The Richmond Neighborhood Center’s community events bring our neighbors together for multicultural celebrations of arts and music, provide educational opportunities for young people, and help promote community nonprofits, artists and local businesses.
All of our events are free and open to the public, and draw more than 3,000 attendees each year. We’re expanding our calendar all the time, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to hear about upcoming events!
Immigrant Cultural Festival
The Immigrant Cultural Festival, held on March 3, 2019, was a celebration of immigrant and native cultures in the Richmond District. The event featured Chinese, Irish, Russian, and Ohlone music, dance, artists, and exhibitors, as well as a resource fair, food and more.
National Senior Citizens Day
Each year on National Senior Citizens Day, August 21, The Richmond Neighborhood Center hosts a community celebration honoring our senior neighbors.
Our event typically hosts over 130 local seniors for a free lunch catered by local restaurants, as well as raffles, games, and a resource fair featuring over a dozen organizations providing services to older San Franciscans.
We are always delighted to honor these wonderful members of our community, and we look forward to the celebration every summer!
Autumn Moon Festival
Celebrated throughout Asia for more than a thousand years, the Autumn Moon Festival is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal Goddess, Chang-O, who lives in the moon. The Moon Festival is often considered a “Chinese Thanksgiving” because of its celebration of gratitude and abundant food—including the popular moon cake!
Each fall, The Richmond Neighborhood Center partners with local organizations and our local and state representatives to host the Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival on Clement St. The festival is a fun, family-friendly event that gives attendees a taste of the cultural diversity of the neighborhood, complete with live performances, music, great food, and more.
One Richmond Community Party
Each summer since its launch in 2018, One Richmond has hosted a community party for neighbors to come together and celebrate everything the Richmond District has to offer. From interactive performances to barbecue, games, a resource fair, and even a bake-off, this event is always a hit!
SF Giants Watch Party
On July 28, 2019, The Richmond Neighborhood Center partnered with the San Francisco Giants to host a neighborhood viewing party of a Giants vs. Padres regular season game with Giants mascot Lou Seal! The event featured tailgating activities, a raffle with great Giants memorabilia, delicious barbecue, a photo booth, and best of all, a nail-biter of a game where the Giants came out on top.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Dare 2 Dream
Dare 2 D.R.E.A.M. is a festival started by the Neighborhood Center where we ask neighbors to Discuss, Rise Up, Empower, Advocate, and Mobilize in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This event brings our neighbors together to inspire long-term change by building community through education, service and advocacy.
Past festivals have included guest speakers, community service activities, educational workshops, community resource fairs, art activities, music and more!
Playland on Balboa
Named in honor of the beloved Outer Richmond amusement park, Playland on Balboa is a free music and arts festival hosted by The Richmond Neighborhood Center complete with live bands, food, and activities for all ages.