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Monday, July 4

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 from 5-7 pm July 4, 2016 – the main festival day, there is a full lineup of music plus ...

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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
Albany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2016
Albany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2016
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 ...
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. Doors open at 1 pm. The fun starts around 2 pm and ends after the fireworks. Family activities from 2-8 pm include exploring the ...
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. The event concludes with a fireworks show. Admission is free but there is a cost associated with games and activities. 2016 San Pablo 4th of ...
“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley
Monday, July 4 – 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 ...

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 ...
Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 6:30 pm with fireworks at dusk on July 4, 2016. Come out and enjoy good food, beer & wine,  ...
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

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, July 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Reservations ...

1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Wednesday, July 6 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Please Note: Pandemonium Press Presents moves to 1st Tuesdays Starting June 7
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, July 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...

Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland
Wednesday, July 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland

Comedy Night at The Uptown is a live stand up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each week features some of the best local and traveling comedians form around the country. The show is weekly on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm. An RSVP ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, July 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Thursday, July 7

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, July 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden happening on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Berkeley Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure ...

Summer Sounds Outside: Jazz/Blues | Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
Summer Sounds Outside: Jazz/Blues | Walnut Creek

Summer Sounds Outside is a series of free concerts on the outside plaza which focuses on bringing high quality, eclectic new artists to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Concerts will take place from 5:30-7 pm on select Thursday evenings during the Summer ...

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 ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Funk/Soul/Classic Rock | Concord
Thursday, July 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Funk/Soul/Classic Rock | Concord

The 27th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...