Your Full San Francisco Avenue Honest and Pageant Information For 2019 – SFist


Now that it is Could, it formally road honest and pageant season in SF. And provided that this can be a metropolis the place ingesting is just about required if it is gentle out and it is a day that begins with “S,” it’s best to know the upcoming honest and occasion schedule that’s now upon us, and extends via October.

Issues kicked off final Sunday with the 20th annual How Bizarre Avenue Faire, which is all the time one of many smaller and kookier of our metropolis’s road events. And now you’ll be able to anticipate finding one thing huge occurring someplace within the metropolis nearly each weekend via the autumn, with the everyday lull round Labor Day in honor of the Burning Man/end-of-summer exodus.

Under, an entire San Franciscan’s information to spring, summer time, and Indian summer time, together with a couple of notable gadgets in East and North Bay.

MAY 2019

Could 11 – Artwork & Wine Pageant
This fest in Oakland’s Jack London Sq. gives tastings from over 20 NorCal wineries, in addition to stay music, artwork, and different distributors. Proceeds profit the Oakland Montclair Lions Membership. Midday to five p.m., $40, tickets right here.

Could 11 – Taiwanese American Cultural Pageant
Union Sq. performs host to this 27th annual occasion that includes Taiwanese cultural immersion, conventional Taiwanese music, dance, meals and extra. 10 a.m. to four p.m., free

Could 11 & 12 – Alameda Spring Pageant
It is a Bay Space Mom’s Day custom to move over to Alameda and see what it appears to be like like after they shut down a significant road and paint all the youngsters’s faces shiny colours. Park and Central Streets, 10 a.m. to six p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, free.


Could 19 – Bay to Breakers
Straight Satisfaction, as we prefer to name it at SFist, occurs usually on a reasonably sunny day, although not all the time, and for individuals who do not truly run for sport it includes getting hammered at 7 a.m., walk-jogging via SoMa and Hayes Valley, barely making it over Hayes Hill, peeing in doorways, and collapsing someplace across the Panhandle — or possibly on Ocean Seaside. Alaska Airways is once more the principle sponsor, Alamo Sq. will as soon as once more be closed and fenced off, and as soon as once more there will likely be no floats or kegs on wagons allowed, regardless that for many years that was normal process. Additionally “no alcohol is allowed” on the race course, however the enforcement of that’s fairly lax! Begins at eight a.m. at Howard and Important Avenue, free

Could 2four – 26 – BottleRock
Napa Valley’s little music fest has grown fairly huge nevertheless it hasn’t but offered out, with huge headliners that embrace Think about Dragons, Neil Younger, Mumford & Sons, and Pharell Williams. There’s additionally a culinary stage that includes Padma Lakshmi, Trisha Yearwood, and Antoni from Queer Eye And, after all, there’s a number of wine. One-day GA tickets are nonetheless out there. 575 third Avenue, Napa, $159


Could 25 & 26 – Carnaval
Celebrating SF’s nice variety, this crazily numerous Mission neighborhood fest brings collectively Mexican Aztec performers, Brazilian-style samba colleges with as much as 300 dancing members, Caribbean dancers from throughout, African drummers, Polynesian dancers, Japanese drummers, and every kind of different dance and celebratory traditions from Central and South America. It is unfold over two days and the Sunday parade shuts down a lot of the Mission whereas it is occurring. Harrison Avenue is the middle of the remainder of the fest with a number of music levels and extra. Saturday and Sunday, parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on the 26th, free

JUNE 2019

June 1-2Union Avenue Fair
The annual booze-fest generally known as the Union Avenue Honest is the Marina’s likelihood to wander out and in of home events and bars collectively, although the official occasion additionally features a vogue present, stay bands, artwork and craft distributors, craft beer and wine tasting pavilions, and plenty extra. Union Avenue is closed down from Gough to Fillmore, and that is the place for Cow Hole and Marina bros and gals to indicate off their summer time appears to be like and interact of their standard mating rituals, which normally finish at Bar None. 10 a.m. to five p.m., free

