Eat Drink SF 2016

Eat Drink SF

August 25, 2016

Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California

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Festival of Angels Expo 2016

Festival of Angels Expo

August, 2016

Buena Vista Park, San Francisco, California

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Nihonmachi Street Fair 2016

Nihonmachi Street Fair

August, 2016

Japantown , San Francisco, California

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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 2016

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

August, 2016

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

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San Jarocho Festival 2016

San Jarocho Festival

August, 2016

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, California

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Excelsior Festival 2016

Excelsior Festival

August, 2016

Excelsior Neighborhood, San Francisco, California

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Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japantown 2016

Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japantown

August, 2016

Japantown, San Francisco, California

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J-Pop Summit Festival 2016

J-Pop Summit Festival

August, 2016

Fort Mason Center, Union Square, & NEW PEOPLE Cinema, San Francisco, California

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Outside Lands Festival 2016

Outside Lands Festival

August, 2016

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

San Francisco Aloha Poly Fest 2016

San Francisco Aloha Poly Fest

September 3, 2016

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Zine Fest 2016

San Francisco Zine Fest

September 4, 2016

San Francisco County Fair Building, San Francisco, California

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SF International Tea Festival 2016

SF International Tea Festival

September 6, 2016

Gallery 308 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Improv Festival 2016

San Francisco Improv Festival

September 8, 2016

The Eureka Theatre, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Fringe Festival 2016

San Francisco Fringe Festival

September 9, 2016

EXIT Theatre, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar 2016

San Francisco Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar

September 9, 2016

Armenian Community Center Hall, San Francisco, California

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Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival 2016

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

September 10, 2016

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival 2016

San Francisco Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival

September 10, 2016

Grant Avenue in Chinatown, San Francisco, California

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Bay Area Global Health Film Festival 2016

Bay Area Global Health Film Festival

September 16, 2016

Public Works, San Francisco, California

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Cine+Más SF Latino Film Festival 2016

Cine+Más SF Latino Film Festival

September 16, 2016

Multiple Locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco's Only Greek Food Festival 2016

San Francisco's Only Greek Food Festival

September 16, 2016

Annunciation Cathedral, San Francisco, California

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Sunset Community Festival 2016

Sunset Community Festival

September 17, 2016

West Sunset Playground, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival 2016

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival

September 17, 2016

Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

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Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival 2016

Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

September 18, 2016

San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California

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20th Street Block Party 2016

20th Street Block Party

September 20, 2016

20th Street between Bryant and Harrison Streets, San Francisco, California

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Oktoberfest by the Bay 2016

Oktoberfest by the Bay

September 23, 2016

Pier 48, San Francisco, California

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About Festivals in San Francisco

There are numerous festivals in San Francisco each year. The festivals express the differing cultures and interests of this great city.

A number of festivals are based on traditional holidays. The Chinese New Year Parade and Celebration celebrates the Chinese New Year with a street fair, beauty contest, flower show and a fantastic parade with dragons. The Cherry Blossom Festival brings spring alive in Japantown with performers, craft booths, unique foods, martial art demonstrations and a parade featuring cherry blossoms and lanterns. Other festivals include the Italian street fair, Juneteenth and Oktoberfest.

The arts and music are the focus of other festivals. The San Francisco International Arts Festivals features over 150 ticketed performers, a street fair, art sales and exhibitions, educational classes and outreach events spread over three weeks. The Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast and one of the most famous San Francisco music festivals. The San Francisco World Music Festival features performers from all over the world and includes native music from the United States.

Other festivals cover experiences related to the San Francisco area. The San Francisco Food Festival features over a mile of food vendors on Folsom Street and includes many foods native to the Pacific Coast including crab and lots of sourdough bread. The Ghiradelli Chocolate Celebration turns into a chocolate arts festival for chocolate lovers of all kinds. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair recreates Christmas in the time of Charles Dickens with singers, dancers, craft items, gifts and snow. A visitor to the city with enjoy San Francisco events and can find something special to do just about every weekend.