The Commons on 3rd Thursdays is a series of FREE family-friendly events held on the third Thursday evening of each month through October 2017. The event features live music on three stages, food trucks, over-21 beverages, and activities for all ages from 5pm to 9pm.

The events take place in the City’s central public spaces linking Market Street to City Hall – UN Plaza, Civic Center Plaza, and Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Main Public Library. The new name for this area is the Civic Center Commons.

The Commons on 3rd Thursdays event series grew out of the Civic Center Commons initiative, a strategic effort led by the City of San Francisco and community partners to transform daily experiences in these public spaces and create a unified, inclusive civic “commons”. Neighbors, community organizations and cultural institutions are working with City agencies and people who frequent these spaces to bring interactive art installations and play structures; more frequent activities and events; additional food and drink options; new stewardship approaches; and innovative workforce development partnerships.

When our residents can share some great food with a friend or dance along with a neighbor, they are coming together to create a stronger, closer community. These vibrant events reflect our commitment to make the Civic Center Commons safe, welcoming places for our families, visitors and workers.
Mayor Edwin M. Lee

Key Sponsors

The Trust For Public Land
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
City & County of San Francisco
Civic Center Community Benefit District
Market Street Association
Key Funders
The Commons Free Block Party on 3rd Thursdays