50 FREE Things To Do With Kids This July

The fun continues thru July with more FREE events, festivals, crafts, music, movies, and more.

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  1. Get Zen! Children’s Program at Green Gulch (7/1).
  2. Go to the largest FREE Jazz Festival on the West Coast at The Fillmore (6/30-7/1).
  3. Explore the Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail.
  4. Find out what’s next in the search for life beyond the Solar System at the Mt. Tam's Star Party (7/14).
  5. Get nostalgic with the Pop-up Drive-In Movies in Novato.
  6. Sing a Chanty aboard an historic ship (7/7).
  7. The Circus Center Juggling Club Sunday for age 8+.
  8. Stay up late every Friday with The Midnight Rollers "Friday Night Skate".
  9. Catch a 4th of July parade!
  10. KABOOM - it's the 4th of July!
  11. Walk the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral.
  12. Check out the guerrilla knitters at City Hall's UN Plaza.
  13. While you're at City Hall don't miss the Sound Commons in the UN Plaza from the Exploratorium.
  14. Music and fun antics happening' at Yerba Buena Gardens.
  15. Ding Ding Ding! Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest, Union Square, TBA.
  16. Flower Piano returns this summer to the SF Botanic Garden (7/5–16).
  17. Keep Rollin' Every Sunday at Golden Gate Park Roller Disco Party.
  18. Hear the sounds of the ocean at the Wave Organ.
  19. More free outdoor summer movies.
  20. With miles of prime coastline, enjoy a day at the beach.
  21. Learn about Marine Mammal Superheroes at the Marine Mammal Center (7/8 & 7/22).
  22. B-I-N-G-O was his name -oh!.
  23. Peruse The Renegade Craft Fair (7/14-15).
  24. Traffic free fun in the Mission with Sunday Streets (7/15).
  25. Sailboat Ride Day at the Cal Sailing Club in Berkeley (7/15).
  26. Take an easy hike.
  27. Golden Gate Park Band at the Spreckles Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park every Sunday.
  28. Get to know the Presidio during this two hour, in-depth experience on the Presidio Experience Tour(7/19).
  29. Visit the Randall Museum, a San Francisco treasures for kids. 
  30. Kids Camp & Kids Days at Stern Grove.
  31. Find your foodies at the local farmers market.
  32. GeocacheGeocacheGeocache!
  33. Discover Andy Goldsworthy in the Presidio.
  34. Guided City Walking Tours with City Guides, Contact 557-4266, to discuss which tours are most appropriate for kids.
  35. Listen to great local music!
  36. View the complete bay-delta system at the Bay Model, Sausalito.
  37. Traditional Native American trade festival Big Time Festival in Point Reyes (7/21).
  38. Kidchella, Because Kids Get To Rock Too! (7/22).
  39. A summer tradition, San Francisco Symphony at Stern Grove (7/22).
  40. Walk a local Maze or Labyrinth.
  41. Get a taste of San Francisco on 49 Mile Drive.
  42. Living La Dolce Vita at Friday Nights on Main (7/27).
  43. Dig into your local library for summer library program events – musical performances, puppet shows, book clubs, movies, workshops, and more. 
  44. Sci-Fi Film at the Mt. Tam Star Party, APOLLO 13 (7/28).
  45. Fly a Kite at The Berkeley Kite Festival (7/28-29).
  46. Tutu summer tradition, San Francisco Ballet at Stern Grove (7/29).
  47. Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower peaks the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. 
  48. When the Giants are out of town, you can get into the Fan Lot at AT&T Park for free.
  49. San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s family concerts making classical music accessible to everyone.
  50. Early bird gets the worm. Visit the Japanese Tea Gardens every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9am to 10am.