Ah February, that cold and dreary month filled with chocolate. If you’re looking for events in San Francisco this February to do with your Valentine or solo you’ll be sure to find something. From the Chinese New Year Celebration to the Pole Dancing competition, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check out these fun events taking place in this beautiful city this month.

Events in San Francisco this February

San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print and Paper Fair
When: February 2-3, 2018
Where: South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S Airport Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair®  is an international event, with exhibitors and buyers from around the globe.  It’s been a fixture the Bay book scene for three decades.   A registered trademark was assigned to the name in 2016.
Antiques, Vintage, 20th Century, Pop Culture, Art, Antiquarian Books, Prints, Ephemera… all events have one thing in common.  They bring together exhibitors to present to you, the buyer, the very best in what you collect.  You deserve nothing less.

2018 PSO Golden Gate Pole Championships
When: February 3-4, 2018
Where: Skyline College
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA

This is the event you’ve been waiting for – the 2018 PSO Golden Gate Pole Championships. This is an inclusive competition feature all ages, sizes, genders etc. Come watch amazing acrobatics and beautiful pole dancing.

San Francisco Half Marathon and 5k
When: February 4th, 2018
Where: Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon certified course has been selected as Road Race of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America.

The 5K is a fast, downhill 3.1 mile course certified by USA Track & Field.

After the race, follow the runners and walkers into the post-race area for free massages and other offerings.

Register today!

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K is an avid supporter of the San Francisco Bay Area community.

Each year, proceeds from the race benefit four local non-profits.

San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art
When: February 9-11, 2018
Where: Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA

The already established and treasured show, now in its 34th year, is the premiere show of its kind in the United States attracting renowned exhibitors from all around the globe. More than 70 exhibitors will showcase the arts of tribal cultures and indigenous peoples of the Americas, Asia, Oceania, Australia, Polynesia, the Middle East and Africa. The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show displays museum-quality objects and artifacts in visually striking settings perfect for browsing by tribal art collectors, first-time guests and art enthusiasts. This show presents the rare opportunity to find that unique object that you can bring home and enjoy.

Valentine Haunt
When: February 9, 10, 14, 2018
Where: Bayfair Center
15555 E 14th Street
San Leandro, CA

The Bay Area’s Famous Haunted House has gotten a Valentine makeover. You get one dim flashlight (or artificial candle) to navigate this extraordinary, pitch-black Valentine haunted house.

When: February 10-18, 2018
Where: Pier 39
San Francisco, CA

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival, Tulipmania, returns from February 10 – 18 with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania.  Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts. Self-guided tours can also be taken any time during Tulipmania.  Check back for the 2018 Self-Guided Tour.  The tulips typically begin blooming in early February and will last through mid-March (weather dependent).

Cupid’s Undie Run
When: February 17th, 2018
Where: Pedro’s Cantina
120 King Street
San Francisco, CA

This February, be part of something great. Cupid’s Undie Run is a “brief” fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party. That’s right: party, run (a mile-ish, at your own pace), party – all to find a cure to Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children born. We encourage undies, but we get that it’s not for everyone, maybe costumes are more your style? So whether you start a team with your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research!

Pacific Orchid Exposition
When: February 23rd, 2018
Where: Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

This year’s Exposition will take place from Friday, February 23th, through Sunday, February 25th, 2018 in the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

There will also be an opening Gala Preview Night celebration held on Thursday, February 22nd beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The theme for the 2018 Exposition is “Curiouser and Curiouser, Orchids in Wonderland.” The theme plays off the story of “Alice in Wonderland,” and the Mad Hatter Tea Party will be the theme for the Gala.

Chinese New Year Festival and Parade
When: February 24th, 2018
Where: Through Chinatown
San Francisco, CA

Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by International Festivals & Events Association, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in North America and the biggest parade celebrating the lunar new year outside of Asia. Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Since 1958, the parade has been under the direction of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Over 100 units will participate in the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people who come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers, and of course the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court. A crowd favorite is the spectacular 268′ Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung”). It takes a team of over 180 men and women from the martial arts group, White Crane, to carry the Golden Dragon through the streets of San Francisco.