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Francisco — 4th of July
Fourth of July Waterfront Festival
— Pier 39, Beach Street,
at Pier 39 — Enjoy a FUN afternoon of
live entertainment, dancing and evening fireworks. Cheer on talented Street Performers, appearing throughout the day on Pier 39's stage (near the carousel).
Spectacular Fireworks over the Bay
9:30pm - Spectacular Fireworks extravaganza takes place over the bay following the concert (at approximately 9:30pm),
launched from barges off
Pier 39 and the Municipal Pier.
Park and mid-bay
39 and Fishermans
Wharf in San Francisco.
4th of July Waterfront Festival — Pier 39 Entertainment & Fireworks
July 4th Fireworks Cruises — Red and White Fleet
Cruise along the S.F.
Waterfront and see
San Francisco's amazing fireworks display from the middle
of the bay, aboard
the Red and White Ferry.
and White Fleet's 4th of July Fireworks Cruise
Yacht 4th July Fireworks Cruises — Pier 33, Embarcadero,
Watch the 4th July Fireworks Show from the middle
of San Francisco
Bay aboard a Hornblower Yacht. Reservations recommended.
Hornblower Yacht 4th July Fireworks Cruises on San Francisco Bay
Peninsula — 4th
Foster City "Fourth of July
Leo Ryan Park (corner
and Hillsdale Blvd.), Foster
City. Fun day-long 4th of July festivities include Live Entertainment,
Carnival Rides, Family Parade & Games,
Dog Show, Fireworks... and more!
— Fireworks Show over the Lagoon
9:30pm - Spectacular
Fireworks Show over the Foster City Lagoon.
Arrive early for the fireworks if
you want to get a good
view... it gets VERY crowded. Free admission.
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Show
City Parade, Festival & Fireworks
City and Port of Redwood City
City Festival, Parade and Fireworks
Bay — Silicon Valley
Mountain View — Shoreline
"San Francisco Symphony with Fireworks"
of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony
Don't miss this FUN 4th of July program featuring the amazing San Francisco Symphony. Fourth of July Concert starts at 8pm.
Rain or shine.
8pm - San Francisco Symphony Concert, followed by 4th
of July Fireworks Spectacular (accompanied by a medley
of Patriotic music performed by the SF Symphony).
4th of July Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony
(Tickets on sale thru' livenation.com)
— July 4th "Rose, White & Blue Parade and Festival"
San Jose's "Rose, White & Blue Parade & Festival" is held annually on the 4th of July — drawing more than 22,000 visitors every year. The old-fashioned family-style parade features live bands, dance groups, creative home-made floats, kids on bikes, antique cars... and more!
San Jose Rose, White & Blue Parade and Festival
Santa Clara 4th July
— City of Santa Clara 4th of
July Fireworks Extravaganza
Santa Clara 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks
Great America Independence Weekend
Celebration & Fireworks
Great America in Santa Clara
Morgan Hill — Freedom Fest, Parade & Fireworks
Celebrate Morgan Hill's Freedom Fest, 4th of July Parade & Fireworks. The parade, featuring marching bands and colorful floats, draws over 50,000 spectactors every year.
Morgan Hill Freedom Fest
Coastside — 4th
— 4th of July Parade & Celebration and "The
World's Shortest Parade"
Family Fun! Food, entertainment, games, arts & crafts...
Free admission. 7:30am-4:30pm.
Aptos Fourth of July Parade & Celebration
Half Moon Bay — 4th of July
Celebrate 4th of July in downtown Half Moon Bay.
12 noon - 4th of July Parade down Main Street, Half Moon Bay.
Other festivities TBD.
Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce & Visitors' Bureau
Scotts Valley (Santa Cruz County)
— 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Display
Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Display
Bay — 4th of July
Fourth of July Parade, Picnic & Fireworks Extravaganza
10am - Fourth of July Parade begins
on the corner of Second and Main, moves along Bridgeway
to Caledonia Street and ends at Dunphy Park, Sausalito. Floats,
Bands, Walking Clowns, Acrobats, Flowers, Balloons and Fun for
Sausalito Fourth of July Parade. Picnic & Fireworks Extravaganza
County Fair, Free Concerts & Fireworks Show
The Marin County Fair takes place at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael (North Bay). Fun Attractions, Contests, Special Exhibits,
Arts & Crafts, Carnival Rides, Farm Animals, Petting Zoo, Live
Entertainment (FREE Daily Concerts)... and more!
Marin County Fair & Fireworks
Corte Madera-Larkspur 4th
of July Parade "Sailing the the Twin Cities" & Celebration
Corte Madera and Larkspur
4th of July Festival and Hometown Parade for Marin's Twin
Madera-Larkspur Fourth of July Celebration & Parade
Novato's Annual Fourth
of July Parade
Novato's Fourth of July Parade is
the second-largest parade in the North
Bay — it attracts
between 15,000 and 20,000 spectators annually.
Fourth of July Parade
Napa Valley/Sonoma County
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
Call Veterans Home for Updates
Veterans Home Yountville — 707-944-4600; 707-944-4541; 800-404-8387
Chamber of Commerce — 707-944-0904
Town of Yountville — 707-944-8851 (Recreation)
County's Annual Fireworks Show
— Sonoma Valley Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade & Celebration
July 4— Sonoma County's "Red, White & Boom" Fireworks Show
Sonoma County Fair takes place at Sonoma Country Fairgrounds Carnival Area Lawn in Santa Rosa. Enjoy fun family-friendly activities,
attractions, contests, live entertainment, food
and beverages, kid's
activities... and more!
