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“Sunday Streets” SF’s Free Street Festival & Block Party (2023)

Celebrate our milestone with us – Sunday Streets SF returns for its 15th season in 2023 with new event formats in five neighborhoods, plus the 3rd Annual Phoenix Day block party program, inviting all San Francisco residents and visitors to make joyful memories in the streets.

Sunday Streets, San Francisco’s community-powered open streets program, invites all residents and neighbors to celebrate its 15th anniversary, featuring three community block parties, two signature mile-plus routes, and the Third Annual Citywide Phoenix Day. On select Sundays from May to October, Sunday Streets invites every open streets lover to join in the streets and help define community, sustainability, and regenerative economy for the program’s next 15 years.

Sunday Streets 2023

May to October, 2023
11am to 4pm

Sunday Streets SF 2023 event dates, routes, and highlights include:

Sunday Streets Bayview – May 21st, 2023

5 blocks of car-free fun and recreation on Galvez Ave between Phelps St & Mendell St for the whole family to enjoy.From 12 PM to 5 PM, celebrate Bayview’s roots with free recreational activities hosted by San Francisco Recreation and Parks and Street Soccer USA, STEM learning experiences by Mission Science Workshop and Exploratorium, a live music stage sponsored by Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, and catch health and wellness resources like free flu vaccines and COVID boosters from SF Department of Public Health and free dental checkups by UCSF. The new community block party route will be on Galvez Ave, between Phelps St and Mendell St, Mendell St between Hudson and Fairfax Ave, and Youngblood-Coleman Playground.

Sunday Streets Tenderloin – June 4th, 2023

2 blocks of car-free fun and recreation in the Tenderloin for the whole family to enjoy. Exact location to be announced soon.

Sunday Streets Mission/Valencia – July 30th, 2023

1+ mile of streets in the Mission for an afternoon of car-free fun for the whole family. As one of the most visited Sunday Streets SF events of all time, Sunday Streets Valencia is one of the Ciclovía (or open streets) routes to take in this season. Taking place on Valencia Street between Duboce Ave and 26th Street, neighbors and visitors alike can enjoy free recreation, health resources, music, dance and more!

Please join the American Indian Cultural Center for the land acknowledgment and opening ceremony at 15th St and Valencia St intersection at 11 AM, followed by Sunday Streets Mission speaker program with community leaders at Centro Del Pueblo (474 Valencia S, San Francisco, CA 94103) from 12 PM to 1 PM

Activity highlights on Valencia St, between Duboce Ave and 26th St, include:

  • Marketplace with free performances and community resources hosted by the American Indian Cultural Center, plus Mission Housing Valencia Gardens Block Party with bounce houses and kid-friendly activities
  • Get vaccinated (COVID booster, MPOX, and flu) with the SF Dept. of Public Health Mobile Vaccine Unit, first 50 eligible participants receive a $100 gift card
  • Finding A Best Friend Rescue pet adoption with free portrait session from Wildebeest
  • Kid-friendly activities hosted by SF Human Rights Commission, Circus Center, Natural Resources, The Marsh, Freedom from Training Wheels kids bike lessons with SF Bicycle Coalition & SFMTA, and SF Public Library Mission Branch & Book Mobile book giveaway
  • Free rock-climbing wall and community swim at the Mission Community Pool from 12 to 2 PM by SF Recreation and Parks and the Mobile Recreation Program, free bike rentals by Bay Wheels, soccer drills and mini-games with Street Soccer USA and Mission Youth Soccer League, and more throughout the route
  • Brick-and-mortar activations and music performances throughout the route, including Double Down Zine, Milk SF, Fort Point Beer Co., Often Wander, Valencia Room, City Station, Fellow, 826 Valencia, City Art Cooperative Gallery, Hila Gelato Caffè, Shaped Af SF, Amado’s, Radio Habana Social Club, Bottega, Sanguchon Eatery, and Lotusland Yoga
  • For event details, including route information and an activity guide, visit SundayStreetsSF.com/Mission

Sunday Streets Western Addition – September 24th, 2023

Sunday Streets SF will host the Western Addition Community Block Party, creating a car-free recreational destination in the Western Addition for the whole family to enjoy. Exact location to be announced soon.

