SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Red, white and boom!
The skies will light up all over the Bay Area starting Friday night, and we’ll be there to cover it! Tune in to KRON 4 on July 4th at 9 p.m. for our big LIVE fireworks special.
We’re bringing the biggest and best fireworks shows from all over the Bay Area. No sparklers here (although we love sparklers). It all starts Friday night at 9 p.m. Wanna join the fun live from the scene with KRON 4? Our crews will be at:
Pier 39 San Francisco, Marin County Fair, Alameda County Fair, and in San Jose near the Convention Center
If you’re looking for something to do before the firework shows, we’ve listed several Independence Day celebrations featuring festivals, parades, cook offs and more! Check out the list below…
EDITOR’S NOTE: San Mateo 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show is a private community event. It was previously listed as a public show.
SAN MATEO — Highlands Fireworks Show
** PRIVATE EVENT **
SAN FRANCISCO — Pier 39 Fourth of July Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10:00 AM
PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with an afternoon line-up with live entertainment including local bands. Then look to the sky as The City of San Francisco presents a spectacular fireworks display over San Francisco Bay.
LIVERMORE — 4th Of July Family Fun Fireworks Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 6 p.m. Street Closure – 9:30 p.m. Fireworks
Join the City of Livermore and Livermore Downtown as they celebrate the 4th of July in Downtown Livermore. Fireworks display will be launched off of the top of the Parking Structure on Railroad Avenue. Family Fun, great restaurant and shopping specials and an opportunity to gather with Livermore friends and neighbors in this great American tradition.
City parking lot bordered by Railroad Avenue, L Street, Livermore Avenue and the back of First Street will be a fee lot (this includes dirt and asphalt).
Stress free arrival is available… let Wheels do the driving! To purchase your pre-event Parking Pass, Bus Tickets or to contribute to this hometown event
PLEASANTON — Alameda County Fair – Concert & Fireworks Spectacular!
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 9:30 PM
The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular promises to live up to its name with non-stop, razzle-dazzle fireworks set to music performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony and we will have a Salute to Hometown Heroes Video before fireworks! Show starts at approximately 9:30 p.m., with best viewing at the Grandstand area.
ORINDA — Orinda July 4th Parade and Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Orinda Community Center (26 Orinda Way), parade at 10 am starting by Orinda Theatre, park activities at 11:30 a.m. in Orinda Community Center. http://orindaassociation.org/parade-info for more info. Lots of bands in parade and in park following parade. Lots of kids’ activities plus food and beverages.
Orinda Public Library
26 Orinda Way | Orinda
PALO ALTO — 34th Annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook Off
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The tradition continues as we celebrate Independence Day at the 34th Annual City of Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, July 4. With live music featuring Rockin’ Down the Higway (Music from the Doobie Brothers); a variety of children’s activities; art activities by the Palo Alto Art Center, and more. The Chili Cook Off has something for every member of the family.
Chili lovers … Pull out your best recipe and get ready to compete in the heated competition of the City of Palo Alto’s 34th Annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook-Off on 4th July!
Park – Mitchell (PMITCH)
600 East Meadow Drive | Palo Alto
SAN FRANCISCO — IndepenDANCE Family Fireworks Cruise Aboard San Francisco Spirit
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 7:15 PM
Presented by July4thCruises.com, this cruise will give you a chance to take in the biggest and best Independence Day Fireworks show on the west coast. It’s family friendly, includes an open bar for the adults, a live DJ for all to enjoy, and most importantly, a delicious full dinner buffet for all attendees and their families. Forget whatever plans you thought you had – this is the event for you.
Hornblower Cruises – Pier 3
Pier 3 | San Francisco
NAPA — Napa County Fair & Fireworks / 4th of July Parade
Saturday, July 4, 2015, PARADE: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | FIREWORKS: 09:30 PM – 10:00 PM
downtown Calistoga kicks off an All-American celebration with Napa Valley’s best 4th of July Parade! Thousands of smiling faces line the streets as friends and families marvel at the floats, the decorated cars, the live bands, and much more! Be sure to wear your red, white, and blue, wave your American flag, and bring along your family and friends to show support for your community and our great nation.
