Bay Area Fourth of July Fireworks and Events 2016

4th of July fireworks displays lit up the skies all over the Bay Area in 2015! From parades to concerts, thanks for sharing your celebration photos with ABC7! Use this page to explore past events near you or in other counties. We plan on updating this page for 2016 by June 1st. Here are some transit resources to help you get around during the holiday weekend.

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Entercom Radio and ABC7 Presents: The July 4th Firework Spectacular
Enjoy one of Northern California's largest fireworks displays at the 29th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! The San Francisco Symphony will feature a special tribute to The Sound of Music on July 4th, 2015, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Shoreline Amphitheatre. (650)967-4040.

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 Saturday, July 4, 2015 from Pier 41 in San Francisco 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
The Exploratorium is open on Independence Day Holiday. Monday, July 6, 2015 10 a.m. - 5p.m. Pier 15, San Francisco. (415) 528-4444.

Fillmore District
The Fillmore Jazz Festival - Free live jazz music, arts and crafts, and gourmet food. Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5, 2015 10a.m. - 6p.m. RAIN OR SHINE. Fillmore St. between Jackson & Eddy, San Francisco, CA. (800) 310-6563.

Fisherman's Wharf
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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. You can enjoy them from Aquatic Park, PIER 39, or Ghirardelli Square.

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. 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 Saturday, July 4, 2015 from Pier 3, San Francisco, CA at 7 p.m, boards at 6 p.m. (415) 788-8866.

Pier 39
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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. (415) 705-5500.


Alameda County Fairgrounds
Alameda County Fair's 4th of July Rockin' Fireworks - Show begins at 9:30 p.m. set to music performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, along with a Salute to Hometown Heroes on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Best viewing at the Grandstand area

Alameda Mayor's Fourth of July Parade - One of the longest parades in the nation starts at Lincoln Ave. and Park St., Alameda, CA. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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.

Berkeley Marina
4th of July at Berkeley Marina - Fireworks over the water from the end of the Berkeley Pier begin at 9:30 p.m. Live entertainment all day, face painting, arts and crafts, Adventure Playground, dragon boat rowing, and food. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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.

Commodore Events
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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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
Independence Eve Celebration featuring Oakland East Bay Symphony and Fireworks - Live music, 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. and the Oakland East Bay Symphony concert begins at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Friday, July 3, 2015. 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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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 - Festivities include performers, family activities, petting zoo, Lego jeep, face painting, crafts, treats, drinks and music for all to enjoy! Saturday, July 4, 2015. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.. Broadway and 1st St. Oakland, CA 94607. For more information please call (510)645-9292.

Livermore Downtown
4th of July Red, White & Boom Fireworks and Block Party - Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015. For more information please call (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. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12 noon - 10 p.m. Family activities will be available from 2 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.

USS Potomac
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. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 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.


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, 2015. (925) 757-4400.

Cerrito Vista Park
2015 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, art, and tasty food! Friday, July 3, 2015 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

Clayton's Rockin' on the 4th! - City parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015 10a.m. - 12p.m. 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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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.

Parade, Pancake Breakfast, flag raising ceremony, live music games and more! Saturday, July 4, 2015 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563.

Pittsburg Waterfront
Independence Day Fireworks - Celebrate Independence Day on the Pittsburg Waterfront! Fireworks will begin at dusk. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 51 Marina Boulevard. Pittsburg, California 94565. (925) 252-4860.

Pleasant Hill
Celebrating America's Story - Fireworks begin around 9 p.m. Firecracker 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m., fun at the park at 10:30 a.m. , entertainment, games and more. Saturday, July 4, 2015. Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, CA 94523.

San Pablo
Live entertainment, food, games, activities and fireworks show at dusk! Free admission. Saturday, July 4, 2015. El Portal Soccer Field. 2600 Moraga Road, San Pablo, CA. For more information please call (510)215-3084.

San Ramon Central Park
Live music, dancing, patriotic celebration, and salute to local veterans. Additional parking will be available at Iron Horse Middle School. Saturday, July 4, 2015 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
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. Saturday, July 4, 2015 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. 10a.m. - 1p.m. Flag-waving, music, car exhibits, and local clubs all in honor of the USA. Saturday, July 4, 2015. Texas St., Fairfield, CA. (707) 422-0103.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
July 4th Fest - Fireworks, park activities, roller coasters and rides. Saturday, July 4 thru Monday, July 6, 2015. 1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94589.

Suisun City
Independence Day Celebration- Fireworks over the Waterfront at 9:15 p.m. Ferris wheel, giant slide, rock wall, live entertainment and more! Saturday, July 4, 2015 beginning at 11 a.m. Harbor Plaza, 558 Solano St, Suisun City, CA 94585. For more information please call (707)421-7309.

