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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Drops Full Stage ScheduleHardly Strictly Bluegrass Drops Full Stage Schedule
By - posted 9/20/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, one of the largest, free-est, and beloved music festivals in the country, is back for 2022 – the first in-person version of this event since 2019. Just announced, check out the full stage schedule, so you can start planning your festival weekend. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over more...

SF's "Flower Piano" Festival is Back September 16-20SF’s “Flower Piano” Festival is Back September 16-20
By - posted 9/20/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco

Flower Piano returns to the SF Botanical Garden, September 16-20, 2022 with one of the most unique, creative, and innovative events in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is once again is transformed into the city’s own alfresco concert hall where everyone is invited to play and listen. Flower more...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Drops 2022 Lineup AdditionsHardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Drops 2022 Lineup Additions
By - posted 9/8/2022
Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass just announced the fourth round of additions to their highly anticipated live return to San Francisco, CA’s Golden Gate Park on September 30-October 2. The three-day, multi-stage, free music festival today adds Elvis Costello, Steve Earle & The Dukes, The Travelin’ Mccourys, Bob Schneider, Moonalice, Cymande, Arooj Aftab, more...

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is Back for 2022The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is Back for 2022
By - posted 9/7/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco

After two years, The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is finally back in person. Now in its 38th season, this is your chance to visit old-timey London, at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind immersive adventure into Victorian London ~ an elaborate holiday party with more...

SF's "Fleet Week" Air Show is Back for 2022 (October 7-9)SF’s “Fleet Week” Air Show is Back for 2022 (October 7-9)
By - posted 8/16/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival which is back in 2022 Although there is a full week of events, the epochal annual air show takes place October more...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Drops New Lineup UpdatesHardly Strictly Bluegrass Drops New Lineup Updates
By - posted 8/10/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass just announced a second round of artists to their highly anticipated live return to San Francisco, CA’s Golden Gate Park on September 30-October 2. The three-day, multi-stage free music festival, who last month announced an initial list of participants, announced their next list of performers including Emmylou Harris, more...

Berkeley Kite Festival Canceled Due to Event Fee HikeBerkeley Kite Festival Canceled Due to Event Fee Hike
By - posted 7/26/2022
East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates

Thanks to Berkeleyside for sharing the unfortunate news that the long-running Berkeley Kite Festival has been canceled indefinitely. Sadly, Tom McAllister, who has organized the festival as a labor love for over 30 years, has stated that Berkeley has raised its special event fees exponentially, to the tune of $45,000, which more...

San Francisco's Biggest Music Festivals in 2022 & '23San Francisco’s Biggest Music Festivals in 2022 & ’23
By - posted 7/25/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates

The San Francisco Bay Area boasts a stellar array of annual music festivals and concert series, and the list keeps getting longer with new festivals joining the lineup. New on the scene this fall are the Portola Music Festival in San Francisco and Breakaway California in Oakland. These join heavyweights such more...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Officially Back for 2022 (Sept. 30 - Oct. 2)Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Officially Back for 2022 (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2)
By - posted 7/20/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco

It’s finally been made official! Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is back for 2022 – the first in-person version of this event since 2019. After having just a lowkey “Save the Date” on its website for a few months, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has finally officially announced the festival is back. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass September more...

“Bastille Day” French Block Party Back in SF for First Time in 8 Years“Bastille Day” French Block Party Back in SF for First Time in 8 Years
By - posted 7/14/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

“Bastille on Belden” Returns for First Time in 8 Years After a long break, San Francisco seems to be trying to claim back the title of “The Paris of the West.” Back in the 90s and 00s, French restaurant Cafe Bastille hosted a rollicking Bastille Day celebration crammed into downtown’s narrow more...

SF's Massive "Pistahan" Filipino Parade & Festival Back for 2022SF’s Massive “Pistahan” Filipino Parade & Festival Back for 2022
By - posted 7/11/2022
Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates

The Filipino American Arts Exposition host the return of their in-person celebration for the 29th annual Pistahan Parade and Festival for 2022. With the theme of “Homecoming: Reconnect with Our Roots and Community,” this year’s festivities will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to more...

Check Out SF's 75+ Free Outdoor Concerts (Summer 2022)Check Out SF’s 75+ Free Outdoor Concerts (Summer 2022)
By - posted 7/7/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

“People in Plazas” is a free annual outdoor summer music festival that puts on over 75 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to September in over 12 different public plazas near Market Street. “People in Plazas” 2022 Market Street Music Festival July, August, September, 2022 – Weekdays (Tuesdays more...

Ani DiFranco Replaces Liz Phair at Stern Grove Festival + More Tix Available (6/26)Ani DiFranco Replaces Liz Phair at Stern Grove Festival + More Tix Available (6/26)
By - posted 6/24/2022
Bay Area Updates, Festival Updates, San Francisco

Before the weekend hits, I wanted to share some exciting news – Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco will be now headlining this Sunday’s Stern Grove Festival concert on June 26. She will be joined on-stage by previously announced Bay Area-based acts Peaches Christ and DJ LadyRyan. Widely considered a feminist icon, 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...

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...