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July 4th Protests: List of 25+ Bay Area Rallies & Marches

Rallies, protests, vigils, and more taking place July 3-5 in San Francisco & the Bay Area
By - posted 7/4/2020 No Comment

UPDATED PROTEST/RALLY LIST – Check out Funcheap’s updated list of Bay Area protests (updated several times a week)

With fireworks and most parades and 4th of July events being canceled, there are plenty of protests scheduled if you’re looking for a way to (safely and distantly) make your voice heard. We know it’s hard to stay connected sometimes as a community. We’re doing our best to compile a list of as many upcoming protests, rallies, vigils and clean-up events as possible.

Did we miss any events? Please email us at events_crew@funcheap.com with the date/time, details and any links you have.

Please note sometimes all we have are screenshots from Instagram so we can’t “vouch” for any of theses. Our goal is to share as many peaceful events as possible. If you have extra info, please let us know. Details can change rapidly and events may be canceled or changed at the last minute.

How to protest as safely as possible

Upcoming Bay Area Protests / Funcheap.com

updated 7/4/20 at 9:12 am

FRIDAY – July 3

SATURDAY – July 4

SUNDAY – July 5

Want More? See more protests for July 6-August 1

Other Ways to Stay Involved


Thursday, October 6

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)
Thursday, October 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free gallery entry on Thursdays
| 2325 Third Street, Floor 4R San Francisco, CA 94107
Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)

Letterform Archive’s second exhibition will celebrate design that empowers communities and fights oppression. Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest features more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning ...Every Thursday

Friday, October 7

2022 “California Seaweed Festival” in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)
Friday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*All Day Free! - We are a non-profit
| Bay Conference Center in Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State University
2022 "California Seaweed Festival" in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)

Come to the 3rd Annual California Seaweed Festival! We are planning for a bigger and better festival than last year! The California Seaweed Festival is a free in-person family friendly event celebrating the seaweed diversity of California! The festival will showcase seaweed uses and applications ...

Saturday, October 8

Bayview 3rd Street Cleanup + Free Food & Refreshments for Volunteers
Saturday, October 8 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/473936/
| Linda Brooks Burton Library
Bayview 3rd Street Cleanup + Free Food & Refreshments for Volunteers
Help the Bayview Merchants Association, Avenue Greenlight, and SFCDMA clean up along 3rd Street in Bayview. Meet at Linda Brooks Burton Library (5075 3rd St). All supplies provided. stay afterwards for free food & refreshments at Gratta Wines and Market (5299 3rd St). Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page or email info@refuserefusesf.org with ...
2022 “California Seaweed Festival” in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*All Day Free! - We are a non-profit
| Bay Conference Center in Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State University
2022 "California Seaweed Festival" in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)

Come to the 3rd Annual California Seaweed Festival! We are planning for a bigger and better festival than last year! The California Seaweed Festival is a free in-person family friendly event celebrating the seaweed diversity of California! The festival will showcase seaweed uses and applications ...

“Legal Abortion Nationwide Now” March & Rally at the Union Square
Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | | Union Square San Francisco
"Legal Abortion Nationwide Now" March & Rally at the Union Square
We march for the 10-year-old little girl who was raped… then forced to travel to get an abortion because she was 3 days past the 6 week cut-off of a “heartbeat bill.” We march for women like Mahsa Amini who are beaten by the morality police ...

Sunday, October 9

“Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)
"Manny's Neighborhood Trash Cleanup" w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)

Tired? Sunday Funday. Wired? Sunday done-day. Make our neighborhood better, brunch with cool people (sorry not sorry, we’re biased), get deals to some fave local spots, and wrap it up before the Sunday Scaries hit with an easy hour of picking up trash around our ...Every Sunday

Dogpatch Cleanup & Free Lunch for Volunteers (SF)
Dogpatch Cleanup & Free Lunch for Volunteers (SF)
Help the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association clean up in the Dogpatch. Meet at Woods Yard Park (22nd St & Minnesota St). All supplies provided. Stay afterwards for a free lunch sponsored by UCSF and to meet fellow volunteers. Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page (https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/420727/) ...

