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Tuesday, June 28

2016 Alameda County Fair $2 Tuesday | Pleasanton
Tuesday, June 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: $2*
*$2 admission until 5 pm. Food & carnival ride wristbands available for purchase.
| Alameda County Fair
2016 Alameda County Fair $2 Tuesday | Pleasanton

The 2016 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, Monster trucks, demolition derbies, extreme rodeos and more. Also catch a nightly 8 pm concert (free with your paid admission) at their 3,000 ...

Wednesday, June 29

Free Admission & $1 Rides: Support Our Troops Drive | 2016 Alameda County Fair
Free Admission & $1 Rides: Support Our Troops Drive | 2016 Alameda County Fair

The 2016 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, Monster trucks, demolition derbies, extreme rodeos and more. Also catch a nightly 8 pm concert (free with your paid admission) at their 3,000 ...

Make & Sample Ice Cream | Hayward
Wednesday, June 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward Public Library (Weekes Branch)
Make & Sample Ice Cream | Hayward
Celebrate the beginning of summer at their 7th annual ice cream social. Join them in making and sampling different homemade ice cream flavors. This program is free, no registration required, and all ages are welcome.

Thursday, June 30

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, June 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

Final Night: SF City Hall Lights up for Pride: Rainbow Lights & Flags | 2016
Thursday, June 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Final Night: SF City Hall Lights up for Pride: Rainbow Lights & Flags | 2016

Every year, city hall turns its lights rainbow colors in honor of Pride. It’s a great photo opportunity for you to capture San Francisco at its most festive. Please note that occasionally City Hall may swap out the light colors due to a special event ...

Friday, July 1

2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest & Live Music | South Bay
Friday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest & Live Music | South Bay

The roar of motorcycles will take over the streets of Hollister,known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker,” for the annual Hollister Freedom Rally. The Rally has always been and will continue to be a free rally welcoming all bikers and is the largest of its kind ...

Saturday, July 2

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom | Fireworks Extravaganza | 2016
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom | Fireworks Extravaganza | 2016
Celebrate Independence Day all weekend long at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, from Saturday-Monday, July 2-4, 2016, with rides, food, and a fireworks extravaganza accompanied by a classic patriotic soundtrack, each night of the event. Fireworks, Family, and Fun! It wouldn’t be July 4th without fireworks – and ...
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

Russian River “Big Rocky Games” | Monte Rio | 2016
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Monte Rio Public Beach
Russian River

Monte Rio, along the Russian River, hosts its annual two day “Big Rocky Games” with fun kids games and contests. Activities include inner tube races, a rubber ducky contest, rock skipping, a water balloon toss, an ice cream eating contest, canoe and swim races, and ...

2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay

The roar of motorcycles will take over the streets of Hollister,known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker,” for the annual Hollister Freedom Rally. The Rally has always been and will continue to be a free rally welcoming all bikers and is the largest of its kind ...

Oakley | Cityhood Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Saturday, July 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Freedom Basin
Oakley | Cityhood Fireworks Celebration | 2016
The city of Oakley, one of California’s youngest cities, is celebrating their 17th anniversary of cityhood on Saturday, July 2, 2016. They will also celebrate the nation’s birthday. Held at Freedom High School Soccer Basin, there will be music, food, jump castles, games and more. The evening ends with ...
Free Opera at the Ballpark 2016: Carmen | AT&T Park
Saturday, July 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets, but advanced registration is required
| AT&T Park
Free Opera at the Ballpark 2016: Carmen | AT&T Park
Going to see Carmen at the War Memorial Opera House costs, oh, upwards of $200 for good seats. But, thanks to the Opera at the Ballpark program, you can watch a live simulcast of the very same opera on the giant HD screens in the ballpark ...
Bodega Bay | July 3rd “Fireworks Over the Bay” | 2015
Saturday, July 2 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Westside Regional Park
Bodega Bay | July 3rd
Keep your Independence Day celebration going; celebrate the next day too and enjoy fireworks in Bodega Bay on July 2, 2016. The Bodega Bay fireworks display is fairly small, so we would not recommend driving out there just for this event alone, but we suggest you planning a ...

Sunday, July 3

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday
Sunday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay
Sunday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay

The roar of motorcycles will take over the streets of Hollister,known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker,” for the annual Hollister Freedom Rally. The Rally has always been and will continue to be a free rally welcoming all bikers and is the largest of its kind ...

Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, July 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
The Golden Gate Park Band plays free Sunday concerts all summer long, but the band always takes the time to commemorate our country’s birthday with a special show entitled The American Landscape featuring patriotic and American music.
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito
Sunday, July 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 18th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music, plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2016. July 3, 2016 – WorldOne Stone Soul Picnic from 5-7 pm July 4, 2016 – the main festival day, there is a full lineup of music plus ...

Sebastopol | 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza Festival | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 general admission; $5 for 6-11; free for children under 5
| Analy High School Football Field
Sebastopol | 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza Festival | 2016
The Sebastopol Kiwanis club hosts the 43rd annual fireworks extravaganza on July 3, 2016 at the  football field at Analy High School; the gates open at 5:30 pm. This year the Analy Football Stadium has undergone a beautiful multimillion dollar reconstruction.  A new track has been ...
Richmond | Third of July Live Blues & Fireworks | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There are fees for the interactive children's games and food.
| Marina Bay Park
Richmond | Third of July Live Blues & Fireworks | 2016
Enjoy an evening of food, children’s games, live blues music, and a great view of the Richmond Waterfront fireworks on July 3, 2016. There will be food vendors, live blues, and a Kids Fun Zone (for a fee) starting at 5:30 pm leading up to the ...
Morgan Hill | “Freedom Fest” July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Festival | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill |
Downtown Morgan Hill comes together to celebrate Independence Day 2016 with their Patriotic Sing and Family Music Festival starting at 6 pm on July 3, 2016. The evening starts off with the 28th Annual Patriotic Sing, which begins at 6 pm at the Morgan Hill Community Cultural Center Amphiteater with children singing songs ...
Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
| Craneway Pavilion
Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016
Celebrate Independence Day a day early at the Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond with floor to ceiling windows and amazing views of the San Francisco skyline on July 3, 2016. This free event is fun for the whole ...
Russian River | Water Carnival & Fireworks Show | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Monte Rio Public Beach
Russian River | Water Carnival & Fireworks Show | 2016
Every year, the Monte Rio beach is crowded with people who come from all over to enjoy the spectacle of fireworks over the Russian River along with a Water Boat Parade & Carnival, “Water Curtain” and fireworks starting at dusk. Sunday, July 3, 2016 Dusk: Water Carnival ...
San Mateo | 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Highlands Elementary School
San Mateo | 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2016
The annual Highlands fireworks show takes place July 3, 2016 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 ...

Monday, July 4

Aptos | World’s Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2016
Aptos | World's Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2016
Billed as “The World’s Shortest Parade” at just two city blocks, this small town parade has enough pageantry to last two hours on July 4, 2016. The 0.6 mile parade means the city of Aptos (a town just east of Santa Cruz along the Pacific) will once again celebrate the ...
Cupertino | 4th of July Children’s Parade & Concert in the Park | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Cupertino | 4th of July Children's Parade & Concert in the Park | 2016
The city of Cupertino hosts a daytime 4th of July festival in Memorial Park, beginning with a flag raising ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial at 9:30 am, followed by the annual Children’s Parade which winds through Memorial Park and finishes at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. Following ...
Emeryville | 4th of July Party in the Park & 4K Fun Run | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Emeryville Marina Park
Emeryville | 4th of July Party in the Park & 4K Fun Run | 2016
Join your fellow Emeryvillians for a special Fourth of July celebration at Marina Park. In addition to the spectacular views with some of the greatest vantage points for many of the surrounding firework shows, you’ll be treated to live music, and local food carts, selling ...
Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill Park
Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016
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 ...
Concord | 4th of July Parade, The Police Tribute Concert & Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Festivities are free but the 5k run participation fee is 30$
| Mt. Diablo High School
Concord | 4th of July Parade, The Police Tribute Concert & Fireworks | 2016
Come out and enjoy Concord’s Home Town Parade, Picnic and Fireworks, taking place at Mt. Diablo High School (only three blocks from Todos Santos Plaza), on July 4, 2016. The day starts at 8 am with a 5K Run & Walk/Kids Fun Run. Then, at 10 am the parade will start from Mt. Diablo ...
Sleepy Hollow | Fourth of July Parade & Fishing Derby | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow | Fourth of July Parade & Fishing Derby | 2016
The 2016 Sleepy Hollow 4th of July parade, which features floats, decorated bikes, and lots of red, white, and blue at 11:30 am on July 4, 2016. If you’d like to march in the parade, meet at the Sleepy Hollow Pool, parking lot at 11 am. 2016 Fourth of July Activities: Fun ...