The 59th Annual North Beach FestivalOne of America’s first outdoor festivals, the San Francisco’s North Beach Festival is in its 59th year. It takes place in the historic North Beach neighborhood, which is home to the city’s Little Italy, as well as near lots of other ethnic neighborhoods. The neighborhood is over a century old and connected to the infamous Barbary Coast. This classic festival combined with historic surroundings makes for an absolutely unforgettable experience!
Listen to live music performances as you eat delicious food and browse a variety of shopping and art booths. You’ll see lots of people painting in the street, and kids can get a taste of the experience at chalk art areas. Freebies like yogurt and hummus are another special treat. There are lots of dogs and even an animal blessing at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi! The festival takes place from 10am-6pm June 15-16, and admission is completely free. Parking can be challenging on nearby streets, but you can get there on the BART by exiting on the Montgomery Street Station or enjoy a walk to the festival from the Hotel Griffon!