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Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
All Over San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco’s Sunday Streets is back on October 17, and bigger than ever.

They’re dubbing it “Phoenix Day” featuring 5 open streets destinations, 30+ neighborhood block parties, a 20+ mile community bike ride, and dozens of neighbor-hosted block parties.

Get ready to celebrate community, health, resilience, and car-free fun in the streets of San Francisco on October 17th from 12-5pm. From Valencia to Chinatown, Bayview to Tenderloin, community bike rides to block parties, Sunday Streets Phoenix Day will have something for everyone.


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Routes and activities for Sunday Streets SF Phoenix Day on October 17th, 2021 from 12pm – 5pm have been announced and include a bigger than ever program taking place on one day featuring historic Sunday Streets SF routes, merchant-led sidewalk sales, and free community-hosted activities across San Francisco. A program of the nonprofit Livable City, presented in partnership with SFMTA and the City and County of San Francisco, Sunday Streets Phoenix Day will provide a much-needed opportunity for residents in every district of the City to celebrate community, health, resilience, and car-free fun in the streets of San Francisco together.

Open streets destinations will offer free health and wellness activities alongside cultural offerings and open space for the whole family to enjoy. San Franciscans can start planning their Phoenix Day fun now with the routes and activities announced below or at SundayStreetSF.com/PhoenixDay. Sunday Streets Phoenix Day destinations and activities include:

  • Valencia St between 16th and 24th Street (co-hosted by Carnaval San Francisco)
    Enjoy car-free fun between 16th and 24th Street on Valencia, with the Carnaval San Francisco family enlivening your classic Sunday Streets visit with free music and dance performances
  • Tenderloin on Larkin between O’Farrell & McAllister & Golden Gate Ave between Polk & Jones St
    From flea market finds on Larkin St with Tenderloin Merchants Association to foodie finds on Golden Gate Ave with La Cocina’s newest dining hall, to a Golden Gate Ave Greenway prototype with St. Anthony’s Foundation, Phoenix Day in Tenderloin will be a Sunday Streets transformation like never before.
  • Bayview on Sam Jordan’s Way, Oakdale Ave, Lane St & Yosemite Ave
    The Sunnyside is turning out for Phoenix Day with 4 blocks full of free activities for kids ages 8-80+. Hop on the T-Sunnydale train and get to all the destinations including free BBQ hosted by SVIP on Sam Jordan’s Way, a family fun zone hosted by Bmagic on Oakdale Ave at Mendell Plaza, a Jazz Fest redux with live music on Lane St with Merchants of Butchertown, and a college and professional resource hub hosted by 100% College Prep & YCD on Yosemite Ave.
  • Chinatown on Grant Ave starting at California
    Building on the weekly Chinatown Walkway Weekends Shared Spaces program presented in partnership with the San Francisco Chinatown Merchants Association since July 2020, the October 17th session will bring the delight of free recreation and sports activities, music and dance, youth presentations & performances, and cultural exhibits to the oldest Chinatown in the United States for residents and visitors alike to enjoy on Phoenix Day.
  • Excelsior on Onondaga between Alemany & Mission and London St off Geneva Ave (co-hosted by EAG and EOMM)
    Start the day off by joining a huge community clean-up on Mission St in Excelsior led by TogetherSF and Refuse Refuse. Treat yourself to a day of fun in the neighborhood afterward and enjoy live entertainment and community resources on Onondaga St and merchant specials and live music stage on London St.
  • Cross City Connector Bike Route & Community Bike Ride Powered by PODER y Bicis Del Pueblo
    This 20+ mile urban bike route showcases San Francisco’s Slow Streets networks, car-free Great Highway and Golden Gate Park, and Better Market Street. With multiple rest stations along the way sponsored by Spare the Air to fuel up, Sunday Streets fans are encouraged to choose their own adventure along the Cross City Connector Bike Route anytime on Phoenix Day or join the community bike ride powered by PODER y Bicis Del Pueblo leaving In Chan Kaajal Park at 12:00pm.
  • Neighbor-Hosted Block Parties
    San Franciscans across the city are taking to the streets with their neighbors on Phoenix Day. Pass through some parties on the Cross City Connector Bike Ride or visit one of your friendly neighborhood block parties.
  • Sidewalk Sales & Community-Hosted Fun
    Community members are showing up and showing out for Phoenix Day and will be hosting sidewalk sales and free activities at destinations across San Francisco. Activities will be added right up to event-day, so Sunday Streets fans are encouraged to check out the schedule on SundayStreetsSF.com/PhoenixDay before heading out to the streets on October 17th.

Inspired by the Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia, the Sunday Streets SF program started in 2008 as a one-day pilot and has since grown into a San Francisco institution that hosts an annual season of free, fun events to empower local communities to transform one to four miles of car-congested streets into car-free community spaces for kids to play, seniors to stroll, organizations and businesses to connect and neighbors to meet. After 18+ months of hibernation due to the pandemic, Sunday Streets Phoenix Day will once again bring free recreational activities, resources, and fun to the streets for tens of thousands of San Franciscans to enjoy.

30+ Neighborhood Block Parties

  • 17th AVE Lawton to Moraga

  • 18th AVE Vicente to Wawona

  • 21th AVE Lawton to Kirkham

  • 27th ST Church to Sanchez

  • ARBOR ST Conrad to Hillaritas

  • ARLINGTON ST Mateo to Roanoke

  • BELLA VISTA WAY Arroyo to Gaviota

  • BRENTWOOD AVE Yerba Buena to Fernwood Dr

  • CABRILLO AVE 3rd to 4th Ave

  • CLAYTON ST Fulton to Grove

  • DUNCAN ST Church to Sanchez

  • EUGENIA ST Andover to Wool

  • GOETTINGEN ST Olmstead to Dwight

  • JUANITA WAY Evelyn Way to Del Sur

  • KEITH ST Rebecca Lane to Hudson

  • LYON ST Fulton to Grove

  • MIGUEL ST Arlington St to Cut Path

  • MORNINGSIDE DR Ocean Ave to Sloat Blvd

  • NOE ST 14th St to Henry St
  • PAGE ST Fillmore St to Webster

  • RICHLAND AVE Mission to Arlington

  • SANCHEZ ST Clipper to 26th St

  • SHOTWELL ST 17th to 18th St

  • TARAVAL ST Madrone to Forest Side

  • TIFFANY AVE 29th Street to Duncan

  • WAWONA ST Taraval to Ulloa St

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.

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