How to celebrate in San Francisco


If you’re alive, you can’t be bored in San Francisco.

If you’re not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life.

– William Saroyan

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I think 2 recent events in the City show that:

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First, Bay to Breakers: A race from the San Francisco Bay to Ocean Beach on the other side of the City.  Early runners are followed by a hedonistic, costumed crowd turning the day into a big party.

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Residents along the route either watch the spectacle…

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…or take part by dancing on their roofs!

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A lot of thought goes into costumes…

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… and by the end of the day everyone is generally exhausted but happy.

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The second festival was Carnaval in the Mission this weekend. This multicultural celebration showcases the latin-american roots of many Mission residents with food, fair rides…

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…vendors selling Mexican Lucha Libre Wrestling Masks…

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…and  of course a big, colorful parade…

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with, amongst others, performers on stilts.

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What can I say – the Mission is a great place to be in San Francisco.

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