SAN FRANCISCO – June 16-17, 2012 – People flooded the streets of North Beach, that many locals and tourists call San Francisco’s  “Little Italy,” to take part in the longest running street festival. Featuring over 150 arts and crafts booths, 20 gourmet food booths, live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, local non-profit organizations and the blessing of Saints Peter and Paul Church, where Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio got married.
The North Beach Festival took place on Grant Avenue (the oldest street in San Francisco) between Columbus and Filbert; Columbus Avenue between Broadway and Green; and Vallejo and Green Street between Grant Avenue and Columbus. It’s the vibrant location that makes this festival such a success. Visitors occupied local eateries to enjoy Italian delicacies and could try the Pizza at Golden Boy and North Beach Pizza, sip an espresso at famous Café Trieste or have a cocktail at “Vesuvio”. The festival’s unique musical repertoire added to the charming atmosphere.
With Street-Fair Season in full swing, the 58th Annual North Beach Festival was one of the best times to spend in the city, running all day long, featuring delicious food, art, live music, beer gardens and lively North Beach festival atmosphere. After the sun set and the fog rolled in, the best place to be was the Official Eye Heart SF North Beach Festival After Party.
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