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Monday, July 4

Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bolinas Lagoon
Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2016
The annual tug of war battle between the towns of Bolinas and Stinson Beach begins at 9 am on Monday, July 4, 2016 along the shores of Bolinas Lagoon. Please note, we haven’t been able to confirm the location for 2016, but in past years it ...
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2016

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 ...

Fremont | Watermelon Seed Spitting & Tug Of War 4th of July | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10.00/adults, $8.00/seniors (62+), $5.00 children (4-17), under 4 years free.
| Ardenwood Historic Farm
Fremont | Watermelon Seed Spitting & Tug Of War 4th of July | 2016
Go back in time, all the way to the 1900s, at Ardenwood Farm’s fun-filled, family festival celebrating America’s 240th birthday from 10 am to 4 pm on July 4, 2016. Celebrate with rousing patriotic music on the lawn and enjoy fiddle music in the farmyard. There will be games, contests, ...
American Canyon | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | American Canyon
American Canyon | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016
American Canyon’s annual Fourth of July 2016 parade kicks off at 10:30 am with classic cars, floats, decorated vehicles, and more. The festival theme is “Friends, Family and Fun.” The parade will end at Community Park II for an all-day festival, from 8 am to 10 pm, that typically include a Kidzone, fun family ...
Los Altos | Glorious 4th of July Park Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and activities
| Shoup Park
Los Altos | Glorious 4th of July Park Festival | 2016
Los Altos hosts their annual “Glorious 4th of July” festival on Saturday, July 4, 2016 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. 2016 Glorious 4th of July: Live Music Games Sing-a-long Food & Desserts Bounce ...
2016 Alameda County Fair & Fireworks Show to Symphony Music | Pleasanton
2016 Alameda County Fair & Fireworks Show to Symphony Music | Pleasanton
The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular promises to live up to its name with non-stop, razzle-dazzle fireworks set to music performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony and they will have a Salute to Hometown Heroes Video before fireworks. Fireworks start at approximately 9:30 pm, with best ...
Santa Cruz | Old Fashioned 1900s Independence Day Celebration | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*10$ Parking fees may apply; food is also available for purchase.
| Wilder Ranch State Park
Santa Cruz | Old Fashioned 1900s Independence Day Celebration | 2016
Travel back in time at Wilder Ranch State Park (located just 2 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1) on Saturday, July 4, 2016, to experience an Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration. Parade At 11:00 am, meet at the apple orchard in front of the Highway ...
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 ...
Calistoga | Napa County Fair, Ice Cream Churn-a-ment & Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: $20*
*$Adults $20; Children $15; carnival and pony rides require an extra fee.
| Napa County Fairgrounds
Calistoga | Napa County Fair, Ice Cream Churn-a-ment & Fireworks | 2016
The Napa County Fair takes place on July 4, 2016, with live music, strolling entertainers, an antique truck and tractor show, pony rides, a carnival, a Fourth of July parade, and fireworks at dusk. Start the day at 11 am at the free Silverado 4th of ...
Pacifica | 4th of July Celebration & Free Games | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Festivities are FREE. Rocket Run registration is $20.
| Frontierland Park
Pacifica | 4th of July Celebration & Free Games | 2016
Join the Pacifica’s Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department for their 42nd Annual 4th of July Celebration – a day full of crafts, games, music and more at Frontierland Park. There will be a face painting, food, crafts and more for the whole family. Join the festivities from ...
San Mateo | July Fourth in the Park Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Martin Luther King Park and Pool
San Mateo | July Fourth in the Park Festival | 2016
The city of San Mateo department of Parks & Rec presents July Fourth in the Park on July 4, 2016 from 11 am-2 pm at the Martin Luther King park and pool. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this free event featuring games for kids and adults, music, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Roaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2016
Roaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2016
Roaring Camp Railroads hosts old-timey Fourth of July activities in the Santa Cruz Mountains on July 4, 2016. In 2014, the event was from noon to 3 pm.; we expect it to be similar for 2016. The historic railroad camp, which features two narrow-gauge railroads, will ...
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 ...
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

Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa
Tuesday, July 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa

Local millennials no longer have to swipe right to meet new people. The Napa County Library’s new Un/shelved program connects 20 to 30 year olds through nontraditional library events. It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover new games or socialize with other gamers. ...

Wednesday, July 6

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 ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, July 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Thursday, July 7

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, July 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

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 ...

First Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, July 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
First Thursday

Every first Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a song, a ...

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 ...

Saturday, July 9

Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF
Saturday, July 9 | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar
Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF

A night to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Lots of them. Emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, screamo, indie, electro, 90s and 2000s all night long. Second Saturday of each month at Pop’s Bar.

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, July 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, July 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, July 10

Sweatin’ to the ’80s: Throwback Outdoor Fitness Class | SF
Sunday, July 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: $1*
*Donation based, but an RSVP is required. 18 & up.
| Secret Location (SF)
Sweatin' to the '80s: Throwback Outdoor Fitness Class | SF

Grab your leotards, leg warmers and sweatbands and join a fun-filled, sexified fitness class that pays tribute to the days of Fonda and Simmons. It’s an ’80s throwback. Expect to sweat, laugh, and double dutch as you rock your best ’80s gear. Small hand weights are ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, July 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
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 ...

Tuesday, July 12

Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland
Tuesday, July 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland

Form a band (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) and rock the world. Rockband 4 will be projected on the wall and connected to a large amp so you can rock out loud. With over 2000 songs to choose from you will surely find an anthem. This ...