End your 4th of July celebration with the Fireworks Spectacular! Sit in the infield under the stars and enjoy a magical show!
MOUNTAIN VIEW — 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular With the San Francisco Symphony
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00 PM
Join the San Francisco Symphony at Shoreline Amphitheatre for the annual concert and fireworks spectacular as the San Francisco Symphony celebrates the Fourth of July. Epic music from the movies and American symphonic favorites lead up to an exhilarating fireworks show accompanied by the Orchestra.
One Amphitheatre Parkway | Mountain View
BERKELEY — 4TH OF JULY AT THE THE BERKELEY MARINA
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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! Adventure Playground, always a favorite, where children can build with hammers, nails, saws, paint and parental supervision, is open until 8PM. Get your face painted, try the giant slide, or splash in the water at the beach!
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.
201 University Avenue | Berkeley
OAKLAND — July 4th Festival of Family Fun at Jack London Square
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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!)
Jack London Square (Oakland, CA)
220 Fourth Street | Oakland
MILPITAS — City of Milpitas July 4th Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
On July 4th the City of Milpitas will have its annual Independence Day Celebration! Come enjoy music, food, and fun at the “Waving the Red, White & Blue” Pool Party from 1-4 pm ($2 Admission), then rock out at the “Red White & Boom” Concert and Fireworks Show featuring Pacific Soul from 7-10 pm ($3 Admission). Grab some grub at the new food trucks by Food Truck Mafia. Gates open at 6 pm, space is limited. Tickets are available for purchase at the Milpitas Community Center and Sports Center.
Milpitas Sports Center
1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. | Milpitas
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Red, White & Boom!
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 4 PM – 10:00 PM
More than just a fireworks show – come join us for an afternoon and evening of food, live music, kid’s activities, and fun for the the whole family!
Checkout the fantastic lineup of local bands and enjoy great food from the many local vendors who will be serving up their specialties. For the kids, we’ll have watermelon eating contest, jumpy houses, face painters, clowns and more.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd. | Santa Rosa
Alameda County Fair
June 17 – July 5. This show promises to live up to its name with non-stop, razzle-dazzle fireworks set to music performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Located in Pleasanton, the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular begins 9:30 p.m.
“Mayor’s 4th of July Parade”
Saturday, July 4. Parade at 10 a.m. is one of the longest Independence Day parades in the nation with over 170 floats and 2,500 participants. No fireworks.
Antioch’s 4th of July Festivities & Fireworks
Saturday, July 4th from 3pm – Family fun for everyone! Featuring live entertainment, a car show, Kids Zone w/ family games and a Firework Shows rated best in Contra Costa County.
Saturday, July 4. Enjoy a pancake breakfast starting at 7:00am – 11:00am. Parade at 10:30am followed by an all-day festival in Community Park with Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 4. Enjoy a pancake breakfast starting at 7:00am – 10:00am. “World Shortest” Parade at 10:00am – 12:00pm, followed by post-parade party until 4 p.m. in Aptos Village Park.No fireworks.
Friday, July 3. Freedom Festival Torchlight Parade along 1st Street at 6:30 p.m. No fireworks.
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Saturday, July 4. Picnic in the Park & Fireworks – 12:00pm-7:00pm – Featuring arts & crafts, live entertainment, plenty of food and children’s activities. Fireworks begin around 9:00pmat the foot of First Street.
Saturday, July 4. Celebration at Berkeley Marina from 12:00pm to 10:00pm with live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, kids playground and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. off the end of the Berkeley Pier.
Saturday, July 5. Fireworks over Bodega Bay starts at 9:30pm over the bay, viewable from Westside Park.
