Hey, San Francisco! We don't know if you've looked at the calendar lately -- you may have been too busy soaking up that 87-degree sunshine in Dolores Park.

But we just did a double take at our schedule and there's no doubt about it: this might be our best week in history.


Allow us to count the ways. One of the biggest music festivals in Golden Gate Park; MLB playoffs and our team is in the postseason; Fleet Week; the city's biggest literary event; all-you-can-drink whiskey; America's Cup; a street fair; a parade--need we even go on?

"San Francisco was just named 'America's Best City' because of events like these," said Mayor Ed Lee in a statement. "Not only do they showcase the City to the world, but they bring jobs and a significant economic impact to our local economy."

Worried about getting around with the influx of tourists and activity? Check out SFMTA's map below to help you navigate the chaos:

weekend events

We can hardly keep track of the events ourselves, so what better way to get organized than with a handy slideshow? (We are The Huffington Post, after all.)

See what you're doing in the city this weekend:

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  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

    <a href="http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/">Hardly Strictly Bluegrass</a>, Friday-Sunday.

  • San Francisco Giants Playoffs

    Our boys in orange begin <a href="http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=sf#y=2012&m=10&calendar=DEFAULT">the postseason battle</a> this Saturday. Cain is pitching. We're camping at AT&T. Saturday and Sunday.

  • Castro Street Fair

    Music! Dancing! Drag queens! Barbecue and pie! It's the <a href="http://www.castrostreetfair.org/index.php">Castro Street Fair</a> and i<a href="http://www.castrostreetfair.org/about-us/history/">t's all for a great cause</a>. Sunday.

  • Litquake

    Check out live readings, parties, workshops and events at San Francisco's biggest literary festival. <a href="http://litquake.org/">October 5-13</a>.

  • America's Cup World Series

    <a href="http://www.americascup.com/en/events/ac-world-series-2012-2013/san-francisco-us-oct-02-oct-07">America's Cup</a> returns for the second leg of its San Francisco World Series. Tuesday-Sunday.

  • Jameson Whiskey Experience, Midleton, Cork, Ireland

    Seminars, food and 250 of the world's best whiskeys at the Marriott. God bless San Francisco. <a href="http://www.whiskyadvocate.com/whiskyfest.asp">Friday</a>.

  • Italian Heritage Parade

    The nation's oldest Italian heritage parade takes to the streets on Sunday. Mangia! <a href="http://www.sfcolumbusday.org/parade/index.html">Sunday</a>.

  • Fleet Week

    Gird your ears and direct your eyes to the bay and the sky -- it's <a href="http://www.fleetweek.us/">Fleet Week</a>! Thursday-Sunday.