June 9 – Haight Ashbury Avenue Honest
The Higher Haight’s personal road honest comes per week after Union Avenue’s, and it tends to be a extra household affair with an emphasis on old-school hippie costumery — and this would be the 42nd annual version. Higher Haight Avenue, 11 a.m. to five:30 p.m., free

June 9 and ongoing – Sunday Streets
As soon as a month all through the summer time, Sunday Streets shuts down a significant SF thoroughfare and lets everyone stroll, rollerblade, and bike on via, with the addition of music, distributors and stuff — like a miniature road honest. This one in June is a giant one, and it takes place on the Nice Freeway between Sloat Blvd and Lincoln Means, Lincoln Strategy to MLK Drive, MLK drive to Bernice Rodgers Means, Bernice Rodgers Strategy to JFK Dr, and JFK Dr between Bernice Rodgers Means and Transverse Dr. 11 a.m. to four p.m., free

June 15 – Steampunk Masquerade
It is the fifth annual version of this steampunk-themed music and artwork pageant, beneath a giant prime close to the Alameda ferry terminus. It is a day and night of music headlined by a DJ set by Thievery Company’s Rob Garza, and it contains circus acts, burlesque, artwork automobiles, and extra. Children are welcome if accompanied by an grownup, and the enjoyable begins at four p.m. $20-$100, tickets right here

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June 15 – Phono Del Sol
SF’s mellowest music pageant, in Potrero del Sol Park over on the fringe of the Mission District, brings collectively meals vehicles, native music acts, and many lazy enjoyable. Admission is now free, and the just-announced lineup contains Porches, Chastity Belt, Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, and Boy Scouts. Midday to 7 p.m., free

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June 16 and Ongoing Via August 18 – Stern Grove Pageant
It is the 80th 12 months for this beloved summer time custom in San Francisco, and each Sunday for ten weeks there will likely be a distinct lineup of free stay music in Sigmund Stern Grove, beginning the final Sunday in June. This 12 months’s calendar contains returning artists Mavis Staples, Amadou and Mariam, and Quinn DeVeaux, in addition to Kool & the Gang, WAR, and Oakland’s personal Grammy-award winner Implausible Negrito. See the total schedule right here. Free

June 15 & 16 – North Seaside Pageant
Thought-about one of many nation’s unique out of doors festivals (in line with SF Station), the North Seaside Pageant will mark its 65th 12 months this 12 months, with beer and wine gardens, two efficiency levels, 20 connoisseur meals cubicles, and over 100 craft and vendor cubicles. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to six p.m., free

June 2030 – Frameline
The annual LGBT movie fest, Frameline, is the oldest and one of many greatest of its on this planet, and all the time coincides with Satisfaction month, culminating on Satisfaction weekend. We do not but have a pageant schedule, however we do know that in honor of the 50th anniversary of the demise of Judy Garland (which many say sparked the Stonewall Riots), there is a premiere of a brand new documentary titled Sid & Judy on June 26. A number of venues together with the Castro Theatre

Photograph: Annie Lesser/SFist

June 2123 – Clusterfest
This Comedy Central-curated comedy and music pageant is in its third 12 months, and can deliver tens of hundreds of individuals to SF’s Civic Middle to listen to the likes of Amy Poehler, John Mulaney, Issa Rae, Leslie Jones, Tig Notaro, and Patton Oswalt, in addition to musical acts The Roots, Huge Freedia, and Lady Discuss. One-day and three-day tickets are nonetheless out there for $109 and $260 respectively, with VIP optionally available.

