San Jose Fireworks Display, San Francisco Fireworks Display, Bay Area Fireworks Display and other Bay Area Fourth of July Festivities
A list of Bay Area Fireworks and 4th of July Festivities:
San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganza. Fireworks after the game at 6:30 p.m. July 2-3. San Jose Municipal Stadium, 588 E. Alma Ave. $10, $7 children. (408) 297-1435.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. 7:30 p.m. July 3, fireworks 9:30 p.m. July 3. Frost Amphitheater, Galvez Street and Campus Drive, Stanford University. $44, $22 children. (650) 725-2787, http://livelyarts.stanford.edu/.
Cupertino Fourth of July. Pancake breakfast, children's parade, festival and fireworks. 7 a.m.-dusk. July 4. Multiple locations in Cupertino. Free. (408) 777-3120. For more details, see www.cupertino.org/event_calendar
San Jose Wind Symphony in Los Gatos. Patriotic music performed with live cannon fire. 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 4. Front lawn, Los Gatos High School, East Main Street. (408) 354-6820, http://www.losgatosca.gov/ .
Los Gatos Town Celebration. Entertainment, music, food and games throughout the day. High School Court near East Main Street, Los Gatos. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 4. No fireworks. (408) 354-9300, (408) 354-6834, http://www.losgatosca.gov/ .
Milpitas Independence Day festivities. Pool party and music, 1-5 p.m. July 4. Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. Fireworks at dusk. Free. (408) 586-3210.
Morgan Hill Independence Day Celebrations. Pancake breakfast, 5K run/walk, parade, car show, performances and fireworks at dusk. Activities open at 7 a.m. and last all day. July 4. (408) 891-1980, http://www.mhidi.com/ .
NBC11 Festival for Independence. Crafts, multicultural entertainment, food, beverages, children's activities. Noon-10 p.m. July 4, with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Discovery Meadow, Woz Way and San Carlos Street, San Jose. Free. (408) 294-2100, extension 444; http://www.americafestival.com/ .
Spirit of America Church on the Hill Celebration in San Jose. Games and children's activities, cultural food, live music and fireworks. 5-10 p.m. July 4. 500 Sands Drive, San Jose. Free. (408) 265-9000.
Santa Clara Fourth of July All-City Picnic. Pancake breakfast followed by entertainment and family activities. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4. Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd. Music by the Buchser Middle School Band, 7-9:30, fireworks 9:30 p.m. (408) 615-3140.
Saratoga Fourth of July Bell-ringing, costumed Revolutionary War characters, Navy color guard, Chinese and Japanese choral groups and parade. 10:15-11:45 a.m. July 4. No fireworks. Azule Park, 12777 Goleta Ave. Free. (408) 252-7447.
Sunnyvale State of the City Celebration. Speech by Mayor Otto Lee, awards presentation, children's activities, music and barbecue lunch ($5). 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4. No fireworks. Free. (408) 730-7535.
Foster City Fourth of July Celebration. Food, music and entertainment, crafts, a parade and a dog show. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 4. Parade begins at 11 a.m. Fireworks end the festival at 9:30 p.m. Leo Ryan Park, Hillsdale Boulevard and Shell Street, Foster City. (650) 286-3380, www.fostercity.org/Services/recreation .
Menlo Brass Quintet in Menlo Park. 4:30 p.m. July 4. First Baptist Church of Menlo Park, 1100 Middle Ave. Free. Barbecue: $5 adults, $1 children. (650) 323-8544.
Mountain View Radio Disney's "Evening of Magic and Music: A Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular." Conductor Randall Fleischer will be accompanied by vocalists Nikki Ren`e Daniels and Anne Runolfsson in addition to San Francisco Symphony. The event will also feature magicians and face-painting. 5 p.m. July 4. Concert begins at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks display. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. $24-$29.50, $15 children younger than 13. (415) 421-8497, http://www.sfsymphony.org/ .
Palo Alto Summer Festival and Chili Cook-Off. Entertainment, line-dance instruction by Hedy McAdams, food vendors and children's activities. Noon-5 p.m. July 4. Mitchell Park Center, 600 E. Meadow Drive. Free; chili-tasting kits, $5. (650) 463-4953, www.cityofpaloalto.org/entertainment .
Redwood City 32nd Annual Fourth of July Parade Fun Run 5K. 9 a.m. July 4. Starting line at corner of Brewster and Arguello streets. Registration required. (650) 780-7311, www.redwoodcity.org/parks .
