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Chinese New Year Flower Fair
Chinese New Year Flower Fair

Kicking off the Lunar New Year celebrations in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the annual Chinatown Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the New Year begins. This year, Lunar New Year began on Saturday, January 28 and the Flower Fair held over weekend, January 21 and 22. The street festival is one of a few that(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Parade

Each year, in late January or February, San Francisco’s Chinatown is engulfed in Lunar New Year celebrations. From the Flower Fair to the Miss Chinatown pageant and the Community Street Fair on the day of the parade, festivities flood the streets with a vibrant cultural experience. The Chinese New Year parade is the culmination of(…)

Published On: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall Since its first performance in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has become an important part of San Francisco’s arts and culture scene. Performing a regular schedule of classical and contemporary music, the San Francisco Symphony brings music to life with its dynamic concerts and talented musicians. The San Francisco has been under(…)

Published On: Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Sumo Champions Exhibition – Japan Center Malls San Francisco
Sumo Champions Exhibition  – Japan Center Malls San Francisco

The Sumo Champions Exhibition is an annual event hosted by the Japan Center Mall, and in my opinion, one of the most underrated events in San Francisco. I always enjoy events in Japantown because they’re well organized and easy to attend, with a convenient parking garage, and plenty of street parking nearby. The crowds are(…)

Published On: Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

  The Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival is an annual event that takes place over a weekend each September in which chocolatiers and other treat-makers offer samples of sweets. In 2015, the 20th annual event takes place on the weekend of September 12 and 13, benefiting the charity Project Open Hand.   For $25 (or $20 in(…)

Published On: Friday, September 25th, 2015
Opera at the Ballpark
Opera at the Ballpark

One evening each summer, AT&T Park hosts the annual Opera at the Ballpark event. While the San Francisco Opera is performed at the War Memorial Opera House, it’s simulcast onto the 103 foot wide, high definition screen at the baseball stadium. Opera-goers at the ballpark can watch the entire performance while lounging on the lawns(…)

Published On: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
San Francisco Pride Parade
San Francisco Pride Parade

San Francisco showed its true colors over the last weekend of June for its 45th anniversary Pride Celebration and parade. Two days of festivities included musical and dance performances on a number of stages around Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and the Pride Parade on Sunday Morning. The event, which began in the(…)

Published On: Friday, July 10th, 2015
Bay to Breakers
Bay to Breakers

Every year on the third Sunday in May, thousands of runners and revelers take to the streets of San Francisco for the annual Bay to Breakers race. The 12k race begins just blocks from the San Francisco Bay on Howard and Main, and crosses the city, passing the Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, through the(…)

Published On: Monday, June 1st, 2015
King’s Day at Golden Gate Park
King’s Day at Golden Gate Park

On April 25, Golden Gate Park’s Murphy Windmill was engulfed in a sea of orange as San Francisco’s Dutch community came out to celebrate King’s Day (Koningsdag). The birthday celebration for King Willem-Alexander took place the Saturday before the official holiday takes place in the Netherlands on April 27. The free event was put on(…)

Published On: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Over two weekends in April, San Francisco’s Japantown hosted the 48th annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. The event is the second largest Cherry Blossom Festival in the country, after Washington DC, taking place around Peace Plaza and the Japan Center along Post at Buchanan. The 2015 event was held April 11, 12, and 18,(…)

Published On: Monday, April 27th, 2015