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10 Blocks of Valencia St. Light Up for First Time Ever (May 7)

For the first time in its history, SF’s Valencia Street lights up with 10 blocks of string lights from 14th to 24th Street.
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For the first time in its history the Valencia Corridor will be lit up from 14th to 24th Streets.

This project is possible thanks to the generosity of the whole community, with over 500 community members coming together to raise the funds for lights and over 35 merchants coming together to power them.

Over the 10 blocks, Valencia Street will be lit up with approximately 8,000 lights.

There will be light up flower crowns (free for the first 100 people), a mariachi band, a communal blessing, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, speeches, some refreshments, and turning on the lights at the very moment.

Valencia Street Lights Lighting Ceremony
Friday, May 7, 2021 | 8-8:45p
Ceremony: 557 Valencia (btwn 16th and 17th)

Free light up flower crowns for the first 100 people.

The lights are temporary and beautiful and our hope and intention is that they serve as a beautiful little beacon to bring our precious customers back.

Join us at the beginning of the lights for a few little speeches, some light refreshments, and a procession down the length of the lights with music, dancing, and art all along the Valencia Corridor to ring in the new lights.

Venue change – Please note the original listed as 14th and Valencia has been changed. Manny’s has confirmed the celebration location is 557 Valencia

Valencia Street “Shared Spaces” Closed to Cars
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, three blocks of Valencia are closed off to cars and dedicated to pedestrians and outdoor dining

  • Valencia Street from 16th to 17th streets; Valencia Street from 18th to 19th streets; Valencia Street from 20th to 21st streets
  • Fridays, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.; Sundays, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
  • Active: Friday, October 9, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021 – See updates