Head over to the Bernal Heights District for the annual Fiesta on the Hill celebration. This street fair offers family-friendly fun on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10am to 4pm.
This San Francisco festival features live music, street artists, and gourmet food. Bring the kids along for pumpkin carving, petting zoos, and more. All activities take place on Cortland Avenue. In addition to the activities mentioned above, you will also find more than 100 booths with arts, crafts, and information on local organizations.
There is also a costume parade with a marching band which starts at noon.
Admission is free, but they do request donations at the door. All proceeds will go to support the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.
I recommend that you either take the bus or drive to Fiesta on the Hill.
Bus: There are two Muni buses that will put you right in the heart of the action: the 24 and the 67. Both drop you off along Cortland Avenue and within a block of the festival. You can also take the 14 or the 49 and then transfer to the 24 at Mission Street and Cortland Avenue.
Driving: Another great option is to drive. The streets are steep in this district and parking can be tricky, but it's a good option if you are coming in from outside of San Francisco. This event attracts around 10,000 people from around the Bay every year, so parking will be tough right near the festival. I recommend heading five or six blocks away in order to find a good spot.
San Francisco's weather in the fall is perfect, which is why you will find almost a dozen street fairs in October. Here are just a few others that I think you will enjoy.
The Wharf Fest: This October head over to Fisherman's Wharf for this year's Wharf Fest. This annual event features live music, gourmet food, and tons of other activities. Other highlights include the chowder competition and the Segway obstacle course. Find festivals details here.
Potrero Hill Festival: Another fun event this month is the Potrero Hill annual festival. It includes food from dozens of local restaurants and cafes, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and more. Click here for full details.
Halloween: San Francisco is THE place to celebrate Halloween. This year, it will be even more fun with costume parties, cruises, and fun things to do with the entire family. Click here for a list of events and activities for Halloween.
50 Free Activities: Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? If so, then check out my list of 50 free activities all around San Francisco. They range from a visit to the Cable Car Museum to catching three free innings of San Francisco Giants baseball. Click here to check out the entire list.
Walking Tours: If you love to learn more about San Francisco, then I recommend checking out some of it's well done walking tours. These tours range from free walks around SF's historic buildings to food walking tours around the Mission. Every time I go on a walk, I always learn something new about this amazing city. Click here to learn more.
Ghost Tours: San Francisco's ghost tours give you the opportunity to learn more about San Francisco's dark past. They range from Vampire Tours around Nob Hill to Segway Tours around Chinatown, North Beach, and Fisherman's Wharf. Some are offered year around, but many only run around Halloween. Check them all out today!