April

Enjoy the best San Francisco events, festivals, and things to do in April 2016 with this calendar of events.

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<—-March Events || May Events—->

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  • All Month: Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Golden Gate Park, Castro, Chinatown, Excelsior, City Hall, Fisherman’s Wharf, & More (more info)
  • April 30-May 30: SF Decorator Showcase | Dozens Of Top Local Interior & Landscape Designers (more info)
  • April 30-May 1: Renegade Craft Fair @ Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center | Indie Crafts, Artisan Food, Workshops (more info)
  • April 30-May 1: Livermore – Livermore Downtown Street Fest | Family-Friendly, Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Beer & Wine Tastings, Kids’ Zone (more info)
  • April 30: Berkeley – Spring Plant Sale @ UC Botanical Garden | Drought-Resistant, Native Plants, Exotic & Unusual, Advice & Guidance, Silent Auction, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • April 30: The Capitol Steps @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 3&7:30PM (more info)
  • April 30: Paint Wars @ Stonestown Galleria | Color War w/ Free T-Shirts & Paint Balls, Optional Fitness Challenge (more info)
  • April 29-May 1: San Mateo – New Living Expo @ San Mateo Event Center | Lectures On Health & Spirituality, Vendors With Green & Holistic Goods & Services (more info)
  • April 29: San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club @ Zeitgeist | Free, 7-10PM, Last Fridays (more info)
  • April 29: SF Critical Mass @ Pee Wee Herman Plaza | Bicycle Ride, 5:30PM, Free, Last Fridays (more info)
  • April 29: Berkeley – Interfaith Labyrinth Walk @ Grace North Church | Free, Live Music, 6-10PM, Last Fridays (more info)
  • April 27-May 1: Art Market SF @ Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion | Contemporary & Modern Art From 70+ Galleries (more info)
  • April 27: The Johnny Clegg Band With Jesse Clegg @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 7:30PM (more info)
  • April 24: Opening Day On The Bay @ Crissy Field To Pier 39 | Official Start Of Boating Season, Blessing Of The Fleet, Colorful 100+ Boat Parade (more info)
  • April 24: Glen Park Festival Along Diamond Street | Live Entertainment, Kids’ Activities, Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink, Raffle Prizes (more info)
  • April 24: Petaluma – Spring Antique Faire @ Downtown Petaluma | 160+ Vintage Goods & Antique Dealers (more info)
  • April 23: Earth Day SF Street Fest @ 24th Street (Mission To Bryant) | Live Music, Keynote Speakers, Food Vendors, Kids’ Activities, Combined With The Cesar Chavez Holiday (more info)
  • April 23: Cesar Chavez Holiday | Parade From Dolores Park To 24th Street, Free, Fair With Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink, Starting At 11AM (more info)
  • April 23: Cheech & Chong @ The Warfield | Comedy Legends Are Back, Counterculture Satire, Musical Parodies, Hemp Humor (more info)
  • April 23: Write Of Way Literary Festival @ SF Art Institute | Readings, Performances, Panel Discussions, Bazaar, 25+ Bay Area Independent Literary Orgs, Free, 2-10PM (more info)
  • April 23: San Jose – FroYo 5/10K @ Arena Green East | Run/Walk w/ Free Cup Of Frozen Yogurt Afterward (more info)
  • April 23: Marin County – Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration @ Stinson Beach | Beach Clean Up, Beach Activities, Live Music, Dancers, 11AM-3PM (more info)
  • April 23: Petaluma – Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival | Family-Friendly, Noon Parade, Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Food & Beer Garden (more info)
  • April 23: Midnight Mystery Ride SF Chapter | Free, Group Bike Ride Every Third Saturday (more info)
  • April 22-May 1: Bay Area Dance Week | 600+ Free Performances, Classes, & Workshops, 100+ Forms Of Dance (more info)
