How Weird Festival Sunday April 28, 2013 - Noon to 8 p.m. Howard & 2nd Streets, San Francisco, CA. howweird.org
All ages welcome. Costumes and dancing
Requested donation: $10 (2012 price, check webiste)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.-- Journey to a land beyond reality in the annual strange, odd and interesting extravaganza of weird! The Critic holds up a mirror. The Trickster holds up a window. The Magician turns it into a door. And the Weirdo jumps through it. Howard & 2nd Street will be transformed into a Paxorium (place of peace) for this event.
Filling nine city blocks with thousands of people in colorful costumes dancing in the streets, eight stages of world-class music, art and performances, a tasty selection of food and drinks, non-profit organizations to educate and inspire, and all the weirdness that San Francisco is famous for, happens on this one day event. All ages are welcome, and costumes are highly encouraged.
Such are the mythical realms of the journey to a land filled with creative, peace-loving and simply weird people who take to the streets of San Francisco to express themselves annually.
San Francisco's street fair transforms
the city into a celebration of peace and
creativity, as thousands of people
journey to the Mythical Realms of
Howard Street. Each
year a new theme brings new talent and
The How Weird Street Faire features more than 60 vendors from around the world with unique clothing, jewelry, art, decorations, hula hoops, and more.
Diverse genres of electronic music, in past years have included Live Electronica, Dubstep, Electro, Breaks, Psytrance, House, Techno, Drum & Bass, World Beat, and music stages produced by collaborations of local collectives and music organizations.
There is a requested donation of $10 for the How Weird Street Faire. The full donation buys a Magic Sticker that is potentially worth many times that amount, with discounts at the faire bars and after parties, as well as specials at many of the vendors. The Magic Sticker is how people can support the faire, while getting something back in return.
At night, the faire moves indoors to three great venues at the faire site: Temple Nightclub, 111 Minna Gallery, and Harlot. The evening is only $10 for all three venues. Get your ticket at any of the venues. The after parties are all 21 and over with ID.
New this year is the addition of Tehama Street off of 2nd Street, featuring a music stage and a view of the faire. The How Weird Street Faire is a project of, and fundraiser for, the local non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization.
Other San Francisco Festivals you may want to check out include: