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Thursday, July 4

Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Thursday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
The Golden Gate Park Band plays free Sunday concerts all summer long, but the band always takes the time to commemorate our country’s birthday with a special show featuring patriotic and American music.
San Francisco 4th of July Pub Crawl & Hot Dog Eating Contest 2019 | SF
Thursday, July 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*Ticket discounts available for big groups.
| Mayes Oyster House
San Francisco 4th of July Pub Crawl & Hot Dog Eating Contest 2019 | SF
The Fourth of July Pub Crawl and San Francisco Hot Dog Eating Contest is the best way to celebrate Independence Day in San Francisco. Join us for a crazy pub crawl in the Marina leading right up to the celebratory San Francisco Fireworks on Thursday night.  San Francisco 4th of July ...

2019 SF Mime Troupe Season Opening | Dolores Park
Thursday, July 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
2019 SF Mime Troupe Season Opening | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

5th Annual “Queer As Fourth” Dance Party | El Rio
Thursday, July 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $10 | El Rio
5th Annual "Queer As Fourth" Dance Party | El Rio
The 5th Annual Queer As Fourth celebration will be at El Rio for 2019 with five hours of queer friends and family, DJs, dancers, drink specials, giveaways and more. As they highlight the ways in which America fails them as queers, folks of color, immigrants, Muslims, ...
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2019
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2019
Leave the crowds on the mainland behind and enjoy the fireworks from the Bay’s best seats, Ayala Cove on Angel Island, on July 4, 2019. Kick back in Ayala Cove to enjoy Live Music, Food and Drinks. This special ticket includes round trip ferry service to Angel Island ...
Free Cab Rides Home on 4th of July at the Bay Area | 2019
Thursday, July 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pre-registration online required. You'll need to mail in your reimbursement request.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Cab Rides Home on 4th of July at the Bay Area | 2019
GJEL Accident attorneys are hooking you up with a free cab ride home on 4th of July to help save you from a DUI and needing their services in the Bay Area, as well as the Tri-Valley area (Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville), and ...
Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special 5-Course Tasting Menu with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit tropical drinks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Read the awesome review of this $39 tasting menu in the Chronicle. Francesca’s has ...Every Thursday

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | 6-9 pm The Castro, San Francisco FREE ...Monthly

Exploratorium After Dark: Things That Go BOOM | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Things That Go BOOM | Pier 15
What’s the science behind fireworks? When has space exploration made —or had—a big boom? Join us as we celebrate July 4th with rumbling, roaring thunder, the explosive potential of science demonstrations, space travel, and spectacular explorations of other booming activities and exhibits. Please note: The Exploratorium ...
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The SF First Thursday Art Walk makes 27+ galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...Monthly

Close-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF
Thursday, July 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
| Matching Half Cafe
Close-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF

Come and watch Nopa’s monthly comedy show. They’ve got great comics, local favorites, headliners, and free beer giveaways. This is a fun night if you’d like to: Meet your neighbors Eat artisanal pop tarts Regret not having said pop tarts more readily available in your day-to-day life ...Monthly

Watch Fireworks Close Up Aboard WWII Liberty Ship | S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien
Thursday, July 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $40 | S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien
Watch Fireworks Close Up Aboard WWII Liberty Ship | S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien
The historic World War II Liberty ship, the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, hosts a dockside 2019 fireworks display viewing party from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on July 4, 2019. Celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the Bay Area’s finest fireworks showcase aboard the historic World War II ...
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...Monthly

Throwback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF
Thursday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virgil's Sea Room
Throwback Thursdays at Virgil's: Late 90's to Early 2000's Pop | SF

Hey, queers. Oops…they did it again. They’re starting 2018 right with a little turn of the century reminiscing. Get dirty with your queer fam while they pump your favorite late 90s, early 2000s pop tunes in a safe and inclusive space. Dress the part and ...Monthly

Bay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF
Thursday, July 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Madrone Art Bar
Bay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF

Come and enjoy Bay party vibes on the D-block. From January 4th and every first Thursday from 9:00 pm-2:00 am they will be playing Hip-Hop, hella R&B for all you beezys, Soul, Funk, Dancehall and all the Bay Area Slappers to get you in the ...Monthly

San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2019
Thursday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2019
Witness the skies sparkle red, white and blue as PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with a day of fun for the whole family. Start your day with live entertainment on Entrance Plaza Stage featuring Mustache Harbor – Yacht Rock Explosion from 3 pm to 6 pm.  At approximately 9:30pm, look to ...

Friday, July 5

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...Monthly

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, July 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, July 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, July 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. Discover everything from Beijing-style crisp-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with sheltered ...Every Friday

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, July 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

Workshop First Fridays | SF
Friday, July 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)
Workshop First Fridays | SF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. All are welcome. Workshop First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 7 pm Workshop, 1798 ...Monthly

Bayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck | Seven Stills
Friday, July 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and drinks
| Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery (Bayview)
Bayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck | Seven Stills

Join Seven Stills every first Friday of the month for a free concert or comedy show featuring a different act each month. Their neighbors at Laughing Monk will have your karaoke fix and a food truck will be running outside. Bayview First Fridays Every First ...Monthly

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, July 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...Monthly