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Looking for 4th of July parades, celebrations and fireworks displays? Check out our Bay Area 4th of July events guide to make the most of the holiday weekend!

 

EAST BAY

4th of July Berkeley Marina
Where: Berkeley, Berkeley Marina
When: July 4, noon – 10 p.m.
What: A fun, family day at the Marina.  Food trucks and booths, handmade crafts, free dragon boat rowing from 12-5 p.m., massages, live pony rides and carnival rides near Skates, an inflatable bouncy area, mini-train rides, giant slides, and water bubble ball rides all culminating in the grand fireworks over the water from the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:35 p.m. which are presented by the City of Berkeley. Live entertainment from 12-9 p.m..
Cost: Free. $15 parking.
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Fremont’s 4th of July Parade
Where: Downtown District of Fremont, starting at the Library and ending just past Capitol.
When: July 4, 10 a.m.-noon
What: A mile-long parade featuring creative floats, specialty units, marching musical units and celebrity guests!
Cost: Free.
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Picnic in the Park and Fireworks
Where: Benicia, Benicia City Park
When: July 4, noon – 7 p.m., Fireworks at 9 p.m.
What: A family-friendly event filled with arts and crafts, food, live entertainment, kid's activities and a fireworks show later in the evening.
Cost: Free.
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Watch A's Fireworks From the Field
Where: O.co Coliseum
When: July 3, after the A's play the Mariners
What: Salute to Armed Forces Fireworks. 
Cost: Included with game day ticket.
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Celebrate Concord 4th of July
Where: Downtown Concord, Todos Santos Plaza
When: July 4, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
What: 5K/Kids run at 8:00 a.m., parade at 10:00 a.m., festival at 4:00 p.m. and fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, except for 5K race -- see website for entry fees.
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A Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration!
Where: Albany, Memorial Park
When: July 4, noon – 4 p.m.
What: Fun for the whole family with local food trucks, live music by Bill Evans & Friends (12-1 p.m.), Albany Lions watermelon eating contest (1:10-1:35 p.m.), beard & mustache contest (1:40-1:55 p.m.), free ice cream (1:55 p.m.), the 5th annual diaper derby (2 p.m., register by 1:30 p.m. day of), reptile show (2:30-3:10 p.m.), car show (12-3 p.m.) and family games (3:30-4 p.m.)!
Cost: Free, Kids can purchase a Fun Band for $5 for unlimited use of kids' activities.
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Alameda County Fair 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. off Bernal Ave., Grandstand area
When: July 4, 9:30 p.m.
What: Fireworks set to music performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony.
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City of Alameda Mayor's Fourth of July Parade
Where: Starts at Park Street & ends on Webster Street
When: July 4, race at 9 a.m., parade at 10 a.m.
What: 5K R.A.C.E. run/walk through Alameda before the parade and along the longest parade route in the country!
Cost: Free for spectators, R.A.C.E. registration fee $15-$30.
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City of El Cerrito & worldOne July 4th Festival
Where:El Cerrito, Cerrito Vista Park
When: July 4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
What: Live entertainment on the main stage, arts and crafts vendors, food, children's fun area with carnival games, jump houses and rides.
Cost: Free.
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Kiwanis Danville July 4th Parade
Where: Danville, Hartz and Railroad avenues to San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Sycamore Valley Road
When: July 4, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
What: A parade benefiting local community organizations. This year's parade theme is "Kids on Bikes. Safe, Smart and Healthy".
Cost: Free.
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Fourth of July Beach Party
Where: San Ramon, Central Park Amphitheater, 12501 Alcosta Blvd.
When: July 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
What: Retro beach party concert in the park. Tons of music, room to picnic and beach themed activities for the kids.
Cost: Free.
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Orinda July 4th Parade
Where: Orinda, Orinda Community Park and Community Center on Orinda Way
When: July 4, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Parade at 10 a.m.
What: Pancake breakfast, flag-raising ceremony, fun run, parade, live music, food, games and booths in the park following the parade.
Cost: Free.
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Pleasant Hill July 4th Celebration
Where: Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill Park
When: July 4, 5k at 8 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m., fun in the park at 10:30 a.m., fireworks 9 p.m.
What: Firecracker 5k run followed by a parade and fun at the park including games, contests, food, live music and a fireworks display in the evening
Cost: Free, registration fee for 5K race.
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Martinez 4th of July Parade
Where: Downtown Martinez, Main Street
When: July 4, pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., flag-raising ceremony at 9:00 a.m., parade at 10 a.m.
What: A flag-raising ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Building and pancake breakfast followed by a hometown parade down Main Street
Cost: Free.
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Suisun City Independence Day Spectacular
Where: Suisun City, Harbor Plaza in the Waterfront District
When: July 4, 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
What: Live music, craft vendors, family entertainment and a huge fireworks display over the waterfront.
Cost: Free.
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4th of July Red, White & Boom Fireworks & Block Party
Where: Downtown Livermore 
When: July 4, 4 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
What: Family fun, restaurant and shopping specials and more. Fieworks in the evening.
Cost: Free; Parking fee is $20
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SOUTH BAY

