Folsom Street Fair 2016

Folsom Street Fair

September 25, 2016

Folsom Street between 8th and 13th Streets, San Francisco, California

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Alice's Now & Zen Fest 2016

Alice's Now & Zen Fest

September, 2016

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

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Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival 2016

Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival

September, 2016

Ghirardelli Square and on Beach Street , San Francisco, California

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Excelsior Arts and Culture Festival 2016

Excelsior Arts and Culture Festival

September, 2016

Persia Triangle , San Francisco, California

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Summersalt 2016

Summersalt

September, 2016

Historic Pier 70, San Francisco, California

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Polk Street Blues Festival 2016

Polk Street Blues Festival

September, 2016

Upper Polk Street, San Francisco, California

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Feel Good Food & Wellness Festival 2016

Feel Good Food & Wellness Festival

September, 2016

Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, California

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Sunset Mercantile 2016

Sunset Mercantile

September, 2016

West Sunset Playground , San Francisco, California

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Pacific Heights Wine & Food Festival 2016

Pacific Heights Wine & Food Festival

September, 2016

Multiple Locations on in San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival 2016

Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival

September, 2016

Chinatown , San Francisco, California

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Festa Coloniale Italiana 2016

Festa Coloniale Italiana

September, 2016

1630 Stockton Street , San Francisco, California

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Castro Valley Fall Festival 2016

Castro Valley Fall Festival

September, 2016

Castro Valley, California, United States, San Francisco, California

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Luna Park Chalk Art Festival 2016

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

September, 2016

Backesto Park, San Francisco, California

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Bicycle Music Festival 2016

Bicycle Music Festival

September, 2016

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

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Lovevolution San Francisco 2016

Lovevolution San Francisco

September, 2016

San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Irish Film Festival 2016

San Francisco Irish Film Festival

September, 2016

Delancey Street Theater Screening Room, San Francisco, California

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Super Hero Street Fair S.F. 2016

Super Hero Street Fair S.F.

September, 2016

Islias Creek San Fransico , San Francisco, California

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Cole Valley Fair 2016

Cole Valley Fair

September, 2016

Cole Street , San Francisco, California

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Taste Around Town Launch Festival 2016

Taste Around Town Launch Festival

September, 2016

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

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San Francisco Blues Festival 2016

San Francisco Blues Festival

September, 2016

San Francisco, California

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Marina Family Fest 2016

Marina Family Fest

September, 2016

Marina Green, San Francisco, California

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Haight Street Music & Merchants Street Festival 2016

Haight Street Music & Merchants Street Festival

September, 2016

Haight Street, San Francisco, California

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Bay Area ArtCar Fest 2016

Bay Area ArtCar Fest

October 7, 2016

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

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Treasure Island Music Festival 2016

Treasure Island Music Festival

October 17, 2016

Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

San Francisco BBQ Festival 2016

San Francisco BBQ Festival

October 22, 2016

The Yard at Mission Rock, 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.