San Francisco Festivals in 2014

Your One Stop Resource for All Outdoor Festivals & Street Fairs in SF

The streets are alive again in 2014 with the San Francisco festivals and street fairs. Many of these SF events draw hundreds of people and are a tradition in many of these neighborhoods.

Entrance is free to many of them. At most festivals, you can walk the streets and enjoy live music, food and drinks. You can also visit booths with original art work, crafts, jewelry and more.

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In addition to the festivals listed here, SF is home to almost 50 film festivals every year. Click here for a full list of the film festivals in SF this year.

Click here to download the list of all major annual San Francisco festivals and street fairs.

April 2014

Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Two weekend long celebration every spring
  • In SF's Japantown neighborhood
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13 and April 19-20
  • Listen to traditional Japanese music, sample gourmet treats and visit dozens of other vendors
  • Find additional details

Union Street Spring Celebration

  • 23rd Annual Spring Celebration & Easter Parade
  • Sunday, April 20, 2014
  • Event is from 10am to 5pm
  • Parade starts at 2pm
  • Union Street, Gough to Fillmore in the Marina District
  • Discover more festival details here

International Film Festival

  • 56th Annual International Film Festival
  • Features over 150 films and live events over a two week time period
  • Showcases narrative feature films, live action, animated shorts, television and theatrical dramas
  • April 25 - May 9, 2014
  • Click for a list of all festivals this month in SF

Rhone Rangers Wine Festival

  • 17th annual festival with more than 500 wines to choose from
  • Sample Rhone varietal wines such as Grenache, Syrah & Carignan
  • Grand Tasting is on April 6 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond (across the bay from SF)
  • Tickets range from $55 to $150+ depending on the events you want to attend
  • Click here for more details

Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival 2014

  • Celebrates the life and work of this labor and civil rights leader
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014
  • Parade starts at 11am at Dolores Park
  • Festival is on 24th Street between Treat and Bryant from 12pm to 5pm
  • Festival includes entertainment, music and arts & crafts booths
  • Click here for additional details

May 2014

Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Festival

  • Saturday, May 17 from 11am to 6pm
  • Little Saigon near Civic Center on Larkin Street from Grove to Ellis
  • Free admission
  • Faces of Asia cultural procession kicks off at 11am
  • Music, dancing, food, crafts and more

International Beer Festival

  • Saturday, May 24th at the Fort Mason Center
  • 31st Annual Beer Festival from 7 to 10pm
  • Tickets on sale in mid-March 2014
  • Sample beers from more than 100 brewers from around the world

Mission Carnaval Celebration

  • Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25, 2014
  • Street fair celebrating diversity in the neighborhood and throughout the world
  • Focused on the Latin American and Caribbean cultures
  • Food, music and dancing in the streets
  • Festival is free
  • Learn more about Carnaval

June 2014

Union Street Festival

  • Saturday, June 7 & Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 10am to 6pm
  • In the Marina District, on Union Street between Gough and Stein
  • 250 craft booths, 25 gourmet food booths
  • 2 stages of live entertainment
  • Bistro style cafes by local restaurants
  • Admission is free

Ethnic Dance Festival

  • Four weekends of dance performances, workshops, panel discussions and more
  • Weekend 1: June 6, 7 and 8; Weekend 2: June 14 & 15; Weekend 3: June 21 & 22; Weekend 4: June 28 & 29
  • Opening ceremony is on Thursday, June 5 at the SF City Hall (admission is free)

Cultivate Festival

  • Free Festival in Golden Gate Park
  • Saturday, June 7
  • Enjoy music, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, local foods, craft beers and more
  • Music performers: Neon Trees, Charli XCX & Andrew MacMahon
  • Celebrity Chefs: Graham Elliot and Amanda Freitag

Haight Street Fair

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
  • In the Haight Ashbury District
  • Three stages of live music
  • From 11am to 6pm
  • Six blocks of vendors from crafts to gourmet treats
  • Admission is free

North Beach Festival

  • Saturday, June 14 & Sunday, June 15
  • From 10am to 6pm in the North Beach neighborhood
  • 125 arts and crafts booths
  • 20 gourmet food booths
  • Three stages with live entertainment
  • Italian street painting and beverage gardens
  • Children's activity area
  • Admission is free

