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Bay Area Fourth of July Fireworks and Events 2013


Fourth of July fireworks Bay Area

Here's a list of Fourth of July fireworks displays, parades and events around the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out what is happening near you or explore events in other counties!

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Page last updated 1:30pm, July 4, 2013


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Alcatraz fireworks
Fourth of July Dinner Dance & Fireworks Cruise in San Francisco - Four-course seated dinner, open premium bar, fireworks, live bands and dancing, 6:30pm - 11pm. Thursday, July 4th , 2013. 1(800)-410-8233.

Blue and Gold Fleet fireworks
Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise - Music, fireworks, dancing, drinks and snacks. Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay. Sailings begins Thursday, July 4, 2013 from Pier 39 in San Francisco and Tiburon at 8pm. (415) 705-8200.

Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival - Free live jazz music, arts and crafts, and gourmet food. Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7, 2013 10am - 6pm RAIN OR SHINE. Fillmore St. between Jackson & Eddy, San Francisco, CA. (800) 310-6563.

Hornblower 4th of July cruise fireworks
4th of July Premier Dinner Dance Cruise - Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay. 4-hour cruise, dinner, cocktails, music, views, fireworks and more. Departs Thursday, July 4, 2013 from Pier 3, San Francisco, CA at 6:30pm. 1 (888) 979-7116.

Pier 39 fireworks
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. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. (415) 705-5500.

Stern Grove
San Francisco Symphony - The San Francisco Symphony performs with conductor Edwin Outwater in a program featuring Gershwin's An American in Paris, Ravel's Bolero, and traditional French and American songs with soprano Measha Brueggergosman. Sunday, July 7, 2013, 2pm. 19th Ave. & Sloat, San Francisco. (415) 252-6252.

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Alameda County

Berkeley Marina fireworks
4th of July at Berkeley Marina - Fireworks over the water from the end of the Berkeley Pier begin at 9:30pm. Live entertainment all day, face painting, arts & crafts, Adventure Playground, dragon boat rowing, and food. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 12pm - 10pm. 201 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710. (510) 548-5335.

Commodore Events fireworks
4th of July Dinner Cruise - Happy Independence Day on the Cabernet! Gourmet buffet dinner, dancing, bar, and fireworks aboard luxury yacht. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 6 p.m.  11 p.m. Boarding at 6 p.m. 2394 Mariners Square Dr. Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 337-9000.

Craneway Pavillion fireworks
Target Independence Day Celebration 2013 with Oakland East Bay Symphony - Live music, food and fireworks! Gates open at 5pm, live music by local artists begins at 6:30pm, and the Oakland East Bay Symphony starts performing at 8pm. The City of Richmond's Firework Display will launch over the water just as the Symphony closes its program. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Wednesday, July 3, 2013. 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804.

Jack London Square
July 4th Festival of Family Fun - Entertainment, activities for kids, live music, and festival food at Jack London Square. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 11am - 4pm. Broadway & 1st St. Oakland, CA 94607. (510) 645-9292.

Las Positas College Stadium in Livermore fireworks
4th of July Family Fun Fireworks Celebration - Fireworks begin at approx 9:15pm. Family fun, games, live music, food and drinks. Admission is $20 per vehicle or $5 per person walk in. Thursday, July 4, 2013, 4pm - 9:30pm. 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.

Niles District of Fremont
Fremont 4th of July Parade - Creative floats, marching musical units, and guest celebrities! 70 exciting parade entries and more than 10,000 spectators expected. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Parade starts 10am in the Downtown District of Fremont.

Pleasanton (Downtown)
1st Wednesday Street Party - RED, WHITE & BLUE! - Shop, dine and stroll your way through downtown Pleasanton while enjoying live music. Wednesday, July 3, 2013. 6pm - 9pm. Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton, CA.

USS Hornet Museum fireworks
Fourth of July Party - View of surrounding fireworks displays begins around 9:15pm with patriotic music (weather permitting). NOTE: USS Hornet does not host the fireworks show. Throughout the day, live music and entertainment featuring The Bell Brothers. Carnival Games, Flight Simulator, Jump House, Interactive Games, ship exploration, food and beverages. Thursday, July 4, 2013, 2pm - 9:15pm. 707 W. Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 521-8448 x282.

USS Potomac fireworks
July 4th Fireworks on the USS Potomac - Champagne, dessert, tea, coffee and fireworks aboard Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Floating White House." Thursday, July 4, 2013. 7:30 p.m.  10:30 p.m. Yacht docks at Clay St., Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. (510) 627-1215.

Contra Costa County

Antioch fireworks
Antioch July 4th, 2013 Celebration - Parade at 7pm and fireworks at 9:30pm at the historic waterfront Rivertown District. Live music, kids zone, car show and food. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Antioch, CA 94509.

Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito worldOne July 4th festival - Entertainment, children's fun area with carnival games, jump houses, rides, arts and crafts, art show, and tasty food. Thursday, July 4, 2013 10am - 7pm. Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

4th of July Parade - City parade on Thursday, July 4, 2013 10am - 12pm.

Concord fireworks
Concord's 4th of July Jubilee - A day full of events in Concord: 5k run and walk, parade, run, food and drink vendors. Fireworks starts at 9:20p.m. "The Singing Flag", a variety show promoting patriotism through dance, song, comedy and the spoken word will be at Dave Brubeck Park. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Parade starts at Mount Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St, Concord, CA 94520.

Danville's 4th of July Parade
People Helping People - Parade with bands, gymnasts, Scouts, community organizations, horses, other animals, antique cars and more! Thursday, July 4, 2013 9am - 11:30am. 400 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526.

Orinda 4th of July - Parade, Roadrunners' Fun Run & Haley's Run For A Reason, Pancake Breakfast, flag raising, library book sale, food booths, musical groups, Bob Claire Orchestra, car show, petting zoo, juggler, face painters, laser tag and more. Thursday, July 4, 2013 7:30am - 1:30pm. Parade begins at 10am. Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563.

Pittsburg Marina fireworks
Independence Day Fireworks - Celebrate Independence Day on the Pittsburg Waterfront this year! Fireworks will begin at dusk. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 51 Marina Boulevard. Pittsburg, California 94565.

Pleasant Hill fireworks
We the People - an American Melting Pot Fireworks around 9pm. Firecracker 5K Fun Run at 8am, Parade at 9:30am, Fun at at the park at 10:30am plus entertainment and games. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, CA 94523.

San Pablo - El Portal Soccer Fields fireworks
Free concert, parking, children activities and fireworks show. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Food and beverages available for purchase. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Moraga Road, San Pablo, CA.

San Ramon Central Park
Live music,dancing, patriotic celebration, and salute to armed forces. Thursday, July 4, 2013 4pm - 7:30pm. 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583.

Todos Santos Plaza in Concord 
July 4th Jubilee and Parade - "Standing Together Celebrating Our Community" - Join Concord's festival with a pancake breakfast at 7:30am and parade at 10:00am. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 2151 Salvio St, Concord, CA 94520. (925) 671-3464.

Solano County

Benicia's City Park fireworks
Picnic in the Park & Fireworks - Fireworks start at around 9pm. Arts, crafts, hot food, live entertainment, and children's activities throughout the day. Thursday, July 4, 2013 12pm - 7pm. 250 E L St., Benicia, California 94510.

Fairfield Main Street
Independence Day Parade - Parade along Texas street 10am - 1pm. Flag-waving, music, car exhibits, and local clubs all in honor of the USA. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Texas St., Fairfield, CA. (707) 422-0103.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom fireworks
July 4th Fest Presented by Coca-Cola - Fireworks, park activities, roller coasters and rides. Bring a can of Coke in on July 4 and receive a voucher to enter the park an hour early to enjoy roller coasters such as SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, the wooden coaster Roar and V2 an hour before the park opens. Thursday, July 4 thru Sunday, July 7, 2013. Park hours are 10:30am to 10pm on July 4, 5 & 6, and 10:30am to 8 p.m. on July 7. 1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94589.

Suisun City fireworks
Independence Day Celebration - Fireworks over the Waterfront at 9:15pm. Picnicking, restaurants, music and entertainment. Thursday, July 4, 2013 beginning at 11am. Harbor Plaza, 558 Solano St, Suisun City, CA 94585.

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Santa Clara County

California's Great America fireworks
Military Days/Independence Day Fireworks - NOTE: No fireworks on Thursday, July 4th. Fireworks July 5th and 6th. Join California's Great America on Independence Day Weekend, July 4 - 7. FREE park admission for active or retired United States Service men and women, including veterans, with a valid military I.D. Up to six (6) family members accompanying service personnel can get tickets for just $19.99. Park open 10am - 10pm with Planet Snoopy, rides, rollercoasters, live shows and many dining options.. 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054. (408) 986-5866.

July 4 Festivities - Pack a picnic and bring a friend to enjoy a fun-filled morning of music from The Cocktail Monkeys! They'll cover the best of decades from the 60's to today. Thursday, July 4, 2013 10:30am - 12pm. Memorial Park Amphitheate, Cupertino, CA. (408) 777-3120.

