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Tuesday, July 4

Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Andrews Park
Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2017
Experience the hometown feel of an old-fashioned Fourth of July with Vacaville’s fun filled evening of music and fireworks under the stars at the Creekwalk in Andrews Park from 6:30 pm with fireworks at dusk on July 4, 2017. Come out and enjoy good food, beer & wine,  ...
Milpitas | 4th of July Fireworks | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*$3 admission; children 2 and under are free
| Milpitas Sports Center
Milpitas | 4th of July Fireworks | 2017
Milpitas celebrates Independence Day 2017 with a day full of water fun and an evening of fireworks on July 4, 2017. Get wet and wild in the afternoon with the “Waving the Red, White & Blue” Pool Party from 1-4 pm, then celebrate with an evening concert and ...

Farley’s Potrero Hill | Mini DIY-Fireworks Street Show | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Farley's Coffee (SF)
Farley's Potrero Hill | Mini DIY-Fireworks Street Show | 2017
Want to see a good old fashioned mini fireworks show in the street, the kind you used to have as a kid? Farley’s Coffee hosts their annual “Safe and Sane” July Fourth Fireworks show in the street on July 4, 2017. Each year, it’s typically accompanied by ...
Healdsburg | 4th of July Fireworks Show | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Healdsburg High School
Healdsburg | 4th of July Fireworks Show | 2017
For 2017, celebrate the Fourth of July in Healdsburg with bang by watching the fireworks light up the night sky. At night, catch a fireworks display at the Healdsburg High School Football Field. Fireworks start once it gets dark. Bring a blanket and a picnic for this fun, ...
Gilroy | 4th of July Fireworks Salute | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Gilroy High School
Gilroy | 4th of July Fireworks Salute | 2017
The City of Gilroy hosts their annual 4th of July Fireworks Display at Gilroy High School on Tenth Street on July 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm. In 2015 there were about 400 fireworks set off during a 20 minute display.
Cupertino | Fourth of July Fireworks Show | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Quinlan Community Center
Cupertino | Fourth of July Fireworks Show | 2017
After a year off, for Independence Day 2017, Cupertino once again hosts their annual small town Fourth of July fireworks show with viewing locations at three different parks in the city. Gather for viewing the fireworks at Creekside Park, Middle Avenue, or Sedgwick Elementary School. Fireworks ...
Sonoma | 4th of July Fireworks Show: Booms & Echos in the Valley | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations to the Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters' Association greatly appreciated
| General Vallejo Estate
Sonoma | 4th of July Fireworks Show: Booms & Echos in the Valley | 2017
After the Sonoma Plaza celebration on July 4, 2017, at dusk folks head on over to the large field in back of the former Estate Restaurant or in front of General’s Vallejo’s Home, whichever way you want to see it (both are a block west ...

Wednesday, July 5

$1 Admission & $1 Rides All Day | Alameda County Fair
Wednesday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: $1*
*$1 admission and $1 rides
| Alameda County Fair
$1 Admission & $1 Rides All Day | Alameda County Fair
On July 5, the Alameda County Fair will be offering a one day only $1 admission and $1 rides all day long, until 5 pm.
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, July 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

LaborFest2017: “American Socialist: The Life of Eugene Debs” Film Showing | SF
Wednesday, July 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:
Eugene Victor Debs is unknown to most people in the United States, yet, he is one of the most important working-class figures in our history. Debs was a railroad worker during the 1877 national railway strike in July. This strike took place when the railroad ...

Thursday, July 6

Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, July 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
The Alameda County Fair offers a free day for your beloved seniors on selected Thursdays.
LaborFest2017: “Refinery Town” Book Reading | SF
Thursday, July 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017:
Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, was once a typical company town bankrolled by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of a hundred thousand had experienced the by-products of decades’ worth of poverty, substandard housing, and poorly funded public ...

Friday, July 7

The Sound 2017: Nationwide Jesus Festival | McLaren Park
Friday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
The Sound 2017: Nationwide Jesus Festival | McLaren Park
In the summer of 2017 get ready for a nation-wide Jesus Festival. 50 years from the very place of the counter-cultural revolution in 1967, there will be a releasing the sound of worship and declare a new day for America. Jubilee, every 50 years, means ...
Win Tix: Bay Area Night Market | Newark
Friday, July 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Newpark Mall
The 2nd Annual Bay Area Night Market celebrates the vibrant and diverse communities of the Bay Area through cultural food, art, and handmade goods. From tacos to boba, enjoy over 25 cultural food vendors plus handmade goods, karaoke, an arcade and a kid’s zone. > Get ...
Jewelry on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, July 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Jewelry on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

Frida Kahlo’s 110th Birthday Celebration | Mission Dist.
Friday, July 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Frida Kahlo's 110th Birthday Celebration | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 110th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Oh and wear flowers in your hair. All of the events are free and kid friendly unless otherwise noted. ...