Downtown Vacaville
4th of July Concert and FireworksMusic, food, crafts and fireworks at dusk in Historic Downtown Vacaville. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 5:00p.m. - 9:30p.m. Andrews Park, Vacaville, CA 95688. For more information please call (707)451-2100.


Children's parade begins at 10a.m. at Memorial Park. Pancake breakfast, flag raising, live entertainment, and food! Saturday, July 5, 2015. 7a.m. - 5p.m. Memorial Park Amphitheatre and Blackberry Farm. Cupertino, CA. (408) 777-3120.

Gilroy Gardens
Independence Day Farmer's Market - Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Celebrate 4th of July with Gilroy Gardens at their farmer's market event! Discover farm-fresh produce, herbs, and artisanal foods, including more than 20 varieties of unique and heirloom garlic varieties. Located in the City Hall parking lot, Rosanna & 7th Street, Gilroy. Starts at 9 a.m. and carries on until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 4 2015. 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, 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 $ 2 per person until 4 p.m. 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). Saturday, July 4, 2015. 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. For more information please call (408)586-3210.

Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
Destination America - Patriotic singing, parade, entertainment and fireworks on the green at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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.

San Jose Downtown
New Century of Service - Enjoy this free, family-friendly event with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30p.m. after dusk. Saturday, July 4, 2015. Discovery Meadow. 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110.

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.

Shoreline Amphitheatre
Entercom Radio and ABC7 Presents: The July 4th Firework Spectacular - Enjoy one of Northern California's largest fireworks displays at the 29th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! The San Francisco Symphony will feature a special tribute to The Sound of Music on July 4th, 2015, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Shoreline Amphitheatre. (650)967-4040.


Roaring Camp Railroads
Fun-filled day of games, live music and all-American barbecue. Also there is a Moonlight Train Dinner Party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hwy. 1, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. For more information please call (831)426-0505.

Watsonville Downtown
The 4th of July Parade begins at 2 p.m. in Downtown Watsonville. To participate in this year's parade, the registration deadline for cars and bicycles are July 1st. Saturday, July 4, 2015.


Burgess Park, Menlo Park
4th of July Parade and Celebration - The annual parade starts at 11:45 a.m. and the celebration after the parade is from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.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! 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. starting June 1st. Saturday, July 4th, 2015. 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, parade and grand fireworks display! Saturday, July 4th, 2015. 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. Saturday, July 5, 2015 10a.m. - 4p.m. FrontierLand Park, Pacifica, CA 94044. (650) 738-7381.

Mitchell Park, Palo Alto
34th 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. To participate as a chef, there will be a mandatory cooks meeting for any new teams which will be held on Thursday evening June 18th from 7-8 p.m. There is no fee. However, you will be required to pay a $50 refundable deposit fee for your booth. Entry forms and deposits must be submitted by June 10. Saturday, July 4, 2015 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Chili tasting starts at 1:30 p.m.). Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA. For more information please call (650)329-2350.

Redwood City, California
4th of July Celebration in Redwood City, California - 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 Parade at 10 a.m. At 12 p.m. there will be a concert in the square with Marshall Law Band as well as a concert by Livewire at 7 p.m. The firework show starts at 9:30 p.m.! For more information please call (650) 365-1825.


Corte Madera Town Park
Parade will leave Redwood High School at 10 a.m. and ends at the Corte Madera Town Center. Registration will be from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. There will also be an Art Fair that will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Saturday, July 4,2015 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 12 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. with fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015. For more information please call (415)289-4152.

Marin County Fair
The Happiest Place On Earth - Fireworks fill the Marin skies every evening July 1st through July 5th 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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559. For more information please call 1(800)427-4124.


Bodega Harbour Yacht Club
Independence Day Celebration - Celebrate Independence Day with your family at the Bodega Harbour Yacht Club! This event starts at 7 p.m. with dinner scheduled to serve at 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children between 7-12 , and free entry for children under 6. Tickets include entry to event, BBQ buffet, free parking, live music, and a cash bar. Limited seating available so make sure to call (707)875-3513 for more information, as well as seat reservations. In addition, Bodega Harbour is hosting a golf course contest with prizes on the 4th of July! Entry costs will be $65 per player , plus an option to receive a $15 off coupon for future rounds. Friday, July 3, 2015 and Saturday, July 4, 2015. Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Cloverdale High School Football Field
Cloverdale Lion's Pyrospectacular - The Lion's Club sponsors the annual fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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. Friday, July 3, 2015. 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. Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Santa Rosa
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. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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. 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. Tickets start at $20. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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. Friday, July 3, 2015.
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