Castro Street Fair Hosting Public Forum

The Executive Board of the Castro Street Fair is seeking community input. Please join us for a public forum April 21 to discuss the present state, history, and future of this beloved community event.

Traditionally held on the first Sunday in October, the Castro Street Fair has been a consistent community celebration since Harvey Milk founded it in 1974. The Fair has evolved along with neighborhood and the increased challenges of producing large outdoor community events in the San Francisco urban landscape.

Our Board of Directors is seeking community feedback to address the needs of the neighborhood that hosts the event and the Fair attendees.

Castro Street Fair is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has raised nearly $1.5M in event proceeds for community organizations. We are not only a celebration, but also a vehicle to provide much needed community support.

Join us for this forum where we invite members of our diverse community to share their unique perspectives and be heard, as well as to ask questions to the Board Members. We will be able to share important information that we can use in efforts to sustain our event.

The agenda for the event will include:

  • Introduction of Board Executives
  • A brief history of the foundation of the Castro Street Fair
  • Recent history of the Fair and plans for 2018 Event
  • Summary of Fair financials
  • Public Speaking Opportunities
  • Q&A
  • Small group break out

All persons and groups from the SF community are invited to attend. Please RSVP!

We look forward to seeing you there.

$55,000 donated to our beneficiares

We are so happy to have ended 2017 on such a good note, and we have all of our neighbors, volunteers, and partners to thank!

On December 14th of 2017, the Castro Street Fair Board of Directors held our annual Holiday Party where we awarded $55,000.00 in proceeds to our amazing 2017 nonprofit beneficiary organizational partners. Since 1998, the Fair is proud to have given nearly $1.5 million back to it’s community beneficiaries.

We hope that 2018, which will showcase the 45th Castro Street Fair, brings even more good fortune to the most fabulous neighborhood of San Francisco.


Thank you for attending the 44th annual Castro Street Fair!

44th Annual Castro Street Fair

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!