Jan-Feb, Chinese New Year Celebrations and the Golden Dragon Parade, Chinatown.
April, Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown, with a parade and fair.
Early June, Union Street Art Festival, local artists displaying their works with live music and a food market.
Last weekend of June, the San Francisco Pride in the Civic Center vicinity, with Pink Saturday, a street party and a wild parade, North America’s largest gay procession.
June-Aug, Stern Grove Festival, free outdoor concerts.
After Labour Day, Fringe Festival, a 10 day theatrical demonstration.
Last weekend in September, San Francisco Blues Festival, the world’s longest running festival of the kind.
Late September or early October, LovEvolution, the Nation’s biggest festival of electronic music.
Last Sunday of September, Folsom Street Fair, a wacky S & M fair.
Mid October, Columbus Day Parade, starts from Fisherman’s Wharf, through Columbus Avenue to North Beach, ending at Washington Square. The city’s oldest civic event.
31st of October, extravagant and spooky Halloween celebrations in The Castro.
For some dates see: English Speaking Festivals