  • April 22-24: Marin County – Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival @ Point Reyes National Seashore | Spring Bird Migration, 50+ Field Events & Indoor Activities (more info)
  • April 22: Bay Area Dance Week Kickoff @ Union Square | Group Dance, Noon-1PM (more info)
  • April 22: Nellie McKay @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 8PM (more info)
  • April 22: Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music @ Alley Cat Books | $5, 7-9PM, Cheap Beer (more info)
  • April 21-May 5: SF International Film Festival | Film Screenings, 150 Films From 50 Countries, Parties, Panel Discussions, Classes (more info)
  • April 21: Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena | Free, Downtown Art Walk (more info)
  • April 21: Oakland – Slow Ride Sessions @ The Crucible | Free Yoga Class, Tour, Slow Ride To Bars, Third Thursdays, 6:30-9:30PM (more info)
  • April 21: Oakland – Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Free, Art Walk, Third Thursdays, 6-9PM (more info)
  • April 21: YCBA: YCBA: Converge Monthly Art Gathering | Free, Music, Art, Performances, Cocktails, Part of Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena (more info)
  • April 21: Oakland – The Smart Culture Show @ 3rd St. Warehouse | Free Admission & Pizza, Third Thursdays (more info)
  • April 20: San Francisco / Bay Area 420 Events, Parties, Festivals, & More 
  • April 16-24: Free Entrance Days @ Muir Woods National Monument & SF Maritime National Historical Park (more info)
  • April 16-17: Cherry Blossom Festival @ Japantown | Celebration Of Japanese Culture, 200,000+ Attendees, Free, Live Music, Dance, Food & Drink (more info)
  • April 16-17: Sebastopol – Apple Blossom Festival & Parade | Live Music, Family-Friendly Activities, Food & Drink (more info)
  • April 16: Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam – Grand Slam Finals @ Davies Symphony Hall | Original Performances By Youths 13-19 (more info)
  • April 15-17: Stockton – San Joaquin Asparagus Festival @ San Joaquin County Fairgrounds | Family-Friendly Food Festival, Live Entertainment, Asparagus-Themed Food Dishes (more info)
  • April 15: The Swingles @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 8PM (more info)
  • April 15: San JoseSan Jose Bike Party | Free, Group Bike Ride, 8PM, Third Fridays (more info)
  • April 14-20: Green Film Festival | Environmental Film Screenings, Guest Speakers, Discussions (more info)
  • April 14: Makana @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 7:30PM (more info)
  • April 14: Free Movie Night @ Orinda Theatre | 7PM, Second Thursday (more info)
  • April 12: Free Second Tuesday Admission To SF Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park (more info)
  • April 9-10: Cherry Blossom Festival @ Japantown | Celebration Of Japanese Culture, 200,000+ Attendees, Free, Live Music, Dance, Food & Drink (more info)
  • April 9: Pop-Up BubblyFest @ San Francisco Wine School | Unlimited Tastings Of Wine & Champagne, Hors d’Oeuvres (more info)
  • April 9: Santa Rosa – Battle Of The Brews @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds | Craft Brew Competition, Premier Micro-Breweries, Sandwiches By Local Chefs (more info)
  • April 9: Saturday Night Action Club | Creative Team Play, Discover Cool Bars & Local History, Prizes, 21+, Second Saturdays (more info)
  • April 9: Mountain Lake Science Saturdays | Educational Science Discussions, 2-3PM, Second Saturdays (more info)
  • April 9: Oakland – Jack of All Trades Market @Jack London Square | Free, Second Saturdays, 11AM-5PM (more info)
  • April 9: Oakland – Golden Gate Second Saturdays | Free, Community Event (more info)
  • April 9: Campbell – Second Saturdays @ Downtown Campbell | Free, 2-6PM (more info)
  • April 8-10: West Portal Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fair between 15th & Ulloa | 30+ Celebrated Artists, Unique & Original Pieces, Paintings, Photography, Jewelry, Ceramics & More, 10AM-5PM (more info)
