San Francisco events February 2019. Things to do in San Francisco.

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San Francisco events February 2019

Classic films

February 1 - 3, 2019
(begins Jan. 25)
1.6 miles SW
Noir City screens classic films that are stylish, cynical, and melodramatic at the Castro Theatre.

Beer Week

February 1 - 10, 2019
San Francisco Bay Area
Enjoy hundreds of tasting events, brunches, and dinners during SF Beer Week.

Film festival: indie films

February 1 - 14, 2019
(begins Jan. 31)
1.8 miles south
SF Independent Film Festival (SF IndieFest) celebrates maverick filmmakers by screening films made by independent producers at theaters in the Mission District.
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Seafood & wine dinner

February 2, 2019
55 miles north
Enjoy fresh seafood and Sonoma County wine at the Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest, plus a live auction at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.

Chinese flower fair

February 2 - 3, 2019
1.4 miles NE
Shop for fresh flowers for Chinese New Year from 120 vendors, and watch traditional Chinese magicians, acrobats, and folk dancers at the Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair in Chinatown. Free.

Half marathon

February 3, 2019
3.5 miles west
The San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K both begin in Golden Gate Park, but the half marathon continues south to the zoo with ocean views.

Free art museum day

February 5, 2019
3 miles west
Visit The de Young Museum on a First Tuesday of the Month to see its extensive collection of American and native art at Golden Gate Park. Free.

Cocktail party

February 8, 2019
(9 p.m.)
2.4 miles NE
Try creative drinks from 12 bars, hear live music and DJ dance music, and explore exhibits during Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium on Pier 15 for age 21+.

Book fair

February 8 - 10, 2019
11.7 miles NE
Browse thousands of rare books, maps, prints, and photos from 200 booksellers at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair, which includes seminars and events at Oakland Marriott City Center.

Bird festival

February 8 - 10, 2019
34.3 miles north
Celebrate the peak of migration season with guided bird walks, self-guided walks, a wildlife expo, and an art show at San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival in Vallejo.

Valentine’s Day haunted house

February 8, 9, 14, 2019
23 miles SE
Your group gets one dim flashlight to navigate a pitch-black haunted house that features a gory Cupid and a bear wielding a chain saw at Valentine Haunt at Bayfair Center in San Leandro.

Run in your underwear

February 9, 2019
2.1 miles east
Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run in the street and a party at Pedro’s Cantina for charity. The 15-minute run starts at 2 p.m. Must be age 21+.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2019
San Francisco Bay Area
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Valentine’s Day.

Romance in the greenhouse

February 14, 2019
2.5 miles west
Take a stroll through the lush Conservatory of Flowers at Aphrodisiacs of the Tropics, which includes sparkling wine, chocolate, accordion music, perfumes to sample, food for sale, and stories about plant reproduction.

Valentine’s Day cruise

February 14 - 17, 2019
2.1 miles NE
Enjoy brunch or dinner with views of the bay on the San Francisco Valentine’s Cruises from Hornblower, which depart from Pier 3 on The Embarcadero, or Berkeley.

Valentine’s Day wine train

February 14 - 17, 2019
46.9 miles north
Take a three hour ride through wine country on the Napa Valley Wine Train as you enjoy a gourmet lunch or dinner with a glass of sparkling wine, departing from Napa.

Cuban dance festival

February 15 - 17, 2019
0.3 miles SE
Enjoy beginner’s classes, workshops, parties, and concerts at San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival at Hotel Whitcomb.

Chinese New Year Concert

February 16, 2019
0.1 miles SW
The Lunar New Year Concert and Imperial Dinner includes a pre-concert reception at 3 p.m. with lion and ribbon dancing, tea bars, Chinese calligraphy, children’s entertainment, and “lucky” red envelopes; a 4 p.m. concert by San Francisco Symphony in Davies Symphony Hall; and a 6 p.m. seated dinner at Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall. Or buy just concert tickets.

Pole-dancing competition

February 16 - 17, 2019
14.6 miles south
Watch the best pole dancers in the state compete to go to the national finals at Golden Gate Pole Championships at Canada College Theater in Redwood City.

Monster trucks

February 16 - 17, 2019
16.8 miles SE
Big trucks with big wheels create big excitement at Monster Jam in Oakland Alameda County Coliseum.

American Indian art

February 16 - 17, 2019
20.5 miles north
Browse the displays of 100 dealers and artists selling pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and American Indian antique and contemporary art at the American Indian Art Show at Marin Civic Center in San Rafael.

