San Francisco Festivals 2016, 2017

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.

San Francisco Wine Festival & Expo 2016

May 7, 2016

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, California

Carnaval San Francisco 2016

May 28, 2016

Multiple Locations around the Mission District, San Francisco, California

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival 2016

May, 2016

Union Square, San Francisco, California

Bay to Breakers 2016

May, 2016

Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California

San Francisco Oysterfest 2016

May, 2016

Sharon Meadow at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

SF'S BRAZILIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016

May, 2016

Harlot, San Francisco, California

MOODTU FESTIVAL 2016

May, 2016

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, California

San Francisco Cinco de Mayo 2016

May, 2016

Valencia Street, San Francisco, California

San Francisco International Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Flood Building, San Francisco, California

City Shorts Student Film Festival 2016

May, 2016

Diego Rivera Theatre, San Francisco, California

Genre Film Festival 2016

May, 2016

San Pedro Square, San Francisco, California

San Francisco Green Film Festival 2016

May, 2016

Roxie Theater, San Francisco, California

Uncorked! Wine Festival 2016

May, 2016

Ghirardelli Square & Beach Street between Larkin and Polk Streets, San Francisco, California

Asian Heritage Street Celebration 2016

May, 2016

Larkin Street between Grove and Ellis Streets, San Francisco, California

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2016

May, 2016

Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, California

San Francisco Greek Film Festival 2016

May, 2016

Delancey Street Theater Screening Room, San Francisco, California

Fresh Meat Festival 2016

May, 2016

Z Space at Theater Artaud, San Francisco, California

San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2016

May, 2016

Castro Theatre, San Francisco, California

Divafest 2016

May, 2016

San Francisco, California, United States, San Francisco, California

New Friday Farmers Market Now Open 2016

June 3, 2016

United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, California

San Franciscos Union Street Festival 2016

June 4, 2016

Union Street, San Francisco, California

RM Live and Electronic Music Festival 2016

June 17, 2016

Indian Valley Reservoir , San Francisco, California

Queer Women of Color Film Festival 2016

June, 2016

Brava Theater Center, San Francisco, California

North Beach Festival 2016

June, 2016

North Beach District, San Francisco, California

The DigiTour 2016

June, 2016

The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California

Frameline Film Festival 2016

June, 2016

Multiple Locations in San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Native Contemporary Arts Festival 2016

June, 2016

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, California

Stern Grove Festival 2016

June, 2016

Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove, San Francisco, California

Ai Film Festival 2016

June, 2016

Delancey Street Restaurant, San Francisco, California

The I Hate Children Children's Show 2016

June, 2016

The Hotel Rex, San Francisco, California