Flagging in the Park

National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
~~ Our 2020 events are on hold due to COVID-19 ~~
1PM to 4PM generally once per month
Saturdays or Sundays May through October

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

Our Beneficiary

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-two 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).