The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some amazing annual events, big music festivals, historic music venues, Michelin Star restaurants, fun bars, crazy nightclubs and more. Tourists travel to the area to take advantage of the large number of things to do, see the famous landmarks and learn about the history of the area. While the Bay Area is popular for vacationing tourists, it also brings a lot of business travelers due to the tech industry and the large concentration of companies in the Silicon Valley. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you will want to make the most of your time and check out the best events and attractions in the city. 

Popular San Francisco events include concerts, music festivals, wine events, theatrical performances, nightclub events, pub crawls and more. There are a lot of great events throughout the year, so you will have a lot to choose from if you are looking for things to do in San Francisco. 

The live music scene in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and other parts of the area with a great combination of huge acts, up-and-coming bands, DJs and local musical artists taking the stage at venues like Shoreline Amphitheater, The Independent, The Warfield, Chase Center, Fox Theater Oakland and more. With the large number of music venues in the area, you can always find something great to see, whether you are into indie rock, EDM, hip-hop, country or any other genre. 

San Francisco also has a lot of Wine Festivals, since it is so close to Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. You can get a chance to try a number of varietals from small family vineyards and award winning wines from some of the top wineries in Wine Country. Other popular events include music festivals like BottleRock Napa & Outside Lands, Pub Crawls like Crawloween and the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, off-Broadway theatrical performances like Hamilton & The Book of Mormon and more!

Since some of the events can be a little pricey, it may be difficult to do everything you want to do. If you are on a budget, but still want to take advantage of all the fun activities in San Francisco, then check out the best discounted upcoming events in San Francisco. With everything from concerts to comedy shows, you can find a lot of amazing events without breaking the bank. 


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