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June Features Jazz and the North Beach Festival

June 03, 2019

San Francisco always offers its guests and visitors an amazing array of activities and events, and this month is no exception. With this in mind, here are two of our favorites. First, get ready to groove to some amazing jazzy jams at the 37th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival from June 11-23. You’ll experience fabulous performances by such musical luminaries as Felix Peikli and his tribute to Benny Goodman, Tia Fuller's "Angelic Warrior" Quartet, Royal Jelly Jive, Roy Ayers, Sarah McKenzie, La Mixta Criolla, The Cookers, the Kurt Ribak Quartet, and many additional gifted jazz musicians.

Next, head over to the historic neighborhood of North Beach from June 15-16, for the 65th Annual North Beach Festival. Renowned as one of the nation’s original outdoor street fairs, this iconic home to the Beat Generation will host poetry readings, Italian street painting, gourmet food vendors, beverage gardens, a kids’ chalk art area, and over 125 vendors of some the area’s finest arts and crafts. Additionally, the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi will be the site of the traditional Blessing of the Animals on both days of the festival.