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San Francisco Bay Area 4th. Of July Firework Shows
All Shows Start Around Dusk

WARNING: The drought is forcing many cities to cancel or cut back their Independence Day events so it would be wise to verify each venue before heading out.

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Fireworks Alameda: The Alameda 4th of July Parade is one of the largest and longest Independence Day parade in the nation. With over 170 floats and 2,500 participants who travel a three mile route, the parade has become the central activity of the Bay Area's Fourth of July weekend. - Parade Website

Alameda County Fair: 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 9:30pm, July 4, 2015. This show promises to live up to its name with non-stop, razzle-dazzle fireworks set to music and a cool video tribute to Alameda County. Don’t miss it – come celebrate the 4th at Alameda County Fair! - Website

Albany: 8:00-11:00 am Lion's Pancake Breakfast, The event takes place on the 4th of July each year and is held in Memorial Park. The event features a pet show, diaper derby, mustache & beard contest, music, activities for the entire family and great food. Website

Antioch: Celebrate Antioch Foundation Annual July 4th Celebration!!! Saturday, July 4th, 2015 from 3pm. Family fun for Everyone, Live Entertainment, Car Show, Kids Zone with Family Games. Prizes and One of the Best Firework Shows in Contra Costa County At the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, Gates Open at 3pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Website

Berkeley: The 4th of July is a great day to have a lot of fun. The biggest party is at the Berkeley Marina from noon-10PM with all kinds of free fun! There’s yummy food trucks and booths, handmade crafts, free dragon boat rowing from 12-5PM, massages, live pony rides and carnival rides near Skates, an inflatable bouncy area, mini-train rides, giant slides, and water bubble ball rides all culminating in the grand fireworks over the water from the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:35PM which are presented by the City of Berkeley. Website

Clayton: July 4, 2015 Annual Pancake Breakfast & Parade Downtown Clayton Pancakes at Endeavor Hall 7:00 am Clayton Valley Sunrise Rotary, Adults $5.00, Children $3.00 (12 and under) Parade on Main Street 10:00 a.m. Website

Concord: 8:00 a.m. Concord Police Association 2015 Stars & Stripes 5K Run and Walk / Fun Run. 10:00 a.m. Concord's 4th of July Parade. Please join us for the 2nd Annual Concord 4th of July Festival and Fireworks being held in Downtown Concord at Mt. Diablo High School. You will enjoy a Kids Carnival, Vendor Booths, Great Local Eats, and Live Entertainment featuring The Fundamentals. And then at 9:00 pm look to the sky for a show that will not disappoint. See you there! Website

Danville: Kick off Independence Day at Danville’s 4th of July Parade. This festive, hometown event attracts over 40,000 attendees each year including local residents, family, friends, and flag-wavers from the Bay Area and beyond. Park yourself curbside and cheer on the bands, gymnasts, Scouts, and other community organizations as they proudly march by. Horses and other animals will pace the route, while antique cars inch along for your enjoyment. Website

El Cerrito: Thousands of people are expected to celebrate Independence Day at the City of El Cerrito worldOne July 4th Festival on Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with music on the Main Stage until 7:00 p.m. The July 4th Festival is held in beautiful Cerrito Vista Park, located at 950 Pomona Avenue in El Cerrito. Website

Fremont: Rockin' in the USA! Fremont 4th of July Parade, Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 10:00am Website

Orinda: Starting at 7:30 a.m. floats, live music, marching bands, skits, clowns, animals, tots to octogenarians all participate in the parade, preceded and followed by special events like a fun run, pancake breakfast, food, game & information booths in the park, as well as live music. Website

Pleasant Hill: Hats Off To America! The Pleasant Hill'a 38th Fourth of July Celebration begins at 8:00 am - Firecracker 5K Fun Run (100 year dash for 7 and under), Traditional Fourth of July Parade starting at 9:30 a.m. Fun At Pleasant Hill Park starts at 10:30, Games, food, live musical entertainment, races, contests, educational displays, and many events to keep kids and grown-ups entertained for hours. And this is fireworks with a capital 'F'. The Pleasant Hill fireworks show is a dazzling spectacular that brings 'em back for more every year blasting off at 9:00p.m.! Website

