An update from your friends at the Castro Street Fair

Collage of past Castro Street Fairs

For over 45 years the Castro Street Fair has been proud to provide a wonderful opportunity every year to join together and celebrate the unique nature of the best neighborhood in San Francisco, while raising important funds for local nonprofit organizations. In 2019, the Fair was able to donate $54,750 back to help improve the lives of our neighbors and partners. In fact, last year the Fair reached the milestone of having given back one million dollars to San Francisco nonprofits.

Because of the unique challenges of the pandemic and to comply with local mandates, the Castro Street Fair will not be taking place in its usual form this year. Our first responsibility is to protect the safety of our friends, families, beneficiaries and supporters. The Board of Directors is currently working with our partners to find ways in which to highlight the Castro leading up to what would have been Fair weekend, as well as encourage much-needed business to the local merchants. We will be sharing those plans in the coming months, and we want the community to support one another in the meantime. We hope to be back in the streets of the Castro, along with all of you, in 2021.

Be safe and wear a mask!

See you at the fair

We are excited to welcome all of you to the 46th Annual Castro Street Fair, today from 11am to 6pm!

It’s going to be a great day of entertainment, exhibitors, food, and beverages in the Castro. Stop by our Info Booth at Castro and Market street to pick up a limited-edition 2019 T-shirt. Have a Trumer Pils, Founder’s, or Spiked Seltzer at one of our four official beverage booths. Your donation of $5 to $10 at the entry gates gets you $1 off that beverage! Watch fun live performances at our Main Stage, this year back on Market street, and hop on over to the Midway for an extravaganza of games. Dance with friends at Dance Alley to a lineup of fabulous DJs, and shake your boots at the Sundance Saloon. Pick up some new swag at our vendor booths, or just hang out and people watch.

And remember that all donations will support the fair and our 2019 beneficiaries!

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Map of the 46th Annual Castro Street Fair grounds

See you tomorrow in the Castro!

Crowds at last year's Castro Street Fair

We’ve got a full day of entertainment lined up at the 46th Annual Castro Street Fair.

All day long, line dancing will move hearts at the Sundance Saloon area. If you’re a newbie, grab a friendly lesson every hour on the hour, from 1pm to 4pm.

If a thumping beat is more your style, check out our DJs at Dance Alley. From 12:00pm to 6:00pm we’ll have great music, and starting at 4:30pm all DJs are going to play tag team, back-to-back, till close. It’s gonna be a great time!

Throughout the day, watch the thrills of Cheer SF or enjoy the circus talents of Dolores Flow. In almost every corner of the Fair, we have sights and sounds to enjoy.

We have taken back Market Street where you can enjoy the new Midway, an area with an extravaganza of interactive games.

And, don’t forget the fabulous lineup we have for you on the Main Stage — hosted by local luminaries Per Sia and Yves Saint Croissant, we’ve got drag and burlesque and live music and rousing speeches and a performance from the NYC native lyricist, LE1F.

Keep our full schedule entertainment page bookmarked on your phone to make sure you don’t miss anything throughout the day.

We’ll see you tomorrow in the Castro, 11am–6pm!