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Friday, July 1

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, July 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, July 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, July 2

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Follow the footsteps of Oakland’s famous literary son Jack London and see some of his favorite haunts. Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at ...

“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley
Saturday, July 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

The Actors Ensemble presents free performances of “The Marriage of Figaro”, the revolutionary comedy play (not the opera) at the beautiful John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre in Berkeley. The Marriage of Figaro is the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a ...

Oakley | Cityhood Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Saturday, July 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Freedom Basin
Oakley | Cityhood Fireworks Celebration | 2016
The city of Oakley, one of California’s youngest cities, is celebrating their 17th anniversary of cityhood on Saturday, July 2, 2016. They will also celebrate the nation’s birthday. Held at Freedom High School Soccer Basin, there will be a wide variety of vendors with goods for sale ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, July 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store
Featuring:  The baby-boi of Santa Cruz: Jon Alcabes Los Angeles Ass-kicker: Erin Lennox From Last Comic Standing and WTF w/ Marc Maron: Billy Wayne Davis And your headliner – The reigning Champion of being tite AF: Iris Benson. And as always, those dastardly rascals of Critical Hit: Hayden Greif-Neill, Erik ...
Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, July 2 – 10:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Sunday, July 3

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, July 3 – 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 ...

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito
Sunday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito

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 4 pm: Circus Imagination at Center field 5- 7 pm:  Patrick Landeza + Friends ki ho’alu  +  Mahealani Uchiyama ...

“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley
Sunday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

The Actors Ensemble presents free performances of “The Marriage of Figaro”, the revolutionary comedy play (not the opera) at the beautiful John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre in Berkeley. The Marriage of Figaro is the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a ...

Richmond | Third of July Live Blues & Fireworks | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There are fees for the interactive children's games and food.
| Marina Bay Park
Richmond | Third of July Live Blues & Fireworks | 2016
Enjoy an evening of food, children’s games, live blues music, and a great view of the Richmond Waterfront fireworks on July 3, 2016. There will be food vendors, live blues, and a Kids Fun Zone (for a fee) starting at 5:30 pm leading up to the ...
Benicia | Independence Day Torchlight Parade | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Benicia | Independence Day Torchlight Parade | 2016
Benicia kicks off Independence Day festivities a night early with their Torchlight Parade which takes place at 6:30 pm on July 3, 2016. The parade includes dancers, floats, clowns, and entertainment. Also check out Benicia’s Picnic in the Park & Fireworks on July 4, 2016.
Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Craneway Pavilion
Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016
Celebrate Independence Day a day early at the Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond with floor to ceiling windows and amazing views of the San Francisco skyline on July 3, 2016. This annual event is free and open to ...

Monday, July 4

Emeryville | 4th of July Party in the Park & 4K Fun Run | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Emeryville Marina Park
Emeryville | 4th of July Party in the Park & 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 ...
Moraga | Dog Parade, Magic Show & July 4th Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga | Dog Parade, Magic Show & July 4th Fireworks | 2016
Celebrate the 2016 Independence Day with the city of Moraga in Commons Park with an all-day festival from 8 am to to 10 pm, culminating in a fireworks display at 9:30 pm on July 4, 2016. Festivities include a dog parade, a children’s bike parade, old-fashioned kids games, a professional magic show, ...
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 ...
4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules
Monday, July 4 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free expo and parade. $30 to register for the run.
| Refugio Valley Park
4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules
Celebrate your 4th of July at the 3rd annual Hercules Dynamite 5K Run/Walk located along the beautiful Eucalyptus trees of scenic Refugio Valley Park. The event offers a new certified and chip timed 5K run/walk (3.1 Mile), 1 Mile walk and 1/4 Mile event designed for ...
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, ...
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 4 pm: Circus Imagination at Center field 5- 7 pm:  Patrick Landeza + Friends ki ho’alu  +  Mahealani Uchiyama ...

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 whimsical floats, fantastic giant balloons, and marching bands during the Fremont Fourth of July Parade. This patriotic parade will start at 10 am sharp and is expected to take ...
Fremont | Watermelon Seed Spitting & Tug Of War 4th of July | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10/adults, $8/seniors (62+), $5/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, ...
Clayton | “Hats Off To Clayton” Independence Day Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Main St. Clayton
Clayton |
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 ...
Piedmont | 4th of July Bagpipe & Classic Car Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Highland & Park (Piedmont)
Piedmont | 4th of July Bagpipe & Classic Car Parade | 2016
The City of Piedmont will celebrate its annual Independence Day Parade this year on Monday, July 4, 2016, starting at 11 am at the corner of Highland Avenue and Park Way. Each year the community is invited to participate at no cost with neighborhood floats 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 ...
2016 Alameda County Fair & Fireworks Show to Symphony Music | Pleasanton
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: $10 | Alameda County Fair
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 ...
Hayward | 4th of July Family Festival & Picnic | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Outdoor celebration is free.
| Meek Park
Hayward | 4th of July Family Festival & Picnic | 2016
Come to Meek Park and celebrate our nation’s independence. Meek Mansion will be open to the public for a rare glimpse of the past. There will be a new history scavenger hunt along with games, crafts, live music and food. There will also be a jump house ...