Yesterday we had one of the most important events in the neighborhood: The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair. As part of the Summer of Love Experience, the people, music, art and food, got together in a Street Fair that is everything you can ask for!

Always with an incredible good atmosphere, full of respect and love. The already authentic style that covers the neighborhood is joined by a touch of color, as well as a large number of people wanting to enjoy a great day.

The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair is a non-profit organization that celebrates the cultural history and diversity of the neighborhood.
Created in 1978, HASF has produced the annual street fair that features arts and crafts, food booths, three musical stages, and a Family Area (Children’s Alley). It also serves as a means for community groups and mercantile vendors to interact with the public.

You can find a large group of people dressed in the hippie style, dancing to the sound of music, or directly with an indescribable and fun look.

If I had to highlight something special, it would be the man who gave out free hugs, and Jesus hitting the five from the heights.

The street fair was developed in response to the re-birth of the economic and residential spirit of the community in the mid-1970’s.

With the assistance of the late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first District 5 and openly Gay supervisor, a group of neighborhood merchants, activists and residents developed this organization with the idea of sponsoring a day long community celebration. The two stages – Main Stage and Masonic Stage – hosts a variety of musical presentations that have featured such bands as the Merle Saunders Band, Jefferson Starship, The Tubes, The Commander Cody Band and Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) among others. It is also a showcase for up-and-coming artists and musical groups. The event is kid-friendly, and you can find the Alley Stage at The Children’s Alley, that hosts a line-up of Family entertainment.

This event has become a significant date in the calendar for the people in San Francisco, as it has been awarded a California State Senate Resolution (2012), three San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s “Certificate of Honor” (2007,2010 & 2011) and a ” Best of The Bay” award from the San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper (2007).

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