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On Tap

This Weekend: Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park and Street Fair in Japantown

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

If you love attending music festivals, this weekend will see one of the best right in our own backyard. Starting Friday, thousands of music fans will descend upon Golden Gate Park for three days of bliss at Outside Lands. Then on Saturday, thousands more will venture into Japantown for the Nihonmachi Street Fair, a celebration of Asian and Pacific American culture.

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.

Outside Lands
Friday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Golden Gate Park

 

Now in its ninth year, Outside Lands has quickly become one of the premier music and arts festivals in the country. A stellar roster of established and up-and-coming artists will play to an expected crowd of 200,000 people during the three days. This year’s headliners include Lionel Richie, Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem.

 

We know you’ll be eager to get to the show in the afternoon and to get home at night, so avoid waiting in line at the ticket machine or searching for loose change by purchasing your fare in advance with the MuniMobile app.

 

While Muni will be providing supplemental event service (detailed below), don’t forget that these routes will get you to Golden Gate Park: 7 Haight/Noriega, 18 46th Avenue, 21 Hayes, 28 19th Avenue, 29 Sunset, 33 Ashbury/18th Street, and 44 O’Shaughnessy, while these routes will drop you off in the general vicinity of the park: 6 Haight/Parnassus, 31 Balboa, and 43 Masonic.

 

Muni service note: Due to increased ridership, service routes near Golden Gate Park may experience delays.

 

Supplemental event service information:

 

Pre-Event Friday:

  • OB 5R Fulton Rapid, 2 to 7 p.m., from Market and Front streets to Fulton Street and 30th Avenue.
  • N Judah Line will have additional service between Caltrain and Ocean Beach beginning at 2 p.m.

Post-event Friday:

  • IB 5R Fulton Rapid, 8 to 11:30 p.m., from Fulton Street at 36th and 30th avenues to Hyde and Grove streets.
  • N Judah Line will have additional service between Caltrain and Ocean Beach until 11:30 p.m.
  • The 28 19th Avenue and 29 Sunset routes will have additional service.

 

Pre-event weekend:

  • OB 5R Fulton Rapid, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., from Market and Front streets to Fulton Street and 30th Avenue.
  • N Judah Line will have additional service between Caltrain and Ocean Beach beginning at 2 p.m.
  • The 28 19th Avenue and 29 Sunset routes will have additional service.

Post-event weekend:

  • IB 5R-Fulton Rapid, 8 to 11:30 p.m., from Fulton Street and 36th and 30th avenues to Hyde and Grove streets.
  • N Judah Line will have additional service between Caltrain and Ocean Beach until 11:30 p.m.
  • The 28 19th Avenue and 29 Sunset routes will have additional service.

In addition to public transportation, also consider using car pool/car sharing or taking a taxi.

Temporary taxi stands for Outside Lands will be in place at the following locations from 9 a.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Monday:

  • Southside of Fulton Street at 24th and 25th avenues
  • Southside of Fulton Street at 29th and 30th avenues
  • Southside of Fulton Street at 35th and 36th avenues
  • Northside of Lincoln Avenue between 33rd and 35th avenues

Outside Lands will also provide its own shuttle service.

Nihonmachi Street Fair
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m., to 6 p.m.
Japantown

 

Beginning in 1973 with only four booths, the Nihonmachi Street Fair has grown into a major two day event drawing over 30,000 attendees. The 43rd edition of the fair continues the original mission of mentoring the younger generations of the city’s Asian and Pacific American communities. Fair activities will include two performance stages, a co-ed basketball tournament, a car show, kid’s zone and the pet-friendly Doggie World (Sunday only).

 

The city will see increased traffic this weekend; consider using Muni service on the 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 22 Fillmore, 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid routes to get to Japantown.

 

Muni service note: There are no planned service re-routes for this event. Expect minor delays due to increased ridership.

 

Regional Transportation Reminder:

 

The next weekend BART closures between Daly City and Glen Park stations is scheduled for August 13 and 14. This project runs until October 16. Muni will be providing free shuttle service and extra service on several routes. For details, check out our July 18 blog post.

 

On Tap for next week: Giants Baseball and the Pistahan Festival

 

“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 Wednesdays for a look ahead to the weekend.