The 45th Union Street Festival will take place on June 3rd (Saturday) 11am to 7pm and June 4th (Sunday) 10am to 6pm.
The festival brings together up to 250 (at full capacity) of the best artist and designer craftspeople at a two-day, outdoor artisan market.
Kick-off Summer In The City and enjoy the City’s best festival lineup featuring:
• High-end handmade arts and crafts by the west coast’s top art designers and creators
• Exceptional non-stop live music
• Delicious food and drink with the Bay’s best food trucks and vendors
• Premium wine, seasonal craft beer, and signature cocktails
• Artisan specialty food makers
• Kids Funzone with action-packed fun and games
• The fan favorite Waiters Race
• Organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, and home and garden exhibits.
Festival admission is free.
This is a smoke-free event.
Registration is now Open until April 15th.
Late applications from April 15th - April 30th will incur an additional booth fee of $100 added to the overall booth cost if accepted.
Arts and crafts applicants will be juried by an artist panel and there is no guarantee of a space.
Apply in the link below
About the Event
When and where is Union Street Festival?
Union Street Festival takes place June 3-4, 2023 • 11am to 7pm (Saturday), 10am to 6pm (Sunday) in the historic Cow Hollow District in San Francisco. Located on Union Street between Gough Street and Filmore Street.
What are the COVID-19 protocols?
We want to ensure the safety of our guests and vendors and take sanitation and health very seriously. We recommend that attendees, and vendors use proper hygiene and ensure they are washing their hands properly, using sanitation ointments like denatured alcohol when handling items between clients shopping in your booth. We encourage keeping a safe distance and recommend the use of face coverings. If you are feeling unwell before the event we ask that our vendors take a covid test to ensure they are not infected with Covid-19 and spreading it to other patrons and vendors. If you test positive for covid-19 before the event please send us your positive test and the event management staff will work with you to help ensure either a safe breakdown of your items before the event opens back up Sunday morning or if before the event to help reimburse your space fee.
Will the event still take place if there is inclement weather?
Union Street Festival is a rain or shine event.
What is the weather typically like during the event?
The average weather for Union Street Festival is a pleasant 70 degrees and is historically a sunny month with an average of 25 days of sunshine throughout the month.
Application and Process
When do the applications close?
Applications for artists and craft vendors soft close midnight, April 15th and late applications close midnight April 30th which is also the final deadline to submit your application. Applications received between April 15th and April 30th will incur a $100 late fee added to their final space cost if they are accepted as a participating artist.
Are late applications accepted?
Applications received during the late application period April 15th-April 30th will be accepted; however, there is an additional $100 late fee added to the final booth cost if you are accepted. There is no additional late application fee and is still the standard $25 application fee.
What are the artist space sizes, costs and requirements?
The 2023 Union Street Festival offers a one time payment fee with no commissions. •10’x10’ space is $450 •10’x10’ corner space is $600 •10’x20’ space is $900 Space fees include the space only and does not include any additional items like tents, table or chair rentals. Vendors must provide everything required to set-up, staff, display and sell their work, provide branding and signage display within their space, break down, and cover all vendor needs and requirements. Vendors with tents are required to bring their own weights to secure/stabliize their tents and displays. Vendors are required to breakdown and consolidate their recyclables and garbage and place in event recycling and debris boxes. There is a 10' height limit on all displays due to muni lines, and no items are to be placed outside of the alloted space.
Can I share a space?
No vendor shall assign, sublet, or apportion the whole or any part of the space allotted, or have any representatives, equipment, or materials from anyone other than its own company in their assigned vendor space.
Is there an application fee?
There is a non-refundable application fee of $25 for all applications. The application fee is separate from your space fee and does not count towards your space fee. If you need to cancel, please contact us before April 30th to either process a refund if you have been already been accepted or before you receive your acceptance notice and are charged for your booth space fee. There are no refunds after April 30th.
What does the Jury look for in an application?
Our artist panel looks to create a space of handmade items and ethically sourced products. The panel looks for the following areas of criteria for each applicant: depth of work, uniqueness, technique, skill level, use of material, branding, website design, and price point, and if resale items are ethically sourced. Products displaying unique takes on everyday items offering a creative approach and a developed level of design; through things like composition, and user centered functionality will be more likely to be picked for approval. Items with a greater number of applicants or more common items will be more competitive in the approval process.
