April is the perfect month to visit San Francisco. Here's our top picks for festivals and events that should give you all the more reason to visit.

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March 13, 2019

San Francisco Festivals and Events in April


Union Street Spring Celebration

Union Street
www.sresproductions.com/events/union-street-easter-parade-spring-celebration/
More than 30,000 people turn out for “the biggest little parade in San Francisco,” which features children’s activities, alfresco dining, the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo and flowers from local garden clubs.

Opening Day – San Francisco Giants

AT&T Park, 415-972-2000 (info), tickets at www.tickets.com
www.sfgiants.com 
The San Francisco Giants open their season at AT&T Park. These are the best areas to stay for a San Francisco Giants Game.

San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF)

Castro Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA and others, 415-561-5000
www.sffs.org
The San Francisco International Film Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation.

Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco

www.runrocknroll.com
“The views are worth the climb” on a course which starts along the Great Highway at the northwest corner of Golden Gate Park and traverses some of San Francisco’s most beautiful neighborhoods and the Golden Gate Bridge.


Polk Street Spring Wine Walk

Polk St. between Sutter and Filbert streets
www.sresproductions.com/events/polk-street-spring-wine-walk/
The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Civic Center and Japantown, 415-563-2313
www.nccbf.org 
This annual festival is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Two consecutive weekends of performances, crafts, food, martial arts and exhibitions. A colorful parade will be held starting at the Civic Center and ending in Japantown.

San Francisco International Beer Festival

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
www.sfbeerfest.com
Sample incredible beers from 100-plus in the world as well as a variety of offerings from some of San Francisco’s best restaurants. Must be 21 or over to enter.

Earth Day San Francisco

Civic Center
www.earthdaysf.org
Multicultural entertainment, keynote speakers, earth friendly exhibitors, eco educational workshops, organic food and drink, kids zone and much more.

Opening Day on the Bay

415-999-6422
www.picya.org
Kick off sailing season on San Francisco Bay with a festive boat parade and the blessing of the fleet.

Art Market San Francisco

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
http://artmarketsf.com/
The Bay Area’s only contemporary and modern art fair, Art Market San Francisco welcomes more than 70 established galleries, as well as innovative newcomers from across the country presenting a significant selection of contemporary and modern works of art.

Startup Art Fair

Hotel Del Sol
www.startupartfair.com/sf/overview
stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair in an intimate, boutique hotel setting and gives independent artists direct access and broad exposure to art world professionals and the art loving public.

New Living Expo

San Mateo County Event Center, 415-382-8300
www.newlivingexpo.com
Each year more than 10,000 attendees flock to New Living Expo to learn, explore, and even be transformed by thought provoking speakers, stimulating workshops, and unique products and services that support wellness.

Bay Area National Dance Week

415-920-9181
www.bayareandw.org
Bay Area National Dance Week features hundreds of free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, and lecture demonstrations.


San Francisco Decorator Showcase

415-447-5830
http://www.decoratorshowcase.org/
With more than 40 years of excellence in design and the decorative arts and 20,000 visitors annually, this event is nationally recognized as one of the premier showcase houses in the country. 

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