San Francisco Festivals and Events in January | San Francisco Travel
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at the Yerba Buena Gardens.

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Festivals and Events in January

January in San Francisco. There are always things to do. Check out our top picks for events and festivals in the City.

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

San Francisco Sketchfest

Various Locations

SF Sketchefest is a nationally recognized comedy festival that mixes national headliners, local favorites and the best up-and-coming groups from throughout North America for a month of sketch, improv, stand-up and alternative comedy.

FOG Design+Art

Fort Mason

FOG Design+Art celebrates modern art, architecture, technology and design this fair offers dynamic exhibits, custom installations, pop-up galleries, presentations and discussions.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Yerba Buena Gardens

San Francisco honors the civil rights leader at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Yerba Buena Gardens.

Noir City Film Festival


Dedicated to noir philosophy, attitude and style in films, books, art and music, the Noir City Film Festival is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and promises “ultra rare films and very special guests.”

Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show

Cow Palace

More than 2,000 dogs and 175-plus breeds vie for “Best in Show” and compete in dog agility demonstrations daily at the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show.

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