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"Mr. Happy Face" Declared World's Ugliest Dog at Bay Area Fair“Mr. Happy Face” Declared World’s Ugliest Dog at Bay Area Fair
By - posted 6/26/2022
Celebrations, Fairs & Festivals

With a lolling tongue, googly eyes and a head of spectacularly stringy grey-white hair, Jeneda Benally’s Chihuahua-mix pooch would probably strike anyone as an excellent contender for the world’s ugliest dog. On a hot day in Petaluma Friday, it became official. The inaptly named “Mr. Happy Face” triumphed over nine other more...

SF's 17th Annual Total Wellness Health FairSF’s 17th Annual Total Wellness Health Fair
By - posted 6/19/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, San Francisco, Sponsored

On the first day of summer, Embarcadero Center will be hosting the 17th Annual Total Wellness Health Fair on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 11:00am – 1:30pm! Join us in Two Embarcadero Center and enjoy free giveaways, health screenings, and a live DJ to celebrate World Music Day! 17th Annual Total more...

San Francisco's 2022 Pride Festival & ParadeSan Francisco’s 2022 Pride Festival & Parade
By - posted 6/19/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is one of the largest LGBT gatherings in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all. The Parade takes place on the last Sunday of June annually. San Francisco Pride Board of Directors announced that music legend and two-time Grammy more...

Two Bay Area Cities Celebrating Pride for the First Time in 2022Two Bay Area Cities Celebrating Pride for the First Time in 2022
By - posted 6/19/2022
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, LGBTQ+, Pride

Two Bay Area cities are hosting their very first official Pride events. In 2022, the North Bay town of Windsor hosts its first-ever Windsor Pride Festival on Saturday, June 25 from 2 to 9 pm. Held on the Town Green, join us for a day of live music, from Wonderbread Five more...

SF Hosting its Biggest Juneteenth Celebration EverSF Hosting its Biggest Juneteenth Celebration Ever
By - posted 6/18/2022
Causes, Community, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Sponsored

Once deemed the “Harlem of the West,” the historic Fillmore District was an epicenter of black music and culture for years. Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday, San Francisco is looking to celebrate. The city has put on Juneteenth events before, but nothing of this scale. Eight blocks of more...

This "U-Pick" Lavender Festival is Just 1 Hour from SFThis “U-Pick” Lavender Festival is Just 1 Hour from SF
By - posted 6/16/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Outdoorsy, Travel

Hierbas y Flores is a joint venture between Morningsun Herb Farm and Soul Food Farm – two women farmers partnering up on all things lavender. Growing lavender and creating products from our lavender fields has been a way for us to share the beauty of our farms with customers and our more...

SF's Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 11-12)SF’s Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 11-12)
By - posted 6/12/2022
Brand New, Causes, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, San Francisco, Uplifting

The National AIDS Memorial will mark the 35th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with an historic outdoor display in Golden Gate Park that will feature nearly 3,000 hand-stitched panels of the Quilt. The display will be the largest display of the Quilt in the U.S. in over a decade and more...

SF Hosts NBA Summer Classic at Chase Center (July 2022)SF Hosts NBA Summer Classic at Chase Center (July 2022)
By - posted 6/11/2022
Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco, Sponsored

Chase Center is hosting the 4th Annual California Classic featuring Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, and Miami Heat. This two-day, four-game basketball celebration will feature 2022 NBA Draft picks, second-year pros and more players competing to land their spot on an NBA roster for the 2022-23 season. This family-friendly more...

San Mateo County Fair $10 Tickets (2022)San Mateo County Fair $10 Tickets (2022)
By - posted 6/8/2022
Fairs & Festivals

For today only (June 8, 2022) the San Mateo County Fair is offering $10 tickets at the the gate. Please note these discount tickets cannot be purchased in advance. The fair is opening 11am to 10pm with last entry at 9:30pm   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by San Mateo more...

SF's Summerfest Kick-Off is Back (June 4th)SF’s Summerfest Kick-Off is Back (June 4th)
By - posted 5/31/2022
Community, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco, Sponsored

Grillin’ in the ‘Mo” is Back in Person! Free Blues Concert & Family Bar-B-Q Niecey, Living Single and Yolandra Rhodes will headline this year’s in person “Grillin’ in the ‘Mo” at Hamilton Recreation Center on June 4th. After 2 years of COVID, The Village Project is back in person with our more...

SF's Massive Carnaval Festival & Parade Returns (May 28-29)SF’s Massive Carnaval Festival & Parade Returns (May 28-29)
By - posted 5/27/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Carnaval is back in San Francisco for 2022! The annual, free, two-day festival and grand parade drawing thousands of attendees and featuring international music, dance, arts & crafts and cuisine — is making a celebratory return in 2022 after a two-year pandemic related hiatus. Although expected to be smaller than more...

SF's Pier 80 Gets Brand New "Portola" Music Festival w/ Flume, The Chemical Brothers, M.I.A.SF’s Pier 80 Gets Brand New “Portola” Music Festival w/ Flume, The Chemical Brothers, M.I.A.
By - posted 5/17/2022
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco

San Francisco has a brand new music festival. Portola will be taking over Pier 80 for the two-day festival on September 24-25, 2022. Flume headlines on Saturday with The Chemical Brothers headlining Sunday. Additional performers include Fatboy Slim, M.I.A., Jungle, Toro y Moi, James Blake, Kaytranada, Jamie XX, Charli XCX, Four more...

SF's "Sundown Cinema" Outdoor Film Nights Return May 27thSF’s “Sundown Cinema” Outdoor Film Nights Return May 27th
By - posted 5/17/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Free Movie Screenings

Sundown Cinema returns for 2022 just in time for another summer in San Francisco. This free outdoor movie series, the only one of its kind in the Bay Area, will feature eight films in eight parks across San Francisco, beginning with Sister Act II at Dolores Park on May 27, more...

One of SF's Giant Windmills is Turning Back on TodayOne of SF’s Giant Windmills is Turning Back on Today
By - posted 4/30/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Normally the Murphy Windmill (the largest in the world when it was built in 1908) sits majestically, but silently watching over the southwest corner of Golden Gate Park which no longer needs it to pump the 40,000 gallons of water a day it used to before electric pumps took all more...

World Famous Gilroy Garlic Festival Cancelled IndefinitelyWorld Famous Gilroy Garlic Festival Cancelled Indefinitely
By - posted 4/25/2022
Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Goodbye

The world-famous Gilroy Garlic Festival, a much-loved annual event that has been a mainstay since the late 1970s, is not moving ahead with a festival this summer nor for the foreseeable future, according to festival organizers. Citing lingering uncertainties from the pandemic, along with “prohibitive insurance requirements” by the city of more...