On October 15th, the 27th annual Potrero Hill Festival returns to 20th Street, offering food, local musicians, crafts, a special health and wellness section, and an array of children’s rides. Admission to the street fair, which sprawls across four blocks between Wisconsin and Missouri streets, is free.
Potrero Hill resident Joshua Klipp and his swinging Klipptones will once again kick-off the Festival on the main stage at 11 a.m. New this time is 35 Years of Trouble, a bluegrass band consisting of talented 12 to 16 year-olds, including from the Hill. Headliner MJ Brass Boppers is an authentic New Orleans singing and swinging brass band that fuses traditional New Orleans standards, funk, jazz, modern pop, with a second line twist! Fei Tian returns with a performance of traditional Chinese dance.
Kid’s rides at the Festival include a Choo-Choo train. The Teen Stage will have a talent contest, featuring prizes. Food trucks from Off the Grid, as well as local merchants on the street, will offer chow. The Good Life Grocery will have its annual farmer’s market, with fresh, cold coconuts for sale. Booths will feature more than 80 arts and crafts vendors and local organizations. The Festival closes at 4 p.m.
The Potrero Hill Festival raises money for Potrero Hill Neighborhood House initiatives, such as the Senior Nutrition Program, Good Faith Employment Programs and Experiment in Diversity.
For more information about sponsorship or renting a booth at the street fair, visit: www.potrerofestival.com.