Join the Annual Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest in Golden Gate Park to enjoy the sun, learn to yo-yo, and be witness to some of the world’s best players as they compete in the yo-yo championship in Spreckels Temple of Music Bandshell.
Nearly 100 of the top yo-yo competitors on the west coast will gather in the park to test their skill, swap tricks, pick up the latest gear, and compete for cash and prizes.
Want to try your hand at some yo-yo tricks?
The yo-yo vendors and experts at the Bay Area Classic are usually willing to give you free yo-yo lessons and teach you a few tricks, if you just ask. Bring your own yo-yo if you got it, but there’s usually a few loaners about and there’s also some cheap beginner yo-yo kits for sale.
On Sunday, May 25, 2014, the yo-yo players hold an annual post-competition Sunday Funday with trick swapping. The 2014 Funday takes place in Japantown Peace Plaza, as their usual location in Dolores Park is under construction.
Watch yo-yo expert Yuuki Spencer’s physics-defying tricks as he performs a demonstration at a past event.