In 2018, Sunday Streets is excited to debut two annual events along the Excelsior’s main corridor of Mission Street, from Silver Avenue to Geneva Avenue, after a huge turnout for last year’s season closer. Livable City brings car-free, open streets and free exhibits and activities to the neighborhood this March.
“The E” boasts the city’s highest number of families and young people and is also San Francisco’s most diverse. Catch the 14, 49, 29, 44 or 52 bus or walk from Balboa Park BART Station to local eateries, ranging from Mexican, Thai and Korean cuisine to old-school Italian. Take in colorful murals, shop at fresh vegetable markets or check out seasonally-themed windows at neighborhood landmark Central Drug Store. Bring the kids for story time at the library branch or explore nearby McClaren Park.
Excelsior residents help Sunday Streets create an event that truly reflects the area – by building relationships with merchants, residents, neighborhood groups, and monolingual business owners. Open streets increase community engagement and foot traffic, showcasing the area for visitors and giving locals a chance to see it in a whole new, walkable light.