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The San Francisco Peace Festival | 2019

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Buchanan Street Mall | 677 Fulton St San Francisco, CA 94117


The Peace Festival is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of the Buchanan Mall neighborhood, and a call to choose peace over violence.

This year’s festival will be the best and biggest yet.

Performers and Attractions Include:

  • Emcee Lady Blue, Western Addition resident and luminary
  • Appearance by rapper, Mistah F.A.B
  • DJ Shug spinning and sharing stories from his extraordinary life: from ex-offender to Youth Director for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department to Doctor of Education and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco
  • Face painting by ChickiPoo
  • Bay Area-based spoken word artist, Jeremy Michael Vasquez
  • Boxing champion and Fillmore resident Karim Mayfield showing off his championship belt
  • Abundant Remnant Gospel Choir
  • Skate park by San Francisco Skate Club
  • Skateboarding with San Francisco Skate Club and the Exploratorium
  • Bounce house
  • Youth spoken-word poetry slam on themes of peace and anti-bullying

There will also have free:

  • Delicious BBQ lunch
  • “Start a Small Business” workshop led by the SF Small Business Development Center (1–3pm; register in advance)
  • Eye exams, blood-pressure checks, massages, and peer counseling for youth on safe-sex practices
  • Shuttle passes to visit the national parks in the bay area
  • Yoga and other exercise classes at the buchanan ymca
  • Apprenticeships with the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 104 union
  • Grocery giveaways
  • Personalized resume-writing assistance for job-seekers
  • Exploratorium High School Explainers (local teens trained and employed by the Exploratorium) hosting hands-on science-based activities
  • Three-on-three basketball games between members of the San Francisco Police Department and local youth

You can also enter the #mybuchananstory photo contest. Contest ends on Peace Festival day, August 24. All are welcome.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families
Address: 677 Fulton St San Francisco, CA 94117

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