South Bay Fireworks for 2018

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2018 FIREWORKS ACTIVITIES

 

CUPERTINO

Children’s Parade & Concert in the Park:  7-11 a.m. pancake breakfast, Quinlan Community Center. 9-11:30 a.m. children’s carnival, 10 a.m. children’s parade, Memorial Park, 21121 Stevens Creek Blvd. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Concert, Memorial Park Amphitheatre, 21163 Anton Way. Featuring music of the Cocktail Monkeys. Fireworks show approximately 9:30 p.m. Viewing sites: Creekside Community Church, Creekside Park, Sedgwick Elementary, Miller Avenue (between Bollinger and Phil). http://cupertino.org

LOS ALTOS

Los Altos Hills Fourth of July Parade: 9:30-11 a.m., Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road. Parade down Fremont Road and conclude at Gardner Bullis School, where you can enjoy a beverage and watermelon treat. www.losaltoshill.ca.gov

MENLO PARK

Fourth of July Parade and Celebration: 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Parade beginning at Wells Fargo parking lot on Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut Street, followed by celebration at noon, Burgess Park, 701 Laurel St. Live music, jump houses, rock walls, crafts, games, crafts, face painting, food and more. Free; $8 wristband required for some activities. www.menlopark.org

MILPITAS

Fourth of July Celebration: 1-4 p.m. “Waving the Red, White & Blue” Pool Party. 7-10 p.m. “Red, White & Boom” Fireworks and concert. Fireworks entry, $3; pool party is free. Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov

MOUNTAIN VIEW

On-the-Water Viewing of Fireworks: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd. The Boathouse & American Bistro at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View will have on-the-water viewing of fireworks — from a pedalboat, rowboat, canoe or kayak. Barbecue picnic from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., $13-$17. Also offering pre-prepared picnic baskets offered by the American Bistro, $30 for two. Reservations: https://shorelinelake.com/upcoming.html

San Francisco Symphony with Fireworks: 8 p.m. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway. Music will be performed from the classic score of “Star Wars” along with tracks from Pixar. $34 and up. www.mountainviewamphitheater.com

PALO ALTO

Chili Cook-Off: Noon-5 p.m. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive. 37th annual chili battle plus music, food trucks and kid’s activities. www.paloaltochilicookoff.com


SAN JOSE

Rose, White & Blue Parade: 10 a.m. Parade starts on Dana Avenue and ends at the festival area located on The Alameda near Shasta Avenue. Marching bands, dance groups, antique cars, and more. The festival features live music, artisan booths and food. www.rosewhiteblueparade.com

Rotary Centennial Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. Discovery Meadows, 180 Woz Way in downtown San Jose. Organized by the Rotary Club. Free. www.rotaryfireworks.org

San Jose Giants: Municipal Stadium, 599 E. Alma Ave. Fireworks will follow the conclusion of the game that begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10-$30. www.sjgiants.com

Almaden Lake Park – Fireworks will begin about 30 minutes after sunset 

Almaden Lake Park, 6099 Winfield Blvd., San Jose, CA 95120

SANTA CLARA

All-City Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza: Noon, Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd. Carnival games, live entertainment, food, free public swimming and more. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. www.santaclaraca.gov

California’s Great America Fireworks Show: 9:45 p.m. July 4. Fireworks set to patriotic music.  Current and past military will be honored with free admission with valid ID, plus $23.99 admission for up to six guests. www.cagreatamerica.com  

SARATOGA

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration: 9:30-11 a.m. Kevin Moran Park, 12415 Scully Ave. Highlights include patriotic music, singing, parade, popsicles and more. Free. www.saratogaJuly4.com