San Francisco's Top 100 Events 2016

The list of the meetings, parties, and industry gatherings that make the most impact in the Bay Area year after year.

By Robyn Hagan Cain June 21, 2016, 3:00 AM EDT

The Bay Area has a reputation for outstanding food and wine—and now basketball, thanks to the Golden State Warriors—but the region’s talents extend well beyond restaurants and championship rings. Between top-dollar fund-raisers (such as the $13 million Tipping Point Community’s gala), renowned film and music festivals (the Stern Grove and SF Jazz Fest), and breathtaking foot races (Big Sur Marathon and Bay to Breakers), locals across the board clearly know how to host standout events.

BizBash set out to identify the best of the best. The selections include the world’s most popular tech conference, the longest-running foot race, and the most joyful parade outside of Disneyland.To choose and rank the annual events on this list, BizBash considers several factors, including economic impact, buzz, innovation, and an event's prominence within the communities it intends to serve.

Art & Design Events

Technology Industry Events

Food, Wine & Restaurant Industry Events


Parades, Holiday Events & Fairs

Music Events

Sports Events

Film & Media Events

Trade Shows & Conventions

Fashion Industry Events

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