Livermore: The City of Livermore and Livermore Downtown Inc. have partnered to bring the fireworks celebration to downtown Livermore. Fireworks will be shot off from the top floor of the City Parking Garage on Railroad Ave. The 25-minute show will close Railroad Avenue and other nearby streets for part of the day. 6pm Street Closure - 9:30pm Fireworks. Website

Martinez: 8am-10am - Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Roxx on Main, 627 Main St., 9am-9:15am - Flag Raising Ceremony Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St. 10am - Hometown Kids Decorated Bike Parade on Main St. Parade begins at Court St. & Main St. Ends at Alhambra Ave. & Main. City Fireworks at dusk! Website

Moraga: July 4th at the Moraga Commons Park! Starting at 8:00 AM Kiddie, 5-Mile, 2-Mile Runs, 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, Dog Parade, Car Show, Children’s Bike Parade, Old Fashioned 4th of July Kids Games, Professional Magic Show, INFLATABLES, Food Booths, Live Music. Firworks Start @ 9:30 (ish) p.m. Website

Oakland: Celebrate Independence Day at the Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun. This festive day will fill the waterfront with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children. Free to attend, the July 4th Festival of Family Fun will also feature tasty treats, music and much more! (Sorry no fireworks!) - See more at: http://www.jacklondonsquare.com/events/special-events#sthash.lxmI4LRk.dpuf Website

Pittsburg: The annual Independence Day Fireworks display will be sponsored by the City of Pittsburg's Waterfront Department along with its industrial tenants. The fireworks begin at dusk on Saturday evening, July 4. Website

San Ramon: Celebrate the 4th of July California style at a retro beach party concert in the park. We don’t have an ocean but we will have plenty of fun in the sun. Bring the whole family, some beach chairs and a picnic. The festivities will kick-off at 5pm with the Swinging Blue Stars taking us back to the 1940s and 50s singing all those fabulous patriotic tunes like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “When the Saints Come Marching In”. The celebration will continue with the California Beach Boys. Join us for a California style 4th of July with an “endless summer” celebration and some beach themed activities for the kids. We will have “Fun, Fun, Fun” till the sun sets. Admission is FREE Additional Parking Available at Iron Horse Middle School - No Fireworks! Website


American Canyon: Fourth of July parade with classic cars, floats, decorated vehicles and more will take place on Sunday, July 4 and will start at 10:30am at Elliott and Kimberly Drives. The parade will end at Community Park for an all-day festival with food, contests, games for children and a flag-raising ceremony. Fireworks begin after dusk at approximately 9:30pm. Website

Benicia: Picnic in the Park & Fireworks. Benicia's City Park is filled with arts and crafts, delicious hot food, live entertainment and children's activities, Climbing Wall, Train Rides and Inflatable Kids’ Entertainment. Fireworks start about 9 p.m. at the foot of First Street making this a great event for the whole family. Website

Cloverdale: Annual Cloverdale Lion's Pyrospectacular starts at 9:00 PM @ Cloverdale High School Football Field. Website

Fairfield: Boy Scout #482 Pancake Breakfast 8-11am at the Fairfield Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor Street. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. – Along Texas Street From Taylor to Union. Website

Guerneville: Russian River Fourth of July Celebration. Craft Fair on the Plaza, 10am-6pm, Russian River Rotary BBQ at Lark’s Parking Lot, 12pm-8pm. Beer/Wine Bar! Stuff for the kids, block Party in downtown. Grand finale pyrotechnic spectacular of FIREWORKS over the River Saturday July 5th. Website

Healdsburg: Old Fashion 4th of July Fireworks Display starting at 9:30 PM at Healdsburg High School Athletic Field. Website

Marin County Fair. Website

Napa County Fair. Website

Sausalito: July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at the Gabrielson Park- 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The parade through town begins at 10am at the intersection of Second and Main Streets and ends at Dunphy Park. Starting at 12 noon there will be live music all day. Food, dancing and family games help make this an exciting event for the whole family. Come and enjoy a good old-fashioned 4th of July celebration! $100 Reserves you a table for 6! Website

Sonoma County: Sonoma Fourth of July on the Plaza. The day is kicked off at 10:00 a.m. with a parade featuring marching bands. From then on you'll find a lot to entertain you at the Sonoma Fourth of July on the Plaza including live music, games, and a chance to hang out in Sonoma's historic plaza. Don't forget to try a hot dog or some apple pie. Fireworks At Dusk! Website

