|The location of the festival venue (Hyatt Regency SOMA) is centralized. Union Square, Chinatown and Embarcadero are just walking distance.
There is a rumor going around that downtown area is not safe. Not true. Just make sure you avoid the Tenderloin spots and you’d be just fine enjoying San Francisco. Tenderloin is bounded on the north by Geary Street, on the east by Mason Street, on the south by Market Street and on the west by Van Ness Avenue.
There is no restrictions. Masks are optional. Sanitizers are available throughout the ballrooms.
Full Pass: $200 EXP (Sun) July 24. $250 EXP (Thurs) July 28. $350 at the door.
Note: Online Tickets Closes July 28 Thurs
Yes, you can still buy tickets at the door
Single Night Passes at the door: $50 (Fri), $60 (Sat), $40 (Sun)
3 Rooms of Dancing:
Main Room (Bachata), Salsa Room & Mix Room (Kzomba, Tradicional & More)
We got vendors for dance shoes & clothing. We also have World Salsa Radio in site.
Early Bird Tickets for 2023:
$110 to $120 sold exclusively at the festival registration desk. We will open 2023 website ticket sale for $145 after the festival.
BART is your best bet. You can take it from the SFO airport (or anywhere the Bay) to the hotel. The closest station from the festival hotel (Hyatt) is Montgomery Station.
The best station to ride the cable car is at Powell & Market street
We recommend it more than Taxi to go around town
Just make sure you don’t leave any stuff in your car while parking at anytime. It’s best to put down one of the backseat to expose your empty trunk. Open your glove compartment as well. This would show there is none to steal.
Hyatt Regency only offers valet parking. There is a parking lot across the hotel with cheaper rates. There is also a parking lot a block away (Mission & 4th – Impark Parking).
There are 3 restaurants in the hotel. But if you want a cheaper eatz, there is a food court at Metreon (one block away by Mission & 4th). There is another food court three blocks away from Hyatt to Westfield Francisco Shopping Centre (Market street & Powell street)
The Pre-Party (Thursday) 9pm-1:30am
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA. Pre-Sale $15. Door $25
The festival schedule is at https://www.sfibf.com/schedule
Note: There will be daytime social dancing from 12pm-130pm (@ the Main Room)
There will be party themes at night (refer to the flyers below).