Giants FanFest, Mission Bay History, and Chinese New Year Parade – All Free, All This Saturday
|February 3, 2009||Posted by jamie under Events||
Saturday is full of free and fun events nearby the Rincon Hill neighborhood.
After you’ve visited the familiar vendors at the Ferry Building Farmers Market early Saturday morning, you can walk down the Embarcadero Pedestrian Promenade to AT&T Park for the 16th Annual Giants FanFest. The event is free and open to the public, running from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Fans will once again have the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” with self-guided tours of both the Giants and Visitors clubhouses, batting cages, dugouts and press box. There will be an expanded Kids Zone, interactive games and activities throughout the ballpark and access to the field’s warning track. Giants players, coaches, broadcasters and alumni will sign autographs and pose for photos througout the event, participate in Q&A sessions, and be interviewed live on KNBR, with the broadcast aired throughout the ballpark.
We’re just getting started …. Head over to the Mission Bay Branch Library for an “armchair” tour of the history of Mission Bay and surrounding neighborhoods from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. This promises to be a very interesting presentation of how the land uses have changed over time.
At 5:15 p.m., get over to 2nd and Market Streets if you want to be at the beginning of the route for the Chinese New Year Parade. Also, head over to Grant Avenue between California and Pacific on Saturday or Sunday to experience the Chinese New Year Community Street Fair.
I know we need the rain, but let’s pray that these community events get a dry spell on Saturday .. then let it pour. See you out there!