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Blue and Gold Fleet
4th of July Fireworks Cruise - Music, fireworks, dancing, drinks and snacks. Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sailings begin Monday, July 4, 2016 from Pier 41 in San Francisco beginning at 8 p.m. and Tiburon at 8:30 p.m. You can also take the ferry to Angel Island and depart from Pier 39 at 5:40 p.m. with a departure from Angel Island at 10:30 p.m. Cash-only bar and cash-only snack bar will be available on cruises. Lastly, a no-alcohol cruise will depart from Pier 39 at 8:15 p.m. For all venue and ticket related inquiries call (415) 705-8200.
The Exploratorium is open on Independence Day Holiday. Monday, July 4, 2016 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pier 15, San Francisco. (415) 528-4444.
32nd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival - Free live jazz music, arts and crafts, and gourmet food. Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3, 2016 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE. Fillmore St. between Jackson & Eddy, San Francisco, CA. (800) 310-6563.
Celebrate the Independence day holiday at the Wharf and enjoy entertainment, music and the spectacular City of San Francisco's Fireworks Show at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. You can enjoy them from Aquatic Park, PIER 39, or Ghirardelli Square.
Premier 4th of July Dinner Cruise - Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay. 4-hour cruise, dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, views, and fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. Please arrive early and allow plenty of extra time for heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and options for parking. Public Transportation is highly recommended. Departs Monday, July 4, 2016 from Pier 3, San Francisco, CA at 7 p.m, boards at 6 p.m. (415) 788-8866.
Fourth of July Celebration at The PIER - PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family featuring musical entertainment by Tainted Love (The Best of the 80's live), activities, and fireworks. The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. (415) 705-5500.
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular - Show begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. set to music performed by the Oakland Symphony, along with a Salute to Hometown Heroes Video on Monday, July 4, 2016.
Alameda Mayor's Fourth of July Parade - One of the longest parades in the nation starts at Lincoln Ave. and Park St., Alameda, CA. Monday, July 4, 2016. Participants MUST sign up before June 17th at noon. Race starts at 9:00 a.m., parade starts at 10 a.m. For more information please call (510)263-9399.
4th of July at Berkeley Marina - Fireworks over the water from the end of the Berkeley Pier begin at 9:35 p.m. Live entertainment all day, face painting, arts and crafts, Adventure Playground, dragon boat rowing, and food. Monday, July 4, 2016. 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Also, the playground area is open for kids until 8 p.m. 201 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710. For more information please call (510)548-5335.
Fourth of July Dinner & Fireworks Cruise - Celebrate Independence day with great food and views aboard the Cabernet Sauvignon! Enjoy dinner, dancing, and San Francisco's fireworks display aboard a luxury yacht. Monday, July 4, 2016. 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Boarding and bars open at 6 p.m. Fireworks start approximately at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for adults range from $110.00 - $140.00. Also, children's tickets range from $55.00 - $70.00. 2394 Mariners Square Dr. Alameda, CA 94501. For more information please call (510)337-9000.
Craneway Pavillion on the Richmond Waterfront
8th Annual Oakland Symphony Independence Eve Celebration - Live music from the movies, sing-alongs, food and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.! Patriotic music will played at the City of Richmond's spectacular fireworks display over the water. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Oakland Symphony concert begins at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Sunday, July 3, 2016. 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Parking in the area is $10. Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information please call (510)444-0801.
Fremont 4th of July Parade featuring the Warm Springs District - Rockin' in the USA! Get ready to see creative floats, marching musical units, and guest celebrities! 70 exciting parade entries and more than 10,000 spectators expected. Monday, July 4, 2016. Parade routes starts at 10 a.m. Starting at the Library, the parade will head west and turn right onto Paseo Padre continuing where it will end just past Capitol.
Jack London Square
Annual July 4th Festival of Family Fun - Festive day will fill the waterfront with interactive activities, entertainment, stilt walkers, puppetry and more for both parents and children. Monday, July 4, 2016. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.. Broadway and 1st St. Oakland, CA 94607. For more information please call (510)645-9292.
4th of July Family Fun Fireworks Celebration - Fireworks display will be launched off of the top of the parking structure on Railroad Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. Family fun, great restaurant and shopping specials and an opportunity to gather with Livermore friends and neighbors in this great American tradition.(925)373-1795.
