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Monday, July 4

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 ...
Calistoga | Silverado 4th of July Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Calistoga
Calistoga | Silverado 4th of July Parade | 2016
Join downtown Calistoga for their all-American celebration, starting with the 83rd running of the Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2016. Thousands of smiling faces line the streets as friends and families share in this patriotic, community tradition. See floats, decorated cars, live bands, and ...

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 ...
Napa | 4th of July Parade, All-Day Fair & Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the parade. Fair admission is $20.
| Downtown Calistoga
Napa | 4th of July Parade, All-Day Fair & Fireworks | 2016
Join in downtown Calistoga to kick off an All-American celebration with Napa Valley’s best 4th of July Parade. Be sure to wear your red, white, and blue, wave your American flag, and bring along your family and friends to show support for your community and ...
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 ...
Antioch | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Antioch
Antioch | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016
The city of Antioch hosts an all day Fourth of July festival with a parade, car show, live music, and kids games. To cap the night off, there will be fireworks at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. 2016 Antioch Fourth of July Celebration Monday, July 4, 2016 | Parade at ...
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 ...
San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2016
Celebrate 2016 Independence Day with live music and entertainment all day in front of Pier 39 on July 4, 2016. At approximately 9:30 pm, visitors will be treated to The City of San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks display over the Bay. 2016 Fourth of July Entertainment July 4, 2016 ...
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 ...
Spirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Watsonville
Spirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2016
Celebrate Independence Day and Watsonville’s 164th Birthday with a 4th of July parade through downtown. The 2016 Spirit of Watsonville hometown parade hits Main Street at 2 pm. Expect floats, classic and muscle cars, antique tractors and equipment, and equestrians.
Alameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2016
Alameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2016
Celebrate our nation’s birthday on the USS Hornet aircraft carrier docked in Alameda, with a view of the San Francisco fireworks from the flight deck. The fun starts around 2pm and ends after the fireworks. Family activities from 2pm to 8 pm include exploring the ship, a flight simulator, a ...
Scotts Valley | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016
Scotts Valley | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016
Scotts Valley’s annual 4th of July Parade, Flyover and Fireworks will be held on Monday, July 4, 2016. The parade and flyover will begin at 3 pm on Scotts Valley Drive and the pre-fireworks festivities at Skypark Park, including food, live music, a petting zoo, a bounce ...
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 Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Portal Soccer Field
San Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2016
Come out and celebrate the 4th of July with your family and the City of San Pablo. There will be activities, food, games, entertainment and fireworks. 2016 San Pablo 4th of July Fireworks Monday, July 4, 2016 | Celebration at 4 pm El Portal Soccer Field, 2600 Moraga Rd, San Pablo FREE
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 ...
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016
Leave the crowds on the mainland behind and enjoy the fireworks from the Bay’s best seats, Ayala Cove on Angel Island, on July 4, 2016. Before the fireworks, enjoy more live music, beer and garlic fries at the July 4th beer garden. Once on the island there’s also delicious barbecue ...
Petaluma | “Rock & Rockets” 4th of July Fireworks & Concert | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 for adults. Kids under 10 are free. Parking is free.
| Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds
Petaluma |
Petaluma 4th is set to throw an amazing July Fourth party featuring a live concert, and of course, the annual spectacular fireworks display and fair at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds on July 4, 2016. In 2016, get ready to have a lot of delicious food, great beer and wine, and of ...
Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $2 | Andrews Park
Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2016
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 pm with fireworks at dusk on July 4, 2016. Come out and enjoy good food, beer & wine,  ...
Stockton | Minor League Baseball & Independence Day Fireworks Show | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside the stadium. Tickets to the game start at $13
| Banner Island Ballpark
Stockton | Minor League Baseball & Independence Day Fireworks Show | 2016
Watch an Independence Day celebration fireworks showcase over Banner Island Ballpark right after the Stockton Ports vs. Lake Elsinore Storm game on Monday, July 4, 2016. You’ll probably be able to see the fireworks from outside the park, even if you don’t go to the game, but ...
Livermore | “Red, White & Boom” July 4th Fireworks & Block Party | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but parking in the lot is $20.
| Downtown Livermore
Livermore |
Livermore Downtown celebrates the 4th of July with a fireworks display, family fun, restaurant and shopping specials and an opportunity to gather with friends and neighbors in this great American tradition The fireworks will be launched off of the top of the Parking Structure on Railroad ...

Wednesday, July 6

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, July 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

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 ...

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 ...

Movie in the Park: “Hotel Transylvania 2” | Orinda
Thursday, July 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Movie in the Park:

The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department is happy to bring back Movies in the Park for another year. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and don’t forget the popcorn. Orinda Movies in the Park Thursday ...

Friday, July 8

Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Friday, July 8 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party:

Strap on your skates and roller disco around the city at the Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate party. This weekly skate (as long as it’s not raining or during Burning Man) hits up San Francisco’s main attractions, all while blasting their own beats from two jogging ...

Saturday, July 9

Button Making At Your Library | Marin City
Saturday, July 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Marin City Library
Button Making At Your Library | Marin City
Do you have a favorite character, quote, or photo? Make it into a button that you can pin to your clothes, backpack, purse, or whatever you want. You can bring in your own image or choose one from their collection of animals, comic book characters, favorite ...
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.