Bay Area cities celebrate the 4th of July

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The Bay Area is celebrating this 4th of July in more ways than one.

San Jose is gearing up for its fireworks show at Discovery Meadow Saturday night. The city revived the tradition last year after a decade of budget cutting and the recession.

The fireworks sparked a spirit of renewal in the city, but employee pay cuts and staffing shortages made it hard to spend public money on the spectacle. So members of the local Rotary Club stepped up to the plate and are once again funding the show.

Cupertino had to cancel their fireworks celebration after learning the show would come with a big water tab.

Due to the extreme drought conditions, the city would have had to pay more than $100,000 to spray water on the Cupertino High School field to prevent any damage.

Despite the cancellation, Cupertino will still have live music, food trucks and a children's parade later Saturday.

More than 40,000 people celebrate in Danville every 4th of July and this year was just as big and exciting.

The annual Kiwanis Parade started at 9 a.m. and there was lots of free entertainment, arts and crafts and a magical illusion show.

For the full list of Bay Area fireworks shows and events where you live, click here.

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