San Francisco Spring Event Guide – 2019

As we move out of these rainy winter months, there are so many amazing events to attend in our city. Listed below are some of the highlights. Chocolate, art, St. Patrick’s Day, multiple garden/floral expos, beer, wine & more! A little something for everyone. Looking forward to so many of these!




St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

March 16, 11:30am, From 2nd St. & Market St to the Civic Center

You don’t need to be Irish to enjoy this vibrant display of history and culture. The parade and festival feature over one hundred colorful floats, live performances, along with delicious Irish food and beverage.

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

March 20-24, Cow Palace

Take a stroll through artfully curated gardens created by world-class floral designers. Learn how to create your own beautiful arrangements with hands-on demonstrations and seminars.

Bay Area Brew Fest

March 23, 12pm-4pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Pier 35

Back for the 8th year, Bay Area Brew Fest showcases hundreds of beers, food trucks, and a dueling piano bar. General admission grants you unlimited samples from over 80 breweries and an excitement-filled day.

SF Chocolate Salon

March 30, 10am-5:30pm, SF County Fair Building

Calling all chocolate lovers—taste and experience the creations of some of the top chocolatiers and chocolate makers.

SF Giants Home Opener

April 5, 1:35pm

It’s almost time for the return of America’s favorite pastime. Whether you’re watching from the stands at AT&T Park or cheering from the comfort of your couch, the 2019 Home Opener game is a cause for celebration.

Rock N Roll Half Marathon

April 7, 6:15am

Starting Line at Pier 39; Finish Line at Maritime Museum

For runners and spectators alike, the 7th annual Half Marathon is a perfect way to give back while enjoying 13.1 miles of the beautiful scenery of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

SF International Film Festival

April 10-23, Opening night @ Castro Theater

As one of the longest running film festivals in the US, SFIFF showcases cinematic expression and culture through film from over 50 countries around the world.

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 13-14, 20-21, Post St. between Laguna and Fillmore

With over 200,000 attendees, the SF festival is said to be the second largest celebration of the arrival of spring and blooming of the cherry blossom. It is also held at one of the last three remaining Japantowns in the United States!

Polk Street Spring Wine Walk

April 12, , 4-8pm, Polk Street

Wine-taste your way down Polk Street and enjoy the local eateries along the way. Participants will receive a wine glass and a map of the merchants between Post and Filbert Streets.

International Beer Fest

April 20 , 7-10pm, Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion

Enjoy unlimited beer samplings in a souvenir mug, or experience the VIP Brewmaster option for an exclusive sampling and access to the VIP lounge.

Union Street Spring Celebration

April 21, 10am-5pm, Union Street

Known as the “Biggest Little Parade in SF,” this annual Spring celebration offers something for everyone—live entertainment, outdoor dining, pony rides, petting zoo, and more!

Art Market San Francisco

April 25-28, Fort Mason Center

The fair features 75 modern and contemporary art galleries from across the globe that will showcase painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, photo, mixed media, and more.

SF Decorator Showcase

April 27-May 27, 3800 Washington Street

The highly-anticipated Decorator Showcase is back again for its 42nd year. The 2019 edition will showcase a completely reimagined 18,000-square-foot mansion modeled after the Petit Trianon in Versailles.

Bay to Breakers

May 19, Time TBD, Starting line Main St. & Howard St.; finish line Ocean Beach

San Francisco’s silliest, most energetic footrace is back for another year. Whether you’re a giving it your all on the 7.46-mile course or just exercising your fashion sense, Bay to Breakers is an event you won’t want to miss!

Bouquets to Art

June 4-9, de Young Museum

Experience the week-long “floral takeover” of the de Young galleries. The exhibition features brilliant floral interpretations of the de Young’s collection of paintings, objects, and sculptures.

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