USS Hornet Museum
Celebrate JULY 4th onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET - View of surrounding fireworks displays begins around 9:15 p.m. with patriotic music (weather permitting). NOTE: USS Hornet does not host the fireworks show. Throughout the day, enjoy live music, entertainment, carnival games, Flight Simulator, jump house, interactive Games, ship exploration, food, beverages and more. Monday, July 4, 2016, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Family activities will be available from 3 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. There will also be live music throughout this time. Tickets for adults are $20, while kids (6-17) are $10. 707 W. Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501. For more information please call (510)521-8448 x282.
4th of July Fireworks Cruise on San Francisco Bay - Cruise on Franklin Roosevelt's Floating White House and have desserts, champagne, tea, and coffee while enjoying fireworks displays along the San Francisco Bay. Monday, July 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Yacht docks at Clay St., Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. All tickets are $125.00. For more information please call (510)627-1215.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Antioch - Contra Costa Fairgrounds
4th of July Celebration - Parade, car show, live entertainment, kids zone, prizes, food, games and more! Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. and fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. The whole town celebrates this day-long event! Monday, July 4, 2016. (925) 757-4400.
Cerrito Vista Park
2016 City of El Cerrito & worldOne 4th of July Festival - Celebrate Independence Day in El Cerrito and the annual admission-free family-friendly event. Live entertainment, music, children's area, art, and tasty food! Monday, July 4, 2016 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Clayton's 2016 Fourth of July Parade "Hats Off to Clayton!" - Day begins with a pancake breakfast downtown at 7 a.m. followed by a parade on Main Street at Center and Oak Streets, 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4th, 2016. Oak Street, Clayton, California 94517. (925) 565-0830.
Mt. Diablo High School
2nd Annual 4th of July Festival - A day full of events in Concord: 5k run, parade, picnic, kids carnival, food booths and live entertainment! Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. 2450 Grant St. Concord, CA 94520 (Only 3 Blocks from Todos Santos Plaza). For more information please call (925)695-7268.
Celebrating the Orinda community with a pancake breakfast, parade, flag raising ceremony, live music, games and more! Monday, July 4, 2016 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563.
Independence Day the Pleasant Hill Way - Fireworks begin around 9:10 p.m., parade at 9:30 a.m., fun at the park at 10:30 a.m., entertainment, games and more. Monday, July 4, 2016. Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, CA 94523.
Live entertainment, food, games, activities and fireworks show at dusk! Free admission. Monday, July 4, 2016. El Portal Soccer Field. 2600 Moraga Road, San Pablo, CA. For more information please call (510)215-3084.
San Ramon Central Park
Live music featuring The Boys of Summer, picnic, dancing, crafts, patriotic celebration, and salute to local veterans. Additional parking will be available at Iron Horse Middle School. Monday, July 4, 2016 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583. For more information please call (925)973-3200.
Benicia's City Park
Picnic in the Park & Fireworks - Fireworks start at around 9 p.m. at the foot of First Street. Enjoy arts, crafts, hot food, live entertainment, and children's activities throughout the day. Monday, July 4, 2016 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. 250 E L St., Benicia, California 94510.
Fairfield Main Street
Independence Day Parade - Parade along Texas street from Taylor to Union. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Flag-waving, music, car exhibits, and local clubs all in honor of the USA. Monday, July 4, 2016. Texas St., Fairfield, CA. (707) 422-0103.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
July 4th Fest - Fireworks, family fun, park activities, scrumptious treats, ice cream sundaes, roller coasters and rides. Saturday, July 2 thru Monday, July 4, 2016. 1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94589.
4th of July Concert and Fireworks - Music, food, crafts and fireworks at dusk in Historic Downtown Vacaville. Monday, July 4, 2016. 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Andrews Park, Vacaville, CA 95688. For more information please call (707)451-2100.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Children's parade begins at 10a.m. at Memorial Park. Pancake breakfast, flag raising, live entertainment, children's carnaval and food! Monday, July 4, 2016. 7a.m. - 5p.m. Memorial Park Amphitheatre and Blackberry Farm. Cupertino, CA. (408) 777-3120.
Discovery Meadow, Downtown San Jose
New Century of Service - Enjoy this free, family-friendly event with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30p.m. after dusk with free Symphony Summer Pops music at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. Discovery Meadow. 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110.
Gilroy High School
City of Gilroy's Annual Fireworks! - Fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. Monday, July 4 2016. 750 W 10th St, Gilroy, CA 95020.
