There are so many perks that come with living in San Francisco. One of my favorites is the numerous, colorful street fairs and festivals. From family-friendly events such as the Union Street Econ-Urban Festival to the San Francisco Marathon, there’s something for all walks of life in San Francisco.
It is truly amazing how often there are festivals, concerts, and just randomly awesome cultural events going on here. From SantaCon to Fleet Week, Yerba Buena to the Academy of Science, it’s impossible not to get drawn to something you didn’t expect. The city of San Francisco fosters these events by allowing street shut downs for impromptu performances and adjusting public transportation accordingly.
It’s just one of the many reasons I love to live here! Here’s a listing of some of the noted events that happen in July alone:
San Francisco Waterfront Festival An annual San Francisco waterfront Independence Day party that delivers brilliant fireworks over the Bay, live entertainment as well as food, arts and crafts. 12-9pm, fireworks begin around 9pm.
Fillmore Street Jazz Festival This free jazz festival features live music on three stages in addition to 200 arts and crafts booths.
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival American and international filmmakers will screen over 40 of their work at this, the first and oldest Jewish film festival in the world.
North Beach Jazz Festival North Beach has always played a key role in the rich history of San Francisco’s jazz scene. Every year, organizers pick some of the hottest and most innovative bands in the country to play at the North Beach Jazz Festival. This five-day celebration of the Soul of San Francisco begins on Wednesday when over 40 bars and clubs along Grant Street host local and national jazz talent. Throughout the week, all forms of jazz flow freely from North Beach’s nightlife, including bossa nova, latin jazz, acid jazz and all the inventive amalgamations the form can muster. For the weekend, hip cats abandon their dark, lusty venues and syncopate openly among the curious and faithful with free concerts in Washington Square Park.
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