Saturday, July 4. Napa County Fair & Fireworks – Parade at 11:00am through downtown Calistoga. Fireworks Sky Concert at 9:30pm at the Napa County Fairgrounds.
Saturday, July 4. Concord 4th of July – Celebrate Concord’s first 4th of July Festival with a kids carnival, food booths, vendor exhibits, and live entertainment on stage. Fireworks will end the day with will not disappoint.
Saturday, July 4. 6th Annual Stars & Stripes 5K Run & Walk – Enjoy this 3.1 mile run/walk at Todos Santos Plaza in Downtown Concord. All proceeds from this race benefit Monument Crisis Center and Bay Area Crisis Nursery.
Saturday, July 4th. Saturday Concerts in The Grove with “Plan B” – No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Fireworks at 9 p.m. at Cloverdale High School football field.
Saturday, July 4. Pancake Breakfast from 7:00am-11:00am, Children’s parade at 10:00am followed by music in Memorial Park until noon. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Annual parade that attracts over 40,000 attendees starting at 9:00am on Hartz Ave – San Ramon Valley Blvd from El Cerro & Sycamore Valley Rd. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. All-day music festival in Cerrito Vista Park. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Parade along Texas Street starting at 10:00am No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Parade followed by festivities all day at Leo J. Ryan Park including live music and food.Fireworks at 9:30pm
Saturday, July 4. Parade through downtown starting at 10:00am No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. All-You-Can-Eat BBQ served in South County Picnic Grove at Gilroy Gardens.
Saturday, July 4. Block party in Downtown Guerneville including arts & crafts, live music and a BBQ, followed by Firewoks at dark over the Russian River.
Half Moon Bay
Saturday, July 4. Parade on Main Street at Noon. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Fireworks at dark at Healdsburg High School football field.
Saturday, July 4th. Parade at 10:30am at Kenwood Plaza Park on Warm Springs Road with musical entertainment to follow. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Red, White & Blue Fireworks & Block Party starting at 6:00pm in Downtown Livermore.Fireworks at 9:30pm
Saturday, July 4th. Community celebration with food & music at Oak Meadow Park from 11:00am – 4:30pm No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Pancake Breakfast from 8:00am – 10:00am + Flag Raising Ceremony at 9:15am & Parade in downtown at 10:00am. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Parade & Celebration starting at 11:45am followed by food, games and music in Burgess Park. No Fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Daylong events at Moraga Commons Park include a dog parade, bike parade, old fashioned kids games, magic show, evening concert and fireworks at 9: 30 p.m.
Saturday, July 4. Award-winning parade in downtown at 10:00am. + Car Cruise ‘n Show and Walk/Run events.Nighttime fireworks at at Outdoor Sports Center.
Saturday, July 4. San Francisco Symphony performs at Shoreline Amphitheater at 8 p.m. withFireworks at dark.
Saturday, July 4. Independence Day on the Wine Train – View the Yountville Fireworks from the comfort of the Wine Train. Fireworks at Yountville.
Saturday, July 4. Parade at 10:00am. through the city’s Old Town district features the largest assemblage of restored military vehicles in the Bay Area. No fireworks.
Friday, July 3. Fireworks after the Oakland A’s vs Mariners night game – Salute to Armed Forces Fireworks, Sport Clips Charity Cuts, Authentic Fan Friday concludes at the O.co Coliseum.
Saturday, July 4. Festival of Family Fun – Jack London Square will be hosting a fun daytime event (11:00am – 4:00pm) for families, featuring tasty treats, music and much more! No fireworks
Saturday, July 4. Celebration with food and music starting at 6:00pm at Freedom Basin Park featuring jumpies, games, food, music and fireworks at dusk.
Saturday, July 4. Robert Mondavi Winery hosts a musical performance featuring legendary rock band The Wallflowers with special guest Andrew McMahon. Followed by post-concert fireworks display.
