San Francisco Trolley Dances


“San Francisco Trolley Dances is an event that remains the cultural heart and truth of San Francisco.”

Dates for the 14th Annual Festival:

Saturay, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017

Muni Route and Start Location:

The 14th annual SF Trolley Dances will start at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and will travel through the SoMa to the Sunset District to conclude in Golden Gate Park. SFTD 2017 will consist of a total of 12 two-hour tours on the 21th and 22th, and four Kids on Track (KOT) tours, the festival’s student outreach program, on the 20th.

You may have heard that SFMTA will be making upgrades to the N-Judah Line this October, but this won’t slow up SF Trolley Dances. MUNI has secured our transportation!

Costs to attend?

Nothing! All performances are free to attend. If you want to take MUNI with us (from one set of performance sites to the next), you will have to pay for the MUNI Fare: adults $2.75; $1.35 for seniors and youth; free for children 4 and under.

How do I find my way to the performance sites?

Epiphany runs tours from our starting location at CIIS (1453 Mission Street, San Francisco) for up to 80 people, which can be signed up and receive wrist bands for at our at our SFTD Welcome Station. We also encourage participates to join us along the way or at specific sites (though we do preserve the best sight lines for our wrist-banned patrons).

Click here to find our 2017 Tour Walking and Biking Maps

When do I need to show up?

We start giving out wrist bands at 10:00 a.m. and all slots are first-come, first-served basis. If you want to ensure your space on a tour, please show up early—we often give out all wrist bands in advance. Showing up a few minutes before a tour starts will likely mean you will not get on that tour. We suggest showing up early, getting your wrist bands, and then enjoying the sights and sounds of the neighborhood. Tours start promptly at 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm & 2:45pm.

Tickets for Riding Muni?

We will have Transfer-Tickets for sale at our Festival Registration Desk (all proceeds go back to MUNI). You may use your own pass/tickets as well.

Bike/Walking Maps?

We will be publishing bike and walking maps closer to the date of the festival! You can drop by any of the performances on your own.

How many wrist

bands are available per tour?
80 wrist bands are available per tour.

How many tours are there?

6 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday.

Hey, isn’t this a public event in public spaces? Why can’t I get on a tour?

You are welcome to join along as you like. However, we preserve the best sight lines for our wrist-banned patrons. Spaces are limited. Only a limited number of people are allowed on the Muni train.

What do I bring?

Comfortable walking shoes, a bottle of water, a snack, sun protection or rain gear as conditions suggest.

How long is the whole tour?

About 2 hours if you come to all the sites with the tour.

What if I need mobility assistance?

We have extra volunteers on hand for the 11:00 am tour for both Saturday and Sunday festival days. Please contact before the event and say that you need assistance and we will be glad to accommodate your needs.

What do I do after the show is over?

Explore the neighborhood! SF Trolley Dances is a celebration of the rich and diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Who puts this on?

Epiphany Dance Theater’s Artistic Director Kim Epifano founded SF Trolley Dances in 2004 and has produced the festival annually ever since, with the help and support of SFTMA, all of our community partners, fans and volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities?

Epiphany can always use the help of volunteers! SF Trolley Dances relies on public support to make this free event be as successful as possible. Please email or call 415-647-1443 and we can help you find a volunteer opportunity that works for you!

Can I make a donation?

Donations are always welcome and helps Epiphany maintain this admission free festival. Click here to make a donation.