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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 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. Throughout the season, more...

Stern Grove Festival 2022 RSVP Dates AnnouncedStern Grove Festival 2022 RSVP Dates Announced
By - posted 5/3/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Festival Updates

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. RSVPs for 2022 open up 12 days prior to every show – always at Tuesdays at 2pm Unfortunately, the Grove 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...

SF's "DogFest" Returns to Duboce Park on April 23rdSF’s “DogFest” Returns to Duboce Park on April 23rd
By - posted 4/23/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

DogFest 2022 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco. After two years in the virtual world, DogFest is back for 2022 15th Annual DogFest Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 11 am to 4 pm Duboce Park, Duboce and Steiner, more...

Stern Grove 2022 Lineup Leaks... And it's AwesomeStern Grove 2022 Lineup Leaks… And it’s Awesome
By - posted 4/22/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco

The 2022 lineup for the Stern Grove Festival wasn’t supposed to get revealed until May 3rd, but thanks to Muni apparently getting ahead of itself and putting up ads up more than a week in advance, we can see who’s coming to the Grove. We’ve got a glimpse at (what appears more...

For the 1st Time Ever, You Can Buy Weed Legally at SF's 420 Fest at Hippie HillFor the 1st Time Ever, You Can Buy Weed Legally at SF’s 420 Fest at Hippie Hill
By - posted 4/19/2022
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation San Francisco will allow on-site cannabis sales at Wednesday’s 4/20 celebration in Golden Gate Park for the first time in the annual event’s history, city officials said Monday. The celebration, returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, is scheduled from noon to more...

Outside Lands 2022 Lineup Drops: Green Day, Post Malone & SZAOutside Lands 2022 Lineup Drops: Green Day, Post Malone & SZA
By - posted 4/19/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco

Outside Lands returned to Golden Gate park last October for a special Halloween edition of the festival. It was a momentous occasion with the community coming together with a newfound appreciation of what it means to celebrate music, food, drink, art and cannabis together in one beautiful location. This year 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 4/14/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, 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 15-16, 2022. The festival will temporarily transform Polk Street into a free, two-day bluegrass festival featuring renowned artists playing more...

The 65th SFFILM Festival is Back for 2022The 65th SFFILM Festival is Back for 2022
By - posted 4/14/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco, Sponsored

Welcome back to the movies! Founded in 1957, the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival (the longest-running film festival in the Americas) is back in person kicking off on April 21 with the North American Premiere of Stay Awake starring Chrissy Metz. Enjoy over 130 films and events from 56 counties and 16 world premieres more...

SF's "Flower Piano" Festival is Back September 16-20SF’s “Flower Piano” Festival is Back September 16-20
By - posted 4/13/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco

Flower Piano returns to the SF Botanical Garden, September 16-20, 2022 with a couple of extra little somethings you’ll be hearing about soon. Sunset Piano and the Garden are thrilled to be back for our 7th collaboration. Stay tuned! San Francisco Botanical Garden and Sunset Piano are excited to present one more...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Says "Save the Date" for 2022 (Sept. 30 - Oct. 2)Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Says “Save the Date” for 2022 (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2)
By - posted 4/13/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco

Could Hardly Strictly Bluegrass be making a comeback for 2022? It looks very likely.  Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has posted a lowkey update on the homepage of its website stating to “Save The Date Sep 30, Oct 1, & Oct 2, 2022.” The free music festival is traditionally held on the first weekend more...

SF's 1970s-style Soapbox Derby Returns for 2022SF’s 1970s-style Soapbox Derby Returns for 2022
By - posted 4/9/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Festival Updates, San Francisco

SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby descends on McLaren Park on April 10, 2022. Artist-designed soapbox cars will once again race down the hill at McLaren Park in San Francisco as SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby returns for the first time since 1978. The 56 teams of local artists, educators, students and community groups designing custom-made, gravity-powered vehicles include Windy Chien, Christopher Martin, Avila Rose Signs, more...

San Francisco Events + Things to Do (April 2022)San Francisco Events + Things to Do (April 2022)
By - posted 4/9/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates

Here’s a list of some of the best fairs, festivals and events taking place in San Francisco and the Bay Area for April 2022. Did we miss anything? Let us know! Bloom SF Downtown Arts Festival March 27-April 3, 2022 / Week-long festival with spring flower installations plus performances, outdoor comedy, silent disco, more...

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...