Looking for the coolest things to during summer in SF? We’ve got you covered. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in San Francisco including museums, cultural events, food tours and more. Speaking of food — we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in San Francisco, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay.
Fillmore Jazz Festival
Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend.
From sunup to sundown, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages.
More info: fillmorejazzfest.com
Fourth of July Fireworks
What would Independence Day be without the famous foggy Fourth of July fireworks display over the bay? Thousands flock to the waterfront in hopes of clear skies after spending the day enjoying Pier 39 and surrounding neighborhoods. The first boom begins at about 9pm. Pro tip: Don’t drive, as parking can get pretty intense.
San Francisco Marathon
The San Francisco Marathon is an annual USATF-certified road running event held in San Francisco, California, that includes a full marathon, two half marathons, an ultramarathon, a 10k, and a 5K. With the exceptions of 1988 and 2020, the marathon has been held annually since 1977.
More info: thesfmarathon.com