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Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival – September 14-15, 2013

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is excited to invite you to the 18th annual, two-day chocolate celebration that has transformed into a true San Francisco staple. Over 30 vendors generously donate sample-sized portions of their products to help raise money for Project Open Hand, a fundraising organization that provides “meals with love” to people living with serious illnesses and to seniors in San Francisco and Alameda County.

With such a significantly historical part of our heritage beautifully located in the heart of San Francisco’s waterfront, it makes perfect sense to throw a chocolate festival where it all began. Festival goers have the chance to experience the latest chocolate trends all while surrounding themselves in the rich history of America’s longest operating chocolate company. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival started in 1996, and has been a hit every year since. Due to the overwhelming success, the festival has extend down to Beach Street and not only occupies the Plaza in the Square, but a full San Francisco block.

September 14th and 15th, 2013
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Advance online tickets: $20 for 15 sample tickets
At the door: $25 for 15 sample tickets
General events are at no charge

For more information go to www.ghirardelli.com/chocolatefestival/

Uncorked! – May 18, 2013

On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Ghirardelli Square will host the Eighth Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival. Partnering with local non-profit organizations, Uncorked! is a public event which provides a delicious opportunity to taste, educate, learn and experience wine from throughout internationally acclaimed Northern California. Last year’s event, the 7th Annual Uncorked! Festival drew nearly 8,000 attendees.

Cooking demonstrations by renown Bay Area chefs, seminars, musical entertainment and food and wine purveyances will take place throughout the courtyards of Ghirardelli Square as well as extend onto the adjacent Beach Street. Tasting tickets for Uncorked! are $50.00 and include a souvenir wine glass and unlimited tastings to satisfy your Bacchanalian desires. There is no admission fee to enter the event. Revel and sip while learning wine basics, pairings and profiles.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM PST
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Tasting tickets: $50.00
Event entry: free

For more information go to www.ghirardellisq.com/events/uncorked-wine-festival/