Best Things to Do in San Francisco This February

Looking for the coolest things to do in one of the most romantic cities in the world? Or you love a good dragon parade with dim sum? We’ve got you covered. Even once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do. 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. 

With temperatures mostly staying in the 50s, San Francisco is mild in February, though those sea breezes can keep things cool.

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Lunar New Year Festival & Parade

February 22

Gung Hay Fat Choy! The date of the Lunar New Year changes every year, but the excitement remains the same. The dragon-snapping, firecracker-cracking San Francisco parade and festival roars back after a year’s absence to celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a month of events, including a street fair, Miss Chinatown pageant, basketball jamboree and more. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Tipling Rock

Noise Pop

February 20–26

See independent films, art shows, happy hours and concerts around the Bay Area during Noise Pop — this year is the 30th anniversary.

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Photo: Courtesy of San Francisco Independent Film Festival

San Francisco Independent Film Festival

February 2–12

Every year the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, put on by SF IndieFest, features a host of feature films and short films.

SF Beer Week

February 10–19

Get excited, Beer lovers! The biggest celebration of Bay Area craft beer returns each February. SF Beer Week is not to be missed, with special releases, events, pairings, and more.

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Black History Month

February

MoAD, SF Jazz and more have yearly ways to celebrate — last year they united to put on a concert with Martin Luther McCoy. The San Francisco Public Library also holds numerous events every year to celebrate Black history.

 

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