Redwood City Independence Day Festival. Entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages, children's activities and information booths. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4. Middlefield and Bradford streets. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free. (650) 365-1825, http://www.parade.org/
The Cannery. Music and children's activities. Fireworks viewing near the waterfront at 9:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 4. 2801 Leavenworth St. Free. (415) 771-3112.
Pier 39. Music by Double Funk Crunch, 1:30-4:30 p.m., and Tainted Love, 6-9:15 p.m. Fireworks viewing by the waterfront over San Francisco Bay at 9:30 p.m. Tune into KISS-FM (98.1) for a simulcast. 1-9:30 p.m. July 4. Pier 39, Beach Street and the Embarcadero. Free admission. (415) 705-5500, http://www.pier39.com/ .
Ghirardelli Square Independence Day. Live entertainment and children's entertainment. Noon July 4. Fireworks can be viewed in the square at 9:30 p.m. 900 North Point St. (415) 775-5500, http://www.ghirardellisq.com/ .
Alameda Independence Day on the USS Hornet. Music, food and crafts, interactive games, and children's activities. Fireworks around the bay can be seen from flight deck. 10 a.m. July 4. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Pier 3, Alameda Point. $25, $10 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. (510) 521-8448, http://www.uss-hornet.org/
Berkeley Marina Fourth of July. Children's activities, food, arts and crafts, and entertainment. 11 a.m. July 4. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Berkeley Marina, 201 University Ave. Free. (510) 548-5335, www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/marina/events.html .
Danville Fourth of July Parade. 10 a.m. July 4. Route begins at Hartz Avenue and Railroad Avenue and ends at San Ramon Valley Road and Sycamore Valley Road. (510) 297-7693, http://www.kiwanis-srv.org/ .
Fremont Fourth of July Parade. In the historic Niles District. 10 a.m.-noon July 4. Niles Boulevard, Fremont. Free. (510) 676-7523.
Fremont Ardenwood Independence Day celebration. Old-fashioned celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Includes patriotic music, games and contests. $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 4-17. 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. Information: (510) 796-0663, (510) 796-0199, www.ebparks.org/parks/arden.htm
Livermore's Old Fashioned Fourth of July. Music, family games, food, fireworks with synchronized music. 4-10 p.m. July 4.
Robertson Park, Robertson Park Road. $3-$10. (925) 373-5748, http://www.ci.livermore.ca.us/.
CANCELED: Jack London Square fireworks, Oakland. Rescheduled for July 28 at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.
San Ramon Star Spangled Spectacular. Food booths and music by the Cheeseballs. 5 p.m. July 4. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. (925) 973-3200, San Ramon Star Spangled Spectacular. Food booths and music by the Cheeseballs. 5 p.m. July 4. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. (925) 973-3200, www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks/events/starspangled .
Aptos "Shortest Parade in the World." Quarter-mile community parade featuring floats and unusual sights. 10 a.m. July 4 at Soquel and State Park drives. Festival at Aptos Village Park will include children's activities, food and arts and crafts. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (831) 688-1467, http://www.aptoschamber.com/ .
Ben Lomond Alba Schoolhouse Fourth of July Barbecue. Community singing, brass band, a barbecue with meat and veggie options and an auction. Proceeds help preserve and maintain the historic school. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4. 12070 Alba Road. Free. (831) 336-2238, www.santacruzlive.com/events/view_entry.php?id=17224
Boulder Creek July 4 Parade. Pancake breakfast, barbecue, live music, children's activities and parade (Highway 9 and Flat Street). 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 4. Junction Park on Middleton Avenue. Free. (831) 338-6833, http://www.bcrpd.org/ .
Felton Roaring Camp Fourth of July Celebration. Sack races, motorcycle display, balloon toss, hula hoop contests and music. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4. 5355 Graham Hill Road, Felton. Train rides are $18.95-$20.95, $12.95-$15.95 ages 3-12. (831) 335-4484, http://www.roaringcamp.com/ .
Monterey Fourth of July. Community parade at 10 a.m. July 4 down Alvarado Street, followed by a barbecue picnic, live music featuring Johnny Rivers and others, and children's activities. Fireworks over Monterey Bay at 9:15 p.m. Free. (831) 646-3427, www.monterey.org/four
Wilder Ranch State Park Independence Day-1912 Style. Living-history demonstrations, children's crafts, food, music and games. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. No fireworks. The park is two miles north of Santa Cruz on the coast side of Highway 1. Free, $6 parking. (831) 426-0505.
Scotts Valley Fourth of July. Games, bounce houses, food, live music and parade (along Scotts Valley Drive). 3 p.m. July 4. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Skypark area at 361 Kings Village Road. $5-$7, free for children younger than 5. (831) 438-3251.