444 Jessie St.
San Francisco, California

What exactly is Lebowski Fest?

Lebowski Fest is a bowling event celebrating all things relating to the Coen Brothers 1998 film, The Big Lebowski. It can be likened to a Star Trek convention in a very loose sense. The event takes place at a bowling alley and includes unlimited bowling, costume , trivia, farthest traveled, and bowling contests, prizes, and what-have-you. The friend of the Coen Brothers who inspired the main character played by Jeff Bridges, Jeff "The Dude" Dowd has been known to make an appearance and drink some White Russians. The 1st annual occurred in Fall of 2002 in Louisville, Kentucky and the 2nd annual took place in July 2003. We then headed way out west to Las Vegas for Lebowski Fest West in Feb., 2004 which featured an appearance by Jim Hoosier who played Liam (The Jesus's bowling partner). The 3rd Annual Lebowski Fest in June of 2004 brought over 4000 Achievers and included an outdoor concert with My Morning Jacket. Lebowski Fest New York was held in Aug. 2004. Lebowski Fest hit a milestone in LA when Jeff Bridges showed up with his band and played "The Man in Me!" He was wearing his jellies. Lebowski Fests have also been held in Austin, Texas. For a complete lists of Fests, click here.

Tickets will go on sale Fri., June 27th at 10am PST through TicketWeb.com!

Friday, Sept. 5th - Lebowski Fest San Francisco Opening Party and Movie Screening - Bands and guests TBA @ The Mezzanine - 444 Jessie Street @ Mint - Ages 21 and over.

Saturday, Sept. 6th - Lebowski Fest San Francisco Bowling Party - Bowling, costume, trivia and ther contests. @ Classic Bowling Center - 900 King Dr - Daly City - All Ages.

Official Website: http://lebowskifest.com/sf08.asp

Added by junesix on June 20, 2008



Our agents in the field report: Extra Action Marching Band will do it up Friday!


Anyone have an extra ticket?


Ditto... If anyone has extra Friday tickets, please ping me.