Fireworks & Parades in the Bay Area

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WATCHING BAY AREA FIREWORKS AND PARADES

Everyone’s trying to find the best fireworks displays here in the Bay Area, so I decided to help everyone out and share some of our best kept fireworks secrets.Have fun, be safe, and be sure to say hi if we run into each other!


EAST BAY FIREWORKS AND PARADES

4th of July Berkeley Marina

Where: Berkeley Marina

When: July 4, family activities beginning at noon, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

http://www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com/4th-of-july/

Fremont’s 4th of July Parade

Where: Fremont (Downtown)

When: July 4, parade begins at 10 a.m.

http://fremont4th.org/

Picnic in the Park and Fireworks

Where: Benicia (Benicia City Park at 150 Military W)

When: July 4, activities begin at noon, fireworks at 9 p.m.

http://www.beniciamainstreet.org/benicia-events/an…

Oakland A’s Independence Day Fireworks

Where: Oakland (O.co Coliseum)

When: July 3, after the A’s play the White Sox

http://m.mlb.com/athletics/tickets/info/fireworks

Celebrate Concord 4th of July

Where: Downtown Concord (Todos Santos Plaza)

When: July 4, 5K/Kids run at 8 a.m., parade at 10 a.m., festival at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

http://www.concordjuly4th.com/

A Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration!

Where: Albany (Memorial Park at 1325 Portland Ave.)

When: July 4, festivities begin at noon

http://www.albanyca.org/recreation/special-events/…

Alameda County Fair 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Where: Pleasanton (4501 Pleasanton Ave.)

When: July 4, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. featuring the Oakland East Bay Symphony

http://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/pdf/press/2017…

City of Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade

Where: Alameda (Lincoln Ave. & Park St.)

When: July 4, 5k race at 9 a.m., parade at 10 a.m.

http://www.alamedaparade.com/


City of El Cerrito & worldOne July 4th Festival

Where: El Cerrito (Cerrito Vista Park at 7007 Moeser Ln.)

When: July 4, music and children’s activities from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

http://el-cerrito.org/index.aspx?NID=702

Kiwanis Danville July 4th Parade

Where: Danville (Downtown)

When: July 4, parade begins at 9 a.m.

http://www.srvkiwanis.org/parade/

San Ramon Independence Day Celebration

Where: San Ramon (Central Parkat 12501 Alcosta Blvd.)

When: July 4, 5-8 p.m. featuring a free concert by Kalimba

http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks/events/summer_con…

Orinda 4th of July Parade

Where: Orinda Community Park and Community Center (80 Moraga Way)

When: July 4, festivities 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; parade begins at 10 a.m.

https://orindaassociation.squarespace.com/4th-of-j…

Pleasant Hill July 4th Celebration

Where: Pleasant Hill (Parade at Cleveland Rd. & Gregory Ln.)

When: July 4, 5k at 8 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m. and fireworks after 9 p.m. from College Park High School

http://phjuly4.com/

Martinez 4th of July Parade

Where: Martinez (Court St. & Main St.)

When: July 4, parade begins at 10 a.m.

http://www.mainstreetmartinez.org/eventDetails-eve…

Suisun City 4th of July Celebration

Where: Suisun City (Waterfront District)

When: July 4, events from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

http://www.visitsuisuncity.com/event/fourth-july

4th of July Red, White & Boom Fireworks & Block Party

Where: Livermore (Downtown)

When: July 4, block party begins at 4 p.m., fireworks at 9:20 p.m.

http://www.livermoredowntown.com/4th-of-july-2017/


NORTH BAY FIREWORKS & PARADES


Marin County Fair Fireworks Show

Where: San Rafael (10 Avenue of the Flags)

When: June 30-July 4, fireworks every night at 9:30 p.m.

https://www.marinfair.org/2017/event-attractions/f…

Petaluma 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

Where: Petaluma (Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds at 175 Fairgrounds Dr.)

When: July 4, entertainment begins at 6 p.m., fireworks after dark

http://www.visitpetaluma.com/events/fourth-july-fi…

Sausalito 4th of July Festivities

Where: Sausalito (Dunphy and Gabrielson parks)

When: July 4, parade begins at 10 a.m., picnic at Dunphy Park at noon, music at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. from Gabrielson Park

http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=946

Novato 4th of July Parade

Where: Novato (Grant Avenue between Reichert and 7th St.)

