Free “Stand for the Redwoods Festival” in San Francisco Takes Place Sunday, October 14

Stand for the Redwoods; Stand for the Future

Media Advisory

Robin Carr, Landis Communications
Phone: (415) 766-0927 | Email: [email protected] |

Onsite contact day-of event:
Kyle Cooper, Save the Redwoods League | Cell: (415) 527-0042
Jennifer Benito, Save the Redwoods League | Cell: (415) 602-1037
Festival celebrates Save the Redwoods League’s Centennial with live music, children’s activities, a beer garden, SF Giants mascot Lou Seal, parade of dancing redwoods, and more for all ages


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Stand for the Redwoods Festival San Francisco Poster


The “Stand for the Redwoods Festival” in San Francisco is the capstone event of Centennial Celebration Week for Save the Redwoods League (October 7-14). The free festival, taking place at Yerba Buena Gardens on October 14 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., honors the League’s Centennial. The event offers live music, children’s activities, and a beer garden sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Brewery. There will be event booths featuring activities and information presented by the League’s Centennial Partners, as well as speaker remarks. People from the Bay Area and beyond will gather to celebrate 100 years of redwoods conservation and take a stand for their future.


Yerba Buena Gardens
750 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
*Located off Mission St. and 3rd St.

Media check-in: located behind the main stage — Look for the Speaker Check-In sign and table


Sunday, October 14, 2018
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. is best time for visuals
Puppet Parade & Birthday cake presentation at 3:00 p.m.
Event duration: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.


12:45-1:45 p.m. – Performance by Jazz Mafia
2:00-3:00 p.m. – Performance by Ron Artis II & The Truth / featuring the Saeeda Wright Gospel Singers
3:00-3:20 p.m. – Lou Seal, Puppet Parade & Birthday cake presentation
3:20-4:20 p.m. – Performance by Nahko


  • John Evans, Night News Anchor, KCBS
  • Sam Hodder, President & CEO, Save the Redwoods League
  • Steve Mietz, Superintendent, Redwood National and State Parks
  • Maria Mowry, Superintendent, Bay Area District, California State Parks


Visit The community is also encouraged to RSVP on Facebook here.

Save the Redwoods League
About Save the Redwoods League
One of the nation’s oldest conservation organizations, Save the Redwoods League is celebrating 100 years of protecting and restoring redwood forests, connecting generations of visitors with the beauty and serenity of the redwood forest. Our 19,000 supporters have enabled the League to protect more than 200,000 acres of irreplaceable forest and help create 66 redwood parks and reserves. For more information, go to, or to sign up for updates, please visit

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On Saturday, October 13, more than 730 committed environmentalists gathered in a redwoods-inspired tent in San Francisco’s Union Square to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Save the Redwoods League. The event and its after-party raised over $1.9 million to support the League’s redwood education and parks support programs, which will serve 18,000 students this year and millions of park visitors with improved access and amenities within the parks.

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