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Year-Round San Francisco Events & Activities

With exciting events year round, planning a magical visit to the City on the Bay is easy to do. From Beer, Jazz, Art & Wine Festivals, to Pet Parades and the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, your next trip to San Francisco will surely coincide with a lively event.

Browse through the calendar below for great events near the Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport.


SF Sketchfest
January 12 - 29, 2017
Since 2002, some of the biggest names in comedy have taken stage at the Annual SF Sketchfest including Alan Arkin, Key & Peele, Amy Schumer and Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D. Enjoy sketch, improv, film and television tributes, pod casts and stand-up comedy at the 14th Annual SF Sketchfest. Stay tuned for this year's line-up or follow SF Sketchfest for 2017's live updates.

SF Restaurant Week
SF Restaurant Week is an 11 day celebration to exhibit world class dining available in San Francisco. Participating restaurants will create a prix-fixe menu for both lunch and dinner that will feature new menu items that showcase a sample of food they work so hard to create. 2017's full participating restaurants will be announced in December. You can view menus and prices here.

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San Francisco Giants FanFest
The 24th Annual San Francisco Giants FanFest is your chance to meet your favorite Giants players! This years event includes player appearances, autograph sessions, and live Q&A stage. Click here to learn more about FanFest.

SF Beer Week
February 10 - 19, 2017
One week, 500 events, 80 breweries and beer release parties - you won't want to miss one of the largest craft brew festivals in the area. From unlimited pours to roasted meat dishes paired with beers from Northern California's breweries, the 8th Annual SF Beer Week is sure to impress. 2017's full event schedule and ticketing information can be found here.

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show
This event brings together over 100 folk and ethnic art dealers to show and sell a wide variety of unique pieces. Over 80 galleries have been chosen specifically to ensure quality. For more information click here.

Zinfandel Experience
February 23 - 25, 2017
Explore and sample at The Presidio and Four Seasons Hotel for this year's re-imagined Zinfandel Festival. Mingle with other winemakers and enthusiasts at this three day event offering intimate Zinfandel tastings, gourmet food trucks, beautiful lawns and historic sites at the Presidio for you to enjoy. More information including tickets, volunteer opportunities and shuttle information can be found here.

Annual SF Indiefest
February 9 - 23, 2017
The Annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF Indiefest) showcases the best in independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from all around the world. Plan to enjoy one of the largest film festivals this year. Check their website for updates on festival lineup and events.

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CAAMFest, formerly known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, presents over 120 works of film, music, food and digital media. This 11 day festival is presented by the Center of Asian American Media dedicated conveying the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences. Stay tuned for ticketing and schedule information.

San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 11th, 2017
Join in as the United Irish Societies of San Francisco showcases the Irish Community, culture, and character in all forms during the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. For more information please click here.

Rock & Roll Marathon
March 26, 2017
Now is your chance to take part in the Rock 'n'Roll half marathon series! Get involved in the ‘World’s Largest Running Series’ which includes more than 500,000 runners, across 28 destinations. Be sure to complete your registration by the March 19, 2017 deadline. For more information click here.

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San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
April 5 - 9, 2017
Over 40,000 garden enthusiasts from all around the world come together each year for five days to experience inspiring designs and educational seminars. With over 25 garden displays, sustainability practice and education of the new guidelines regarding invasive plants and harmful substances, this is an event you don't want to miss. For more information and highlights of previous year's garden shows please click here.

San Francisco International Film Festival
April 21st - May 5th, 2017
2016 marks the 59th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival. Organized by the San Francisco Film Society, over 150 films will be presented from over 50 counties attracting an audience of more than 70,000. Tickets for the highly anticipated and longest running film festival in the Americas can be purchased today by clicking here.

Earth Day San Francisco Bay
Come and celebrate Earth Day's 46th anniversary at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza. This is your chance to participate in the largest day of environmental action on the west coast! For more information click here.

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Cinco De Mayo Festival
Join San Francisco in celebration of the Neighborhood Centers' annual Cinco de Mayo in the heart of The Mission District on Valencia Street between 21st and 24th streets. This family friendly and alcohol-free celebration offers an array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, artistry and dance for everyone to enjoy.

International Beer Festival
The 32nd Annual Beer Festival will take place at the Fort Mason Center from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy beer samples from over 100 brewers from all around the world, while raising funding for the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School. Purchase your tickets today and drink for a great cause!

Bay to Breakers
May 21, 2017
With over 50,000 participants and 100,000 spectators, Bay to Breakers is one the largest and is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world. Bring your costume, start this 12k near the San Francisco Bay and crash onto the Pacific Coast's Ocean Beach at finish. Along with crashing into the ocean waves, enjoy a finish line festival with live music, freebies from vendors and drinks. Click here to learn more about Bay to Breakers and see photos from 2014's race.