When: July 4, parade begins at 10 a.m.

http://novatoparade.com/

Red, White & Boom! 2017

Where: Santa Rosa (Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.)

When: July 4, Entertainment begins at 4 p.m., fireworks at 9:37 p.m.

http://srboom.com/

Corte Madera/Larkspur 4th of July Parade and Celebration

Where: Larkspur and Corte Madera (Parade begins at Redwood High School in Larkspur, Festivities take place at Corte Madera Town Center)

When: July 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

http://www.cortemadera.org/events/fourth-of-july-p…




PENINSULA FIREWORKS & PARADES


Foster City Fourth of July Celebration

Where: Foster City (Leo Ryan Park at 650 Shell Blvd.)

When: July 4, Activities from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Family and Dog Parade at 11:05 a.m., Music throughout the late afternoon and into the evening, fireworks over the lagoon at 9:30 p.m.

http://www.fostercity.org/parksandrecreation/gener…

Palo Alto’s 36th Chili Cook-off

Where: Palo Alto (Mitchell Park at 600 E. Meadow Dr.)

When: July 4, Noon – 5 p.m.

http://www.paloaltochilicookoff.com/

Redwood City 4th of July Parade, Festival, and Fireworks

Where: Redwood City (Downtown and the Port of Redwood City)

When: July 4, 5k run at 8 a.m., parade at 10 a.m. through downtown, festival and activities from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., fireworks over Port of Redwood City at 9:30 p.m.

http://www.parade.org/

Half Moon Bay’s 47th Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade

Where: Half Moon Bay (Main St.)

When: July 4, parade begins at noon

http://miramarevents.com/4th-of-july-parade

Menlo Park’s 4th of July Celebration

Where: Menlo Park (Parade starts on Chestnut St. next to Wells Fargo Bank)

When: July 4, parade starts at 11:45 a.m., children’s activities begin at noon

http://www.menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=3444&mo…

Pacifica’s 43rd Annual 4th of July Celebration

Where: Pacifica (Frontierland Park at 900 Yosemite Dr.)

When: July 4, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

http://business.pacificachamber.com/events/details…




SAN FRANCISCO FIREWORKS & PARADES


4th of July Celebration at The Pier

Where: San Francisco, Pier 39

When: July 4, Music from 5 – 8 p.m., fireworks over the bay at 9:30 p.m.

https://www.pier39.com/fourth-of-july/

Fourth of July Celebration at Fisherman’s Wharf

Where: San Francisco (Fisherman’s Wharf)

When: Special events and live concerts throughout the day; Fireworks (from Aquatic Park and Pier 39) over the bay at 9:30 p.m.

http://www.fishermanswharf.org/4th-of-july.html



SOUTH BAY FIREWORKS & PARADES


Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Great America

Where: Santa Clara (Great America at 4701 Great America Parkway)

When: July 2, 3 and 4, fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/special-even…

Rotary Club Fireworks

Where: San Jose (Discovery Meadow in downtown)

When: July 4, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

http://www.rotaryfireworks.org/

Rose, White & Blue Parade

Where: San Jose (Rose Garden neighborhood along The Alameda)

When: July 4, parade at 10 a.m.

https://rwbsj.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2017-rwb…

Morgan Hill Freedom Fest: Parade and Fireworks On The Green

Where: Morgan Hill (Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center at 16500 Condit Rd.)

When: July 4, parade begins at 10 a.m., Music at 6 p.m., fireworks after dark

https://www.morganhillfreedomfest.com/fireworks/

Fourth of July at Shoreline

Where: Mountain View (Shoreline Amphitheatre at One Amphitheatre Parkway)

When: July 4, 8 p.m. featuring the San Francisco Symphony

http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2016-2017/4t…

Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

Where: Santa Cruz (Wilder Ranch State Park at 1401 Coast Rd.)

When: July 4, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=549

Red, White & Boom! Milpitas Fireworks & Concert

Where: Milpitas (Milpitas Sports Center at 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd.)

When: July 4, pool party from 1 – 4 p.m., Concert and fireworks 7 – 9 p.m.

http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/milpitas/departments…



Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade, Flyover & Fireworks

Where: Scotts Valley (Skypark 361 Kings Village Rd.)

When: July 4, parade and flyover at 3 p.m., food, games and music at 4 p.m., fireworks at 9:20 p.m.

http://www.scottsvalley.org/downloads/2017July4Fly…

Source: Fourth of July Bay Area Events Guide | NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com/brchannel/Fourth-of-July…

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