Black History Month is a time to remember those who fight adversity and make a difference – past, present and future. Big and small, iconic or fameless, the individual impacts of change-makers culminated to a society that embraces equality and strives to keep moving forward. Take part in Black History Month in San Francisco with the events below!

 

Attend the 2nd Annual Black History Month Parade

Monday, February 18, 9 am to 2 pm

Third Street to the Bayview Opera House

Free

Started right here in the Bayview, the Annual Black History Month Parade is an opportunity to gather with neighbors and commemorate African American luminaries, both locally and nationwide, who have made a lasting contribution. The parade, hosted by Creating Conscious Minds, Bayview YMCA and other community-based organization, will showcase students within the community, as well as local talent.

 

Take a Tour of the Bayview Opera House

Daily during operating hours, call for details

4705 Third Street, San Francisco

Free

The Bayview Opera House welcomes visitors to tour its building, originally constructed in 1888. The Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre (BVOH) is one of oldest cultural buildings in San Francisco. In 1990, it became the city’s official Cultural Center, providing diverse and high-quality arts education, cultural programs and community events.

 

Attend Events at any Branch of the San Francisco Library

Dates throughout the month

San Francisco public library system

Free

Every branch of the city library will highlight black history and culture with special music, dance, crafts and storytelling events. Their program, “More than a Month” features film screenings and literary events for adults, interactive events for teens and hands-on activities for all ages.

 

Eat Dinner at Sam Jordan’s Bar and Grill

Open daily

4004 Third Street, San Francisco

Menu prices – Yelp

This Bayview/Hunters Point legend (and official historical landmark) is the oldest African American Bar in San Francisco. In 1959, businessman, community leader and former professional boxer Sam Jordan opened the bar. Today, his children continue the legacy in the family owned and operated business. Try the southern style dishes and feel the unique vibe and soul of the community.

 

Black History Month celebrates the past and stirs an emotion toward the future. Join the experience at one of the cultural happenings listed above. We’ve listed just a few of the Bayview-specific events, but SF Travel highlights more throughout San Francisco here.