San Francisco, California

The Spanish missionaries settled the San Francisco Peninsula in 1776. Between 1769-1823 the Spanish Franciscan Order built a series of missions in California. Saint Francis of Assisi was a Catholic Franciscan Friar and is the patron saint of animals, the environment and Italy. This famous City by the Bay is named for Saint Francis of Assisi.

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january
  • Anniversary of the Sea Lions Arrival
  • Berlin & Beyond
  • Chinese New Year Spectacular
  • The San Francisco Film Noir Festival
  • ZAP-Zinfandel Festival

february
  • Bon Appetit Wine & Spirits Focus
  • California International Antiquarian Book Fair
  • Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade

march
  • Macy’s Flower Show
  • San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
  • San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration Festival
  • San Francisco's Spring Celebration & Easter Parade

april
  • Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Opening Day on the Bay
  • San Francisco International Beer Festival
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • San Francisco Wine Auction

may
  • Asian Heritage Street Celebration
  • ING Bay to Breakers
  • Uncorked! The San Francisco Wine Festival

june
  • Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
  • Haight-Ashbury Street Fair
  • Precious Cheese North Beach Festival
  • San Francisco Black Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
  • San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade
  • San Francisco’s Union Street
Eco-Urban Festival
  • Stern Grove Festival

july
  • AIDS Walk of San Francisco
  • Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
  • Midsummer Mozart Festival
  • North Beach Jazz Festival
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

august
  • AfroSolo Arts Festival
  • Golden Gate Renaissance Festival
  • Jerry Day
  • Nihonmachi Street Fair
  • San Francisco Aloha Festival
  • San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
  • SFJAZZ Summer Fest
  • Shakespeare in the Park (through September)

september
  • Autumn Moon Festival Street Fair
  • Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
  • The San Francisco Blues Festival
  • San Francisco Fringe Festival

october
  • Fleet Week
  • Italian Heritage Parade
  • Oktoberfest By the Bay!
  • The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
  • San Francisco Jazz Festival (through November)

november
  • Dia de los Meurtos (Day of the Dead)
  • Reindeer Romp at the San Francisco Zoo (through December)
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ghirardelli Square

december
  • Emerald Bowl
  • Old Firsts Concerts
  • The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
  • Union Street Festival Fantasy of Lights
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