On old maps of San Francisco, the ground that Golden Gate Park was built upon was called the Outside Lands because the desolate sand dunes were outside of SF city limits and jurisdiction until 1866. When Another Planet Entertainment was looking for a name for their Golden Gate Park festival, they discovered the term via Woody LaBounty and his project to preserve the history of SF’s western neighborhoods. At this weekend’s Outside Lands Festival expect more than 100,000 revelers to descend on the park and get down to Arcade Fire and the Black Keys. Don’t forget to sample some local wine and take an urban gardening workshop while you’re at it.
The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is set to take place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park from August 12th through August 14th. Check out Flavorpill for more information on this event and all the other cultural happenings in your city.