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Father's Day Weekend: North Beach Festival, Corgi Con and More

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Events: This Father's Day weekend is packed with fun and unique events all around the city. Starting on Saturday, the 65th annual North Beach Festival returns for the weekend, while over in the Fillmore District the annual Juneteenth Parade and Festival will continue its tradition of commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. Continuing the trek westward, those with a shared love of the beach and dogs can scratch both itches by stopping by the NorCal Corgi Con at Ocean Beach. Lastly, on Sunday (Father's Day!) the 2019 Stern Grove Festival kicks off its 82nd summer of free concerts each weekend and the Giants will wrap up a three-game set against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. Read more about our featured events below.

Grant/Green street sign/NB Festival
The North Beach Festival takes place in the heart of historic North Beach. Photo: Luiza Leite/Flickr

North Beach Festival

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
North Beach

Generally considered to be one of the country's original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival returns to the heart of the historic neighborhood for its 65th year. The two-day event will feature two stages of live entertainment, 125 arts and crafts booths, beverage gardens, kids' chalk art area and much more for the whole family.

How to Get There on Muni: Riders may take the 8 Bayshore, 30 Stockton, 39 Coit, or 45 Union/Stockton routes to the North Beach neighborhood.

Muni Service Notes: The 8 Bayshore will have a reroute in the area of the event. All other routes in the vicinity may experience some minor delays and increased ridership.

NorCal Corgi Con

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ocean Beach

While the heat is forecast to subside throughout the remainder of the week, it should still be warm and sunny enough to justify a trip to the beach this weekend. If you are one who likes to hang out on the beach on a summer day but often find yourself wishing that upwards of 1,000 corgis would join you, then this Sunday's Corgi Con is just the event for you! This bizarre and fun event celebrates the squat, longer-than-it-is-tall, joyful breed with a day of beach romping, corgi races and more.

How to Get There on Muni: Beach goers and corgi fans alike may take the N Judah Line, as well as the 5 Fulton, 18 46th Avenue, 38 Geary, or the 38R Geary Rapid routes out to the area of the event.

Muni Service Notes: There are no planned service changes for this event.

Remember that you can take Muni for the entire day for a single $5 fare. The new $5 Day Pass, available on MuniMobile®, is part of Muni’s recent fare changes. The pass is intended to encourage a safe, convenient way to pay your fare and quickly board Muni vehicles, which reduces overall travel time for everyone. The $5 Day Pass is Muni bus, rail and historic streetcars only.

“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Thursdays for a look ahead to the weekend. Check out our Weekend Traffic & Transit Advisory for more details.