6 Events in San Francisco to Attend this May

April 25, 2024

6 Events in San Francisco to Attend this May

6 Events in San Francisco to Attend this May

As spring blossoms into full swing, the San Francisco events calendar is coming alive, offering a myriad of events to delight. From vibrant markets to iconic festivals and cultural celebrations, here are six upcoming events in May you won't want to miss.


1. Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

When: Sunday, May 5 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: 37th Ave. and Ortega to Quintara, San Francisco

Kickstart your month with fresh produce, artisanal goods, and a vibrant community atmosphere at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile. Stroll through the stalls offering an array of locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and handmade crafts, while enjoying live music and delicious food trucks. Whether you're stocking up on groceries or simply soaking in the ambiance, this market is a must-visit destination. The good news here is this market runs weekly each Sunday so you will have plenty of opportunities to make this a staple, for purchasing your staples. 

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2. Mill Valley Music Festival

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 11th & 12th

Where: 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Experience the magic of music nestled in the scenic beauty of Mill Valley at the Mill Valley Music Festival. Over two days, immerse yourself in a lineup of talented artists spanning various genres, from indie rock to folk and blues. With breathtaking views as your backdrop, this festival promises a weekend of unforgettable performances and community camaraderie.

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3. The Exploratorium’s Free Admission Day for Mother’s Day 2024

When: Sunday, May 12

Where: 698 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111

Treat your mom to a day of exploration and discovery at The Exploratorium's Free Admission Day in honor of Mother's Day. Delve into interactive exhibits, awe-inspiring demonstrations, and hands-on activities that will captivate both young and old. Celebrate the wonder of science and create cherished memories with your loved ones at this iconic San Francisco institution.

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4. Sundown Cinema

When: Friday, May 17

Where: Dolores Park - Selena (sing-along)

Grab your blankets and picnic baskets for an enchanting evening under the stars at Sundown Cinema in Dolores Park. Join fellow movie enthusiasts for a special sing-along screening of the beloved film "Selena," honoring the legacy of the Queen of Tejano music. Sing your heart out to iconic songs and bask in the magic of community cinema in one of San Francisco's most iconic parks. The event runs monthly, so keep an eye on the calendar for the movie and location that works for you. Remember, it’s San Francisco evenings so dress accordingly.

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5. 111th Annual Bay to Breakers

When: Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: From Howard & Main to the Great Highway

Embrace the spirit of San Francisco's quintessential race, the 111th Annual Bay to Breakers. Lace up your running shoes or don your most creative costume and join thousands of participants as they traverse the city's iconic course, spanning from downtown to Ocean Beach. Whether you're racing for glory or simply soaking in the spectacle, this historic event promises fun and excitement for all. If running is not your thing there are plenty of locations to watch and support the runners as they make their way through town.

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6. Candlelight Spring: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

When: May 28, 2024 | 7:00 PM

Where: St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, 94118

Indulge in an evening of musical enchantment with "Candlelight Spring: A Tribute to Taylor Swift" at the stunning St. Ignatius Church. Let the mesmerizing melodies of Taylor Swift's greatest hits, performed by talented musicians, sweep you away in a candlelit ambiance. Whether you're a die-hard Swiftie or simply appreciate beautiful music, this tribute concert promises an unforgettable experience.

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Mark your calendars and take advantage of the vibrant culture and diverse offerings of San Francisco this May. From lively markets to iconic festivals and musical tributes, there's something for everyone to enjoy in the City by the Bay.

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