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San Francisco Events 2016

Event Calendar & Other San Francisco Activities

The San Francisco events calendar is full of fun and unique activities every day of the year. Attending one or more of these will make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Living in the city allows me to stay up to date on all of the latest events. Below you will find the best events by month.

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Fireworks over the SF Bay on the Fourth of July

You will also find calendars for ongoing popular events such as the SF symphony, ballet and theater & Broadway performances. In addition, you will find some tips on where you can find half priced tickets, so you can make the most out of your visit to SF.

Upcoming Events By Month

Event Calendars
January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

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Ongoing Events & Performances

Theater & Broadway Shows

The San Francisco theater calendar is chock full of amazing shows. Each year, you can find hundreds of performances from romantic comedies to dark dramas. The calendar includes San Francisco theater shows for 2016 & 2017.

Learn More: Full theater calendar

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SF Giants Baseball

Tickets are already on sale for the 2016 San Francisco Giants games. Here you will find a full schedule of home games for the 2014 World Series Champions. You can also learn more about where to get the best tickets and tips for enjoying a game at AT&T Park.

Learn More: 2016 SF Giants

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco is home to the oldest ballet company in the US. They got their start in 1933. Since that time, they have become a world renowned ballet group. Each year, they perform between January and May. They also perform the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, every December.

Learn More: Ballet Company

Symphony Calendar & Tips to Attend a Performance

The world class San Francisco Symphony plays dozens of shows every year. They range from classical performances to collaboration with well known artists.

Here you will find a current calendar of performances. You will also find some tips for parking, ideas on what to wear and recommendations on places to eat near Davies Symphony Hall.

Learn More: Symphony Calendar & Tips for Attending

Opera Calendar

The city is home to the second largest Opera Company in North America. They made their debut in 1923 and continue to perform to large audiences every season. This year, you can see several classic performances such as The Barber of Seville, The Flying Dutchman and Falstaff. Newer collaborations are also scheduled including The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and Dolores Claiborne.

Learn More: Full Schedule and Tips to Attend a Performance

49ers Football Season

The home football team here is the San Francisco 49ers. They currently play south of San Francisco in a brand new park in Santa Clara. Discover their schedule and tips to attend a game including what to wear and how to get to the stadium.

More: 49ers Football Schedule & Attendance Tips

Top San Francisco Events by Day & Season

Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Other Popular Annual Events

50 Best Annual Events | Races in SF | Conference Schedule

All Festivals & Street Fairs | Film Night in the Park | SF Mime Troupe

Stern Grove Festival | Shows in SF | Sunday Streets

Union Square Live | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Additional Details for Top Events by Month


ZAP Wine Festival | SF Sketchfest


Chronicle Wine Tasting Event | SF Indie Fest |Ocean Film Festival

Chinese New Year


CAAM Fest | Disposable Film Festival | Rhone Rangers Wine Tasting


Cherry Blossom Festival | Giants Baseball | Cesar Chavez Festival

SF Human Rights Film Festival | Union Street Spring Celebration

TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting | Glen Park Festival | International Film Festival


Bay to Breakers | International Beer Festival | Carnaval Festival | Uncorked Wine Festival

Oysterfest | Asian Heritage Festival | Green Film Festival


Gay Pride Parade & Festival | Haight Street Fair | Ethnic Dance Festival

North Beach Festival | Frameline Film Festival | Union Street Festival | Japan Day

Juneteenth Festival | SF Folk Festival | Pinot Days | Alice Summerthing


Fillmore Jazz Festival | Salsa on the Fillmore | Breastfest Beer Festival

Laborfest | Frozen Film Festival | Jewish Film Festival


Outside Lands Music Festival |Japan Film Festival

SF 49ers Football | Nihonmachi Street Fair | J-Pop Summit Festival

Craft Spirits Carnival | Excelsior Street Festival | Origami Palooza


Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival | SF Fringe Festival | Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park

Sea Music Festival | Brews on the Bay

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival | Latino Film Festival | Irish Film Festival

A Taste of Greece | Oktoberfest by the Bay | Iranian Film Festival

Polk Street Blues Festival | Sausalito Art Festival


Fleet Week | Open Studios | Treasure Island Music Festival | Potrero Hill Festival

Arab Film Festival | Italian Heritage Parade | Litquake | Noe Valley Harvest Festival

SF International Festival of Short Films | United Nations Association Film Festival

Fiesta on the Hill | Wharf Fest | SF Dance Film Festival

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival | Castro Street Fair


SF 49ers Football | Cirque du Soleil | American Indian Film Festival | Transgender Film Festival

Holiday Tree Lighting | Renegade Craft Fair | South Asian Film Festival | Save the Waves


SF Ballet Nutcracker | Santa in SF | Holiday Attraction Schedule | Santa Con SF

Beyond San Francisco

Discover calendars and details for events outside San Francisco.

Monterey Bay Calendar of Events

Want to Add An Event to the San Francisco Events Calendar?

Want to add your event to this calendar? Fill out the form below for review. Only submissions with the following items are considered for posting:

  • Full event name

  • Date(s), times(s) and location of the event (if outside of the city of San Francisco, please include name of city and venue location). Only events that are either in San Francisco or less than one hour drive/transport from the city are considered for inclusion.

  • Event description needs to be around 250 words with proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.

  • Ensure the description has the cost per person/per day, what is included in the price and where people can purchase tickets.

  • Upload a picture from a previous event or logo for the event so potential attendees can get a feel for the event. All pictures need to be clear for visitors to easily see the content. No graphic or inappropriate pictures are accepted, if submitted, the overall event submission will be automatically denied.

  • If applicable, special offers for those that saw the event on

  • Contact person and information for the event for questions. This will not be posted on the site along with the event, but used for communication of any details of the event before it is posted on the site and to inform you when the event is live.

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