Spring Forward and Spring Into Action! San Francisco Events You Won’t Want To Miss!!

Daylight Savings Time March 9 2014

Daylight Savings Time begins March 9th 2014 so make sure you reset all of your clocks one hour ahead today!  I am never a fan of loosing an hour of sleep.  The good news is that Spring is here and San Francisco has plenty of fun outdoor activities for you to enjoy!

Here are 5 Fun Spring Events in San Francisco you won’t want to miss!

1. St. Patty’s Day Alley Party at Taverna Aventine (March 14, 2014 starting at 4:00pm)

St.Pattys Day Party in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

2. San Francisco St.Patty’s Day Parade (Saturday March 14th 11:30am-1:30pm) 

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The Parade will start at the corner of Market and Second Streets where over 100 colorful floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands will wind their way to Civic Center Plaza.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates and showcases the Irish community, Irish culture and character in all its forms. Featured groups from throughout the Bay Area’s Irish community including schools, youth organizations, labor unions, cultural groups, as well as the San Francisco Police and Fire, will proudly march up Market Street.

3. The Mr.Marina Competition (March 19, 2014  7:00pm) Regency Ballroom – 1300 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

MrMarina

If you have never been to the Mr.Marina Competition, you are missing out!  It is a great way to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and be entertained by guys living up to the stereotype of the metro man found in the Marina District!  Here is one of my favorite videos to give you an idea…

4. Bay to Breakers 2014 (May 18, 2014 )

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San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world, a staple to the City by the Bay since May 1912. With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. A quintessential San Francisco experience for 102 years, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay. The 2014 edition will take place on Sunday, May 18.

5. Carnaval Festival (May 24-25, 2014) Harrison St between 24th & 16th Street.

Parade is on Sunday March 25 at 9:30am

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Celebrate the 36th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a FREE 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. When:  May 24 and May 25th, 2014.  Where: Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets.  What: experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for the entire family to enjoy. Carnaval San Francisco is the largest multi-cultural celebration on the West Coast.

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