San Francisco's Baker Beach is pictured with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Baker Beach, one of San Francisco's top beaches.

San Francisco Festivals and Events in July

Explore events in San Francisco this July! Listen to the Filmore Jazz Fest, run in the SF Marathon, and strap on your leather for Up Your Alley.

Fourth of July Celebration at The Pier


Dazzling fireworks, local bands, food, and arts & crafts ignite this annual waterfront party. This event is perfect for the entire family! Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m., weather permitting. Don't forget to bring a jacket! 

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Fillmore Jazz Festival

Fillmore St. between Jackson and Eddy streets

Three stages of continuous jazz performances, more than 300 artists’ booths, and international food courts with some of the best food and beverages that San Francisco has to offer.

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Salsa Festival on The Fillmore

Fillmore St. & various venues

The Salsa Festival on The Fillmore closes off three city blocks and features free concerts, salsa lessons, and outdoor dancing at the Fillmore Center Plaza. 

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Ethnic Dance Festival

War Memorial Opera House

Special dance and music performances highlighting exciting innovations happening in the Bay Area dance community. 

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Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park

This annual walk to raise funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation has inspired thousands of people to walk and donate in support of fighting HIV/AIDS. While participating in the walk, stop by The National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. 

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

Roxie Theater

Showcasing the year’s best new independent avant-garde pop culture films, the Frozen Film Festival takes its name from the distinct chill of the San Francisco summer. 

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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Castro Theater and other Bay Area venues

Films from American and international filmmakers showcase the diversity and vitality of Jewish culture. The festival is the first, oldest, and most prestigious celebration of its kind in the world.

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San Francisco Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk

Ferry Building

Enjoy the amazing city of San Francisco by taking part in one of the world's great marathons. The USAT&F Certified course is a "best of San Francisco" tour and includes a loop over the Golden Gate Bridge. Choose from running the marathon, half marathon, progressive marathon, 5K run/walk races or really take on the challenge with the “Worth the Hurt” 52.4 double marathons. 

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Up Your Alley Fair

Dore Alley between Folsom and Howard streets

Similar to September’s Folsom Street Fair, which is the climax of Leather Pride Week, this event has a more local appeal for leatherfolk and draws some 12,000-plus attendees.

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The Renegade Craft Fair

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

The best makers of handmade goods from the Bay Area and beyond assemble for this free-to-attend marketplace for indie-craft culture, featuring interactive workshops. 

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