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Union Street Festival returns

Union Street Festival in 2019. Photo: Naomi Rose

Yep, we’re back! Returning after three years, Union Street will once again kick off the summer festival season in San Francisco with a weekend of much-needed celebration. A tradition since 1976, the festival always takes place the first weekend in June, this year on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Four blocks of Union Street from Fillmore to Octavia streets will be closed to through traffic, making way for plenty of music and live entertainment, tons of food, and vendor tents featuring a variety of arts, services, and children’s activities. This family-fun free outdoor event celebrates the neighborhood in great style. The return this year is especially important because of the challenges of the pandemic. 

The festival is a great way to bring neighbors together by highlighting old and new businesses along with special sponsors excited to be a part of the community. It is also a wonderful opportunity to bring attention to Union Street itself, one of the most beautiful streets in the city. The historic San Francisco Victorian setting has always been home to a wide variety of specialty shops, restaurants, bars, and service businesses, and it is definitely building back. 

The return of the festival is a positive example of exactly building back. As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, Union Street is excited and proud to be able to “bring it on!”

Union Street Festival: Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m., June 4–5, Union Street (Fillmore to Octavia),

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