This Weekend: Moon Festival and the Festa Coloniale Italiana
Join the festivities this weekend during the annual Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown. Photo: Jonathan Chen/Flickr
Festa Coloniale Italiana
Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Marking its 100th year this Saturday, September 15, the Festa Coloniale Italiana or Italian Festival will pull out all the stops for this typically joyous event. Taking place on Stockton Street adjacent from Washington Square Park in the heart of North Beach, the event is an authentic Italian street festival, complete with live music, wine tasting, dancing and Italian cuisine. There will also be a free concert event after the festival in celebration of its 100-year anniversary.
How to Get There on Muni: Riders may take the 8 Bayshore, 30 Stockton, 39 Coit, or 45 Union/Stockton routes to the event.
Muni Service Notes: The 39 Coit Route will have a reroute while the other routes in the area may experience increased ridership or minor delays in the area of the event.
Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival
Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM to 6 PM
The Moon has long been looked upon in wonder and amazement, often worshipped as a deity throughout early human history, so it's no surprise that many cultures still maintain centuries-old traditions that revolve around our planet's lone satellite. The Autumn Moon Festival --celebrated in Asia for over 1,000 years-- taking place this weekend in Chinatown is one of those ancient traditions. The festival will showcase arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, lots of food and multiple, colorful parades along Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.
How to Get There on Muni: Riders may take the California Cable Car Line, 1 California, 8 Bayshore, 10 Townsend, 12 Folsom/Pacific, 30 Stockton, or 45 Union/Stockton routes to near the event.
Muni Service Notes: The 10 and 12 routes will have reroutes while the other routes in the area may experience increased ridership or minor delays in the area of the event.
“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.