For the last 31 years, HASF has produced the annual street fair that features arts and crafts, food booths, two musical stages and more.
The street fair was developed in response to the re-birth of the economic and residential spirit of the community in the mid-1970's. With the assistance of the late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first District 5 and openly Gay supervisor, a group of neighborhood merchants, activists and residents developed this organization with the idea of sponsoring a day long community celebration. The first Haight-Ashbury Street Fair was held on April 30, 1978, to the fanfare of the neighborhood and the City.
Since then, the street fair was moved to the second weekend in June where it has become a San Francisco cultural event. The two stages - Main Stage and Masonic Stage - hosts a variety of musical presentations that have featured such bands as the Jefferson Starship/Airplane, The Tubes, Metallica, and Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) among others. It is also a showcase for up-and-coming artists and community musical groups.
The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair wishes to thank all of the residents, businesses, musicians, artists and street fair goers for their continual support and in providing a jovial, harmonious and inspirational atmosphere.
Official Website: http://www.haightashburystreetfair.org/
Added by sagemane on January 6, 2008