Saturday, July 4. Parade at 10:00am. Followed by a festival at Orinda Community Park. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Community celebration at Frontierland Park filled with crafts, games, music and more from 10:00am to 4:00pm. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds features entertainment and food starting at 5:00pm with fireworks after 9:30pm.
Saturday, July 4. Celebration in Downtown and Pleasant Hill Park with parade, music, fun & games + fireworks at dusk.
Saturday, July 4. Alameda County Fair – Patriotic concert performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony withfireworks show starting approximately at 9:30pm.
Saturday, July 4. Chalk Full of Fun on the 4th Festival – Free all-day festival featuring artists of all types. No Fireworks..
Saturday, July 4. Oakland East Bay Symphony performs at 6:30pm at the Craneway Pavillion followed byfireworks at 9:15pm.
Saturday, July 4. Santa Rosa Symphony w/ Megan Hilty performs at 7:30pm at Sonoma State’s Green Music Center with “followed by eye-popping pyrotechnics” at 9:15 p.m..
Saturday, July 4. Parade at 11:00am followed by community picnic at Ross Common Park. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Waterfront festival at Pier 39 with live music from WJM and Tainted Love starting Noon until the fireworks show approximately at 9:30pm.
Saturday, July 4. Rose, White & Blue Parade at 10:00am followed by entertainment and good things to eat, all at The Alameda. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Watch the San Jose Giants take on the Visalia Rawhide, Then enjoy aPostgame Fireworks after the game at Municipal Stadium.
Saturday, July 4th. Free, world-class fireworks return to downtown San Jose!
APPROX. 9:30PM, at Discovery Meadow, thanks to Rotary.
Saturday, July 4. Family Celebration and Fireworks Show – Live music and performances at El Portal Soccer Field starting at 4:00pm followed by Fireworks at dusk.
Marin County Fair — Saturday, July 4. 2015 Performances by Queen Nation at 3:00pm and Pablo Cruise at 7:30pm + nightly Fireworks at 9:30pm.
San Ramon Central Park — Saturday, July 4. Musical celebration from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. No fireworks.
Central Park — Saturday, July 4. Live music and food at Central Park starting at 12 noon to 10:00 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
California’s Great America — Saturday, July 4 California’s Great America presents Ignite The Night Fireworks Spectacular.
Saturday, July 4. Red, White, and Boom celebration at Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Enjoy food and live music from 3:30 p.m. with a fireworks show at night
Saturday, July 4. Parade and music are part of a morning-long community celebration at Kevin Moran Park. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Parade starts at 10 a.m. through Downtown Sausalito followed by a festival in Dunphy Park.Fireworks display over Richardson Bay.
Saturday, July 4. Parade at 3 p.m. just south of Civic Center Drive, travel northbound to El Pueblo Road, and then circle back and return to Civic Center Drive. Followed by a festival in Skypark with music, food and games. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Friday, July 3. Music begins at 6 p.m. with Fireworks at dusk at Analy High School.
Saturday, July 4. Parade at 10 a.m. followed by a festival on Sonoma Plaza all day. No fireworks.
Saturday, July 4. Celebration with live entertainment and food starting at 11 a.m. in the Waterfront District andFireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 4. Fireworks cruise at 8:30pm aboard the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.
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Saturday, July 4. Bring the family to historic Downtown Vacaville for an old fashioned 4th of July. Andrews Park opens at 5:00 p.m. with Fireworks at dusk.
Saturday, July 4. “Stars and Stripes Forever!” Parade at 10:00am beginning at Broadway and Tennessee and through Downtown Vallejo. Fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m.along the waterfront.
Saturday, July 4. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’ July 4th Fest – Celebrate our country, enjoy the summer and share great times with family and friends. Fireworks at dusk.
Friday, July 3. Celebration at at Keiser Park with entertainment starting at 4 p.m. and Fireworks at dusk.
Saturday, July 4. Festival at the Veterans Home from 12 noon to 10 p.m. with live music and food. Fireworks at dusk.