Sunset Community Festival brings Sunset District together Saturday
The 17th Annual Sunset Community Festival will debut a new location at West Sunset Playground Saturday, while maintaining the community atmosphere that has been the hallmark of the festival in previous years.
The city is renovating the festival’s regular venue at the Sunset Recreation Center, so this year the festival is setting up shop at the West Sunset Playground, at 39th Avenue and Ortega Street.
“We’re all excited about the new space,” said festival coordinator Susan Suval. “It’s going to be awesome.”
Despite a drop in exhibitors and attendance last year, Suval says the numbers are looking up for this year’s festival. “We’re back up in the number of exhibitors, I think it’s going to be great,” said Suval.
Visitors can expect a number of attractions including exhibits from local companies and non-profits, but the real attraction is the family atmosphere. Face-painting, games and a San Francisco Fire Department truck on display will be just a few of the activities for families. Proceeds from the games will benefit the Friends of Western Sunset Playground, according to Suval.
A number of local politicians will also be on hand to meet with the local community, including Mayor Ed Lee. “It’s a great opportunity for them to be there and actually talk to people,” said Suval. “It’s better to do one on one.”
The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 24.