San Francisco Events in July 2013

Best Things to Do in SF in July

July is one of the most popular months to visit and the San Francisco Events Calendar for July 2013 does not disappoint. This month, you can watch America's Cup Racing Events on the SF Bay, see the 2012 World Series Champions in action and enjoy free jazz at the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

Other events this month include the large Fourth of July celebration, Stern Grove concerts in the park and free SF walking tours.

America's Cup 2013 in SF

americas cupSan Francisco is home to 58 days of America's Cup racing in 2013. During July, you will get the chance to watch several days of racing. Discover the schedule of events in SF in 2013 and some of the best spots to watch this internationally recognized competition for free.

Learn More: Americas Cup 2013 in SF


Fourth of July Celebration

golden gate fireworksEvery year, San Francisco has several events on the fourth of July. Many of these events are held in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood. There is also a large fireworks display right along the waterfront. Find out more about the best ways to celebrate this special holiday.

Learn More: Fourth of July Celebration


Fillmore Jazz Festival

pac heightsOne of the largest free jazz music festivals on the west coast is held in the Pacific Heights neighborhood every July. This year, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is planned for Saturday 6 and Sunday 7. For two days, you can listen to live music, enjoy gourmet food and visit hundreds of booths with unique arts and crafts.

Learn More: Fillmore Jazz Festival

More Festivals: 2013 SF Street Fair and Festival Calendar


Giants Games

sf giantsHead over to AT&T Park to catch the 2012 World Series Champions in action. In July, some of the teams the Giants host include the LA Dodgers, NY Mets and Chicago Cubs. Discover the full 2013 schedule, tips for visiting the stadium and how you can watch three innings for free!

Learn More: July 2013 Giants Schedule


50 Shades - The Musical

50 shadesFind out what happens when a ladies book club decides to select Fifty Shade of Grey as their next book. This light hearted musical takes you through a series of funny events based on this international best selling book. It also includes original songs such as "They Get Nasty" and "I Don't Make Love". It is showing for six nights only, July 23 - 28, at the Marines Memorial Theater at 609 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor.


Legends of the Summer Tour: Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z

legends of tourThe Legends of Summer Tour featuring Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z is stopping in San Francisco for one night only. On Friday, July 26, both will perform at Candlestick Park starting at 7:30pm.

Tickets will go fast, so get yours today!

More Concerts: July 2013 Concert Calendar


Stern Grove Concerts in the Park

stern groveEvery Sunday afternoon in July, you can listen to free music in the park at Stern Grove. In its 76th year, the Stern Grove concerts are a local favorite.

Performances start at 2pm at 19th Avenue and Sloat.

SF Symphony at Stern Grove

On July 7, The San Francisco Symphony will perform at Stern Grove. It's a unique opportunity to listen to this world class symphony for free! The symphony will perform Gershwin, An American In Paris along with several other French and American songs.

Learn More: Stern Grove Festival

SF Symphony: Full 2013 Calendar


Thursday Nights at the California Academy of Sciences

nightlife at the academy in SFSee the Academy of Sciences in a different light every Thursday night during NightLife. This 21 and over event is a fun way to mingle with locals, stroll around the Academy in an adult friendly environment and enjoy a few cocktails. Doors open at 6pm and the event lasts until around 10pm. Book your tickets in advance in order to bypass the lines at this popular nighttime event.

Learn More: Pics & Visiting Tips for the Academy of Sciences


Palace of Fine Arts Walking Tour

palace of fine artsJoin the San Francisco Public Library for a free walking tour of the Palace of Fine Arts. This gorgeous building has an interesting history and you will get the chance to learn all about it on this tour. The walking tour runs twice in July on both Saturday 6 & 20 at 1pm.

Learn More: Palace of Fine Arts


Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason

fort mason sfStop by the Fort Mason Center on July 27 & 28 for their annual Renegade Craft Fair. This two-day event offers thousands of unique arts and crafts. Each year, they only select 250 of the top artists from around the world to showcase their gorgeous pieces. It's free to enter and open both days from 11am to 7pm.

More: Other Top Events & Activities at the Fort Mason Center


Half Price Tours for July 2013

This month you will find several tours at up to 50% off their full retail value on Goldstar. Here are just a few tours this month that are already on sale:

2-Hour Champagne Cruise

  • Cruise around the SF Bay as you sip on Champagne, Mimosas or other fun beverages
  • Ride along the SF waterfront, past Alcatraz Island and the seaside town of Sausalito
  • Raise your glass for a toast at 11am as you float under the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Departs from Pier 39 at 10am
  • Two beverages included with the ticket price

Twilight Tour: See the Sights and Lights of the City

  • Evening tour that cruises past many popular attractions in the city
  • Three hour trip on a comfortable motor coach
  • Ride past the Palace of Fine Arts, Fishermans Wharf, North Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See the new light show on the Bay Bridge and other stunning sites from Treasure Island
  • Two photo stops that give you the chance to remember your visit

Ferry Building Tasting Tour

  • Taste your way through the remodeled Ferry Building on San Francisco's Embarcadero and SF Bay waterfront
  • Enjoy gourmet samples of fresh bread, local chocolates, organic cheeses and more on this two-hour walking/standing tour
  • Discover more on the history of the Ferry Building and how the 1989 earthquake saved this landmark
  • This food lovers adventure runs most Tuesday and Saturdays

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Beach Blanket Babylon in North Beach

beach blanketOne of the most popular shows in SF is Beach Blanket Babylon. This hilarious musical performance pokes fun at pop culture and other current events. With large hats and outrageous costumes, Beach Blanket Babylon is an experience you will never forget!

Learn More: FAQs for Beach Blanket Babylon


Visit the de Young Museum for Free

fine arts museumOnce a month, most museums in SF offer free general admission. In July, you can visit the de Young Fine Arts Museum for free on Tuesday, July 2. Located in Golden Gate Park, this beautiful fine arts museum is one of the most popular in the city. Head over early to avoid the crowds. Some special exhibits still require a small admission fee.

Learn More: de Young Museum

Museum Exhibit Calendar: Full July 2013 Museum Exhibit Calendar


Film Night in the Park

vicki christinaAnother free event this month in SF is Film Night in the Park. On July 13, you can see Vicky Christina Barcelona on the big screen in Union Square. The movie starts at 8:30pm, but I recommend getting there no later than 8pm to grab a great spot.

Don't forget to bring along a blanket, so you can stake out the perfect spot for the film.


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