From everyone at the Castro Street Fair, thank you for a wonderful day!
The sun was shining, everyone had a smile on their face, and the Castro was alive with fantastic performances. We are so grateful to all of our entertainers for gracing our stages with their talent, our amazing sponsors for supporting us, the hundreds of exhibitors who lined the streets, and the thousands of attendees who donated at the gate, supported our Beverage Partners and danced with us in the streets.
Our annual Fair is a labor of love, and we couldn’t do it without the support of our partner beneficiary organizations, who supply us with hundreds of hours of volunteer time – thanks! We share proceeds from the gate donations, as well as proceeds from sales at our Official Beverage Booths, with our beneficiaries. If you weren’t able to donate yesterday, you still can, by texting CASTRO to 41-444.
While we are truly thankful for a successful and safe day of celebration in San Francisco, our hearts are also with the people and visitors of Las Vegas. Such senseless tragedy reminds us to hug our friends and family even tighter.
Finally, we want to appreciate the Castro itself – such a special place is due to a fantastic community of neighbors, officials, businesses, and organizations. We are particularly grateful to the residents and merchants who so graciously welcome the Fair year after year. We are incredibly proud to call the Castro home; it’s our goal to highlight the fabulous attitude of the neighborhood while raising invaluable dollars for local nonprofits. And, we help to buy and maintain the spectacular rainbow flag that flies high over the Castro. Thank you again for making the 44th Castro Street Fair one of the best ever!
It is going to be a fabulous sunny day in the Castro today, where neighbors, friends, exhibitors, sponsors, and local merchants come together to celebrate our favorite neighborhood and the legacy of Harvey Milk.
Remember that your donations at the gate help make this fair a reality, and supports our esteemed beneficiaries. This year, in addition to helping underwrite the cost of flying the Rainbow Flag at Harvey Milk Plaza, we are also sharing proceeds with these incredible beneficiaries: Bears of San Francisco, Castro Community on Patrol, Castro Country Club, Centro La Olas, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Family Link, Haight Ashbury Cooperative Nursery School, Imperial Council of San Francisco, McKinley Elementary PTA, Most Holy Redeemer AIDS Support Group, San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, San Francisco Spikes Soccer Club, SF Boom Softball Team, Queer Lifespace, and 15 Association.
Check out the map of the Fair so you can find your way in the new and improved footprint, as well as the full entertainment schedule to make sure you don’t miss your favorite acts or DJ’s.
We’ll be posting on our Instagram (@castrostreetfair), Facebook, and Twitter (@CastroStFair). Make sure to follow us, and @mention us or tag your posts and photos #castrostreetfair so we can see the fair through your eyes!
We can’t wait to share all of it with you! See you at 11am!
The Castro Street Fair is proud that some of the brightest local talent is gracing the decks at our Dance Alley. One of the most exciting entertainment areas of our annual celebration, Dance Alley always comes through with the smiles, love, and music that the Castro Street Fair is known for year after year. With the talents of Matthew Paul, Trevor Sigler, e’Lish, and Siobhan Aluvalot, 2017 will be among the best, so meet us on 18th Street on Sunday! Prepare to dance without reservation, with hundreds of your closest friends and neighbors. Remember, all it takes is a smile to make a new friend at the Castro Street Fair!