This Weekend: TreasureFest and Cole Valley Fair
Events: It may be officially Fall, but the warm weather and sunshine are still the perfect compliment for the wide range of events taking place around the city this weekend. The Cole Valley Fair returns to its eponymous neighborhood for a 17th year this Saturday. Over in Japantown on Saturday, the fourth annual Osaka Matsuri festival will celebrate San Francisco's oldest sister city relationship. Over the course of the entire weekend on Treasure Island, this month's iteration of TreasureFest will follow the theme of "Shoptoberfest." On Sunday, head to SoMa for the 36th annual Folsom Street Fair or participate in the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk along the Embarcadero waterfront in support of finding a cure for breast cancer. Read more about our featured events below.
Hop aboard a 25 Treasure Island Route coach at its terminal inside the Salesforce Transit Center for a ride to TreasureFest this weekend. Photo: SFMTA Archive
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TreasureFest takes place at the end of each month between February and November and is an opportunity to explore and enjoy the island's many offerings. This month's theme is Shoptoberfest, a play on Oktoberfest that adds myriad shopping opportunities to the more common beer garden concept. Along with the traditional shopping and food vendors that populate the island each month, this weekend's event will have craft beers from over a dozen local brewers. As always, TreasureFest will also have scavenger hunts, DIY arts and crafts stations along with local arts and crafts vendors and much more for a family-friendly weekend experience in the Bay.
How to Get There on Muni: Riders can take the 25 Treasure Island Route to and from the island.
Muni Service Notes: There are no planned service changes for this event, though the 25 may experience increased ridership.
Cole Valley Street Fair
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The annual Cole Valley Fair takes place on Cole Street between Carl and Grattan Streets in San Francisco. The event features local artists, food and drinks, live music, a neighborhood classic car show, children’s events and more!
How to Get There on Muni: Riders can take the N Judah Line, the 6 Haight/Parnassus, 7 Haight/Noriega, 37 Corbett, or 43 Masonic routes to the event.
Muni Service Notes: The 6, 37 and 43 will have reroutes for this event. All lines in the area may see increased ridership or 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.