Sunday Streets Excelsior – October 15th, 2023

Celebrate the end of Sunday Streets SF 15th anniversary in the Excelsior. Popular with families and music lovers, Sunday Streets Excelsior is one of the Ciclovía (or open streets) routes to walk or roll this season. Taking place on Mission St between Theresa/Avalon St and Geneva Ave, Sunday Streets SF Excelsior is the family fun hub destination for the 3rd Annual Phoenix Day. Neighbors and visitors alike are invited to the Excelsior on Phoenix Day to enjoy free recreation, health resources, music, dance and more!

BONUS: BLOCK PARTIES – Sunday Streets Phoenix Day – October 15th, 2023

Sunday Streets SF and our partners are sponsoring over 50 block party permits on October 15th, 2023 so neighbors in every district of San Francisco can have fun in the streets and celebrate the 3rd Annual Phoenix Day.

The Phoenix Day Block Party program is specifically for residential block parties 1 block in length without restricted activities like generators and food sales.

We hope you’ll take advantage of the Sunday Streets Phoenix Day block party program to bring play and exercise to your streets with the whole San Francisco community on October 15th, 2023!

Keep an eye out for more details soon!


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This scenic Sunday Streets travels along the Great Highway from Sloat to Lincoln, along JFK and MLK Drive through Golden Gate Park. From Lindy in the Park to the Skatin Place to Ocean Beach, there is something for everyone along this route. Be sure to take advantage of the Golden Gate Park Shuttle, which will be running during the event.

2015 Activities

  • Great Highway and Rivera: Live music by Hiwatters
  • Great Highway and Taraval: Live music by Rin Tin Tiger 1 to 3:30 pm
  • Great Highway and Sloat: Live music by The Lost Highways

Roving Entertainment: Bubblegirl

6th Ave. and JFK Drive:

  • Skatin’ Place

9th Ave. and JFK Drive:

  • Lindy in the Park: Swing Dance Lessons
  • Golden Gate Park Band (Temple of Music)

Transverse and JFK Drive:

  • Sunday Streets Information Booth and Volunteer Check-in
  • Circus Center – Youth circus performances
  • San Francisco Flex Academy
  • Bike registration by San Francisco SAFE
  • San Francisco Port
  • Walk San Francisco
  • SF Housing Action Coalition
  • Wild Equity Institute
  • Kid’s bike obstacle course by Cleary Bikes
  • Electric bike demos by The New Wheel
  • San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: Freedom From Training Wheels
  • Hostelling International
  • Bay Area BikeMobile: Free bike tuneups
  • San Francisco Port
  • Shape Up
  • Silent disco by Sparxo Inc

Spreckels Lake

  • Airbnb

MLK Drive and Bernice Rogers

  • Bay Leaf Kitchen: Veggie trivia and nutritious samples
  • San Francisco Human Services Agency
  • Purusha Yoga
  • Department of Recreation and Parks
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Department of Public Works
  • SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
  • City CarShare
  • Clif Kid: Bean bag toss and free samples
  • Dahon Folding bikes and free bike tune-ups
  • Other Avenues: Free chai tea
  • California Nurses Association
  • Live music by Seth Lael
  • Electric Bike Demos By Vie Bikes

MLK and Lincoln:

  • Sunday Streets Information Booth and Volunteer Check-in
  • Cheese Gone Wild
  • Slider Shack
  • KOSF BIG 103.7FM (iHeartMedia)
  • First Aid tent
  • Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
  • Better Homes and Garden Mason McDuffie Realtor Leilani Ishaan
  • CCSF Volunteer Enrollment Campaign
  • Community Boards
  • Experience Corps Bay Area
  • OSPRA (Outer Sunset/Parkside Residents Association)
  • One Medical
  • Lifehouse Church: Face painting, Community mural, Conversation board: add you thoughts to “SF, How Do We Grow Kids of Character Together?”
  • About-Face
  • BlueDiamondsBellyDance: 1 to 2 pm
  • Parks Conservancy Roving Ranger
  • Free Bike rentals by Parkwide
  • School for Self-Healing
  • Ocean Beach Astronomy
  • Live music by The Beauty Operators
  • School for Self Healing

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
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