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SFFILM Festival is April 9–18 w/ Drive-In Movies at Fort MasonSFFILM Festival is April 9–18 w/ Drive-In Movies at Fort Mason
By - posted 4/8/2021
Drive-In Movies, Fairs & Festivals, Reopening, Sponsored, Virtual Events, What's Closed / What's Open

The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. The 64th edition runs April 9–18, 2021 with both Live Events and Streaming Programs, and features a drive-in, juried more...

Treasure Island's "Day to Night" Festival Coming Sept. 18Treasure Island’s “Day to Night” Festival Coming Sept. 18
By - posted 4/8/2021
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals

A brand new boutique music festival is coming to Treasure Island on September 18, 2021. Join in for the inaugural Day to Night Festival. It’s that feeling of the sun on your neck and the bay area breeze on your brow, that feeling you get when you hear the best music with more...

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is Back for 2021Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is Back for 2021
By - posted 4/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival recently announced that its back for 2021 with in-person programming. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is excited we’ll be able to gather in person soon! We are planning a shortened season along with a variety of artful activities that will enliven Yerba Buena Gardens. Upcoming activities will come in more...

San Mateo County Fair Is Back for 2021San Mateo County Fair Is Back for 2021
By - posted 4/1/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Mateo County Event Center just recently announced the return of the County Fair. San Mateo County Fair will be one of California’s first major in-person events since the outbreak of pandemic. San Mateo County Event Center recently announced that they will host an in-person county fair this summer after being more...

Red Bull Raid: Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest at Lake TahoeRed Bull Raid: Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest at Lake Tahoe
By - posted 3/18/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Outdoorsy, Wow

Red Bull Raid Returns to Squaw Valley to Celebrate Local Tahoe-area Rippers The one-of-a-kind all-out endurance and freestyle ski and snowboard event caps off a unique season and applauds those who made it possible. Red Bull Raid–the only freeride event in the United States that blends the endurance aspect of competitive uphill more...

Bay to Breakers Live Race Canceled (Again) for 2021Bay to Breakers Live Race Canceled (Again) for 2021
By - posted 3/15/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Only in San Francisco, Virtual Events, What's Closed / What's Open

The 109th running will have to wait, again. Bay to Breakers, one of the first major events to postpone back at the beginning of COVID in 2020 has decided to cancel their live event for 2021 and convert again to the virtual race. Upon further examination, and due to the size and more...

Alameda County's Carnival Fair Food Feast is ComingAlameda County’s Carnival Fair Food Feast is Coming
By - posted 3/5/2021
Eat & Drink, Fairs & Festivals, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

Love carnival food? You’re in luck. Get a little taste of the fair with Alameda County Fair’s “Grab-n-Stay Fair Food Feast” starting March 11, 2021. Enjoy food on the lawn, take it to go or schedule curbside pick-up from 11 fairtime vendors. From corn dogs to churros, candy apples to funnel cakes, more...

2020 Bay Area Science Festival: 125+ Free Events (Oct. 21-25)2020 Bay Area Science Festival: 125+ Free Events (Oct. 21-25)
By - posted 10/21/2020
Fairs & Festivals

The 10th annual Bay Area Science Festival, northern California’s largest free educational event, is going virtual in 2020 with more than 125 all-ages experiences October 21- 25. Let’s discover science together – virtually! Join us for 5 days of fun and amazing science, technology and engineering events, hands on projects and more...

"Mission Youth Arts Festival" Pop-Up Dance at 24th/Mission“Mission Youth Arts Festival” Pop-Up Dance at 24th/Mission
By - posted 9/28/2020
Community, Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events

On October 3rd, celebrated young voices of the Mission will come together to talk about “home” through dance and music. There will be a series of pop-up performances from Mission and 24th to Mission and 22nd Streets. There will be two in-person showings on Oct 3. The first will begin at more...

"Inside Lands" Virtual Outside Lands Festival (Aug. 28-29)“Inside Lands” Virtual Outside Lands Festival (Aug. 28-29)
By - posted 8/26/2020
Fairs & Festivals, Virtual Events

As we near the festival weekend that should have been, we are thinking of all of the artists and fans that still deserve to be together this month. In that spirit, Outside Lands is proud to present Inside Lands, a free virtual festival streaming exclusively on Twitch. Watch “Inside Lands” live on more...

SF's Massive "Pistahan" Filipino Festival is Online This WeekendSF’s Massive “Pistahan” Filipino Festival is Online This Weekend
By - posted 8/7/2020
Fairs & Festivals, Virtual Events

The Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE) reimagines San Francisco’s 27th annual Pistahan Parade and Festival into “Pistahan Together @ Home,” a virtual festival and online cultural experience for 2020. Moving the parade and festival into virtual formats is in accordance with local public health guidelines and ensures the public’s health and more...

Bay to Breakers 2020 Officially Rescheduled for Sept. 20Bay to Breakers 2020 Officially Rescheduled for Sept. 20
By - posted 3/23/2020
Fairs & Festivals

The 109th running of Bay to Breakers, originally scheduled for May 31, 2020, has been officially pushed back to September 20. Read more. Following further discussions with the City and County of San Francisco surrounding the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to postpone Bay to Breakers to September more...

HellaOakland Free Comedy Festival Kicks OffHellaOakland Free Comedy Festival Kicks Off
By - posted 3/6/2020
Fairs & Festivals

SF may get all the love, but Oakland has a rich comedy scene and deserves a big spotlight. HellaFunny and Funcheap are taking over the Copper Spoon and turning it into a secret pop-up comedy club for one weekend a month starting March 2020. Come enjoy some big laughs with some more...

A Rare Free SFMOMA DayA Rare Free SFMOMA Day
By - posted 2/18/2020
Fairs & Festivals

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a free and fun-filled day at SFMOMA. As part of Culture for Community, more than a dozen Yerba Buena cultural organizations will offer free admission on February 20, 2020. Enjoy exhibitions, activities, and events at participating organizations uniting on this day and celebrating Black more...

Noise Pop 2020: Every Free EventNoise Pop 2020: Every Free Event
By - posted 2/18/2020
Fairs & Festivals

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 like Raphael Saadiq, Benjamin Gibbard, Maya more...