San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Brava Theater Center
A four-day event featuring the best dance films from around the world — and San Francisco’s own backyard. From feature documentaries on choreographic luminaries to innovative experimental shorts, the festival offers something for dance aficionados and newcomers alike.
San Francisco Barbecue Festival
The Yard at Mission Rock
A celebration of the best Bay Area BBQ, this event includes local BBQ, a beer garden, music, games and the latest in BBQ tech all right in the backyard of AT&T Park.
San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
Fort Mason Center, 415-989-9019
The oldest continuously operating international antiques show on the West Coast. The show includes 60 distinguished antiques dealers from America and Europe selling a broad range of antique merchandise.
More than a dozen permanent as well as temporary eco-friendly light art installations transform San Francisco nights into a citywide gallery of light. Tours and events based on these public art installations invite visitors to “embrace the power of light.
Napa Valley Film Festival
Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga, 707-226-7500
This celebration of film, food and wine lights up the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga; features more than 125 new independent films and studio sneak previews screening in venues throughout four walkable villages.
NOVEMBER 10-13 (SAN FRANCISCO)
NOVEMBER 19 (PALO ALTO)
3RD I Film Festival South Asian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond
Castro and The New People Cinema, 415-835-4783
Committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film, from art-house classics to documentary films.
San Francisco Green Festival
Cow Palace, Geneva Avenue and Santos Street, 800-584-7336
This joint project of Green America and Global Exchange brings individuals, businesses and investors together to work cooperatively on positive social and economic solutions for communities and the environment. This is one of the largest and most authentic sustainability events in the world.
San Francisco International Automobile Show
Moscone Center, 415-331-4406
Featuring the world’s major manufacturers displaying their model cars, SUV’s, trucks and vans…almost 800 vehicles in all.
NOVEMBER 19-DECEMBER 18 (FIVE WEEKENDS INCLUDING FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING)
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
Cow Palace, 415-897-4555
The Dickens Christmas Fair revives the tradition of an old English Victorian Christmas with theaters, a music hall, dance parties, taverns, shops, stalls, food, street vendors and period costumes.
Turkey Trail Trot
Golden Gate Park
This invigorating fun run or walk has become a popular Thanksgiving Day tradition.