San Francisco is a city for the bold; the creative; the loud, proud, and iconoclastic. No matter when you visit, there will be events happening across the city that offer you the chance to unleash your inner San Franciscan. Whatever your niche, you’ll find it here—and we invite you to celebrate it. Here are some upcoming events in San Francisco that you shouldn’t miss.
Our Favorite Events
Union Street Music FestivalUnion Street between Gough and Steiner streets
The Union Street Music Festival brings the sound of summer to historic Union Street, this festival features local bands, arts and crafts booths, food and beverage gardens, community groups and unique sponsors.
San Francisco Jazz FestivalSFJAZZ Center
For more than 30 years, SFJAZZ presented the San Francisco Jazz Festival in venues around the Bay Area; with the opening of the SFJAZZ Center in 2013, the festival is now concentrated in the Center and the surrounding neighborhood and offers more than 30 shows.
Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival
The Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival is a celebration of African American cinema and the African cultural diaspora showcases a diverse collection of emerging and established filmmakers; more than 10,000 films have been screened worldwide since the inaugural festival in 1998.
Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film FestivalCastro Theatre
The longest-running, largest and most widely LGBTQ cinema film exhibition in the world, Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival screens groundbreaking documentaries, features, touching short films and cinematic classics.
San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade
San Francisco’s annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride culminates with a festive parade from the Embarcadero to the Civic Center.
North Beach Festival
San Francisco’s oldest street fair, the North Beach Festival, delights with juried arts and crafts, live entertainment, Italian street painting, kids’ chalk art area, animal blessings, gourmet food booths, beverage gardens and other surprises. Presented by the North Beach Business Association.