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Experience Annual SF Events + Festivals

When it comes to exciting happenings and vibrant celebrations, San Francisco is the place to be. Throughout the year, the city hosts a diverse array of annual events that showcase its rich culture, diversity, and sense of community, from dynamic festivals highlighting local music, art, and culinary delights to iconic parades and sporting spectacles that attract visitors from near and far. Whether you're cheering on athletes at the San Francisco Marathon, savoring the flavors of the city at the FoodieLand Festival, or joining in the festivities of the San Francisco Pride Parade, these events promise unforgettable experiences that truly embody the spirit of the city. And with Kimpton Hotel Enso conveniently located near popular venues like Civic Center Plaza, you'll have easy access to all the action.

Top Festivals + Events in San Francisco

In the heart of Japantown, San Francisco, Kimpton Hotel Enso offers the perfect base for attendees of the city's annual events. With its central location, guests can easily walk to many of the major festival venues, such as Cesar Chavez Plaza for concerts or Golden Gate Park for outdoor celebrations. For events farther afield, convenient transportation options, including trolley cars, buses and rideshare services, make navigating the city a breeze. After a day of festivities, our nearby hotel provides a tranquil retreat where guests can unwind in boutique accommodations, indulge in delectable dining options, and rejuvenate. With its unique amenities and prime location, Kimpton Hotel Enso ensures a seamless experience for visitors exploring San Francisco’s vibrant festival scene.

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San Francisco Pride Parade

June 29-30, 2024

The San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration is a vibrant and inclusive event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. The parade features colorful floats, marching bands, and a diverse array of participants showcasing their pride and solidarity. Alongside the parade, the celebration includes live performances, dance parties, and cultural exhibitions, creating a joyous atmosphere throughout the city. It's a time of unity, acceptance, and commemoration of the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights and equality, making it one of San Francisco's most cherished and iconic events.

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San Francisco Marathon

July 27-28, 2024

The San Francisco Marathon is a celebrated event drawing runners from around the globe to the iconic city by the bay. Known for its breathtaking views and challenging course, the SF Marathon offers participants a unique blend of urban scenery and natural beauty. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the bustling streets of Fisherman's Wharf, runners traverse the city's most iconic landmarks, fueled by the energy of fellow participants and cheering crowds. To ease pre-race jitters, Kimpton Hotel Enso near the San Francisco Marathon offers convenient accommodations, ensuring runners are well-rested and ready to tackle the course with determination and spirit.

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Dragon's Breath in Japantown

Nihonmachi Street Fair

August 3-4, 2024

The Nihonmachi Street Fair in San Francisco is a vibrant celebration of Japanese American culture, drawing visitors from all walks of life to experience its colorful festivities. From traditional performances to modern expressions of art, the fair showcases the rich heritage and diversity of the Japanese American community. Held in the historic Japantown neighborhood nearby Kimpton Hotel Enso, the Nihonmachi Street Fair offers an array of tantalizing cuisine, unique crafts, and lively entertainment that captivates attendees of all ages. With its blend of tradition and innovation, the fair has become a beloved annual event, embodying the spirit of community and inclusivity in the heart of San Francisco.

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Outside Lands Music Festival

August 9-11, 2024

The Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco is a premier event that brings together music lovers from around the world for an unforgettable experience. Set in the stunning backdrop of Golden Gate Park, the festival boasts an impressive lineup of top-tier artists spanning various genres, from rock and indie to electronic and hip-hop. Beyond the music, attendees can indulge in a culinary adventure with the festival's renowned food and drink offerings, featuring top chefs and local vendors. With interactive art installations, eco-friendly initiatives, and a laid-back atmosphere, Outside Lands is more than just a music festival—it's a celebration of creativity, community, and the unique spirit of San Francisco.

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

October 4-6, 2024

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco is a cherished musical tradition, enchanting audiences with its eclectic lineup and free-spirited atmosphere. Nestled in the scenic confines of Golden Gate Park close to Kimpton Hotel Enso, this renowned festival offers a harmonious blend of bluegrass, folk, country, and Americana music, showcasing both seasoned legends and emerging talents on its diverse stages. With its inclusive vibe and sprawling greenery, the festival invites attendees to immerse themselves in the soulful rhythms and heartfelt lyrics that define the genre. From intimate acoustic sets to rousing mainstage performances, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival captivates music lovers of all persuasions, embodying the spirit of community and artistic expression.

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Baseball Fever Begins

March - October

The SF Giants season is an exciting time for baseball enthusiasts in San Francisco and beyond. As one of Major League Baseball's most storied franchises, the Giants consistently deliver thrilling games and unforgettable moments at Oracle ParkWhether it's witnessing the crack of the bat as a home run sails over the outfield fence or feeling the roar of the crowd as the Giants clinch a crucial victory, every game is filled with anticipation and excitement. With the iconic Bay Area backdrop and a passionate fan base, attending an SF Giants game is more than just a sporting event—it's a tradition that brings people together to celebrate the love of the game and the pride of their city.

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