Lottery

Lotteries are held each day to assign selling spaces to participating artists.

Each designated area has a slightly different lottery schedule, as seen in the table below. You must arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to fill out a lottery slip to enter and you must also show a valid Street Artist Certificate.

  MON TUES WED TH FRI SAT SUN
Downtown Spaces 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM  
Fisherman's Wharf 9:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 9:00 AM  
Embarcadero Plaza         7:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM
*Mon-Thu at Embarcadero Plaza there is no official lottery. It is first come first served. Artists claim their space by signing into the map located on site.

Justin Herman PlazaThe lottery location for both the Downtown and Fisherman's Wharf spaces is at Fisherman’s Wharf, Beach Street (between Larkin and Hyde), Bleacher steps of Aquatic Park.

The lottery location for Embarcadero Plaza is in the plaza.

For more detailed information about how the lottery works, see the Blue Book or Program Resource Guide (under the Street Artists Licensing Resources).

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

February 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

February 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

February 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

February 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125