2018 How Weird Street Faire & Parade | SoMa
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Howard & Main (SoMa) | Howard St. and Main St., San Francisco, CA
On May 6, 2018, a unique gathering of the tribes will occur in downtown San Francisco for the 19th annual How Weird Street Faire.
The city of San Francisco has officially made May 6, 2018 “How Weird Day” and they’re having a How Weird Day Parade to celebrate. The parade will start at 2:22 pm at Howard & 1st Streets, and will stop at the Green Alley stage for a reading of the San Francisco Proclamation.
Emperor Norton I will be leading the parade and Mission Delirium will be performing throughout the parade. Join in in your finest weird attire.
This year’s theme will be a parody of the 1970s, and it’ll be a very groovy time. There will be dancing in the streets at 10 stages of world-class electronic music, spectacular performances, fantastic foods, unique vendors, visionary art, and inspiring creativity.
The heart of the emerging new downtown of San Francisco, at the intersection of Howard & 2nd Streets, will be the center of festivities, surrounded by thousands of people in colorful costumes.
2018 Event Cost Update: Please note that in 2018 for the first time, paid tickets are required for entry. In the past, the faire was free with a suggested donation.
Paid admission includes a Magic Pass which includes lots of savings, specials, plus many free things.
The theme for 2018 is “The Disco Ball Inferno,” looking back at a time of high weirdness. It was a simpler time, a funkier time, a more colorful time. It was a time of bellbottoms and big collars. A time of big cars and bigger hair. A time when lava lamps lit the land, and rocks were pets.
This faire is dedicated to all the generations of people that have danced together, and taken their dance to the weird level.
How Weird is a menagerie of attractions, including a world renowned music festival featuring 10 stages of different styles of dance music, an open air art festival filling an expanded Art Alley, a unique market of interesting vendors and delicious food, and a platform for performers of every type.
This year, the four main entrances to the faire are at Howard and 1st Streets, at Howard and New Montgomery Streets, Folsom and 2nd Streets, and at Mission and 2nd Streets. We recommend taking public transportation to the faire.
The How Weird Street Faire is located a short walk from Market Street and the Montgomery BART station, as well as Caltrains Station, Transbay Terminal, and many MUNI lines.