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2017 Alameda County Fair & Fireworks Show to Symphony Music | Pleasanton

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - All Day | Cost: $12*
*General adult tickets cost $12, senior/children $8 in advance, otherwise it's $15 adult and $10 for senior/children during the fair.

Alameda County Fair | 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA



2017 Alameda County Fair

The 2017 Alameda County Fair takes over their annual Pleasanton stomping grounds with carnival rides, horseracing, exhibits, animals, food, rides, games, pig races, tons of kids activities, extreme rodeos and more.

Also catch a nightly 8 pm concert (free with your paid admission) at their 3,000 seat amphitheater, which you can also watch from the lawn on a jumbo-tron screen.

2017 Alameda County Fair 
June 16-July 9 (closed June 19, 20, 26 & 27)
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton
Tickets are $12 pre-sale (through June 15) / $15 gate for adults
Parking is $10 ($8 in advance)

2017 Special Discount Days (most end at 5 pm) 

  • Military Appreciation, Free Fair Admission With Valid Military Id – All Day, Everyday
  • Father’s Day Sunday, June 18 – Dads Get Free Admission Until 5 pm
  • Foster Kids Clothing Drive, June 21 –  Bring 1 new clothing item. $1 carnival rides until 5 pm.
  • Seniors Free Thursdays (62+) – June 22, June 29, & July 6, Until 5 pm.
  • Kids Free Fridays (12 And Under) – June 16, June 23, June 30 & July 7, Until 5 pm
  • Feed The Need Food Drive & $1 Rides,  (Bring 4 Non-perishable Food Items And Receive Free Admission) – June 28, Until 5 pm
  • 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, July 4 – featuring Oakland East Bay Symphony
    First Responders Day (until 5 pm) – honoring Police Officers and Fire Personnel with badge.
  • $1 Admission & $1 Rides, July 5 (Until 5 pm)

Big O Tires Presents 2017 Concert Series:
All concerts are included with your admission ticket

  • June 16 – Sugar Ray
  • June 17 – Con Funk Shun
  • June 18 – Plain White T’s
  •  June 21 – Jana Kramer
  • June 22 – Tower of Power
  • June 23 – John Michael Montgomery
  • June 24 – ASIA Featuring John Payne
  • June 25 – Rose Royce
  •  June 28 – Clint Black
  • June 29 – Ann Wilson of Heart
  • June 30 – Super Diamond
  • July 1 – Sheila E
  • July 2 – America
  • July 3 – Queen Nation
  • July 4 – Red, White & Blues Festival
  • July 5 – Wynonna & the Big Noise
  • July 6 – Journey Revisited
  • July 7 – Foreverland
  • July 8 – Jody Watley Featuring Shalamar Reloaded
  • July 9 – Night Ranger
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Independence Day Fireworks | 2017 Alameda County Fair

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 they will have a Salute to Hometown Heroes Video before fireworks.

Fireworks start at approximately 9:30 pm, with best viewing at the Budweiser Grandstand.

Please note, gates are closing on 4th of July at 6 pm. No new tickets will be sold after 6 pm. No re-entry after 6 pm even with handstamps. No new parking after 6 pm.


Links: Event details

Cost: $12*

*General adult tickets cost $12, senior/children $8 in advance, otherwise it's $15 adult and $10 for senior/children during the fair.

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, 4th of July, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Fireworks, Fun & Games, Kids & Families
Address: 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

