Spring/Summer Events Calendar
Taylor Yee '16
Cherry Blossom Festival: April 12, 13, 19, and 20
Celebrate the 47th annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, one of California's most prominent Asian traditions. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is the second largest Japanese festival in the country outside of Washington, D.C. The festival includes a variety of Japanese traditions and honors the diversity of the Japanese American Community. A food fair will give you a taste of the Japanese culture. Held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore!
North Beach Festival: June 14
Celebrating its 60th year, the North Beach Festival is one of America’s original outdoor festivals. The event is home to over 125 arts and crafts booths, twenty gourmet food booths, live entertainment, and Italian street painting. One tradition not to miss out on is the “Blessing of the Animals,” which takes place in front of the Saint Francis of Assisi statue.
Fourth of July at Pier 39: July 4
What better way to celebrate America’s Independence than at one of the most iconic places in San Francisco? Musical entertainment and fireworks will begin around 9:30 pm.
Bay to Breakers: May 18
Experience the true wonder of a historic race unique to San Francisco. The race begins at the Embarcadero, and concludes at Ocean Beach. Unlike ordinary races, participants are encouraged to dress in costumes for the run.
Fillmore Jazz Festival: July 5
Enjoy Jazz? Come to Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Streets to celebrate jazz tradition, cuisine, and culture. On Independence Day weekend, in addition to the vibrant sounds of jazzy groups and singers, the festival includes a variety of foods from Asian to Cajun and crafts from painting to pottery.
Union Street Festival: June 7 and 8
Celebrate a Marina tradition in its thirty-eighth year. This festival will include six blocks that house their own “world.” They will include Fashion World, Culinary World, Tech World, Local World, Craft World, and Health and Fitness World.
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