Opening Day San Francisco Giants 2008 Baseball Season (vs. San Diego).
AT&T Park, 972-2000
Grand National Rodeo, Horse & Stock Show. Bull and bronc riding, a horse show, a stock show, a western art and wine show, and new this year, a full carnival. Cow Palace, 404-4111
Macy’s Annual Flower Show. Includes floral arranging, cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, entertainment, and a sea of flowers. Macy’s West, Union Square, 393-3724
41st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival & Parade. Performances, crafts, food, martial arts exhibitions. Japantown, 563-2313
April 24May 8
51st Annual San Francisco International Film Festival Castro Theatre and other venues, 561-5000, 931-FILM
New Living Expo Speakers and exhibitors share natural health products, holistic body therapies. Concourse Exhibition Center, 382-8300
SF Decorator Showcase The West Coast’s premiere design showcase, featuring the work of California’s top interior and exterior designers. 447-5830
25th Annual International Beer Festival Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion, 421-TIXS
Opening Day on the Bay Kick off the sailing season on the San Francisco Bay with the annual boat parade. 331-0702
18th Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show 2,000 Ultra cool antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic machines on display.
Half Moon Bay, (650) 726-2328
ING Bay to Breakers The wildest, largest and one of the oldest footraces in the world spans from downtown San Francisco near the bay to the breakers of the Pacific Ocean. The race features some of the world’s top elite runners, recreational racers as well as outrageous costumes.
The Embarcadero to the Great Highway, 359-2800
Carnaval 2008 San Francisco’s version of Mardi Gras.
Harrison St., between 16th and 22nd Sts., 920-0125
May 3-June 1
Union Street Arts Festival Over 200 arts and crafts vendors, specialty food, live music from two stages, large family area with children’s activities.
Union Street, Gough to Steiner, (800) 310-6563
Accenture Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon Race features a 1.5 mile swim through the frigid waters from Alcatraz Island to shore! Viewing from the Marina Green.
Haight Ashbury Street Fair Haight Street from Shrader to Masonic.
San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Castro Theatre, 703-8650
North Beach Festival sponsored by Precious Cheese. San Francisco’s oldest street fair features arts and crafts, live entertainment. Washington Square Park, 989-2220
June 15-Aug 24
Stern Grove Midsummer Music Festival Free Sunday concerts in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Stern Grove (19th Ave and Sloat Blvd), 252-6252
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Parade Parade from the Embarcadero to the Civic Center on June 29 at 10:30 am, 864-FREE
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