Come Out & Play is bringing city-sized fun to San Francisco again in 2012!

Charge of the Rubber Ball Brigade

Things kick off with a massive game of Journey to the End of the Night on November 10, followed by our opening party at SOMArts on November 17. The games at the exhibition will be open to the public until December 19, and we’ll have weeknight games of Undercover Assassins on November 27 and Jericho on November 29. And it all culminates in our big weekend festival of games on December 1 & 2, where we’ll turn all of SOMA into a playground.

Come play with us! And if you want to get even more involved, volunteer! It’s a great way to contribute to the festival.

Jealous of those awesome shirts you’ve seen on our designers and volunteers? Problem = solved.  You can buy t-shirts and totes on our Skreened shop!

Come Out and Play was founded in 2006 to offer the public new ways to enjoy and experience their city through games played in public spaces.  It was the first festival of its kind in the world and remains a leader in identifying trends in public gaming and an inspiration for games festivals worldwide.  Since then, the festival has run annually in New York City. In 2010, the festival expanded to the West Coast alongside one of its co-founders, and in 2012 will present its third San Francisco edition as a weekend festival and exhibition at SOMArts.

Come Out & Play + SOMArts

The Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition is one of four exhibition proposals selected to receive a 2012–13 Commons Curatorial Residency at SOMArts. Selected artists and curators receive curatorial stipends and a support package valued at over $20,000, as well as access to one of the largest and most beautiful gallery spaces in the heart of the city to expand their practice, engage the Bay Area’s cultural communities and turn vision into reality.


Our Generous Supporters

Come Out and Play is the recipient of a 2012-2013 Commons Curatorial Residency at SOMArts, which receives critical support from the Community Arts & Education Program of The San Francisco Arts Commission, The San Francisco Foundation and individual donors. The festival is supported in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants Program through an Arts for Neighborhood Vitality grant, as well as the Awesome Foundation San Francisco.

SOMArts and Come Out & Play would also like to thank  San Francisco Recreation & Parks for participating as a community partner for the Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition and for allowing Victoria Manalo Draves Park to become an off-site location for festival games.


We would also like to thank all of the amazing individual donors to our Kickstarter campaign:

Our Kickstarter Supporters!

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