I love everything about spring!

Posted by Leslie Bauer on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 9:38am.


With less than two weeks away until daylight savings time, there is so much going on this spring in San Francisco!

MARCH 5, San Francisco International Chocolate Salon, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center
Those with a yen for chocolate can indulge in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolate from more than 50 chocolatiers and confectioners. Non-chocolate exhibitors and artisans will be on hand as well including wineries participating in the San Francisco Invitational Wine Salon. 

MARCH 5-22, Jewish Music Festival Various locations throughout San Francisco and Berkeley
www.jewishmusicfestival.org  510-848-0237 or 800-838-3006 FREE
Oldest festival of Jewish world music in the U.S. will take its final bow.

MARCH 10-13, Ocean Film Festival Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center
www.oceanfilmfest.org 415-561-6251
One of the largest and most diverse of its kind, the festival features documentaries, animations, narratives and other traditional screen fare on topics ranging from ocean adventures to island culture and more.

MARCH 12, Bay Area Brew Festival, Pier 35
www.bayareabrewfestival.com  415-345-7500
The event features dozens of international and domestic beers, and San Francisco’s best food trucks.

MARCH 12, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Second and Market to Civic Center
http://uissf.org/ 415-395-8417
One of San Francisco's largest annual parades and one of the longest-running parades in the U.S. is celebrated with live music, dance, beverages and traditional Irish cuisine.

MARCH 18, ODC/Dance Downtown Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
ODC/Dance, San Francisco’s internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, presents its 45th annual home season.

MARCH 20-APRIL 3, Macy’s Flower Show, Macy’s, Union Square
www.macys.com 415-393-3333
This annual floral tribute is a spring tradition; the two-week celebration includes guest speakers and special in-store events.

MARCH 27, Union Street Spring Celebration & Easter Parade, Union Street between Gough & Fillmore
www.sresproductions.com 800-310-6563 FREE
More than 30,000 people turn out for “the biggest little parade in San Francisco,” which features children’s activities, alfresco dining, the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo and flowers from local garden clubs. 

APRIL 1-3, Food & Farm Film Fest, Roxie Theater
A film festival focused on food also includes a few tasty bits from local chefs who create pairings for each day’s films. Festival proceeds support Cooking Matters, a San Francisco-based nonprofit offering nutrition and cooking classes in low-income communities.

APRIL 3, Transamerica Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco
“The views are worth the climb” on a course which starts along the Great Highway at the northwest corner of Golden Gate Park and traverses some of San Francisco’s most beautiful neighborhoods and the Golden Gate Bridge.

APRIL 5-10, Bouquets to Art de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
www.deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/bouquets-art-2016, 415-750-3504
Annual event celebrates the beauty of flowers combined with fine art. Extravagant floral arrangements from some of California's top designers and lectures by several world-renowned floral designers.

APRIL 7, Opening Day – San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park
www.sfgiants.com 415-972-2000 (info), tickets at www.tickets.com
The San Francisco Giants open their season at AT&T Park with a four-game series against the LA Dodgers.

APRIL 14-20, San Francisco Green Film, Various venues
www.sfgreenfilmfest.org/ 415-767-1977
Films, visiting filmmakers and guest speakers from around the globe cover environmental topics surrounding clean energy, green chemistry, food, housing, trash, water and art in the environment.

APRIL 23, Earth Day SF Street Fest. 24th Street between Mission and Bryant Streets
Multicultural entertainment, keynote speakers, earth friendly exhibitors, eco educational workshops, organic food and drink, kids zone and much more.

APRIL 23-24, Spring Open Studios, Hunters Point Shipyard
www.shipyardartists.com/open-studios 415-822-0922
Hunters Point, one of America’s most art-centric neighborhoods, offers the opportunity for the general public to visit studios and purchase fine art from its makers.

APRIL 24, Opening Day on the Bay
www.picya.org 415-999-6422
Kick off sailing season on San Francisco Bay with a festive boat parade and the blessing of the fleet.

APRIL 27-MAY 1, Art Market San Francisco, Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason
The Bay Area’s only contemporary and modern art fair, Art Market San Francisco welcomes more than 70 established galleries, as well as innovative newcomers from across the country presenting a significant selection of contemporary and modern works of art.

APRIL 28-MAY 6, SFUSD Arts Festival, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Civic Center
www.sfusdartsfestival.org 415-581-3500
The Asian Art Museum teams up with the San Francisco Unified School District to present a celebration of student creativity and arts education showcasing visual and performing arts by 11,500 students from 250 schools.

APRIL 29-MAY 1, New Living Expo, San Mateo County Event Center
www.newlivingexpo.com 415-382-8300
Each year more than 10,000 attendees flock to New Living Expo to learn, explore, and even be transformed by thought provoking speakers, stimulating workshops, and unique products and services that support wellness.

APRIL 29-MAY 1, Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park
Showcasing hundreds of boats for sale on land and in water, plus dozens of exhibits featuring the latest marine accessories and gear; visitors will also have an opportunity to take boating lessons, try stand up paddle boarding and attend sailing seminars.

APRIL 30-MAY 30, San Francisco Decorator Showcase
http://www.decoratorshowcase.org/ 415-447-5830
With more than 35 years of excellence in design and the decorative arts and 20,000 visitors annually, this event is nationally recognized as one of the premier showcase houses in the country.


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