July 4th fell on a Wednesday this year. Lots of fun and free things to do in SF this week!
Fillmore Jazz Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 30 & July 1
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fillmore Street ~ Jackson to Eddy
Rain or Shine
This is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast w a great lineup with incredible musicians playing for two days on four stages. There are also 12 blocks of arts and crafts from local vendors.
Live Concert: Cutting Edge Bay Area Jazz & Improv
Monday, July 2
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street & Mission
The Make-Out Room presents a free concert every first Monday of the month with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music.
July 4th Fireworks
Starts at 9 PM
SF will be setting off fireworks from two locations: from the foot of the Municipal Pier and from the barges north of Pier 39. For the best views of the firework display, head to one of the following areas:
- Aquatic Park
- Ghiradelli Square
- The Cannery
- Fisherman’s Wharf
- Coit Tower
- Angel Island
Go early for a good spot. Take public transit.
Free – SF residents, $8 non-residents
Starts Thursday, July 5 – 16, all day
SF Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Avenue
Look for a dozen grand pianos in the spectacular 55 acres Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park for the interactive music festival, Flower Piano. Visitors are invited to play what they like, from chopsticks to Tchaikovsky. On weekend days, event partner Sunset Piano has invited professional pianists and other musicians to perform throughout the Garden, and the public is welcome to pack a picnic and enjoy the shows.
Off-the-Grid, Fort Mason
Friday, July 6
5 PM – 10 PM
Diverse street food from 30+ of the Bay Area’s best food truck + craft cocktails, beer and wine with guest DJs and live entertainment – all in the San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason Center.
Bank of America Museum on Us Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, 9:30 AM – 5 PM
de Young Museum: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Legion of Honors: 100 34th Avenue
Contemporary Jewish Museum: 736 Mission St (11 AM – 5 PM)
This weekend is free to visit these three museums, thanks for Bank of America. de Young Museum is a landmark art museum in the Golden Gate Park that showcases extensive collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. The Legion of Honor has a collection of ancient and European fine arts in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building near the Land’s End Trail overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. The Contemporary Jewish Museum is located in downtown. It presents dynamic exhibitions and educational programs, exploring contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, and ideas.