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45th Annual Castro Street Fair

Jeff Howard October 5, 2018


The Castro is certainly the place to be this Sunday October 7th from 11am-6pm.  Organizers and volunteers have worked hard to present The Annual Castro Street Fair, and this year’s rendition looks to be fantastic.  Founded by Harvey Milk in 1974, this community street celebration brings together hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and much more.  Held in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District at the intersection of Market & Castro, the fair funds the iconic rainbow flag that flies around the world.


The Castro’s pedestrian culture, bars, restaurants, outdoor cafés, trendy shops, theaters and civil rights history all come together to make it the “gay capital of the world”

The celebration hosts a variety of entertainment acts that can viewed on the main stage between 18th and 19th Street on Castro.  There will also be a Dance Alley, Sundance Saloon, and roaming performances from a local collective called ‘Dolores Flow.’

Many of the acts will highlight LGBTQ+ culture from San Francisco and across the globe.  Since its inception, the fair has been organized with the help of many volunteers and local nonprofit organizations.  By making a small donation of $5 or $10 you can create a big difference in ensuring the pride of the Castro District lives on.  There is no admission fee, but those who donate will receive discounted adult beverages.  The Castro neighborhood will be primarily closed to cars and designated drop-off areas have been established.  However, Muni is close by and the celebration is a short walk for many residents living around Noe Valley, The Castro, Haight-Ashbury, or Mission Dolores.


Mission Dolores Park, one of the city’s most popular parks, sits at the western edge of the Mission District

The area has long been known for its prominent gay community and vibrant night life.  Large, beautiful Victorian homes line the colorful streets of the neighborhood.  Although now a popular tourist destination, The Castro remains a thriving center for acceptance of all beings.  This forward-thinking neighborhood continues to remain strong today, and patrons can be seen entering and leaving watering-holes, theaters, and eateries on every corner.  Sunday’s festivities are just one of many events that constantly occur within the neighborhood.  If you are interested in renting or living close to this vibrant one-of-a kind San Francisco community, Trinity currently offers studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units in the area.


Live securely and in style at Casa Dolores

The chic culture and entertainment of the Castro/Upper Market area adds to the charm of these Castro Apartments.  Amenities include secure gated access and parking, wall-to-wall carpeting, laundry facilities, a heated pool and huge closets! With beautiful parks and a great transit system, including nearby tech shuttles, your Castro apartment for rent is just a click away.


Visit our pool deck to take a dip or soak up the sun

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