February’s Best Bets: Top Things to Do and See in San Francisco


Chinese lantern hanging in China Town San Francisco CA

Coming to San Francisco this February? Don’t miss out on these events!

  1. Chinese New Year Festival & Parade

    February 22-March 3, 2019
    February 23, 2019 (Day of parade)

    Usher in the Year of the Pig in style! This long-running tradition is among the biggest and brightest of its kind in the world. Festivities take place in Chinatown, with colorful lanterns, lion dancers, firecrackers, traditional drums, and a magnificent 28-foot long Golden Dragon. Highlights include the parade, Miss Chinatown USA, a 10K run, and more. Take it as an opportunity to explore Chinatown and to learn about Chinese-American custom and tradition.

  2. Giants KNBR FanFest

    February 9, 2019

    Baseball season doesn’t start ‘til March, but fans can meet their favorite athletes by attending the Giants Fan Fest at AT&T Park this February. Have your photos taken with the Giants, get an autograph, and buy the latest merchandise. While you’re there, explore the ballpark with friends and family! Click here for the Giants’ full schedule for February.

  3. Indie Fest

    January 30-February 14, 2019

    Attend the Independent Film Festival in SF. Past participants include David Lynch and Gus Van Sant. Founded in 1998, the festival is also known for huge and memorable parties like the Big Lebowski Party and Anti-Valentine’s Day Power Ballad Sing-A-Long Party. The festivities will take place at various venues across the city, including Victoria Theater and Roxie Theater. Attendees can look forward to a screening of “Fantasia” with a live-re-score to be performed by The Firmament on opening night.

  4. Mostly British Film Fest

    February 14-21, 2019

    Catch the best films from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia during this annual film festival. Purchasing a festival pass gives you priority seating during screenings, as well as discounts for pass holders who are members of the Fromm Institute, San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation, SFFILM, and those who are 65 years and older. This year’s line-up includes “The White Crow,” “Flammable Children,” ‘The King’s Speech,” and “Elizabeth.”

  5. Salsa Rueda

    February 14-17, 2019

    The 11th installment of this beloved festival takes place in Whitcomb Hotel this February. Salsa Rueda is the most prestigious salsa festival in the West Coast, with live music, dance shows, DJ sets, and social dances. Never danced to salsa before? No problem! There will be a beginner’s boot camp at the festival to help you find your groove and meet fellow salsa fans.

  6. Beer Week

    February 1-10, 2019

    This festival brings you live music, homebrewed beer contests, wing-eating competitions, tasting tours, beer walks that will take you all over Downtown SF, and more activities to please the beer lover in your life. The opening gala will take place at Pier 35.


  7. Experience SF’s most exciting festivals year-round! If you’re looking for a permanent address in the city, call Bernard Katzmann at 415 906 6000 or send an email to KatzmannSF(at)gmail(dotted)com. You can also get in touch with Mike Shaw at 415 308 4281 and MShawSF(at)gmail(dotted)com..