by Catherine Accardi   It's summer in the city and although two of San Francisco's Italian themed festivals have come and gone, there's still more serious festeggiare (celebrations) to come. On June 13th and 14th we enjoyed the 61st annual North Beach Festival in San Francisco's Little Italy. It's the oldest street fair in the nation wi...

The 147th Italian Heritage Parade entertained crowds on Sunday as it wound through the streets of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach. More than 90 units—the most ever—were featured as part of the city's oldest civic event, which was established in 1868.   Marching bands, floats, vintage cars, equestrians and more entertained an estimated 150,...

by Pam Bauserman   Restaurants decked out in checked-clothed tables offering plates of Italian fare, cafes, lively nightclubs and small boutiques featuring imported goods line the streets. This is the scene at San Francisco's Little Italy, the historic Italian neighborhood that is known worldwide for its Italian culture. Visitors and guests...

by Holly Erickson After last year's North Beach Christmas walk was rained out by the big storm and blackout of December 2014, North Beach Neighbors president Trish Herman and local merchants have decided to hedge their bets against another washout, especially given this winter's predicted El Niño rains. The result is the 2015 Festival of Light and...