Looking for a Street to Walk This Weekend?

No, not like that. Seriously . . . .
There are about 8000 street fairs and festivals this weekend in and around San Francisco – here’s a sampling, but check out the Chron’s list for even more options:
1st Annual Valencia Street Fair — 9/19/04With a combination of artists, musicians, vintage clothing stores, diverse restaurants, cafes, clubs, bookstores, art galleries, mariachis and taquerias, Valencia St. adds a unique charm to the city of SF. This festival celebrates the neighborhood’s rich culture with live music (La Plebe, Penelope Houston, Japonize Elephants, Why-sall Lane, The Monolith, Emerson, DJ’s Soul Salaam, Vinnie Esparza and more) and food and beer from local restaurants and brewers. Valencia St. at 21st St., SF (map) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. All ages. Admission is free. Information: (415) 240-6384 or www.valenciastreetfair.com
10th Annual Arab Cultural Festival — 9/19/04The Arab Cultural and Community Centerpresent the largest celebration of Arab heritage in Northern California featuring arts, entertainment, food and traditions. At the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, SF. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $5.
SF Comedy Day in the Park — 9/19/04Comedians descend on Sharon Meadow for an afternoon of laughs, free and alfresco. Arrive early, bring sunscreen and blanket and think about taking public transportation. At Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park (Map). Admission is free. Information: www.comedyday.com [Ed’s note: if you check their webstie at the above link, there’s a totally different date – so you may want to double check . . . ]
Upper Grant Avenue Fall Art Fair — 9/19/04 Celebrates Beat Generation poets and writers who once roamed the neighborhood with non-stop poetry readings on multiple stages. Authors, jazz musicians, troubadours, storytellers and clowns will also perform on the street and in neighboring clubs, shops and cafes. More than 150 Bay Area artists will display their hand-crafted wares, including sculpture, photography, ceramics, installation art, painting, jewelry, glass works, clothing and textile arts. Free. On Grant Avenue, between Vallejo and Filbert streets. (Map)
Information: www.uppergrantartfair.com
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival — 9/18/04-9/19/04More than 140 artists and craftspeople from California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as live music and children’s activities. At Old Mill Park, 300 block of Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 10am-6pm Sat; 10am-5pm Sun. $7.
Information: (415) 381-8090 or www.mvfaf.org
There – go nuts – expensive arts and fried twinkies for all . . .

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