KING'S DAY 2016
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King's Day in San Francisco

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SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2016, 11AM-5PM, MURPHY WINDMILL, GOLDEN GATE PARK

Join Us!

King’s Day is the biggest national event in the Netherlands. Everything and everyone turns orange and celebrates. You will find music shows, fairs, flea markets and parties throughout the country.
The Dutch Consulate, together with the local Dutch community is organizing another great celebration of Dutch King's day in San Francisco! Come join the fun in Golden Gate Park at the MURPHY WINDMILL and help celebrate Dutch culture and traditions, including old Dutch kids games, flea market, Dutch food, beer, music & dancing! [See last year's pictures]

Donate/Sponsor

Your support is crucial to the success of this event. Become a Sponsor or Donate Online. Of course, at the event entrance you can always throw some money into the jar!

Sponsor Packages

Principal
$5000

Major
$2500
Friends
$1000
Oranje
$500
Event space at Dutch Consulate for 1 event x      
Booth at the event to promote your brand x      
Branded apparel worn by staff/volunteers x      
Distribution of your promotional material x      
Company name listed as Principal/Major sponsor x x    
Announcement by Consul General x x    
Logo on event signage x x x  
Logo on print media x x x  
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Invite!

Share the Facebook Event Page and invite your friends!

Participate!

10am-noon: Orange Bicycle Ride - Register now!

Celebrate Dutch King’s Day and join this free group bike ride. Wear orange, bring your bicycle, and be ready for a fun group ride. It is free to all, ages 12 and up. Sponsored by Royal Dutch Gazelle and supported by the SF Bicycle Coalition.

10AM: Ride starts at Queen Wilhelmina Windmill (Dutch Windmill) – Route
12PM: Ride ends at the Murphy Windmill

Valet bicycle parking available on Martin Luther King Jr Dr (east of the event)

11am-3pm: Vrijmarkt - Register now!

Email us if you want to put down a blanket on the grass at the foot of the windmill and sell your used books, toys, games, clothes and more at this Dutch-style flea market, called "Vrijmarkt"? Kids a are also invited to perform singing or playing an instrument.

Volunteer!

Help make it happen and sign up to volunteer for an hour or more!

Schedule

10am-Noon: Orange Bicycle Ride
11am-2pm: Traditional Dutch Kids Games
11am-3pm: Dutch-style Flea Market
11am-5pm: Food Vendors
Noon-2pm: Music by Dutch DJs
2pm-2:20pm: Remarks & National Anthems (US & Dutch)
2:20pm-3pm: Music by Dutch Artist
3pm-2:20pm: Raffle
3pm-4:20pm: Music by Dutch DJs

Food

Enjoy Dutch favorites at the various food trucks:

 

  • Tony Chocolonely – Dutch chocolate
  • Ori Deli – Dutch and Indonesian snacks
  • ‘Poffertjes’ / micro pancakes
  • Stroopie – Caramel Waffles
  • Seoulful Chicken – Dutch fries, ‘frikandellen’, ‘kroketten’, pancakes
  • Little Red Riding truck – schnitzel and currywurst with fries
  • Mobowl – sateh, pickled herring
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    Dutch King's Night

    13th Annual King's Night Party on Saturday April 23 organized by Eurocircle, NLBorrels, Marc van Brabant.

    Orange!

    Our national color is orange, because the Dutch monarchy is the "House of Orange”. You will see it in abundance on King’s Day. So grab all the orange you have in your closet (dust off that Halloween and Giants gear!).

    History

    The royal celebrations were first held on 31 August 1885 in honour of the birth of Queen Wilhelmina, and the Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) tradition was born. After Wilhelmina’s daughter (Juliana) succeeded to the throne in 1949, the day was changed to 30 April in accordance with the new Queen's birthday. When she became queen, the now Princess Beatrix chose to retain the day in honor of her mother but as of 2014, King’s Day is officially celebrated on 27 April (the king’s birthday).

    In the Press

      For questions or to get involved, contact us at kingsday@sfdutch.com