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San Francisco — 4th of July

Fourth of July Waterfront Festival

— Pier 39, Beach Street, The Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf

Party 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. Fireworks can be seen from Aquatic Park and mid-bay near Alcatraz, between Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

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415-705-5500
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.

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415-673-2900
Red and White Fleet's 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Hornblower Yacht 4th July Fireworks Cruises — Pier 33, Embarcadero, S.F.
Watch the 4th July Fireworks Show from the middle of San Francisco Bay aboard a Hornblower Yacht. Reservations recommended.

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415-483-4044
1-888-979-7020
Hornblower Yacht 4th July Fireworks Cruises on San Francisco Bay

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Peninsula — 4th of July

Foster City "Fourth of July Celebration"
Leo Ryan Park (corner of Shell and Hillsdale Blvd.), Foster City. Fun day-long 4th of July festivities include Live Entertainment, Arts& Crafts, 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.

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650-286-3380
Foster City 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Show

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Redwood City Parade, Festival & Fireworks
Downtown Redwood City and Port of Redwood City

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Redwood City Festival, Parade and Fireworks
650-365-1825

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South Bay — Silicon Valley

Mountain View — Shoreline Amphitheater
"San Francisco Symphony with Fireworks"

— 4th 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).

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4th of July Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony
(Tickets on sale thru' livenation.com)

650-967-3000


San Jose
— 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!

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408-436-8581
San Jose Rose, White & Blue Parade and Festival


Santa Clara 4th July
— City of Santa Clara 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

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408-615-3140
Santa Clara 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks

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California's Great America Independence Weekend
Celebration & Fireworks

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California's 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.

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Morgan Hill Freedom Fest

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Coastside — 4th of July

Aptos (Santa Cruz County)
— 4th of July Parade & Celebration and "The World's Shortest Parade"

Family Fun! Food, entertainment, games, arts & crafts... and more.
Free admission. 7:30am-4:30pm.

NO Fireworks

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831-688-1467
Aptos Fourth of July Parade & Celebration


Half Moon Bay 4th of July Festivities TBD
Celebrate 4th of July in downtown Half Moon Bay.
12 noon - 4th of July Parade down Main Street, Half Moon Bay. Other festivities TBD.

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650-726-8380
Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce & Visitors' Bureau


Scotts Valley (Santa Cruz County)
— 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Display

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831-440-5600
Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Display

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North Bay — 4th of July

Sausalito 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 the entire family!  

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415-289-4100
Sausalito Fourth of July Parade. Picnic & Fireworks Extravaganza


Marin 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!

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415-499-6800
Marin County Fair & Fireworks Show

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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 Cities.

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415-924-0441
Corte 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.

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Novato's Fourth of July Parade


Napa Valley/Sonoma County

Napa Valley
— Yountville 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Call Veterans Home for Updates

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Veterans Home Yountville — 707-944-4600; 707-944-4541; 800-404-8387
Yountville Chamber of Commerce — 707-944-0904
Town of Yountville — 707-944-8851 (Recreation)


Sonoma County
— Sonoma County's Annual Fireworks Show

July 4— Santa Rosa
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!

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707-578-7800
Sonoma County Fair "Red, White & Boom!"

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All-American "4th of July" Gifts

Fun "Blinking" 4th of July and American Gifts


East 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.

Enjoy Marching Bands, Floats, Antique Cars, Cub Scouts 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!

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510-263-9399
Alameda 4th of July Parade


Antioch 4th of July Parade
Antioch's 4th of July
Celebration takes place in its historic waterfront Rivertown District.

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Antioch 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. Parade includes Live 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 and Military).
Fireworks Show takes place at the foot of First Street. Enjoy the view from the First Street Green at the Waterfront Promenade. Free admission.

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707-745-9791
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.

Fireworks Display lasts approximately 30 minutes. Fireworks are launched from the Berkeley Pier at the foot of University Avenue, but will 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.

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Fourth of July at Berkeley Marina
City of Berkeley — 510-548-5335

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July 4 — Concord 4th of July Celebration, Parade & Fireworks
Enjoy Concord's 4th of July Celebration Parade, Festival and spectacular evening Fireworks.

925-671-3464
Concord 4th of July


July 4 — Danville - Kiwani's 4th July Parade
Parade runs from the corner of Hartz Avenue and Railroad Avenue, continues down Hartz 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 and join in the fun! 

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925-791-2633
Kiwani's 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.

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Fremont 4th of July Parade


Livermore 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
Family Fun, Fireworks, Arts & Crafts, Food and Live Entertainment

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925-373-1795
Livermore 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

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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.

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925-888-7050
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.

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866-295-9853
4th 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 music. 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 own fireworks.

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510-521-8448
Celebrate 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 Lake Chabot.

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707-643-6722
More Info on Vallejo Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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Mendocino

Mendocino 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.

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Mendocino Coast 4th of July Parade, Festivities & Fireworks Display


Lake Tahoe

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.

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775-588-5900 / 800-288-2463
South Lake Tahoe's Star Spangled Fourth "Lights on the Lake"
and Fun North Shore Events, Parades & Fireworks

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