Best Things to Do in San Francisco This February

Best Things to Do in San Francisco This February

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but that shouldn’t be the only thing to celebrate for the entire month of February. Remember, the month is short, so make those 29 days count! Make plans with your friends and family this month and enjoy what San Francisco has to offer.

We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in San Francisco including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in San Francisco, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay. Take a peek below and join in on all the fun!

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Civil Rights Protestors marching with signs
Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

Black History Month

All month

Museum of the African Diaspora, SF Jazz and more have yearly ways to celebrate. SFJazz hosts many concerts this month featuring Black artists, with performances by the latest iteration of the Afro-Cuban supergroup Irakere and other groups like Johnathan Blake’s My Life Matters. The San Francisco Public Library also holds its own series of events called “More Than a Month” to celebrate Black leaders, artists and community members through diverse programming. 

Lunar New Year Festivities

All month

This time of year, Chinatown is full people celebrating the new year. Start off the celebrations by buying fresh flowers and fruit from the Flower Market Fair. The month finishes off with the Chinatown Community Street Fair and the famous New Year parade (more info below).

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Still from film "Modernism, Inc." that was part of SF Independent FIlm Festival 2024
Photo courtesy of SF Indie.

San Francisco Independent Film Festival

Dates TBD

Every year the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, put on by SF IndieFest, features a host of feature films and short films. Catch the cutting edge in cinema in our own City by the Bay. 

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San Francisco Beer Week
Photo courtesy of SFBW.

SF Beer Week

Dates TBD

Taste the selection of the 100 participating craft breweries at this festival put on by and for craft beer enthusiasts! The week kicks off with the event gala at Pier 35, where attendees can try unlimited brews and, for the first time ever at SF Beer Week, a range of wines, ciders and non-alcoholic beer. 

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Great San Francisco Pillow Fight
Photo by Michael Dunn via Wikimedia Commons.

The Great San Francisco Pillow Fight

February 14 at 5:50pm

Hundreds of San Franciscans gather at the Embarcadero Plaza every Valentine’s Day to participate in the annual Great SF Pillow Fight. Spend your Valentine’s Day smacking your loved ones with your fluffiest pillow and sharing memorable laughs.

Noise Pop Festival

Dates TBD

From its humble beginnings in 1993 as a single night, Noise Pop Festival has remained a staple to the local SF music scene. For their 31st anniversary this year, Noise Pop will be headlining classic indie bands and showcasing rising bands.

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Lion Dancers parade at San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade
Photo by Knight Lights Photography.

Chinese New Year Parade

Date TBD

Named one of the top ten parades in the world by the International Festivals & Events Association — The SF Chinese New Year Parade is an event you don’t want to miss. You’ll be amazed by pyrotechnics, intricate floats, costumes, lion dancers and the sheer positivity radiating from this parade in historic Chinatown. Bring a raincoat! Last year’s parade suffered some raindrops. 

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Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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