June is a big month in the city — with SF Pride, Juneteenth and more, it’s a time to celebrate the diversity. Looking for the best places to join in? 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. Take a peek below and join in on all the fun!
San Francisco Documentary Festival
SF Jazz Festival
June 7–June 18
This June’s 40th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival features 42 concerts in 12 days at 3 venues in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Highlights include Jacob Collier, Samara Joy, José James Sings Erykah Badu, Gerald Clayton, Ambrose Akinmusire, Brandon Goldberg and much more.
North Beach Festival
Celebrating San Francisco’s Italian culture and one of its most historic neighborhoods, the North Beach Festival is held on Columbus and Grant Avenues, and on numerous adjacent streets. Check out Club Fugazi/Dear San Francisco acrobats at 11am on the main stage on Sunday and drop in for Poetry Hour each day at 1pm.
San Francisco’s Juneteenth celebrations have been growing in size every year, though Gilman Park in Bayview remains one of the main places to honor the holiday. Black culture is celebrated with amazing food vendors, live performances, amusement park rides for children, and many other community resources and activities.
San Francisco Pride
One of San Francisco’s biggest annual events, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation. Celebrations begin on a Saturday in Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Francisco the last full weekend of June each year. The Parade, which takes place the Sunday morning of the event, kicks off from Beale Street along Market and ends at Market and 8th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This year’s theme is Looking Back and Moving Forward.
Looking to see what’s happening right now in SF? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.
New Conservatory Theatre Center
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
Diego Rivera Theatre, City College of San Francisco