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San Francisco Bay Area 2018 Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in San Francisco today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of the Bay Area's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From awesome concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.

By / March 5, 2018

May 21 - 27

Big Screen Science: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Alamo Drafthouse SF

Get the scoop on the science in this classic film as two scientists pick apart your burning questions after the movie. Find out what's true, what's false, and how fast that boulder was going.

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   Blake Young

Starbelly’s Patio Picnic: Whole Pig Roast


Get in the summertime spirit at the first Starbelly Patio Picnic of the year. Eat al fresco and enjoy classics like roast pork, biscuit topped berry cobbler, and a cold IPA or oyster stout.

$45 / RSVP

Harvey Milk Day: Free Museum Admission

GLBT History Museum

Celebrate Harvey Milk's legacy by spending his birthday at the GLBT History Museum in the Castro. Admission is free all day and includes access to exhibits like "Queer Past Becomes Present."


Springtime Beer Tasting with Anchor Brewing

Anchor Public Taps

Get in the springtime spirit by sampling a seasonal selection of brews at Anchor Public Taps. Learn how Anchor makes four different beers and taste test their delicious creations.

$23 / RSVP

Chardonnay and Oysters

Benovia Winery

How are you planning to celebrate National Chardonnay Day, aka our new fave holiday? Don't worry, Benovia Winery has you covered with a day of chardonnays paired with iconic Drake's Bay Oysters.

$30 - $45 / RSVP

2018 Fremont Burger and Brew Fest

Downtown Fremont

What's better together than burgers and beers? Taste your way through an array of Bay Area breweries while munching on piping hot burgers and sliders.

$7 - $65 / RSVP

Carnaval San Francisco Festival 2018

Mission District

The 40th annual Carnaval is guaranteed to be a can't-miss-festival. The 2018 lineup is jam packed with live music, stunning floats, an iconic parade, food, dance, and so much more.

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Carnaval at Bissap Baobab 2018

Bissap Baobab Village

What better way to keep the Carnaval celebration going than a post-parade dance party at Bissap Baobab? Grab a drink and shake it to live music by DJs, Dos Four, and Paris Dakar.

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TreasureFest 7 Year Bday Bash


The Bay Area's best flea market is turning seven years old! Celebrate with craft cocktails, 400+ vendors, food trucks, scavenger hunts, and more.

$15 - $28 / RSVP

SNAKEHIPS Poolside Day Party

Phoenix Hotel

Kick off summer by kicking it poolside at the Phoenix Hotel. SNAKEHIPS will be performing, offering up the perfect soundtrack of summer bops for the first pool party of 2018.

$50 - $56 / RSVP

Surfrider Clean Up: Baker Beach

Baker Beach

Show Baker Beach some love at the Saturday Morning Surfrider Beach Clean Up. Bring friends or just bring yourself—everyone is welcome to pitch in and there will be plenty of hot coffee to go around.


May 28 - June 3


Shades Prom 2018

Shades San Francisco

Bust out those fly prom outfits, get dolled up, and hit the dance floor for Shades Prom 2018. This blues-dancing-crew is going all out with a photo booth, decor, dance lessons, and more.

$8 - $20 / RSVP
   Kafi Payne

Flexibility for All Bodies

Dogpatch Dance and Yoga

Trying to get loose and limber, but looking for something beyond yoga? Flexibility for All Bodies will teach you refreshing stretches inspired by ballet, calisthenics, pilates, and more.

$15 / RSVP

Dumpling Time First Birthday Party

Dumpling Time

Happy birthday, Dumpling Time! Celebrate the first year of all this dumpling goodness with shrimp toast, xiao long bao, wagyu gyoza, lamb Xi'an dumplings, and dessert baos.

$37 / RSVP

F&B Voices from the Kitchen: Service

Gray Area / Grand Theater

Voices from the Kitchen is an immersive storytelling experience focused on food. It only happens twice a year, and every time it comes into town it creates a serious buzz. Don't miss out!

