The City By the Bay is eclectic, to say the least and is home and host to a vast array of individuality. This is a guide to San Francisoc that takes you off the beaten tourist path. The collections here showcase recommended public events of a more alternative nature than most. Remember to always dress for weather a bit cooler than you expect, and wear fabulous but comfortable shoes!


  • City By The Bay - San Francisco Travel Guide - this is a topical month-by-month guide to events and festival
  • DeYoung Museum - this newly remodeled museum offerings a spectacular new tower view of San Francisco and an Andy Goldsworthy original commision in the foyer. Also pictures of the Conservatory of Flowers and the Rose Garden.
  • Japanese Tea Garden - This wonderful tea garden resides in Golden Gate Park and features installations and elements that go back to the last 1800s. Plus, bits of the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" were filmed here.


  • Panthea Con - held annually over President's Day weekend in San Jose, this gathering is the largest all pagan convention on the West Coast.


  • Saint Stupid's Parade - held annually on April 1st at noon, this parade groups up down at the Embarcadero and maches around the Financial District - this gallery shows pictures from the 2002 - 2005 stagings of the parade.
  • Easter Indulgence in the Park - Highlights from Easter Sunday in Dolores Park with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.





Lord of the Rings-theme Picnic and Lembas Bake-Off - one of those unique fandom moments, from Stern Grove, 2002

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