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Saturday, July 4

SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Celebrating the red, white and blue on Independence Day and sounding fabulous all the while, the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band puts the pride in patriotism. Founded in 1978 as the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps by Kansas-born musician Jon Reed ...
Alameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: $20*
*$20 adv / $25 door
| USS Hornet
Alameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2015
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 ...

Antioch | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Antioch
Antioch | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2015
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. 2015 Antioch Fourth of July Celebration Saturday, July 4, 2015 | Parade at ...
San Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Portal Soccer Field
San Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2015
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. 2015 San Pablo 4th of July Fireworks Saturday, July 4, 2015 | Celebration at 4 pm El Portal Soccer Field, 2600 Moraga Rd, San Pablo FREE
Emeryville | 4th of July Park Party & Fireworks Hot Spot | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Emeryville Marina Park
Emeryville | 4th of July Park Party & Fireworks Hot Spot | 2015
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 ...
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2015
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2015
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, 2015. Before the fireworks, spend the afternoon at the Angel Island Cafe and Cantina with live music, plus there will be food, beer, and ...
The Grateful Dead Final Shows: Free Simulcast Nights | The Independent
Saturday, July 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a 2 drink minimum. 21+ only.
| The Independent
The Grateful Dead Final Shows: Free Simulcast Nights | The Independent

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Grateful Dead with the four remaining original members – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir as they reunite for their final five concerts ever. The Independent will treat you to free live simulcasts of the concerts on ...

$1 Drinks on 4th of July: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party | North Beach
Saturday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with Facebook RSVP
| Monroe
$1 Drinks on 4th of July:
What’s more American than drinking? Celebrate the country’s 239th birthday by turning back drink prices (at least for a few hours) with $1 drinks from 6pm to 7pm before you head off to watch the fireworks. Or stay for the rest of the night and hear ...
AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Fourth of July 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Fourth of July 2015

AAA’s Tipsy Tow Program offers a free tow for drinking drivers in Northern California from 6 pm on most major holidays (read: popular times to get wasted) until 6 am the next morning, in Northern California, Nevada and Utah. And you don’t even have to be ...

Aquatic Park: Tom Petty Tribute, Dance Party & 4th of July Fireworks | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Aquatic Park: Tom Petty Tribute, Dance Party & 4th of July Fireworks | 2015
Head down to Aquatic Park a bit early to get a great seat for the fireworks and enjoy a free concert from Petty Theft, the awesome, local Tom Petty tribute band, followed by a dance party with Pop Rocks. 2015 Aquatic Park Lineup 6 pm: Petty Theft – six professional Bay Area musicians ...
Red, White & Rosé 2015: Wine Celebration & Fireworks | Treasure Island
Red, White & Rosé 2015: Wine Celebration & Fireworks | Treasure Island
Tired of fighting the crowds in the Marina on the 4th of July? Don’t want to pay $20+ just to park at Fisherman’s Wharf? Escape to Treasure Island and enjoy the best views of the San Francisco Fireworks show (from afar) at The Winery SF on July ...
San Jose Giants Baseball & 4th of July Fireworks | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*Game tickets start at $12, but fireworks can be seen for free outside Municipal Stadium.
| San Jose Municipal Stadium
San Jose Giants Baseball & 4th of July Fireworks | 2015

The minor league San Jose Giants baseball club puts on a post-game 4th of July Fireworks show for 2015. The Giants, wearing special “Stars & Stripes” jerseys and caps, will host the Visalia Rawhide at 6:30 pm (with tickets as low as $12), but more importantly, ...

