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The Cow Palace and its multiple buildings offer over 250,000 square feet that groups can configure as open floors, arena seating for over 16,000 spectators, and anything in between.


Located in Daly City, the plentiful parking, ease of public and private transportation, and proximity to San Francisco and the SFO airport make the Cow Palace a great central location for any event. For complete booking information visit the official Cow Palace website Renting the Cow Palace.

Below are just a few of the wonderful annual events 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 its beginning in 1993 as the California AIDS Ride, participants have raised more than $200 million and completed more than 42,000 rides from San Francisco to Los Angeles.


High Times Cannabis Cup

The High Times Cannabis Cup features favorite artists, best friends, and a well-known plant. The Cup crowns the Best Buds in the Region and brings attendees a party like no other. Great tunes, 100+ exhibitors, educational seminars, high fashion, and food.


Grand National Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo

The Cow Palace has celebrated the Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo for over 70 years! As the world changes, the Cow Palace brings participants and exhibitors from all over the West to share their passion for agriculture. This event remains a pillar of the western tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has never been more important for residents of California to know the narrative of agriculture--a significant piece of Californian's Story.


The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party

Discover Victorian London at Christmas-time--magically brought to life inside the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls! Three acres of winding lanes immerse you in a world of music halls, theaters, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops that overflow with handmade holiday treasures. With the aroma of roasted chestnuts in the air, this lamp-lit city brims with holiday revelry 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. Much more than cheer and dance, IAMZ is a whole lifestyle that focuses on family, team building, strength and support. JAMZ is family!


Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show

The Golden Gate Kennel Club Show is one of the most prestigious in the nation. Dating back over 100 years, the event is one of the three remaining benched dog events in the country. The Show provides all ages a great opportunity to meet the dogs and learn about hundreds of amazing breeds.

Highlights include over 175 breeds, show dog trials, fly ball demos, and the All Breed Fashion Show, where owners style their dogs. Judging considers originality, high style, humor and breed heritage.

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Reptilian Nation Expo

Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and supplies visit the Cow Palace every year. The variety of vendors, venomous snakes, exotic animal shows, and educational presentations make Reptilian Nation Expo great for learning about new species or finding a pet. (You can also find the equipment you'll need to keep them healthy!)

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