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Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Novato
Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade | 2015
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 ...
Redwood City | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
Redwood City | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2015
The Redwood City Independence Day 2015 celebration packs in a full day of fun including the 77th annual parade (10 am), a car show, the 28th annual festival, a carnival, and most importantly, a fireworks show at 9:30 pm. Schedule | July 4, 2015 Pancake Breakfast – 7:30-10:30 am  with the Redwood City Fire ...

Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bolinas Lagoon
Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2015
The annual tug of war battle between the towns of Bolinas and Stinson Beach begins at 9 am on Saturday, July 4, 2015 along the shores of Bolinas Lagoon. The Bolinas Parade will follow at 11 am, circling the center of town, which will be closed ...
Foster City | 4th of July Dog Show, Parade & Fireworks | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
Foster City | 4th of July Dog Show, Parade & Fireworks | 2015
Celebrate Independence Day in Foster City for a spectacular Fourth of July Celebration at Leo Ryan Park. They have an exciting day planned with a family and dog parade, family games, live music, and a grand fireworks display. Be sure to take a walk through the park ...
Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill Park
Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2015
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 ...
2015 Alameda County Fair & Fireworks Show to Symphony Music | Pleasanton
2015 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 we will have a Salute to Hometown Heroes Video before fireworks. Fireworks start at approximately 9:45 pm, with best ...
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2015 | Saturday
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2015 | Saturday

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. ...

Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2015
Saturday, 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 | 2015
The San Mateo County History Museum hosts “An Old-Fashioned Fourth” within its museum, the 105 year old county courthouse in Redwood City from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Children will be invited to hand-craft homemade vanilla ice cream and then take a taste. They ...
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2015

El Cerrito hosts the 17th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music, plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2015. July 3, 2015 – pre-party from 5-7 pm with the El Cerrito High School Jazz Band, plus a special guest. July 4, 2015 – the main festival day, ...

Aptos | World’s Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Aptos Village Park
Aptos | World's Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2015
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, 2015. 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 ...
Free Fishing Day 2015 | SF
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
Free Fishing Day 2015 | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

Sausalito | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Celebration | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dunphy Park
Sausalito | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Celebration | 2015
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, 2015. The parade begins at 10 am with floats, bands, clowns, classic cars, acrobats, flowers, and balloons winding from the intersection of Second ...
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Win Tix: An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July | Redwood City
Saturday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | San Mateo County History Museum
San Mateo County History Museum is sending up the 4th of July in a way even we weren’t expecting. I’d call it a blast from the past, but that’s putting it mildly. An Old Fashioned Fourth celebrates an America of an earlier time, when ladies wore ...
Marin County Fair: 4th of July Fireworks, Carnival & Concert | San Rafael
Saturday, 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, 2015. Gates ...
Oakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2015
Saturday, 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 | 2015
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, 2015. This festive day will fill the waterfront with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children with a quirky mix ...
Lumberjack Days 2015: Axe Throwing & Chainsaw Contests | Santa Cruz County
Saturday, July 4 – 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 ...

Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2015
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, juggling and magic shows, kit flying, Afro-Cuban drumming and a steel drum perfomance, all culminating in the grand fireworks at 9:30 ...
Oakland | Pardee Patriotic Picnic | 2015
Oakland | Pardee Patriotic Picnic | 2015
This historic Pardee Home Museum in downtown Oakland hosts a patriotic picnic to celebrate Independence Day. It’s not free, but the admission price includes food and entertainment at this unique location. 2015 Pardee Patriotic Picnic July 4, 2015 | Noon to 4 pm Pardee Home Museum, 672 11th St, Oakland $15 ...
San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2015
Celebrate 2015 Independence Day with live music and entertainment all day in front of Pier 39 on July 4, 2015. At approximately 9:30 pm, visitors will be treated to The City of San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks display over the Bay. 2015 Fourth of July Entertainment Saturday, July 4, ...
Albany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2015
Albany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2015
The City of Albany Recreation & Community Services Department invites you to attend the 4th of July Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration in Memorial Park. By “Green”, they mean their goal is to have a zero-waste event , using compostable plates & utensils and by recycling ...
4th Of July Throwdown: Tricycle Races, DJs & Ladies Arm Wrestling | SF
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
4th Of July Throwdown: Tricycle Races, DJs & Ladies Arm Wrestling | SF
Thee Parkside is celebrating our nation’s birthday with a free party featuring DJs, bands, ladies’ arm wrestling, tricycle races, a beer shotgun contest, BBQ and apple pie… yeehaw. The infamous annual “Pop’s Tricycle Races” have moved to Thee Parkside. Costumed contestants battle it out on a ...
2015 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest, “Sons of Anarchy” Stars, & Fireworks | South Bay
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2015 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest,

The roar of motorcycles will take over the streets of Hollister,known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker,” for the annual Hollister Freedom Rally. The Rally has always been and will continue to be a free rally welcoming all bikers and is the largest of its kind ...

Palo Alto | Summer Fest: Chili Cook-off | 2015
Saturday, 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  | 2015
Add some spice to your Independence Day at the 34th annual Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off on Saturday, July 4, 2015. 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 ...
Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Saturday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
The Golden Gate Park Band plays free Sunday concerts all summer long, but the band always takes the time to commemorate our country’s birthday with a special show of patriotic and American music.
July 4th Free Hot Dog Day & Hot Dog Drawing Contest | SF
Saturday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Frankenart Mart
July 4th Free Hot Dog Day & Hot Dog Drawing Contest | SF
What better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday with a free hot dog? Frankenart Mart hooks you up with a free beef or veggie dogs to all visitors who want one. There’s a bit of a rivalry going on between the two – scorewise. Beef usually dominates ...
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