Flags Invade Golden Gate 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. 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.

Participants pack a lunch or bring snacks and beverages and pets are welcome. A DJ spins vocal fun-filled dance music and flow artists eagerly enjoy and share their art with newcomers. Each event raises funds for a different charitable organization. Everyone is welcome to 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 are 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.

For more information, vist flaggercentral.com

There is a sister event — Flagging in the Desert — scheduled to take place in Palm Springs, CA, November 2.

Flagging in the Desert (FITD) is ready to throw a joyful day of flagging and incredible music from noon till 4 PM on November 2, 2019, at Sunrise Park in the heart of Palm Springs. And not just flagging. Fan, hola loop...… your unique expression of music joy is welcome and encouraged at our event.

Welcoming historic DJ Michael Duretto of Los Angeles club fame after a 14-year break, he’s back and ready to share the joy with us.

The event will also help raise funds for a very worthy local charity, Sanctuary Palm Springs, which supports LGBTQ youth in the Coachella Valley transitioning out of the foster system.

For more information, visit flagginginthedesert.com

Photos: Flagger Central