San Francisco International Film Festival; April: North America’s most venerable film festival screens more than 150 films each year. It runs across two weeks and draws more than 100 filmmakers as well as large, celeb-dotted audiences.
Carnaval; May: This colourful celebration of Caribbean culture tops the list of fun annual San Francisco activities. Chow down on tasty street food as you watch scantily clad dancers and decorative floats parading through the city.
Outside Lands; August: Forget the beach – this giant music festival provides the perfect answer to what to do in San Francisco in August. Past headliners include The Killers, Metallica and Arctic Monkeys.