About San Francisco Festivals

(San Francisco, California, CA, USA)

Residents of San Francisco love to party and it comes as know surprise that this lively city offers a comprehensive selection of year-round festivals and celebrations.

Popular festivals in San Francisco include the following events.

Annual San Francisco Festivals

  • February: Chinese New Year, with a range of lively celebrations centered around the Chinatown area of the city
  • March: San Francisco International Film Festival, dating back more than 40 years, with many screenings in central cinemas
  • March: St. Patrick's Day Parade, with large parades and a range of entertainment, taking place each year on March 17th, starting at the Market and Second Streets, passing the City Hall
  • May: Carnival, held each year in the Mission District of the city, attracting huge crowds
  • June: Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade, commencing at the Civic Center Plaza, with around half a million participants
  • July: San Francisco Marathon, one of the world's largest running races

  • September: San Francisco Blues Festival, lasting three days and centered around the grounds of Fort Mason
  • September: Shakespeare Festival, September, taking place each year in the city's world-famous Golden Gate Park, with free performances of many Shakespeare favorites
  • October: San Francisco Jazz Festival, with prominent jazz musicians from all over the city and beyond
  • October: Halloween, with costumed processions and lively parties taking place each year at the end of the month

Moscone Convention Center
Address: 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, California (CA), 94103, USA
Tel: +1 415 974 4000
Website: www.moscone.com/

South San Francisco Conference Center
Address: 255 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, California (CA), 94080, USA
Tel: +1 650 877 8787
Website: www.ssfconf.com/

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