San Francisco Events & Activities – A Month-by-Month Guide

There are always plenty of things to do in San Francisco, with tons of events and activities. Each season of the year is packed with cultural, artistic and entertaining activities — festivals, music, food & wine events, bay cruises, city tours, and visits to Wine Country.

Every month we gather the best San Francisco has to offer and put it into a handy all-in-one guide. Use our guides to find out what's going on in The City By The Bay — compiled by your SF best friends in the know, us! Click on a link to the month of your choice and start dreaming and planning.

San Francisco Events & Activities Month-by-Month

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Springtime in San Francisco – March, April & May

Springtime in San Francisco

SF Tip: Spring is actually summer with some of the warmest weather of the year.

Beat the tourist rush by visiting in the spring, when the weather is mild and hotels have more vacancies. Expect temperatures in the high 60°s F (20°C), perfect for walking and exploring the city.

Popular San Francisco events in this season include the San Francisco International Film Festival, Carnaval, and the International Beer Festival. Are you in?!

Some of our favorite things to do in San Francisco in Spring are —

Summer in the City – June, July & August

Summer in San Francisco

Festivals, celebrations and parades mark the season in San Francisco.

Events heat up in the summer with several festivals and parades, but don't always expect temperatures to follow. Summertime temperatures hover in the 60s, but usually a degree or two lower than the Spring average (18° C) with brisk sea winds and chilly, damp fog.

Some of our favourite (and popular) events in this season are the San Francisco Pride, the Fillmore Jazz Festival, the massive North Beach Festival.

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Autumn – September, October & November

Autumn in San Francisco

The city is back from summer holidays, school in in, offices are busy. But for visitors, it's a great time!

We think this is the best time to visit, with warmer weather and consistently sunny skies. And there are plenty other wonderful reasons to visit as the City of Fun keeps on having fun — including San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival and the Fringe Theater Festival.

Favorite things to do in San Francisco in Autumn include —

Winter – December, January & February

Winter in San Francisco

It may be chilly outside, with temperatures in the high 50°s F (13°C), but winter in San Francisco is the height of the cultural season with plenty of ballets, concerts, and operas.

And there are plenty of other reasons to visit SF during the season. Christmas in San Francisco is a magical time with plenty of giant-size Christmas trees, seasonal outdoor skating rinks, Dicken's Fair & Macy's Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Popular winter San Francisco events & activities —

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