All Day   Concord | 4th of July Parade, The Bell Brothers & Fireworks | 2017  FREE*
*Festivities are free but the 5k run participation fee is 30$
All Day   Martinez | Hometown 4th of July Parade & Pancake Breakfast | 2017  FREE
All Day   Moraga | July 4th Fireworks | 2017  FREE
8:30 am   4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules  FREE*
*Free expo and parade. $25 to register in advance for the run.
All Day   Redwood City | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017  FREE
All Day   Foster City | 4th of July Dog Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017  FREE
All Day   Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2017  FREE
9:00 am   Danville | 4th of July Parade | 2017  FREE
All Day   Corte Madera | Fourth of July Parade & Celebration | 2017  FREE
9:00 am   Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2017  FREE
9:30 am   Cupertino | 4th of July Children’s Parade & Concert in the Park | 2017  FREE
All Day   Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017  FREE
All Day   San Francisco | 7 Different Free Guided Walking Tours for 4th of July | 2017  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
9:30 am   Saratoga | Costumed Old-Fashioned 4th of July & Free Popsicles | 2017  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted for Operation: Care and Comfort
9:30 am   Los Altos Hills | 4th of July Scooter & Skateboard Parade | 2017  FREE
9:30 am   de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays  FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
9:30 am   Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays  FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 am   San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade | 2017  FREE
10:00 am   Aptos | World’s Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2017  FREE*
*Pancake breakfast will have a nominal fee, but parade is free and party in the park has a suggested donation of $5.
10:00 am   Alameda | Mayor’s 4th of July Parade | 2017  FREE
All Day   El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2017  FREE
10:00 am   Fremont | 4th of July Parade | 2017  FREE
10:00 am   Orinda | 4th of July Parade & Celebration in the Park | 2017  FREE
All Day   Sausalito | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Celebration | 2017  FREE
All Day   Fremont | Watermelon Seed Spitting & Tug Of War 4th of July | 2017  $10*
*$10/adults, $8/seniors (62+), $5/children (4-17), under 4 years free.
10:00 am   Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade | 2017  FREE
10:00 am   Cupertino | July 4th Free Swimming Day | 2017  FREE
All Day   Sonoma | Traditional 4th of July Parade & Celebration | 2017  FREE
All Day   Napa | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2017  FREE
10:00 am   Clayton | Independence Day Parade | 2017  FREE
All Day   Santa Clara | Great America Fireworks & Free Military Admission | 2017  $39.99*
*$39.99 (online 2017 Weekday Saver valid Monday-Friday); $35 after 4 pm
10:00 am   Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2017  $3*
*$3 for adults; $2 for seniors and students; and free for kids five and under
10:00 am   San Mateo | Locals-Only 4th of July Parade & Carnival Midway Games | 2017  FREE*
*Free, but bring along cash for games and food
10:00 am   Fairfield | Fourth of July Parade | 2017  FREE
10:00 am   $1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
All Day   American Canyon | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017  FREE
10:30 am   Petaluma | Annual 4th of July Bell Ringing Ceremony | 2017  FREE
10:30 am   Kenwood | 4th of July Hometown Parade & Blues in the Park | 2017  FREE
All Day   Sleepy Hollow | Fourth of July Parade & Poolside Party | 2017  FREE
10:30 am   Mission Terrace | 4th of July Parade & Picnic | 2017  FREE
11:00 am   Piedmont | Small Town 4th of July Bagpipe & Classic Car Parade | 2017  FREE
All Day   2017 Alameda County Fair & Fireworks Show to Symphony Music | Pleasanton  $12*
*General adult tickets cost $12, senior/children $8 in advance, otherwise it's $15 adult and $10 for senior/children during the fair.
11:00 am   Santa Cruz | Old Fashioned 1900s Independence Day Celebration | 2017  FREE*
*$10 Parking fee may apply; food is also available for purchase.
All Day   Marin County Fair: Fireworks, Free Rides & The Happy Together Tour | San Rafael  $15*
*$15 advanced tickets bought online. Day of tickets are $20 (plus $3 service charge); $20 at the gate
11:00 am   Calistoga | Silverado 4th of July Parade | 2017  FREE
11:00 am   Ross | Fourth of July Parade | 2017  FREE
All Day   Antioch | 4th of July Fireworks, Festival & Parade | 2017  FREE
11:00 am   Pacifica | 4th of July Celebration & Free Games | 2017  FREE*
*Festivities are FREE.
11:00 am   San Mateo | July Fourth in the Park Fest & Free Swim | 2017  FREE
11:00 am   Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch  FREE
11:00 am   Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays  FREE
11:00 am   Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays  FREE
11:00 am   Eat Trill: July 4th All Day Food, Music, Art & Community Event | SF  FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
11:45 am   Menlo Park | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Food Trucks | 2017  FREE*
*Free, but some activities may require a fee or a $7 wristband. Bring cash for food & drinks.
12:00 pm   Palo Alto | Summer Fest: Chili Cook-off | 2017  FREE*
*Free admission; Chili Tasting Kits will be sold for a nominal fee.
12:00 pm   Half Moon Bay | Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade | 2017  FREE
