Get ready for one of the biggest anniversary celebrations of the year! The 50th San Francisco International Film Festival unspools April 26 - May 10, featuring more than 220 films and live events at venues throughout the city. With audiences totaling more than 80,000, and more than 100 participating filmmakers, this extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery is the longest-running film festival in the Western Hemisphere.
Now celebrating its 40th year, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is one of California's most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. This dazzling display draws more than 150,000 people to San Francisco's Japantown every year, to experience the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese-American community.
Explore, discover, and help shape the changing role of wilderness lands in the 21st century at the Redefining Wilderness Symposium, a free public event held April 5 and 6 at San Francisco State University.