In the two years before switching to the smaller more regular Inner Sunset Sundays format, the organizing team followed the more conventional model of one large annual event. This event, known as the Inner Sunset Street Fair, had its second outing in 2011. The event showed a remarkable evolution since the first fair in 2010.

Some facts about the event:

Over 5,000 people attended

There was a lot for children – Box Mountain, a bouncy castle, a kids’ disco tent, storytime with Pia Esposito, and more

For music and dance-lovers there was jazz, surf music, rock, classical music, lindy hop, salsa, and more

There were over 40 booths from local vendors, including arts and crafts, clothing, and more

Many food vendors sold out – several times!

There were so many highlights – including Box Mountain, the Fair photo booth, kids’ rock bands, cute pets for adoption, surf bands, and the Choose Your Ceremony booth – let’s just let the photos say it all.

The event opens with a parade lead by Pierce & Connolly Fife and Drum Band

A lucky passenger in the parade

Street Fair Co-chair Chris Duderstadt contributes to the parade

Taiko Sisters drum up a storm

Box Mountain is a fun place to get lost

Everybody loves Circus Finelli

The Choose Your Ceremony booth is MCed by the neighborhood’s star personality Bobby the Butcher

Four options at the Choose Your Ceremony booth

A happy awardee at the Choose Your Ceremony booth

A young monarch is crowned

Our youngest attendees head over heels at the obstacle course

Awesome surf music with Agency EL84

A new fan for Agency EL 84

Step into the ISSF photo booth

A rest from the action over at the Dance With Life booth

Lunch tables covered with paper so anybody can draw on them

Collision play to an awed crowd

We don’t know who this guy is, but he never stops dancing

Ending the Fair with a live history presentation about the Inner Sunset