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Head over to the Castro district on Sunday, October 6, 2019 to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Castro Street Fair. This fun SF festival features mouth-watering gourmet food, live music performers from around the world, and plenty of dancing in the streets.
Initially founded by the original "Mayor of the Castro", Harvey Milk, this local tradition celebrates the LGBT community and their supporters. It's a time when everyone comes together and enjoys the diversity within the city.
This lively SF event is held the first Sunday in October from 10am to 6pm at the intersection of Market and Castro Streets. Here you will find two live music stages, two 'dance alleys,' and so much more.
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The main stage is in the heart of the action at Castro and Market. You will find a variety of performances on the main stage from 11am to 6pm.
Here is a peek at some of the other activities that will be held at the 2019 Castro Street Fair.
The name says it all. This is the perfect place to dance the day away to some of the hottest DJs in the local area and beyond. The stage is in the parking lot at 18th and Collingwood.
Participants put on your cowboy boots and enjoy Castro Alley! This popular area features country and western dancing all day long. It is located on 18th Street between Hartford and Noe.
This year's food court will offer a variety of yummy treats from Aunt Betty's Corn Dogs to Mayer's Fine Foods. There are also several vendors selling their BBQ creations, ice cream from Ben & Jerry's and a seafood stand with local delicacies.
You can also walk the booths of almost 100 exhibitors. Some offer their unique arts and crafts while other booths are from organizations supporting the local community. You can find these booths throughout the Castro Street Fair.
Are you interested in checking out other parts of the Castro? On this page, you will find other top activities and attractions in this colorful neighborhood. You will also find restaurant and hotel recommendations so you can stay close to the action.
The Castro Street Fair requests donations at the door of $5 to $10 per person. All donations go to support local beneficiaries. You will also get $1 off a spiked seltzer at one of the four official beverage counters.
Public transportation is always your best bet in San Francisco. This ranges from the light rail train system to buses. Here are the best ways to get to the Castro Street Fair from popular spots in SF.
Here are some additional fun things to do this weekend and later this month.
October is beautiful in San Francisco and it's the perfect time to take a cruise around the bay. This isn't just any cruise, it's a Champagne and Mimosa cruise. What could be better? For two hours, you can enjoy cocktails as you relax on the deck of The Privateer. Along the way, you will see top SF attractions including Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday at 10am
Location: Leaves from the Marina near Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco's beloved annual bluegrass festival takes place this October in Golden Gate Park. Enjoy three days of free concerts on various stages. Most performers fall into the bluegrass/folk/Americana genre, but the festival always welcomes a variety of big names and up-and-coming stars.
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