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Monday, July 4

Cupertino | July 4th Free Swimming Day | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Blackberry Farm
Cupertino | July 4th Free Swimming Day | 2016
Families and kids are invited to Blackberry Farm in Cupertino for a free day of swimming, live music, and a BBQ for their annual July 4th celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. Blackberry Farm Independence Day Celebration | July 4, 2016 10 am-4 pm: Free Swimming (Admission to the swimming ...
Sonoma | Traditional 4th of July Parade & Celebration | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma | Traditional 4th of July Parade & Celebration | 2016
Sonoma’s Fourth of July parade is a traditional, small-town celebration. The parade has been sponsored by the Community Center for more than 25 years and takes place on July 4, 2016. The parade begins at 10 am at the intersection of 1st Street East and Spain Street. This ...

Oakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Jack London Square
Oakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2016
Celebrate Independence Day on the Oakland waterfront at Jack London Square’s July Fourth Festival of Family Fun from 11 am to 4 pm on July 4, 2016. This festive day will fill the waterfront with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children with a quirky mix ...
Hayward | 4th of July Family Festival & Picnic | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Outdoor celebration is free.
| Meek Park
Hayward | 4th of July Family Festival & Picnic | 2016
Explore Meek Mansion and learn about this local historic house. Participate in a new history scavenger hunt along with games, crafts, live music and food. Feel free to bring your own picnic. Hot dogs and soda will be available for purchase. Introducing the “I, too, am America” ...
Los Gatos | 4th of July Games, Picnic & Patriotic Symphony | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and beverages.
| Oak Meadow Park
Los Gatos | 4th of July Games, Picnic & Patriotic Symphony | 2016
The 2016 Los Gatos hometown Independence Day celebration offers fun for the whole family. On Saturday, July 4, 2016, come early to play game and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch being sold by members of Los Gatos Service Clubs in the Food Court. Stay awhile and soak in ...
Marin County Fair: 4th of July Fireworks, Carnival & Concert | San Rafael
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: $15*
*$15 advanced tickets, $20 at the gate
| Marin County Fairgrounds
Marin County Fair: 4th of July Fireworks, Carnival & Concert | San Rafael
A celebration of the Modern Agricultural Fair, the Marin County Fair will celebrate the Fourth of July with traditional favorites like Star Wars characters, a circus, farm animals, 28 carnival rides free with admission, as well as a concert and spectacular fireworks on July 4, 2016. Gates ...
Menlo Park | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Food Trucks | 2016
Menlo Park | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Food Trucks | 2016
Join in on the 2016 Menlo Park July 4th Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2016. 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 | 2016
Monday, 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  | 2016
Add some spice to your Independence Day at the 35th annual Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off on Saturday, July 4, 2016. 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 ...
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016
The Berkeley Marina plays host to one of the best July Fourth celebrations around featuring a great lineup of bands, free dragon boat rowing, a kids’ carnival, live pony rides, mini-train rides, giant slides, and Afro-Cuban drumming, all culminating in the grand fireworks at 9:35 pm over the ...
Alameda | 4th of July Family Festival and Concert | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Alameda | 4th of July Family Festival and Concert | 2016
Alameda South Shore Center, the family-friendly destination for shopping, dining and entertainment located on the banks of the San Francisco Bay, will be hosting its annual Fourth of July Festival. Following the 40th Annual Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade, the largest and longest Independence Day ...
Santa Rosa | “Red, White & Boom” Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 3:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 (ages 12+) | $5 (ages 5-11) | Free for children 4 and under
| Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa |
Voted “Best Fireworks Display” by The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa’s Red, White, & Boom returns for 2016. It’s more than just a fireworks show – it’s a full-on community block party with an afternoon and evening of food, live music, and kids activities. Arrive early to picnic ...
San Ramon | 4th of July Picnic & Concert in the Park | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Ramon Central Park
San Ramon | 4th of July Picnic & Concert in the Park | 2016
Celebrate the 4th of July California style at a concert in the park and free craft activities for the kids. They don’t have an ocean, but they will have have “Fun, Fun, Fun” till the sun sets.  on July 4, 2016. Bring the whole family, some beach chairs and a ...

Tuesday, July 5

Wine & Movie Night: “A League Of Their Own” | Top of the Mark
Tuesday, July 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Top of the Mark Lounge
Wine & Movie Night:

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2016 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer Movie Nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

Wednesday, July 6

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, July 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Thursday, July 7

Ghirardelli Square Summer Beer Garden & Free Snacks | SF
Thursday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square Summer Beer Garden & Free Snacks | SF

For Summer 2016, Ghirardelli Square opened a 13 week-long community beer garden sponsored by Bay Area-based Lagunitas Brewing Company and Hint Water, located outdoors in Ghirardelli Square’s West Plaza. Ghirardelli Square Beer Garden Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Thursday through Sunday | Noon to 7 pm Ghirardelli ...

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, July 7 – 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 ...

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, July 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden happening on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Berkeley Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure ...

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Ghostbusters” | Jack London Sq.
Thursday, July 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square’s ...

Friday, July 8

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, July 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

Concert at the Cove | Alameda
Friday, July 8 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Crab Cove
Concert at the Cove | Alameda

Groove to free concerts at Crab Cove in Alameda. Concerts at the Cove features live music, food, extended hours at the Crab Cove Visitor Center, family activities, and beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Please, no alcoholic beverages.

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, July 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, July 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, July 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Sad Comedy is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to sadcomedyrsvp@gmail.com is required. Doors at ...

Saturday, July 9

Sunnyvale “State of the City” 4th of July Celebration | 2016
Saturday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Washington park
Sunnyvale
Join the city of Sunnyvale in celebrating the “State of the City” in Washington Park on July 9, 2016 with civic events, live music, BBQ and community award presentations. Mayor’s State of the City Address and Community Awards Presentation Kids Zone activities – arts & crafts, footgolf, ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, July 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Wine Country Big Q: Barbeque Competition & Festival | Petaluma
Saturday, July 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds
Wine Country Big Q: Barbeque Competition & Festival | Petaluma
The 6th Annual Wine Country Big Q Barbeque Competition and Festival is a nationally sanctioned competition featuring pit masters from throughout the West Coast. Sample mouth-watering “authentic” barbecued meats, world class wines, award winning brews and delectable desserts while enjoying great live music. Fun for the ...
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, July 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.