Over 30 amazing events for our 3-day, 4th of July weekend!
Bay Area’s largest list for family, friends and a special date! Which one will you check out!
- Tip! Get free sunblock at their information or volunteer booths. Apply on your face before you start walking around. 🙂
- Note: As with all things in the pandemic era, everything here is subject to change. Double check locations, dates, times and COVID precautions before you go.
First, let’s start with 2 Latino events!
2 bands on 2 stages in Antioch! 4th of July Parade & Celebration, 11am – 10pm.
Includes pancake breakfast, live entertainment, food booths, a car show and a fireworks show that starts at 9:20 p.m. Check for updates at celebrateantioch.org/event
Vacaville. July 4th Concert & Fireworks 2022. 7/4/2022, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Andrews Park, 614 E. Monte Vista Ave.
Project 4 band takes the stage to bring Pop, Soul, Latin, R&B, and Rock & Roll. This energetic band will have you dancing, singing, and smiling until fireworks light up the sky. https://www.facebook.com/events/1724643577901668/
Here’s all the events!
Marin County Fair: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 30 – July 4, Marin Fairgrounds, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.
Enjoy outdoor entertainment including concerts, carnival performers and rides, interactive art experiences, the Global Marketplace, the Barnyard, food and drinks, and nightly fireworks. $20-25. MarinFair.org
California’s Great America.
Enjoy the regular rides and amusements, then stay for the fireworks show that’s usually visible from the Flight Deck roller coaster plaza. 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. Details will be posted at cagreatamerica.com
Sunday [some appear on Monday]:
Alameda Summer Art Fair & Maker Market, SUNDAY 11 AM – 5 PM.
A very inexpensive way for local artists to expose their work to adults and children in Alameda. Artists are encouraged to create artwork during the fair, so the attendees can see artists in action. Visit https://www.alamedaartfair.com
Half Moon Bay 4th of July Festival, Sunday, July 3rd, and Monday, July 4th, 10AM to 5PM.
Live Music both days and Festive Food including “Chamarita” Beef & Linguisa Sandwiches & Hot Dogs. https://july4th.miramarevents.com/ides-festival
Morgan Hill Freedom Fest. Sunday, July 3rd 9:30 AM to July 4, 11:00 PM. Outdoor Sports Center, 16500 Condit Road.
Live music at 3 p.m. and the largest, land-based fireworks display in Northern California begins at 9:30 p.m.
Admission: The festival is FREE for everyone! Parking is a modest $10 online (or $15 at the door) to help pay for the fireworks and you can sit just yards away from where they are being launched.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. July 3-4. 1001 Fairgrounds Drive SW, Vallejo. Prices start $40.
It’s an epic three-day party, July 2-4. Say Happy Birthday America with screamin’ rides, spectacular fireworks, music and of course ice-cold Coca-Cola. https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/events/july4thfest
Monday July 4th [listed by favorites]:
Foster City. Leo Ryan Park, 9am-9:45pm.
You don’t want to miss all the games, food, entertainment, family and dog parade, and a grand fireworks display. For more information, call 650-286-3380 or Details at fostercity.org
Napa. Spend the day tasting wine, then gather in Downtown Napa for a free concert at the Oxbow RiverStage (5:30pm) followed by fireworks display (9:30pm).
Best viewed from Oxbow Commons, the Harry T. Price Riverwalk, Veterans Park, and Riverfront Green Park—put on by Napa Parks and Rec. For more info, plus special events around Napa Valley, go to visitnapavalley.com.
Mountain View Festival @ Shoreline.
Purchase tickets for the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony at Shoreline Amphitheatre. https://www.mountainview.gov/depts/cs/events/july4thfireworks.asp
Redwood City: 2 events. Fourth of July Festival includes a parade and fireworks.
- Parade begins at 10am on Brewster Ave in downtown.
- Fireworks start at 9:30 PM at the Port of Redwood City.
- More information on these events can be found at http://www.parade.org/.
San Francisco: 2 events.
- Pier 39: family-friendly activities, entertainment, live music, and a pyrotechnic fireworks show that begins at 9:30pm.
- Aquatic Park: live music concert starts at 6 PM and is followed by the fireworks display at 9:30 PM. Admission is free.
Half Moon Bay Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade and Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., parade, noon-1:30 pm.,
Main Street, downtown Half Moon Bay. The celebration typically features music, craft beer, wine, cocktails and food trucks. The kids’ fun zone will feature a bungee jump, cornhole and more. https://july4th.miramarevents.com
San Jose. Rose, White and Blue parade, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ The Alameda.
