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…
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 …
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 …
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…
Street Fair in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Folsom Street Fair

Bondage enthusiasts emerge from dungeons worldwide for San Francisco's wildest street party on Folsom St, between 7th and 11th Sts. Enjoy leather, beer, and public spankings for local charities the last Sunday of Se…
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.
Fair in San Francisco

West Coast Craft

That laid-back, homespun California look takes handiwork – or you can leave it to the pros at West Coast Craft, featuring 100+ indie makers. Held at Fort Mason.
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.
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.
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.