Weekend Fun: Fillmore Jazz Festival

The weekend is here, which must mean another festival! This time, it is the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

This festival celebrates Fillmore St.’s legacy as a Jazz Mecca (a large part of it, in fact, has been named the Jazz Preservation District). This is the largest, free Jazz festival on the West Coast, and is jam-packed with the people and entertainment to prove it. All along Fillmore Street, you’ll find music stages, food, great music, and local artisans.

Here’s what the organizers have to say about their festival:

The best talent the Bay has to offer is showcased on our stages, from up-and-coming jazz fusion and latin-flavored acts to seasoned crooners belting out jazz standards. Groove to your old favorites or tune in to new sounds – our performance schedule will help you get the most out of the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

The Fillmore Jazz Festival is one of the more diverse festivals held in San Francisco, with people of all ages and walks of life coming together to enjoy the music of the streets. Entertainment starts each day (July 5 & 6) at 10am and continues to 6pm.

To get to Fillmore Street from downtown, you have several options. The 38 bus runs down Geary and will drop you off right where this little tour begins. The 2,3, or 4 buses will take you down Sutter St. directly to Fillmore. You can also catch the 1 California, which takes you down Sacramento Street and drops you right in front of several coffee shops on Fillmore.