Orchid show

February 22 - 24, 2019
3 miles west
Billed as the largest U.S. orchid show, the Pacific Orchid Exposition has 150,000 beautiful blooms and offers docent tours, vibrant exhibits, and cultivation tips at the San Francisco County Fair Building.

Fly Fishing Show

February 22 - 24, 2019
36.2 miles SE
The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, films, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. The Fly Fishing Film Festival on Friday evening requires a separate ticket.

Chinese New Year Parade

February 23, 2019
1.2 miles NE
See beautiful floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers, and Miss Chinatown USA at the free Chinese New Year Parade, which begins at the corner of 2nd Street and Market Street. Free unless you reserve bleacher seats.

Model train show

February 23 - 24, 2019
52 miles south
The Great Train Show features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors, with bounce houses and riding trains for the kids at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Children age 11 and younger are free.

Chowder festival

February 23 - 24, 2019
73.8 miles south
Buy tasting tickets to sample the clam chowder that costumed chefs prepare along the boardwalk at the Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival in Santa Cruz.

Independent music festival

February 25 - March 3, 2019
San Francisco & Oakland
Noise Pop Festival is an indie music, arts, and film festival, with a focus on emerging talent.

Chinese food festival

February 2019
0.8 miles SE
Buy Chinese New Year food (goyza, bao buns, dim sum, and fish balls) from 15 vendors during Dumpling Down at SoMa StrEat Food Park. Optional unlimited drinks (kumquat mimosas & E.S. Chi Herbal Tonic Ale).

Tater Tots from food trucks

February 2019
0.8 miles SE
Celebrate National Tater Tot Day eating the crunchy potato treats served by 14 food trucks, and then vote for your favorite at SoMa StrEat Food Park. Live music.

Mardi Gras

February 2019
1.1 miles NW
Mardi Gras San Francisco Style includes a free blues concert at Fillmore & O’Farrell Streets (5 to 7 p.m.) and a ticketed masquerade ball with dinner at Westbay Conference Center (8 p.m.).

Paella & beer party

February 2019
1.4 miles NE
Enjoy unlimited paella (a Spanish rice meal) with or without meat, unlimited organic beer, and flamenco guitar at Paella Fest at ThirstyBear Brewing Company.

Scavenger hunt

February 2019
2.2 miles north
Solve puzzles to reach a mystery location in the family-friendly Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt, beginning at Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center. Register in advance, and see the list of items to bring.

Brazilian dance party

February 2019
2.3 miles NE
Brazilian Carnaval promises nonstop DJ dance music, drums, a Brazilian singer, and colorful samba dancers at Broadway Studios.

British movies

February 2019
2.3 miles NW
See foreign films with no need for subtitles at the Mostly British Film Festival, from the U.K., Ireland, Australia, Canada, and India, at the Vogue Theatre.

Hip hop cocktail party

February 2019
2.6 miles north
Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dance performances, and a silent auction at One Love, a benefit for the Hip Hop DanceFest aboard a cruise ship at Pier 39 for age 21+.

Tulip days

February 2019
2.7 miles NW
Brighten up winter with a walk among 39,000 tulips, with or without a guide, at Tulipmania on Pier 39. Free.

Mexican folk music

February 2019
2.9 miles south
Featuring the folkloric music style of Veracruz, the Son Jarocho Festival offers concerts, workshops, and family activities at Brava for Women In the Arts.

Bacon and beer

February 2019
43 miles south
Enjoy craft beer, bacon-inspired tastes from local restaurants, music, and interactive games at Bacon and Beer Classic at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

San Jose beer festival

February 2019
50.4 miles south
Meet the Brewers features beer from dozens of local breweries, food trucks, live music, and local art by SJ Made at Hermitage Brewing.

Valentine’s Day humor

February 2019
S.F. & Oakland
Adults tell stories about their lives and share embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and home movies) at Mortified Doomed Valentine’s Show.
  • DNA Lounge, S.F.
  • The New Parish, Oakland

1950s dance

February 2019
3.6 miles NW
Buy retro cocktails and dance the evening away to live music from The Ely Brothers & The Doubletake Band at Valentine’s Day Sock Hop at the Presidio Officers’ Club. Free with RSVP.

Family tea party

February 2019
14.7 miles NE
Collect fragrant edibles in the garden, and then make tea, snacks, and pressed Valentine’s cards at A Botanical Valentine’s Day Tea at UC Botanical Garden.

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