Weekend fairs, festivals prompt S.F. street closures

A few fairs and a pack of parties are causing the closure of several San Francisco streets this weekend.

According to the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency, Beach Street between Polk and Larkin streets is closedfor the 12th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival taking place today and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. The road is scheduled to re-open at midnight Sunday, SFMTA spokeswoman Maggie Lynch reported.

A bevy of block parties and street fairs is also shutting down streets today and Sunday. Saturday street closures include La Playa Street between Judah and Irving streets; De Haro Street between 16th and 17th streets; Ulloa Street between Sydney Way and Laguna Honda Boulevard; Golden Gate Avenue between Stanyan and North Willard streets; Webster Street between North Point and Beach streets; and 38th Avenue between Judah and Kirkham streets.

On Sunday, the Leland Avenue Street Fair is prompting the closures of Leland Avenue from Bayshore Boulevard to Peabody Street; Desmond Street from Leland Avenue to Visitacion Avenue and Alpha Street from Leland Avenue to Raymond Avenue between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., Lynch reported.

Wool Street between Eugenia and Powhattan avenues and Mercedes Way between Cedro and Paloma avenues are also closed for parts of Sunday for neighborhood block parties and street fairs.

Residents and event participants should check sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which Muni line can get them where they want to go during the closures.

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