Live music acts, artist, vendors and local businesses have combined forced to create “Playland on Balboa”, a new neighborhood event in the Richmond District. On April 16, from 2pm until 6pm, all along Balboa Street between 34th and 37th Avenues, expect to find entertainment for the whole family, including film screenings at the Balboa Theatre.
Local artists will be sharing their works and wares throughout the neighborhood and activities for children and families will also be hosted by various community organizations. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win cash, a Yosemite getaway, or gift baskets. Proceeds from the raffle support local after-school programs, all-ages summer camps, adult wellness classes, and senior food security initiatives.
Organizers expect about 1,000 festival attendees. The event also happens to coincide with Record Store Day, so to celebrate, Noise Record Store located on Balboa Street and the venerable Balboa Theatre plan to co-host documentary screenings of Tower Records (1pm and 3pm), and the hyper-local documentary Remembering Playland at 4:30pm.
Head to the event’s Facebook page for more information on the bands scheduled to perform and other activities added to the lineup. The festival is presented in partnership with SF District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, ECEE Productions, and the SF Arts Commission.