In 2016, the Glen Park Festival celebrates its 18th anniversary. This street fair, which supports the local community, is on Sunday, April 24 from 10am to 4:30pm.
During this year's event, you can listen to live music, sample gourmet treats, and maybe even win a prize in this year's raffle.
This festival is family-friendly and includes dozens of activities for kids of all ages.
All events for this year's festival are on Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery. The festival plans to run a full slate of acts at the main stage, plus jumpy houses, performers, and other events specifically for kids at the end of Wilder street and elsewhere throughout the festival.
It's a free event, but they do accept donations.
Every year, the live entertainment runs from 10am to 4:30pm. All music is family friendly from bands and performers from all around the Bay Area.
The Glen Park Festival offers a number of great activities for the kids. There are two areas specifically for children.
The first area for kids includes activities such as a jumpy house and games. This area is at the corner of Kern and Diamond Streets.
On the southeastern end of Wilder Street, you will find the Children's Entertainment Area. It includes a second jumpy house, story times, fire trucks and other guest appearances.
Money collected from the Glen Park Festival Raffle goes to support this annual event. Prizes are announced throughout the day on the main stage in between acts.
You do not need to be present to win. Simply write your contact information on your raffle ticket and the Glen Park Festival organizers will alert you if you win.
Tickets are $2 each. You can also purchase 3 tickets for $5, or 6 tickets for $10.
All prizes are donated by local organizations.
The best way to get to the Glen Park district is by BART or bus. The Glen Park BART station drops you off right across the street from the festival. It runs all day on Sunday and is the perfect option from those coming from the Mission, Union Square or the East and South Bays.
Local buses that drop within a block or two of the event include the 44 O'Shaugnessy, the 36 Terestia and the 52 Excelsior.
You can also take the J-Church muni line which drops you off just a block from the Glen Park Festival. This is perfect for those coming from Noe Valley, the Castro or the Lower Haight districts.
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