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Friday, July 3

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom | Fireworks & DJ Dance Party | 2015 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom | Fireworks & DJ Dance Party | 2015

Celebrate Independence Day all weekend long at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, from Friday to Sunday, July 3-5, 2015, with rides, food, a DJ dance party, interactive games, and a fireworks extravaganza accompanied by a classic patriotic soundtrack, each night of the event.
Bring along a can of …

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, July 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, July 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Mateo | 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2015
Friday, July 3 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE
San Mateo | 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2015

The annual Highlands fireworks show takes place July 3, 2015 overlooking Crystal Springs Reservoir.
The event which takes place at Highlands Elementary School is free, but donations are appreciated. In past years, the fireworks have started at approximately 9:30 pm.
In past years, the viewing area was in …

Saturday, July 4

Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Novato
Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade | 2015

On July 4th, line up on Novato’s Grant Avenue to see the annual parade kickoff in the city’s Old Town district highlighted by a contingent of vintage military vehicles from the Joe Garbarino World War II Military Vehicle Museum. Typically, this includes WWII Sherman tanks plowing down …

Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill Park
Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2015

Pleasant Hill hosts a full day of Fourth of July fun with events ranging from a traditional patriotic parade through the downtown Crescent Drive area, family fun and games in Pleasant Hill Park, and live music and fireworks in the evening at College Park High …

San Mateo | 4th of July Parade & Midway Games | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along cash for games and food
| Highlands Recreation District
San Mateo | 4th of July Parade & Midway Games | 2015

Come celebrate Independence Day in 2015 in San Mateo with a 4th of July parade followed by a festival with midway carnival games. The 2015 parade theme is “Come One, Come All.”
Decorate a float or your bike and march in the parade that travels along Lexington Ave. from Powhatan Place …

Los Altos Hills | 4th of July Scooter & Skateboard Parade | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Los Altos Hills | 4th of July Scooter & Skateboard Parade | 2015

Turn out in red, white, and blue for the annual Los Altos Hills Fourth of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Come big, come small, come one and all. Bring your scooters and bikes, your po-gos, and trikes, carry streamers and flags, decorate Moms and Dads, …

Fairfield | Fourth of July Parade | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Fairfield | Fourth of July Parade | 2015

Come out and enjoy pure Americana with your family, neighbors, and friends to celebrate our great country on July 4, 2015 with Fairfield’s annual 4th of July parade.
At 10 am, the parade marches along Texas Street from Taylor Street to Union Ave.

 

Kenwood | 4th of July Hometown Parade & Blues in the Park | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Kenwood Plaza Park
Kenwood | 4th of July Hometown Parade & Blues in the Park | 2015

The Old Fashioned Kenwood 4th of July parade is back for 2015 with the Kenwood Hometown Parade beginning at 10:30 am at Kenwood Plaza Park.
After the parade, stick around to enjoy a “Shindig in the Park” around 11:30 am, after the parade trophies are handed out, with …

Los Altos | Glorious 4th of July Park Festival | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and activities
Los Altos | Glorious 4th of July Park Festival | 2015

Los Altos hosts their annual “Glorious 4th of July” festival on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Shoup Park in Los Altos.
Consider marching in or watching the Los Altos Hills Parade and then heading to the festival to continue the celebration.
2015 Glorious 4th of July:

Live Music
Games
Sing-a-long
Food & Desserts
Bounce …

Mill Valley | 4th of July Parade & BBQ Picnic | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE
Mill Valley | 4th of July Parade & BBQ Picnic | 2015

Spend Independence Day in Mill Valley at their annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic on July 4, 2015.
The day starts at Volunteer Park (the corner of Evergreen and Melrose) where everyone gathers for the beginning of a community parade to Stolte Grove. Led by a bright red fire …

Santa Cruz | Old Fashioned Independence Day 1914 Celebration | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Parking fees may apply; food is also available for purchase.
| Wilder Ranch State Park
Santa Cruz | Old Fashioned Independence Day 1914 Celebration | 2015

Travel back in time at Wilder Ranch State Park (located just 2 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1) on Saturday, July 4, 2015, to experience an Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration.
Parade
At 11:45 am, meet at the apple orchard in front of the Highway …

Pacifica | 4th of July Celebration & Free Games | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frontierland Park
Pacifica | 4th of July Celebration & Free Games | 2015

Join the Pacifica’s Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department for a fun 4th of July day full of crafts, games, music and more at Frontierland Park.
Join the festivities from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
You could also wake up early for the …

San Mateo | July Fourth in the Park Festival | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
San Mateo | July Fourth in the Park Festival | 2015

The city of San Mateo department of Parks & Rec presents July Fourth in the Park on July 4, 2015 from 11 am-2 pm at the Center Lawn in Central Park.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this free event featuring games for kids and adults, a family …

Menlo Park | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Food Trucks | 2015 Menlo Park | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Food Trucks | 2015

Join in on the 2015 Menlo Park July 4th Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
This small town, fun-filled parade begins at 11:45 am from the parking lot on Chestnut Street at Santa Cruz Avenue (behind the Wells Fargo bank).
Come dressed in red, white, & blue and decorate your bike or wagon to …

Palo Alto | Summer Fest: Chili Cook-off | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; Chili Tasting Kits will be sold for a nominal fee
| Mitchell Park
Palo Alto | Summer Fest: Chili Cook-off  | 2015

Add some spice to your Independence Day at the 34th annual Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Attracting thousands of sun and chili lovers, the festival embraces everything wonderful about summer.
Taste an array of red-hot chili delicacies prepared by teams of …

Pleasanton | 4th of July Patriotic Concert | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
Pleasanton | 4th of July Patriotic Concert | 2015

Celebrate our nation’s birth at Downtown Pleasanton’s Annual Hometown Celebration from noon-1:30 pm on Saturday, July 4 at Lions Wayside Park, at the intersection of First and Neal Streets.
Enjoy live music by the Pleasanton Community Concert Band. Also, guest speaker Rob Williams will speak on “What We Learned …

Roaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2015 Roaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2015

Roaring Camp Railroads hosts old-timey Fourth of July activities in the Santa Cruz Mountains on July 4, 2015. In 2014, the event was from noon to 3 pm.; we expect it to be similar for 2015.
The historic railroad camp, which features two narrow-gauge railroads, will …

Silicon Valley Music Festival: “Bach’s Humor” Lecture | San Jose
Saturday, July 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alum Rock United Methodist Church
Silicon Valley Music Festival:

Dedicated to exposing audiences to cutting-edge contemporary music, Silicon Valley Music Festival’s new music concert features works by the well-known contemporary composers.
As part of the festival, they will be a hosting a free lecture entitled “Bach’s Humor“on J.S. Bach: Capriccio in B-Flat at noon at …

Spirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Watsonville
Spirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2015

Celebrate Independence Day and Watsonville’s 163rd Birthday with a 4th of July parade through downtown.
The 2015 Spirit of Watsonville hometown parade hits Main Street at 2 pm. Expect floats, classic and muscle cars, antique tractors and equipment, and equestrians.