About Sunday Streets in the Excelsior
The Sunday Streets route includes Mission St between Theresa/Avalon and Geneva Ave. The Excelsior Arts and Music Festival will take place in conjunction with Sunday Streets, so there will be plenty of activity! Sunday Streets is a pet friendly event.
Attend a Community Meeting
If you have ideas on what you would like to see at Sunday Streets, come to a community meeting. Click here for information on location and dates.
Activities and more
The Excelsior has many hidden gems to explore, so strap on those skates or walking shoes and get ready to hit the street. From Avalon to Geneva, you are sure to find something along Mission Street that excites you on this route. Each year we collaborate with the Excelsior Festival to bring a day of fun to the community that is enticing for locals and neighborhood visitors alike.
Check out the Excelsior Arts Walk on Mission Street between Russia and France. Performances include Excelsior Community Center’s Chinese and Filipino Dancers, Drum and dance by Sambaxé, Theatre by Golden Thread Fairytale Players, and much more.
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 in the Excelsior: Sunday, August 16, various 2.5-hour shifts between 9:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.
- Neighborhood Outreach: Saturday, July 18 & 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Volunteer Orientation: Monday, August 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sign Posting: Wednesday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Monthly Volunteer Movie Night: Wednesday, July 22 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 Excelsior Sunday Streets is July 24, 2015. For more information about hosting an activity, click here, or email Beth@livablecity.org.
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 Excelsior Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:
- 8x, 43, 54, 88 on Geneva
- 44 on Silver (north of the route)
- 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 just a few short blocks from the southern end of the Sunday Streets route and the Glen Park station is just a few blocks 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 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). There are no large parking lots or garages near the route. Sunday Streets strongly encourages participants to bike, walk or take transit to the event.
Detour and Parking Changes
The Excelsior Sunday Streets route is Mission Street between Geneva and Theresa/Avalon.
No parking or stopping will be allowed on Mission St between Geneva and Theresa/Avalon after 8am (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed), and no vehicles will be allowed to drive onto the streets between 10:30am and 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 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).