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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 ...

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

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. ...

Win Tix: Fillmore Jazz Festival: VIP Wristband | SF
Saturday, July 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Fillmore & Eddy
The Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest Jazz festival on the West Coast with over 100,000 visitors each year. This year, you could be one of those 100,000. Enjoy the best Jazz, food, and drinks this great city has to offer. If you love Jazz ...
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 a wide variety of vendors with goods for sale ...
Bodega Bay | July 2nd “Fireworks Over the Bay” | 2016
Saturday, July 2 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Westside Regional Park
Bodega Bay | July 2nd
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. ...

Russian River “Big Rocky Games” | Monte Rio | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 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
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 ...

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. 2016 Program: 5 pm: Paid parking will be available. 6:30 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
Moraga | Dog Parade, Magic Show & July 4th Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga | Dog Parade, Magic Show & July 4th Fireworks | 2016
Celebrate the 2016 Independence Day with the city of Moraga in Commons Park with an all-day festival from 8 am to to 10 pm, culminating in a fireworks display at 9:30 pm on July 4, 2016. Festivities include a dog parade, a children’s bike parade, old-fashioned kids games, a professional magic show, ...
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 ...
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 ...
4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules
Monday, July 4 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free expo and parade. $30 to register for the run.
| Refugio Valley Park
4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules
Celebrate your 4th of July at the 3rd annual Hercules Dynamite 5K Run/Walk located along the beautiful Eucalyptus trees of scenic Refugio Valley Park. The event offers a new certified and chip timed 5K run/walk (3.1 Mile), 1 Mile walk and 1/4 Mile event designed for ...
Corte Madera/Larkspur | Fourth of July Parade & Celebration | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Corte Madera Town Park
Corte Madera/Larkspur | Fourth of July Parade & Celebration | 2016
The annual Corte Madera/Larkspur Fourth of July Parade and Celebration is one of the biggest events on the Fourth of July in Marin, drawing approximately 15,000 people annually, and features live music including the Corte Madera Town Band, McIntosh Pipe Band, and the SF Gay ...
Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2016
Over 50,000 spectators are expected downtown for the Morgan Hill July 4th Parade, preceded by 10th Annual Liberty Car Cruise which includes a display of over 100 hot rods, stock, military and classic vehicles on July 4, 2016. Starting at 4 pm, the public typically gathers on the north fields ...
Danville | 4th of July Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Danville
Danville | 4th of July Parade | 2016
Kick off Independence Day at Danville’s Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2016. This festive hometown event attracts over 40,000 attendees each year including local residents, family, friends, and flag-wavers from the Bay Area and beyond. Park yourself curbside and cheer on the bands, gymnasts, ...
Martinez | Hometown 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main St. Plaza
Martinez | Hometown 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2016
Main Street Martinez will host the 8th annual downtown Martinez Fourth of July Parade & Celebration starting at 9 am and ending with fireworks at dusk on July 4, 2016. The Martinez celebration features a Hometown Parade along Main Street, after which you can hang out with your family, ...
Los Altos Hills | 4th of July Scooter & Skateboard Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Los Altos Hills Town Hall
Los Altos Hills | 4th of July Scooter & Skateboard Parade | 2016
Turn out in red, white, and blue for the annual Los Altos Hills Fourth of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2016. 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, ...
4th at the Wharf: Fireworks Display & Live Entertainment | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fisherman's Wharf
4th at the Wharf: Fireworks Display & Live Entertainment | 2016
Come spend the day in the Fisherman’s Wharf District at Pier 39, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park and Beach, and Ghirardelli Square. In addition to the street performers and local attractions there is also live music at both Aquatic Park and Pier 39. After a day of ...