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Juneteenth Festival in San Francisco June 15th


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Juneteenth Festival:

Filmore St. (btw Golden Gate Ave. & Geary Blvd.)
San Francisco
Saturday, June 15th, 2019
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

Today the historic San Francisco Juneteenth is one of the largest African American celebrations in California and it’s sole purpose is for historical awareness, building self esteem with our youth, connecting organizations with the community and providing opportunity for African American vendors to market their business and showcase their craft.

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Bay to Breakers Race in San Francisco May 19th


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Bay to Breakers Race:

San Francisco
Sunday, May 19th, 2019

A quintessential San Francisco experience since 1912, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay. As participants progress throughout the course, they will pass through nine neighborhoods, each with distinctive personalities, geography and landmarks. The course is designed to deepen your love and appreciation for the city.

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Taiwanese American Cultural Festival at Union Square in San Francisco May 11th


Taiwanese American Cultural Festival:

Union Square
333 Post St, San Francisco
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Every year, this free event has drawn thousands of visitors of all backgrounds to experience the best of Taiwanese music, dance, food, and more. Don’t miss out on this year’s festival — we’ve got plenty of exciting new things for you to taste, view, and experience!

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Cinco de Mayo Festival in the Mission in San Francisco May 4th


Cinco de Mayo Festival:

Mission District
Valencia St, San Francisco (btw 21st & 24th)
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
10:00am – 6:00pm | Free

In 2019 the San Francisco Cinco de Mayo celebration will return to the heart of the Mission District as San Franciscans will celebrate one of our City’s most spectacular traditions at Mission Neighborhood Centers’ 15th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 4th, on Valencia Street. This family-friendly celebration which is being held on one of the Mission’s trendy, main thoroughfares, will occupy Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets. The celebration will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. Approximately 9,000 attendees will enjoy rich cultural experiences and activities focused on empowering our community through greater awareness.

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Spey Casting World Championship at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco through April 28th


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Spey Casting World Championship:

Golden Gate Park’s Casting Ponds
1232 John F. Kennedy Dr, San Francisco
Friday, April 26th – Sunday, April 28th, 2019
8:00am – 5:00pm | Free

The GGACC will again be hosting their annual World Championship of Spey Casting. This international distance casting competition using two-handed Spey rods will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 26-28, 2019, the fourth weekend of the month this year.

Bring a blanket or folding chairs to sit on the lawn while you enjoy the beauty and spectacle of this amazing fly casting, or wander around the exhibitors’ tables when you need a break.

Both club members and the public are invited to attend this event for FREE to watch the world’s best Spey Casters compete. As in past years, there will be Men’s, Women’s, and Senior’s Divisions of competition with casters representing many countries and team sponsors.

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Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival April 13th – 14th at San Francisco Japantown


Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival:

Japantown, San Francisco
Saturday, April 13th, Sunday, April 14th, 2019
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. Each year, over 220,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the vibrant colors and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community.

All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown! We expect this year to be filled with special events and new attractions.

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Celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti at 100 at City Lights Books March 24th


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Celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti at 100:

City Lights Books
261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
1:00 – 5:00pm | Free

Join us in celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th Birthday with a day of readings, reminiscences and joy at City Lights, along with neighborhood events at the Canessa Gallery, Vesuvio’s, and Café Zoetrope.

Featuring an amazing lineup of poets, writers, and friends reading Lawrence’s work and much more.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco March 16th


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St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

2nd & Market St, San Francisco
Saturday, March 16th, 2019
11:30am | Free

Mayor London Breed as Grand Marshal will lead the parade down Market St.For 168 years, the Irish and their many friends in the communities that make up the San Francisco Bay Area have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a parade. Last year over 130 groups participated in the parade. The theme of the parade is Women Breaking Barriers.