Join us as a sponsor in 2020 to help continue the momentum and make Civic Center an inclusive place to shop, eat, drink and play.

Friday Markets

Help us continue the successful markets in UN Plaza by supporting the NEW market day on Fridays. Established in June 2019, the Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar features a selection of produce booths from the popular Heart of the City Farmers’ Market as well as new local artisan booths and live music. Hot food vendors and inviting communal seating make this market a lunchtime destination, and free interactive activities encourage people to linger in the plaza to play, create, and interact.

1st Sundays Block Party

The Civic Center 1st Sundays Block Party series is an enormous success, and we need your help to continue producing this event! The seasonal 1st Sunday events will bring back successful programming such as street soccer and roller skating, local artisan booths, and free DIY craft activities alongside food trucks, music, and dancing. These family-friendly Sunday events activate Fulton Street, building on the energy of the Asian Art Museum’s FREE 1st Sunday admission program and connecting the Sunday Heart of the City Farmers’ Markets to the Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds.

Holiday Celebration

Help bring holiday joy to the young and young-at-heart by supporting the Annual Civic Center Plaza Tree Lighting and Toy Giveaway. This annual event features festive performances, shopping, ice skating, "snow" flurries and festive holiday activities.

Friday Picnics 

The Friday Picnic event series brings a charming after work vibe to Civic Center Plaza during the warmest months of the year (September and October). The event features music, games, and picnic seating, along with a bar and food offerings to help start the weekend off right!

More information on sponsorship opportunities can be found in the Sponsorship Flyer.

Become an event sponsor to support these inclusive, community events:

Please contact us if you have any questions at (415) 658-7979 or via email: Civic Center Initiative Programming Manager Marlo Sandler at

Join the effort and commit to making Civic Center a vibrant and inclusive space to play!