Film in San Francisco

SF International Film Festival

Stars align and directors launch premieres each April at the nation's oldest film festival. The nation's oldest film festival is still looking stellar, with 325 films, 200 directors and star-studded premieres; held …
Sports in San Francisco

Bay to Breakers

Run costumed or in not much at all from Embarcadero to Ocean Beach the third Sunday in May, while joggers dressed as salmon run upstream.
Cultural in San Francisco


Brazilian, or just faking it with a wax and a tan? Shake your tail feathers in the Mission the last weekend of May.
Literature in San Francisco


Stranger-than-fiction literary events take place during SF's literary festival, with authors leading lunchtime story sessions and spilling trade secrets over drinks at the legendary Lit Crawl.
Cultural in San Francisco

SF Pride Celebration

A day isn't enough to do SF proud: June begins with International LGBT Film Festival, and goes out in style the last weekend with Saturday's Dyke March to the Castro's Pink Party and the joyous, million-strong Pride…
Music in San Francisco

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

The West goes wild for free bluegrass at Golden Gate Park, with three days of concerts and three stages of headliners; held early October.
Art in San Francisco

Monster Drawing Rally

Artists scribble furiously and audience members snap up their work while still wet.
Cultural in San Francisco

Alternative Press Expo

Rebel little sister to San Diego's Comic-Con, SF's indie Alternative Press Expo brings a punk-rock DIY spirit to Fort Mason with fantastic undiscovered talents shyly signing hand-stapled comics, scrappy crafts and w…
Art in San Francisco

Art Market San Francisco

At Fort Mason, San Francisco's signature art fair attracts curators with major museum pieces, but also sells affordable original works for as little as $80. For further art action, look for renegade satellite fairs …
Holiday Market in San Francisco

Celebration of Craftswomen

The nation's largest juried showcase for crafty women kicks off the holiday season, with proceeds supporting the Women's Building. Held at Fort Mason.