Annual free street fair for Bernal Heights.
Bands: Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, Julio Bravo Y Su Orquestra Salsabor, Two Tall Drinks and the Bernal All Stars Brass Mafia, Judea Eden Band, Amy Meyers Band, and more free live music.
Fiesta has a small-town urban feel to it: Dancing in the streets to local San Francisco bands, a petting zoo and pumpkin-painting for kids, aroma from sizzling foods from many cultures, crafts and other street fair shopping, and a charming bake sale from Bernal seniors to support local seniors' programs. There are never corporate beer stands on the street for this fair, but several friendly Cortland Avenue bars are open if you want to duck in for something between bands.
It adds up to a colorful down-home fiesta in old Bernaltown. Cortland Avenue will be closed to cars for the day, but you can take the 24 Divisidero bus and it will detour around Cortland for the blocks near the fiesta. Actually, it only takes a few minutes to walk up from Mission Street or from Bayshore on the other side, for that matter.
Official Website: http://www.bhnc.org/fiesta
Added by fotogail on July 18, 2007