4th of July Events

All events are on July 4 and are free unless otherwise noted.



Mayors Parade: 10 a.m. Lincoln and Park streets.

510-263-9399, www.alamedaparade.com.

USS Hornet Museum: Family activities, music and entertainment; tours of the aircraft throughout the day. 2-9:15 p.m.

Fireworks: Can be seen from the deck. Start time: 9:15 p.m.

$10-$25. 510-521-8448, ext. 292, www.uss-hornet.org.



Parade: 11 a.m. down Second Street

Celebration: Classic car show, music, activities for kids, arts and crafts, beer and wine. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Contra Costa Fairgrounds. Parking $5.

Fireworks: Start time: 9:15 p.m.




Pancake breakfast: 7-10 a.m. 7941 Soquel Drive.

Parade: 10 a.m. down Soquel Drive.

Celebration: Food, entertainment, arts and crafts. Aptos Village Park. .




Torchlight Parade (July 3): 6:30 p.m. down First Street

Picnic in the Park: Food, musical entertainment, activities for kids, including arts and crafts and train rides. Noon-7 p.m. at City Park.

Fireworks: On the waterfront. Start time: 9 p.m.




Berkeley Marina: Family activities. Music noon-9:30 p.m. Food trucks. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. at the end of Berkeley Pier.; no cars in or out after 7 p.m. 510-548-5335, www.AnotherBullwinkelShow.com



Downtown events: Family-style karaoke, crafts. Noon-3 p.m. Downtown Campbell. www.downtowncampbell.com



Morning Celebration: Rotary Clubs pancake breakfast. 7 a.m. Endeavor Hall

Parade: 10 a.m. down Main Street.

925-693-0463. www.cityofclayton.org.



City Celebration: Pancake breakfast: 7:30 a.m.; Concord Police Association Stars and Stripes Run 8 a.m.; parade 10 a.m.; festival 4 p.m., fire works 9 p.m., at Mt. Diablo High School.




Tri-Valley Parade: Honoring local community service organizations. 9 a.m. down Hartz Avenue.

925-314-3369, www.danville.ca.gov.



Barron Hilton fireworks: Hundreds of boats gather for a fireworks display shot off a barge anchored off Mandeville Tip on the north side of the Deepwater Channel in the Delta between Stockton and Antioch. 8-10 p.m. . 916-777-4041



Family Festival: Entertainment, art and food. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Ave.



Pancake breakfast: 8-11 a.m., Fairfield Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor St.

Parade: 10 a.m. down Texas Street.



Roaring Camp Old-Fashion event: 1950s style sock hop, contests, races, games, live music. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, 5355 Graham Hill Road. 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com.



Parade: 10 a.m. Down Stevenson Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway. www.fremont.gov.



Parade by the Pacific: Floats, marching bands, decorated trikes and bikes, canines and law enforcement among the parade marchers at noon on Main Street. Comedian Will Durst will serve as parade grand marshal. 650-726-8380.



Fireworks: From the Parking Garage in downtown Livermore (on Railroad Avenue, between Livermore Avenue and Maple). For more information: www.livermoredowntown.com and www.cityoflivermore.net.



Morning Celebration: Pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. downtown; 9 a.m. flag raising, Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St.; parade 10 a.m. Court, Main streets. www.mainstreetmartinez.org.



Parade: 11:30 a.m. down Santa Cruz Avenue. Food, music and games, Noon-2:30 p.m. Burgess Park. www.menlopark.org.



“Red, White & Boom” Concert and Fireworks show: Food trucks and music. 7-10 p.m. Milpitas Sports Center Complex, 1328 E. Calaveras Blvd. $3. www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov.



Freedom Fest: See www.mhdomfest.com for a complete list of events and locations.

5K walk/run: 7:45 a.m. with 5K walk/run at P.A. Walsh School followed by a parade and then a car show. Entertainment and fireworks: Music begins at 6 p.m. at Morgan Hill Community Park. Fireworks display after sunset.



Fireworks: With the San Francisco Symphony. 8 p.m. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $24-$35. www.sfsymphony.org



Pardee Home Museum Picnic: Barbecue, performances, games, children’s crafts. Noon-4 p.m. 672 11th St. $5-$15. 510-832-3456, www.pardeehome.org.

Jack London Square: Performers, art, music, food and drink. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. . www.jacklondonsquare.com.



Pancake breakfast and flag-raising ceremony: 7:30-10 a.m. Orinda Community Center Plaza.

Parade: 10 a.m. Orinda Theatre to Community Center.

Park activities: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Live music, food, car show, activities for kids.

925-254-0800, www.orindaassociation.org.



Summer Festival and Chili Cook-Off: Chefs battle chili championship, music, activities for kids, food. Noon-5 p.m. Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive. www.cityofpaloalto.org.



