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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.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom Festival San Francisco

April 13-14 & 20-21, 2024

The Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco is a spectacular celebration of Japanese culture and the beauty of spring. Held in Japantown only steps from Hotel Enso, this annual event features stunning displays of cherry blossoms in full bloom, creating a picturesque backdrop for the festivities. Attendees can immerse themselves in traditional music, dance, and martial arts performances, as well as indulge in delicious Japanese cuisine from local vendors. With cultural exhibitions, arts and crafts, and a lively parade showcasing vibrant floats and colorful costumes, the Cherry Blossom Festival offers a rich and immersive experience for all ages, celebrating the enduring friendship between Japan and the United States.

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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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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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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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