$69 / RSVP

Sunday Streets: Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

Four miles of the Great Highway will be totally car-free all day. Bike, skate, dance, or limbo to your heart's content while enjoying a peaceful stretch of space beside the ocean and GG Park.


June 4 - 10


Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore

The Fillmore

Yo La Tengo: Indie rock darlings and creators of all your fave dreamy nineties tracks. They've kept churning out gorgeous songs since their heyday. Listen to their best bops live at The Fillmore.

$29 - $30 / RSVP

Bowling with Grace: Kitchen Sisters Bowling Party

Mission Bowling Club

Have you ever wanted to go bowling with Alice Waters? How about Amy Tan or Armistead Maupin? Perfect your strike with local literary and culinary luminaries. All proceeds support The Kitchen Sisters.

$180 - $360 / RSVP

SF Design Week Opening Night 2018: A Party on the Waterfront

Pier 27

Kick off SF Design Week with a party on Pier 27. Grab a cocktail, then mix and mingle with innovators, designers, and artists. Who knows, you may stumble into your next mind-blowing creative project.

$28 - $159 / RSVP

Yerba Buena Art Walk 2018

Yerba Buena Gardens

Yerba Buena is a such a vibrant part of San Francisco, bursting with art and culture. Spend the day bopping between different free galleries and museums as you get your Art Walk passport stamped.


HUSHfest on Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

HUSHfest is a silent-disco-style concert, where multiple live DJs spin on three different channels as you dance beside the ocean. Take a break and check out one of the four live beach yoga classes.

$18 - $29 / RSVP

San Francisco Psychic Fair 2018

The Center SF

Expand your mind with a day of intuitive tarot, astrologers, mediums, and more. This free event includes workshops and plenty of soothing hot teas. RSVP is only for readings, so feel free to drop in.


CUESA’s 25th Birthday Bash

San Francisco Ferry Building

Celebrate a quarter century of CUESA at this raucous birthday bash, featuring unlimited mouthwatering food by local chefs, bottomless drinks, craft cocktails, and the amazing CUESA community.

$147 - $174 / RSVP

June 11 - 17

Quiet Lightning Album Release Party

The Bindery

The Quiet Lightning reading series and publication are always sublime, and now they're breaking into a new medium with their first album. Pick up a copy and see the bands live at their album release.


PRhyme at Slim’s


Hip hop legends Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier joined forces a few years back to create PRhyme, a dynamic duo that crafts critically acclaimed tracks and performs unbelievable live shows.

$30 - $99 / RSVP

Uncorked: SF Wine Festival Summer 2018

City View at Metreon

Sip on a hilariously large amount of wines (we're talking over 100 different kinds) while soaking up that sweet, sweet top-of-the-Metreon view. Your palette and your Insta will thank you.

$64 - $74 / RSVP

Hayden James Poolside Day Party

Phoenix Hotel

Phoenix Hotel is getting us in the summertime spirit with their pool party series, featuring hot DJs, barbecue, and a chance to debut your cute pool float. Hayden James will be spinning tunes all day.

$28 - $34 / RSVP

June 18 - 24


29Rooms San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts

Refinery29's fabulous fun house features a hodgepodge of style, culture, tech, and activism. Expand your mind, and snap a few aesthetically pleasing selfies, with a day of roaming the rooms.

$42 - $42 / RSVP

Meet the Makers Dinner: L’Artusi and Idlewild Wines

The Healdsburg Resort House

Enjoy a dreamy al fresco dining experience at the Healdsburg Resort House, where iconic New York restaurant L'Artusi is pairing up with Idlewild Wines to create an unforgettable four course feast.

$239 - $239 / RSVP



  1. where is the scoop on the International Chocolate Fest down in San Mateo? Foodies don’t want to miss out on our beloved chocolate!
    Please share some info.

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