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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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June 2019

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
Photos of poets Nazelah Jamison, Amanda Muñiz, Vernon Keeve III, Thea Matthews, and musician Gabi Díaz-Hernández

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 Bollywood blues musician Aki Kumar, by Marilyn Stringer

Aki Kumar

Jul 18, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of musician Manny Martinez, by Jim Watkins Photography.

Manny Martinez y la Rebeldia

Jul 18, 6:00pm7:30pm
Free
Photo of Venezuelan Music Project

Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show)

Jul 19, 11:00am11:30am
Free
Photo of Venezuelan Music Project, kids show

Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show)

Jul 19, 12:15pm12:45pm
Free
Photo of musicians Martha Redbone and Brooklyn Raga Massive, by Sachyn Mital

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 the cast of SF Mime Troupe's musical Treasure Island, by DavidAllenStudios.com

San Francisco 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 13, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Kim So Ra

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 (Kids’ Show)

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

Dholrhythms Dance Company (Kids’ Show)

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 (Kids’ Show)

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 (Kids’ Show)

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 (Kids’ Show)

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 the music group Tumbledown House, by Kala Minko

Tumbledown House

Sep 12, 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
Photo of music group La Misa Negra, by Andrew Zhou

La Misa Negra

Sep 28, 1:00pm2:30pm

October 2019

Free
photo of CMC older adult choirs

Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs

Oct 3, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Poetic Tuesday

Oct 15, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of Carlitos Medrano

Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba

Oct 17, 6:00pm7:30pm
Free
Photo of Halloweenn Hoopla Photographed by David Tau

Halloween Hoopla

Oct 27, 12:00pm2:00pm
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