On Oct. 16 from 12 P.M. to 6 P.M., this beloved San Francisco event is back in the Mission District. After a year and half of COVID-19 and quarantining, they are committed to providing a safe, fun and inclusive experience. Some new additions to the block party are a comedy show at noon on the main stage by Luke Abranches and a booth by Peter’s Pup that will be offering the cutest portraits for you and your dog.
At this event, there are also eight confirmed performances by diverse bands. Personally I’m most excited about the headliners for the day, Y La Bamba and Con Brio featuring special guest Sarah Clarke. Not only that, but there will also be lots of vendors selling a wide range of specialty products, from curated vintage pieces by Crossroads Trading Co. to hand printed and designed shirts by Culk. There’s truly a shop for any of your desires. For my food lovers out there, don’t worry. I haven’t forgotten about the food lineup. Partnered with the non-profit La Cocina, there are going to be 10 delicious and diverse pop-ups that will satisfy every craving. For a more in depth look at all the confirmed local businesses that are going to be in attendance, check out their website.
The Noise Pop Block Party isn’t only going to be fun, but it also supports good causes. This year, they are focusing on 826 Valencia and La Cocina. 826 Valencia is an organization that believes in the power of writing and how opportunities come from that skill. They raise money for under-resourced kids aged 6 to 18 and supply them with groups and tools that will later down the line raise their confidence in writing. Additionally, Noise Pop will be supporting La Cocina, an organization that provides affordable commercial kitchen space for small food businesses started by underprivileged people of color, women and immigrants.
To support locals and experience this unique event for yourself, make sure to reserve your free tickets before it’s too late!