Suisun City: Plan for a whole day of fun from 11:00 AM until 10:30 PM. Live music, dozens of unique arts and crafts vendors, giant slide, rock climbing, great food, and kid's carnival. Fireworks Spectacular by Souza begins at 9:15 PM. Website

Vacaville: Experience the hometown feel of an old fashioned 4th of July in Historic Downtown Vacaville. Bring the family for a fun filled evening of music and fireworks under the stars. Park gates open at 5:00pm; music starts at 6:30pm with live music from “JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED - Tribute Band” . Lots of food & craft vendors on site. - Website


Fireworks Foster City: Fourth of July Celebration: Pancake Breakfast at 8:00a.m. begins the whole day of fun. Family Parade, Dog Show, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Lions Club Barbecue, Family Games, Concert, ending with the FIREWORKS SHOW Over the Lagoon - Leo Ryan Park at 9:30 sharp! Website

Palo Alto: 33rd Annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off Saturday, July 4th at Mitchell Park 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Website

Redwood City: The 74th Annual Independence Day Parade kicks off with a Benefit Pancake Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by an entire day of fun! Food and beverages, live music, Marshall Law Band, and the Battle of the Bands, Car Show, Arts & Crafts Booths, Kids area with a Jump House, Skates the Clown, Face Painting, Phil Ackerly the Magician, and loads of fun. Website

San Francisco: Fireworks Show Over The Bay Begins Around 9:30 p.m. Waterfront Celebration Concert in Aquatic Park 2:00pm to 9:00 pm. Fourth of July Celebration at PIER 39, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Mobility, The Air Force Band, 6:00 pm – 9:30pm Tainted Love, playing our favorite hits from the eighties. THE CANNERY at Del Monte Square, Face painting and live music 11:00am ­ 3:00pm. Fourth of July Celebration at Ghirardelli Square Noon to 8:00 p.m. Live music, entertainment for children provided by the famous balloon artist, Twisty Man. Cool down with a tasty ice cream sundae from the Ghirardelli Chocolate cart out on the Square! Blue and Gold Fleet Fireworks Cruise, Cruise sails at 8:00 pm Place: PIER 39. Red and White Fleet Fireworks Cruise, departures at 7:45 & 8:45 PM. Website


Cupertino: 7 - 11 am - Children's parade begins at 10a.m. at Memorial Park. Pancake breakfast, flag raising, live entertainment, and food! Saturday, July 5, 2015. 7a.m. - 5p.m. Memorial Park. Website

Gilroy: The annual fireworks display will take place Saturday, July 4th at the Gilroy High School Sports Field at approximately 9:30 p.m. Website

Milpitas: The gates will open at 5:00 PM for those that purchased”Presale Wristbands" and open at 6:00 PM for wristbands purchased at the event. There is a limited amount of presale wristbands, 5000, once they are sold out, attendees will have to purchase wristbands that will allow them to enter at 6:00 PM. This year's event will consist of musical entertainment, supplied by Pac Soul, with an added attraction of a dance floor to enjoy the sounds of the band and be able to dance. Food Truck Mafia will be selling savory and sweet items the entire event. The Fireworks show will start at approximately 9:15 PM, depending on how dark it is, and is expected to last approximately 20-30 minutes. Website

Morgan Hill: Morgan Hill Freedom Fest, Destination America - Patriotic singing, parade, entertainment and fireworks on the green at around 9:30p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 16500 Condit Rd, Morgan Hill, CA. Website

San Jose: A free, world-class fireworks display downtown San Jose. This is a free, family-friendly event, and seating is on a first-come basis. The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30PM, after dusk. Restrooms and a great view will be provided on site. Website

San Jose: Enjoy a family holiday filled with History, Patriotism and Roses! The Rose, White and Blue Parade and Festival held annually on 4th of July. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at Lincoln High School parking lot on Dana Avenue. Website

City of Santa Clara: Come celebrate Independence Day at the All-City Picnic at Central Park! Join the community from 12 noon to 5 p.m. for an old-fashioned holiday celebration. The fun will continue into the evening, so bring blankets and lawn chairs to the lawn area adjacent to the Community Recreation Center, where there will be music, a variety of food booths and food trucks. A patriotic fireworks display will fill the sky starting at 9:30 pm. Website

Watsonville: The 4th of July Parade begins at 2 p.m. in Downtown Watsonville. Website

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