Sunday Streets is Back, San Francisco!
2022 Season Schedule & Routes
San Francisco, CA — Sunday Streets SF will be returning in 2022 with the program’s big, beautiful mile plus long routes running from 11:00am to 4:00pm in six historic neighborhoods between April and September and the second annual Phoenix Day to be celebrated citywide on October 16th, 2022.
Inspired by the Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia, Sunday Streets SF are free, fun events empowering local communities to transform miles of streets into car-free community spaces for kids to play, seniors to stroll, organizations and businesses to connect and neighbors to meet. Sunday Streets SF has grown into a beloved institution since its start in 2008, but was forced into hibernation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After focusing on providing small-scale, COVID-19 compliant street openings in neighborhoods in most need during the pandemic, Sunday Streets SF is excited to bring tens of thousands of open streets lovers back together again and help celebrate the City’s opening in true San Francisco style from the Bay to the beach side.
“San Franciscans and visitors can’t wait to come together again and have a good time at Sunday Streets SF while taking in the culture and small businesses our amazing neighborhoods have to offer,” says Mayor London Breed. “And the second annual Phoenix Day is already on my calendar — no one should miss that citywide celebration of San Francisco!”
Since the pandemic, San Francisco streets have taken on many new uses to meet the needs of communities and everyone working at the agency that oversees those streets, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, is delighted to turn their energy towards making them an unapologetic destination for fun and community this year.
“San Francisco deserves an incredible year of celebrating together and we can’t wait to roll out the red carpet so communities across the City can do that safely in our streets,” says Jeffrey Tumlin, director of SFMTA, which is the lead agency sponsor for the Sunday Streets program.
The 2022 season of Sunday Streets SF will be an opportunity to continue the City’s progress on combating COVID-19 by reaching people at events with low-barrier and on-site mobile vaccination and testing services through the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
“Providing drop-in COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters and testing locations at Sunday Streets SF in 2022 continues our City’s progress in strengthening our defenses against the virus,” said Director of Health, Dr. Grant Colfax. “We want San Franciscans to be as healthy as they can be and Sunday Streets SF provides a great opportunity to reach people with important public health services and some much needed joy and recreation.”
“Sunday Streets SF is part of an international open streets movement that started long before the pandemic forced almost every San Franciscan to live more of their lives in the streets,” says Katy Birnbaum, Associate Director for the nonprofit Livable City, which has been home to the beloved program since its founding. She continues, “But now so many more city dwellers understand streets can be about public health, meeting your neighbors, supporting small businesses, experiencing art and culture, recreating for free, and envisioning a greener future that seems more joyous than the environments we endured before the pandemic. It’s an exciting time and it’s exciting to lead the efforts in bringing the grandmother of it all back to the people — Sunday Streets SF!”
Livable City invites all San Franciscans to join the fun this year by attending, exhibiting, volunteering, and working at a historic Sunday Streets event or hosting a block party, sidewalk sale or family fun hub on Phoenix Day. For more information, visit: SundayStreetsSF.com.
The Sunday Streets SF 2022 season is made possible by the generous support of season sponsors and corporate exhibitors and every Sunday Street SF lover is encouraged to donate to or sponsor the program during this critical year of recovery. 2022 season sponsors for Sunday Streets SF include San Francisco Department of Public Health CHEP Division, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and Lyft/Bay Wheels. Corporate exhibitors include Comcast/Xfinity.
Sunday Streets SF 2022 event dates, routes, and highlights include:
Sunday Streets Tenderloin: April 10th, 2022
Thai New Year celebration hosted by The Tenderloin Merchants Association; Second Line Brass Band Procession hosted by The Tenderloin Museum; Tenderloin Flea Market hosted by TNDC & the Tenderloin People’s Congress
Sunday Streets Bayview: May 22nd, 2022
Live music with the Bayview Senior Center; Free fitness classes by the Bayview YMCA; Market Square featuring Bayview-based food and retail businesses
Sunday Streets Excelsior: June 12th, 2022
Live music and screen printing hosted by The Dark Horse Inn; Market Square featuring Excelsior and San Francisco-based flea market vendors
Sunday Streets Mission/Valencia: July 10th, 2022
Music and dance performances hosted by Carnaval San Francisco; Market Square featuring Latin American arts and crafts
Sunday Streets SoMa: August 21st, 2022
Live music and cultural performances hosted by UNDISCOVERED and Kultivate Labs; Outdoor games, art and performance hosted by Yerba Buena CBD
Sunday Streets Western Addition: September 18th, 2022
Live music hosted by the Fillmore Jazz Ambassadors; Market Square featuring African American retail and food vendors
Sunday Streets Phoenix Day: October 16th, 2022
10+ Sidewalk Sales; 11+ outdoor family fun hubs; 50+ neighbor-hosted block parties; dozens of community-led projects to better San Francisco like mural installations, tree planting, and neighborhood clean-ups
About Sunday Streets
Sunday Streets is a program of the nonprofit Livable City, presented in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Shape Up SF Coalition. Additional City support comes from San Francisco Public Works, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, San Francisco Police Department, SF County Transportation Authority, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and her offices, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
About Livable City
Livable City is dedicated to increasing affordable housing, improving transportation, land use, open space, and environmental policies, and supporting grassroots initiatives to make San Francisco a safer, healthier, and more accessible city.