4th of July fireworks displays are happening all over the Bay Area! From parades to concerts, check out what is going on near you or explore events in other counties. There's no shortage of things to do this Independence Day! Big events come with large crowds and road closures so here are some transit resources to help you get around during the holiday weekend.
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RADIO DISNEY AND ABC7 PRESENT: SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY WITH FIREWORKS
Hear some of your favorite Disney movie themes played by the San Francisco Symphony! Epic music leads up to fireworks accompanied by the orchestra. Friday, July 4, 2014.
Blue and Gold Fleet
4th of July Fireworks Cruise - Music, fireworks, dancing, drinks and snacks. Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay at approximately 9:30p.m. Sailings begins Friday, July 4, 2014 from Pier 41 in San Francisco at 8p.m. and Tiburon at 8:30p.m. You can also take the ferry to Angel Island and depart from Pier 39 at 5:40p.m. (415) 705-8200.
The Exploratorium is open on Independence Day. Friday, July 4, 2014 10a.m. - 5p.m. Pier 15, San Francisco. (415) 528-4444.
The Fillmore Jazz Festival - Free live jazz music, arts and crafts, and gourmet food. Saturday July 5 and Sunday July 6, 2014 10a.m. - 6p.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 a spectacular fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay at approximately 9:30p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014.
Hornblower 4th of July cruise
4th of July Premier Dinner Dance Cruise - Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay. 4-hour cruise, dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, views, and fireworks at approximately 9:30p.m. Departs Friday, July 4, 2014 from Pier 3, San Francisco, CA at 7:00p.m. 1 (888) 979-7116.
Fourth of July Celebration at The PIER - PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family featuring musical entertainment, activities, and fireworks. The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay at approximately 9:30p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014. Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. (415) 705-5500.
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Taste the Red White and Blue: Alameda County Fair - Enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 9:45pm with non-stop, razzle-dazzle fireworks set to music and a cool video tribute to Alameda County. Friday, July 4, 2014. 11a.m. - 11p.m.
Alameda Mayor's Fourth of July Parade - One of the longest parades in the nation starts at Lincoln Ave. and Park St., Alameda, CA. Friday, July 4, 2014. ABC7's VERY OWN MICHAEL FINNEY WILL BE THE PARADE'S GRAND MARSHAL! Race starts at 9:45a.m., parade starts at 10a.m. (510) 633-9550.
4th of July at Berkeley Marina - Fireworks over the water from the end of the Berkeley Pier begin at 9:30pm. Live entertainment all day, face painting, arts and crafts, Adventure Playground, dragon boat rowing, and food. Friday, July 4, 2014. 12pm - 10pm. 201 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710. (510) 548-5335.
Fourth of July Dinner 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. Friday, July 4, 2014. 6p.m. - 11p.m. Boarding at 6 p.m. 2394 Mariners Square Dr. Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 337-9000.
Craneway Pavillion on the Richmond Waterfront
Sixth Annual Target Independence Day Celebration Featuring Oakland East Bay Symphony and Fireworks - Live music, food and fireworks at 9:15p.m.! Patriotic music will accompanying the City of Richmond's spectacular fireworks display over the water. Doors open at 6:30p.m. and the Oakland East Bay Symphony concert begins at 8p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs.Thursday, July 3, 2014. 6p.m. - 11p.m. Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804.
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. Friday, July 4, 2014. Parade routes starts at 10a.m. from the Library to City Hall via Paseo Padre.
Jack London Square
Annual July 4th Festival of Family Fun - Festivities include performers, family activities, petting zoo, Lego jeep, face painting, crafts, treats, drinks and music for all to enjoy! Friday, July 4, 2014. 11a.m. - 4p.m.. Broadway and 1st St. Oakland, CA 94607. (510) 645-9292.
4th of July Family Fun Fireworks Celebration - Fireworks from the Parking Garage and more details to be announced. Friday, July 4, 2014. (925) 373-1795.
USS Hornet Museum
Celebrate JULY 4th onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET - View of surrounding fireworks displays begins around 9:15pm 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. Friday, July 4, 2014, 11a.m. - 10p.m.. 707 W. Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501. (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. Friday, July 4, 2014, 7:30p.m. - 10:30p.m. Yacht docks at Clay St., Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. (510) 627-1215.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Antioch - Contra Costa Fairgrounds
Antioch's 4th of July Parade, Festivities and Fireworks - Parade, car show, live music all day, carnival rides, roller derby demonstration, food, games and fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m.! The whole town celebrates this day-long event. Friday, July 4, 2014. (925) 757-4400.
