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SF weekend: Haight Street Fair, Sunday Streets in the Sunset, folk music festival, more

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By Mike Pinzuti - Published on June 07, 2019.

This weekend features two of the longest-running one-day festivals in the city, as well as a celebration of West Coast art (and a chance to score free Outside Lands tickets) and car-free streets along the Pacific Ocean.

Here are our top picks for getting out and about over the next few days in San Francisco.

West Coast Craft

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You're guaranteed to see the latest from some up-and-coming local artists and designers at the West Coast Craft fair, which features 275+ "craftspeople inspired by the cultural and natural histories of the West Coast." The first of two planned West Coast Craft events this year (the other is set for November), the event will also feature food, drinks and a make-your-own custom T-shirt bar. Vote for your favorite vendor, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win two tickets to Outside Lands.

When: June 8 - June 9, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd.
Price: Free admission

Free Folk Festival

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Every year since the late 1970s, the San Francisco Folk Music Club has held a one-day, all-ages festival celebrating folk music, dance and arts & crafts. This year's festival will be held — for the third year running— at Everett Middle School in the Mission, with workshops, videos and singalongs honoring the 100th birthday of late folk icon Pete Seeger. The jam-packed festival schedule is online, with events ranging from "Shanties and Sea Songs" to "Opa! Dances of Greece."

When: Saturday, June 8, 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Everett Middle School, 450 Church St.
Price: Free admission; donations encouraged

Sunday Streets in the Sunset/Golden Gate Park

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In perhaps its most picturesque event of the year, this month's edition of Sunday Streets will visit the Outer Sunset and Golden Gate Park. No cars will be allowed along the scenic Great Highway and through the park, allowing visitors and residents to explore multiple areas in a single afternoon. Special events at the SF Zoo, food and drink deals at local Sunset establishments and family fun zones are among the fun on offer, along with pet adoption and rescue areas, climbing walls, free bike and scooter rentals, live music and much more. 

When: Sunday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Great Highway (see map)
Price: Free admission

Haight Ashbury Street Fair

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This Sunday also brings the 42nd annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair, an event originally started to honor the cultural, political and social contributions provided by the neighborhood during the 1960's. Years later, the event is still going strong, with 200 booths selling food and merchandise, free information on community outreach programs and two stages of live music set up on opposite ends of the festival, at Masonic and Stanyan streets.

When: Sunday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Haight Street from Stanyan to Masonic 
Price: Free admission

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