Culture & Travel

24 May 2021

Resembling Istanbul with its crowd, slopes, bridge, and trams, San Francisco is one of the world’s most beautiful and sophisticated cities with its unique culture and fun adventures. The city is built on a peninsula and is surrounded by the sea on three sides. Silicon Valley, which is considered the center of the technology world, is also located in the territory of this city. San Francisco, one of the most important states of America, is known for its spots such as Alcatraz Island, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Golden Gate Bridge.

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With its rich cultural diversity and modern structure, the city offers visitors many spots to visit. One of the most popular places in town is Fisherman’s Wharf. Alcatraz Prison, located on Alcatraz Island, where the country’s most notorious criminals are sent, is one of the most popular spots in the city. San Francisco is a point of interest for its mountainous areas, Victorian architecture, summer mists, and cultural diversity. Jazz and blues are very popular in the city, which also offers a lot for nightlife.

Located on the west coast of California, this city is famous for its magnificent climate and fascinating scenery, as well as the festivals it organizes throughout the year.

The following are the most beautiful festivals held in San Francisco during the year...

Cherry Blossom Festival

Officially known as the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival (NCCBF), this spring celebration takes place every April in San Francisco’s Japantown area. This festival is one of the biggest celebrations of Japanese traditions in California. As the festival spans over two weeks, it also hosts various entertainment, workshops, and events. The parade from City Hall to Japantown takes place on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore. The Cherry Blossom Festival features an arts and crafts field of Japanese and Asian-inspired works by independent artists. The event is generally free of charge.

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Bay to Breakers

Bay to Breakers is a running race festival held in San Francisco on the third Sunday of May. Organized since 1912, the festival has become one of the symbols of San Francisco. This festival is attended by thousands of people every year, and it resembles a big party rather than a running race.

San Jose Jazz Festival

San Jose Jazz Festival is one of the largest festivals in San Francisco, performing in a wide variety of jazz genres, including contemporary and Latin jazz, R&B, blues, and funk.

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Outside Lands Festival

Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco is considered the most exciting event people plan months in advance. There are many music festivals taking place in San Francisco throughout the year. The most iconic of these is the Outside Lands Festival. As one of San Francisco’s biggest festivals,it is also one of the largest music festivals in the country. The festival takes place for three days in Golden Gate Park, filled with thousands of music lovers.

San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade

It is a sign of equality and the pride San Francisco has for its diverse LGBTQ community and the “San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade” that really makes San Francisco and its people come alive.

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San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival is an event where nearly 200 films from more than 50 countries are organized each spring. The two-week festival highlights current trends in international film and video production, emphasizing work that has not yet been delivered in the US.

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival

The Fillmore Jazz Festival in July is held to ensure the best representation of jazz. Music lovers can listen to the sound of the San Francisco Opera at The Park at the end of the summer. There is no entrance fee for the festival held on Fillmore Street.

St. Patrick’s Day

For over 150 years, San Francisco has hosted the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival every March, making it the most prominent event celebrating Irish history and culture on the west coast. The event features a large parade with more than 100 buoys and Irish dancers and bands from 2nd Avenue to the Civic Center Plaza.

 

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San Francisco International Hip-Hop Dance Festival

The San Francisco International Hip-Hop Dance Festival is an annual hip-hop dance and music event. Professional dance groups worldwide participate in the festival, which is held in an environment where there is no competition, and they perform spectacular performances.