The parade will feature live music, a car show, food trucks, and many opportunities to grab souvenirs. https://www.rwbsj.org/
San Jose. 3 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. 6th Annual Almaden Festival and Fireworks Show. Almaden Lake Park: 6099 Winfield Blvd.
Fireworks begin 30 minutes after sunset, approximately 9:05 p.m.
Santa Clara. Picnic and Celebration. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara.
After a 12:15 p.m. welcome ceremony, enjoy live music from the Cocktail Monkeys and Pop Rocks, and beginning at 1 p.m., enjoy live dance from Santa Clara Elite and Performance Dance Teams . There will be food trucks, community booths and a kids zone with bounce houses and carnival games. santaclaraca.gov
Alameda 4th of July parade, 7am – 3pm. The largest parade in Bay Area.
Police will close streets along the parade route to traffic starting at 7:00 a.m. and most closures will remain in effect until 3:00 p.m. https://www.alamedaca.gov/RESIDENTS/Alameda-4th-of-July-Parade
Fremont 4th of July Parade, 10am. They will feature music and parade souvenirs.
Sausalito. Parade & Fireworks Celebration. 10:00AM – 10:00PM.
- Parade at 10:00am down Bridgeway and Caledonia. Afternoon picnic at Dunphy Park. Band will cover rock favorites from 12:30-4:30pm.
- The evening events will take place at Gabrielson Park. Neon Velvet is sure to keep you dancing from 6:30-9pm. Fireworks will begin around 9:15pm.
Vallejo. Parade at 10am. Classic cars, a live music, family-friendly activities and cultural performances.
More information on the parade can be found here: https://vallejojuly4.com
Cupertino. 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Memorial Park, 21121 Stevens Creek Boulevard.
12noon. The music of Arena Band performs rock classics and R&B dance music from the 70s to today’s latest hits – older songs that are already classics. Later on, at 9:30 p.m., watch a fireworks show with multiple viewing spots including Creekside Park. www.cupertino.org
Los Altos 11th 4th of July parade, Town Hall at 9:30 AM.
The parade will conclude at Gardner Bullis School where refreshments will be provided.
Los Gatos. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Symphony in the Park, Oak Meadow Park: 233 Blossom Hill Rd.
Activities include face painting, games, a beer and wine garden, food trucks, and a performance by the San Jose Wind Symphony.
Palo Alto. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – 38th Annual Chili Cook Off and Summer Festival. Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Dr.
Tickets are $5 and include five tastings.
Milpitas. Gates open at 5 PM for ticket holders, and 6 PM for non-ticket holders.
Family friendly activities, including a Game Truck, live music, and a fireworks show. www.milpitas.gov/July4th
Fairfield 4th of July Parade and Family Activities, 10am – 2pm.
Food booths, live music, contests and more. 1000 Texas St. Look for updates at visitfairfieldca.com/events
Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July, 12noon.
A parade, mayor’s bike ride and a Red, White and Blue concert at City Plaza. Details will be posted at www.watsonvillerec.com
Sonoma. Parade begins at 10 AM, firework show at 5pm.
It will make its way around the town’s historic Plaza. After parade, an old-fashioned festival with food, drinks and game booths provided by nonprofit organizations in Sonoma.
Orinda 4th of July, 10am Parade.
In previous years, the celebration was held in front of the Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, and included a flag-raising ceremony, fun run, parade and concert. Find details at https://orindaassociation.org/4th-of-july-parade
Danville 4th of July Parade 9 AM. San Ramon Valley High School & ends at Town & Country on San Ramon Blvd.
Veterans and military are invited to a barbeque afterwards. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1387576475095659
American Canyon. Community Park 2, 20 Benton Way. 3 pm – 10 pm.
American Canyon Road and Elliot Drive; travel north on Elliot Drive to Benton Way, ending at Community Park II (20 Benton Way). The fireworks will begin shortly after dusk. The Silent Disco will continue until 10:30 pm.
Millbrae. Beats, Brews & Vines, JULY 4, 2022 AT 3 PM. 300 Block of Broadway.
The concert 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the 300 blocks of Broadway between Hillcrest & La Cruz. There will be booths for food and drinks, available for purchase. https://www.facebook.com/cityofmillbrae
Livermore fireworks night, “United we Shine” 9:30 PM.
Fireworks will be launched at the downtown parking garage on 216 Maple St and will be closed until 11 PM.