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The Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz event on the west coast. This year's event is on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5, 2020.
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.
Dozens of artists will also showcase their work. You will be able to find everything from photography to pottery.
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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.
The Fillmore Jazz Festival is free to enter. It runs from 10am to 6pm both days.
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.
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.
The Fourth of July weekend is packed full of fun activities. In addition to the Fillmore Jazz Festival, you can head down to Fisherman's Wharf for the annual fireworks display, cruise around the SF Bay, and discover the city's rich history on a guided walking tour.
The first place to look for tickets for all of these events and more is on Goldstar. They offer discounts at up to 50% off. Click here to check out their selection of ticket deals for this weekend (and every day) in San Francisco.
SF Giants Baseball: Head over to Oracle Park for summer baseball with the SF Giants. All summer long, they take on teams such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Diego Padres, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Find their full schedule and tips to attend a game.
Stern Grove Festival: Enjoy free music at Stern Grove every Sunday afternoon between mid-June and mid-August. Performers include both internationally recognized artists as well as local favorites. All shows start at 2pm, but make sure to arrive early to grab your space on the lawn. Click here for this year's schedule.
Street Fairs: Most weekends throughout the summer, you will find a street fair around SF. They include the North Beach Festival, the Pride Parade & Festival, and the Haight Street Fair. Click here for details on the top street fairs this summer.
From Fisherman's Wharf: From Fisherman's Wharf, you can either take the bus (requires a transfer) or a taxi.
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.
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