Best Of 2021

Best new block party: Bloom on Franklin

Bloom on Franklin

When Franklin Street’s “Bloom” block party launched this spring, Tampeños were in desperate need of an outdoor place to hear music and see local art. The series coasted to the summer and moves into the fall as one of the fastest-growing must-do monthly happenings in the Bay area. And since vaccination rates still aren’t where they need to be, Bloom is easily one of the safest things you can do to break the pandemic funk. @mergeculture on Facebook