When will I be charged for my space fee if accepted?
If accepted, your space fee will be charged between 1-5 business days automatically after approval. If you need to withdraw your application we strongly recommend reaching out as soon as you receive your acceptance notice or before so you are not processed your space fee.
What is included in the space fee?
Space fees include the space only and do not include any additional items like tents, table or chair rentals. Vendors must provide everything required to set-up, staff, display and sell their work, provide branding and signage display within their space, break down, and cover all vendor needs and requirements. Vendors with tents are required to bring their own weights to secure/stabliize their tents and displays. Vendors are required to breakdown and consolidate their recyclables and garbage and place in event recycling and debris boxes.
When will I be notified if I have been accepted?
Applications will be approved in a rolling, on-going process throughout the application open period. After the application period closes April 30th all artists who have not yet been approved will be informed by May 5th if they have been accepted or added to the waitlist.
Is there a waitlist if there is no more available spots?
There will be an active waitlist for any artists that are still waiting for final acceptance if there are no more available vendor spaces. In the application process, let us know how close to the event you are able to wait before being approved if any vendors cancel their application.
Can I cancel my application after applying?
If you need to cancel, please contact us before April 30th to either process a refund if you have been already been accepted or notify us before you receive your acceptance letter and charged for your booth space fee. No refunds will be given after April 30th.
What are the Terms & Conditions?
I release, indemnify and hold harmless, Miramar Events and the Union Streer Association, their sponsors, clients and affiliated organizations or entities, directors, officers, agents or employees, or any of the above from any and all liabilities, demands, claims, damages or costs to property or persons as a result of my participation in any of the 2023 Union Street Festival. I further release and indemnify Miramar Events andthe Union Street Association and all of its duly appointed representatives of all liability and responsibility for any injury, damage or loss sustained by vendors, exhibitors, guests or any other participants before, during or after the event as a result of the display of my work, equipment or materials. I understand that Miramar Events reserves the right to remove anything that does not meet the standards set forth in this application. I understand that there are no refunds or rain checks due to inclement weather. In consideration of acceptance of my application, I agree to accept all decisions of Miramar Events and agree to allow them use of the enclosed slides and photos and other promotional materials including photographs and videotape taken at each event for the purposes of promoting the events this year and in future years. SELLER’S PERMIT NUMBER IS REQUIRED: Every vendor must submit their sellers permit name and number in this application. It is the responsibility of each vendor to be in compliance with the State Board of Equalization requirements for selling product at a special event. Seller’s permits can be obtained at any local Board of Equalization office at no cost. Information is available at 1-800-400-7115 or www.boe.ca.gov. APPLICATIONS AND FEES: Applications for rental of vendor space shall be subject to the approval of Miramar Events, and Miramar Events reserves the right to reject applications for spaces with or without cause if in the best interest of the event. Return of signed agreement without payment does not reserve exhibit space. No refunds for space fees will be allowed after April 30th. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Vendors requesting cancellation will receive a refund of their fee less a $25 application processing fee. SUBLETTING SPACE: No vendor shall assign, sublet, or apportion the whole or any part of the space allotted, or have any representatives, equipment, or materials from anyone other than its own company in the said exhibit space. WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Vendor expressly releases the Union Street Association and Miramar Events, the event facility and their respective directors, officers, agents, employees, volunteers and servants for any damage or injury that may happen to the exhibitor or its agents, servants, employees, or property from any cause whatsoever except the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the former. Union Street Association and Miramar Events, their staff, employees, and agents assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever in matters relating to restrictions imposed on any exhibitor by any governmental agency. INDEMNITY: The vendor is responsible for any and all demands on account of any injury or death, or damage to property occurring in or upon any portion of the Vendor Area leased or used by Vendor which are caused by the acts or omission of vendor, or their employees, representatives, servants, agents, licensees, invitees, patrons, guests, or contractors. Vendor shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Union Street Association and Miramar Events excepting loss by negligent acts of Union Street Association and Miramar Events their officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of actions, penalties, judgments, and liabilities of every kind and description (including court costs and reasonable attorney's fees). FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: The vendor acknowldges that the San Francisco Fire Department requires all vendors to have a visible and easily accessible 2A:10BC rated fire extinguisher in their space. Fire Departments are very particular in requiring that if the extinguisher is recently purchased, it must be stamped with the CURRENT year on the body (check the label or the bottom of the unit--not the date on your receipt) AND the indicator must be all the way to the top of the green. If you’ve an older unit then it must have been serviced within the last 12 months with a current Inspection tag attached and the indicator must be all the way to the top of the green. GENERATORS: There is no street power onsite and if you need power for your onsite activation we highly recommend bringing a battery pack or power station. The use of generators is prohibited unless approved by Miramar Events and the San Francisco Fire Department prior to the event. THIS IS A SMOKE-FREE EVENT AS MANDATED BY THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO: The vendor acknowledges the Union Street Festival is a smoke-free event as all events are mandated by San Francisco.
