Francisco's Annual Crabfest
WHERE: Various Venues in San Francisco
WHEN: Throughout February
From Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach, to Union Square and the Mission,
San Francisco's neighhborhoods salute the legendary Dungeness crab with
events throughout the month of February.
SF Indie Film Fest
WHEN: Two weeks in February
WHERE: Catro Theatre and Roxie Cinema
More Info: 415-820-3907
Chinese New Year Celebration and Parade
WHEN: Two-week celebration in February
Where: Parade begins at 2nd & Market to San Francisco Chinatown
The biggest and oldest nighttime illuminated parade in North America celebrates Spring in February like most Carnavals. Over 1M can attend. 15 days of music events, street fairs and Miss Chinatown USA pageant. Culminates with largest Asian parade outside of Asia. Gung Hay Fat Choy!
The Chinese New Year is based on a lunar calendar, beginning on the new moon and ending on the full moon. There are traditions associated with each of the 15 days of celebration. The 15th day is known as the Lantern Festival and it coincides with the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade which began in the 1860s. The Lantern is symbolic of bringing in light and warmth to initiate Spring after the dark cold of Winter.
Info: More Info: (415) 982-3000 Events by sfgate
Chinese New Year in February
Tet, the Vietnamese New
Year, is celebrated in late January. Enjoy dancing, food and music in the
Tenderloin district. More info
Noise Pop Music Festival
When: One week, late February
Where: Various venues throughout the city in Mission, SOMA, North Beach and
What started as a small event for fans of distortion now hosts some of the
biggest names in music. Despite its growing size, Noisepop is dedicated to
remaining to a fan-friendly event.
Pacific Orchid Exposition
WHEN: 3 days late February
Where: Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Directions
Features orchids for sale and on exhibit, lectures, artwork, and more