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Pistahan Parade 2023: San Francisco street closures and transit changes

A skyline view of Downtown San Francisco with Salesforce Tower in view as transit buses and trolleys drive up and down Market Street in Downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. | Source: Jeremy Chen/The Standard

Parking, driving and public transit will be affected in  Downtown, Civic Center, the Financial District and South of Market neighborhoods on Saturday for the 30th annual Pistahan Parade.

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The parade starts at 11 a.m. in Civic Center Plaza and ends at Yerba Buena Gardens, where the annual Pistahan Festival will be celebrated on both Saturday and Sunday.

As a result, streets will be closed and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will reroute service in the area, altering 16 Muni streetcar and bus lines and moving over 100 stops.

The 2023 Pistahan Parade route. | Courtesy SFMTA

Street Closures

These streets will be closed from 7 to 11:45 a.m.

  • McAllister Street, between Larkin and Hyde streets
  • Fulton Street, between Larkin and Hyde streets
  • Grove Street, between Larkin and Hyde streets

These streets will be closed from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Market Street, between Hyde and Fourth streets
  • Fourth Street, between Market and Howard streets

Muni Service Changes

Most Muni lines along the parade route will be diverted to Mission Street and others will switchback—changing from inbound to outbound—before arriving at Market Street.

The following 16 lines will run altered routes:

Delays are expected on the 12 Folsom, 14 Mission and 14R Mission Rapid lines as the parade reaches Yerba Buena Gardens.

See a complete list of route changes and alternate stop locations on the SFMTA’s website.