4th of July Roller Disco Celebration | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Admission is $10 and skate rental is $5.
| Church of 8 Wheels
4th of July Roller Disco Celebration | 2015
Celebrate the 4th of July with some roller skating fun with the Church of 8 Wheels from 1pm to Midnight on July 4, 2015. D. Miles Jr., the GodFather of Skate, will be providing the funk, disco and old school hits for your skating pleasure. With group dances like the ...
Vallejo | Fireworks & Moonlight Hike at Lynch Canyon | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Vallejo | Fireworks & Moonlight Hike at Lynch Canyon | 2015
Moooonlight! Fireworks! It’s the 4th annual July 4 night hike at Lynch Canyon in Solano County.  Join Docent Captain Lawrence Sander for a hike up to the Bay Area Ridge Trail to watch the fireworks. Depending on visibility, expect to see various communities’ fireworks around Solano, ...
Lafayette | Buddhist 4th of July Mountain Pilgrimage | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddha Gate Monastery
Lafayette | Buddhist 4th of July Mountain Pilgrimage | 2015
Join Buddha Gate Monastery to celebrate the Fourth of July with relaxation, serenity, and enlightenment on July 4, 2015. The event begins with chanting the heart sutra in the wishing pond area of the monastery, then floating a candle offering. After that, you’ll take a mountain pilgrimage to ...
4th of July BYOB Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Hot Dogs | Oakland
Saturday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store
4th of July BYOB Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Hot Dogs | Oakland
The boys of Critical Hit are back again, this time celebrating 4th of July with a bang with new stage lights and an awesome new stage. The night features a killer, all-star lineup, as well as free pizza and free hot dogs. As always, Critical Hit is ...
Potrero Hill | Mini DIY-Fireworks Street Show | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Farley's Coffee (SF)
Potrero Hill | Mini DIY-Fireworks Street Show | 2015
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, 2015. Each year, it’s accompanied by patriotic ...
Red, White & Blue Stargazing Party & Campfire | East Bay
Saturday, July 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Del Valle Amphitheater
Red, White & Blue Stargazing Party & Campfire | East Bay
Missing out on the groundling’s holiday firework show? The dark sky erupts in starry fireworks every night of the year. You’ll connect the dots inside summer constellations and watch for red, white, and blue stars. The East Bay Regional Park District naturalists invite you for an evening ...
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, July 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Win Tix: Red White & Bluegrass | Inner Richmond
Saturday, July 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Plough & Stars
Americana Jukebox is celebrating Independence Day in an oh-so patriotic way, with hillbillies. Bluegrass stylists The Mountain Men (a bit on the nose, I know) and The Jespersons (try saying that after a few shots of moonshine) will be tickling the banjos for your down-home pleasure. ...
Win Tix: “Joystick” July 4th Fireworks & Drag Dance Party | Oasis
Saturday, July 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Oasis
Get your tickets for this explosive event, celebrating the 4th of July and “Gayming” with a rooftop firework show at Oasis. Expect explosions of color both on the ground and in the air with plenty of game characters in drag expected to make an appearance. ...
San Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
San Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2015
Celebrating their 101st year and a new century of service, the Rotary Club of San Jose invites you, your family, and your friends to enjoy another world-class fireworks display at Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose on July 4, 2015. The fireworks will light up the sky at approximately ...
Treasure Island: Watch 4th of July Fireworks from Treasure Island | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Treasure Island Great Lawn
Treasure Island: Watch 4th of July Fireworks from Treasure Island | 2015
A great place to watch the fireworks, if you don’t mind battling bridge traffic to get there, the Treasure Island Great Lawn is typically open on 4th of July for general recreation and viewing of Bay Area nighttime fireworks shows on July 4, 2015. Usually public ...

Sunday, July 5

“Outdoor Exploratorium” Final Weekend: 8 Interactive Nature Exhibits | Fort Mason
Sunday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center

Fourth of July weekend is the public’s last chance to taste, touch, and take in the Exploratorium’s temporary exhibits at Fort Mason. Grab a map and take a walk around the area to check out all the exhibits emphasizing noticing and deeply observing the natural world. Known ...

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2015 | Sunday
Sunday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2015 | 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. ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, July 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, July 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Lumberjack Days 2015: Axe Throwing & Chainsaw Contests | Santa Cruz County
Sunday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Boulder Creek Hardware
Lumberjack Days 2015: Axe Throwing & Chainsaw Contests | Santa Cruz County

Boulder Creek is building a tradition with the two-day Lumberjack Days Festival in downtown Boulder Creek with competitions including axe throwing, chain saw skills, log rolling, vintage saws, and more. 2015 Lumberjack Days Saturday-Sunday, July 4-5, 2015 | 11 am to 5 pm Boulder Creek Hardware, Boulder Creek ...

2015 Temescal Street Fair: Jazz & Afro-Caribbean Concert, Art & Market | Oakland
Sunday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temescal District
2015 Temescal Street Fair: Jazz & Afro-Caribbean Concert, Art & Market | Oakland
What started as a little street fest, has blossomed into one of Oakland’s premiere cultural events; explore the 12th annual Temescal Street Fair from noon to 6 pm on July 5, 2015. 2015 Temescal Street Fair Enjoy live Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Soul and R&B on three stages; local ...