Wharf Fest celebrates San Francisco’s historic waterfront district. Join in the fun at Fisherman’s Wharf (Little Embarcadero from Jefferson to Taylor Streets). The fun family event includes a Chowder Cook-Off Competition (12 noon-3pm) , a Battle of the Bands, live entertainment and special activities.
Don’t miss the big Santa event in San Francisco in Union Square. Join in the fun and dress in Santa costume as hundreds of Santas descend upon the city for a day of merriment. When was the last time you saw 8,000 Santas all in one place? Fun for kids and big kids too!
Kick off the Holiday Season at the largest celebration on the San Francisco Waterfront. The Embarcadero Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival always takes place on the Friday before Thanksgiving at the Holiday Ice Rink in Embarcadero Center. Winter Carnival around 4-6pm – fun activities for the kids, including carnival games, interactive arts and crafts making booths, face painters, balloon twisters, musical performances and more! Fireworks and Building Lighting Ceremony around 6pm-7pm. Free holiday parking. Event 4pm-7pm
The San Francisco Marathon takes place every summer. Races includes: The SF Full Marathon, SF 1st Half Marathon, SF 2nd Half Marathon, 5K Race and the 52.4 Ultramarathon. The Race Expo is held during the weekend at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. Visit SF Marathon website for more info on race details, registration and schedule of events.
Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride two-day Celebration & Parade takes place at the Civic Center in the heart of SF. Event features live entertainment, fun arts & crafts, food and wine. Pride Parade (Sunday) starts at Market & Beale and proceeds west on Market Street to Market & 8th.
Enjoy one of San Francisco’s oldest Italian street fairs. Arts & crafts, celebrity pizza toss, cooking shows, live entertainment – fun for all ages! Rain or shine. Note: This is a smoke-free event. 10am-6pm.