Get ready for disco in the streets, DJs, live music, drag, fashion, street performances, and more as Downtown First Thursdays returns with a special July 4 edition. DFT (Downtown First Thursdays) is a free monthly street party hosted in downtown San Francisco taking place on every first Thursday of the month from 5pm to 10pm. The fun takes place about a mile from NEMA San Francisco on 2nd Street (between Market and Howard) and along neighboring alleyways on Jessie, Minna, and Natoma Streets ready for you to explore.

DFT also features three outdoor bars, dozens of food and shopping vendors, family-friendly activities, dancing in the streets, and so much more. Reserve your spot.

July 4 Special Guest Performers:
Coco & Breezy | 7-9pm | 2nd Street @ Howard
Motown on Mondays (MOM DJs) kick off the party on 2nd Street @ Howard from 5-7pm.

Hot Dog Eating Contest with Peaches Christ:
Local drag legend Peaches Christ hosts a hot dog eating contest you won't want to miss.
5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm | 2nd @ Jessie Street.

Glow in the Dark Parade:
YOU are the light show. Wear your best glow in the dark and light up gear and meet at Howard and 2nd Streets between 8:30pm and 9pm for a Glow in the Dark parade to Market Street. Then, stay and hang with DFT or exit on Market Street and head down to Embarcadero for San Francisco's Fourth of July Fireworks Show.

Activations + Stages:

111 Minna Gallery. (111 Minna St)

KALW will host conversations, music, and more inside 111 Minna Gallery from 5pm-10pm.

Discoteca on Minna Street. (Outside 111 Minna Gallery)
Grace Towers will host an outdoor street discoteca on Minna Street, featuring Bay Area Performers and DJs playing a wide range of music genres including disco, salsa, reggaeton, house y más.

The Art Car Stage. (2nd at Howard st.)

OASIS Nightclub & Cabaret will start the party with drag, DJs, and more in the early evening and set the stage for special guest performers–brought to you by The Midway and Another Planet Entertainment–to close out the night.

Dance Hall. (Outside Natoma Cabana on Natoma at 2nd Street)

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and A LITTLE x will bring you live music to get down to. Grab your partner and head to the Dance Hall for salsa, funk, and more grooves to keep you moving in the streets.

Jams on Jessie. (Jessie Street at 2nd Street)

Jessie Street comes alive with bands and live music brought to you by Noise Pop, plus some fun surprises and wandering street performances.

Outdoor beer gardens (Two Locations)

Enjoy delicious drinks outside at:
Minna Street outside of 111 Minna Gallery
Natoma Street outside of Natoma Cabana (90 Natoma St.)

Monthly performances curated by: The Midway, Another Planet Entertainment, Noise Pop, KALW, Grace Towers, A Little x, and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

DFT is presented by Into The Streets and Civic Joy Fund in partnership The East Cut CBD, Yerba Buena CBD, Natoma Cabana, 111 Minna Gallery, and Children's Creativity Museum.


Uno Dos Tacos, Village Tea House, Luke’s Lobster, Sammy’s on 2nd, Mehfil Indian Cuisine, North India Restaurant, Caramba Mexican Food, Panzon Mexican Food, Pie Punks, The Grubbies #2, Lao Table, Sweetgreen, Henry’s Hunan, The Bird, Sana’a Cafe, The Fly Trap


Tequila Mockingbird, 111 Minna Gallery, Madarae, Louie’s Bar, Yerba Buena Bar, Natoma Cabana, Zoe Cocktail Bar, Southside Spirithouse

Image Credit: DFT San Francisco on Facebook

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