Milpitas Sports Center Complex
"Red, White and Boom" Concert and Fireworks Show
The "Waving the Red, White & Blue" Pool Party event starts at 1 p.m. in the Milpitas Sports Center. Individuals will able to purchase food, enjoy music, games, and fun for $ 3 per person. As for the "Red, White & Boom" concert, the show starts at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. with admission being $3 per person ( 2 years and older). Monday, July 4, 2016. 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. For more information please call (408)586-3210.
Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
Freedom Fest - Patriotic singing, parade, entertainment and fireworks on the green at around 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. 16500 Condit Rd, Morgan Hill, CA.
San Jose, The Alameda Avenue
Rose, White, and Blue Parade - Enjoy a family holiday filled with history, patriotism and roses! Live music, arts and crafts booths, antique cars and a picnic on the Alameda. Monday, July 4, 2016. Parade starts 10 a.m. at Lincoln High School parking lot at 555 Dana Avenue. If you want to participate in the parade applications are required for vehicles, walking groups, musical groups, marching units, floats and equestrian units. Applications must be submitted by June 14. Festival located at The Alameda between Hanchett and Hester Ave. For more information please call (408)436-8581.
Santa Clara's Central Park
4th of July All-City Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza - Celebrate 4th of July with an all-city picnic and fireworks at 9:30pm! Beginning at 12p.m., relax and enjoy live entertainment, good food, carnival games, face painting, dancing and a flag dedication from the Mayor. Central Park, 909 Kiely Boulevard, Santa Clara.(408) 615-3140.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular With San Francisco Symphony - "A Night At The Movies" with music from Inside Out, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, E.T., Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, Raider of the Lost Ark and more on July 4th, 2016, Monday at 8:00 p.m. Shoreline Amphitheatre. (650)967-4040.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Roaring Camp Railroads
Fun-filled day of games, live music and all-American barbecue. Monday, July 4, 2016. 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, California 95018. For more information please call (831)335-4484.
Skypark in Scotts Valley
Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and Fireworks - Fireworks scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m. Celebration opens at 3 p.m. with a parade along Scotts Valley Drive. BBQ will able at 4 p.m. with music games, petting zoo and much more to follow at Skypark. Monday, July 4, 2016. This event will carry from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. 361 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley, CA. For more information please call (831)438-3251.
Wilder Ranch State Park
Old-fashioned Independence Day - Participate in a 1900's-style Independence Day celebration including a family parade at noon, games, crafts, live big-band music, living history demonstrations, historic speeches and flag-raising. Bring a picnic lunch or food/drink also for sale. Monday, July 4, 2016. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hwy. 1, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. For more information please call (831)426-0505.
Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade - Parade begins at 2 p.m. in Downtown Watsonville on Monday, July 4, 2016.
SAN MATEO COUNTY
Burgess Park, Menlo Park
4th of July Parade and Celebration - The annual parade starts at 11:45 a.m. on Santa Cruz Avenue and heads to Burgess Park. Join the parade by decorating your bike, tricycle, wagon, golf cart, or float. Afterwards, enjoy the celebration from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with music, carnival games, food and more! Free admission, but $7 for activities. Wristbands can be purchased in advanced by going to the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium (600 Alma Street) Mon- Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in advance. Monday, July 4th, 2016. Burgess Park, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025. For more information please call (650) 330-2200.
Foster City - Leo Ryan Park
Foster City Fourth of July Celebration - Join the City of Foster City and the Lions Club of Foster City for an exciting all-day event filled with games, food, entertainment, dog parade and grand fireworks display! Monday, July 4th, 2016. 9 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. For more information please call (650)286-3380.
Frontierland Park, Pacifica
4th of July Celebration at Frontierland Park - Crafts, games, music and more! Rocket Run 5-Mile Run precedes event at Pacifica Community Center. Monday, July 4, 2016 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. FrontierLand Park, Pacifica, CA 94044. (650) 738-7381.
Mitchell Park, Palo Alto
35th Annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off - Taste an array of red-hot chili delicacies prepared by teams of chefs battling for the chili championship. Live music, dancing, children's activities, food vendors, and more! Monday, July 4, 2016 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA. For more information please call (650)329-2350.
