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The Best Things To Do In SF In July 2021

Golden Gate Park
Secret places within Golden Gate Park

There are usually a ton of things happening in the Bay Area during the summer, but the Coronavirus Pandemic has clearly had a huge impact on that (as we all know). Still, as things hopefully begin to return to normal, some events – actual live events – are starting to appear. So what are the best things to do in SF in July 2021? Read on to find out.


Musiq Soulchild is a music artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s built a reputation for being musically gifted, beat boxing for MC’s, free styling on the open-mic circuit and performing A cappella on the streets. He took the name Soulchild in honor of the many RNB/Soul soul artists that inspired him, such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. He’s due to perform at Yoshi’s, in Oakland, for one night, so don’t miss it!


Okay, we’re going to blow our own trumpet here (if we don’t, who will?) and recommend doing one of our own tours this month. The Golden Gate Park is one of the best urban parks in the world and well worth exploring, especially with a local, who can show you all the best spots. We can get four seasons in a day in San Francisco, but summer’s still the best time for doing it and for the second half of the tour we’ll walk you through Haight-Ashbury, one of the most historic neighborhoods in SF.


Every year San Francisco has a huge fireworks display in the bay. There are two sets of fireworks and both are synced, with one set at the end of the Municipal Pier and the other one by Pier 39. Most of the SF waterfront is closed to traffic, due to large crowds that normally show up. If you want to go (and it is spectacular), the best thing is to get down there early, using public transport, The fireworks display starts shortly before 9.30pm and lasts around 30 minutes.

If you fancy something a little more lively, how about a July 4th Pub Crawl in the Polk Gulch. If you can remember Independence Day it can’t have been that great?


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– By Damien Blackshaw (Twitter)

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