A Lunar New Year begins at NEMA and beyond this February and is packed with things to do. Grammy-winning performances to a Grand Parade and 5k’s to wine tasting, the City is the place to be. Here are a few of the many must attend events to get on your social calendar this month:

SF Beer Week on February 1-10 features more than 30 San Francisco Brewers Guild members, plus dozens more Northern California craft breweries.

Kick off the Chinese New Year with a Mini-Procession & Ribbon Cutting on February 2 from 10am – 11am, giving a taste of what the larger Lunar New Year parade will bring.

Celebrate National Tater Tot Day! at SoMa StrEat Food Park on February 2.

Buy fresh flowers, plants, candies, and fruits at the Flower Market Fair on February 2-3 with over 120 booths and concessions.

The San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K on February 3 both begin in Golden Gate Park, but the half marathon continues south to the zoo with ocean views.

11th Annual SF Beer Week (February 5-9). The Market will be doing four main events for SF Beer Week:

Tuesday, February 5th from 5-8pm (Fort Point Special Release Pours on Draft)

Thursday, February 7th from 5-8pm (Laughing Monk Brewing Special Release Pours on Draft)

Friday, February 8th from 5-8pm (Ghost Town Brewing Special Release Pours on Draft)

Saturday, February 9th from 5-8pm (Boulevard Brewing Special Release Pours on Draft)

Valentine’s Day Pop Up at The Market from February 9-14. Lady M Cakes from New York will be setting up shop to be able to offer online pickups of pre-ordered cakes from February 9th – 14th.

Indulge in Milk Tea, Sichuan Food, Takoyaki and other Asian food and snacks at the 2019 Chinese Food Festival on February 8.

Hear Grammy-winning violinist Gil Shaham and the San Francisco Symphony perform works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Mackey at Davies Symphony Hall on February 8.

Raise a glass to Anchor Brewing’s 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands at SoMa StrEat Food Park on February 9.

The Chinese New Year Basketball Jamboree will kick off the Year of the Pig with many exciting basketball games on February 9 from 10am – 4pm.

One of the biggest San Francisco events in February is the Broadway hit, Hamilton. February 12.

With 7,000 entries, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting on February 16 is billed as the largest competition of U.S. wines in the world.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the SF Symphony at this vibrant event that draws upon Asian traditions, past and present on February 16.

The new Miss Chinatown USA Pageant Queen and her Court will become goodwill ambassadors for the Chinese community throughout the new year on February 16.

Roll in the Year of the Pig with dancing, art-making and storytelling at the Asian Art Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration on February 17.

A black tie Miss Chinatown Coronation Ball on February 22 promises to be a highlight of the Lunar New Year festivities.

The Chinese New Year Grand Parade will take place on February 23 from 5:15pm-8pm. The Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the grandest night illuminated Parades in the country.

Take in traditional dancing, drumming, acrobats, Chinese calligraphy, fortune telling, and lion dancing at the Community Street Fair on February 23 and February 24.

Wear cocktail attire to The Speakeasy, a 1920s watering hole with multiple rooms of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans, and barflies – all behind a secret door. The Vaudeville cabaret runs through March 29.

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Image credit : https://sfbeerweek.org/ Tasting Glasses by Suni Sudhi