Vendor Event Info
Is vendor parking available?
There is no dedicated onsite parking available, and we highly recommend useofpublic transportation or ride sharing for your event staff. If you need to drive to the event there are two nearby parking garages we recommend: Lombard Street Garage - Lot #202 – 8 minute walk to event edge 2055 Lombard St., San Francisco CA 94123 Pierce Street Garage - Lot #206 – 10 minute walk to event edge 3236 Pierce St, San Francisco, CA 94123 We also recommend checking out lots.impark.com – which helps you book the lots above in advance lots.impark.com
When can I start setting up my display space, and when can I break down?
Vendor set-up can begin at 5am Saturday June 3rd (unless earlier set-up is pre-arranged for larger transport vehicles and more intensive set-ups) and vendors must be setup and in place and vehicles removed from the event site by 9am to allow time for the event to open to the public. Clean up and removal of product from your space between Saturday night and Sunday morning can begin after the event closes Saturday can begin starting at 7pm. Vendors must be set back up on Sunday by 9am to allow time and space for the event to the public. The final breakdown for the event and removal of your belongings can begin Sunday after 6:30pm or when access is allowed by event security. Please have everything removed from the street by 9pm to aid in the reopening of the street. Vendors are required to breakdown and consolidate their recyclables and garbage and place in event recycling and debris boxes.
There is no on-site street power.
There is no street power onsite and if you need power we highly recommend bringing a battery pack or power station. The use of generators is prohibited unless approved by Miramar Events and the San Francisco Fire Department prior to the event.
Is there overnight security?
Saturday night there will be an overnight security team patrolling the streets but good common sense and precaution are needed. You're professional vendors and understand the need to secure your goods overnight. We highly recommend that vendors take the necessary precautions, fully cover their tent and goods, if leaving items within their space overnight on Saturday and strongly recommend any valuables or products be removed. While we always strive to provide the best possible environment for our clients to market their products we do like to remind everyone that if you decide to leave anything in your event space overnight that Miramar Events or Union Street Association is not liable for any damage or theft that could happen overnight.
Are vendors required to bring a fire extinguisher?
Yes, the San Francisco Fire Department requires all vendors to have a visible and easily accessible 2A:10BC rated fire extinguisher in their space. The San Francisco Fire Department is very particular in requiring that if the extinguisher is recently purchased, it must be stamped with the CURRENT year on the body (check the label or the bottom of the unit--not the date on your receipt) AND the indicator must be all the way to the top of the green. If you have an older unit, it must have been serviced within the last 12 months with a current Inspection tag attached and the indicator must be all the way to the top of the green.
What are the eco-conscious requests by the organizers for a green event?
In an effort to be a green event and to be globally conscious of our environmental impact as a community we ask vendors to be conscious of their setup. We recommend non vinyl banners, printing done with environmentally friendly inks, upcycled displays, limiting the use of paper products like business cards and receipts and to work to use more digital receipts and virtual cards. We also ask that our vendors and patrons try to be conscious of our separate trash, recycle and compost bins and to be as thoughtful as possible about properly disposing of their waste. All vendors must comply with event guidelines and San Francisco County’s ZERO WASTE Ordinance: •All to-go packaging (bags, boxes etc) provided by vendors to customers must be reusable, recyclable, or compostable. NO plastic, polystyrene or styrofoam product will be allowed. •Compostable product must be labeled with the word, “Compostable” and be BPI Certified. •Visit bpiworld.org/Find-Certified-Products. CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO ZERO WASTE EVENT CHECKLIST https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_events_checklist_september2022.pdf No balloons are allowed.
Who do I contact if I have questions regarding the event?
Please reach out to us through the contact page on our website for a quick response as our entire festival management team has access to this contact form. If you have any urgent questions or requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org