Fireworks: Begin at dusk at Pittsburg’s waterfront, 51 Marina Boulevard. 925-252-4860.



City Festival:

Firecracker 5K Run 8 a.m. downtown Pleasant Hill; parade 9:30 a.m. Crescent Drive; music, games, more 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 147 Gregory Lane; cool off at Spray Park, Aquatic Park 1-4:30 p.m.; music begins 7:15 p.m., continues until fireworks at College Park High School. www.phjuly4.com.



Alameda County Fair

Red, White and Blues Festival: 1-9 p.m. Main Stage

Fireworks: Start time 9:45 p.m.

With paid admission to the Fair. Alameda County Fairgrounds.




Fireworks: The upper parking lots at Cañada College will open at 6:30 p.m. for the public to view Peninsula fireworks displays. 4200 Farm Hill Blvd.

Pancake breakfast: 7:30-10:30 a.m. 755 Marshall St.

Parade: 10 a.m. down Winslow. www.parade.org.

Fireworks from the Port: Live music at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Waterfront Recreation Area, 503 Seaport Court. www.redwoodcity.org.



Target Independence Day Celebration: 6:30 p.m.

July 3.

Performances by Oakland East Bay Symphony, entertainment, food and fireworks. Craneway Pavilion. Free. 510-444-0801. http://bit.ly/1lVcyUX.



Fireworks on the Waterfront: 9:30 p.m.

Pier 39: Musical entertainment and activities begin at noon at Entrance Plaza. Beach Street and the Embarcadero. 415-705-5500, www.pier39.com.

Fisherman’s Wharf/Aquatic Park: Family entertainment, food, live music, kids’ activities. 2 p.m. Aquatic Park, Beach and Hyde streets. www.visitfishermanswharf.com.

Angel Island Fireworks Cruise: A ferry to Angel Island to view the fireworks departs at 5:40 p.m. from Pier 39 and returns at 10:30 p.m. $25-$39. www.blueandgoldfleet.com.

Blue and Gold Fleet: Departs from Pier 41 at the Tiburon Ferry Terminal in Tiburon to view the fireworks at 8:30 p.m. A no-alcohol cruise for families departs at 8:15 p.m. from Pier 39. www.blueandgoldfleet.com. Adults: $70; children $50.



Rose, White & Blue Parade and festival: 10 a.m. start at Lincoln High School parking lot on Dana Avenue. Route winds through the Shasta/Hanchett and Rose Garden neighborhoods, ends on The Alameda near Pershing Avenue. Festival follows with live music, food, classic cars, arts and crafts.

Rotary Club Centennial Celebration. 8 p.m. Discovery Meadow, Woz Way and West San Carlos streets. Fireworks begin at sunset. http://rotaryfireworks.org.

San Jose Giants Fireworks: The single-A ballclub of the San Francisco Giants will host the Stockton Ports July 4-5. Fireworks begin following the conclusion of each game. Game time is 6:30 p.m. Municipal Stadium, 588 East Alma Ave. 408-297-1435, http://sjgiants.com.



Run/Walk: Independence Day Classic 10K run, 5K walk and run and 3K walk. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. Races begin at 8:15 a.m., Registration open 6:30-8 a.m. $40

Concert: Patriotic music with San Ramon Symphonic Band, David Martin’s House Party. Local veterans, active duty military will be recognized. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs. 5-8 p.m.



“Highlands, the American dream”: Parade, festival with midway games, food. 10 a.m. Highland Recreation Center, 1851 Lexington Ave. admission.



Picnic: Entertainment, food and children’s activities. Noon-9:30 p.m. Central Park.

Family fun: Live music, food trucks. 6-10 p.m. Community Recreation Center.

Fireworks: Start at sunset. www.santaclara.gov.



Family Fun: flag presentation, patriotic music, parade, costumed actors, Popsicles. 9:30-11 a.m. Kevin Moran Park, 12415 Scully Ave. www.saratogajuly4.com.



Independence Day Celebration: Parade, barbecue, music, games, petting zoo. 3-9:30 p.m. July 4. Skylark, 361 Kings Village Road. $6-$8. 831-438-3251, www.scottsvalley.org.



Celebration: Entertainment, live music, food, arts and crafts, games, fireworks display over the waterfront. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Suisun City Waterfront District. www.visitsuisuncity.com.



Concert and Fireworks: Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.) featuring Travelin’ Band — A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival. Food and craft vendors. Fireworks at dark. Andrews Park, Monte Vista Avenue and School Street.



Concert and Ice Cream Social: Performances by Walnut Creek Concert Band; ice cream scooped by the city’s former Mayors. 5-7:30 p.m. Civic Park Gazebo. www.walnutcreek100.com.



Spirit of Watsonville: Parade and festival. 2-5 p.m. Main St., Highway 152. 831-768-3240, www.watsonvillerec.com.

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