  • April 8-10: Alameda – RoboGames @ Alameda County Fairgrounds | Watch Robots Battle Each Other & Show Off Their Skills (more info)
  • April 8: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 8PM (more info)
  • April 8: East Bay Bike Party | Free, Second Fridays (more info)
  • April 8: Oakland & Alameda – Art Walk (AKA Estuary Art Attack) | Free, Second Fridays, 6-9PM (more info)
  • April 8: San Rafael – Art Walk @ Downtown San Rafael | Free, Second Fridays, 5-8PM (more info)
  • April 8: Vallejo – Art Walk @ Downtown Arts District | Free, Second Fridays (more info)
  • April 7-10: Disposable Film Festival @ Castro Theatre | Screening Films Made On Mobile Devices Like Phones, Point & Shoot Cameras, Webcams, etc. (more info)
  • April 7: Free First Thursday Admission | The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum (more info)
  • April 7: New Filmmakers Open Screening @ Artists’ Television Access, Mission | Free, 8PM, First Thursdays (more info)
  • April 7: First Thursday Lower Polk / Tenderloin Art Walk (more info)
  • April 7: Burlingame – Free First Thursdays @ Museum of Pez Memorabilia (more info)
  • April 6: Free First Wednesday Admission @ GLBT History Museum in Castro District (more info)
  • April 6: Berkeley – Free First Wednesday @ UC Berkeley Botanical Garden | 9AM-5PM, First Wednesdays (more info)
  • April 5-10: Bouquets Of Art @ de Young Museum | Floral Art & Arrangements, Lectures, Luncheons, Demonstrations (more info)
  • April 5: First Tuesday Free Admission To Conservatory of Flowers (more info)
  • April 5: First Tuesday Free Admission To San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum (more info) 
  • April 5: First Tuesday Free Admission @ de Young Museum (more info)
  • April 5: First Tuesday Free Admission To Legion Of Honor Museum (more info)
  • April 5: Free First Tuesday Admission To Museum of Craft and Design (more info)
  • April 4: Monday Makeout @ Makeout Room | Creative Jazz & Improvised Music, First Mondays (more info)
  • April 3: Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon | Run Across Golden Gate Bridge, Stunning Route Through Bay Area (more info)
  • April 3: Free First Sundays @ The Asian Art Museum (more info) 
  • April 3: Oakland – Free First Sundays @ Oakland Museum of CA (more info)
  • April 3: Rebellion Storytelling @ United Irish Cultural Center | 1916 Easter Rising In Oral Histories, Free, 2-4PM (more info)
  • April 2-3: Vallejo – NorCal Gold & Treasure Show @ Solano County Fairgrounds | Gold Panning, Metal Detecting, Seminars, Vendors, Family-Friendly (more info)
  • April 2: Flying Tomato Festival @ Stonestown Galleria | Tomato Throwing Fight, Live Music, Dance Party, Kids’ Activities (more info)
  • April 2: Fremont – Tartan Day Scottish Fair @ Ardenwood Historic Farm | Celebrate Scotland w/ Music, Dancing, Bagpipes, Food & Drink, Historical Reenactments, Kids’ Area (more info)
  • April 2: Oakland – The O’Jays @ Paramount Theatre | Legendary R&B Group, 7:30PM (more info)
  • April 2: Santa Clara – Monster Energy Supercross @ Levi’s Stadium | Supercross FIM Championship (more info)
  • April 2: Sacramento – Northern California Moustache & Beard Competition @ California State Railroad Museum | 15 Categories Of Facial Hair Competition, 5:30-10PM (more info)
  • April 2: Danville – Weiner Dog Easter Egg Hunt @ Oak Hill Park | Doxies Dressed Like Bunnies, Eggs Filled With Treats, Free, 10AM (more info)
  • April 2: Cars & Coffee @ Cafe SpA Cars & Coffee SF | Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup, Free, First Saturdays, 8-11AM (more info)
  • April 2: Prince & MJ Experience @ Madrone Art Bar | Hits, Album Cuts, & B-Sides, 8PM-2AM, First Saturdays (more info)
  • April 2: Sausalito – Open House & Storytelling @ Nike Missile Site | Free, 12:30-3:30PM, First Saturdays (more info)
  • April 2: Oakland – The Art Murmur Saturday Stroll | Free, 1-5PM (more info)
