San Francisco in February 2024

Jill on a windy day at the Golden Gate Bridge

by Jill Loeffler  •

San Francisco in February is a wonderful time to visit. You will find so many fun things to do including sporting events, concerts, plays, and festivals.

You can also see top attractions, spoil your sweetie on Valentine's Day and enjoy the SF Ballet. 

Here you will find tips on what's on this month as well as some tips on what to wear and average temperatures.

San Francisco in February: Outdoor Art on a Sunny Day

The picture above was taken on a beautiful day in February. It's outdoor art along the Embarcadero near the Bay Bridge.

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San Francisco Events in February

San Francisco in February offers a variety of events including the concerts, SF Writers Conference, and film festivals. You will also find some great theater shows, more wine tasting events, and the Noise Pop Music & Art Festival.

>> Find a full calendar of events this February in SF

What to Wear in February & Average Weather Temperatures

The weather in San Francisco in February is beautiful. It's during our rainy season, so you will find a few rainy days this month. However, most days you will find temps in the lower 60s with a few hours of sunshine throughout the day.

San Francisco weather temperatures dips down into the high 40s a night, so make sure to bring along some warmer items for the evenings. 

What should you wear in San Francisco this month? I recommend a lightweight shirt and a light jacket during the day with a slightly heavier jacket or shirt at night. I typically wear long pants as the wind can cool it down quickly in some districts.

>> Find additional information about the weather and more tips on what to wear

Concerts & Live Music

You will find several concerts each night in San Francisco. You will find venues around town with both large shows and live music from locally popular musicians.

Top picks include those at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Independent, and the Fillmore. You will also find some great comedy shows this month too.

>> Concert calendar for February

Theater and Plays

The February calendar is full of fun theater performances, musicals and play. You will find at least one large, traveling Broadway show in February each year. Shows on stage here include those such as Wicked, Hamilton, Aladdin, and The Lion King. 

You will also find smaller shows at venues all around town such as The SF Playhouse, the American Conservatory Theater, and others.

>> Find a full schedule of upcoming theater productions in SF

Chinese New Year's Parade & Festival

Chinese New Year Parade in SF in February

Every year, thousands of people descend upon SF's Chinatown district to celebrate the Chinese New Year (also known as the Lunar New Year). It's a full month of activities with the highlight being the large parade through the heart of the district.

Some activities begin or end in January and March, but typically the main activities (including the parade) are in February. Find a full schedule for this year's event by clicking the link below.

>> Chinese New Year Festival and Parade this year

Sports in San Francisco in February

Cheer on the local sports teams this San Francisco in February. Both the Golden State Warriors and the San Jose Sharks are at home with almost a half dozen games each. Here are the February schedules for both of our professional teams.

Golden State Warriors

San Jose Sharks

>> More sports this month in the SF Bay Area

SF Symphony in February

This San Francisco in February, you will find several performances by the SF Symphony. The Symphony is the perfect option for those that love classical music. They also perform several modern pieces such as scores from hit movies such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, and others.

All shows this month are in the Civic Center district at Davies Symphony Hall.

>> Find a schedule of performances for this month

Orchid Show & Exposition

Don't miss one of the most colorful events this San Francisco in February. The annual Orchid Exposition, hosted by the San Francisco Orchid Society, opens its doors to the public.

During this three-day event, you get the chance to see thousands of beautiful orchids on display. You can also purchase your favorites and learn more about how to make your orchids thrive.

>> Visit their site for more details and tickets for this year's event

Hotel Discounts and Other Deals

February is a great time to visit and you can save on your stay. Here is where you can look for discounts for your stay this month.

Hotel Discounts in San Francisco

These are just two of the places you can find discounts all around town.

BookingFind great deals all around San Francisco for your upcoming stay

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VRBO: In addition to hotels, you'll also find some great places to stay locally through VRBO. Book an apartment or a room and feel more like a local. Find some great places to stay on VRBO here

Restaurant Discounts

The restaurants in San Francisco can be pricey. However, you can save on your meals by checking out the deals on Groupon. You will find discounts all around town on cuisines such as American, Latin American, Indian, Italian, and more.

>> Visit Groupon to check out this month's deals

San Francisco Festivals in February

You will also find some great festivals in San Francisco in February. The most popular options are the Chronicle Wine Tasting, SF Giants Fan Fest, and Chinese New Year's activities.

You will find festivals almost every weekend this month.

>> This month's festival calendar

Attractions in San Francisco

Alcatraz Island

Are you planning to visit some of our top attractions this month? It's a great time to check out top attractions such as the California Academy of Sciences, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Other top picks this month include the SF Museum of Modern Art, Pier 39, and Chinatown.

>> Find a list of the top 25 attractions

Cruises from SF

One of the best ways to see SF is from the water. There are several cruises that will take you out for a spin around the SF Bay. Some last just an hour and are designed to give you just an overview of the city. Others last for two to three hours and include drinks or dinner. 

>> Check out some of the most popular picks and my favorites

Additional Tours in San Francisco

February is also a great month to walk through our top districts, head out on a Segway tour, and learn all about our fabulous city. The best way to do that is with a guided tour. 

It's an experience you will not forget. Choose from a hop on hop off bus, a city tour, or food tour to sample our amazing cuisines. You will also find some great wine tasting tours as well as historic walking tours. These are just a few of the most popular picks this month.

>> Find a full list of all of the best tours around SF

San Francisco Ballet

The San Francisco Ballet's season runs from January to May each year. They offer several performances each month including classics such as Cinderella, Frankenstein, and others. 

All of their performances are at the War Memorial Opera House across the street from City Hall in the Civic Center district.

>> See a schedule of performances for this February 

Indoor & Rainy Day Ideas

February offers both sunny and rainy days. If you find yourself looking for something to do on a rainy day here, check out my list of my favorite indoor activities. They include museums, attractions, sporting event, theater and so much more. 

>> Find ideas for indoor activities for those rainy February days

Valentine's Day Activities

There are so many fun things to do this Valentine's Day in San Francisco. You can head to a show, a concert, or enjoy a romantic evening out on the town. My insider's guide offers you a variety of options from intimate wine bars to romantic hotels all around town.

>> What's happening this Valentine's Day in SF

What to Do for President's Day Weekend

Do you plan to spend your vacation here during this three-day holiday? You will find tons of fun activities this President's Day Weekend. My calendar for this holiday in San Francisco in February offers a quick look at the best things to do from visiting attractions to catching a show. 

>> What's on this President's Day Weekend in SF

February in SF: What to Do, What to See, & Other Fun Things to Do

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