Happy Independence Day
Wishing Everyone a Safe and Successful 4th at the Wharf!
The FWCBD has compiled a list of items to help make your 4th at the Wharf safe and successful. The schedule of events, information about the Jefferson Street closure, traffic/transit impacts and the latest initiative to combat illegal vending are included below.
July 4th is our 3rd busiest day of the year, We anticipate that approximately 60,000 people will visit the district this year.
Schedule of Events
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Ghirardelli Square
Sponsored by Lagunitas the Ghirardelli Square Beer Garden will be open from 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. There will be live music from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - PIER 39
Tainted Love-An 80's Cover Band
6:00 p.m. - Aquatic Park
The Purple Ones-A Prince Tribute Band
7:45 p.m. - Aquatic Park
The Cheeseballs -Bay Area Dance Party Band
9:30 p.m. - Aquatic Park & PIER 39
Fireworks Show from City of SF
Jefferson Street Closure
From Monday, July 4th at 2:00 p.m. to Tuesday, July 5th at 4:00 a.m.
Jefferson Street between Hyde and Powell Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic.
A comprehensive list of street closures can be found on the SFMTA's website
The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. and usually lasts about 20 minutes. Please expect significant delays if you plan on exiting the district immediately at the conclusion of the show.
Return shuttle service will begin after the fireworks display at 10:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Shuttles will board at two locations: The Embarcadero and Bay Street for service to the Ferry Building and Caltrain station and Polk and Francisco streets for service to Van Ness Avenue and Market Street and Civic Center Muni/BART Station.
Caltrain riders are advised that the last Muni shuttle from The Embarcadero and Bay staging area will leave no later than 11:30 p.m. to meet the last Caltrain, which departs at midnight.
Once the crowds disperse, regular Muni service will resume. This can take at least a half hour. Participants and those traveling in the area are asked to allow extra travel time.
The following regular Muni lines and routes will be re-routed due to congestion in the event area:
F Market & Wharves*
8 Bayshore Express
47 Van Ness
49 Van Ness-Mission
*The F Market & Wharves line will operate on regular Muni buses all day on Monday, July 4.
The Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason and California cable car lines will operate on regular Muni buses at 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively
Operation Illegal Vending
Illegal vending continues to be a significant challenge at the Wharf, especially during our busiest days. The FWCBD in partnership with the SFPD, the Port of San Francisco and PIER 39 have initiated Operation Illegal Vending 2016. Led by Captain David Lazar, dedicated 10-B officers will confiscate all illegal merchandise and hot dog carts on July 4th between 11:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. These items will be booked at Central Station and taken into evidence.
If you would like to report any instances of illegal vending on July 4th, please call the FWCBD Ambassadors at 415 726 3088.