Best Things to Do in San Francisco This July

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 and 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. 

Bastille Day

The 4th annual Bastille Day Festival in San Francisco celebrates all things French, including culture, food, wine, beer, music, artists and more.
Enjoy delicious foods, a variety of wines and beer, French musicians and artists, Tahitian dance performances and even a Citroen vintage car show.

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.

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Fourth of July Fireworks

Fireworks are back this year! When its clear out, which is a big if, this is one of the most dazzling displays in the area. Fireworks are launched from the end of Municipal Pier and from barges in front of Pier 39. Wanna get up real close? Consider booking a cruise.


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.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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