North Beach Festival

Event has passed (Sat Jun 17, 2017 - Sun Jun 18, 2017)
North Beach
10am - 6pm
Family, Food & Drink, Cultural Event


The 63rd Annual North Beach Festival returns on June 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to San Francisco’s famed “Little Italy” neighborhood and will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, tasty food, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kid’s chalk art area and the infamous blessing of the animals ceremony. New this year, Circus Bella will bring its popular one-ring circus to the North Beach Festival. Featuring static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula-hoop, original clowning and more, Circus Bella is sure to uplift and entertain the audience. Be sure to visit for updates to the performance schedule and additional festival highlights.

Now In its 63rd year, The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country’s original outdoor Festivals. The Festival takes place along numerous quaint streets in the heart of the North Beach district with its restaurants, shops, bookstores, galleries and more and runs along Grant Avenue, between Columbus and Filbert; and Columbus Avenue between Broadway and Green; and Vallejo and Green Streets between Grant Avenue and Columbus.

On Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm – 3pm, enjoy the long-running tradition of the Blessing of the Animals ceremony in The Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street.

Proceeds from the festival allow the North Beach Business Association to fund many neighborhood projects, including installation and maintenance of hanging flower baskets, sidewalk steam cleaning of businesses, holiday lighting of trees on Columbus Avenue, permanent aerial lighting on Grant Avenue, as well as providing financial support for neighborhood organizations.

This year’s sponsors include: Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Winning Ways, San Francisco Chronicle, Kettle Chips/Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., Capital One San Francisco Café, Matagrano, Tahoe Quarterly, Alice 97.3, KCBS All News 740 am/106.9, Bai-Antioxidant Infused Drinks, Columbus Craft Meats/Inspira Marketing Group, and Comcast California Region.

Parking can be found at 735 Vallejo (south side of street) between Stockton and Powell, 766 Vallejo (north side of street above Central Station) between Stockton and Powell and on Filbert between Columbus and Mason.

For more details about the North Beach Festival, including stage line-up and vendors, please visit or call 800-310-6563.

ABOUT North Beach Business Association:
A non-profit organization formed by local business owners and merchants of the area in an effort to improve the commercial and residential environment in North Beach in San Francisco,

About Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc.
Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. (SRES) has over 30 years of experience producing many of the Bay Area's largest and most successful events. SRES, Inc. produces the following festivals: The Union Street Festival, Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration, Petaluma’s Butter & Eggs Days Parade & Celebration, The Fillmore Jazz Festival, The North Beach Festival, the Bay Area Blues Festival, San Rafael’s Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland and many more.

To request accommodations for persons with disabilities or if you have communication needs such as large print, braille or sign language interpreters, please call 1-800-310-6563 or fax us at 415-456-6436 at least three weeks prior to the event. For all your public transportation options, visit

San Francisco’s 63rd Annual North Beach Festival
Featuring over 125 arts and crafts booths, dozens of gourmet food booths, live entertainment, Italian street painting, kid’s chalk area, beverage gardens, local non-profit organizations and the blessing of the animals in The Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi (610 Vallejo Street).

Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, 2017, 10am – 6pm
Visit for entertainment schedule

San Francisco’s historic North Beach District -
Grant Avenue, between Columbus and Filbert,
Columbus Avenue between Broadway and Green and
Vallejo and Green Streets between Grant Avenue and Columbus

This event is free and open to the public.

Call (800) 310-6563 or visit



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    Down Columbus, from Washington Square to Broadway, San Francisco, CA

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