This bayside city of San Francisco is bestowed with an extensive cultural heritage and hence celebrates countless festivals all year round. Such is the horde of festivals in this city that it can easily give other tourist destinations a run for their money. San Francisco Festivals include everything from San Francisco film festivals, beer festivals, music festivals, food fests to stunning light festivals.
A remarkable mention among the multitude of San Francisco Music festivals is the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with free entry and presents some of the finest acts from celebrated artists like the Indigo Girls and Lumineers every year. The Treasure Island San Francisco Music Festival features two-day live music comprising every genre under the sun, finger-licking food, and stellar performances by popular names like Deadmau5 and Chvrches. The Monterey Jazz Festival has been voted the World's Best Jazz Festival on a ground that packs in 8 stages of live jazz performances accompanied by feature films presentation, exhibitions and truckloads of food and beverages to fuel your energy level throughout their exciting events. The Fillmore Jazz Festival on Fillmore Street is the largest free jazz festival on west coast featuring over 300 artists on 3 stages of back to back performances
Irrespective of the time of the year, there is always some film festival unwinding in San Francisco. This is the reason why San Francisco film festivals attract millions of movie buffs and fans from all over the world. The San Francisco International Film festival, the longest running San Francisco film festival, held in Castro Theater and Sundance Cinemas Kabuki Theatres is an exhibition of exceptional cinematic innovation and since its origin, this festival has showcased over 7000 films from over 200 countries and has welcomed critically acclaimed celebrities. The Crossroads Film Festival at Victoria Theatre showcases elegantly radical movies by emerging as well as established filmmakers and also touches upon the works done on “live cinema”. The prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival celebrates the best among independent and international cinema showcasing documentaries, shorts, international features and children's films.
Apart from music and film festival, the San Francisco festival list does not end here. We have San Francisco comedy festivals like the Desi Comedy Fest, the largest South Asian comedy fest in the United States which takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area featuring over 32 comedians from Asia. The Bay Area Brew Fest is a unique San Francisco Beer Festival offering two events in a year, presenting top-notch local and international breweries to choose from. This city also has some amazing food festivals like the Oyesterfest for relishing different varieties of fresh oysters from San Francisco's flourishing seafood industry. There is also the Outside Lands Music festival which is originally a three-day music festival but it counted among top food festivals of this city owing to its finger-licking gourmet food spread. The Illuminate festival of Lights is an urban lights festival in San Francisco featuring around 37 display of lights spread throughout the city within 49 square miles. Explore more such amazing festivals in San Francisco on AllEvents.in ranging from music to film, dance to comedy and everything in between.