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Memorial Day Weekend in San Francisco

What better way to spend the long holiday weekend – and the official kick off to summer – than with a trip to San Francisco. San Francisco is home to one of the country’s largest and longest running Memorial Day traditions. Every year on Memorial Day starting at 10:30 AM, members of the military, family and friends gather at the National Cemetery in Presidio to honor those who have died for our country. Open to the public, the service last until 1:30 PM. While at the National Cemetery, be sure to check out some of the other attractions, including two World War II era boats that now serve as floating museums. A trip to Fort Point National Historic Site is also worth the trip. Read the rest »

San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival

Over the course of nine days, from April 29th until May 7th, The San Francisco Unified School District will host the SFUSD Arts Festival, a great way to immerse yourself in student art, upcoming voices, and creativity that is unshackled from the highly commodified world of artistic production.  Working through a wide range of mediums, students in grades preK through 12th from the San Francisco area have worked to cultivate their budding talent, and the SFUST Arts Festival is the time for the public to take a peek into the artistic world of young people.   Read the rest »

PICYA Opening Day Parade

For 100 years, the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA) has officially kicked off the official yachting season in San Francisco with its one-of-a-kind parade and festival to celebrate all things nautical. Popular among both boat enthusiasts and people who just want to get out, enjoy the sun, and relax by the bay, the Opening Day on the Bay is a time to shake off the cobwebs that San Francisco’s grey winters see crawling over our lives. Read the rest »

New Living Expo at The San Mateo Event Center

Looking for peace?  Looking for calm?  Looking for answers?  Then, please, join us at the New Living Expo, held from April 28th until April 30th at The San Mateo Event Center.  Hosted by the New Living Expo Community, this event will offer attendees the chance to experience the wealth of new methods emerging for mindfulness, wellness, and overall better living. Read the rest »

Giant’s Ready for Opening Day 2017

The San Francisco Giants are always a playoff contender – but can they be a title contender in 2017? Last season they made it to the playoffs, but bowed out early after being defeated by the soon-to-be world champions Chicago Cubs. And although many see 2017 as a rebuilding year of sorts for the Giants, with 2018 being the year they make a run for the pennant, you can’t count the club out completely. Read the rest »

San Francisco International Beer Festival


Although it has been a staple of various civilizations for hundreds (may we even say thousands?) of years, only recently has the world seen an explosion of interest in beer. This interest crosses boundaries of cultures, classes, genders, religions, and almost every other divide created by humans to segregate ourselves from one another.  Simply put, beer unites us in a common love.  What better place, therefore, than San Francisco, one of the most notoriously love-filled cities in the world, to celebrate beer?  This April 8th, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm, the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion will be the location of the San Francisco International Beer Festival, a can’t-miss event that will draw on breweries from around the world to offer you a one-of-a-kind beer tasting experience. Read the rest »

26th Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade

Looking for a spring festival for the whole family?  Then consider the 26th Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade!  For almost three decades, this colorful and life-affirming event has drawn families from across the city and beyond to join in one of the most exciting and vibrant of celebrations.  Representatives from the many diverse cultures that call San Francisco home will be on hand to add their own unique flavor to this grand event which will include things like: Read the rest »

Spending the Easter Holiday in San Francisco

Planning on spending your Easter holiday in the City by the Bay? If so, in addition to the hundreds of other events, sites and things to do – there’s a whole menu of special Easter-themed activities happening. One event you definitely don’t want to miss is the annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade.  Read the rest »

50th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Among the many cultures who have come to call San Francisco home, the heritage from Japan is one of the most storied, rich, and colorful.  Every year, this fact is celebrated during the annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, when visitors and residents alike gather together in Japantown to enjoy traditional Japanese cooking, crafts, music, dancing, and other magnificent events.  This year, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates 50 glorious years of calling San Francisco its home, and to ring in this half-a-century, all the stops have been pulled in the lineup of performers, the booths selling original Japanese wares, crafts, and artworks, and the extravagant parade which kicks the entire festival off to a riotous start. Read the rest »

60th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival

Springtime is when cities across America begin to roll out their red carpets, dim the lights, and begin the celebration of film in the form of festivals that can stretch from an evening to an entire week.  Usually, these festivals present movies that have not yet received distribution (which means that you can’t rent them on Amazon, can’t see them at the local AMC, and can’t buy them), movies that might become the year’s Next Big Hit, movies that you might literally never have the chance to see again. Read the rest »

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