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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.


San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17, 2018
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.

Bay Area Brews Festival
March 24, 2018
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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San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
April 4 - 8, 2018
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 4 - 17, 2018
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.

Rock & Roll Marathon
April 8, 2018
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. For more information click here.

International Beer Festival
April 21, 2018
The 35th 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!

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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.

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 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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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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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.

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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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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