Block Fest = Fun. Free. First. Friday.

Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-5PM locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street (between Mason Street and Taylor Street) with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance and art exhibition to screen printing workshops and crochet jams, Block Fest is a monthly celebration of the Tenderloin’s creative spirit.


Block Fest made possible in part by awards from the California Council for the Arts Creative California Communities program and the San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development. Presented by CounterPulse and Central City S.R.O. Collaborative.

[Cover photo of Skywatchers by Robbie Sweeny]

Upcoming Events

Knowledge and Affirmation from the Past

Txutxo Perez
Fri, Apr 6, 3pm-5pm

Archived Events

Barley Sculpture at Block Fest

Tan Sirinumas
Fri, Mar 2, 3pm-5pm