10,000 Tulips in Downtown SF, Russian American Celebration, and other SF Weekend Events

By: Lisa Librenjak

Although the rain postponed Caturday at Dolores Park, many other events going on in San Francisco still took place like the Annual Russian Festival, Tulip Day at UnionSquare, and more.

If no one texted you back this Saturday, don’t take it personally. People across the globe are taking the 24hr pledge to “unplug” from technology and encourage them to connect with others instead. If you were not able to unplug on Friday don’t let that stop you. Visit the website for more information.

Instead of scrolling through Instagram, have a bonfire with your friends at Ocean Beach because “no burn” season has ended. Fourteen bonfire pits are available and are located between stairwells 15 and 20. No reservations are needed unless you have a party over 25 and it will cost you $50. Check out the NPS site for more information.

This weekend also marked the 31st Annual Russian American Celebration at the Russian Center of San Francisco. San Franciscans were able to experience old Russian traditions while enjoying live music, food, dancing, and vodka tasting. Kids even had their own area and had the chance to get their hair braided.

If you’re into flowers, hopefully you didn’t miss the 100,000 tulips that covered Union Square on Saturday. In honor of American Tulip Day, visitors were able to pick their own bundle of tulips for free! Only if this was before Valentine’s Day, right? Last but not least, people lined up at the Conservatory of Flowers to experience a sound bath. Sounds strange, right? But it’s an environment created allowing people to unplug from the stress of everyday life in the city and dial into the vibration offline. The sound bath started on February 23rd and ended this Sunday.

If you missed these events and need something to do this weekend, stay tuned for “Off the Grid” Night at Fort Mason this Friday the 8th.