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Annual LGBT Castro Street Fair

By Charlotte Robinson, October 03, 2015
In San Francisco the Castro Street Fair takes place Sunday October 4th from 11A to 6P. This is one of the oldest LGBT community celebrations in the world founded by Harvey Milk in 1974. The street fair seeks to honor Milk’s original vision that embodies all that is San Francisco & the Castro, which is an historical, hyper-local, grass-roots event, built to support & reflect the community & its important causes. The Castro Street Fair not only is a showcase & celebration of the Castro neighborhood & community but it also features a wide array of local artists, craftspeople & performers with than 50,000 guests visiting the Fair annually as well as over 200 exhibitors. Hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople & organizations line the streets & celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood. There are also live entertainment & dance stages throughout the fairgrounds. On the Main Stage at Castro & Market the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Band will be performing at 11:30A followed by CHEER SF at noon, Muñecas at 12:45P with The Whoa Nellies! At 2P, then The Ethel Merman Experience at 3:15P concluding with Super Square at 4:30P. There are also all day performances at 18th Street Stage, Dance Alley, Sundance Way & new this year Kink Karnival Alley. The Castro Street Fair is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization & all proceeds go directly to charitable causes important to the Castro community. Additionally the Castro Street Fair funds the rainbow flag that flies over the intersection of Castro & Market streets. Last year the fair raised over $76,000.
For More Info: castrostreetfair.org
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