Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Event has passed (Sun Oct 28, 2018 - Sun Oct 28, 2018)
Yerba Buena Gardens
Dance (performance), Music, Theater / Performance Arts


Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is the independent presenting organization dedicated to enhancing the vitality and quality of life in the parks and open spaces of Yerba Buena Gardens and other public sites of San Francisco through the curated presentation of free artistic, community, and cultural programs.

2018's schedule: Starts May 6th and runs until October 28th

Flor de Toloache + Diana Gameros
May 6, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Poetic Tuesdays
May 8, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

New World String Project
May 10, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Innov Gnawa + Book of J
May 12, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs
May 17, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Cabanijazz Project
May 17, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Garba in the Gardens
May 19, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Dogon Lights
May 24, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Tom Rigney & Flambeau
May 26, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Kitty Pak
May 31, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Non Stop Bhangra (Kids’ show)
Jun 1, 11:00am – 11:30am

Non Stop Bhangra (Kids’ show)
Jun 1, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest
Jun 2, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest
Jun 3, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco
Jun 7, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

M?healani Uchiyama (Kids’ Show)
Jun 8, 11:00am – 11:30am

M?healani Uchiyama (Kids’ Show)
Jun 8, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Jun 9, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Poetic Tuesdays
Jun 12, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Aneesa Strings
Jun 14, 12:30pm

Parangal Dance Company (Kids’ show)
Jun 15, 11:00am – 11:30am

Parangal Dance Company (Kids’ show)
Jun 15, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo + VNote Ensemble
Jun 16, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Native Contemporary Arts Festival
Jun 17, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Jenny Lind Concert
Jun 21, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Jun 21, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Circus Bella
Jun 22, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Circus Bella
Jun 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Circus Bella
Jun 23, 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Dalia & the Big Violin
Jun 28, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Unique Derique (Kids’ show)
Jun 29, 11:00am – 11:30am

Unique Derique (Kids’ show)
Jun 29, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Music of the Banned
Jun 30, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Manring Kassin Burr
Jul 5, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Caterpillar Puppets (Kids’ Show)
Jul 6, 11:00am – 11:30am

Caterpillar Puppets (Kids’ show)
Jul 6, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Isle of Klezbos + Fanfare Zambaleta
Jul 7, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Poetic Tuesdays
Jul 10, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Maikaze Daiko
Jul 12, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Chelle! & Friends (Kids’ Show)
Jul 13, 11:00am – 11:30am

Chelle! & Friends (Kids’ Show)
Jul 13, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

SF Uke Jam Summer Uke-Splosion!
Jul 14, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

San Francisco Mime Troupe
Jul 15, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Jul 19, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Pellejo Seco
Jul 19, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Pi Clowns (Kids’ Show)
Jul 20, 11:00am – 11:30am

Pi Clowns (Kids’ Show)
Jul 20, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Alphabet Rockers (Kids’ Show)
Jul 27, 11:00am – 11:30am

Alphabet Rockers (Kids’ Show)
Jul 27, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Yosvany Terry Sextet
Jul 28, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Artists Guild Exhibition
Jul 29, 9:00am – 5:00pm

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band
Jul 29, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

SoL DeVeloPMeNT with Mino Yanci
Aug 2, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Red Panda Acrobats (Kids’ Show)
Aug 3, 11:00am – 11:30am

Red Panda Acrobats (Kids’ Show)
Aug 3, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

AfroSolo in the Gardens: David Hardiman’s San Francisco All-Star Big Band
Aug 4, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

LINES Dance Center
Aug 9, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Aug 11, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Aug 12, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Poetic Tuesdays
Aug 14, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Highest Ani
Aug 16, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Annette A. Aguilar & String Beans
Aug 16, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show)
Aug 17, 11:00am – 11:30am

Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show)
Aug 17, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Brazil in the Gardens: Pragandaia w/ Special Guest Margareth Menezes
Aug 18, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Faun Fables
Aug 23, 12:30am – 1:30pm

Crosspulse (Kids’ Show)
Aug 24, 11:00am – 11:30am

Crosspulse (Kids’ Show)
Aug 24, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Vân Ánh Võ & The VA’V
Aug 25, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

La Patronal
Aug 30, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show)
Aug 31, 11:00am – 11:30am

Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show)
Aug 31, 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Manila Disco Fever
Sep 1, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

John Brothers Piano Company
Sep 6, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Marcus Shelby Orchestra Blackball: The Negro League and the Blues
Sep 8, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Poetic Tuesdays
Sep 11, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Manny Martinez y la Rebeldia
Sep 20, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Daniel Riera: Future Flutist with Electric Ensemble
Oct 4, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Rice Kings
Oct 11, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Poetic Tuesdays
Oct 16, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Halloween Hoopla (Kids’ Show)
Oct 28, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

YBG Festival presents classical, world, and jazz music, contemporary and traditional dance, theater, children’s and family programs, and cultural events reflecting the rich cultures and creativity of the region. Artistic excellence, inclusion, diversity and innovation are at the heart of our mission. As the only curated arts park fully dedicated to the long-term presentation of free arts and cultural programs, Yerba Buena Gardens has a unique place in the cultural landscape of San Francisco.



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