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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's Iconic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster Turns 100Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Iconic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster Turns 100
By - posted 5/16/2024
Celebrations, Local Icons

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s iconic Giant Dipper roller coaster is celebrating its 100th anniversary on May 18, 2024. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has announced a summer of celebration in honor of the Giant Dipper’s 100th anniversary. This summer the Boardwalk will celebrate the legendary wooden roller coaster with oceanfront fireworks on more...

Happy 154th Birthday to Golden Gate ParkHappy 154th Birthday to Golden Gate Park
By - posted 4/2/2024
Celebrations, City Insight, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Golden Gate Park, one of the world’s most iconic parks, turns 154 years old on April 4, 2024. More than 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. The result: a verdant, more...

Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday in SF (2024)Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday in SF (2024)
By - posted 2/12/2024

We can’t do anything normal here in the Bay Area. And it’s the same thing with Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday.  Check out the City’s most interesting and unique Mardi Gras celebrations including a big block party The Fillmore, with a parade and outdoor blues costume, plus a Carnaval Fat Tuesday more...

SF's 2024 Chinese New Year Parade w/ Awkwafina as Grand MarshallSF’s 2024 Chinese New Year Parade w/ Awkwafina as Grand Marshall
By - posted 1/16/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Lunar New Year, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

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 (Feb. 24-25, 2024). Typically, nearly 100 more...

A Massive "Sky Heart" Tribute to Tony Bennett is Coming to SFA Massive “Sky Heart” Tribute to Tony Bennett is Coming to SF
By - posted 8/22/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Local Icons, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

Antenna Theater’s “Heart of San Francisco” has appeared over the Golden Gate Bridge for several years. It is drawn by a sky-writing plane, one-mile high. It is meant to be a virtual manifestation of the essence of San Francisco’s soul and visionary spirit. For 2023, the Antenna Theater will dedicate The more...

70¢ Scoops at SF's Iconic 1953 Ice Cream Shop70¢ Scoops at SF’s Iconic 1953 Ice Cream Shop
By - posted 7/16/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Summer, Wow

Mitchell’s Ice Cream celebrates 70 years in San Francisco with a special anniversary deal on National Ice Cream Day. On Saturday, July 16, 2023, get 70¢ single scoops (or go baller and get a double scoop for $1.40) for any regular cone and cup. The promotion for the historic ice cream more...

The Biggest Fireworks Shows in the Bay Area (2023)The Biggest Fireworks Shows in the Bay Area (2023)
By - posted 7/3/2023
4th of July, Celebrations

San Francisco As long as the fog stays away, this is an awesome synchronized fireworks show that’s typically set off from two barges north of Pier 39 and Aquatic Park. Watch from Coit Tower, Tank Hill, Bernal Heights or the piers at the end of Fort Mason. July 4, 2023  View the SF more...

San Francisco Pride Guide 2023San Francisco Pride Guide 2023
By - posted 6/23/2023
Celebrations, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Pride

Celebrate  “Looking Back and Moving Forward” at the 2023 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the full map and lineup. Pride Celebration and Rally Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco – Saturday, June 24, 2023 | Noon to 6:00 PM – Sunday, June 25, 2023 | 11:00 AM to more...

Summer Solstice: The Longest Days of the YearSummer Solstice: The Longest Days of the Year
By - posted 6/21/2023

Bay Area to Host 2026 Super Bowl at Levi's StadiumBay Area to Host 2026 Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium
By - posted 5/23/2023
Brand New, Celebrations

The Super Bowl is headed back to the Bay Area after 10 years. The NFL announced on Monday that Super Bowl LX (that’s 60 for those who don’t know their roman numerals) will be hosted at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers home in Santa Clara in 2026. And although things can change, more...

Contra Costa County Offers Unique Weddings at Vintage Car Museum for Valentine's DayContra Costa County Offers Unique Weddings at Vintage Car Museum for Valentine’s Day
By - posted 2/9/2023
Celebrations, East Bay, Valentine's Day

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation For people in love with another human and cars, the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder’s Office has a special Valentine’s Day deal. The office will host a “Destination Weddings” event at the Martinez Cobra Museum for Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2023. Sixteen marriage ceremonies will be more...

49ers Host Official Playoff Watch Parties in SF & San Jose (Jan. 22)49ers Host Official Playoff Watch Parties in SF & San Jose (Jan. 22)
By - posted 1/20/2023
Celebrations, Super Bowl, Support the Bay

By Heather Allen, Bay City News Foundation The San Francisco 49ers are hosting watch parties in San Jose, San Francisco and Mexico City for fans who can’t go in person to Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The 49ers will host the Dallas Cowboys in the more...

SF Chinatown's Firecrackers & Lion Dancing Every SaturdaySF Chinatown’s Firecrackers & Lion Dancing Every Saturday
By - posted 12/21/2022
Celebrations, Fun & Games, San Francisco

San Francisco Chinatown is celebrating every Saturday with firecrackers and lion dancing. Hundreds of firecrackers will be set off at 3 pm in front of The Wok Shop, at 718 Grant Ave, San Francisco, along with a lively lion dance. And yes, they’ll be hosting this event even on the Christmas more...

Bay Area Holiday Tradition "Bethlehem A.D." Ending After 30 YearsBay Area Holiday Tradition “Bethlehem A.D.” Ending After 30 Years
By - posted 12/13/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Christmas

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that one of the USA’s largest living nativity scenes is hosting its final Bethlehem A.D.. a Bay Area tradition for the past 30 years. Sadly, the “Disneyland of Nativity scenes” is hosting its last event in 2022 because the land has been more...

"SantaCon": SF's City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl is Back for 2022“SantaCon”: SF’s City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl is Back for 2022
By - posted 12/7/2022
Bars, Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Fun & Games, San Francisco

“SantaCon” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Join the private SantaCon SF Facebook Group Get details on 2022 events at the public SantaCon SF Facebook group This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting more...