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Holiday Events in San Francisco
Holidays in San Francisco

San Francisco Things to See and Do

  • 4th of July at Fisherman's Wharf

    Fisherman's Wharf is San Francisco's premier spot to celebrate America's Independence Day holiday. Visitors can enjoy free, fabulous entertainment throughout the Wharf, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over San Francisco Bay. A variety of bands and other performers will be playing throughout the day while you and your family enjoy the sights and sounds of Pier 39. As night falls, be sure to find a good place to stand or sit as an amazing fireworks display begins at 9:30.
  • 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

    There are a variety of cruises on the bay to choose from this 4th of July. From dance parties and drinking like the Speakeasy 4th of July cruise, to the Red and White fireworks viewing cruise, to the Hornblower Dining Cruise, there is sure to be a night on the bay perfect for you!
  • Fillmore Jazz Festival

    Blending art and soul in one of the country's most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend. From sunup to sundown, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages. Asian to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old favorites and new directions, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is not to be missed.


  • Perry's Restaurant on the Embarcadero

    Located just off the lobby of the Hotel Griffon, Perry's, a San Francisco institution for 43 years, is known for its classic American food, its warm personable service and its bustling bar.Enjoy great views of the San Francsico Bay and Bay Bridge this 4th of July weekend.
  • McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood & Steaks

    McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood & Steaks is located in San Francisco's historic Ghirardelli Square. Enjoy a delicious meal with an expansive views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, Aquatic Park, Angel Island and the marina- perfect to watch the fireworks display from.
  • The Buena Vista Cafe

    Celebrate America's independence while sipping an Irish Coffee at this famous establishment. If you're hungry, try a Dungeness crab omelet or one of their many other hearty dishes.
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