California's Great America Fireworks
Where: California's Great America, Santa Clara
When: July 3 and 4
What: The fireworks show will begin after dusk.
Cost: Included with park admission; free for past or current military service members.
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Rotary Club Centennial Fireworks
Where: Downtown San Jose, Discovery Meadow
When: July 4, 9:30 p.m.
What: The fireworks show will begin after dusk.
Cost: Free.
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Rose, White & Blue Parade
Where: San Jose, Rose Garden neighborhood to The Alameda
When: July 4, 10 a.m.
What: A family-style parade with live bands, dance groups, floats, and antique cars. The theme this year is "San Jose State University". A picnic with food and drinks from local restaurants will take place following the parade under the trees on The Alameda along with live music.
Cost: Free.
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Morgan Hill Freedom Fest: Parade and Fireworks On The Green
Where: Morgan Hill, Fourth and Monterey Road
When: July 4, parade begins at 10:00 a.m., fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m.
What: The 139th 4 of July Parade. This year's theme is "The Great American Road Trip". Throughout the day there will also be a Freedom Run, car cruise n' show and family music fest. Later, entertainment kicks off at 5 p.m. with the soulful R&B and Jazz vocal stylings of local favorite David Johnson.
Cost: Free. Event fees for run and car show apply. Fireworks parking $10.
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Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
Where: Santa Cruz, Skypark on Scotts Valley Drive
When: July 4, Parade at 3 p.m., Festivities at 4 p.m., Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
What: A parade followed by festivities in the park and a fireworks show in the evening
Cost: Advance tickets $6, at the door $8 (4 & under free).
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Fourth of July at Shoreline
Where: Mountain View, Shoreline Amphitheatre
When: July 4, 8 p.m.
What: Music performed by the San Francisco Symphony and a fireworks show accompanied by the Orchestra with a special tribute to "The Sound of Music".
Cost: Open seating $24, upper seating $24-$29, lower seating starts at $35. Parking is $10.
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Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Where: Santa Cruz, Wilder Ranch State Park
When: July 4, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
What: A 1900’s style Independence Day celebration including a family parade at noon, games, children’s crafts, live music, living history demonstrations, historic speeches and flag-raising. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Cost: Free.
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City of Milpitas 4th of July Celebration
Where: Milpitas, Milpitas Sports Center 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd.
When: July 4, pool party from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Concert and Fireworks Show from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
What: “Waiving the Red, White & Blue” Pool Party starts at 1 p.m. with music, games, and food available for purchase.  "Red, White & Boom" Concert and Fireworks Show opens its gates at 5 p.m. with fireworks beginning at 9:15 p.m.
Cost:  $2 for pool party, $3 for concert and fireworks show (ages 2 and up).
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NORTH BAY

Marin County Fair
Where: San Rafael, 10 Avenue of the Flags
When: July 1 – 5, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
What: Features leading-edge exhibits, hands-on family activities, concerts, rides, farm animals and fireworks every night. Concerts by: Aaron Neville, Pablo Cruise,  The Marshall Tucker Band, Judy Collins
Cost: See website.
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Petaluma 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
Where: 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds
When: July 4, 5 - 10 p.m.; Fireworks after 9 p.m.
What: Enjoy family games, live music, food and drink from local vendors.
Cost: $5
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Sausalito 4th of July Festivities
Where: Sausalito, events at Second and Main Streets ending at Dunphy Park. Fireworks at Gabrielson Park.
When: July 4, 10 a.m., Fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
What: Parade followed by food, dancing, family games, tug-of-war and famous traditional egg toss. A fireworks display set to music on Radio Sausalito 1610 AM or Comcast Cable Channel 30 will take place at Gabrielson Park later in the evening.
Cost: Parade and activities are free, Fireworks table reservations for 6 are $120-$130.
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Novato 4th of July Parade
Where: Novato, Grant Avenue
When: July 4, 10 a.m.
What: A parade featuring classic cars, vintage military vehicles, color guards, festive floats and music bands
Cost: Free.
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Red, White & Boom! 2013
Where: Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
When: July 4, 3:30 p.m.  Fireworks show at 9:37 p.m.
What: Live music from local bands, food vendors, kids' activities including jump houses, face painting and clowns, and a fireworks display synced to music from KZST 100.1 FM
Cost: $5-$50, Free for children under 5. $5 parking.
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Corte Madera/Larkspur 4th of July Parade and Celebration
Where: Larkspur and Corte Madera, Parade at Redwood High School, Festivities at Corte Madera Town Center
When: July 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What: Fun in the park including entertainment, food, children’s activities and a large selection of artists and local crafters featuring fine art, photography, pottery, clothing, jewelry, glassware and more. The parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. beginning at Redwood High School and ending at the Corte Madera Town Center.
Cost: Free.
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Guerneville Fireworks
Where: Downtown Guerneville's Main Street, 1st Street, the Guerneville Plaza and the Historic Bridge
When: July 4, Fireworks after dusk
What: 100 percent community-funded fireworks show. Experience the fireworks and enjoy the restaurants, shopping, live music and rotary BBQ.
Cost: Free
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SAN FRANCISCO

