When the Golden State Warriors organization built their new San Francisco home, Chase Center, the plan was to host a plethora of events, not just NBA basketball.
But the pandemic put a dent in those plans. Live concerts were cancelled, and the plaza outside Chase Center, dubbed Thrive City, was unable to host large events due to social-distancing protocols.
But thanks to multiple Covid-19 vaccines, California is open for business once again — and that includes Thrive City (it would also include live NBA games if the Warriors had made the playoffs, but I digress).
The plaza, which was created in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, will finally start to host events for the community as it was intended, starting on the Fourth of July.
Here’s some more info on what to expect moving forward, after the Fourth of July kickoff.
After the holiday weekend kickoff, the Thrive City Summer Series includes Friday Night Happy Hours, Saturday Night Cinema Series and the continuation of the Thrive City Farmers Market on Sundays, which started in May. There are also plans for weekday events, including but not limited to the Golden State Warriors’ basketball camp for young athletes.San Francisco Chronicle
But back to that weekend kickoff. The fun will start on July 3 and run through the holiday and will feature two full days of live entertainment.
As life gets back to normal, there are a few brand-new places of business in each community that has yet to be experienced and enjoyed, and Thrive City figures to become a large part of city life in the Bay Area.
So while the Warriors are watching the playoffs with the rest of Dub Nation, Golden State fans have a new home outside of their other new home, Chase Center. Life on the other side of the pandemic shutdown is pretty sweet, huh?