There's always something to do in the month of February. Check out our top picks for festivals and events in San Francisco.

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December 21, 2018

San Francisco Festivals and Events in February


San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF IndieFest)

Roxie Theatre and various locations, 415-820-3907
www.sfindie.com 
This film festival screens the best of independent films and videos from the Bay Area and beyond.


Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K

Golden Gate Park, 415-759-2690
www.getfitkpsf.com 
One of the most scenic half marathons ever features a course throughout Golden Gate Park and along the Pacific Ocean with both starts and finishes together in the park.


San Francisco Tribal & Textiles Arts Show

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, 310-455-2886
www.sanfranciscotribalandtextileartshow.com 
Featuring an assortment of museum-quality masks, textiles, sculptures and jewelry from more than 100 galleries from around the world.


San Francisco Beer Week

Various locations around the Bay Area
www.sfbeerweek.org 
Local craft beer legacy and culture celebrated with hundreds of events including beer dinners, cheese and beer pairing events, meet the brewer evenings, demonstrations, music and films from Monterey to Sacramento and beyond.


Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now

Various locations in San Francisco and Oakland
www.bcfhereandnow.com
All-community event offering performances, mentoring, master classes, symposia and special events celebrating African American art and culture.


KNBR/Giants Winter Fanfest

AT&T Park, 415-995-6800
www.sfgiants.com or www.knbr.com 
Fans can participate in an array of interactive games and displays on the Promenade and Club levels. Members of the Giants team will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and participate in Q&A sessions.


Tulipmania Festival

PIER 39, 415-705-5500
www.pier39.com 
Thousands of brilliantly colored tulips from all over the world coupled with free, guided tours. Buy a PIER 39 Attraction Pass.


Chinese New Year Parade and Celebration

Chinatown, 415-680-6297
www.chineseparade.com
The festivities ushering in the Year of the Pig include a Chinese New Year Flower Fair, Miss Chinatown USA Pageant, and the Chinatown Community Street Fair. It's all built around a fantastic parade from Market and Second streets to Columbus Avenue. These are the best areas to stay for the Lunar New Year.


Mardi Gras San Francisco Style

Fillmore Plaza
www.thevillageprojectsf.org
Celebration includes a free concert in the Fillmore Plaza; the celebration resumes with a New Orleans-style “second line” processional through the Fillmore corridor culminating in Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball; local restaurants participate as well.


Union Street Has a Crush on You Valentine Wine Walk

Union St. from Gough to Steiner streets and Fillmore St. from Union to Lombard streets
www.unionstreetsf.com
This annual tasting event includes restaurants and merchants offering wine samples, finger foods and special treats.


Mostly British Film Festival

Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St.
www.mostlybritish.org
This week-long film fest spotlights works from the U.K., Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa.


Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

Various locations throughout Bay Area, 415-255-9035
www.youthspeaks.org 
Youth Speaks, one of the leaders in Spoken Word performances, works with 45,000 teens annually and is a presenter of local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, reading series and more. Preliminaries take place in March followed by the semi-finals and finals, climaxing with the Grand Slam Finals in April.


San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Fort Mason Center
www.winejudging.com 
More than 5,000 wine lovers converge to enjoy breath taking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, outstanding food, conversations and a bit of education, as they peruse samples from more than 800 wineries. 


San Francisco City Golf Championship

Presidio, TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses, 415-561-4661
www.sfgolfchampionship.com
The oldest consecutively played amateur, match play, golf tournament; offers men’s, women’s and men’s senior championship flights as well as men’s and women’s open division flights; semi-final and final matches at TPC Harding Golf Course.


The Zinfandel Experience

Bentley Reserve, Pier 27 and One Market
www.zinfandelexperience.org
Zinfandel, often called America’s heritage wine, is the draw here. Savor the flavors of this authentically American varietal and experience its distinctly classic personality at several extraordinary events. More than 250 wineries participate in this food and wine tasting which draws some 10,000 wine lovers.


Noise Pop

Various locations, 415-375-3370
www.noisepop.com 
San Francisco’s premier independent music, film and art festival is a full-scale cultural happening, which also includes gallery art shows, a music-themed film festival, an indie-designer trunk sale and educational panels. 


Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition

San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers), 650-548-6700
www.orchidsanfrancisco.org 
The annual edition of the San Francisco Orchid Society's show dazzles with 150,000 flowers including hundreds of award winners selected by the American Orchid Society.


PHOTOFAIRS/San Francisco

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
www.photofairs.org
Complementing the Bay Area’s already strong photographic legacy, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco features a selection of national and international galleries representing cities worldwide.


Chinese New Year’s Treasure Hunt

415-659-9606
www.sftreasurehunts.com
Largest and most popular treasure hunt of its kind in the United States; inventive clues and unique, little-known treasure spots draw thousands of spirited participants who return year after year for this fun-filled event.


The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair

Fort Mason Center, 415-383-7837
www.crystalfair.com 
More than exhibitors celebrating earth and spirit with a wide variety of gems and minerals (quartz, amethyst, tourmaline, etc.), jewelry, metaphysics, healing tools and the mystical arts.

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