Sunday Streets Tenderloin 5.06

May 6th, 2018 | 11:00am – 4:00pm

Photo by Young Chau

With car-free streets, free activities and plenty of chances to meet your neighbors, Sunday Streets most urban route celebrates the centrally-located and densely-populated Tenderloin, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. 

Visit three Activity Hubs at Civic Center, Ellis Street, and Golden Gate. Here’s what to see:

  • In partnership with the Asian Art Museum and Chinese Culture Center, enjoy World Team USA’s mixed-martial arts, musical performances, cultural festivities and more  at Civic Center 
  • Starting at noon from the Golden Gate HubLivable City‘s Rolling Q+A continues with District 6 Supervisor and mayoral candidate Jane Kim, mayoral candidate Amy Farah Weiss, and SF Bicycle Coalition ED Brian Wiedenmeir.
  • Step inside the stories and color of traditional Indian saris at Civic Center’s Sari Dress Tent, an interactive art exhibit showcasing the traditional Indian women’s draped garment, plus performances from Non Stop Bhangra and a sari draping workshop.
  • Check out Yellow Bike Project at Ellis and Leavenworth for all things bicycle and community-related, and dance to DJ music at 826 Valencia at the corner of Golden Gate and Leavenworth
  • Listen to Vietnamese music from Composer Vân-Ánh Võ and get a sneak peek at new art programming at Tenderloin Museum
  • Plus a rescue dog area at Ellis, news on transportation plans at the SFMTA boothSF Rec and Park‘s Mobile Rock Climbing Wall on Jones Street, and fun ways to get involved from It’s Your District!

Sunday Streets closes the road to cars to offer guests an intimate way of interacting with the area’s array of authentic and affordable restaurants, small businesses and nonprofit services. Grab a banh mi or a bubble tea, learn about the area’s history at the Tenderloin Museum, or explore Larkin’s Street’s Tenderloin Community Garden. Home to large apartment buildings and many SROs, the area’s culturally diverse population includes a high percentage of families.

Besides providing safe, open recreational space accessible to the district’s families, youth and seniors, Sunday Streets works with local residents, businesses and nonprofits to create programming tailored to the unique needs of the district.

For info about Sunday Streets Tenderloin’s fall event, click here.


Each Sunday Streets is made possible with the support and dedication of volunteers like you. From event prep and neighborhood outreach to staffing the event, there’s something for everyone

For more information about volunteering visit the volunteer page on this website or email us at


Share your project, business or service with your community – join the fun as a Sunday Streets Exhibitor! The deadline to register is 2 weeks prior to each event.

For more information, visit the Activity Host page or email

Community Meetings

Help shape Sunday Streets by meeting your neighbors and connecting with community leaders. Join your neighborhood’s Community Planning meetings, which occur 2-8 weeks prior to each event.

Click here for the meeting schedule or email for more information.

Getting there

The Tenderloin is one of the most accessible 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 Visit 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 Tenderloin Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • K, L, M, T and F lines on Market St, just one block west of the route at Civic Center
  • 5, 19, 27, 31, and 38 Muni bus lines
  • Golden Gate Transit

BART: Take BART to the Civic Center BART Station which is just 1 short block from the Sunday Streets route. Use the Hyde or Larkin St exits and walk north 1 or 2 blocks to Fulton St. Bikes are allowed on BART trains at all times. For trip planning, go to For more information about bikes on BART, go to

BIKE: Get in the Livable City spirit and bike to Sunday Streets! Go to: 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), and no vehicles are allowed to drive onto the route after 10:00am.

Should you chose to drive, check out and to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby. Additionally, parking may be available at these locations near the route:

  • Civic Center Plaza Garage at 355 McAllister St (Larkin St entrance/exit will be closed for Sunday Streets)
  • Opera Plaza Garage at 601 Van Ness Ave near Golden Gate Ave
  • Fox Plaza Garage at 1390 Market St.

Detours and Parking Changes

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

  • Fulton St. from Hyde to Larkin St.
  • Larkin St. from Fulton to Ellis St.
  • Ellis St. from Larkin to Jones St.
  • Jones St. from Ellis to Golden Gate Ave.
  • Golden Gate Ave. from Jones to Polk 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 4pm.

Vehicles will be able to cross the route on McAllister, Eddy St., and Leavenworth.

Suggested Detours:

  • Northbound traffic should use Polk or Leavenworth instead of Larkin St.
  • Southbound traffic should use Hyde or Mason St. instead of Jones St.
  • Westbound traffic should use Eddy or McAllister St. instead of Ellis and Turk Streets.
  • Eastbound traffic should use McAllister St. instead of Golden Gate Ave.

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