Cerrito Vista Park
2014 City of El Cerrito and worldOne 4th of July Festival - Celebrate Independence Day in El Cerrito and the annual admission-free family-friendly event. Live entertainment, art, and tasty food! Friday, July 4, 2014 10a.m. - 7p.m. Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Celebrating Clayton's Milestones: Clayton's 2014 Fourh of July Parade - Help celebrate Clayton's 50th year as a city! City parade on Friday, July 4, 2014 10a.m. - 12p.m. Oak Street, Clayton, California 94517. (925) 565-0830.
July 4th Parade - Hometown event attracts over 40,000 each year. The parade route runs from the corner of Hartz Avenue and Railroad Avenue, continues down Hartz and San Ramon Valley Boulevard, and ends at the corner of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Sycamore Valley Road. Friday, July 4, 2014 9a.m. - 12:30p.m. 400 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526.
Mt. Diablo High School
1st Annual 4th of July Festival - An day full of events in Concord: 5k run, parade, picnic, kids carninval, food booths and live entertainment! Fireworks begin at 9p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014. 4p.m. - 10p.m. 2450 Grant St. Concord, CA 94520 (Only 3 Blocks from Todos Santos Plaza). (925) 695-7268.
Parade, Pancake Breakfast, flag raising ceremony, live music games and more! Friday, July 4, 2014 7:30am - 1:30pm. Parade begins at 10am. Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563.
Independence Day Fireworks - Celebrate Independence Day on the Pittsburg Waterfront this year! Fireworks will begin at dusk. Friday, July 4, 2014. 51 Marina Boulevard. Pittsburg, California 94565. (925) 252-4860.
38th 4th of July Celebration: Hats Off To America - Fireworks begin around 9p.m. Firecracker 5K Fun Run at 8am, parade at 9:30am, fun at at the park at 10:30am, entertainment, games and more. Friday, July 4, 2014. Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, CA 94523.
Live entertainment, food, games, activities and fireworks show at dusk! Free admission. Friday, July 4, 2014. El Portal Soccer Field. 2600 Moraga Road, San Pablo, CA. (510) 215-3084.
San Ramon Central Park
Live music, dancing, patriotic celebration, and salute to local veterans. Friday, July 4, 2014 4:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583. (925) 973-3200.
Benicia's City Park
Fireworks start at around 9p.m. at the foot of First Street. Enjoy arts, crafts, hot food, live entertainment, and children's activities throughout the day. Friday, July 4, 2014 12p.m. - 7p.m. 250 E L St., Benicia, California 94510.
Fairfield Main Street
Independence Day Parade - Parade along Texas street from Taylor to Union. 10a.m. - 1p.m. Flag-waving, music, car exhibits, and local clubs all in honor of the USA. Friday, July 4, 2014. Texas St., Fairfield, CA. (707) 422-0103.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
July 4th Fest - Fireworks, park activities, roller coasters and rides. Friday, July 4 thru Sunday, July 6, 2014. 1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94589.
Independence Day Celebration- Fireworks over the Waterfront at 9:15p.m. Ferris wheel, giant slide, rock wall, live entertainment and more! Friday, July 4, 2014 beginning at 11am. Harbor Plaza, 558 Solano St, Suisun City, CA 94585.
Music, food, crafts and fireworks at dusk in Historic Downtown Vacaville. Friday, July 4, 2014. 5:00p.m. - 9:30p.m. Andrews Park, Vacaville, CA 95688.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Children's parade begins at 10a.m. at Memorial Park. Pancake breakfast, flag raising, live entertainment, and food! Friday, July 4, 2014. 7a.m. - 5p.m. Memorial Park Amphitheatre and Blackberry Farm. Cupertino, CA. (408) 777-3120.
Independence Day BBQ/Salute to Military Heroes - Celebrate 4th of July with Gilroy Gardens at their All-You-Can-Eat BBQ served in South County Picnic Grove! Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 6, 2014. 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020.
Milpitas Sports Center Complex
"Red, White and Boom" Concert & Fireworks Show featuring "Pacific Soul"
Fireworks begin at 9:15p.m. Before the concert and food trucks at 6p.m., have some pool party fun at the Milpitas Sports Center pools. Friday, July 4, 2014. 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. (408) 586-3210.
Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
Destination America - Patriotic singing, parade, entertainment and fireworks on the green at around 9:30p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014. 16500 Condit Rd, Morgan Hill, CA.
San Jose Downtown
Centennial Fireworks by the San Jose Rotary - Enjoy this free, family-friendly event with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30p.m. after dusk. Friday, July 4, 2014. Discovery Meadow. 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110.
