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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Reminder: Final Muni Subway Shutdowns for New Train Tests

Muni Metro subway closures for tests on new Muni trains will continue through this weekend. Subway service will close early on weekdays at 9:30 p.m., and Friday night until Monday morning. Muni bus shuttles will operate between Embarcadero and West Portal stations. Muni Metro trains will continue to operate on the surface during the test period. For complete details, please visit our service alert page.

Italian Festival parade procession
Festa Coloniale Italiana attendees in a procession in 2008. Photo: Chad K/Flickr

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This weekend will be jam-packed with huge music events like Outside Lands and a Lady Gaga concert at AT&T Park, the Pistahan Parade and Festival on downtown Market Street, the Escape from the Rock Duathlon along the Marina waterfront and the Inner Sunset Flea Market. Read more about the featured events below.

Muni Service Changes: Beginning Saturday, there will be a number of stop changes along outer San Bruno Avenue for the 8, 8AX, 9 and 90 routes. And as of Monday, the 7R Haight/Noriega Rapid will be known simply as the 7 Haight/Noriega to make service easier to navigate for riders. For details on the service changes, please see our blog post from Monday.

Subway Open This Weekend: The Muni Metro subway will be open for regular service this weekend, Aug. 11-13. Subway closures for tests on new Muni trains will resume Monday, on weekdays after 9:30 p.m., and for a final weekend on Aug. 18-20. For details on the subway closures, please visit our service alert page.

2008 Outside Lands crowd
The crowd puts their hands in the air at Outside Lands in 2008. Photo: Ryan Devenish/Flickr

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

People out enjoying a street fair under a bright afternoon sky.
People enjoying the Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japantown on August 13, 2011. Photo credit: David Yu/Flickr

Nihonmachi Street Fair

Saturday and Sunday, various times
Japantown

Founded in 1973, the Nihonmachi Street Fair was created to provide leadership and mentorship opportunities for the youth of Japantown and honor the cultural heritage of the neighborhood. Since then, the event has grown from a small neighborhood affair with four booths to a two-day festival that draws over 30,000 people and incorporates local music that spans genres from Taiko to salsa, rock and jazz. This year's fair will showcase work from local Asian artists, the fourth annual co-ed basketball tournament, Sunday's Doggie World, and a food fest.

How to Get There on Muni: The 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 22 Fillmore, 31 Balboa and 38 Geary/38R Geary Rapid routes will take riders close to the event.

Muni Service Note: There are no scheduled service reroutes, but Muni service near Japantown may see minor delays due to increased ridership.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In addition to a James Taylor concert and the Treasure Island Flea Market this beautiful weekend, the Up Your Alley Fair takes place on Sunday in SoMa (the 12 Folsom/Pacific will be rerouted). And don't forget: the Muni Metro Subway will be closed for new train tests for the second of four weekends.

A sunny day on Treasure Island in 2016
Fun and excitement awaiting all comers on Treasure Island in 2016. Photo: Tom Hilton/Flickr

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Muni Subway Shutdowns for New Train Testing

Muni Metro subway closures for tests on new Muni trains start this Saturday, July 22 until Sunday, Aug. 20, except for Aug. 11 - 13. Subway service will close early on weekdays at 9:30 p.m., and all weekend from Fridays nights until Monday mornings. Muni Metro trains will continue to operate on the surface during the test period. For complete details, please visit our project page.

A collage of three photos showing the new red and gray Muni light-rail vehicles in the Muni Metro East rail yard.
The new Muni trains have been arriving since January and are ready for the next phase of testing in the Metro subway.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

After last week's action-packed start to the summer, this quieter weekend provides a chance to catch your breath with this month's Sunday Streets taking place in the heart of the Mission. Read more below

Sunday Streets Crowd on Valencia Street.
The crowd on Valencia at 21st Street during Sunday Streets in the Mission last year.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

After an exciting holiday weekend, the city still has plenty to offer. Ready or not, here are some of the upcoming events for this weekend, including the King of the Streets Lowrider Cruise, Across the Bay 12k & 5k, and Giants baseball. Read more about our featured events below.

FMarket by the ballpark

Giants Baseball Games

Friday through Sunday
AT&T Park

The Giants make a brief homestand with three games this weekend against the Miami Marlins. Saturday is Jeff Samardzija Shark Snow Globe night, where the first 20,000 fans through the gates will receive a unique themed snow globe.

Spend more time cheering for the Giants, and less time waiting in line, by purchasing your Muni fare in advance through the MuniMobile app.

How to Get There on Muni: The E Embarcadero, N Judah and T Third lines as well as the 10 Townsend, 30 Stockton, 45 Union/Stockton and 47 Van Ness routes will get you close to the ballpark. For more details on biking, taxis or parking during baseball season, visit our service alert press release.

Muni Service Note: Additional ballpark shuttle trains will be provided to assist fans with both pre- and post-game service. Patrons should expect minor service delays near the ballpark due to heavier pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Crowd at the 2016 Fillmore Jazz Fest
Spectators enjoy live music at the 2016 Fillmore Jazz Festival. Photo: Stephen/Flickr

Fourth of July: Extra Muni Service, Parking Will Be Enforced

This Tuesday, the 4th of July holiday, Muni will operate on a Sunday schedule, and extra Muni service will be provided to and from the fireworks display on The Embarcadero.

Parking Restrictions Enforced: Seven-day street sweeping restrictions and parking meters (including those meters on Port of San Francisco property) will be enforced.

Parking Restrictions Not Enforced: Residential parking permit, Monday through Friday street sweeping, and commuter tow-away restrictions will not be enforced. For complete details, visit the holiday enforcement schedule webpage.

Read more about getting to the July 4th fireworks and this weekend's featured events below.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The first weekend of summer and the last weekend of June will draw an estimated one million people into the city for the world-famous Pride celebration. While Pride weekend will take center stage in the city this weekend, don’t forget that the San Francisco Giants will begin a six game home stand on Friday. Muni service will be increased and get you out to AT&T Park for those games against the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies. Now, here's what you can expect during this weekend's Pride events.

Muni Contingent in 2016 SF Pride Parade
The SFMTA contingent during the 2016 Pride Parade. SFMTA Photo Archive

Pride Weekend

Friday through Sunday
Castro and Civic Center

"A Celebration of Diversity” is the theme of this year’s San Francisco Pride festivities which will begin Friday night with the Trans March procession from Dolores Park to the Tenderloin. Saturday will feature the Dyke March as it makes its way from Dolores Park to the Castro. Also on Saturday and Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people will make their way to the Civic Center Plaza for the Pride Celebration, which will feature music and dance performances on several stages plus appearances by nationally and internationally recognized LGBT stars.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

If you're a fan of nice weather and historic festivals, then this weekend should please you. Check out our featured events below.

The crowd soaking up the sun in Washington Square Park during North Beach Festival 2009.
The crowd soaking up the sun in Washington Square Park during North Beach Festival 2009. Photo: Javi Vázquez/Flickr