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Bay to Breakers Race in San Francisco May 20th


Bay to Breakers Race:

San Francisco
Sunday, May 20th, 2018

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. Start point at San Francisco Bay, blocks from The Embarcadero, running west through the city. Finishing at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach.

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Cinco de Mayo Festival in San Francisco May 5th


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Cinco de Mayo Festival:

Mission District
Valencia St (21st and 24th St), San Francisco
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm | Free

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. Attendees will enjoy rich cultural experiences and activities focused on retaining cultural traditions in its community.

Talented artists will perform throughout the day featuring traditional Mexican songs as well as salsa, Latin Jazz, Latin Rock, Pop, and other Latin rhythms.

Last year, over 65 vendors participated in providing their delicious, diverse foods, showcasing their arts and crafts and empowering the multi-cultural community through greater awareness of their products and services.

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Spey Casting World Championship at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco April 21st – 22nd


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Spey Casting World Championship:

Golden Gate Park’s Casting Ponds
1232 John F. Kennedy Dr, San Francisco
Saturday, April 21st – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
8:00am – 5:00pm | Free

Both members and the public are all invited to attend this event for free to watch the world’s best Spey Casters compete. Exhibitors will be set up around the ponds and there will be a lunch and a breakfast served for a nominal fee (free to competitors) on all three days. As in past years, there will be Men’s, Women’s, and Senior Divisions of competition. Registrants will have exclusive use of the ponds on Friday as a practice day and for the duration of the competition.

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San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown April 14-15th, 21-22nd


San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival:

Japantown, San Francisco
Saturday, April 14th, 15th & April 21st, 22nd, 2018
Free

Each year, over 220,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. We expect this year to be filled with special events and new attractions.

This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15 and April 21-22, 2018. All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown!

The festival will be held within the borders of Laguna and Fillmore Streets between Geary Boulevard and Bush Street. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, April 22, beginning at 1pm starting from City Hall and concluding in Japantown.

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San Francisco Armory Estate Sale this Weekend


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San Francisco Armory Estate Sale:

San Francisco Armory
333 14th St, San Francisco
Saturday, April 7th – Monday, April 9th, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Come join us for the last days of the Armory as we know it and take home some memorabilia!

For five days from 10am-4pm, the Armory will be open to the public. Items will be a range of kitchenware, Victorian furniture, office supplies to sex toys and everything in between.

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Spring Eggstravaganza at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco March 31st


Spring Eggstravaganza:

Golden Gate Park
Robin Williams Meadow
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
11:00am – 3:00pm | $10

This year’s Spring Eggstravaganza will feature egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food trucks and the highly anticipated annual Rib Cook-Off between SF Rec and Park, SF Fire, SF Police and other city departments! Sorry, no pets are allowed into this event.

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TreasureFest Easter Brunch Party at Treasure Island in San Francisco March 24th – 25th


TreasureFest Easter Brunch Party:

Pier 1
Treasure Island, San Francisco
Saturday, March 24th – Sunday, March 25th, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm |$5

Monthly market hosts 400+ local artists, makers, designers, antique collectors, under ground food start-ups, & more.
– 3 Full bars featuring a variety of local wine, craft beers, and seasonal cocktails.
– DIY community workshops & carnival games.
– 25+ Food Trucks & Food Tents
– Scavenger hunts.
– $5 Entry, kids 12 & Under Free
– Kid zone with games for all ages
– 2+ local bands each day
– Pet friendly
– Free parking

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The Great Bigfoot Bonanza at Vogue Theatre March 10th & 11th in San Francisco


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The Great Bigfoot Bonanza:

Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento St, San Francisco
Saturday, March 10th – Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Two days of Bigfoot, Yeti and Swamp Ape movies and documentaries with Special Guest Speakers Loren Coleman, Seth Breedlove of Small Town Monsters, Peter Von Puttkamer of Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot, Daniel Perez of the Bigfoot Times and Matt Ralston of Cryptozoologist!

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Black Cuisine Festival in San Francisco March 3rd


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Black Cuisine Festival:

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center
1753 Carroll Ave, San Francisco
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

The free event, presented by Bayview Senior Services, will feature live music, vendor booths, a Kid’s zone, and a dazzling variety of food venues. Some of the offerings include fried chicken, catfish, oxtails, ribs, links, black-eyed peas, red beans and rice, greens, yams, mac & cheese, cornbread, sweet potato pie, peach cobbler, pound cake and other soulful delights–all of which will be sure to rival mama and grandmas’ down-home cooking.

Black Cuisine will also give soul food novices and chefs an opportunity to share their culinary talents by entering the Soul Food Cooking contest with winners receiving cash prizes. Last year’s festival drew more than 2,000 attendees and we anticipate that number increasing this year.