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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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

October 30, 2016

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

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Meals On Wheels of San Francisco FallFest 2016

Meals On Wheels of San Francisco FallFest

October, 2016

Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, California

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Bay Area Science Festival 2016

Bay Area Science Festival

October, 2016

Multiple Locations in San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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Aab Film Festival 2016

Aab Film Festival

October, 2016

San Francisco, California

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SF Shorts 2016

SF Shorts

October, 2016

Roxie Theater, San Francisco, California

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World Veg Festival 2016

World Veg Festival

October, 2016

San Francisco County Fair Building, San Francisco, California

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Sacramento Horror Film Festival 2016

Sacramento Horror Film Festival

October, 2016

Club Kaboom, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2016

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

October, 2016

Brava Theater Center, San Francisco, California

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Potrero Hill Festival 2016

Potrero Hill Festival

October, 2016

Potrero Hill, San Francisco, California

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Arab Film Festival 2016

Arab Film Festival

October, 2016

Multiple Locations in San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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JAMband Family Hallowen Festival at Park Chalet 2016

JAMband Family Hallowen Festival at Park Chalet

October, 2016

Park Chalet Garden Restaurant, San Francisco, California

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Filipino American International Book Festival 2016

Filipino American International Book Festival

October, 2016

San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California

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PROXY Fall Film Festival 2016

PROXY Fall Film Festival

October, 2016

PROXY, San Francisco, California

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Nouveau Devadasi Fusion Temple Dance Festival 2016

Nouveau Devadasi Fusion Temple Dance Festival

October, 2016

Danzhaus, San Francisco, California

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The Harvest Festival Ventura 2016

The Harvest Festival Ventura

October, 2016

Ventura County Fairgrounds, San Francisco, California

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UNAFF Traveling Film Festival 2016

UNAFF Traveling Film Festival

October, 2016

San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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Castro Street Fair 2016

Castro Street Fair

October, 2016

San Francisco’s Castro Districtaround Market & Castro Streets, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Film Society Taiwan Film Days 2016

San Francisco Film Society Taiwan Film Days

October, 2016

Embarcadero Center Cinema, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Arab Cultural Festival 2016

San Francisco Arab Cultural Festival

October, 2016

Union Square, San Francisco, California

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San Francisco Immigrant Film Festival 2016

San Francisco Immigrant Film Festival

October, 2016

Multiple Locations in San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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Noe Valley Harvest Festival 2016

Noe Valley Harvest Festival

October, 2016

24th Street between Church and Sanchez Streets, San Francisco, California

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NOIR CITY: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival 2016

NOIR CITY: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival

October, 2016

The Castro Theater, 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.