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Fillmore Jazz Festival 2021: Live Music Calendar & Other Festival Details

The Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz event on the west coast. There will be no 2021 event, but instead it's been rescheduled to 2022. 

This street fair covers more than twelve blocks in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood. In addition to live jazz music, you can sample gourmet food and enjoy cool beverages.

A performance at the Fillmore Jazz Festival

Dozens of artists will also showcase their work. You will be able to find everything from photography to pottery.

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Stages & Live Music

Both days, you will find four stages with live music.

The two main stages are on Fillmore at California and on Fillmore at Sutter. These stages will feature several performers and live music from around 10am to just before 6pm both days.

This year, there will also be stages at Fillmore and Jackson and Fillmore and Ellis.Visit the official Fillmore Jazz Festival site for this year's schedule of performers.

More Festival Details

The Fillmore Jazz Festival is free to enter. It runs from 10am to 6pm both days.

Booths at the Fillmore Street Fair in San FranciscoSeveral arts and crafts vendors lined up along Fillmore Street for this annual festival

If you want to have a beer at the festival, make sure you bring your ID. Entry into the beer gardens (even if you aren't drinking) requires an ID.

There are also several bars and restaurants along Fillmore Street. Find details for these and some other things to see and do in the Pacific Heights neighborhood before your visit.

Places to Stay Near the Fillmore Jazz Festival

It's easy to get to the festival if you're staying in either Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf. You will also find a few great places within walking distance.

Before you book, make sure to check out recent guest reviews and compare prices on TripAdvisor. On their site, you can easily find a great place to stay this holiday weekend. Click here to start your search on TripAdvisor.com.

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How to Get to the Festival

From Fisherman's Wharf: From Fisherman's Wharf, you can either take the bus (requires a transfer) or a taxi.

  • 30-Stockton + 22-Fillmore: Pick up the 30-Stockton bus at the corner of Columbus Avenue and North Point Street. Take this bus west to the Marina District. Get off the bus at the Chestnut and Fillmore Streets stop. From here, walk across the street to pick up the 22-Fillmore. This will drop you off on the northern end of the Fillmore Jazz Festival. This ride will take about 30 minutes. It's $2.25 per person.
  • Taxi: Taking a taxi is a faster option. It will only take about 10 to 15 minutes. The cost should be around $20 + tip.

From Union Square: It's easy to catch a bus from Union Square to the Pacific Heights neighborhood. It will take about 30 minutes. Here are your best options.

  • 2-Sutter or 3-Jackson: Both of these buses pick up at Sutter and Stockton Streets. This is just one block from Union Square. Take them to the corner of Sutter and Fillmore Streets. This puts you right in the center of the festival.
  • 38-Geary: This bus picks up at the corner of Geary Boulevard and Stockton Street, right near Union Square. Take it all the way to the Geary and Fillmore Streets stop. This puts you near the southern end of the festival.

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