The rain and fog have finally passed through the Bay Area, and the sun is making what seems like the most epic comeback of all time. It’s high-time we crawl out of hibernation and have some fun in the sun this weekend.
But, for now… ? I can see clearly now, the rain is gone… ?
This weekend is filled with various festivities all over the city like the 2017 SF Beer Week Gala, the Southwest Chinese New Years Parade, and Giants Fan Fest! Valentine’s is landing on a Tuesday this year, so celebrate early this weekend, or start planning your special day with our Valentine’s Day in San Francisco For Dummies guide.
Whatever you do, get out the house this weekend and enjoy the outdoors while you can, because like the Terminator, the rain will be back!
Friday, February 10th
BEER WEEK IS HERE → Northern California’s most anticipated annual gathering of craft breweries is finally here! This Friday at Pier 48, the SF Beer Week Opening Gala marks the beginning of an epic nine days of various beer events taking place around the Bay Area, including beer tap takeovers, dinners, tastings, educational classes, and so much more.
SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2017 | Pier 48, San Francisco, CA | Friday: 6:00PM–10:30PM | Tickets: www.eventbrite.com
IT’S LIT → This Friday night, world renown DJ/producer, Borgeous will be manning the DJ booth at Temple SF night club. With a list of top Billboard hits and an innate talent to get the party jumping, you won’t want to miss out on this fun filled night. This event is sure to sell out, so buy your tickets now!
TempleSF |540 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA | Friday: 10:00PM–3:00AM | Tickets: www.eventbrite.com
Saturday, February 11th
HAPPY YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER → With over 100 units of exciting performances and demonstrations, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade has been named one of the best parades in the world. Join in on the festivities with hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors, and prepare to be entertained. Be sure to check Snapchat along the parade route between 5:00 and 8:00PM for our special 49 Miles CNY geo-filter!
2017 Chinese New Year Festival & Parade | Parade Route: San Francisco, CA | Saturday: 5:15PM–8:00PM | Admission: FREE
GO DOWN TO CHINATOWN → Taking place this weekend is the Chinatown Community Street Fair. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture, participate in the various cultural arts and enjoy special performances from acrobatic shows to lion dancing.
Chinatown Community Street Fair | Chinatown, San Francisco, CA | Saturday: 10:00AM–4:30PM | Admission: FREE
FAN-TASTIC → This weekend marks the 24th annual Giants fan fest. Head on down to AT&T Park for your chance to meet players, view World Series Trophies, and purchase single day tickets starting out at $9 each.
2017 Giants Fan Fest | AT&T Park: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA | Saturday: 10:00AM–3:00PM | Admission: FREE
YAN-CAN-COOK! → Join master chef Martin Yan this Saturday at Macy’s and enjoy delicious samples and demos of traditional Chinese cuisine. You can also win a chance to personally meet Chef Yan when you spend $35+ in Macy’s Home Department the day of!
Meet Chef Martin Yan| Macy’s Union Square: 170 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA | Saturday: 2:00–3:00PM | Admission: FREE
Sunday, February 12th
MEMBER FOR A DAY → Are you a member of a local museum? Bay Area cultural institutions have partnered up to offer reciprocal membership to their members on Sunday, February 12th. Participating institutions are: Asian Art Museum, University of California – Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, Museum of the African Diaspora, Oakland Museum of California, SFMOMA, University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, Walt Disney Family Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts .
Member for a Day | Participating Museums | Sunday: 11:00AM | Admission: FREE
SALE→ TOMS is hosting a warehouse sale at the San Mateo County Events Center where you’ll be able to grab shoes, bags, and eyewear 50-70% off retail prices. Don’t miss out on these great prices!
TOMS Warehouse Sale | San Mateo County Events Center: 1346 Saratoga Drive EXPO Hall, San Mateo CA | Sunday: 9:00AM–7:00PM | Admission: Free