Carnaval San Francisco
May 27 - 28, 2017
Carnaval San Francisco is the largest multi-cultural celebration in the area and celebrates Latin and Caribbean culture. Come join the town for international music, global cuisine and dance on Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets. This 2 - day festival will be enjoyable for the entire family, tickets can be purchased here.

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Haight Ashbury Street Fair
Celebrate the cultural history and diversity of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District neighborhood. The annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair offers arts and crafts, food booths, three musical stages and serves as an opportunity for community groups and mercantile vendors to interact with community members. Come out and enjoy one of San Francisco's most popular cultural events and view this year's band line up here.

North Beach Festival
June 10 - 11, 2017
Come and celebrate the 63rd year of The North Beach Festival, considered to be one of the country's first outdoor festivals. Hosting over 125 arts and crafts booths, 20 gourmet food booths, multiple stages for live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens and akid's art area, this is a great festival for the whole family. View this year's festival information here.

San Francisco Pride Celebration
June 24-25, 2017
The largest LGBT gathering in the nation, San Francisco's Pride Festival and Parade is one not to be missed. Join the 1.5 million coloring the world with pride this year and enjoy a weekend full of live performances, parties, expos, and of course the parade. View this year's event schedule and plan to help color our world with pride this June.

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Fillmore Jazz Festival
July 1 - 2, 2017
Celebrate the tradition of jazz, culture and cuisine at the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast! Rain or shine enjoy three stages of outstanding artists and 12 blocks of gourmet food, arts and crafts and other goodies. For the full live music schedule please click here.

The San Francisco Marathon
The San Francisco Marathon is a qualifying run for the Boston Marathon and the course will start and finish at the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building. A full marathon, half marathon, 5K, or even a 52.4 (back-to-back double marathon) are all offered. A full schedule of race times can be found here.

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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
August, 5 - 7, 2016
The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is one of the ultimate summer events for live music, food and wine. 2016 headliners included LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie, Lana Del Rey, Thomas Jack, Miike Snow, Griz, and Tokimonsta. For more information about the wine lands, beer lands, shuttle passes or the official taste of the Bay Area food line up please click here. Come join the fun at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this summer!

Bay Area Brews Festival
August 20th, 2016
The Annual Bay Area Brews Festival keeps getting bigger and better every year. Enjoy dozens of wine and beer samples from all around the world along with gourmet food from San Francisco's best food trucks. General Admission and VIP Admission tickets can be purchased here.

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Peace in the Park
September 17th, 2016
This alcohol free event started in 2013 to help you rejuvenate and focus on your inner calm. Taking place in the beautiful Golden Gate Park activities include yoga, meditation, tai chi, folk dance, and a soul motion workshop focusing on movement. For more information click here.

Burlingame Pet Parade
September 24th, 2016
Come join the hundreds of pets and their owners dressed head-to-toe in costume for the annual Burlingame Pet Parade. From miniature horses to alpacas, this family friendly event offers live entertainment, art projects for children, and awards for the best trick, most unusual pet, best dressed, float and group costume.

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
September 30th - October 2nd, 2016
The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is a free festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, featuring over 100 music artists across 7 stages. For more information click here.

Fleet Week
October 3 - 10, 2016
Celebrate the rich naval tradition and join in honoring the men and women serving today's armed forces at this year's Fleet Week. Witness the parade of vessels as they make their way under the Golden Gate Bridge on October 11th as well as military demonstrations, ship tours and the US Navy Blue Angels air show. Ticket information and the full schedule of events can be found here.

October 7 - 15th, 2016
Litquake is one of the nation's largest literacy festivals and features over 800 national and international authors from the Bay Area. Don't miss this nine day event which includes readings, panel discussions and cross-media events. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration
San Francisco's Mission District will host over 15,000 people to enjoy art, music and ritual in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The annual procession typically features traditional Aztec dancers and costumes of all sizes. Guests are invited to participate or enjoy the creative and unique designs through the Festival of Altars throughout the day. For additional information, visit the event website.

San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest
November 11 - 13th, 2016
The first ever festival dedicated to the recognition and cultivation of the artistry of hip hop dance, the SF Hip Hop DanceFest brings the highest quality international dance companies abroad to thrill Bay Area audiences with cutting edge, dynamic performances! View additional information and purchase tickets here.

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Great Dickens Christmas Fair
November 19th - December 18th, 2016
From holiday carolers, pubs and theaters to dance floors and tea rooms, three acres of San Francisco will be completely transformed into Victorian London for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Discover one-of-a-kind treasures while shopping the winding lanes of Dickens's London as well as participate in many events and activities. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair will take place at the Cow Place Exhibition Halls and will be open 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. during the weekends.

What better way to get in the holiday spirit then to enjoy an pre-Christmas pub crawl! Get your start drinking at Union Square and remember to dress like Santa. For more information on SantaCon click here.

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