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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.


May

Cinco De Mayo Festival
May 5, 2018
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.

CAAMFest
May 10 - 24 2018
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.

Bay to Breakers
May 20, 2018
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.

Carnaval San Francisco
May 26 - 27, 2018
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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June

Clusterfest
June 1 - 3, 2018
Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest at the Civic Center Plaza & Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. See over 50 comedians and of bands over 3 days this June. Tickets are on sale now, learn more about this event here.

Haight Ashbury Street Fair
June 10, 2018
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 16 - 17, 2018
Come and celebrate the 64th 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 a kid's art area, this is a great festival for the whole family. View this year's festival information here.

San Francisco Pride Celebration
June 23 - 24, 2018
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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July

Fillmore Jazz Festival
June 30 - July 1, 2018
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
July 29, 2018
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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August

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
August 10 - 12, 2018
The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is one of the ultimate summer events for live music, food and wine. 2018 headliners include The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, Future, Beck, and more. 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!

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September

Peace in the Park
TBD
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
TBD
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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October

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
October 5 - 7, 2018
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.

Litquake
October 11 - 20, 2018
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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November

San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest
November 16 - 18, 2018
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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December

Great Dickens Christmas Fair
November 17 - December 23, 2018
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.

SantaCon
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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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