Apr 18, 2024 - Things to Do

SF weekend events: Cherry Blossom Festival, 420 comedy

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San Francisco Taiko Dojo performs at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco in 2015. Photo: Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Shake it off, the workweek is over. We've got your weekly digest for things to do on your days off.

  • Here are a few on our radar.


ğŸŽ¤ Check out a special cannabis lounge takeover at the 420 Comedy Festival, 21+ only.

  • 8pm on Friday and Saturday at Moe Greens. Requires minimum purchase of $7.

💃 Take an introductory class to learn Hawaiian hula or Tahitian dance at the Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance.

  • 7pm at 1800 Dwight Way No. 4 in Berkeley. Free. Registration required.


⛵️ Pay homage to National Safe Boating Week by sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on the Bay with the Treasure Island Sailing Center. Activities are family friendly.

  • 10am-3pm at 698 California Ave., Building 112 in San Francisco. RSVP required.

🦁 Participate in EarthFest at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, where you can hear about its conservation projects and network of sustainability partners.

  • 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $19-$31, free for children under 2.

ğŸžï¸ Take advantage of Free National Parks Day, which allows free entry all day to national parks and monuments like Muir Woods and Yosemite.


🌸 Cheer people on at the Cherry Blossom Festival parade, which will feature a procession of taiko drummers, dancers and decorative floats to celebrate the Bay Area's Japanese community.

  • Kicks off at 1pm at the Civic Center Plaza and ends in Japantown. Free.

ğŸŒŽ Learn about environmental and social issues — and how you can help — at San Francisco's annual Earth Day celebration.

  • 11am-7pm at The New Farm. Free.

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