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This Weekend: Cesar Chavez Parade and Sunday Streets

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

N Judah Bus Substitution Reminder: In support of the Inner Sunset Streetscape Improvement Project, a Muni Forward initiative for transit, infrastructure and safety improvements, the N Judah Bus will substitute N Judah train service starting Saturday, April 13 and lasting for 2 weeks.

Events: There are plenty of entertaining events taking place this weekend. Japantown opens the first of two weekends of its annual Cherry Blossom Festival this Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will also feature the annual Cesar Chavez Parade and Festival in the Mission, the Spring Eggstravaganza Carnival in Golden Gate Park, and the 10th annual Goat Festival at the Ferry Building. The Levi's Presidio 10, a family-oriented race to benefit charity, takes place on Sunday in the Presidio. Finally, Sunday Streets heads to the Tenderloin for its third event of the season. Read more about our featured events below.

14 Mission on a Sunny Day
The 14 Mission is one bus route that will get you to both our featured events this weekend. Photo: SFMTA Archives

Cesar Chavez Parade and Festival

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Billed as the largest event in Northern California to honor Cesar Chavez, the Mission's annual Cesar Chavez Parade and Festival celebrates the life and legacy of the man who devoted much of his life to social justice. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and will travel from Dolores Park at 19th Street south to 24th Street where the festival will take place. The festival will showcase the 24th Street merchants, various sidewalk sales, live music, a classic car show and more.

How to Get There on Muni: Riders may take the J Church Line, 12 Folsom/Pacific, 14 Mission, 14R Mission Rapid, 27 Bryant, 33 Ashbury/18th Street, 48 Quintara/24th Street, 49 Van Ness/Mission, or the 67 Bernal Heights routes to the event.

Muni Service Notes: The 12, 14, 14R, 48, 49, and 67 routes will have reroutes in the area of the event. All routes to and from the event may experience increased ridership and some minor delays.

Sunday Streets: Tenderloin

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Car-free streets, free activities and plenty of chances to meet your neighbors sums up the Sunday Streets experience. This Sunday the fun comes to the Tenderloin, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. New for this year's event will be the Thai New Year in Little Saigon as the area on Larkin Street between Eddy and O'Farrell streets transforms into a celebration of Thai and Vietnamese culture. This will complement the usual Sunday Streets fun of a temporary walkable park in the middle of the city.

How to Get There on Muni: Riders can take any Muni Metro line to Civic Center station, the F Market and Wharves Line, any Market Street bus route, as well as the 14 Mission, 14R Mission Rapid, 19 Polk, 27 Bryant, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary, 38R Geary Rapid, 47 Van Ness, or the 49 Van Ness/Mission routes to near the event.

Muni Service Notes: The 19, 27, and 31 routes will have reroutes during this event. All routes to and from the event may experience increased ridership and some minor delays.

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.