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Saturday, July 4

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 ...

Piedmont | 4th of July Parade and Pancake Breakfast | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Highland & Park (Piedmont)
Piedmont | 4th of July Parade and Pancake Breakfast | 2015
  The City of Piedmont will celebrate its 50th annual 4th of July Parade this year on Saturday, July 4, starting at 11 a.m. at the corner of Highland Avenue and Park Way. Each year the community is invited to participate at no cost with neighborhood floats ...

Oakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 11:00 am | 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. Free to ...
Benicia | Picnic in the Park & Waterfront Fireworks Show | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Benicia City Park
Benicia | Picnic in the Park & Waterfront Fireworks Show | 2015
Enjoy a Picnic In The Park from noon to 7 pm, then a fireworks show at 9 pm on July 4, 2015 at the Benicia City Park. To celebrate Independence Day, Benicia’s City Park will be filled with arts and crafts, hot food for sale, live entertainment and children’s activities. Fireworks ...
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 ...
Pleasanton | 4th of July Patriotic Concert | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
Pleasanton | 4th of July Patriotic Concert | 2015
Celebrate our nation’s birth at Downtown Pleasanton’s Annual Hometown Celebration from noon-1:30 pm on Saturday, July 4 at Lions Wayside Park, at the intersection of First and Neal Streets. Enjoy live music by the Pleasanton Community Concert Band. Also, guest speaker Rob Williams will speak on “What We Learned ...
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 ...
Fremont | 4th of July Old-fashioned Fun & Games | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Garin & Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks
Fremont | 4th of July Old-fashioned Fun & Games | 2015
Celebrate the holiday by playing old-fashioned games. We’ll have a sack race, egg relays, tug-of-war, kick-the-can and other exciting activities. Have a picnic and join in on the fun! This activity are for kids that are 5 years old and above. Parking fees apply where charged. Drop-in only. ...
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 | Starts at 4:00 pm El Portal Soccer Field, 2600 Moraga Rd, San Pablo FREE  
Free Theater in the Park: All-Female Falstaff | Berkeley
Saturday, July 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Free Theater in the Park: All-Female Falstaff | Berkeley

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley’s first Free Show in the Park for 2015 features the unbounded spirit of Falstaff. He is rogue… and a philosopher, a lover… and a soldier, a comic… and a curmudgeon. Can he be bound in a single actor or in the ...

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 ...
San Ramon | 4th of July Picnic & Retro Beach Party in the Park | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Ramon Central Park
San Ramon | 4th of July Picnic & Retro Beach Party in the Park | 2015
Celebrate the 4th of July California style at a retro beach party concert in the park. We don’t have an ocean but we will have plenty of fun in the sun. Bring the whole family, some beach chairs and a picnic. The festivities will kick-off ...
Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $2 | Andrews Park
Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2015
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 6:00-9:00 pm with fireworks at dusk on July 4, 2015. Hip Service will perform on the Creekwalk ...
Oakley | Cityhood Fireworks Celebration | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Freedom Basin
Oakley | Cityhood Fireworks Celebration | 2015
Join the city of Oakley, one of California’s youngest cities, in its celebration of cityhood on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Held at Freedom Basin Park, there will be music, food, jump castles, games and more. The evening ends with a fireworks extravaganza at dusk, and attendees are advised to ...
Milpitas | 4th of July Fireworks | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*$3 admission; children 2 and under are free
| Milpitas Sports Center
Milpitas | 4th of July Fireworks | 2015
Milpitas celebrates Independence Day 2015 with a day full of water fun and an evening of fireworks on July 4, 2015. Get wet and wild in the afternoon with the “Waving the Red, White & Blue” Pool Party from 1-4 pm, then celebrate with an evening concert and ...
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 ...
Free A’s Post-Game Patriotic Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, July 4 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A’s Post-Game Patriotic 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 ends, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Livermore | July 4th Fireworks Show | 2015
Saturday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Livermore
Livermore | July 4th Fireworks Show | 2015
Join the City of Livermore and Livermore Downtown as they celebrate the 4th of July in Downtown Livermore. Fireworks display will be launched off of the top of the Parking Structure on Railroad Avenue. Family Fun, great restaurant and shopping specials and an opportunity to ...

Sunday, July 5

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 ...

Free Theater in the Park: All-Female Falstaff | Berkeley
Sunday, July 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Free Theater in the Park: All-Female Falstaff | Berkeley

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley’s first Free Show in the Park for 2015 features the unbounded spirit of Falstaff. He is rogue… and a philosopher, a lover… and a soldier, a comic… and a curmudgeon. Can he be bound in a single actor or in the ...

Monday, July 6

First Day to RSVP: Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Monday, July 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac
First Day to RSVP: Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square. Attendees will see up close some of the world’s largest cranes aboard ...

Open Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, July 6 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Open Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Tuesday, July 7

Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley
Tuesday, July 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.
| Perdition Smokehouse
Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley

Comic Cute is a comedy showcase located in the spacious back patio of Perdition Smokehouse in Berkeley on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The event is free, and there will be free popcorn along with happy hour house beers for people who produce a ticket stub. Free, ...

Wednesday, July 8

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, July 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed.

Thursday, July 9

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and ...

Revenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland
Thursday, July 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Ruby Room
Revenge of the '80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland

Step into a totally f*cked up ’80s time warp every second Thursday at The Ruby Room and enjoy absurdly cheap 80 cent well drinks between 10 pm and midnight, and of course, all the ’80s music and dancing you can handle. DJs Jonathan Reddick (Slime City, Ex-Twin Steps) ...

Friday, July 10

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, July 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, July 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk:

Join Estuary Art Attack for their monthly art walk that spans the Park Street Bridge between Oakland and Alameda. Estuary Art Attack takes place every second Friday from 6-9 pm. Participating venues vary each week, but the community includes 21 venues in the Jingletown neighborhood ...