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Fillmore Jazz Festival
Fillmore Jazz Festival
Fast Facts

When : Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, 2023 10AM to 6PM - Rain or shine!

Where : Fillmore Street, between Eddy & Jackson Sts., San Francisco

From the East Bay: Take the Bay Bridge, merge onto Hwy 101 N to the Fell St, exit and up to Fillmore Street.

From the Penninsula: Hwy 101 N onto Octavia Blvd, turn left onto Fell St. and right onto Fillmore.

From Marin: Take Golden Gate Bridge and merge onto Hwy 101 S. Turn left onto Fillmore Street.

MUNI Bus: 1 California, 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 4 Sutter, 22 Fillmore or 38 Geary to Fillmore Street.

BART Subway: Exit Embarcadero Station and take the 1 California Muni Bus to Fillmore Street.

Every year over the Independence Day-long weekend, as many as 100,000 eager jazz enthusiasts gather in San Francisco for the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

This year, the Filmore Jazz Fest expands to a full weekend of music and the arts, gourmet food, and top-shelf shopping - and it's all happening Saturday, July 1 to Sunday, July 2, 2023.

Admission? It's all free!

The music festival, which is billed by organizers as the largest free music festival on the West coast, takes place on Fillmore Street in San Francisco covering an entire 12 block area between Eddy Street and Jackson Street.

Although the first Fillmore Jazz Festival was held in 1985, the jazz tradition of Fillmore street stretches back much farther than that.

During the World War II era, Fillmore Street was home to a booming jazz scene, and the many clubs along the street played host to some of the country's most legendary jazz musicians.

In later decades, jazz would continue to be a major cultural influence on the area, and the creative spirit that resided on Fillmore Street also drew in a whole host of other artists, musicians, and writers who came to call Fillmore Street their home.

All that jazz, and more

Today, the Fillmore Jazz Festival draws on this rich heritage to create an entirely unique music festival. A wide variety of musicians perform on several different stages, and the music continues from sun up to sun down.

Everything from up-and-coming jazz talent to well-seasoned jazz musicians can be heard on any given stage.

Original paintings, arts & crafts, hand-made jewelry, and more have also become part of the scene as local artists and artisans join in to make Fillmore truly an arts and music festival.

As one of San Francisco's most popular shopping districts, Fillmore Street also offers a wide range of eclectic shopping along the stretch, where visitors can take in a huge variety of gourmet food shops that dot Fillmore Street - yet another great draw for this fantastic festival.

Have fun!

Fillmore Jazz Festival street scenes
Great jazz, arts and crafts, shopping, gourmet food and family fun at the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

More about the Fillmore Jazz Festival around the Web:

Fillmore Jazz Festival - Check out the official site for current news & announcements, a brief history, and a colorful collection of posters from festivals past.

Fillmore Jazz Festival on Flickr - Browse through hundreds of photos taken by Flickr community members.

Fillmore Jazz Festival Japantown, San Francisco CA - Star-rated overview of the annual event from the Yelp community with visitor-submitted reviews.


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