Sunday Streets Excelsior #2

October 20, 2019 | 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday Streets returns to the Excelsior district to close out the 2019 season, carrying on the tradition of the popular Excelsior Arts & Music Festival. Mission Street goes car-free from Silver Avenue to Geneva Avenue with free activities, cultural performances and a mile of open space for all.

Between France and Onondaga, explore the Sunday Streets Market Square featuring local vendors. Pick up a Common Cents Passport at an Info Booth to get stamped at local businesses to win awesome prizes, and discover nearby stores, landmarks and restaurants with the Explore Local Guide

“The E” boasts the city’s highest number of families and young people and is also San Francisco’s most diverse. On any given day, you’ll find children playing in the streets in the Excelsior, so providing open space and free activities for the district’s many families, kids, seniors and residents is an obvious choice.

Catch the 14, 49, 29, 44 or 52 bus or walk from Balboa Park BART Station to nearby 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 local library branch or explore nearby McLaren 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.

For info on Sunday Streets Excelsior’s spring event, click here.

Getting There

We encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets.

MUNI:  For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to www.sfmta.com. Visit sfmta.com/alerts the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event.  Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Sunday Streets Excelsior route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • 14, 49, 14R on Mission
  • 8x, 43, 54, 88 on Geneva
  • 44 on Silver (north of the route)
  • 52 on Mission and Excelsior
  • 29 on Persia and Mission
  • J, K, M rail lines on San Jose (approximately ½ mile west of the route)

Visit sfmta.com/alerts the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event. The following MUNI line will be re-routed from the normal route during Sunday Streets but still provide access near to the route:

  • 14 re-routed from Mission St to Alemany
  • 29 re-routed from Mission St (between Geneva and Persia),  exact reroute TBD
  • 49 re-routed from Mission St (between Ocean and Theresa), exact reroute TBD
  • 52 re-routed from Mission St (between Excelsior and Brazil), exact reroute TBD

BART: Take BART to the Balboa Park or Glen Park BART stations. The Balboa Park station is about a 10 minute walk from the southern end of the Sunday Streets route, while the Glen Park station is about a 10 minute walk from the northern end of the route. 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.

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 8 am and no stopping or parking is allowed on the streets after that (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee), and no vehicles are allowed to drive onto the route after 10:00am.

Should you chose to drive, check out SFPark.org and parkme.com to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby.

Detours and Parking Changes

TOWING: The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. Including the following streets:

  • Mission St. from Avalon/Theresa to Geneva Ave.
  • Ocean Ave between Persia and Mission St.
  • First two parking spaces on Francis, Cotter, Santa Rosa, Onondaga, and Seneca Ave.

No parking or stopping will be allowed on these streets after 8am (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed).

DETOURS & LOCAL ACCESS: Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00 am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.

  • Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross the Sunday Streets route via Ocean/Persia Ave
  • East/westbound traffic should use Ocean/Persia Ave to cross the route, or Geneva or Silver Aves to go around it.
  • North/southbound traffic should use Alemany Blvd or London St.

If you need vehicle access to/from your home or place of business during this time, please contact us as early as possible. Email SundayStreets@livablecity.org or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access.