Sunday Streets Western Addition

September 9th, 2018 | 11:00am – 4:00pm

Photo By Young Chau

Come dance in the streets with Sunday Streets car-free route along The Western Addition’s main corridor, Fillmore Street.

During World War 2, the area became known as a hub for African American culture, spanning everything from literature to art and music, earning it the nickname ‘the Harlem of the West.’  

Today, Sunday Streets celebrates local establishments, like music venue the Boom Boom Room, after-school hangout Miyako Old Fashioned Ice Cream for deli lunches, and the African American Art & Culture Complex for gallery exhibits, theater performances and classes.

The Fillmore corridor enjoys a high level of foot traffic and diverse population, along with plenty of public transit options. Sunday Streets loves working with the Western Addition community, especially providing support and activation for small businesses.

Volunteer!

Each Sunday Streets is made possible with the support and dedication of volunteers like you. From event prep and neighborhood outreach to staffing the event, there’s something for everyone

For more information about volunteering visit the volunteer page on this website or email us at volunteer@livablecity.org.

Exhibit

Join the fun as a Sunday Streets Exhibitor! Share your project, business or service with your community with a fun activity or info station.

Registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to each event.

For more information, visit the Exhibitor page or email programs@livablecity.org.

Community Meetings

Help shape Sunday Streets by meeting your neighbors and connecting with community leaders. Join your neighborhood’s Community Planning meetings, which occur 2-8 weeks prior to each event.

Click here for the meeting schedule or email programs@livablecity.org for more information.

Getting there

We strongly encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets when possible.

MUNI:  For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to www.sfmta.com. Visit sfmta.com/alerts the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event.  Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Mission Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • 5 at Fillmore and McAllister
  • 21 at Central Ave and Hayes St
  • 24 at Fulton St and Divisadero St
  • 31 at Webster St and Eddy St
  • 38 at Fillmore St and Geary Blvd
  • Visit sfmta.com/alerts the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event. The following MUNI line will be re-routed from the normal route during Sunday Streets:
    • 22 re-routed from Fillmore St to Webster St between Sutter and Hayes

BART: Combining BART with a bike ride or MUNI ride can be a great way to get to Sunday Streets from the East or South Bay. Bikes are allowed on BART trains at all times. For trip planning, go to www.bart.gov. For more information about bikes on BART, go to www.bart.gov/guide/bikes.

  • Bart & Bike: Take BART to Civic Center Station, then bike McAllister to Fillmore St

BIKE: Get in the Livable City spirit – bike to Sunday Streets! Go to:  www.sfbike.org to download a bike map to help find a flat, bike-friendly route from your area or the nearest transit stop to Sunday Streets. Got a long way to go? Shorten the trip by taking transit part of the way. Muni buses have bike racks for 2 bikes, BART and Caltrain both allow bikes on board.

By Car: Should you chose to drive, be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am and no stopping or parking is allowed on the streets after that (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee), and no vehicles are allowed to drive onto the route after 10:00am.

Should you chose to drive, check out SFPark.org and parkme.com to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby. Additionally, parking may be available at these locations near the route:

  • The Fillmore Center Garage, 1475 Fillmore St (via entrance on Eddy between Fillmore and Steiner Streets)
  • Fillmore Street Annex Garage, 1650 Fillmore St (between Geary Blvd and Post St)
  • Fillmore Heritage Center Garage, 1310 Fillmore St (via entrance on Eddy between Fillmore and Webster Streets)
  • Pacific Park Garage, 1300 Fillmore St
  • Japan Center Garage, 1610 Geary Blvd
  • Public Parking lot at 1480 Eddy St
  • DMV Parking lot, 1377 Fell St, open 24 hours

Detours and Parking Changes

TOWING: The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. Including the following streets:

  • Baker St between Fell and McAllister
  • Fulton St between Baker and Fillmore
  • Fillmore St between Fulton and Geary

No parking or stopping will be allowed on these streets after 8am (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed).

DETOURS & LOCAL ACCESS: Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.

  • Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross the Sunday Streets route on Hayes, Divisadero, McAllister, and Eddy Streets.
  • North and southbound traffic should use Masonic, Divisadero or Webster Streets instead of Fillmore St.
  • East and westbound traffic should use Fell, Hayes, McAllister, Eddy Streets or Geary Blvd instead of Fulton St.

If you need vehicle access to/from your home or place of business during this time, please contact us as early as possible. Email SundayStreets@livablecity.org or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access.