General Information

Photo by Gooch.

The 48th Castro Street Fair will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 11am to 6pm at Castro and Market Streets. The Castro Street Fair is a smoke-free event. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


We ask for a suggested donation of $5 or $10 at the entry gates the day of the fair, or feel free to make a donation online anytime. Please donate more if you can. Proceeds go to the non-profit organizations in our beneficiaries roster for the year.



Sponsors and Partners

Advance Study is an FDA pilot study to consider new approaches for selecting men who have sex with men to be blood donors. Learn what your blood can do at

The Castro LGBTQ Culture District aims to highlight the importance of LGBTQ people to the Castro’s history, and ensure we have a place in its future. Learn more at

Founded in 1978, the SF Bay Times is the first LGBTQ newspaper founded jointly and equally by gay men and women. Today, it remains one of the largest LGBTQ newspapers in Northern California providing compressive news and information to our community. Visit them at


The Castro Street Fair wouldn’t be possible without the participation and volunteer power of some amazing local nonprofit organizations. Our 2022 beneficiaries will be announced soon.

Every year, the Fair shares our proceeds to help nonprofits continue providing essential services to the communities in and around the Castro.  Additionally, we are proud that we are able to support the purchase and maintenance of the world-famous Rainbow Flag which flies in Harvey Milk Plaza. Since 1998, the Fair is proud to have given over $1.5 million back to the community beneficiaries.


Make your Castro Street Fair entry donation here before the fair. Donations and annual proceeds from the Fair help support dozens of local non-profits within the Castro community.