Home » **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Block Party, Charity & Volunteering, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Kids & Families

SF’s 20th Annual “Roadworks” Steamroller Printing Festival (2023)

Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Center for the Book | 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA

Free / Learn More

This year, San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates twenty years of the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival by hosting a family-friendly, daylong block party featuring public printmaking, bookmaking, and hands-on art activities.

As an annual fundraiser, the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival celebrates printmaking and the art of the book in a spectacular way: printing 3’ by 3’ carved linoleum blocks using a 7-ton 1924 Buffalo Springfield steamroller. Each year, a featured group of artists and printmakers design and carve printing plates from linoleum; the resulting plates are printed in a limited edition during the event. This year, SFCB will offer the artwork of over 45 artists, with Classic Prints by Nora Aoyagi, Hannah Cousins, Daniel González of Print González, Rik Olson, and Eric Rewitzer of 3 Fish Studios. Prints are only available during the event and raise funds to support SFCB workshops, exhibitions, and free public programming. A full list of Personal Print artists can be found here.

Tune in to Instagram Live at 11am PT on 9/24 to watch the first steamrolled print of the day!


This year’s Roadworks Festival highlights free, hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, vendors, and an open house at San Francisco Center for the Book. Attendees can choose from various activities to participate in such as poster printing, making a mini-notebook, or learning about paper decoration. Retail vendors will be selling their wares ranging from stationery and handmade notebooks to fine art prints and artist books. A pop-up exhibition featuring printmaking work from George Washington High School AP art students will be on display, as well as SFCB’s current exhibition Datz Press: Global Voices in Contemporary Photobooks.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Shop Dine SF (@shopdinesf)

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Block Party, Charity & Volunteering, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Kids & Families
Address: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, September 24, 2023

8:00 am   2023 Mare Island “Pedalfest” & Bike Rodeo (Vallejo)  FREE*
*Festival is free to attend, fees to race vary between $20-50
9:00 am   “Festival of Altars” at SF’s Exploratorium  $39.95*
*General Admission: USD 39.95, Youth: USD 29.95
9:00 am   Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2023  FREE*
*Free Admission
10:00 am   2023 Millbrae Mid-Autumn Festival (Sept. 23-24)  FREE
10:00 am   Coastside Cornhole Tournament (Half Moon Bay)  FREE*
*Free for spectators
10:00 am   SF’s 19th Annual Cole Valley Fair (2023)  FREE
10:00 am   SF’s “Clean up The City” Lower Nob Hill Cleanup (w/ Free Food + Drinks for Volunteers)  FREE
10:00 am   2023 “Lap of the Shipyard” on Mare Island’s PedalFest  $10*
*Guided bike tours are $10. Bring your own bike and helmet. Most other events part of Mare Island PedalFest are free and open to the public.
10:00 am   2023 Millbrae Mid-Autumn Festival (Sept. 23-24)  FREE*
*Free admission
10:00 am   Noe Valley Art Festival  FREE
10:00 am   2023 Pacifica Fog Festival (Sept. 23-24)  FREE
10:00 am   5th Annual Coastside Cornhole Tournament (Half Moon Bay)  FREE*
*Free to watch, but $110 for Early Bird Registration
10:00 am   66th Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (Sept. 23-24)  $15*
*Students, Kids and Teachers get in for free!
10:00 am   2023 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival (Sept. 23-24)  FREE*
*FREE to Attend! Glasses for wine/beer and drink tickets can be purchased throughout Festival at Ticket Booths.
10:00 am   “Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Beer & Free Yoga Classes, Free Fries (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/444979/
10:00 am   Cole Valley Fair 2023  FREE*
*Free Admission
11:00 am   Festa Italiana 2023 (South San Francisco)  FREE
11:00 am   Poltola 2023 Autumn Moon Festival (SF)  FREE
11:00 am   “Sunday Streets” SF’s Free Street Festival & Block Party (Western Addition)  FREE
11:00 am   “Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)  FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
11:00 am   2023 SF’s Chinatown “Autumn Moon Festival” (Sept. 23-24)  FREE
12:00 pm   9th Queer Art Faire at Lakeside Landing (SF)  FREE*
*FREE, RSVP on Eventbrite Donations very welcome! $5 will get you a free sticker at the fair :)
12:00 pm   The 9/24 Gilman Lot Party (Berkeley)  $8*
*$8.00 pre-sale, $10 at the door, Free 12 and under
12:00 pm   SF’s “Sundays at the Beach” Free Yoga Day (Great Highway)  FREE
12:00 pm   Alice in Wonderland Math Quest (Salesforce Park)  FREE
1:00 pm   Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)  FREE
1:00 pm   Free Spanish Culture Day “Golden Gate Park Band” Symphony in the Park (2023)  FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
3:30 pm   SF’s Free Autumn Ballet Celebration (2023)  FREE*
*Free (RSVP kathy.mata@yahoo.org or 415-756-0591).
6:00 pm   FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
7:00 pm   Free Tix: Mission Cannabis Club Comedy Show + BOGO Deals (Summer 2023)  FREE*
*RSVP Required
8:30 pm   Free Sunday Hot Rasa Salsa/Bachata/y Mas Latin Nights Dance Class (SF)  FREE
< Saturday, September 23 Monday, September 25 >