SF FRee Folk Festival

  • June 21 and 22 from Noon to 10pm
  • Two days of music, dance workshops, concerts, crafts and more
  • Free festival, but you can support the festival with a donation
  • At Presidio Middle School at 450 30th Avenue (at Geary)

Stern Grove Festival Free Concerts in the Park


Gay Pride Parade & Festival

  • This year's theme is Embrace, Encourage, Empower
  • Festival is on June 28 and 29
  • Parade starts at 10:30am on Sunday, June 29
  • Festival includes more than 300 exhibitors
  • You will also find live music and dancing in the streets all day long!
  • Click here for more details

July 2014

Fillmore Jazz Festival

  • Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6 in the Pacific Heights neighborhood
  • One of the largest free jazz festivals on the west coast
  • From 10am to 6pm both days
  • Hundreds of booths showcasing unique art, crafts and other goodies
  • Dozens of food and beverage booths
  • On Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Streets
  • Full live music schedule and event details

August 2014

Outside Lands Festival

  • One of the largest outdoor live music festivals in SF
  • August 8-10, 2014
  • In Golden Gate Park on the western side of San Francisco
  • Features gourmet food, internationally recognized wines and work of hundreds of arts on display.
  • Some of the headlines for 2013 included:
    • Paul McCartney
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Nine Inch Nails
    • Phoenix
    • Kaskade
    • Vampire Weekend
  • The full line up and event details for 2014 will be available in the spring of 2014.
  • Learn even more about the event.

Nihonmachi Street Fair

  • Asian-Pacific American festival that features traditional and non-traditional performances, art, music and more
  • Sample yummy foods from Asian Pacific Countries as well as San Francisco favorites
  • Two stages with live music all weekend long including everything from jazz to rock
  • Bring along the kids for Asian inspired crafts and other fun games
  • August 2 & 3 in Japantown

September 2014

Polk Street Blues Festival

  • Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 in Nob Hill
  • Two main stages
  • Merchant marketplace with arts and crafts booths
  • Several gourmet food and beverage vendors
  • From 10am to 6pm each day
  • On Polk Street between Jackson and California Streets
  • Admission is free
  • Learn more

Folsom Street Fair

  • Worlds largest leather & fetish event
  • Sunday, September 21 from 11am to 6pm
  • On Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets
  • Admission is free

October 2014

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass


Castro Street Fair

  • Sunday, October 5 from 11am to 6pm
  • Intersection of Market Street & Castro Street in the Castro
  • Live music, almost a hundred booths
  • Small entrance fee that is donated to local non-profit organizations
  • More festival details

Fleet Week San Francisco


January 2015

Bay Area Brews Festival

  • Sample wines from dozens of national and international brewers
  • Enjoy gourmet food from SF's famous food trucks (food sold separately)
  • General admission $40 from 2pm to 5pm (2014 prices)
  • VIP admission $50 from 1pm to 5pm (2014 prices)
  • 2015 dates are TBD
  • Learn more about the Fort Mason Center

ZAP Wine Festival

  • Wine festival focused on Zinfandel wines
  • Offers the best Zins from California producers and beyond
  • At the Presidio and the Four Seasons Hotel
  • Grand tasting for 2015 is TBD
  • More details from the 2014 event

February 2015

SF Sketchfest


SF Indie Fest

  • Independent Film Festival heading into its 16th year
  • Show include the best in independent, alternative and subversive movies from around the world
  • One of SF's largest film festivals
  • 2015 dates are TBD
  • Full line up and ticket information from 2014

SF Beer Week

  • Large craft brew festival
  • Most beers are from Northern California breweries although there are also brews from around the world
  • 2015 dates are TBD
  • Daily events including tap takeovers, meet the brewers and more
  • Click here for the full event schedule from 2014

March 2015

Saint Patrick's Day Festival

  • At Civic Center Plaza in the heart of the city
  • Live music, cold beer and dancing
  • Outside the main festival is a fun, family friendly area with activities for the kids
  • Estimated date is the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day
  • Festival is from 11am to 5pm
  • Parade starts at 11:30am
  • See pictures and learn more about this SF festival

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