San Francisco Bay Area Events The best events, attractions, tours and things to do
The San Francisco Bay Area is an amazing place to visit and an even better place to live (with the highest rents in the country to prove it). The Bay Area is surrounded by Silicon Valley, East Bay, Marin County and Wine Country, offering a multitude of diverse options for all kinds of activities. Each area offers its own brand of events including concerts, festivals, wine events, street fairs and more. While there is a constant influx of new events and shows, unique annual events keep visitors coming year after year.
San Francisco’s unique neighborhoods offer the perfect setting for street festivals with a creative take for each San Francisco neighborhood. Street festival season starts out every year in June with the Union Street Fair, followed by the North Beach Festival, Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, Fillmore Jazz Festival and more. Of all the street festivals, the Folsom Street Fair brings an exotic celebration of BDSM and leather subculture that offers an experience like no other. Street Fairs offer a chance to experience the local flavor of each neighborhood, combined with a selection of traveling artisans, specialty foods, custom-made gifts and more combined with live music, children’s activities and local performers.
Other popular annual events include Bay to Breakers, The Gay Pride Parade, St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, Outside Lands Music Festival, The San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl, Bottlerock Napa and Fleet Week. No matter what time of year you visit the SF Bay Area, you will certainly find some fun and interesting things to do.
Although the huge number of events attracts millions of people to the Bay Area, it can be hard to figure out what to choose. Whether you are looking for a concert, pub crawl, festival, art exhibit or sporting event, The CrawlSF Team has curated list of the best events in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and beyond.