. Chinese New Year will look a little different this year, but San Francisco is doing something new to spark joy. This year, San Francisco is debuting the Year of the Ox on Parade. A tradition in the making, 11 life-sized Oxen will be publicly displayed across San more...

See Berkeley's Dancing Mailboxes Celebrate InaugurationSee Berkeley’s Dancing Mailboxes Celebrate Inauguration
By - posted 1/21/2021
Celebrations, Election, Fun & Games

Some people in Berkeley celebrated the Presidential Inauguration in a unique way, championing the unsung heroes of this election cycle, our US mailboxes. Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the story of the dancing mailboxes in downtown Berkeley. A few Berkeley residents dressed up as U.S.P.S. mailboxes and held a mini dance party. more...

SF Celebrates MLK Day 2021SF Celebrates MLK Day 2021
By - posted 1/18/2021
Celebrations

San Francisco celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, albeit a little bit differently in 2021. A few of the usual annual events unfortunately won’t be taking place this year like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor & Community Breakfast, the MLK2021 Commemorative March and the commemorative transit which provides free transit more...

Goodbye Trump, Hello President Biden & VP HarrisGoodbye Trump, Hello President Biden & VP Harris
By - posted 1/14/2021
Celebrations, Election, Goodbye

Out with the old… San Francisco celebrates the inauguration of our 46th President Joe Biden and Madam Vice President Kamala Harris. SF’s City Hall will light up with festive red, white and blue lights for the occasion on Inauguration day. Oakland celebrates its very own Madame Vice President-Elect Kamala D. Harris with a more...