What to do in San Francisco in June – Top events and festivals

Are you spending June in the Bay Area? Certainly it will be busy month with a lot going on in the city. Take a look at the list of festivals and events. Choose something for you and enjoy the spring time!

JUNE

Juneteenth Celebration- Fillmore District between Geary and Eddy streets

The oldest known celebration among African Americans across the U.S. commemorates the announcement of the end of slavery in the U.S.; local event include musical performances, a car show, arts and crafts, children’s activities and a variety of food vendors.

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JUNE 4-12

AIGA San Francisco Design Week

With more than 60 studio tours and 75 events throughout the week featuring tech inventions to culture changing products, human centered design, and emerging fashion to international architecture, San Francisco Design Week is an opportunity to experience the region’s unique design talents, impact and innovations.

JUNE 5-18

San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest)- Roxie Theater

These documentaries, while exploring fun and lighthearted subject matter, often uncover serious truths.

JUNE 6-7

Union Street Festival – Union Street between Gough and Steiner

One of San Francisco’s largest, free art festivals offers an organic farmers market, arts and crafts created with recycled and sustainable materials, eco-friendly exhibits, gourmet food booths and live entertainment.

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JUNE 6-27 (Three Weekends)

Ethnic Dance Festival – Various locations including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Fort Mason

Hailed as “a glorious achievement,” by “The New York Times”; annual performance season of dance styles celebrates the diverse ethnic communities of the Bay Area.

JUNE 10-21

San Francisco Jazz Festival – SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St.

For 30 years SFJAZZ presented the San Francisco Jazz Festival in venues around the Bay Area; with the opening of the SFJAZZ Center in 2013, the festival is now concentrated in the Center and the surrounding neighborhood and offers more than 30 shows.

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JUNE 13-14

North Beach Festival  – Near Washington Square Park

San Francisco’s oldest street fair delights with juried arts and crafts, live entertainment, pizza toss, kids fun zone with face painting, animal blessings and other surprises.

JUNE 14

Haight Ashbury Street Fair – Haight St. between Masonic and Stanyan Sts.

Music, arts, crafts and food are the mainstay of this event celebrating the cultural history and diversity of one of San Francisco’s most internationally celebrated neighborhoods – The Haight-Ashbury district.

JUNE 18-21

San Francisco Black Film Festival – African American Art and Culture Center, Jazz Heritage Center and other Bay Area Venues

This celebration of African American cinema and the African cultural diaspora showcases a diverse collection of films from emerging and established filmmakers; more than 10,000 films have been screened from around the world since the inaugural festival in 1998.

JUNE 18-28

Frameline 38, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival – Castro Theatre

Legendary showcase of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema screens groundbreaking documentaries, features, touching short films and cinematic classics.

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JUNE 27- SEPTEMBER 27 (Weekends only and Labor Day Monday)

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival – San Francisco, Pleasanton, Cupertino & Redwood City

Bring your family, friends, a blanket and a picnic to enjoy “Romeo and Juliet” in a beautiful park setting!

Source: sanfrancisco.travel

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