Fillmore Jazz Festival
Where: San Francisco, Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets
When: July 4 and 5, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. rain or shine.
What: Celebrate a prosperous tradition of jazz, culture and cuisine, against the picturesque backdrop of Fillmore Street.
Cost: Free.
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5th Annual Red, White and Rose Celebration
Where: San Francisco, The Winery on Treasure Island
When: July 4, 6 p.m. – dark.
What: Tasting flight of award-winning wines and free parking on site. Wine will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Food available from local food trucks and carts. Walk over to the waterfront for fireworks at sundown.
Cost: $15 (includes parking).
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Fourth of July Premier Dinner Dance & Fireworks Cruise
Where: San Francisco Bay, departing from Pier 3
When: July 4, departs at 6:30 p.m. and docks at 11:00 p.m.
What: A cruise aboard the California Hornblower, a flagship yacht, with a four-course gourmet dinner, open premium bar with champagne and after dinner liquors, live entertainment, dancing and fireworks views. Book in advance.
Cost: Adult price ranges from $123.90-206.50, Free for children under 3.
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Fourth of July Celebration at The Pier
Where: San Francisco, Pier 39
When: July 4, noon – 10 p.m.
What: A day of musical entertainment and activities in the Entrance Plaza, a performance by Tainted Love at 5 p.m. and a fireworks display over the bay at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free.
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PENINSULA

Foster City Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Foster City, Leo Ryan Park
When: July 4, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
What: Family and dog parade, family games, live music, food, booths for local artists and children's rides. Fireworks show by the lagoon at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, Parking $10.
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Palo Alto Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off
Where: Palo Alto, Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive
When: July 4, Noon – 5 p.m.
What: A festival with live music, activities for children, food vendors, drinks and a chili cook-off starting at 1:30 p.m. New this year is the battle for "best overall ice cream".
Cost: Free.
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Redwood City 4th of July Parade, Festival, and Fireworks
Where: Redwood City, Downtown and the Port of Redwood City.
When: July 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., parade at 10:00 a.m.
What: Parade run 5K, pancake breakfast, chalk full of fun! event, festival, car show, concerts and fireworks!
Cost: 5K and event fees do apply, other events are free.
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Highlands 4th of July Parade & Celebration
Where: San Mateo, Highlands School
When: July 3, Bake sale and fireworks 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; July 4, Parade 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
What: This year's parade theme is "Come One, Come All". A foot race, food booth and midway games will also take place .
Cost: Free.
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Annual 4th of July Parade
Where: Half Moon Bay, Main Street
When: July 4, Parade 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. 
What: Annual Independence Day parade down Half Moon Bay's Main Street.
Cost: Free.
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Old Fashioned Fourth at History Museum
Where: Redwood City, San Mateo County History Museum.
When: July 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
What: Children invited to hand-crank homemade vanilla ice cream (and taste) and make traditional Indpendence Day crafts. 
Cost: Half-price admission, $2.50 adults, $1.50 seniors and students, free for kids 5 and under.
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Menlo Park's 4th of July Celebration
Where: Menlo Park, Parade starts at Santa Cruz & Chestnut. Events at Burgess Park.
When: July 4, 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
What: Fun-filled people parade. Come dressed in red, white and blue and decorate your bike or wagon. Celebration activities include carnival games jump houses, rock walls, crafts, face painting, laser tag, food and more.
Cost: Free, $7 wristband required forsome activities. 
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4th of July Celebration at Frontierland Park
Where: Pacifica, Frontierland Park
When: July 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
What: Pacifica's Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department hosts a fun day of crafts, games and music.
Cost: Free.
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