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Outside Lands: August 11-13, 2023
Service Affected
Weekend Traffic and Transit Advisory

Event Summary

The annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival will take place on the weekend of August 11-13, 2023, at Golden Gate Park. The event is expected to attract around 75,000 people each day. The SFMTA works with other agencies and with the Outside Lands event to help maximize transportation options – particularly non-private vehicle options – for this annual event. In addition to expanded Muni service, there will be taxi stands, passenger loading zones near the entrances, and an active transportation hub at the event itself, which will include bike parking as well as bike- and scooter-share services. A few streets may be closed or have restricted access to reduce congestion and ensure high-quality Muni service.

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Muni Service

Muni will provide extra service on the N Judah and 5R Fulton Rapid. Each night of the festival, Muni will provide 5X Fulton Express service from Golden Gate Park to Civic Center BART Station. Due to increased ridership for this event as well as others around the city, concertgoers should allow extra travel time on the N Judah and all bus lines serving Golden Gate Park. Traffic in the area will also be heavy.

Extra Service

Muni will provide extra service to Golden Gate Park in addition to the regular scheduled service. Extra service on 5R will not serve the entire route. The N Judah will have extra trains along the full route; extra buses on Fulton will have different destination signs so you can tell them apart from buses operating on regular schedules. See below for the detailed information.

Extra Service by Route and Direction

Route and
Times Destination Sign Stops
5R Fulton Rapid
from Montgomery BART
to The Richmond
2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 30th Ave.
N Judah 3 p.m. to midnight Ocean Beach
  • Use N stops
5X Fulton Express
From Fulton/30th 
to Civic Center BART
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. METRO---BART
  • Pick up: Fulton & 30th Ave
  • Drop off: Civic Center BART @ UN Plaza

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Muni Passes

Save time and money by taking Muni. Buy your Muni ticket now with MuniMobile®.

Muni is your best way to and from Outside Lands. Save time and money by purchasing your ticket ahead of time with the MuniMobile® app, available on iOS and Android. Purchase tickets in advance, then activate them when you’re ready to ride. You can even buy tickets for your friends on a single phone. With MuniMobile®, your phone is your fare.

Customers may also use a preloaded Clipper card, or purchase tickets at any Muni Metro or BART station.

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Street Closures

Closed to All Automobiles

These streets will be closed to automobiles during the festival, all weekend:

  • JFK Drive from Transverse to 36th Avenue will be closed from from Monday, August 7 to Wednesday, August 16. For more details on Golden Gate Park road closures, visit Recreation and Park Department's Golden Gate Park road closures webpage.

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Passenger Loading Zones

Taxi Stands

Don't feel like waiting or searching for a ride-hail vehicle? Take a taxi!

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

  • Southside of Fulton Street between 28th and 29th avenues
  • Southside of Fulton Street between 24th and 25th avenues
  • Northside of Fulton Street between 33rd and 34th avenues
  • Northside of Irving Street between 26th and 27th avenues

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Other Loading Zones

The pick-up and drop-off areas for other vehicles, including ride-hail vehicles and private charter buses, are:

  • Outer Sunset, south side of park:
    • North side of Irving, between 25th and 27th avenues
  • Outer Richmond, north side of park along Washington High School
    • North side of Balboa, between 30th and 31st avenues
    • West side of 30th Ave, between Balboa and Anza

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Blackout Zones

Pick-ups and drop-offs will be strictly prohibited on these streets on Friday and Saturday from 9 to 11:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Citations will be issued for loading in Muni stops and these blackout zones:

  • Outer Sunset, south side of park:
    • Lincoln Way, between 25th and 41st avenues
  • Outer Richmond, n​​orth side of park:
    • Fulton, between 26th to 37th avenues
    • 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th and 37th avenues, between Fulton and Cabrillo
  • Golden Gate Park from Friday at 11 a.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
    • All streets in Golden Gate Park including Crossover

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Active Transportation Hub

Ride your bike or bikeshare with confidence to Outside Lands at the Active Transportation Hub, provided by Another Planet Entertainment.

Monitored bike valet and parking, and bike / scooter share services will be provided in the Active Transportation Hub north of Hellman Hollow near Transverse and Overlook all weekend from 10 a.m. to 1-hour after the last act each day. For more information, visit the Outside Lands Info webpage.

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Parking and Driveway Access

Parking will be extremely limited. The SFMTA will respond to blocked driveway and sidewalk access complaints via 311 (or 415-701-2311) and the 311 app.

The San Francisco Transportation Code allows residents to park in the street and block their own driveway provided the driveway does not serve more than 2 tenants. Any multifamily units of 3 or more may not block the driveway. Vehicles may never be parked on the sidewalk. During Outside Lands, the SFMTA will enforce blocked driveways on a complaint basis only.

Event Map

Outside Lands Event Map

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