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Will The Feathers Fly Again At Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight 2018?


Date(s) – 02/14/2018
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Justin Herman Plaza


Past participants and newbies alike are wondering if the feathers will fly again at this fun, flash-mob type event which takes place annually on Valentine’s Day. It’s a Pillow Fight, people.

In the past, nearly 1,000 San Franciscans descended on Justin Herman Plaza with feather-stuffed pillows to run Braveheart-like at full speed at one another to lovingly beat the crap out of each other until their arms fall off.

Will There Be a Pillow Fight This Year? This is a decentralized unofficial (and unpermitted) event, so attend at your own risk of being disappointed. But if 1,000 people head down to Justin Herman Plaza with pillows and THINK there’s going to be a pillow fight… then there’s probably going to be a fricking pillow fight even if there’s no one “in charge.”

Top Tips:

    • The event is always tentative – it’s like an unorganized flashmob. There could be 1,000 people; there could be zero people. The police could shut it down.
    • Bring a mask or bandana to cover your mouth – it’s easy to choke on flying feathers.
    • Bring a synthetic pillow (not one with feathers). Trust us… it’s much more enjoyable this way.
    • Bring a garbage bag – have fun and then help clean up afterward. The price of having fun is keeping your city clean and makes it much less likely for the fuzz to shut this thing down.
    • Build up your arm strength – your arms will be sore after this… trust us.
    • It’s worth repeating… HELP CLEAN UP AFTERWARD. We can’t stress this enough so that we can continue having fun anarchy like this.


  1. I’m an old geezer and would probably get arrested just for showing up with a pillow but dam if this doesn’t look like fun.

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