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Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens

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Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
(415) 543-1718 ybgfestival.org

The Esplanade in the Yerba Buena Gardens is a lush and grassy 5.5 acre expanse complete with evergreen and deciduous trees, seasonal flora and cascading waterfalls. Located within the Esplanade are the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Waterfall, the Stone Stage, the Butterfly Garden, and the Reflection Pond.

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April 2019

Free
Bay Area Dance Week dancers at San Francisco City Hall, photo by Lydia Daniller

Bay Area Dance Week: One Dance

Apr 26, 12:00pm1:00pm

May 2019

Free
Photo of the Uprising All-Stars

Festival Season Kick-Off: Tribute to Charlie Palmieri by The Uprising All-Stars

May 4, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
photo of Oghosthaze

oghosthaze

May 9, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of embodiment project by David Wilson

Embodiment Project

May 11, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Poetic Tuesday

May 14, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of CMC older adult choirs

Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs

May 16, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of Herdeljezi Festival Dzambo Agusevi

Roma Festival Džambo Aguševi Orchestra

May 18, 12:30pm3:30pm
Free
photo of SFSU afro cuban ensemble by Bryan Ramirez

Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU

May 23, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney

Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney with Flambeau

May 25, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
photo of Sandy Cressmans

Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira

May 30, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2019

Free
Photo of Betsayda Machado

Betsayda Machado

Jun 1, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
photo of The Onyx

The Onyx

Jun 6, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of Tunes of Sudan

Tunes of Sudan

Jun 8, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Poetic Tuesday

Jun 11, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco by Amal Bisharat Photography

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Jun 13, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of people dancing garba, by Anne Whitman

Garba in the Gardens

Jun 15, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
photo of NCAF by Jim Watkins Photography

Native Contemporary Arts Festival

Jun 16, 12:00pm3:00pm
Free
Photo of musician Marcus Shelby by Scott Chernis

Marcus Shelby Quartet

Jun 20, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of circus bella by David Tau

Circus Bella – Up in the Air

Jun 21, 12:00pm1:00pm
Free
photo of circus bella by David Tau

Circus Bella – Up in the Air

Jun 22, 12:00pm1:00pm
Free
photo of circus bella by David Tau

Circus Bella – Up in the Air

Jun 22, 2:15pm3:15pm
Free
photo of edgar pantoja and the afro cuban tribe

Edgar Pantoja & the Afro-Cuban Tribe

Jun 27, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of Jeremy Dutcher by matt barnes

Jeremy Dutcher

Jun 29, 1:00pm2:30pm

July 2019

Free
photo of aireene

Aireene Espiritu – Tribute to Sugar Pie DeSanto

Jul 6, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Poetic Tuesday

Jul 9, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of Suenos

Sueños

Jul 11, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Motion photo of a woman dancing for ChoreoFest by Hillary Goidell

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest

Jul 13, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Motion photo of a woman dancing for ChoreoFest by Hillary Goidell

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest

Jul 14, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Brooklyn Raga Massive

Brooklyn Raga Massive featuring Martha Redbone Roots Project

Jul 20, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
photo of murasaki ensemble

Murasaki Ensemble

Jul 25, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of sf uke jam by amal bisharat photography

SF Uke Jam Summer Uke-splosion!

Jul 27, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
photo of sf mime troupe

SF Mime Troupe

Jul 28, 2:00pm4:00pm

August 2019

Free
Photos of Tammy Hall, Leon Joyce Jr., Marcus Shelby, Destiny Muhammad, Ranzel Merritt

AfroSolo in the Gardens

Aug 3, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of a woman dancing, a dancer of the LINES Dance Center by Amal Bisharat Photography

LINES Dance Center

Aug 8, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of pistahan

Pistahan

Aug 10, 11:00am5:00pm
Free
photo of pistahan

Pistahan

Aug 11, 11:00am5:00pm
Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Poetic Tuesday

Aug 14, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free

Kim So Ra: A Sign of Rain

Aug 15, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of salsa music group Cabanijazz Project by Ivan Duran

Cabanijazz Project

Aug 15, 6:00pm7:30pm
Free
Photo of Non Stop Bhangra Collective

Dholrhythms Dance Company

Aug 16, 11:00am11:30am
Free
Photo of Non Stop Bhangra Collective

Dholrhythms Dance Company

Aug 16, 12:15pm12:45pm
Free
Photo of Samora Pinderhughes

Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes

Aug 17, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Fabiana Cozza

Brazil in the Gardens featuring Fabiana Cozza

Aug 18, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of musician Rob Reich playing the accordion

Rob Reich Swings Left

Aug 22, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of Caterpillar Puppets Photographed by John Spicer

Caterpillar Puppets

Aug 23, 12:15pm12:45pm
Free
Photo of Wayne Huey of Red Pandas and a young girls spinning a ball together on their fingers, by Jim Watkins Photography

Red Panda Acrobats

Aug 30, 11:00am11:30am
Free
Photo of Wayne Huey of Red Pandas and a young girls spinning a ball together on their fingers, by Jim Watkins Photography

Red Panda Acrobats

Aug 30, 12:15pm12:45pm

September 2019

Free
Photo of Japanese style bon dancers by Mark Shigenaga

American Bon Dancing

Sep 1, 1:00pm3:00pm
Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Poetic Tuesday

Sep 10, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of large group of musicians on stage for Brass, Bows and Beats

Brass, Bows and Beats Hip-Hop Symphony

Sep 14, 1:00pm2:30pm
Free
Photo of The Anita Lofton Project

The Anita Lofton Project

Sep 19, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Ricardo Lemvo

Ricardo Lemvo

Sep 19, 6:00pm7:30pm
Free

La Misa Negra

Sep 28, 1:00pm2:30pm

October 2019

Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Poetic Tuesday

Oct 15, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Halloweenn Hoopla Photographed by David Tau

Halloween Hoopla

Oct 27, 12:00pm2:00pm
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