Best Things to Do in San Francisco This January

Best Things to Do in San Francisco This January

Even once the New Year’s celebrations wane, San Francisco has so much to do in January. This month, you can expect top-notch museum exhibitions, Broadway productions and a comedy festival. And, on January 15, the city will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a march on his birthday. The City by the Bay does not lack in things to do this January, so here are our picks for its best events.

We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in San Francisco. If you’re feeling hungry, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in San Francisco. Staying for a weekend? We also know the best places to stay. Take a peek below and join in on all the fun!

Featured photo by Joshua Sortino, courtesy of Unsplash. 

Union Square Ice Rink
Photo courtesy of Union Square Ice Rink.

Union Square Ice Rink

Through mid-January

Looking for a cute date idea? How about a nice holiday skate in Union Square’s annual Holiday Ice Rink? Put on your pair (or rental pair) of skates and glide across the fresh ice with your date. After that, you two can warm up with some hot cocoa at Union Square Coffee, then explore the rest of the downtown area. 

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Marcher in the San Francisco Martin Luther King March holds sign that reads #MLKEveryDay
Photo by Jami430 via Wikimedia Commons.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15

Honor the civil rights leader with the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation. Every year, there is a march from the SF Caltrain station to the Yerba Buena Gardens, where a music festival will follow. Register ahead to get free transit to and from the parade; Caltrain, Muni and Golden Gate Ferry are servicing the event. A week of celebration precedes the holiday, including spiritual services, a cosplay soirée and a panel on AI. 

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Curtain at San Francisco SketchFest Comedy Festival
Photo by Tommy Lau.

SF Sketchfest

Dates TBD

A seriously star-studded lineup is hitting this year’s Sketch Fest, a two-week festival of comedy performances in its 21st year. Sketch comedy, improv and standup, along with series of live podcasts, music shows and kids events, will play back-to-back in venues across the city, plus one venue in Alameda. Check out the lineup here — because I seriously can’t list them all!

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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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