SummerFEST 2019 will take place on Sunday June 23rd, 11 AM - 4 PM at the Noe Valley Town Square!

Free, Family-Friendly SummerFEST to Be Held in
San Francisco's Noe Valley Neighborhood



San Francisco, CA, June 23, 2019-- San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood celebrates summer in style with its 10th annual SummerFEST—a five-hour celebration filled with fun activities for the community. The event takes place on Sunday, June 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m in the Noe Valley Town Square, and is an opportunity for the community to mingle and for merchants to show their appreciation.


Activities include the Merchants' Hayride, a Noe Valley tradition, where passengers take a nostalgic ride in a horse-drawn wagon down 24th Street between Castro and Sanchez Streets. Rides are free and run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with boarding in front of the Noe Valley Town Square. 


Free activities include a Petting Zoo with a variety of animals – sheep, goats, alpaca, guanaco, miniature donkey and a pig, face painting, Pop-a-Shot basketball, Connect-4 and live music by local musicians including Skillet Licorice and Blind Lemon Pledge. There will be a bounce house for younger kids – always a favorite – as well as face painting noon – 3 PM. Free ice cream by Noe Valley’s own Mitchell’s Ice Cream will be provided courtesy of The Agency, and NOVY restaurant will be sampling their homemade spanakopita (while supplies last!) Noe Valley merchants will be offering specials at their store locations for their customers and visitors to enjoy.


Artists both young and old will want to enter the chalk drawing contest which takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Local merchants are donating prizes and gift certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both the 11 and under, and 12 and up categories. 


The Merchants’ Hayride is sponsored by Zephyr Real Estate.
Sterling Bank and Trust is a major sponsor of SummerFEST.
This event is a collaboration of the Noe Valley Town Square and the 
Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association. The Noe Valley Association is fiscal sponsor of the Noe Valley Town Square.


About NVTS

After six years of fundraising and planning, the Noe Valley Town Square opened in January of 2017, transformed from a parking lot into a beautiful multi-use open plaza and playground space. Located between Vicksburg and Sanchez Streets on 24th Street, the Square is the only open space in Noe Valley’s commercial corridor and serves as a venue for community events and classes.

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About NVA

The Noe Valley Association was established in August 2005 as a 15-year community benefit district which receives an annual special assessment from the 176 property owners in the district. The first assessments were received by the NVA in January 2006. The NVA consists of roughly six city blocks, including the side streets of corner buildings, on 24th Street in Noe Valley between Church and Douglas Streets.
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Founded in 1923, the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association is a non-profit organization chartered under the laws of the State of California that engages in the promotion, preservation and enhancement of the Noe Valley business community. Merchants, professionals and nonprofit or charitable organizations are invited to join.
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