Redwood City, Downtown
78th Annual 4th of July Parade - A Family 4th - Redwood City's Fourth of July celebration will feature a parade, floats, food, arts, crafts, entertainment, bands, a kids area and more! From 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. there will be a Pancake Breakfast with the Redwood City Fire Department. At 8:45 a.m. the Parade Run 5k will begin (check-in is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.). A car show starts at 9 a.m., followed by the Redwood City "Best of the West" Parade at 10 a.m. The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m., launched from the Port of Redwood City! For more information please call (650) 365-1825.
Corte Madera Town Park
Parade will leave Redwood High School at 10:30 a.m. and ends at the Corte Madera Town Center, featuring bands including the Famous Corte Madera Town Band, McIntosh Pipe Band, and the Freedom Band. Most of the activities will be held at Corte Madera Town Park with arts & crafts, entertainment, children's activities, food and more! Monday, July 4, 2016. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Corte Madera Town Park, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94924. For more information please call (415)924-0441 .
Dunphy Park in Sausalito
July 4th Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza - An all day celebration from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.! Parade begins at 2nd and Main St., Old Town, near the old Valhalla Restaurant, and goes down Bridgeway and then Caledonia all the way to Dunphy Park on the waterfront near City Hall. Festivities include live music, food, dancing, family games, tug-o-war and the famous Egg Toss! The celebration continues at Gabrielson Park in the evening from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and ends with a fireworks display. Monday, July 4, 2016. For more information please call (415)289-4152.
Marin County Fair
75th Marin County Fair - Fireworks fill the Marin skies every evening June 30 to July 4th at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy family activities, concerts, bands, farm animals and educational/interactive exhibits, and carnival rides. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael,CA 94903. For more information please call (415)473-6400.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. and the streets fill with classic cars, color guards, festive floats, music bands and more! Saturday, July 4, 2015. Grant Ave. Between Reichert and 7th Avenue, Novato, CA 94945. For more information please call (415)899-8900.
Enjoy the July 4th Firework celebration on Angel Island! Bring your own dinner or get drinks/snacks on board while getting an up-close view of the fireworks display. Boats begin boarding at 8 p.m. Adults tickers (ages 13+) are $75.00 and tickets for children (ages 5-12) are $55.00. Monday, July 4, 2016. 21 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920. For more information please call (415)435-2131.
Napa County Fair and Fireworks
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy art, music, parade, special displays, and more! Ticket prices range from $159-$234 per person. Monday, July 4, 2016. 1435 North Oak Street, Calistoga, CA 94515. For more information please call (707)942-5111.
Napa Valley Wine Train
See fireworks from a train with an elegant gourmet meal. Monday, July 4, 2016. 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559. For more information please call 1(800)427-4124.
Bodega Bay Harbor
Enjoy a fireworks by Pyro Spectaculars will start at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016.
Cloverdale High School Football Field
Cloverdale Lion's Pyrospectacular - The Lion's Club sponsors the annual fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016.
Independence Day Celebration - Festivities start at 10 a.m. with a craft fair followed by BBQ, music, kids activities and block party in downtown. Fireworks begin at dusk. Saturday, July 2, 2016. For more information please call (707) 869-9000.
Petaluma 4th of July Fireworks - Enjoy live music, food booths and other entertainment with the fireworks show at the Sonoma Fairgrounds. Sonoma plaza parade is from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. After this event, the Petaluma celebration is from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016.
Red, White and Boom Santa Rosa - Food, live music, kids' activities and fun for the whole family! The evening will conclude with an amazing fireworks show! Admissions: $10 for ages 12+, $5 for veterans, and $5 for ages 5-11. Veteran's Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave,(across from the fairgrounds) Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Monday, July 4, 2016. For more information please call (707)545-1414.
Sebastopol: Analy High School
July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza and Music Festival - Featuring live music, dancing, games, food, fun and the community coming together to celebrate Independence day. Sunday, July 3, 2016 starting at 5:30pm (fireworks at dusk). 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol, CA 95472. (707) 823-1511.
Sonoma State University: Green Music Center - Weill Hall
Enjoy a family-friendly concert by Steve Tyrell and Santa Rosa Symphony followed by a fireworks display. Tickets start at $20. Monday, July 4, 2016. 7:30 p.m. 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. For more information call (866)955-6040.
Windsor: Keiser Park
Windsor Kaboom Independence Day - Live concert, food, wine, kid zones and family fun! Tickets for general admission are $5 and the VIP pack is $50. Sunday, July 3, 2016.