Irving Street between 9th and 10th Avenues
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Inner Sunset Sundays (ISS) is a street event series that’s taken place in the heart of the Inner Sunset since 2010. Organized by the community, it’s best described as a cross between a block party and a street fair.
The events are different from regular street fairs. Our 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 so people can get used to enjoying the street for gathering.
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.
- 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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