Summer days are just around the corner. The days are getting longer and people are spending more time outdoors, enjoying our amazing weather. If you are looking for a nearby outdoor venue, look no further than SoMa StrEat Food Park (428 11th Street), just a short 0.6 mile walk from your front door at NEMA.

SoMa StrEat Food Park is an urban playground with a rotating lineup of culinary options. The park features food trucks, beer, wine, carnival games, wifi, TV screens, and heat lamps for the cool nights. The park is fun for the whole family, including your canine companions.

Whether it’s a special event or a recurring venue there is something for everybody. A great way to usher in summer is with these two special events.

Elote, The Corniest Festival Yet - June 22 and 23 from 11AM-4PM
10+ of the Bay’s best elote vendors are dishing out fields of a-maize-ing specials: boiled, grilled, topped and stuffed, Eveything Elote! Sink your teeth into classics like flame-kissed corn on the cob, roasted to perfection, slathered in butter, mayo, queso, and chile or toss back a cupful of sweet elote with chile and limón. Then try trendy new twists like elote lumpia, elote-topped and stuffed corn dogs, elote tots, elote paletas, and more! Plus, all-you-can-drink cervezas and live beats will have you husking a move all day long.

SF Boba Fest – July 6 from 11AM-4PM
The Bay's best boba shops are assembling for San Francisco’s first-ever boba festival! Get your bubble fix with artisanal loose-leaf masterpieces of classic milk-tea minimalism or go pearl-crazy with over the top, frothy creations stacked with tapioca, jellies, fruits, popping boba, and even super-trendy salted cream cheese foam!

If you miss out on a special event, don’t worry, SoMa StrEat Food Park offers recurring events as well.

Trivia Night - Every Thursday Night starting @ 7pm
SoMa StrEat Food Park hosts TRIVIA NIGHT in collaboration with Sporcle Live Trivia! Each week will feature all new questions from a variety of mind-boggling categories! Winners will receive awesome prizes from the StrEat Brew Bar. Come early, grab a craft beer or house-made sangria, and find your lucky seat in SoMa’s Barn!

Discount Days of Summer - every Friday, 11am-3pm
Get a jump on your weekend while enjoying discounted food, games, and a great time! Get 20% off your lunch* when you use Apple Pay. *Participating vendors include: Firetrail Pizza, The Sarap Shop, Kokio Republic, Nucha Empanadas, Gyros on Wheels, Street Meet, Chef’s Truck, and StrEat Brew (non-alcoholic drinks)

Join the Bocce League - Wednesday Night League (July 10 - August 21)
Calling all bocce ballers to SoMa StrEat Food Park for a gloriously-competitive weekly evening of socializing, food, drinks, and bocce! Assemble your de-bocce-ry squad OR join solo and make some new friends!

So grab a few friends or coworkers and head to SoMa StrEat Food Park for some summertime festivities. Follow all the fun on SoMa StrEat Food Park website, Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter Feeds.

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