The San Francisco Hot Dog Eating Contest

The Fourth of July is a great day to get out of the house, gather with friends and family and take a break from the stresses of everyday life. America’s Independence Day is an annual holiday that celebrates our country’s freedom on the anniversary of the date when the Declaration of Independence was approved the the Continental Congress. The unanimous decision on July 4, 1776 led to the original 13 colonies claiming their independence from Great Britain. 

Without a doubt, the most prominent part of Fourth of July celebrations would be the massive fireworks shows at dusk, but there are lots of events and things to do for the holiday. You can expect parades, block parties, festivals and lots of unique, regional events across the nation like the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest that have become a staple part of the holiday. 

If you always wanted to check out an Independence Day hot dog eating contest, but can’t make the trip to Brooklyn, see the next best thing right in the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco Hot Dog Eating contest takes place during the Fourth of July Pub Crawl every year and features a group of amazing competitive eaters throwing down hot dogs and competing for the coveted San Francisco Hot Dog Eating Champion trophy. 

The event takes place outdoors this year on Austin Street, next to El Lopo. Enjoy some great drinks, tasty food and a live DJ at a sweet mini-block party before the hot dog eating contest at 7:30PM. The mini-block party will be open from 4PM to 9PM. Even better, the Hot Dog Eating Contest is free to attend! However, if you really want to take things up a notch, grab a ticket to the Fourth of July Pub Crawl and enjoy drink specials at some awesome bars along Polk Street before watching the contest and heading out the see the San Francisco fireworks at night. 

How to Enter the Hot Dog Eating Contest

Want to show off your competitive eating skills? Think you have what it takes to win?

CLICK HERE to enter the Hot Dog Eating Contest

San Francisco Hot Dog Eating Contest

Event Details: 

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2022

Times: 4PM to 9PM (Hot Dog Eating Contest at 7:30PM)

Location: Austin Street & Polk Street (Next to El Lopo – 1327 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109)

Free RSVP:

If you want to take things up a notch, grab a ticket the the San Francisco Fourth of July Pub Crawl as well! Your Pub Crawl Ticket gets you access to Cheap drink specials at your favorite Polk Street Bars including Mayes, Mcteagues, R Bar, Route 101, El Lopo, Lush Lounge and more!. Click here for the details: