San Francisco Events in February
Chinese New Year Parade
World Bartender Day
National Clam Chowder Day
Mitch Rowland at The Fillmore
Things to do in February
Fabulous February: Must-Attend Events and Activities for Friends and Family in San Francisco
As winter starts to fade away, February in San Francisco brings a variety of exciting events and activities for friends and family to enjoy. From celebrating Chinese New Year to indulging in chocolate and wine, there’s something for everyone in the City by the Bay. So get ready to embrace the vibrant spirit of San Francisco this February!
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Top February Events in San Francisco
Chinese New Year Parade and Festival
San Francisco’s Chinatown boasts one of the largest and most colorful Chinese New Year parades in the world. This annual event, which usually takes place in February, attracts thousands of spectators and features dazzling floats, marching bands, acrobats, lion dancers, and the renowned 200-foot-long Golden Dragon. With its festive atmosphere and vibrant cultural displays, the Chinese New Year Parade is a must-see for all ages.
SF Beer Week
Craft beer enthusiasts, rejoice! SF Beer Week is an annual February celebration of the city’s thriving beer scene. The event showcases hundreds of local breweries and features a packed schedule of tastings, food pairings, seminars, and parties held in various locations throughout San Francisco. It’s the perfect opportunity for friends and family to bond over a shared love of beer and discover new brews together.
San Francisco IndieFest
Film buffs will not want to miss San Francisco IndieFest, a unique independent film festival held each February. The festival showcases an eclectic mix of international and local films, including documentaries, features, and shorts. This event provides a platform for emerging filmmakers to present their work, and it’s an excellent opportunity for friends and family to catch a glimpse of the latest and greatest in indie cinema.
Tulipmania at Pier 39
Brighten up the winter months with a visit to Tulipmania at Pier 39. This annual event features more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites, creating a colorful and fragrant display for all to enjoy. Friends and family can stroll through the beautiful gardens, take part in free guided tours, and snap photos of the stunning floral arrangements against the backdrop of the San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting
Wine lovers should not miss the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting. Held annually in February, this prestigious event features award-winning wines from all over the United States. Attendees can sample a vast selection of varietals while mingling with winemakers and learning about the art of winemaking. Bring your friends and family for an unforgettable afternoon of wine tasting and discovery.
Valentine’s Day Activities
Celebrate love and friendship in San Francisco with an array of Valentine’s Day activities. Whether you’re planning a romantic date, a fun outing with friends, or a family adventure, the city offers plenty of options to suit everyone’s tastes. From intimate dinner cruises on the Bay to theater performances, chocolate and wine tasting events, or scenic hikes, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate love in San Francisco.
February in San Francisco is a month filled with exciting events and activities that cater to a diverse range of interests. From cultural celebrations to food and drink festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So gather your friends and family, and make the most of February in the City by the Bay!
Important Dates and Holidays in February
Presidents’ Day (third Monday of February) – Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, as well as honors all U.S. presidents. It is observed on the third Monday of February each year. Many people take advantage of the long weekend to shop, as retailers often hold Presidents’ Day sales.
Groundhog Day (February 2nd) – Groundhog Day is a quirky holiday rooted in a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog (also known as a woodchuck) sees its shadow on this day, it predicts six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog does not see its shadow, it indicates an early spring. The most famous Groundhog Day celebration takes place in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, featuring Punxsutawney Phil, the beloved groundhog.
World Nutella Day (February 5th) – World Nutella Day is a fun, unofficial holiday celebrating the delicious chocolate-hazelnut spread. Fans of Nutella share recipes, photographs, and stories on social media to honor this sweet treat.
National Pizza Day (February 9th) – National Pizza Day is an unofficial holiday that celebrates one of America’s favorite foods. People across the country enjoy a slice (or more) of pizza, with many pizzerias offering special deals or promotions to mark the occasion.
Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17th) – Random Acts of Kindness Day is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to perform small, selfless acts of kindness for others. The aim is to spread goodwill and positivity and to inspire others to pay it forward.
Valentine’s Day (February 14th) – Valentine’s Day is a widely recognized and celebrated occasion, although it’s not a federal holiday. It’s a day dedicated to expressing love and affection for significant others, friends, and family members. Traditional celebrations include exchanging cards, flowers, chocolates, and other gifts.
Black History Month (February) – Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States, dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history. Many schools, organizations, and communities hold events and educational activities to honor and recognize Black history and culture.
Super Bowl Sunday (first Sunday of February) – Super Bowl Sunday is not an official holiday, but it is an important event for many Americans. It marks the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), and people across the country gather to watch the game, enjoy food and drinks, and engage in friendly rivalries.
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