Monday, October 10

“Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony” for Indigenous People’s Day (2022)
Monday, October 10 – 4:45 am | Cost: $11*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $11 for adults. Free for children under 5.
| Alcatraz Island
“Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony” for Indigenous People’s Day (2022)

The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremonies are annual events held on Alcatraz Island to honor the Indigenous Peoples of America and to promote their rights. Held annually since 1975, the Alcatraz ceremonies commemorate the protest event of 1969 where the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement (ARPM) occupied the ...

Thursday, October 13

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)
Thursday, October 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free gallery entry on Thursdays
| 2325 Third Street, Floor 4R San Francisco, CA 94107
Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)

Letterform Archive’s second exhibition will celebrate design that empowers communities and fights oppression. Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest features more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning ...Every Thursday

Balboa Street Happy Hour Cleanup w/ Free Drink for Volunteers
Balboa Street Happy Hour Cleanup w/ Free Drink for Volunteers
Help us clean up along Balboa St in the Inner Richmond. Meet in front of Foghorn Taproom (450 Balboa St). All supplies provided. Stay afterwards for a free round on the house and to meet fellow volunteers. Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page or email info@refuserefusesf.org with the event name.

Friday, October 14

Morning Coffee Cleanup & Free Coffee for Volunteers (Balboa St)
Morning Coffee Cleanup & Free Coffee for Volunteers (Balboa St)
Help us clean up along Balboa St in the Inner Richmond. Meet at Tastebuds (600 5th Ave). All supplies provided. Stay afterwards for Free Coffee and to meet fellow volunteers. Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page or email info@refuserefusesf.org with event name.

Sunday, October 16

“Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)
"Manny's Neighborhood Trash Cleanup" w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)

Tired? Sunday Funday. Wired? Sunday done-day. Make our neighborhood better, brunch with cool people (sorry not sorry, we’re biased), get deals to some fave local spots, and wrap it up before the Sunday Scaries hit with an easy hour of picking up trash around our ...Every Sunday

Thursday, October 20

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)
Thursday, October 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free gallery entry on Thursdays
| 2325 Third Street, Floor 4R San Francisco, CA 94107
Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)

Letterform Archive’s second exhibition will celebrate design that empowers communities and fights oppression. Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest features more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning ...Every Thursday

Sunday, October 23

“Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)
"Manny's Neighborhood Trash Cleanup" w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)

Tired? Sunday Funday. Wired? Sunday done-day. Make our neighborhood better, brunch with cool people (sorry not sorry, we’re biased), get deals to some fave local spots, and wrap it up before the Sunday Scaries hit with an easy hour of picking up trash around our ...Every Sunday

Sunday, October 30

“Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)
"Manny's Neighborhood Trash Cleanup" w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)

Tired? Sunday Funday. Wired? Sunday done-day. Make our neighborhood better, brunch with cool people (sorry not sorry, we’re biased), get deals to some fave local spots, and wrap it up before the Sunday Scaries hit with an easy hour of picking up trash around our ...Every Sunday

Sunday, November 6

“Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)
"Manny's Neighborhood Trash Cleanup" w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (SF)

Tired? Sunday Funday. Wired? Sunday done-day. Make our neighborhood better, brunch with cool people (sorry not sorry, we’re biased), get deals to some fave local spots, and wrap it up before the Sunday Scaries hit with an easy hour of picking up trash around our ...Every Sunday

Thursday, November 24

Alcatraz’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony (2022)
Thursday, November 24 – 4:45 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults. Free for children under 5.
| Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz's Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony (2022)

The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremonies are annual events held on Alcatraz Island to honor the Indigenous Peoples of America and to promote their rights. Held annually since 1975, the Alcatraz ceremonies commemorate the protest event of 1969 where the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement (ARPM) occupied the ...