  • April 1-17: Berekely – The Addams Family Musical @ Julia Morgan Theater | (more info)
  • April 1-3: Food & Farm Film Festival @ Roxie Theater | Food Pairings From Local Chefs, Film Screenings (more info)
  • April 1-2: SF Vintner’s Market @ City View At Metreon | Fine Wine Tastings, 100+ Vintners, 6-9:30PM (more info)
  • April 1-2: USF Human Rights Film Festival @ USF Presentation Theater | Films That Promote Social Justice (more info)
  • April 1: St. Stupid’s Day Parade @ Justin Herman/Embarcadero Plaza | Free, Irreverent Parade, Costumes, Noon (more info)
  • April 1: North Beach First Fridays | Free, Art Galleries, Local Artists, Music & Drinks, 6-9PM (more info)
  • April 1: Oakland – First Friday Follies @ Stork Club | Free, Burlesque & Caberet Performances (more info)
  • April 1: Oakland – Great Wall Of Oakland @ 400 Grand Avenue | Outdoor Digital Art & Film, First Fridays, 7-11PM (more info)
  • April 1: Oakland – First Friday Shorts @ The New Parkway | Film Screenings, 6-8PM (more info)
  • April 1: Oakland – Temescal First Fridays @ Temescal Square | Free, Art Galleries, Shopping, Food & Drink, Live Entertainment, 6-9PM (more info)
  • April 1: Santa Cruz – Free First Fridays @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (more info)
  • April 1: Oakland – First Fridays Festival On Telegraph Ave | Free, Art, Music, Food & Drink (more info)
  • April 1: Oakland – The Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk | Free, 40+ Galleries, 6-9PM (more info)
  • April 1: San Francisco Bike Party | Free, First Fridays (more info)
  • April 1: First Friday @ Il Pirata | Free, Comedy Show, DJ Dance Party (more info)
  • April 1: Redwood City – Free First Fridays @ San Mateo County History Museum (more info)
  • April 1: San Jose – South First Fridays Art Walk (more info)  
  • March 30-April 3: Spring Book Sale @ Fort Mason Festival Pavilion | 250,000+ Used Books, DVDs, & CDs From SF Public Library (more info)
  • March 20-April 3: Macy’s Flower Show @ Macy’s In Union Square | Fresh Local & International Flowers, Beautiful Arrangements (more info)
  • March 4-April 3: Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Music, Literature, Dance, & Storytelling Events At Various Venues (more info)

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San Francisco Weekly Events:

  • Wednesdays: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ Market @ Geary at St. Joseph’s Street | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: VA San Francisco Farmers’ Market @ Veterans Drive | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM
  • Wednesdays: Mission Bay Farmers’ Market at UCSF | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: UCSF Parnassus Farmers’ Market @ 505 Parnassus Ave | Year-Round, 10AM-3PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)
  • Thursdays: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)
  • Thursdays: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Berkeley – Bear Country Funk @ The Starry Plough | Live Soul, Hip Hop, & Latin Dance Party (more info)
  • Fridays: “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party @ Fort Mason | Free, 30+ Food Vendors, Cocktails, Wine & Beer, Live Music (more info)
  • Fridays: Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM, 6-9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Queer Fridays @ El Rio | Live Music Series, Free, 10PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies @ Skylark Bar | Free Burlesque & Variety Show, Drinks, Dancing, DJs (more info)
  • Fridays: Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Yoga In The Park @ Big Rec Baseball Field In Golden Gate Park | 11AM (mo
  • Sundays: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio @ Main Post Lawn | March 1-Nov 1, Great Views of the Bay, Food Carts, Drinks, Music (more info)
  • Sundays: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)

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