Fillmore JazzFest performance by Times Four

Fillmore JazzFest

San Francisco Events

San Francisco Events listed below are held in the city, unless indicated otherwise.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations
Oakland honors the great civil rights leader; rally, march, and candle light vigil;


Black History Month
Various events celebrating Black history and culture held throughout San Francisco;

San Francisco Independent Film Festival
San Francisco;

Chinese New Year Festival
Annual San Francisco event attracting thousands of spectators; huge parade down Market Street is the event highlight and other events in Chinatown;


San Francisco Jazz Spring Season
Series of concerts, films and family matinees featuring jazz legends and the rising stars they have influenced; performers include Branford Marsalis Quartet, Shirley Horn, and Ahmad Jamal; various San Francisco locations;


San Francisco International Film Festival
More than 100 films and videos from 30 countries will be showcased during this annual festival; Spike Lee makes frequent appearances; San Francisco;


San Francisco’s version of Mardi Gras; featuring exotic carnival dancers with a mixture of Latino, jazz, samba, Caribbean, and more; Harrison Street between 16th and 22nd Streets, San Francisco;


Celebration of the African American culture;

San Francisco Black Film Festival
Celebration of African American cinema and the African Cultural Diaspora; films include features, shorts, narratives, and documentaries; San Francisco;

Ethnic Dance Festival
Three weekends of performances showcasing the best of world dance and music representing cultures from around the world; Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco;

Stern Grove Music Festival
Free series of concerts featuring R&B, jazz and world music; Stern Grove, San Francisco;


Fillmore Street Festival
Featuring three stages of jazz performances, over 300 artists booths, and international food courts; Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Streets; San Francisco;

North Beach Jazz Festival
Annual festival featuring local and national artists with an emphasis on Latin Jazz and New Orleans Jazz; North Beach, San Francisco;


Afro Solo Festival
Celebrate the African American experience through solo performances ranging theater, dance, music, poetry and spoken word; San Francisco;


San Francisco Blues Festival
One of the oldest blues festivals in America, Fort Mason, San Francisco;


San Francisco Jazz Festival
One of San Francisco’s largest musical festivals featuring local, national and international jazz artists performing in various locations; San Francisco;


Holiday Harmony Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Pier 39, San Francisco;


Black Nativity
Annual production of Langston Hughes musical; Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, San Francisco;

Annual holiday production; African American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco;

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African American culture at various venues around the San Francisco Bay;


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