As San Francisco recovers from the festivities of last weekend’s Pride Celebration, the city prepares for yet another crazy weekend as the summer’s biggest holiday draws near.

This year, the Fourth of July holiday lands on a Saturday, so expect to see many more people showing up to events all throughout the city.

Reset San Francisco invites you to celebrate our nation’s independence by attending some of the many events that will be going on in the City.

FILLMORE JAZZ FESTIVAL (July 4th & 5th 10am – 6pm)

The largest free Jazz festival on the west coast, the Fillmore Festival will provide two days of music, dancing, and fun as people gather together to celebrate Jazz tradition, cuisine and culture. The Festival will be located on Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Street.

PIER 39 CELEBRATIONS (12pm – 10pm)

A popular attraction and home to dozens of restaurants, shops, and activities for kids, Pier 39 will be hosting a variety of activities catered towards families and children. Celebrations will include concerts by Tainted Love and youth sensation WJM, an appearance from Auggie Maturo from Disney’s Girl Meets World, and a laser show hosted by Discovery’s Shark Week.

FIREWORKS (9:30pm)

Arguably the pinnacle of the holiday celebrations, fireworks shows will be at the top of everyone’s list. San Francisco will be executing two synchronized shows on different sides of The Bay to provide residents the best opportunity to see the lights.

The shows will be located on barges in front of Pier 39 and at the end of the Municipal Pier.

Due to holiday traffic, large parts of the waterfront and the Embarcadero will be closed for parking, so be prepared to walk or take Bart to get to the waterfront.


For those wanting an unobstructed view of the explosive light shows, many Bay Area ferry and boat companies are having fireworks cruises to provide participants with the perfect vantage point to witness the shows.

Most of the cruises will be leaving from Fisherman’s Wharf around 8pm, and many are sold out so hurry and secure your spot soon.