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Haight-Ashbury Street Fair

11:00 a.m. second Sun. of every 12 months @ Haight-Ashbury
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Few neighborhoods in San Francisco have as much living history as the Haight. Hippies still trundle into town with their backpacks and dogs in tow to pay homage to the Grateful Dead's old house at 710 Ashbury St. Diamond Dave — who was part of the '60s free food movement the Diggers — is sometimes called "the Mayor of Haight Street," and the infamous Grateful Dead parking lot hustler "Fast Eddie" can occasionally be seen stumbling into or out of Golden Gate Park. The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair manages to pay tribute to this history and throw a pretty good party at the same time. Originally started in 1978 with the help of civil rights icon Harvey Milk, the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair has grown from a celebration of all things Haight Street into one of San Francisco's favorite festivals. Expect tie-dye vendors, "special" brownies and live jam-band rock, in addition to more typical street fair foods like hot dogs and kettle corn.

— By Devin Holt

Price: free

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