The Cow Palace is a 62-acre event facility with multiple buildings comprising over 250,000 square feet of highly flexible event space. The Cow Palace Event Center has hosted thousands of events including both professional and amateur sports, headliner rock concerts, seasonal festivals, trade shows, and corporate parties. Multiple configurations are possible from wide open floors to arena seating for over 16,000 spectators. Conveniently located in Daly City, CA, with plentiful parking, it is easily accessed via public or private transportation and is less than 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco and SFO airport.
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Below are just a few of the wonderful events hosted annually at the Cow Palace!


AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported annual event, co-produced by and benefiting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Los Angeles LGBT Center. The event raises awareness about the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and funds services such as HIV testing, prevention, care, and much more.

In 2019, AIDS/Lifecycle raised over $16 million! Since 1993, when the Ride began as a for-profit event called “California AIDS Ride”, participants have raised more than $200 million and completed more than 42,000 journeys on bikes from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

High Times Cannabis Cup

The HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup returned to San Francisco on June 22nd & 23rd, 2019 for a very special celebration. Featuring favorite Artists, best Friends and everyone's favorite plant. The Cup will crown the Best Buds in the Region and bring attendees a party like no other. Great tunes, 100+ exhibitors, educational seminars, high fashion and food.


Grand National Livestock, Horse Show & Rodeo ~ 73rd Anniversary

This year the Cow Palace celebrates the 73rd anniversary of the Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo! As the world changes, this event remains a pillar of western tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has never been more important for residents of California to know the narrative of agriculture; it remains a significant piece of Californian's Story. California‘s farmers and ranchers continue to perform admirably in their essential job of feeding people. Here at the Grand National, participants and exhibitors from all over the west come together to share their passion for agriculture.

The Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party

Discover Victorian London at Christmas-time - magically brought to life inside the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls! Enter the 3 acres of winding lanes and immerse yourself in a world of music halls, theatres, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops overflowing with hand-made holiday treasures. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Discover holiday revelry in this lamp-lit city brimming with over 800 lively and colorful characters from the imagination of Charles Dickens, the pages of history, and the sometimes saucy world of the Victorian stage.

JAMZ Slam City Cheer & Dance Championships

JAMZ “Slam City” cheer and dance championships competition at the historic Cow Palace is an annual favorite for Youth and All-Stars alike. JAMZ is much more than cheer and dance; it's a whole lifestyle focused on family, team building, strength and support. JAMZ is family!

Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show

The Golden Gate Kennel Club Show ranks as one of the most prestigious in the nation. With a history dating back over 100 years, the event is one of the three remaining benched dog events in the country, providing a great opportunity for all ages to meet the dogs themselves and learn about hundreds of amazing breeds, with prizes for Best in Show each day.

Highlights include over 175 breeds, show dog trials, fly ball demos, and the All Breed Fashion Show, where owners style their dog and walk the runway, with judging based on originality, high style, humorous and breed heritage.

Reptilian Nation Expo

Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and supplies are coming to the Cow Palace!!! A wide variety vendors! Venomous snakes - and exotic animal shows, as well as educational presentations. Reptilian Nation Expo is great for learning about a new species or finding your next pet - along with the equipment needed to keep them healthy!