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
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.