About Sunday Streets on the Embarcadero
** Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday March, 8. Don’t forget to move your clock ahead one hour so you don’t miss any of the excitement and fun at Sunday Streets.**
Sunday Streets on the Embarcadero is the annual season opener. It is one of the longest Sunday Streets routes, opening over three miles of streets along the waterfront for residents and visitors to enjoy. Coinciding with Sunday Streets, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 will host a variety of family friendly activities. Northern California residents can join PIER 39’s free “locals only” discount program, Local Advantage, and receive exclusive discounts at participating PIER 39 businesses year-round. Check out their website for more information. (If you are trying to access Fisherman’s Wharf and/or Pier 39 by taxi, the pick up and drop off area will be on Grant Avenue, between the Embarcadero and North Point).
The Sunday Streets Embarcadero route includes the northbound lanes of Embarcadero from Powell St to King St, King St to 3rd St. The route ends at Willie Mays Plaza, at ATT Park. There are tons of activities all along this route, so be sure to download our route map so you can scout out those activity hubs.
Activities and more
The waterfront has many great destinations to explore during Sunday Streets. From Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, to The Exploratorium, to Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park, you are sure to find something that excites you on this route. Check out the Exploratorium’s Science of Sharing exhibit, locals get discounted tickets, so what better time to go than during Sunday Streets! Stop by Pier 27 for Free Bike Repairs by Sports Basement, Acrobats from Circus Center, and more! And don’t miss the chance to learn hip hop dance moves with The BBoy Connection at Willie Mays Plaza. Click here to download the activity guide listing all the fun things happening at Sunday Streets.
How to participate
Each Sunday Streets is made possible with the support and dedication of dozens of volunteers. From event prep and neighborhood outreach to staffing the event, there’s something for everyone. Click the links below to sign up for any of these opportunities:
- Sunday Streets on the Embarcadero: Sunday, March 8, various 2.5-hour shifts between 9:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Volunteer Orientation: Monday, March 2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sign Posting: Wednesday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Monthly Volunteer Movie Night: January, March 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Host an Activity! All activities that take place at Sunday Streets are offered at no cost to participants, and are led by community organizations, local merchant or neighborhood groups, individuals and Sunday Streets partners who graciously donate their time to make each event so special. The deadline to host an activity at the Embarcadero Sunday Streets is February 18, 2015. For more information about hosting an activity, click here.
The Embarcadero Sunday Streets is one of the most accessible events in the city. We strongly encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets when possible.
MUNI: For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to www.sfmta.com. Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Embarcadero is well served by many downtown and crosstown MUNI routes, including the following:
F Market streetcar
Muni Metro to Embarcadero (Lines J, K, L, M, N, T)
47 Van Ness
49 Van Ness-Mission.
BART: Take BART to the Embarcadero station. The Embarcadero station is just a few short blocks from the middle of the Sunday Streets route at Harry Bridges Plaza and the Ferry Building. Bikes are allowed on BART trains at all times. For trip planning, go to www.bart.gov. For more information about bikes on BART, go to www.bart.gov/guide/bikes.
CALTRAIN: Coming from the South Bay? Take Caltrain to the station at 4th and King. The Sunday Streets route is just one block away at 3rd and King Streets. Get the schedule at http://www.caltrain.com/ and information about bikes on Caltrain at www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Bicycles.html.
BIKE: Get in the spirit for Sunday Streets by biking there! Go to: www.sfbike.org to download a bike map to help find a flat, bike-friendly route from your area or the nearest transit stop to Sunday Streets. Got a long way to go? Shorten the trip by taking transit part of the way. Muni buses have bike racks for 2 bikes, BART and Caltrain both allow bikes on board.
By Car: Should you chose to drive, be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee). Check out SFPark.org and parkme.com to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby. Additionally, parking may be available at these locations near the route:
Pier 39 Parking Garage at 2550 Beach St
Embarcadero Center Garage at 3 Embarcadero Center
AT&T Park – Lot A at 1101 3rd St
By Taxi: If you are arriving by taxi, please note that the pickup and drop off area for Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 will be on Grant Avenue, between the Embarcadero and North Point.
Detour and Parking Changes
The Sunday Streets Embarcadero route includes the northbound lanes of Embarcadero from Powell St to King St, and King St to 3rd St.
The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. No stopping/parking is allowed on the route between 8am and 4pm (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed). Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:30am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.
Northbound traffic should use alternative routes (such as Van Ness Ave, Polk St, or Franklin St) to access the Marina and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Southbound lanes of the Embarcadero will remain open to vehicle traffic.
If you need to coordinate local access to/from your home or place of business during Sunday Streets, please contact us as early as possible (call 415-344-0489 x 2 or email Liza@livablecity.org).