April 6th - 7th - 2019 Spring Open Studios
Mission District / Valencia St (12 PM - 6PM)
Mission Artists is entering their second decade of connecting & showcasing artists in the Mission. More than 100 artists all over the Mission Neighborhood will be opening their studio to the public for the weekend. Come check out some art, get inspired, support your local artists, and celebrate!
Admission is FREE!
More information : https://www.missionartists.org/open_studios
April 10 - 23, 2019 - SF International Film Festival
Venues across SF Bay Area (Mission Venues: Roxie Theater, Victoria Theatre, & Castro Theatre)
The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery. SFFILM champions the world’s finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tickets: $8-16 https://sffilm.org/2019-festival-tickets/
April 13th - Cezar Chavez Day Parade & Festival
Mission District / Valencia St (11AM - 6PM)
26 years ago the beloved leader Cesar Chavez Passed passed on to the spirit world. 50 years ago Cesar Chavez went on a Hunger Strike/25 day fast for non-violence.
This year for the Cesar Chavez Day Parade & Festival will honor his passing, dedication and love for the people.
The parade will take place at 11 AM starting at Dolores Park at 19th Street and will continue to Lower 24th Street. The street fair portion will take place from 11AM to 6PM at Lower 24th Street (from Treat to Bryant). There will be merchants, arts & crafts, sidewalk sales, music, sidewalk sales, and a classic car show.
More info: https://cesarchavezday.org/
April 20th - SF Earth Day Festival
Valencia St between 19th & 20th (11AM - 7PM)
On Saturday, April 20th celebrate the 49th year of Earth Day in San Francisco’s sunny Mission District. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Celebrate the Green New Deal”.
There will be booths by non-profits providing information about environmental causes and solutions to pollution, transportation issues, health care, technology, and the environment, solar-powered stages by SolSolutions, and other topics relevant to leading a healthy and meaningful life in the modern age.
Featuring live bands & DJs, environmental speakers, hands-on eco workshops, sustainable fashion show, organic chef showcase, clean energy zone.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/580732485735849/
April 27th - 2019 Carnaval SF Royalty Competition
Mission High School @ 3750 18th St (6PM - 9PM)
Be a part of the excitement as contestants vie for the Carnaval San Francisco King, Queen, and Drag Majesty crown with electrifying performances in Carnaval costumes, sometimes accompanied by other dancers and musicians. The winners of the competition will be crowned as Royalty of the 41st Annual Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade and Festival held on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 25th to May 26th, 2019. Contest winners will serve as the Official Ambassadors at the Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade and win cash prizes!
Find out more at: http://www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org/events
April 26th - May 5th - Bay Area Dance Week
Across the Bay Area
Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 21st anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week. The annual 10-day festival features over hundreds of free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, contact improvisation, and more.
Learn more at: https://bayareadance.org/
Get ready for SF Cinco de Mayo in the Mission!
Celebrate early with the annual festival presented by Mission Neighborhood Centers
May 4th - SF's Cinco de Mayo Festival
Valencia Street between 21st & 24th Streets (10AM - 6PM)
In 2019 the San Francisco Cinco de Mayo celebration will return to the heart of the Mission District as San Franciscans will celebrate one of our City's most spectacular traditions at Mission Neighborhood Centers’ 15th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. This family-friendly celebration which is being held on one of the Mission’s trendy, main thoroughfares will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. Attendees will enjoy rich cultural experiences and activities focused on empowering our community through greater awareness.
Learn more at : http://mncsf.org/sfcincodemayo/