Festivals Blog

Soy & Tofu Festival – Discover the Joy of Soy!

Just up the street in North Beach, the Soy & Tofu Festival offers samples, food trucks and more. Celebrating their 7th annual year, the festivities kick off on Saturday, June 17th at 11:00am. Here is the link to buy tickets, https://soyandtofufest.org/  

San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Between April 29 and May 29, don’t miss the San Francisco Decorator. This showcase is regarded as the West Coast’s premier design showcase event, featuring the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers. All proceeds benefit the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program. Here is more information: http://decoratorshowcase.org/

St. Patrick’s Day Block Parties

Two of favorite gathering areas for St. Patricks day are surrounding the Royal Exchange in the Financial District and Taverna Aventine in North Beach.  Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/events/183616768679805/ Both within an easy walking distance or public transportation from Hotel Zephyr.  

Lighted Boat Parade

On December 16th, don’t miss the once a year event, the Lighted Boat Parade. If you’re staying with us, just pop up to the 2nd floor parking garage and enjoy a spectacular view. 6PM – 8PM [link to: http://www.visitfishermanswharf.com/events/lighted-boat-parade]

Have Yourself a Non-Laborious Labor Day

A plethora of activities are happening around the Bay this weekend, from the ever-popular and growing Sausalito Art Festival (a quick ferry ride from Hotel Zephyr) to the kickoff of Shakespeare in the Park. Visit our concierge while you’re here to see about even more activities around the Bay.

Salsa Festival on Fillmore

The sixth annual Salsa Festival on Fillmore includes dance lessons from 6:30 to 7 p.m. , dance performances and a dance party until 10 p.m. in the plaza at 1475 Fillmore St. on July 15-16, 2016. Entertainers scheduled for this dance party under the stars include Montuno Swing, Dos Four, DJ Carlitos Way and Salson.

Escape from Alcatraz!

We have a large contingent of the athletes and fans staying with us this weekend for the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon – we’re so excited to be a part of this event, celebrating its 35th year! Watching the triathletes jump into the freezing bay in this awesome video gets us every time. Good luck to…


Carnaval San Francisco is coming this weekend! The theme this year is “¡Viva La Madre Tierra!”, celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life giver and the sustainer of life; from her womb she gave origin to all the plants, animals, and people. The parade…

Bay to Breakers

Bay to Breakers is on the horizon this weekend! A quintessential San Francisco experience since 1912, 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 2016 edition will take place on Sunday, May 15 with a start time of 8:00 AM.