The rest of the nation is in a deep freeze, but it’s pretty nice here in San Francisco. Warm enough to get out and enjoy all the great festivals and events in San Francisco this February. From the Chinese Flower Fair to the Electronic Game Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in San Francisco.

Events in San Francisco this February

National Tater Tot Day!
When: February 2nd, 2019
Where: SoMa StrEat Food Park
428 11thStreet
San Francisco, CA

Rock out with your tots out at SoMa StrEat Food Park’s 4th annual National Tater Tot Day potato party on February 2nd! Savor tater specials from 10+ vendors ready to pile mountains of toppling tots. Will yours be sauced, smothered, cheesed, or spiced? It’s hard to go wrong with these golden nugs of carby goodness!

Flower Market Fair
When: February 2ndand 3rd, 2019
Where: Grand Avenue from Clay to Broadway
Pacific, Jackson and Washington between Stockton and Kearny
San Francisco, CA

The Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair is held on the weekend before Chinese New Year Day. The Flower Fair is the place to come to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candies and brand new supplies for the home to begin the new lunar year. Delight in performances of traditional Chinese magicians, acrobats, folk dancers and opera as you take in the beautiful fragrances of spring. You will find over 120 booths and concessions making this a shopper’s paradise.

San Francisco Half Marathon
When: February 3rd, 2019
Where: Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon® is a runners’ favorite for its scenery and value. A fast and certified course through San Francisco’s scenic Golden Gate Park, the race has been selected as Road Race of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America several times.

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

This year, in addition to the Half Marathon and 5K, there is a new 10K option.

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

Son Jarocho Festival
When: Now through February 4th, 2019
Where: Brava Theater Center
2781 24thStreet
San Francisco, CA

Caña Dulce y Caña Brava from Veracruz, Mexico, Entre Mujeres from Los Angeles, and the Bay Area’s own DiaPa’Son.

Explore the folkloric music style of Veracruz during a week-long festival of live music, community fandango, workshops with master artists, and youth activities when Brava presents the 6th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival.

All Festival events take place at Brava Theater Center, with the exception of the Tuesday, January 30 workshop which will happen at SoleSpace in Oakland.

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art
When: February 7 – 10, 2019
Where: Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA

THE SAN FRANCISCO TRIBAL & TEXTILE ART SHOW is the leading art fair devoted to the arts of tribal cultures in the United States. Crafted to meet the needs of tribal art collectors and enthusiasts, THE SAN FRANCISCO TRIBAL & TEXTILE ART SHOW presents a comprehensive selection of national and international galleries representing the arts of Asian, Oceanic, African, Native American and Latin American indigenous peoples.

The 70 participating galleries have been carefully vetted by a team of experts to ensure quality and have earned a reputation for exhibiting rare and unique pieces within the field.

The 52ndCalifornia Book Fair
When: February 8-10, 2019
Where: Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA

Recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world, this three-day event features the collections and rare treasures of nearly 200 booksellers from over 20 countries, including manuscripts, modern first editions, children’s books, maps and autographs, as well as antiquarian books on a wide range of topics.

San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival
When: February 8-10, 2019
Where: Mare Island
Vallejo, CA

Join us for our 24th annual celebration of the migration through San Francisco Bay of more than 1 million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, hawks and other wildlife at the peak of migration. February 8-10, 2019

Tulip Mania
When: February 9-18, 2019
Where: Pier 39
San Francisco, CA

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival, Tulipmania, returns from February 9 – 18 with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites!  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.  The tulips typically begin blooming in early February and will last through mid-March (weather dependent).  Check back for more information.

Aphrodisiacs of the Tropics
When: February 14th, 2019
Where: San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
100 JF Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA

Steam up your Valentine’s Day with a trip to the rainforest at the one and only Conservatory of 🌺. Grab your friends or bring your other half and indulge your senses through sensually-inspired experiences taking place throughout the Conservatory galleries, featuring mesmerizing live tunes and delectable treats and libations.

Commonly considered aphrodisiacs from the Conservatory’s permanent tropical collection will be highlighted on a special self-guided tour, while roaming docents will go into exuberant detail on plant reproduction with a focus on the sex lives of orchids, and botanical ❤️ stories centered on vanilla.

Public Wine Tasting
When: February 16th, 2019
Where: Festival Pavilion
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA

With more than 6,800 entries, this event is The Largest Competition of Northern American Wines. On the day of the grand tasting, thousands of wine lovers experience award-winning wines paired with delicious food, while top professional wine judges have the challenging task of selecting the finest wines from a crowded field of varietals in many categories; last pour at 3:30 p.m.

Taste wonderful vintages, learn more about wine and fine food, and enjoy fellowship and celebration on beautiful San Francisco Bay. Raise glasses and cheers to vintners and congratulate the winners in person.

Winter Play: San Francisco Game Expo
When: February 21, 2019
Where: San Francisco, CA

Over fifty game developers will be showing off their latest games one-on-one to a crowd of 500 people. For developers, this is a great opportunity to show off their games (finished or unfinished) and get direct feedback from players. For everyone else, it’s a unique opportunity to try out the biggest collection of games made in and around SF all in one place. Each game gets its own booth as players meet the developers and try out their games. Throw pizza into the mix and you get Playcrafting’s biggest event!

Pacific Orchid Exposition
When: February 21-24, 2019
Where: County Fair Building
9thAvenue at Lincoln Way
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Orchid Society’s ‘Orchids of the Enchanted Forest’ brings a new and exciting vision to the mystical world of orchids for the 67th annual Pacific Orchid Exposition. More than 150,000 gorgeous, unusual and rare orchids will be on display and for sale at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park from February 21-24, 2019, presented by the finest local and international vendors. 3 days of fun and adventure for the entire family with daily demonstrations on how to successfully grow orchids in the Bay Area, hard to find supplies, companion plants, and a new feature that kids will just love, Orchid-gami!

Chinese New Year Parade
When: February 23rd, 2019
Where: 2ndand Market Streets ending at Kearny Street and Columbus Avenue
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.