July came in with a bang (of fireworks) and ended with the beginnings of 'Fogust' in the Bay Area. In between, couples got married, families flocked to the beach, and people celebrated their right to barbecue.

On Instagram, photographers celebrated summer by tagging @SFGATE in their photos from July so we could "regram" and share them with you on our Instagram page. At the end of the month we sorted through their pictures and selected our favorites for the gallery above.

Want to submit your Instagram photo? Follow the SFGATE Instagram and tag us (@SFGATE) in your image.

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Online Photo Editor Douglas Zimmerman oversees SFGATE's Instagram and covers the Bay Area soccer scene on SFGATE's Beautiful Blog. View his latest stories and send him news tips at [email protected]