Gilroy Gardens
Independence Day BBQ - The Park will host special All-You-Can-Eat BBQ's in the South County Picnic Grove from noon to 2pm. This All-You-Can-Eat BBQ will include: Tangy BBQ Chicken, All Beef Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Western Style Chili Beans, Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls, Fresh Cut Watermelon, Ice Cream Novelties and Coca-Cola Soft Drinks. Please Note: Park Admission/Membership pricing does NOT include BBQ meal. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020.

Milpitas Sports Center Complex fireworks
Red, White & Boom Concert and Fireworks Show - Water fun at the Milpitas Sports Center pools, an evening of music, and fireworks. Pool party 1pm - 4pm , concert gates open at 6pm and fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the celebration! Thursday, July 4, 2013. 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. (408) 586-3210.

Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center fireworks
Entertainment begins at 6pm along with fireworks at dark. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 16500 Condit Rd, Morgan Hill, CA.

San Jose Municipal Stadium 
San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganzas - Get tickets for Thursday, July 4, 2013 or Friday July 5, 2013. Postgame Fireworks Extravaganzas on both nights. 588 East Alma Avenue, San Jose, CA. (408) 297-1435 ext. 15.

San Jose, The Alameda Avenue
Rose, White, and Blue Parade - Enjoy a family holiday filled with History, Patriotism and Roses! Live music, arts & crafts booths, antique cars and a picnic on the Alameda. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Parade starts 10am at Lincoln High School parking lot at 555 Dana Avenue. Festival located at The Alameda between Hanchett and Hester Ave. (408) 436-8581.

Santa Clara's Central Park 
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza Show - Fireworks at 9:30pm. Live entertainment and food! Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 5 p.m - 10 p.m. Santa Clara's Central Park, 909 Kiely Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95051. (408) 615-3140.

Shoreline Amphitheatre  fireworks
Fourth of July at Shoreline with the San Francisco Symphony - Annual concert and fireworks spectacular celebrating American Journeys! Epic music leads up to fireworks accompanied by the Orchestra. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA. (415) 864-6000.

Shoreline Lake fireworks
As part of the July 4th festivities at Mountain View's Shoreline Lake, the Boathouse & Cafe will be providing Park visitors a unique way to enjoy the fireworks in the heart of Silicon Valley -- from a pedalboat, in the middle of the Lake, with friends and family. 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043. (650) 965-7474

Santa Cruz County

Roaring Camp Railroads
4th of July Celebration - Sock Hop and 50's family 4th of July. Hula Hoop contests, games, live music and all-American barbecue. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, California 95018. (831) 335-4484.

Skypark in Scotts Valley fireworks
July 4th Parade and Fireworks - Fireworks scheduled to begin at 9:15pm. Celebration opens at 3pm with a parade along Scotts Valley Drive. Food and festivities follow at Skypark. Thursday, July 4, 2013 3pm - 10pm. 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. (831) 438-3251.

Wilder Ranch State Park
Old-fashioned Independence Day at Wilder Ranch - participate in a 1911-style Independence Day celebration including 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. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 11am - 4pm. Hwy. 1, 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. (831) 426-0505.

Spirit of Watsonville - The 4th of July Parade begins at 2 p.m. in Downtown Watsonville. Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 2pm. Downtown Watsonville.

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San Mateo County

Burgess Park, Menlo Park
4th of July Parade and Celebration - The annual parade starts at 11:45am on Santa Cruz Avenue and heads to Burgess Park. Enjoy music, carnival games, food and more! Thursday, July 4th, 2013 11:45am - 2:30pm. Burgess Park, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025. (650) 330-2200.

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. Thursday, July 4th, 2013 10am - 4pm. FrontierLand Park, Pacifica, CA 94044. (650) 738-7381.

Leo Ryan Park 
Foster City Fourth of July Celebration - Fireworks at 9:30pm, parade, games, musical entertainment, food, dog show, and more. Thursday, July 4, 2013 8am - 10pm. Leo J. Ryan Park, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404. (650) 286-3380.

Mitchell Park, Palo Alto
32nd Annual Summer Festival & 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. Thursday, July 4, 2013 12pm - 5pm (Chili tasting starts at 1:30pm). Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA. (650) 463-4921.

Redwood City
Seventy Five Years of Pageantry - Parade, food, arts, crafts, entertainment, bands and kids area. Parade starts at 10am, Festival starts at 9am. Thursday, July 4th, 2013. 9am - 5pm. Main St & Marshall St., Redwood City, CA 94063. (650) 365-1825.

