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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.


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.

Rugby World Cup Sevens
July 20 - 22, 2018
Experience an international tournament of world-class rugby players, competing for the ultimate championship! Over the course of three days sixteen teams will eliminate one another to determine the victor. Explore the schedule for the men's and women's divisions and visit AT&T Park for the 2018 Rugby World Cup!

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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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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Peace in the Park
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
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
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.

San Francisco Fleet Week
October 1 - 8, 2018
Come down to the San Francisco Bay and join in on a festival to honor the armed forces. A series of ship tours and veterans art exhibits will be ongoing all week all along the Marina Green. The highlight of the week is the San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show, featuring the Magnificent Blue Angels and the Canadian Snowbirds. Experience a full week of impressive naval exercises and tours at the 2018 San Francisco Fleet Week!

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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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.

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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