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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December 20, 2021

San Francisco Festivals and Events in April

All dates and locations are subject to change and should be confirmed with sponsors before making travel plans.

Union Street Spring Celebration

Union Street

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.

San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF)

Castro Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA and others, 415-561-5000

The San Francisco International Film Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation.

Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco

“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
The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Civic Center and Japantown, 415-563-2313
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
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
Multicultural entertainment, keynote speakers, earth friendly exhibitors, eco educational workshops, organic food and drink, kids zone and much more.

Opening Day on the Bay

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
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
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
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


Bay Area National Dance Week features hundreds of free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, and lecture demonstrations.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase

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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