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. Friday, July 4, 2014. Parade starts 10a.m. at Lincoln High School parking lot at 555 Dana Avenue. Festival located at The Alameda between Hanchett and Hester Ave. (408) 436-8581.
Santa Clara's Central Park
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. (408) 615-3140.
Annual concert and fireworks spectacular celebrating American Journeys! Epic music leads up to fireworks accompanied by the orchestra. Friday, July 4, 2014. 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA. (415) 864-6000.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Roaring Camp Railroads
Fun-filled day of games, live music and all-American barbecue. Friday, July 4, 2014. 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, California 95018. (831) 335-4484.
Skypark in Scotts Valley
Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and Fireworks - Fireworks scheduled to begin at 9:15pm. Celebration opens at 3p.m. with a parade along Scotts Valley Drive. BBQ, music games, petting zoo and much more follow at Skypark. Friday, July 4, 2014 3p.m. - 10p.m. Scotts Valley, CA (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. Friday, July 4, 2014. 11a.m. - 4p.m. Hwy. 1, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. (831) 426-0505.
The 4th of July Parade begins at 2 p.m. in Downtown Watsonville. Friday, July 4, 2014.
SAN MATEO COUNTY
Burgess Park, Menlo Park
4th of July Parade and Celebration - The annual parade starts at 11:45a.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 music, carnival games, food and more! Friday, July 4th, 2014. 11:45a.m.- 3p.m. Burgess Park, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025. (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, parade and grand fireworks display! Friday, July 4th, 2014. 8 a.m.- 9:45p.m. (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. Friday, July 4th, 2014 10a.m. - 4p.m. FrontierLand Park, Pacifica, CA 94044. (650) 738-7381.
Mitchell Park, Palo Alto
33rd 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! Free admission. Friday, July 4, 2014 12p.m. - 5p.m. (Chili tasting starts at 1:30pm). Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA. (650) 463-4921.
Through the Eyes of a Child - Parade, food, arts, crafts, entertainment, bands and kids area. Parade starts at 10a.m. and the festival starts at 9a.m. Friday, July 4th, 2014. 9a.m. - 5p.m. Main St. and Marshall St., Redwood City, CA 94063. (650) 365-1825.
Corte Madera Town Park
Parade will leave Redwood High School at 10:30a.m. and ends at the Corte Madera Town Center. Most of the activities will be held at Corte Madera Town Park. There will be food, entertainment from "Reckless In Vegas", children activities, fine art, photography, pottery, wine charms, candles, clothing, jewelry, glassware and much more. Friday, July 4, 2014 9a.m. - 5p.m. Corte Madera Town Park, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94924. (415) 924-0441.
Gabrielson Park in Sausalito
July 4th Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza - Fireworks begin at 9:20p.m. The parade
through town begins at 10a.m. at the intersection of Second and Main Street and ends at Dunphy Park. 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 (6:30pm - 9:30pm). Friday, July 4, 2014. Table reservations: 415-289-4152.
Marin County Fair
The Happiest Place On Earth - Fireworks fill the Marin skies every evening July 3 through July 7 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.
The parade begins at 10a.m. and the streets fill with classic cars, color guards, festive floats, music bands and more! Friday, July 4, 2014. Grant Ave. Between Reichert and 7th Avenue, Novato, CA 94945. (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 8p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014. 21 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920. (415) 435-2131.
Napa County Fair and Fireworks
Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Enjoy art, music, parade, special displays, and more! Friday, July 4, 2014. 1435 North Oak Street, Calistoga, CA 94515. (707) 942-5111.
Napa Valley Wine Train
See fireworks from a train with an elegant gourmet meal. Friday, July 4, 2014. 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559. 1(800) 427-4124.
Cloverdale High School Football Field
Cloverdale Lion's Pyrospectacular - The Lion's Club sponsors the annual fireworks show beginning at 9p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014.
Independence Day Celebration - Festivities start at 10a.m. with a craft fair followed by BBQ, music, kids activities and block party in downtown. Fireworks begin at dusk. Thursday, July 3, 2014. (707) 869-9000.
Petaluma 4th of July Fireworks - Enjoy live music, food booths and other entertainment with the fireworks show at the Sonoma Fairgrounds.
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! Veteran's Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, (across from the fair grounds) Santa Rosa, CA 95404.(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. Thursday, July 3, 2014 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 Judy Collins followed by a fireworks display across the Sonoma County skies. Friday, July 4, 2014. 7:30p.m. 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. (866) 955-6040.
Windsor: Keiser Park
Windsor Kaboom Independence Day - Live concert, food, wine, kid zones and family fun! Thursday, July 3, 2014.