Best San Francisco Destinations

Each month, San Francisco hosts a variety of events and festivals you don’t want to miss. From Restaurant Week and Carnaval San Francisco to the Chinatown Music Festival, guests of all ages will appreciate Fog City’s vibrant atmosphere.

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Stern Grove Festival

19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard San Francisco, CA
performers on stage for the Sterngrover Festival with crowd in San Francisco, California, USA

Watch and rock with your favorite artists for free at the Stern Grove Festival! This beloved annual event in San Francisco presents an impressive lineup of performances by rising new stars, Grammy-award winners, and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers.   Returning for its 85th year, Stern Grove Festival offers ten free concerts for everyone. So sing your lungs out and […]

Free

Jerry Day

Upcoming Events at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater - Tripster Travel Guide 40 John F Shelley Drive, San Francisco, CA
a band playing during the Jerry Day event in San Francisco, CA, USA

Every year, the Bay Area celebrates Jerry Garcia, San Francisco’s pride and a legendary guitarist. So come and rock out in honor of his enduring legacy on Jerry Day. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Jerry Day is an annual cultural event that unites the Bay Area’s diverse communities. Expect a huge crowd singing and swinging to the music of one of […]

Free

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

Upcoming Events at Ghiradelli Square - Tripster Travel Guide 900 North Point Street at the corner of Beach & Larkin Streets, San Francisco, CA
Ghiradelli server with treats at the Ghiradelli Chocolate Festival

Rich chocolates, candy-studded cookies, and fudgy brownies – are all waiting for you at Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival! Sample delectable sweets from over 50 vendors, watch or compete in an ice-creaming contest, or learn the delicious chocolate-making process from gourmet dessert chefs. What’s even sweeter is there will be live performances at this two-day event. Having fun has never tasted so […]

Oktoberfest by the Bay

Pier 48 Pier 48, Shed A, San Francisco, CA
Three people dressed in German clothing for Oktoberfest by the Bay

Looking for the best Oktoberfest in the country? You can’t do better than Oktoberfest by the Bay. Sip stein, savor German cuisines, and enjoy live entertainment by the iconic 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band. Don’t forget to get a taste of all the authentic pastries and sweets. Expect non-stop German cheering, dancing, and eating here. Prost! Date The official date and […]

San Francisco International Beer Festival

Upcoming Events at San Francisco - Tripster Travel Guide San Francisco, CA
close up of people toasting with beer glasses at San Francisco International Beer Festival in San Francisco, California, USA

A festival dedicated to delicious beer and food? Sign us up! The San Francisco International Beer Festival is an icon for a reason! Join international and local craft breweries as they share an array of full-flavored and refreshing beer. This event allows you to talk to or learn more from the brewmasters. In addition to non-stop beer samples, it showcases […]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Upcoming Events at Golden Gate Park - Tripster Travel Guide San Francisco, CA

One of San Francisco's most sought-after bluegrass festivals is back, baby! Hardly Strictly Bluegrass features a star-studded lineup covering funk, soul, and rock music.  The annual music event will again hit the iconic Golden Gate Park with performances from Sam Bush, Buddy Miller, Allison Russel, and more. Be prepared for heartfelt, groovy songs enough to move your feet and bring […]

Free

Fleet Week San Francisco

Upcoming Events at San Francisco - Tripster Travel Guide San Francisco, CA
fighter planes flying over san francisco for fleet week

A tradition running since 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week honors the men and women of the United States Armed Forces with jaw-dropping aerial shows and military-related attractions. This anticipated event allows the public to pay tribute and create connections with the brave men and women who serve and have served in the armed forces. Fleet Week’s highlights include an aerial […]

Free

San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade

Fisherman's Wharf 100 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA
women in festive clothing on float with crowd watching on the sides at San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade in San Francisco, California, USA

Recognized as the City's oldest civic event, San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is returning to the streets with more colorful and remarkable floats for its 154th-year celebration. The longest continuously running Italian Heritage parade in the United States begins at the foot of Jefferson and ends in Washington Square. Tailed by Italian and Italian American dignitaries, organizations, bands, equestrians, drill teams, […]

Free

Wharf Fest

Fisherman's Wharf 100 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA
crowd walking by booths during day at Wharf Fest in San Francisco, California, USA

Wharf Fest is an annual and a true favorite, a Bay Area tradition that's packed with local food, vendors, and, of course, the iconic chowder cook-off. Pay a visit to the Wharf and celebrate all the things that make the renowned neighborhood. Devour fresh seafood, check out unique art pieces, and listen to local bands. There will be over 50 […]

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