In 2018, Sunday Streets adds another Excelsior event to the schedule – Mission Street goes car-free from Silver Avenue to Geneva Avenue to close out the season.
“The E” boasts the city’s highest number of families and young people and is also San Francisco’s most diverse. On any given day, you’ll find children playing in the streets in the Excelsior, so providing open space and free activities for the district’s many families, kids, seniors and residents is an obvious choice.
Catch the 14, 49, 29, 44 or 52 bus or walk from Balboa Park BART Station to nearby eateries, ranging from Mexican, Thai and Korean cuisine to old-school Italian. Take in colorful murals, shop at fresh vegetable markets or check out seasonally-themed windows at neighborhood landmark Central Drug Store. Bring the kids for story time at the local library branch or explore nearby McLaren Park.
Excelsior residents help Sunday Streets create an event that truly reflects the area – by building relationships with merchants, residents, neighborhood groups, and monolingual business owners. Open streets increase community engagement and foot traffic, showcasing the area for visitors and giving locals a chance to see it in a whole new, walkable light.