IMG_9423.jpgFrom Dyke March 2016. Photograph: Caleb Pershan/SFist

June 29 & 30 – SF Satisfaction
Whereas the parade day on Sunday, and specifically the pageant grounds round Civic Middle, has lately been overtaken by straight teenagers and twentysomethings who all love a motive to put on rainbows and occasion outside, SF Satisfaction stays one of the crucial huge LGBTQ celebrations on this planet, with a parade that goes on for hours and which tends to incorporate enormous contingents from the Bay Space’s greatest firms. There are additionally throngs of vacationers, and a weekend chock-full of events for all kinds of queer and trans people — in addition to the Trans March on Friday, and the Dyke March on Saturday.

JULY 2019

July three via July 7 – Marin County Honest
Guess what else is Summer time of Love-themed? Sure, the Marin County Honest may even tackle some hippie apparel, with “tie-dye and macramé competitions, Flower Energy horticulture, Groovy/Psychedelic and Summary artwork and images, and each day 60s vogue parades.” UGH. Anyway, the live performance lineup this 12 months contains Ann Wilson of Coronary heart, the Commodores, the Fifth Dimension, and UB40 (!), and there is a lot extra to see and do over the lengthy vacation weekend. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, $12 admission for adults

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July four – Celebration on the Pier
We are saying it yearly, and yearly it involves cross that the fog obscures most fireworks viewing right here in SF. That’s until you hoof it all the way down to Pier 39 or someplace alongside the Embarcadero close to the place they’re truly being shot off. There will likely be (undoubtedly goofy) stay music all day at Pier 39 that day, although, and loads of delighted vacationers. Pier 39, fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

July 6 & 7 – Fillmore Jazz Pageant
Now in its 35th 12 months, the Fillmore Jazz Fest will this 12 months function Kim Nalley, Lavay Smith & The Crimson Scorching Skillet Lickers, and Terrie Odabi. Along with a number of efficiency levels, there are many meals and craft distributors too. Fillmore Avenue from Jackson to Eddy, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to six p.m., free.

Photograph: Burger Boogaloo

July 5-7 – Burger Boogaloo
Oakland’s personal storage rock pageant additionally occurs over the July four weekend in Mosswood Park. The three-day fest, now in its 10th 12 months, is being hosted by John Waters as soon as once more, and headliners embrace The Jesus & Mary Chain, Scientists, and Shannon & the Clams. Tickets right here. $10-$169

July 6 – 1four – Ethnic Dance Pageant
One of many lesser recognized however nonetheless common occasions within the annual Bay Space calendar is the Ethnic Dance Pageant organized by World Arts West. Performances this 12 months are occurring at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Corridor, and can embrace dance from Brazil, Central Europe, China, Congo, Cuba, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Tahiti, West Africa, and Zimbabwe. Extra information right here.

July 19Uncorked Wine Pageant
That is the 14th annual Uncorked pageant, celebrating 150 Northern California wines, this time at Fort Mason. Tickets for tastings are $65 to $80, relying in order for you early or basic admission. Fort Mason, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

July 27 & 28 – Berkeley Kite Pageant
Households and kite lovers will love this one, which occurs two days, all day, on the Berkeley Marina, 10 a.m. to six p.m.

Photograph: Dragomedia

July 28 – Up Your Alley (Dore Alley) Avenue Honest
Folsom Avenue Honest’s dirtier, gayer little brother, this honest takes place on a smaller footprint of Folsom round Dore Avenue, and it tends to be not for the faint of coronary heart. Additionally, it’s 90 p.c homosexual, versus the extra diversely attended but nonetheless kinky Folsom. 11 a.m. to six p.m.


August four – Jerry Day
Deadheads and followers of the nice Jerry Garcia collect in McLaren Park every year to have a good time the nice guitarist’s birthday, and it is a actually SF affair. McLaren Park, 11:30 a.m., free

Paul Simon is taking part in…

August 9-11Outdoors Lands
The lineup this 12 months contains the nice Paul Simon, in addition to Infantile Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, Kacey Musgraves, Kygo, and Lil Wayne, and identical to yearly this bougie, foodie fest in Golden Gate Park is bound to be a mixture of solar and chilly climate, and each the younger and not-so-young. Three-day VIP tickets ($815) and three-day GA tickets are on sale for $385. Single-day tickets ought to be introduced someday quickly.

