Sunday Streets SoMa

August 18th, 2019 | 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday Streets is excited to return to its newest route in SoMa this August, spanning Folsom Street from Essex to 10th Street to and creating 1.3 miles of temporary open space for the community to enjoy.

Home to the Leather & LGBTQ and SOMA Pilipinas Cultural Districts, as well as the East Cut, SoMa West (coming soon) and Yerba Buena Community Benefit Districts, South of Market borders Potrero Hill and the Mission and contains many smaller neighborhoods, including South Park, South Beach and Financial District South. Pick up an Explore Local Guide and Common Cents Passport at Sunday Streets info booths for local businesses and resources.

After the 1906 earthquake destroyed the area, SoMa was rebuilt with wider streets (many of which, like Folsom, are one-way) to accommodate industrial development. Today, SoMa is still home to factories and light industry, as well as SROs, tech offices, arts incubators, nightclubs and new housing developments. This mixed-use neighborhood blends residential, commercial, cultural, institutional and entertainment uses and is known for its live-work spaces, design and art production.

Dance the night away at DNA Lounge, visit the collection at the Prelinger Library, tour world-class museums and arts centers like MoMa, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Museum of the African Diaspora and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Enjoy a meal at SoMa Streat Food Park. Support community organizations like United Playaz and the Pilipino Senior Resource Center. And don’t forget to explore the area’s tucked-away alleys, expansive murals, small businesses and turn-of-the-century industrial architecture.

On Sunday, get to know SoMa! Visit Activity Hubs at:

  • Essex and 2nd Streets
  • 4th Street
  • 6th Street
  • 9th and 10th Streets 

Getting there

SoMa is one of the most transit-rich neighborhoods in San Francisco. 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. 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 SoMa Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • 8 Bayshore, 9 San Bruno, 12 Folsom, 19 Polk, 27 Bryant, 45 Union/Stockton
  • J line on Church St stops at 18th St, just 2 blocks west of the route.
  • The 14 and 14R two blocks away on Mission St.
  • The L,M,N and T rail lines to Metro Civic Center Station

BART: Take BART to the Civic Center, Powell or Montgomery Stations, all about a 10-minute walk to the Sunday Streets route on Folsom Street. 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, check out SFPark.org and parkme.com to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby.

Be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am 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.

Detours and Parking Changes

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

  • Folsom St between 10th St and Essex St

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 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4:30 pm.

  • Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross Folsom St on 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th St, 5th St, 4th St, 3rd, 2nd St and Essex Sts.
  • Alley streets connecting to Folsom will be available for local access only. Please click here for how to access alleys.
  • Eastbound traffic should use Bryant or Brannan Streets.
  • 280-W will not be affected
  • To access 80-W, take Harrison Street to 4th St or 7th St
  • To access 80-E, take Bryant Street to 8th or 5th St
  • To access 101-S, take Bryant to 10th 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.