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.
San 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
Every 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
One 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
Head 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
Find 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.
The 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
Every 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
See 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
Join 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
Stop 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.
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
Twilight Tour: See the Sights and Lights of the City
Ferry Building Tasting Tour
One 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
Once 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
Another 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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