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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 ...
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 ...

Emeryville | 4th of July Park Party & 4K Fun Run | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Emeryville Marina Park
Emeryville | 4th of July Park Party & 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Novato
Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade | 2016
On July 4th, line up on Novato’s Grant Avenue to see the annual parade kickoff in the city’s Old Town district highlighted by a contingent of vintage military vehicles from the Joe Garbarino World War II Military Vehicle Museum. Typically, this includes WWII Sherman tanks plowing down ...
Orinda | 4th of July Parade & Celebration in the Park | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Orinda | 4th of July Parade & Celebration in the Park | 2016
Orinda hosts a celebration with events for every age group starting with an annual pancake breakfast, a flag raising ceremony, and a parade, followed by live music, food, games and booths in Orinda Community Park on July 4, 2016. 2016 Orinda Fourth of July Parade & Celebration ...
Alameda | Mayor’s 4th of July Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
Alameda | Mayor's 4th of July Parade | 2016
The Alameda 4th of July Parade is the one of the longest Independence Day parades in the nation with over 170 floats and 2,500 participants that travel a three mile route on Monday, July 4, 2016. The parade was voted the “Best Hometown Celebration” for 2007 and “Best Hometown ...
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 | 4th of July Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
Fremont | 4th of July Parade | 2016
On July 4, 2016, Independence Day, line up on the streets of Fremont to watch the star spangled excitement of creative floats, specialty units, and marching musical units during the Fremont Fourth of July Parade. This patriotic parade will start at 10 am sharp and is expected ...
Vallejo | 4th of July Parade & Waterfront Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Vallejo Waterfront
Vallejo | 4th of July Parade & Waterfront Fireworks | 2016
The 163rd Annual Vallejo July Fourth Parade starts off at 10 am on July 4, 2016. It begins at Broadway and Tennessee, then turns left on Sonoma Blvd, then right onto Georgia through downtown. The parade is filled with floats, classic cars, and even giant puppets. Then you ...
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, ...
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 ...
Clayton | “Hats Off To Clayton” Independence Day Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Main St. Clayton
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The town of Clayton will once again celebrate its community with the annual July Fourth Parade in downtown Clayton on July 4, 2016. The 2016 theme is “Hats Off To Clayton.” The parade down Main Street will start promptly at 10 am with kids lining up down ...
San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade & Street Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Jose (The Alameda)
San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade & Street Festival | 2016
Enjoy some old-fashioned traditional fun as the annual Rose, White & Blue Parade winds through the Rose Garden neighborhood ending on San Jose’s The Alameda on July 4, 2016. This homespun parade features live bands, dance groups, home-made floats, kids on bikes, antique cars, and more. Following the parade ...
Sausalito | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dunphy Park
Sausalito | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Come and enjoy a good old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Sausalito complete with a parade, festival, and fireworks from 10 am to 10 pm on July 4, 2016. The parade begins at 10 am with floats, bands, clowns, classic cars, acrobats, flowers, and balloons winding from the intersection of Second ...
Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3*
*$3 for adults; $2 for seniors and students; and free for kids five and under
| San Mateo County History Museum
Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2016
The San Mateo County History Museum hosts “An Old-Fashioned Fourth” within its museum, the 106 year old county courthouse in Redwood City from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, July 4, 2016. Children will be invited to hand-craft homemade vanilla ice cream and then take a taste. They ...
Fairfield | Fourth of July Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fairfield
Fairfield | Fourth of July Parade | 2016
Come out and enjoy pure Americana with your family, neighbors, and friends to celebrate our great country on July 4, 2016 with Fairfield’s annual 4th of July parade. At 10 am, the parade marches along Texas Street from Taylor Street to Union Ave.
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 ...
Petaluma | Annual 4th of July Bell Ringing Ceremony | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Petaluma Historical Museum
Petaluma | Annual 4th of July Bell Ringing Ceremony | 2016
On the steps of the museum, a tradition started in 1963 in response to JFK’s interest in starting a tradition of simultaneous bell ringing for the Fourth of July in communities all across the country. The Petaluma Historical Museum is keeping the tradition alive by having ...
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 ...
Mill Valley | 4th of July Parade & BBQ Picnic | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Stolte Grove
Mill Valley | 4th of July Parade & BBQ Picnic | 2016
Spend Independence Day in Mill Valley at their annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic on July 4, 2016. The day starts at Volunteer Park (the corner of Evergreen and Melrose) where everyone gathers for the beginning of a community parade to Stolte Grove. Led by a bright red fire ...
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, ...
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 ...