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Tuesday, July 4

Fremont | 4th of July Parade | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
Fremont | 4th of July Parade | 2017
On July 4, 2017, 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 | 2017
Tuesday, 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 | 2017
Go back in time, all the way to the 1900s, at Ardenwood Farm’s fun-filled, family festival celebrating America’s 241st birthday from 10 am to 4 pm on July 4, 2017. Celebrate with rousing patriotic music on the lawn and enjoy fiddle music in the farmyard. There will be games, contests, ...

Clayton | Independence Day Parade | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Main St. Clayton
Clayton | Independence Day Parade | 2017
The town of Clayton will once again celebrate its community with the annual July Fourth Parade in downtown Clayton on July 4, 2017. The parade down Main Street will start promptly at 10 am with kids lining up down Oak Street in wagons, on bicycles and ...
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters
Tuesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to August. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Participating ...

Piedmont | Small Town 4th of July Bagpipe & Classic Car Parade | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Highland & Park (Piedmont)
Piedmont | Small Town 4th of July Bagpipe & Classic Car Parade | 2017
The City of Piedmont will celebrate its annual Independence Day Parade this year on Tuesday, 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 and entries ...
2017 Alameda County Fair & Fireworks Show to Symphony Music | Pleasanton
2017 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 ...
Benicia | Picnic in the Park & Waterfront Fireworks Show | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Benicia City Park
Benicia | Picnic in the Park & Waterfront Fireworks Show | 2017
Enjoy a Picnic In The Park from noon to 7 pm, then a fireworks show at 9 pm on July 4, 2017 at the Benicia City Park. To celebrate Independence Day, Benicia’s City Park fills with arts and crafts, delicious hot food, live entertainment and children’s activities. Fireworks ...
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2017
The Berkeley Marina plays host to one of the best July Fourth celebrations around featuring adventure playground open until 8 pm, where children can use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision. Get your face painted, try the giant slide, or splash in the water at ...
Oakland | 1900s Old-Timey Pardee Patriotic Picnic | 2017
Oakland | 1900s Old-Timey Pardee Patriotic Picnic | 2017
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. 2017 Pardee Patriotic Picnic July 4, 2017 | Noon to 3:30 pm Pardee Home Museum, 672 11th St, Oakland $15 for ...
Oakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2017
Tuesday, 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 | 2017
Celebrate Independence Day on the Oakland waterfront at Jack London Square’s July Fourth Festival of Family Fun from noon to 6 pm on July 4, 2017. This festive day will fill the waterfront with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children. The July 4th Backyard ...
Albany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2017
Albany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2017
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 ...
Milpitas | Red, White & Blue 4th of July Pool Party | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Space may be limited at times due to pool capacity.
| Milpitas Sports Center
Milpitas | Red, White & Blue 4th of July Pool Party | 2017
Milpitas celebrates Independence Day 2017 with a day full of water fun and an evening of fireworks on July 4, 2017. “Waving the Red, White & Blue” Pool Party July 4, 2017 | 1-4 pm | FREE Admission Get wet and wild on the 4th with music, games, fun, and ...
Alameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2017
Alameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2017
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 2 pm. The fun starts around 3 pm and ends after the fireworks. Family activities from 3-8:30 pm include exploring ...
San Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Portal Soccer Field
San Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2017
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. 2017 San Pablo 4th of ...
Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Andrews Park
Vacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2017
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, 2017. Come out and enjoy good food, beer & wine,  ...
Moraga Summer Concert: Dance Party & Show | East Bay
Tuesday, July 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Dance Party & Show | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Tuesday, July 4 – 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

Pandemonium Press presents a monthly reading series that takes place in the Loft at the Spice Monkey restaurant (1628 Webster St., Oakland) on every first Tuesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is free.

Milpitas | 4th of July Fireworks | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*$3 admission; children 2 and under are free
| Milpitas Sports Center
Milpitas | 4th of July Fireworks | 2017
Milpitas celebrates Independence Day 2017 with a day full of water fun and an evening of fireworks on July 4, 2017. 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 ...
Livermore | “Red, White & Boom” July 4th Fireworks & Block Party | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for parking
| 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 5

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, July 5 – 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. in ...

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters
Wednesday, July 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to August. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Participating ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, July 5 – 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 ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, July 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, July 5 – 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 6

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, July 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...

Summer Sounds Outside: The HillBenders Country Music | Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
Summer Sounds Outside: The HillBenders Country Music | 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 ...

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” | Jack London Square
Thursday, July 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square’s ...

Friday, July 7

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: New Orleans Blues | Oakland
Friday, July 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: New Orleans Blues | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...