The 39th annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair (HASF) is happening this Sunday, June 12th from 11am to 5:30pm along Haight Street between Stanyan Street and Masonic Avenue.
According to the Fair's website, since 1978, HASF has produced the annual, one-day street fair that allows the community to celebrate the cultural contributions this district has made to San Francisco. This festival provides the neighborhood with the opportunity to showcase the variety of mercantile, cultural and community services available in this district. By creating a festival atmosphere, the street fair creates a stage for many artisans, musicians, artists and performers to present their work to the public. And, as a community service, HASF enables many non-profit organizations a chance to conduct outreach campaigns.
Since the event began, every Haight-Ashbury Street Fair has its own poster image that "reflects the many facets that make this event memorable and one of the most anticipated events in San Francisco." A contest is held annually, with poster submissions coming from anyone who wishes to contribute. Many of these original works of art have become highly sought after collector Items. This year's winner of the 39th Haight Ashbury Street Fair poster contest is Lily Prillinger, whose work is shown below.
Two stages offer live music through the day, including Crystal Garden and American rock band, Jefferson Starship. Amazing food and a variety of artisan crafts and products are also available for sale. A fair like to no other, HASF honors the legacy of the Upper Haight.
The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair embodies the unique diversity and culture of San Francisco that residents and visitors alike appreciate about this amazing City. The Costa Group is proud to serve the residents of San Francisco!