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August 22-25 (?) – Eat Drink SF
The largest of the Bay Space’s meals fests occurs at Fort Mason every August, with “grand tasting” occasions all weekend that are inclined to outshine this fest’s Pebble Seaside counterpart when it comes to the array of meals, wine, and cocktails on provide. Additionally, there are smaller seminars, dinners, and tasting occasions all through the weekend. Varied costs, dates and tickets nonetheless TBA.

August 31 and Ongoing via September 22 – SF Shakespeare In The Park
It is the 37th 12 months for SF’s personal model of Shakespeare within the Park, which properly kicks off its season in July not in SF however within the hotter climes of Pleasanton, adopted by performances in Cupertino and Redwood Metropolis. However in late August/September they return to the town, and this 12 months’s 37th anniversary manufacturing is As You Like It. The September performances, three weekends in a row, are on the Important Publish Parade Floor Garden within the Presidio, and people are adopted with two weekends in McLaren Park on the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Discover extra information right here.


September 2 – Hiero Day
What started as a small, grassroots, Oakland music pageant seven years in the past celebrating hip-hop, jazz, digital, and R&B music has grown into one of many hottest tickets of the summer time for the hipper set. The one-day fest attracts hundreds into West Oakland, and some years again the chaos included a younger girl falling via the skylight of a constructing after a bunch of individuals climbed as much as a roof to get a greater view of one of many acts.

September 21-22 – Eat Actual Fest
Oakland’s tackle the meals pageant, based by Belcampo Meats’ founder Anya Fernald, focuses on the inexpensive and sustainable, and options hordes of distributors, a great deal of craft beer, and tons of demos down at Jack London Sq.. Two consecutive days, free

Photograph: Iggy

September 29 – Folsom Avenue Honest
A whole lot of hundreds of individuals, each fetish-wearing and simply gawking, throng to SoMa for this annual pageant of kink. (See some older photographs right here.) Along with vendor cubicles, spanking demos, porn stars galore, and many beer, there are precise live performance levels that includes some usually cool acts. (This 12 months’s leisure lineup hasn’t but been introduced, however search for it right here.) That is additionally just like the excessive vacation of the native homosexual calendar, and the weekend is usually full of events, and loads of LGBTQ vacationers.


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October 1 – Castro Avenue Honest
Saved from close to extinction a pair years again, the normal end-of-season honest begun by Harvey Milk to have a good time his nascent gayborhood again in 1973 all the time function music levels, drag performances, beer stands, vendor cubicles, and large crowds in any respect the neighborhood bars.

October 614 – Fleet Week
Get set for the Blue Angels to roar overhead as soon as once more for this patriotic present of American navy may, which incorporates air reveals and extra alongside the waterfront.

October four6 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Take Outdoors Lands, make it free, and add higher climate, and you’ve got this beloved bluegrass-centric music fest based and bankrolled by the late billionaire Warren Hellman. The pageant rounds out the SF summer time calendar on what is commonly one of many final heat weekends of the 12 months, and it all the time brings in huge names from Emmylou Harris to Steve Martin to Dolly Parton. Anticipate this 12 months’s lineup to be teased out within the coming months.

October 6 (?) – Burning Man Decompression
Particulars are nonetheless TBD, however the annual one-month reunion for the hardly recovered Burner set passed off final 12 months in Esprit Park in Dogpatch. Keep tuned.

October 12-13 (?) – Treasure Island Music Pageant
It does not occur on Treasure Island anymore, however the little music fest lives on in West Oakland, with a view of Treasure Island and the SF skyline. Final 12 months’s lineup included Tame Impala (who ended up headlining Coachella!), and it might be a couple of weeks or months earlier than we be taught this 12 months’s. Keep tuned!

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