Flagging in the Park

National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 24
1PM to 4PM

Come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove. This event is open to all flow artists – fanning, flagging, poi, staff, hoopers and their supporters. Flags available for use or just relax, take in the fun dance music and colorful visuals. Bring a beverage, a lunch, something to sit on, and enjoy.

Music By

DJ Steve Fabus

DJ Steve Fabus is one of the few club DJs whose career spans almost the entire history of the profession and art form itself. He has played at legendary clubs including the Trocadero Transfer, I-Beam and EndUp in San Francisco, Tracks and River Club in NYC, Does Your Mama Know and Probe in LA.  In San Francisco, he is co-founder and resident DJ of Go BANG in its 10th year at the Stud. He plays all over SF in clubs like Public Works, F8, Halcyon and the Stud — and has done guest spots across the USA in Chicago, NYC, LA, Seattle, Philadelphia, Miami, Fire Island, Palm Springs and other cities. In Europe he’s played in London, Berlin and Glasgow.

Steve never stops pushing the margins for new music as well as classic underground house and disco, largely thanks to the influences of his hometown of Chicago and time in New York.  Come enjoy the soulful roots of disco and house that underlie the contemporary music he plays today. For more information about Steve:

Our Beneficiary

Q Foundation

The Q Foundation believes in a world where all people have a safe, decent, and affordable home. They prevent homelessness primarily for LGBTQ and HIV communities by protecting the housing they already have, providing resources to secure new housing, and promoting public policy to increase opportunity for all.

30% of the San Francisco’s population of people experiencing homelessness come from the LGBTQ communities. There are up to 2,500 homeless people with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco and 13,000 with an unmet housing need. We are disproportionately impacted by homelessness.  Housing assistance leads to a 50% reduction in behavior that can lead to viral transmission making housing resources one of the most cost-effective HIV prevention tools available.

The Q Foundation is a strong, independent and authentic voice for the needs of the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities, founded and run by disabled people with HIV/AIDS.

Where to Go

National AIDS Memorial Grove

Taking public transportation is encouraged since finding a place for your car can be challenging. Never been there? We suggest you pair up with someone who has. If you drive, go early for better parking — map here. Walking directions:

What to Expect

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park. Often the fog is licking at the sky above especially in the summer, bring sunscreen and a wrap. Bring something to sit on; pack a lunch or bring snacks and beverages; flags are available for use; usually a few furry friends roaming. There are little or no services nearby, but a Port-A-Potty will be available. Our DJ spins vocal fun-filled dance music and flow artists eagerly enjoy and share their art with newcomers. No pressure to participate, come relax and take in the color and beauty of our tribe.

About Flagging in the Park

In 1997 a group of San Francisco flaggers started a tradition of celebrating life by gathering in the newly dedicated National AIDS Memorial Grove. Twenty-one years later, Flagging in the Park has grown into a treasured, quintessentially San Francisco event where DJs, organizers and participants donate their time, energy and love to help raise money for local and national charities.

2019 Partners

Flagging In The Park is proud to partner again with Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation, the nonprofit behind REAL BAD – they will be offering a $2,000 matching grant for each of our 2019 events. Proving it takes a village, this event would not happen without the support of these partners: National AIDS Memorial Grove, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Pretty in Ink, Flagger Central, Ryan Clouse, and the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their help with FITP!

2019 Producers

Tom Steele & Daniel Van Olst (May); Joey Wong, William Taylor Barros & Jack Whiteford (June); Xavier Caylor, Ric de Barros, Michele Laskowski, Andru Lopez & team-FITP (July); Jeff Kennedy, Markus Thorndike and Jack Whiteford (Aug); Amy Lam & Jon Lopez (Sept).