County Fair "Red, White & Boom!"
July 4 — Sonoma Valley Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade & Celebration
Parade begins at
10am and crosses the Plaza from First Street East and First Street West around the Plaza. Old-Fashioned 4th of July carnival takes place after the parade and runs thru' 5pm. Enjoy live entertainment, festival food, drinks, game booths and fun festivities for the whole family.
Sonoma Valley Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade & Celebration
All-American "4th of July" Gifts
4th of July and American Gifts
Bay — 4th of July
Alameda — Mayor's 4th
of July Parade
Alameda's "Mayor's 4th of July Parade" is
the second longest Independence Day Parade in the nation. And
at 3.3 miles, it's the longest route in the country, featuring
over 170 floats. More than 20,000
spectators turn out to see the parade every year.
on Bikes, Politicians,
Church Groups, Fez-Wearing Secret Societies, Gymnasts,
Dancers, Martial Arts Students, Banjo Pickers, Hula Dancers...
and more. Fun for the whole family!
4th of July Parade
Antioch 4th of
Antioch's 4th of July Celebration takes place in its historic waterfront Rivertown District.
4th of July Parade
July 4 — Benicia's Parade, Picnic and Fireworks
Benecia's Freedom Festival Torchlight
Parade stretches all the way down First Street.
Entertainment, Bands, Dancing, Floats, Decorated Horses, Clowns...
and more! July 4th festivities include Music and
Dance performances, Arts & Crafts, Food and Beverages, and
fun Kids Activities at Benicia City Park (located on First Street
Fireworks Show takes place at the
foot of First Street. Enjoy the view from the First Street Green
Picnic in the Park and 4th of July Fireworks
July 4 — Berkeley Marina 4th of July Fireworks & All-Day Festival
4th of July festivities are held every year at the Berkeley Marina and Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley,
California. Fun family day alcohol-free event. Activities include: Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts,
International Food Booths, Free
Dragon Boat Rides, Kids Adventure Playground, Children's Shows, and a Fireworks Show. Free admission.
lasts approximately 30 minutes. Fireworks
are launched from the Berkeley Pier at the foot of University
be visible from all over the Marina and elsewhere. Automobile
access is limited. Free valet bicycle parking. No cars in or out after
7pm. Dogs permitted on a leash.
Fourth of July at Berkeley Marina
of Berkeley — 510-548-5335
July 4 — Concord 4th of July Celebration, Parade & Fireworks
Enjoy Concord's 4th of July Celebration Parade, Festival and spectacular evening Fireworks.
4th of July
July 4 — Danville - Kiwani's
4th July Parade
Parade runs from the corner of Hartz Avenue and
San Ramon Valley Road and ends at the corner of San Ramon
Valley Road and Sycamore Valley Road. This popular
Parade typically attracts over 40,000 people. Come along
Danville's 4th July Parade
July 4 — Fremont 4th of July Parade
Fremont's patriotic Parade takes place in the Downtown District of Fremont (featuring the Niles District). Parade route — begins at State Street and Capitol Avenue, then proceeds on to Paseo Padre Parkway, Walnut Avenue, California Street, ending on Beacon Avenue.
Fremont 4th of July Parade
Livermore 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
Family Fun, Fireworks, Arts & Crafts, Food and Live Entertainment
Livermore 4th of July Celebration &
July 4 — Moraga "July 4th at the Commons Park" — Dog Parade & Fireworks
Celebrate Moraga's July 4th at the Commons Park. Festivities include the annual Dog Parade and evening Fireworks.
Moraga 4th of July Festivities
July 4 — Oakland's Jack
London Square "July 4th Family Fun Festival"
Oakland's "July 4th Family Fun Festival" takes place throughout Jack London Square.
of July Activities at Jack London Square
July 4th — Onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet in Alameda
Celebrate July 4th aboard the USS Hornet Museum at Pier
3, Alameda Point.
9:15pm - Fireworks display accompanied by Patriotic
Enjoy great views of Bay Area Fireworks
from the Flight Deck. Be sure to bring a warm jacket as it can get
quite chilly, especially
if the fog rolls in. Note: USS Hornet does NOT do their
July 4th Independence Day on the USS Hornet
July 4 — Vallejo Six Flags Discovery
Kingdom "4th of July Fireworks"
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is the only major Northern California
theme park to offer fireworks on Independence Day. For best fireworks
viewing, head to Chabot Stadium, alongside the park's beautiful
More Info on Vallejo Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Coast July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks
Mendocino 4th of July Parade,
Point Arena Street Fair & Fireworks and Independence Day Parade, World's Largest Salmon BBQ, and
Fireworks in Fort Bragg.
Coast 4th of July Parade, Festivities & Fireworks
Lake Tahoe — Star
Spangled Fourth - "Lights on the Lake" Fireworks
and Fun Independence Day Celebrations
— South Shore, Lake Tahoe
July 4 — "Lights on the Lake" Fireworks
See the largest synchronized Fireworks Display west
of the Mississippi.
"Lights on the Lake" is visible all over South Lake Tahoe; best views are from South Shore's paddle-wheelers or private boats; Nevada Beach (2 miles east of the casinos on Elk Point Road; Regan and El Dorado beaches (on the shore at Highway 50); and Edgewood-Tahoe (ticketed event) and adjacent Lakeside Beach.
775-588-5900 / 800-288-2463
Lake Tahoe's Star Spangled Fourth "Lights
on the Lake"
and Fun North Shore Events, Parades & Fireworks
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