All Day   Santa Clara | All City Picnic & 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza | 2017  FREE
All Day   Benicia | Picnic in the Park & Waterfront Fireworks Show | 2017  FREE
All Day   Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2017  FREE
12:00 pm   Oakland | 1900s Old-Timey Pardee Patriotic Picnic | 2017  $15*
*$15 for adults includes BBQ other treats; $5 for children 5-11 years; free for those under 5
All Day   Oakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2017  FREE*
*Free festival, but bring money for food and drinks.
All Day   Calistoga | Napa County Fair, Free Rides & Fireworks | 2017  $20*
*Adults $20; Children & Seniors $15; Kids under 6 free; Admission includes unlimited access to everything
All Day   San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2017  FREE
12:00 pm   Woodacre | Fourth of July Parade & Flea Market | 2017  FREE*
*Free admission, but some games may require a donation.
12:00 pm   Albany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2017  FREE*
*Most activities are free, but a kid's Fun Band is $5 and gets you unlimited activities. Registration cost may apply to enter contests, but they are free to watch.
All Day   Roaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2017  FREE*
*The festivities are free, but there is a parking fee and food is available for purchase. Certain activities have fees between $2-5. Train rides cost $27 for adults and $20 for children.
1:00 pm   Milpitas | Red, White & Blue 4th of July Pool Party | 2017  FREE*
*Space may be limited at times due to pool capacity.
1:00 pm   Spirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2017  FREE
1:00 pm   Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band  FREE
1:30 pm   SF Mime Troupe: Opening Weekend 2017 | Dolores Park  FREE*
*Donations accepted.
All Day   Alameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2017  $20*
* $20 for Adults, $10 for the youth (until June 5) afterwards it's $25 for Adults, $15 for the youth. The event is free for children 5 years old and under.
2:00 pm   LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Dolores Park  FREE
All Day   Scotts Valley | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017  $6*
*$6 in advance; $8 on July 4th; Children under 4 are free. Games & food are extra and not included in admission fee
3:00 pm   Alameda | 4th of July Family Festival and Concert | 2017  FREE
3:00 pm   3rd Annual “Queer As Fourth” Dance Party | El Rio  $10
3:30 pm   Santa Rosa | “Red, White & Boom” Fireworks Celebration | 2017  $10*
*$10 general admission
All Day   Los Gatos | 4th of July Symphony in the Park | 2017  FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and beverages.
4:00 pm   6th Annual July 4th Fireworks Pub Crawl & Hot Dog Eating Contest | SF  $6*
*50% off with code FUNCHEAPSF - $12 tickets.
4:30 pm   Rohnert Park | 4th of July Concert & Fireworks | 2017  FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks from outside the venue; otherwise, tickets start at $25
5:00 pm   San Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2017  FREE
5:30 pm   San Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2017  FREE
6:00 pm   Stockton | 59th Annual Waterfront Fireworks Extravaganza | 2017  FREE
6:00 pm   Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2017  $73 *
*Special Arrangement Evening Ferry Tickets are required: $73 Adults and $52 Children (5-12 years)
6:00 pm   Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa  FREE
6:30 pm   Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2017  FREE
6:30 pm   Watch Fireworks Close Up Aboard WWII Liberty Ship | S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien  $40
6:30 pm   San Jose Giants Baseball & 4th of July Fireworks | 2017  $12*
*Game tickets start at $12, but fireworks can be seen for free outside Municipal Stadium.
6:30 pm   Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
6:30 pm   Moraga Summer Concert: Dance Party & Show | East Bay  FREE
6:45 pm   1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland  FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pm   Milpitas | 4th of July Fireworks | 2017  $3*
*$3 admission; children 2 and under are free
7:30 pm   Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF  FREE
8:00 pm   4th of July Fireworks & San Francisco Symphony | Shoreline Amphitheatre | 2017  $25*
*4-Pack of lawn seats start at $16.75 per person (plus $8.25 fee). Single lawn tickets are $24.
8:00 pm   Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pm   “My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland  $5
8:00 pm   It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight  FREE
8:30 pm   Cloverdale | 4th of July Fireworks | 2017  FREE*
*There is no charge, but donations are appreciated.
8:30 pm   Farley’s Potrero Hill | Mini DIY-Fireworks Street Show | 2017  FREE
9:00 pm   Healdsburg | 4th of July Fireworks Show | 2017  FREE
9:00 pm   St. Helena | 4th of July Fireworks Show | 2017  FREE
9:00 pm   Cloverdale | Fourth of July Fireworks | 2017  FREE
9:00 pm   Dixon | 4th of July Fireworks | 2017  FREE
9:00 pm   Illumination: 4th of July Light Art in the Park | Golden Gate Park  FREE
9:15 pm   Gilroy | 4th of July Fireworks Salute | 2017  FREE
9:30 pm   Cupertino | Fourth of July Fireworks Show | 2017  FREE
9:30 pm   Sonoma | 4th of July Fireworks Show: Booms & Echos in the Valley | 2017  FREE*
*Donations to the Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters' Association greatly appreciated
9:30 pm   Livermore | “Red, White & Boom” July 4th Fireworks & Block Party | 2017  FREE*
*Free, but bring money for parking
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