SF Outdoor Events Network

Castro Street Fair

The SF Outdoor Events Network (SFOEN) is an initiative of the SF Entertainment Commission that provides networking, training, and promotion opportunities for the outdoor event industry. Through mixers, learning sessions, and online conversations, SFOEN brings together the industry to strengthen the vitality of community and cultural events. Events are held quarterly at different venues.


Next SFOEN Mixer:

Date: Monday, July 22, 2019

Presented in collaboration with Event Hub (www.eventhub.net) and Jolene’s (www.jolenessf.com)

Time: 5:30pm - 8pm. Presentation begins at 6pm. 

Location: Jolene’s, 2700 16th St., SF. jolenessf.com

Admission: FREE. 21+. RSVP is requested but not required to attend. 

Presentation & Panel: “Success Through Vendor Management”

As an event organizer, how do you manage a diverse group of vendors to ensure a safe, legal, and successful event? How can you turn vendor management into a revenue driver? Hear from seasoned event professionals and learn the latest tools and best practices to increase efficiency and profitability—while staying compliant and reducing risk.  

Moderator and Presenter: Michael Bleau, CEO, Event Hub

Aniela Valtierra, Director of Operation & Events, La Cocina and the SF Street Food Festival
Andrea Kirk, Sr. Event Producer, DPEM, AOR for Golden Gate Restaurant Assn/Eat Drink SF

RSVP on Eventbrite



January 2019 - "Cannabis and Special Events - A Panel Discussion"
Location: Manny's
Presenters: SF Office of Cannabis, Sup. Rafael Mandelman (D8), The Emerald Cup, VaporTent Lounge

November 2018 - "Upgrading Your Event Tech: Increasing Revenue and Improving Customer Experience"
Location: El Rio
Presenters: TOURtech, Guidebook

May 2018 – “Harm Reduction at Special Events: Preparing for an Overdose”
Location: 111 Minna Gallery
Presenters: Harm Reduction Coalition, SF Dept. of Public Health

February 2018 – “Social Space and the Future of Outdoor Urban Events in San Francisco”
Location: The Independent
Presenters: Burning Man, Off the Grid, HUSHconcerts, Exit Reality VR, and Zaccho Dance Theatre

October 2017 - “Ask the Inspector: Preparing for Successful Inspections & Safe Events”
Location: Google Space
Presenters: SF Fire Department, SF Dept. of Public Health, SF Entertainment Commission, and SF Police Department’s Alcohol Liaison Unit

June 2017 - “Here Comes the Pitch: Making Stronger Proposals to Funders.”
Location: The Stud
Presenters: Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Grants for the Arts, and Airbnb


Questions? Contact Dylan Rice, SF Entertainment Commission, 415-554-0804, Dylan.Rice@sfgov.org.