We may be apart this year, but we’ll always have our memories.
Since its founding in 1974 by Harvey Milk, the Castro Street Fair has celebrated the joy and diversity of our community, and that won’t stop even though we may be physically apart.
Today, we are kicking off our Share your Memories campaign. We encourage all of you to post your past pictures of the Fair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Include the year, what you were doing, tag your friends, share your hopes for the future, mention us and include #castrostreetfair hashtag.
Harvey Milk famously said “hope will never be silent”. Neither shall we. Leading up to what would have been 2020’s Castro Street Fair on Sunday, October 4, we will be posting our own archival photos, reposting the best photos from all of you, and announcing some fun activities.
Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on what’s happening! In the meantime, share your memories!
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!
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!