Sunday May 1st
ART | Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia
Open through Sun May 15th
The Legion of Honor is currently hosting Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, celebrating the Parisian artist’s work and his influence on modernism with over 70 works on display.
FASHION | Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective
Open through Sun May 29th
The Oscar de la Renta Retrospective will celebrate the designer’s life and career, exploring the evolution of his career in Spain to become one of the world’s most influential fashion designers.
MUSIC | Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
Open through Tues July 5th
Explore the life of Bill Graham, from his young life as a German-Jewish refugee to his immense influence in the rock industry and community as an adult, with the Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution exhibit.
FILM | San Francisco International Film Festival
Thurs April 21st – Thurs May 5th
The San Francisco International Film Festival, organized by the San Francisco Film Society, presents around 200 films from over 50 countries annually.
FUN | Bay Area Dance Week
Fri April 22nd – Sun May 1st
Bay Area Dance Week will be a vibrant celebration with over 400 events, including classes, performances, open rehearsals, and lecture demonstrations.
ART | Art Market SF
Wed April 27th – Sun May 1st
The Art Market San Francisco will present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.
FESTIVAL | SFUSD Arts Festival
Thurs April 28th – Fri May 6th
The San Francisco Unified School District will host its annual Arts Festival, a celebration of student creativity in visual, media, literary and performing arts.
ART | Renegade Craft Fair
Fri April 29th – Sun May 1st
The Renegade Craft Fair, a ‘highly curated showcase of the very best in craft and design,’ is the largest independent craft fair in the world.
FESTIVAL | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sun May 1st – Sun Oct 30th
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival will commence Sunday, May 1st, and continue through the end of October at the Yerba Buena Gardens.
Monday May 2nd – Sunday May 8th
ART | Free Museum Day
Tues May 3rd
On the first Tuesday of every month, enjoy free admission to some of the most prominent and popular museums around the city.
ART | North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl
Fri May 6th
Take a stroll down the lively and historic Columbus Ave on the First Friday of every month to get a peek into some of the best art and entertainment North Beach has to offer.
FOOD & ART | Oakland’s Art Murmur & First Friday
Fri May 6th
On the first Friday of every month, Uptown Oakland lights up with activity for Oakland’s popular First Friday and Art Murmur events, offering wares from local vendors and a gallery crawl around the city.
FESTIVAL | Cinco de Mayo Festival
Sat May 7th
The 12th annual San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place on May 7th from 10AM – 6PM.
FOOD | Oysterfest
Sat May 7th – Sun May 8th
The San Francisco Oysterfest Music & Food Festival is the largest oyster festival on the West Coast, drawing over 250,000 people to date.
FUN | Mother’s Day Marina Green 5K & Kids Run
Sun May 8th
This year marks the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Mother’s Day Marina Green 5K & Kids Run.
Monday May 9th – Sunday May 15th
CRAFT | SFMade Week
Mon May 9th – Sun May 15th
SFMade will be hosting the annual SFMade Week, featuring factory tours, pop-ups, demos, and more.
FOOD | Taste Of Potrero
Thurs May 12th
The 6th annual Taste of Potrero invites you to ‘sip, savor, and nibble for public education!’
ART | SFMOMA Opening Day
Sat May 14th
After closure in 2013, an expanded and remodeled San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is set to reopen with a vengeance on May 14th.
FUN | Bay to Breakers
Sun May 15th
The Zappos Bay to Breakers, a 12K race, is a staple among San Francisco traditions, reigning it at over 100 years old.
Monday May 16th – Sunday May 22nd
ART | SF International Arts Festival
Thurs May 19th – Sun June 5th
This year’s San Francisco International Arts Festival will commence on May 19th, celebrating the arts by bringing together a global community of artists and audiences.
CRAFT | Etsy Spring Indie Emporium Pop-Up Market
Sun May 22nd
The Etsy San Francisco division is hosting its Spring Indie Emporium Pop-Up Market on May 22nd.
Monday May 23rd – Sunday May 29th
MUSIC & MORE | Lightning in a Bottle
Wed May 25th – Mon May 30th
Take a trip down south for the mindfully magnificent experience that is the Do Lab’s Lightning in a Bottle. Filled with music, meditation, love, and learning, this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.
MUSIC & FOOD | BottleRock Napa Valley
Fri May 27th – Sun May 29th
BottleRock Napa Valley is a festival full of music, food, wine, and brews. This year’s festival will take place on Memorial Day weekend at the Napa Expo.
FESTIVAL | Carnaval SF
Sat May 28th – Sun May 29th
Carnaval San Francisco is the largest multicultural celebration on the West Coast, taking place this year on Memorial Day weekend.
FUN | Alcatraz Challenge
Sun May 29th
The Alcatraz Challenge is an aquathlon taking place in and around downtown San Francisco.
DESIGN, FOOD & MUSIC | Treasure Island Flea Market
Sat May 28th – Sun May 29th
Treasure Island Flea is a monthly outdoor market hosting over 400 vendors, food trucks, live music, and a full bar on the last weekend of every month.
Monday May 30th – Tuesday May 31st
HOLIDAY | Memorial Day Ceremony
Mon May 30th
Celebrate Memorial Day 2016 by honoring late veterans at the annual Memorial Day grand march and ceremony at the Presidio.