A festival is a community and we all need to play a part in keeping each other safe.

  • In an emergency, if you think there is an immediate risk, always call 911 and look around you for help from Pistahan Staff and/or Yerba Buena Staff - especially those with radios who can raise the alarm quickly.

  • See something? Say something! Suspicious individuals, activity, and packages should be brought to the attention of Pistahan Festival Staff and/or Yerba Buena Gardens Security immediately.

  • Don't leave bags unattended or anywhere they could cause a security scare.

  • Never agree to look after a stranger’s bags, no matter how plausible their story.

  • If there is an incident, try not to panic, listen to staff and any announcements. Organizers will have emergency plans to help you keep safe.

  • During an incident, people sometimes think that filming on phones would be good to provide evidence for police but your safety is always the main priority, do not put yourself at risk.

  • Always keep some charge in your phone so that you can make an emergency call or be contacted in an emergency.