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Many Bay Area cities are ready to celebrate with their annual 4th of July celebrations and firework shows! A few cities have rejoined the party after a two year hiatus. Below is a list of confirmed events happening around the Bay Area with links to more information on each event. Note, * indicates a planned firework show.

Parades, Festivities and Fireworks

Alameda – The Alameda parade is returning after a 2 year hiatus! Beginning at 10am, it is the longest parade in the nation with a route that spans 3.3 miles, attracting more than 170 entries and 2,500 participants. For info on the parade and street closures can be found here. Festivities will also be held at the USS Hornet from 10 am to 5 pm with a DJ and BBQ on the flight deck featuring Oakland Smoke Shack and The Grilled Cheese Guys. More info here.

Antioch* – Beginning at 8 am, this event features a pancake breakfast, car show, live entertainment, craft/vendors, parade and fireworks in the evening. More info here.

Concord* – Fun run and parade! At 8 AM in Todos Santos Plaza, the stars and stripes kids fun run will start, followed by a parade at 10 AM. Firework information listed below. More info here.

Danville – The Kiwanis 4th of July Parade starts 9 am at San Ramon Valley High School & ends at Town & Country on San Ramon Blvd. Veterans and military are invited to a BBQ afterwards. More info here.

Foster City* – After a two-year hiatus, Foster City’s Fourth of July Celebration is back at Leo Ryan Park! Beginning at 9 am there will be games, food, entertainment, a dog parade, and a grand fireworks display. More info here.

Fremont – Fremont will be hosting the annual 4th of July Parade. They will feature music and parade souvenirs. More info here.

Half Moon Bay – The Half Moon Bay Lions Club will be hosting its annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast in the City Hall parking lot from 8 am to 12 pm. The parade begins at 12 pm on Mail Street. More info here.

Healdsburg* – Celebrate the 4th of July with kid-friendly activities, a parade, and fireworks. There will be live music and activities, and a parade around the Plaza. The parade begins at 11:00 AM. More info here.

Livermore* – The “United We Shine” fireworks show will begin around 9:30 pm. Fireworks will be launched at the downtown parking garage on 216 Maple St. More info here.

Milpitas* – Family friendly activities, including a Game Truck, live music, and a fireworks show. Gates open at 5 PM for ticket holders, and 6 PM for non-ticket holders. Tickets for the event are on sale now for $6 a ticket (ages 2 and up) and can be purchased at the Milpitas Community Center, Milpitas Sports Center, and Barbara Lee Senior Center or by visiting the event website here.  

Moraga – Moraga’s 4th of July festivities include a dog and bike parade where residents can share pictures of themselves and/or their furry friends to the community. More info here.

Orinda – Keep on Truckin’ Parade begins at BART at 10 a.m. followed by live music in the Community Center Park. More info here.

Pleasant Hill* – Events will run throughout the city, including a 5K run, parade, live music, and fireworks with a viewing party at College Park. More info and map route here.

Redwood City* – The parade begins at 10am on Brewster Ave and at Courthouse Square in Downtown Redwood City, a chalk art show will take place. Fireworks start at 9:30 PM at the Port of Redwood City. More info here.

San Francisco* – Beginning at 8 pm, the San Francisco Hot Dog Contest will take place during the Fourth of July Pub Crawl next to El Lopo on Polk Street. More info here. A celebration on Pier 39 will take place throughout the day, with family-friendly activities, entertainment, live music, and a fireworks show that begins at 9:30 pm. The City of San Francisco is also inviting visitors to the Aquatic Park for a live music concert. This event starts at 6 pm and is followed by the fireworks display at 9:30 pm. Admission is free. More info here.

San Jose* – The annual Rose, White and Blue parade and a fireworks show at Discovery Meadow returns. The parade will take place along Shasta Ave and kicks off at 11 am and will feature live music, a car show, food trucks, and many opportunities to grab souvenirs. The fireworks are set to begin at 9:30pm. More info here.

San Ramon – The Fourth of July celebration concert features Bay Area party band, Pride & Joy. The event will feature pop and soul music and dancing. It will be at the San Ramon Central Park from 5 pm – 8 pm. More info here.

Santa Clara* – Great America theme park will be hosting an “all you can eat” BBQ cookout and festivities. Park goers can grab a bite for $29.99 and access to the waterpark is included with admission. Enjoy fireworks at park closing at 9:00 pm accompanied by a patriotic soundtrack. More info here.

Sonoma* – Celebration includes games, a festival, parade, food, and a fireworks show. The parade begins at 10 am and will make its way around the town’s historic Plaza. After the parade, an old-fashioned festival will take place with food, drinks and game booths provided by nonprofit organizations in Sonoma. All proceeds raised from the festival benefit Sonoma`s community. More info here.

Vallejo – Annual 4th of July parade at 10 am and includes classic cars, a live music, family-friendly activities and cultural performances. More info here.

And Remember…

If you will be celebrating the 4th of July at home this year, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District wants to remind you to make it a fun and safe holiday!

  • Leave fireworks to the professionals
  • Fireworks cause 17,000 fires every year
  • Kids under 4 followed by kids aged 10-14 are the most often injured
  • Over 10,000 people are hurt every year
  • Sparklers burn at a temperature of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer, glow sticks are a fun and safe alternative
  • Keep your pets indoors as they can easily be frightened by loud noises

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