More than 100 free shows set to take place during this Bay Area festival

More than 100 free shows set to take place during this Bay Area festival

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival has announced the lineup for its 24th season.

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The free outdoor offerings include music, theater, circus, dance, poetry and children’s programs.

In all, more than 100 performances will be held from early May to early November at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.

The festival opens with Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez on May 4.

“We are so excited about this year’s Festival and we look forward to bringing so many artists from around the world to Yerba Buena Gardens,” says Linda Lucero, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival executive/artistic director .  “We are proud of the role Yerba Buena Gardens Festival plays in making downtown San Francisco a culturally vibrant place for everyone. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Gardens.”

Festival Highlights Include:

Balaklava Blues & Kitka “Songs for Ukraine,” May 11

Islands By The Bay Festival, May 19

CO-LLAB Choir directed by Cava Menzies, May 25

Dyertribe: Steve & Bokani Dyer + Izithunywa, June 8

RAWdance: Drawing on a Decade, June 14 & 15

Circus Bella’s “WOW!” June 21 & 22

Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest, July 13 & July 20

Color Your Mind Festival, July 27

Ana Tijoux + J Noa, August 3

YBGF Seed Festival, August 17

African Arts Festival, September 7

SF Indigenous Peoples Day, October 14

Litquake Book Fair, October 19 & 20

KOKOROKO + Jada Imani, October 26

For the complete schedule and other information, visit ybgfestival.org.