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Marin County

Corte Madera Town Park
4th of July Parade "Sailing thru the Twin Cities" & Festival - Most of the activities will be held at Corte Madera Town Park. There will be food, entertainment, children activities, fine art, photography, pottery, wine charms, candles, clothing, jewelry, glassware and much more. Parade will leave Redwood High School at 10:30am and ends at the Corte Madera Town Center. Thursday, July 4, 2013 9am - 5pm. Corte Madera Town Park, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94924. (415) 924-0441.

Marin County Fair fireworks
Fireworks fills the Marin skies every evening July 3 through July 7 at 9:30 p.m. Concerts, bands, Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats, educational/interactive exhibits, carnival rides, film festival, arts and crafts, and barnyard features. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903.

Novato's Unsung Heroes - 6th Annual 4th of July Races start at 8am, breakfast hosted by the Presbyterian Church of Novato beginning 7am, and music and street performers begin at 9am. The parade begins at 10am and the streets fill with classic cars, color guards, festive floats, music bands and more! Thursday, July 4, 2013. Redwood Blvd & Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945. (415) 899-8900.

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks - The parade through town begins at 10am at the intersection of Second and Main Street and ends at Dunphy Park. Starting at 12 noon there will be live music all day. Festivities include food, dancing, family games, tug-o-war and the famous Egg Toss! The celebration continues at Gabrielson Park in the evening (6:30pm - 9:30pm). Fireworks begin at 9:20pm. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Table reservations: 415-289-4152.

4th of July Fireworks Cruise from Angel Island State Park - 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. Boat departs 5pm from Tiburon. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 21 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920. (415) 435-2131.

Napa County

Louis M. Martini Winery 
Louis M. Martini 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular - Spend the 4th of July with the Martini family as they celebrate 18 years of historic fireworks in St. Helena. Enjoy a Napa-style feast, delectable wine and food pairings, and live entertainment all culminating around world-class fireworks. Reserve tickets by calling (866) 549-2582. Members= $110 (limit 4 at this price), Guests= $150. Thursday, July 4, 2013 6:30pm - 10pm. 254 St Helena Hwy S, Saint Helena, California.

Napa County Fair & Fireworks fireworks
Napa County Fair and Fireworks - Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Enjoy art, music, special displays, carnival rides and more. July 3 - July 7, 2013. Fireworks and parade on Thursday, July 4, 2013. 1435 North Oak Street, Calistoga, CA 94515. (707) 942-5111.

Napa Valley Wine Train fireworks
Fourth of July Wine Train - See fireworks from a train with an elegant gourmet meal. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559. 1(800) 427-4124.

Sonoma County

Sebastopol: Analy High School fireworks
Fireworks in Sebastopol - Games, relays, dancing, bands and plenty of food. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 starting at 5:30pm (fireworks at dusk). Analy High School, 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol, CA 95472. (707) 823-1511.

Cloverdale Lion's Pyrospectacular - Fireworks begin at dusk. Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9pm. Cloverdale High School Football Field, Cloverdale, CA 95425.

Guerneville fireworks
Guerneville Independence Day Celebration - Fireworks begin at dusk. Craft Fair, BBQ, drinks, food, block party and kids activities. Sunday, July 7, 2013, 10am - 10pm. Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446. (707) 869-9000.

Sonoma County Fairgrounds fireworks
Red, White & BOOM! 2013 - Food, beverages, live music, kid's games & activities, picnicking, fireworks. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Gates open at 3:30pm and fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. (707) 545-4200.

Sonoma State University: Green Music Center - Weill Hall fireworks
The MasterCard Performance Series - The music begins with the revival of a community tradition - a patriotic performance by Weill Hall's resident orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony. This family-friendly concert will culminate in a fireworks display across the Sonoma County skies. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 7:30p.m. 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. (866) 955.6040.

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Big Bear Lake fireworks
Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Show - Fireworks shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing. Viewable from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Fireworks begin between 8:45pm - 9:15pm. (909) 866-4607.

Disneyland fireworks
Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky - Firewoks above the sky at Disneyland Park 9:30 p.m. Also catch Fantasmic, Mickey's Soundsational Parade, and more. Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Lake Tahoe fireworks
Fourth of July Fireworks - Fireworks will be located on a barge off Incline Beach. Thursday, July 4, 2013. 9:30 p.m. Activities that week include a parade, concerts, veterans tribute, rubber ducky races, wine & cheese, ice cream social and much more. Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.