Inner Sunset Sundays (ISS) is a street event series that’s taken place in the heart of the Inner Sunset since 2010 (it was known as the Inner Sunset Street Fair in 2010 and 2011). In some ways, it’s a cross between a block party and a street fair, but it’s also something else too. In fact, ISS is unlike almost any street event in the Bay Area.
The events are:
Community-focused. ISS aims to build community and enjoy our neighborhood’s unique gifts.
Grassroots-organized. Those who create ISS live and/or work in, and care about, the neighborhood.
Recurring. ISS takes place multiple times a year (4 times in 2012) so people can get used to enjoying the space.
Participatory. We encourage people to contribute their own particular gifts to the events.
Interactive. ISS events give folks of all ages the chance to interact with other people.
Public space-conscious. We try to recreate a plaza feel where people can linger and feel at home.
Welcoming. Smiling, acts of kindness and generosity, song, dance… all this and more we want people to enjoy.
At an event, you might see:
- Kids from the SF Rock Project playing Led Zeppelin.
- Neighbors singing sea chanteys together as the sun sets.
- Indian street food, Cajun and creole dishes, vegan cuisine, and lots more varieties of tasty foods.
- Neighborhood merchants letting new customers know about their business.
- People creating ornaments for the Christmas tree.
- Children making their own cardboard sword and shield before running into battle.
- Woody from the Western Neighborhoods Project giving a live presentation about Inner Sunset history.
- Local photographer Sean Dana, and other creative vendors, sharing and selling arts and crafts.
- 90 students from SF Ruth Asawa School of the Arts giving a unique after-dark orchestral performance.
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