fireworks.jpgThe Fourth of July is nearly here! That means day drinking (but not driving), outdoor barbecues, safe pets and (hopefully) plenty of sunshine. Kick off your 4th of July Weekend with these outdoor music and art street festivals!

Friday, July 1st
Starting this Friday until September 30th, the annual People in Plazas festival puts on free lunchtime concerts in 17 different public plazas in San Francisco. This Friday, take your pick from Silk Steel, at 101 California St. Plaza, Skunkweed Junction, at 425 Market St. Plaza, or Jay’e and Friends, at 555 Mission St. Plaza. All concerts start at noon and last an hour… just long enough to catch a few tunes on your lunch break!

What: “People in Plazas” Market Street Music Festival
When: July 1st, 12pm
Where: various locations
Cost: Free

The Fillmore Art Walk is a multi-location assortment of art, food, and music. This is their 3rd year, featuring an assortment of “one night only” pop up galleries along Fillmore Street , and a wide variety of art including painting, film, photography, and dancing. The music ranges from DJs with video showcases to live bands. Local restaurants will be providing specials on food and drink.

What: Fillmore Art Walk
When: July 1st, 6pm-12am
Where: Fillmore and Geary
Cost: Free

Saturday & Sunday, July 2nd & 3rd
This weekend marks the 11th annual Fillmore Jazz Festival. What better way to celebrate Independence Day weekend than with two days of outdoor music, art, and food? The Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 90,000 visitors over the weekend. All day long, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 8 blocks of fine art and crafts, and enjoy gourmet food and beverages.

What: Fillmore Jazz Festival 2011
When: July 2nd & 3rd, 10am to 6pm
Where: On Fillmore between Jackson & Eddy
Cost: Free

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