Here’s Why Giant Inflatable Dahlias Are Blooming On Union Street

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

Here’s Why Giant Inflatable Dahlias Are Blooming On Union Street

Multiple local businesses are hosting a dahlia-themed scavenger hunt!

The SF Parks Alliance has just launched Bloomtown, featuring enormous inflatable dahlia flowers (the official flower of San Francisco) sprouting at businesses on Union Street! It’s an interactive art experience meant to encourage San Franciscans to support local businesses and engage with the community. Participating in the scavenger hunt could win you a prize worth over $500!

Head down Union Street between Steiner and Gough to search for 10 giant dahlias that have bloomed at different local storefronts, as well as some never-before-seen murals. The art is being repurposed from the Presidio Field Hospital that never was.

When you find a dahlia, enter the corresponding business and ask for the Bloomtown postcard and a stamp. Continue collecting stamps for the other nine, taking pics along the way! When you’re finished, share a picture on social media showing your favorite part of Bloomtown (you can also email to bloomtown@sfparksalliance.org), hashtagging #BloomtownSF and #scavengerhunt.

You’ll be entered to win some awesome prizes including a $200 gift card to Rose’s Cafe, gift baskets from Epicurian Trader, and more! 5 winners will be selected to win gifts worth over $500, so you don’t want to miss this!

This project is made possible by San Francisco Parks Alliance in partnership with Building 180, an art production and consulting agency. It was funded by District 2 and the office of Supervisor Stefani.

The Bloomtown scavenger hunt will be installed through November 15, and winners will be announced by that date. Keep up to date with Bloomtown by following @sfparksalliance and @building180 on Instagram!


Featured image: Lisa Vortman

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