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Sunday Streets: Excelsior

  • Mission Street San Francisco, CA United States (map)

Sunday Streets returns to the Excelsior district to close out the 2019 season, carrying on the tradition of the popular Excelsior Arts & Music Festival. Mission Street goes car-free from Silver Avenue to Geneva Avenue with free activities, cultural performances and a mile of open space for all.

Between France and Onondaga, explore the Sunday Streets Market Square featuring local vendors. Pick up a Common Cents Passport at an Info Booth to get stamped at local businesses to win awesome prizes, and discover nearby stores, landmarks and restaurants with the Explore Local Guide

“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.

Earlier Event: October 19
Marin County Triathlon and Duathlon
Later Event: October 20
Aki Matsuri