Join us for an 826 Day block party—co-hosted by Different Fur Studios!

You’re invited to a community block party, presented in partnership with our dear neighbors at Different Fur Studios, to celebrate our 15th anniversary on our official holiday—8/26, of course!

This year, we’re doing 826 Day big. A whole city block big. Join us for a celebration of the community that has made our last 15 years great, and help send us into the next 15 years with a splash.

When: 8.26.17, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Valencia St. between 19th and 20th

Don’t miss these wild and crazy events:

Student readings
Hula hooping
Face painting
Crafts and writing-based activities
Carnival games (all the classics!)
A bounce house
An immersive VR experience written by our students and animated by Google
A dunk tank (Word is that our dear and mysterious friend Lemony Snicket, or his colleague Daniel Handler, will be dunked at 3:15 p.m.)

Plus performances by: 

12:00 p.m. Soltron
12:45 p.m. Cherry Hoops
1:30 p.m. Dot Vom
2:15 p.m. Mission High School Latino Student Organization Dancers
2:30 p.m. Owl Paws
3:15 p.m. wait what
4:00 p.m. Birthday cake & thank you from 826 Valencia
4:15 p.m. Thao Nguyen

These activities and more would not be possible without the generous help of our booth hosts: Different Fur Studios, Women’s Audio Mission, Google, Paxton Gate, Paxton Gate for Kids, Little Paper Planes, Mission Bicycle, Exploratorium, Rocket Dog Rescue, the Randall Museum, Enterprise for Youth, ScholarMatch, 826 National, and the staff and volunteers of 826 Valencia.

See you on the street! 

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: 

DFS straight & oblique

Different Fur Studios (our premiere sponsor), Gundlach Bundschu, Tuft & Needle, San Francisco Arts Commission, Three Babes Bakeshop, NoisePop, Recology,, : Noe Valley Bakery, My Favorite Bite, Pretty Please Bakeshop, Sugarcraft Bakeshop, Mission Minis., The Cake Gallery, Safeway, Target, Leah Rosenberg, and Lolli & Pops