Say bye to winter and hello to our good ol’ friend spring time! If you’re asking yourself what you could do to usher in the spring in San Francisco,we have you covered. We put together a list of the top 5 must-do spring time activities. Get your calendars out and save some dates.
March 25-April 17
Annie Leibovitz “Women: New Portraits”
Crissy Field, 649 Old Mason St.
A free exhibition of newly commissioned photographs by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz (think “Vanity Fair” when you see her name), will be on view March 25-April 17, 2016 at Crissy Field, 649 Old Mason St. As part of a 10-city global tour commissioned by UBS, the new portraits feature women of achievement including artists, musicians, CEOs, politicians, writers and philanthropists. The show will evolve over the coming year as Leibovitz photographs women in each of the host cities and regions.
Food & Farm Film Fest
A film festival focused on food also includes a few tasty bits from local chefs who create pairings for each day’s films. Festival proceeds support Cooking Matters, a San Francisco-based nonprofit offering nutrition and cooking classes in low-income communities.
APRIL 21-MAY 5
San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF)
Castro Theater and Sundance Cinemas Kabuki Theatres, 415-561-5000
The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation. Last year’s festival featured 263 screenings of 158 films from 51 countries.
Cinco de Mayo
Dolores Park, Dolores Street between 18th and 20th Streets
www.mncsf.org and www.sfcincodemayo.com
Bring a picnic basket and enjoy music, kid’s activities, entertainment, food, arts and crafts all day. Family-friendly, alcohol free.
Bay to Breakers
The Embarcadero to the Great Hwy., 415-231-3130
Since 1912, tens of thousands of people have gathered in San Francisco to see the world’s largest footrace unfold as more than 70,000 costume-clad runners and walkers make their way from San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from the Embarcadero, to the Great Highway where the breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach.
San Francisco International Beer Festival
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
Sample more than 300 incredible beers from some of the best craft brewers in the world as well as a variety of offerings from some of San Francisco’s best restaurants. Must be 21 or over to enter.
As a friendly reminder, daylight saving time begins on March 13th, so don’t forget to push those clocks one hour forward!
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