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San Francisco in June: A Vibrant Array of Cultural Festivities Await You!

June in San Francisco is buzzing with a variety of exciting events, showcasing the city's rich cultural diversity. From vibrant night markets to family-friendly Dragon Boat Festival activities and ceremonies honoring LGBTQ+ history, there's something for everyone. Let's explore these unmissable events together!


1. The Little Bookworm Chinese Library Dragon Boat Festival Event

To help the next generation born abroad connect with our cultural traditions, the Little Bookworm Chinese Library is hosting a Dragon Boat Festival event on June 8. The event features a rich program including free Dragon Boat storytime, egg balancing challenges, and dragon boat crafts. Additionally, there are two paid craft classes that require registration. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about and experience traditional culture.

  • Date: June 8

  • Location: 934 Santa Cruz Ave Suite A, Menlo Park, CA 94025

2. San Francisco Richmond District Night Market

The San Francisco Richmond District Night Market is an annual event held four times a year, showcasing the area's diverse cultures and unique charm. This night market, located between 22nd and 25th Avenues on Clement Street, is lined with various vendors selling delicious foods and handmade crafts. In addition to the food, there are many handicrafts and cultural items available for purchase, offering a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds.

  • Dates: June 8, July 20, August 17, September 21

  • Location: Between 22nd and 25th Avenues on Clement Street, San Francisco

3. Pink Triangle Ceremony

The Pink Triangle Ceremony is an annual event dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the history and resilience of San Francisco's LGBTQ+ community. This event honors those who have suffered persecution while celebrating cultural diversity and promoting love and inclusion. The ceremony has become an indispensable part of San Francisco's Pride Month, drawing numerous locals and visitors.

  • Time: Saturday, June 8, 2024, starting at 10:30 AM

  • Location: At the top of Twin Peaks

4. Juneteenth Parade and Celebration

San Francisco will grandly host the second annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebration on June 8, 2024. This event celebrates African American freedom, traditions, and achievements. The festivities include a parade and a carnival. The parade kicks off at 11 AM, featuring colorful floats, live music, and many special guests. At noon, the celebration will unfold at Fulton Plaza near City Hall, with exciting musical performances, food, drinks, and various games awaiting you.

  • Time: Saturday, June 8, 2024, 11:00 AM (parade start) and 12:00 PM (carnival start)

  • Location: Market Street & Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

5. West Coast Craft

At this two-day craft fair, visitors can admire and purchase a variety of exquisite handmade crafts, including ceramics, sculptures, fiber art, textiles, home goods, paper products, woodworking crafts, bath products, and body care items. This is a rare opportunity to closely appreciate and purchase unique handmade crafts from talented artisans of the West Coast. The event will also offer food services, and paid parking is available on-site. The exhibition area is on the ground floor and features accessible elevators for wheelchair users.

  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024, and Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 10 AM to 6 PM

  • Location: Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

  • Admission: Free and open to the public

June in San Francisco is a month filled with cultural feasts. From the Richmond District Night Market to the Pink Triangle Ceremony, from the Dragon Boat Festival activities to the Juneteenth celebration, each event showcases the unique charm of different communities. Whether you want to enjoy delicious food, learn about traditional culture, enjoy hand craft show, or support the LGBTQ+ community, you can find an event that suits you this month. Come and join these exciting activities and experience the vitality and diversity of San Francisco!


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