From: Sunday, October 1, 2023
To: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Castro Street Fair 2023
Created by Harvey Milk in 1974, this annual festival celebrates the Castro District community with a day of eclectic fun. Held the first Sunday in October, the fair features live entertainment, original work by local artists, dance performances and more.
- Visiting for the Fair? Stay central and take a taxi to the Castro at The Citizen M offering gay visitors the perfect option for a San Francisco escape, rated “Superb” by guests with a fresh design and located right between Union and Market Square, close to the city’s top attractions.
- Street fairs and festivals happen almost every weekend in San Francisco, from April to October, culminating with the always crazy Castro Street Fair.
- The local neighborhood known as “The Happiest Place in San Francisco” is set to celebrate on the first Sunday of October and if it’s anything like past years, it’s going to shine bright.
- Celebrate with friends in the SF sunshine at four fabulous entertainment areas: the Dance Alley, the Sundance Saloon, the Main Stage, and the newest, lovely Castro Street Stage.
- Check out hundreds of local and artisan vendors, snag tasty food and beverages, and the visit the friendly Castro businesses.
- A small $10-$20 donation at the gate, goes toward keeping the fair up-and-running, as well as toward supporting many local nonprofits. Additionally, the fair funds help to maintain the iconic rainbow flag that flies over the intersection of Castro and Market.
- Stay close to the city’s top attractions in the downtown/union square district and take the BART or rideshare to the Castro Fair. Club Donatello, is a “Superb” rated boutique hotel with luxurious amenities and a fully equipped gym.
- On stage Entertainment starts at 11 am and runs until 6 pm.
- Cheer SF bring their trademark energy to the streets. and Sundance Saloon will be scootin’ boots while country-western dancing (featuring lessons for any newbies!)
- The official band of San Francisco, the Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band will be performing throughout the afternoon in various places around the fairgrounds.
Castro has few hotels with Beck’s Motor Lodge being the most popular. South Of Market, the city’s other gay neighbourhood has some great gay and gay friendly hotels including the following:
Gay Map of San Francisco
We have divided the map into two areas, the Castro, San Francisco’s world famous gay district and SOMA, the are where the Folsom Street Fair takes place each September.
Map of Gay San Francisco (SOMA)
Map of Gay San Francisco (The Castro)
Recommended Hotels in San Francisco
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We have chosen hotels in San Francisco that keep you close to all the shops,restaurants & bars
5 Star, Luxury
Famed bars, an awe-inspiring crystal chandelier restaurant, a fitness area and a glass dome indoor pool are featured at this landmark Palace. Leather tufted headboards, 11-foot ceilings, pillow-top bedding set the stage for a luxurious night’s sleep. High-end luggage inspired desk, tables and the bathroom vanity. A 48-inch flat-screen satellite TV, marble bath & rain shower
4 Star, Readers Choice
This Central San Francisco hotel offers rooms with a 46-inch flat-screen smart TV. Free WiFi, an iPod docking station, a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker, and double-panned windows for quiet. A seating area, work desk, and an Illy espresso coffee machine, walk-in shower, bathrobes & premium toiletries. A state-of-the-art fitness centre & laundry services
4 Star, Great Value
Offering French-inspired architecture, The Marker San Francisco, provides guests with an ideal city centre. The guest rooms and suites at this upscale hotel boast amenities such as an LCD flat-screen TV with on-demand movies and an iHome alarm clock radio. All guest rooms feature ironing facilities, a hairdryer, a make-up mirror and boutique bath products.
3 Star, Location
This San Francisco hotel is located in Union Square, it offers an outdoor pool and rooms with an MP3 connection. It features a barbershop and a business center. Access to a fitness centre one block from the hotel and an on-site sauna. Each classically-designed room is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and mini-refrigerator. Free coffee and tea are also provided
Video Of Castro Street Fair
Year 2017 SF Castro Street Fair
Top Gay Neighbourhoods in San Francisco
San Francisco is a vibrant and inclusive city with a long history of LGBTQ+ activism and culture. Here are the most popular neighbourhoods, including gay hot spots and districts close to the city’s most popular attractions. It is worth noting that the best-rated hotels are close to Union Square
SoMa (South of Market) | Gay Hotspot
- Located to the east of the city, SoMa has an edgy and industrial feel, with a mix of gay bars, clubs, and art spaces.
- SoMa is also home to the world-famous Folsom Street Fair, held at the end of September each year.
- The neighbourhood is home to the stunning San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
- Discover the best things to see and do in San Francisco.
One of the world’s most famous gay districts since the 1960s, a focal point for LGBTQ+ culture.