LaborFest2017: “Ludlow & Greek American In The Colorado Coal War” Film Screening | SF
Friday, July 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are highly encouraged.
| 518 Valencia
LaborFest2017:
The racist war on immigrants in the US has a long history and this film tells the story of Greek Americans and other immigrants who came to work in the mines of Colorado. This film shows the conditions that these miners and their children worked ...

Saturday, July 8

Airport Day: BBQ, Hot Rods & Air Craft Display | San Jose
Saturday, July 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring canned goods to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
| Reid Hillview Airport
Airport Day: BBQ, Hot Rods & Air Craft Display | San Jose
Hot San Jose Nights Airport Day and STEAM Festival combines airplanes, military equipment, cars and robotics along with an emphasis on STEAM related education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Aviation, Arts and Mathematics.) There will be vendors and several community agencies, educational and governmental offices along with BBQ and ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, July 8 – 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 ...

America’s Largest Muslim/Halal Food Festival | Fremont
Saturday, July 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Children 10 and under are free.
| Halal Fest
America's Largest Muslim/Halal Food Festival | Fremont

This will be the 5th Annual Halal Food & Eid Festival in California and will include a wide variety of different cuisine from around the world including Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Arab, Mediterranean, African as well as American. There will also be a large bazaar featuring ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Come and join a walk with Matthew Britten (Fort Point Guide). Fort Point in San Francisco was built by the US military between 1853 and the 1860’s as a seacoast defense site. At the same time, construction was taking place of what was to become Fort ...
LaborFest2017: Re-Imagining the San Francisco General Strike | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harry Bridges Plaza Tower
LaborFest2017: Re-Imagining the San Francisco General Strike | SF
Join the walk with Gifford Hartman and others. Eighty-three years ago at this location, a great battle took place by workers and residents of San Francisco against the police and National Guard. They will look at the causes of the 1934 General Strike and why it was ...
LaborFest2017: Discussions on San Francisco General Strike | Green Arcade
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017: Discussions on San Francisco General Strike | Green Arcade
Launching from the historic General Strike of 1934, historians David Duckworth and Gifford Hartman converse on the broader ramifications of this moment in West Coast labor unity. Considering the scope and tactics of that defining moment, examples of other significant strikes are examined and contrasted, ...
LaborFest2017: “Fascism Inc.” Film Screening | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest2017:
Director Aris Chatzistefanou’s films look at Greece during the time of neo-nazi and fascist movements, pointing to capitalism’s attempt to profit by attacking the working class and trade unionism from banning strikes to complete deregulation, allowing the wealthy to acquire land and resources. Chatzistefanou’s film ...

Sunday, July 9

CUESA’s “Summer Jam” Farmers Market Festival | Jack London Square.
Sunday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend. $5 fee if you want to enter a contest.
| Jack London Square
CUESA's
Break out your broad-brimmed hats and dig out your best summer fruit recipes for CUESA’s Summer Jam at the Jack London Square Farmers Market on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Savor the farmers market with a day of summer flavors, contests, crafts, and family-friendly fun Summer Jam ...
LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25 | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of sites built by the New Deal’s “alphabet soup” agencies. You will learn about the major contribution government-paid workers made during the depression- era New Deal programs. Gray and Harvey ...
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, July 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair

The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a block party, a festival, and a street fair. The whole neighborhood is invited to create a public space where everyone can all enjoy their community, food, family fun and more. 2017 Inner Sunset Flea Second Sundays May to Sept ...

LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 240 Second Street
LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
This tour will focus on the history of San Francisco’s famed waterfront and the role of its Irish and Irish-American workers, leaders, and martyrs. It will also include the cases of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings who faced a labor frame-up in the Preparedness Day ...
Final Day: America’s Largest Muslim/Halal Food Festival | Fremont
Sunday, July 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Children 10 and under are free.
| Halal Fest
Final Day: America's Largest Muslim/Halal Food Festival | Fremont

This will be the 5th Annual Halal Food & Eid Festival in California and will include a wide variety of different cuisine from around the world including Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Arab, Mediterranean, African as well as American. There will also be a large bazaar featuring ...