The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival isn't your typical San Francisco event - a culturally diverse and enriching celebration that is entirely RSVP-free, bring the entire family along to one of the many events scheduled this May. An oasis amongst the hustle of downtown San Francisco, Yerba Buena Gardens is a spectacularly manicured cultural phenomenon that isn't just pretty to look at - it also does a world of good. The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival event isn't just about sharing great tunes with great people, its mission is to bring more awareness and life into the gardens at Yerba Buena San Francisco and parks throughout the City by the Bay. With a host of activities the entire family will enjoy, pull up a picnic basket and lay down a blanket, every outdoor event is free and open to the public for enjoyment. Sit down and relax with old friends for weekend sessions, featuring opening performances by Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, or catch a Thursday lunchtime special with The View from Bernal Hill. The Yerba Buena Festival's most prominent event, Litquake, brings together the beautifully creative worlds of literature and performance in one. Together in partnership with Litquake's popular citywide event, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival will host a series of Poetic Tuesdays with prominent Bay Area poets. Learn a little something new at lunch, or bask in all this great weather San Francisco's been having with a musical interlude on the grass, during this year's Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.