Wondering what to do and where to go for free in San Francisco in February? Enjoy these February free events happening in San Francisco:
Tulipmania at Pier 39
February 9 – 18
Pier 39 / Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 39’s iconic tulips festival will take place this year between 9 and 18 February. More than 39.000 tulips will be in bloom starting February until late March, so come and enjoy the flower’s beauty. Daily at 10 a.m., there are free guided tours, departing from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza.
Chinese New Year Flower Fair
February 2 – 3
The Flower Fair takes place every year on the weekend before Chinese New Year. On Saturday, February 2, around 10 a.m. a parade will open the event, with performances of traditional Chinese magicians, acrobats, folk dancers, and opera. At the market, you can buy fresh flowers and plants, candies, fruits, and home supplies.
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Parade, a San Francisco tradition since the 1860s, is the biggest parade celebrating the new year outside of Asia and one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in North America. For more than 2 hours, the Chinatown’s streets will be filled with gorgeous floats, lions, elaborate costumes, firecrackers, and the spectacular Golden Dragon.
San Francisco Beer Week
February 1 – 10
Another traditional event for San Francisco, Beer Week will take place from 1 to 10 February, featuring more than 30 San Francisco Brewers Guild members, plus dozens more Northern California craft breweries.
Free Museum Admission Days
February, 5 – 7
On the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday in every month, you can visit most of the San Francisco museums for free. Here are some of them: de Young Museum (art Museum located in the Golden Gate Park), Conservatory of Flowers (with more than 1700 species of flowers and plants from all over the world), Contemporary Jewish Museum, Museum of Craft and Design, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
SF Giants Fan Fest
Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza
The yearly SF Giants Fan Fest will take place Saturday, 9th February, at Oracle Park. SF Giants fans will meet players, coaches, and other Giants VIPs for autographs, photo sessions, and live interviews.
Castro Art Walk
Every Thursday from 6 – 9pm, Castro’s local merchants host many art and cultural activities. The participant venues will extend their normal hours to host special events and share artwork with the neighborhood.