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SF's Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is Back for 2022SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is Back for 2022
By - posted 4/5/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Yerba Buena Gardens The 2022 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces the lineup of over 100 free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival will open on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm with Cuban percussionist Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensemble with an opening set from Chulita more...

Stern Grove 2022 Line-Up Coming May 3Stern Grove 2022 Line-Up Coming May 3
By - posted 4/5/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco

Stern Grove Festival is returning in 2022 to celebrate its 85th season of hosting free concerts in the park. The festival kicks off June 12, with concerts every Sunday through August 14. Stern Grove Festival will officially announce the line-up on May 3. Unfortunately, the Grove suffered severe damage due to a more...

"Pickin' On The Polk" SF's Free Bluegrass Music Festival (April 15-16)“Pickin’ On The Polk” SF’s Free Bluegrass Music Festival (April 15-16)
By - posted 4/4/2022
Bars, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, San Francisco, Sponsored

Like a mini Hardly Strictly Bluegrass taking over an entire neighborhood, Pickin’ on the Polk is a brand new FREE Districtwide Bluegrass Show in the Discover Polk Community Benefit District – April 15th and 16th, 2022 and will temporarily transform Polk Street into a free, two-day bluegrass festival featuring renowned more...

2022 Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival (San Francisco)2022 Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival (San Francisco)
By - posted 3/30/2022
Fairs & Festivals

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 9, 2022. 2022 Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival Saturday, April 9, 2022 – Festival (24th St. from Folsom to Bryant) – 10am to more...

SF's Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 2022)SF’s Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 2022)
By - posted 3/29/2022
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 anywhere in the world in over a decade more...

March Madness "Fan Fest" Comes to SF (March 24-26)March Madness “Fan Fest” Comes to SF (March 24-26)
By - posted 3/21/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Freebies, Fun & Games, San Francisco

The NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament hasn’t taken place in San Francisco since 1939 when it was on Treasure Island (how cool!). So now, after 80 years, “March Madness” finally returns to the City as the Chase Center plays host to this year’s West Regional. Although tickets to the games more...

SF's New "Bloom SF" Downtown Arts Festival (March 27 - April 3)SF’s New “Bloom SF” Downtown Arts Festival (March 27 – April 3)
By - posted 3/16/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco

In partnership with the Mayor London N. Breed’s Downtown Recovery Plan and “Welcome Back to SF” program, seven of San Francisco’s iconic destinations have planned BloomSF, a series of special events and programming running Sunday, March 27 through Saturday, April 3 to welcome workers and visitors back downtown. The Ferry Building, more...

SF's Irish Center St. Patrick's Day Block Parties (March 12-17)SF’s Irish Center St. Patrick’s Day Block Parties (March 12-17)
By - posted 3/12/2022
Eat & Drink, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco, Things to Do

San Francisco’s Irish Center hosts a series of  St. Patrick’s Day festivities for 2022 with no cover charge, with live rollicking Irish music, Irish pipers, six different Irish dance troupes, plus traditional Irish food and beer. Saturday, March 12, 2022 / 2pm to 10p / No Cover Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage more...

The Sonoma-Marin Fair is Back for 2022 (June 22-26)The Sonoma-Marin Fair is Back for 2022 (June 22-26)
By - posted 3/11/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates

After almost two years, the Sonoma-Marin Fair is back with its full array of cherished fair activities and traditions this summer. This year’s fair theme, “Everybody’s Fair” celebrates the rich and diverse cultures that make up the fabric of our community. Guests are welcomed to experience the vast diversity of our more...

"Brides of March" Wedding Dress Pub Crawl is Back in SF“Brides of March” Wedding Dress Pub Crawl is Back in SF
By - posted 3/10/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco

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 North Beach, strolling up Columbus Avenue and drinking in local parklets along Grant Ave. with your fellow brides. All you need for this event is a white wedding more...

Here's Which SF Festivals Allow Legal Cannabis SalesHere’s Which SF Festivals Allow Legal Cannabis Sales
By - posted 3/2/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

San Francisco allows the legal sale of cannabis at select permitted events. Eligible events include: 420 How Weird Clusterfest Outside Lands Folsom Street Fair Hardly Strictly Carnaval Pride San Francisco is testing the event permit process with events like these. The City notes, “We’re looking for previously held events that were permitted by the City. These events must also have had a more...

Golden Gate Bandshell Hosts 110+ Free Concerts in 2022Golden Gate Bandshell Hosts 110+ Free Concerts in 2022
By - posted 3/1/2022
Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco

Live music returns to the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with another season of free outdoor performances in Golden Gate Park starting Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, San Francisco Parks Alliance and the arts nonprofit Illuminate recently announced. The Lift Every Voice performance series, presented by more...

SF's "Sunday Streets" Block Parties Are Back for 2022 (April-October)SF’s “Sunday Streets” Block Parties Are Back for 2022 (April-October)
By - posted 2/24/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Sunday Streets SF will be returning in 2022 with the program’s big, beautiful mile plus long routes running from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in six historic neighborhoods between April and September. And the second annual “Phoenix Day” will be celebrated citywide on October 16th, 2022. Inspired by the Ciclovía in more...

SF's Pride Parade & Festival Back for 2022 (June 25-26)SF’s Pride Parade & Festival Back for 2022 (June 25-26)
By - posted 2/17/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Reggie Aqui from ABC7 for letting us know that San Francisco’s Pride is planning a return for 2022 for both the big Civic Center festival as well as the parade. SF Pride is back. Let’s get sickening (in the good way). https://t.co/5SrLD6deqY — Reggie Aqui He/Him (@reggieaqui) February 16, 2022 After two more...

Noise Pop 2022: Free Happy Hour Concerts (Feb. 20-26)Noise Pop 2022: Free Happy Hour Concerts (Feb. 20-26)
By - posted 2/16/2022
Eat & Drink, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco, Sponsored

Noise Pop Festival 2022 is adding even more artists to their jam-packed week of events Feb 21-27. Check out the full lineup of local artists playing the festival as well as their FREE happy hour series happening each evening of the festival plus a special kick off happy hour on February more...