With the Warrior’s retaliatory victory against the Cavaliers this week, there is a lot to celebrate in the Golden State. And with their anticipated victory against the Cleveland team again tonight, there should be even more to be cheerful about in the Bay this weekend.
Get into the spirit of things by going out this weekend and participating in San Francisco’s bustling city life. You can start by heading to one of the Warrior’s watching parties, then hit the town for the rest of the weekend since The City will (hopefully) be ablaze in a victorious mood. And if the Warriors don’t win tonight, then you should at least go out to commiserate with the community and drown your sorrows at one of The City’s fabulous weekend events.
From bazaars to street fairs, there is surely something exciting for you to enjoy this weekend, regardless of whether or not you understand basketball.
Scroll down to check out the 49 Miles weekend guide for June 9th through June 11th and start planning your best weekend ever:
Friday, June 9th
If you can’t afford tickets to the Warriors games but still want to watch the game in atmosphere of an arena, then you’re in luck. The Golden State Warriors, in partnership with AEG Facilities, will host an Official Warriors Watch Parties at Oracle Arena for fans to watch the Warriors battle the Cavaliers in Cleveland for Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals Friday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Warriors’ NBA Finals Game 4 Watch Party at Oracle | Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA | Friday, June 9th: 6PM | $20
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is bringing NoLa to San Francisco this weekend. Led by New Orleans-native Michelle Jacques, a soul-steeped vocalist with a big, bold voice, “Chelle! & Friends” is performing at the Gardens, sampling a family-friendly taste of the Crescent City. This outdoor event will have additional entertainment such as theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: Mardi Gras Music | Yerba Buena Gardens, Children’s Garden, 799 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA | Friday, June 9th: 11AM-1PM | Free
Turn back time to the Summer of Love while also getting your steps in. This free 50th Anniversary Summer of Love Tour takes you back in time to the 1960’s, discussing how arts, politics, drugs, and local communities reshaped culture in San Francisco and the world. You’ll see homes where famous musicians such as Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead lived, relive monumental cultural movements, discover local secrets, and learn more about San Francisco’s fascinating history.
Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Walking Tour | Alamo Square Park, San Francisco, CA | Friday, June 9th: 3PM-5PM | Free
Outside of the Oracle’s event, this is the “biggest Warriors watch party” in the Bay. DubNation assembles to watch the games outdoors, with tons of seating, big TVs, $4 Modelo beer specials, food trucks, and live DJ. So basically this will be a typically delicious SoMa StrEat Food event but even better.
NBA Finals Game 4 Watch Party :SoMa StrEAT Food | SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th Street, San Francisco, CA | Friday, June 9th: 6PM | Free
Saturday, June 10th
Get your art on this weekend by checking out the unveiling of 14 large-scale murals created by Bayview artists and youths. Each of these public works of art embodies the beauty, strength, and soul of the surrounding neighborhoods. In addition to the visual inspiration, there will be live music by Monophonics, complimentary beer, wine, and BBQ brought to you by local Bayview vendors Auntie April’s Chicken-n-Waffles, Radio Africa & Kitchen, Native Sons BBQ and The Midway Culinary.
Candlestick Mural Unveiling | The Midway, 900 Marin Street, San Francisco, CA | Saturday, June 10th: 11AM-4PM | Free
Instead of flying to India, India is coming to San Francisco. The Spring India Day Festival includes free gifts, free makeovers by professional artists, an LGBT Fashion Show and Cancer Survivor Fashion Show, cultural shopping food, authentic cuisine, free photo booths, raffles, and more. Clearly, this event has everything to proffer.
2017 Spring India Day Festival | Union Square, San Francisco, CA | Saturday, June 10th: 11AM-6PM | Free
To celebrate the de Young’s exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, there will be a mini festival at the South San Francisco Library.
The de Young’s “Summer of Love” Experience Mini Festival | South San Francisco Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, South San Francisco, CA | Saturday, June 10th: 12PM-1PM | Free
The 14th annual Berkeley World Music’s featured concert will be hosted in the iconic People’s Park. The historic meadow provides a natural amphitheater for world class music. There will be dancing, lounging in the sun, art & crafts village opportunities for face painting, bubbles, and a plethora of artistic expression at this family-friendly event.
14th Annual World Music Festival & Crafts Bazaar | Martin Luther King Junior Civic Center Park, Downtown Berkeley, CA | Saturday, June 10th: 12PM-6PM | Free
Everyone is invited to participated in this free, longstanding sandcastle competition. You can come to put your sandcastle-building skills to the test, or just come spectate and stroll down the beach and watch all the budding sand artists get their creative juices flowing. Make sure to bring a shovel, buckets, and inspire ideas to the beach to create an unique piece of art in the sand. There are 3 categories: 12 and under, 12 and over, and family.
51st Annual Sandcastle & Sand Sculpture Contest | Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park, Otis & Westline Drive, Alameda, CA | Saturday, June 10th: 9AM-1PM | Free
Sunday, June 11th
This is likely the event of the weekend. Haight Ashbury Street Fair will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of “The Summer of Love,” so this event will be extra lit. Considering The Haight’s central role in the countercultural movement, this milestone is sure to draw a lot of attention to neighborhood’s contributions to the Summer of Love, making this event particularly special. There will be live music, tons of foods, a festive atmosphere, and a chance experience The Haight in its truest form.
40th Annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair | Haigh Street & Ashbury Street, San Francisco, CA | Sunday, June 11th: 11AM-5:30PM | Free
Noe Street, north of 24th Street, will be a fun-filled zone with free activities for the whole family during the Noe Valley SummerFest this Sunday.
Noe Valley SummerFest | Noe Valley Town Square | 24th Street & Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA | Sunday, June 11th: 11AM-4PM | Free
Sunday Streets is sort of San Francisco’s unofficially official block party. This neighborhood celebration is a 5 hour block party; the streets will closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for an afternoon. From Lindy in the Park, to the Skatin’ Place, to Ocean Beach, there is something for everyone along the lengthy route of this event. Bring your bike, skates, or if wheels isn’t how you roll, be sure to strap on some walking shoes.
Sunday Streets: Huge Block Party | Golden Gate Park, 1690 John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA | Sunday, June 11th: 11AM-4PM | Free
If you don’t care about sports and are a theatre geek, then this event will come as a huge relief to you. Watch the Tony Awards on a huge screen with all your friends, old and new. There will be sing-a-longs, so make sure to do your vocal warmups before this theatrical affair.
Tony Awards Watch Party & Broadway Sing-a-Longs | Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA | Sunday, June 11th: 4:30PM | $5
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