San Francisco’s annual North Beach Festival, in June, in San Francisco’s Little Italy, is a free event that presents an interesting array of juried arts and crafts exhibits and art for sale, all with an Italian flavor and flair.
The festival features gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, arts and crafts booths, and a kid’s chalk art area. The event also presents a traditional blessing of the animals at The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi.
WHAT: North Beach Festival in San Francisco is a free event. Goes on rain or shine.
WHEN: Every year in June. Follow the link for upcoming festival details.
WHERE: Little Italy, in the North Beach district, San Francisco, on Grant Avenue (the oldest street in San Francisco) between Columbus and Filbert; Columbus Avenue between Broadway and Green; and Vallejo and Green Street between Grant Avenue and Columbus. Animal blessing takes place at The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi (610 Vallejo Street).
PARKING: Parking is available at 735 Vallejo (south side of street) between Stockton and Powell, 766 Vallejo (north side of street above Central Station) between Stockton and Powell and on Filbert between Columbus and Mason.
FYI: This is a smoke free event.