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Pier 39 Waterfront Celebration – July 4, 2013

Thursday, July 4th, 2013, at Pier 39, the City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay. More than 10,000 fireworks are set off from the foot of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39, affording an amazing 360-degree Bay view replete with the thunder and thrill of Independence…read more →

SF Pride Celebration – June 29 – 30, 2013

The San Francisco Pride Celebration has been said to be “one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage.” This grand event happens on June 29th and 30th, 2013, in downtown San Francisco in Civic Center at the foot of San Francisco’s historic City Hall where Harvey Milk once stood and addressed Pride-goers…read more →

Int’l LGBT Film Fest TBA

Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (Frameline) is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of over 55,000, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBT arts program in the Bay Area. Frameline37 is a competitive film festival with cash…read more →

San Francisco Marathon – June 16, 2013

The San Francisco Marathon is a crown jewel for the city. Started in 2001 with the desire to create one of the most beautiful and challenging urban road race marathons in the United States, the Wipro San Francisco Marathon offers an idyllic summer running event. The course was built organically with the local runner in mind, the quintessential San Franciscan…read more →

Stern Grove Festival – June 16, 2013

A beloved Bay Area tradition every summer Sunday for nearly eight decades, the Stern Grove Festival invites family and friends gather to relax, picnic and enjoy performances by some of the world’s greatest artists in this glorious natural setting, the Stern Grove natural amphitheater. Surrounded by giant eucalyptus, redwood and fir trees, Sigmund Stern Grove is one of Northern California’s…read more →

North Beach Festival – June 15 – 16, 2013

The 59th annual North Beach Festival is considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals with Washington Square Park and several neighboring blocks taken over in this giant two-day street fair. With three stages for entertainment over 125 arts and crafts booths, 20 gourmet food booths, Italian street painting, beverage gardens and the blessing of the animals, there’s sure to…read more →

Haight Ashbury Street Fair times TBA

Once a year, on the second Sunday in June, the Haight-Ashbury community hosts a special celebration and everyone in the World is invited. Music is in the air, people dance in the streets, a festive atmosphere springs up and Haight Street, once again, becomes the center of Peace, Love and Happiness. The Haight Ashbury Street Fair is one of the…read more →

Union Street Festival – June 1 – 2, 2013

In its 38th year, The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events, launching the city’s summer street festivals with an atmosphere of open-air market and traditional fair ware in the heart of historic Cow Hollow, San Francisco’s premiere shopping and residential district. Featuring over 150 boutique artists from across the country, the Festival offers opportunities…read more →

Ethnic Dance Festival TBA

The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, founded to present the ethnic dance companies in the Bay Area, includes performers from throughout Northern California with over 600 dance companies and 100 different genres. During its rich history, the Festival has celebrated and fostered appreciation for the diverse cultural communities in the Bay Area and Northern California. As the first multicultural, city-sponsored…read more →

Carnaval Parade TBA

Source : http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfcarnaval/5797557214/ The 35th anniversary San Francisco Carnaval Parade on May 26th, 2013, is the city’s largest multi-cultural event and a breathtaking display of community and colors, drummers and dancers, traditions and fellowship. This Latin inspired moving party celebrates global heritage with this year’s theme of “Spanning Borders; Bridging Cultures.” From music and dancing of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica,…read more →