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Friday, July 1

2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest & Live Music | South Bay
Friday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest & Live Music | South Bay

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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, July 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, July 2

2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay

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 ...

Sunday, July 3

2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay
Sunday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay

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 ...

Morgan Hill | “Freedom Fest” July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Festival | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill |
Downtown Morgan Hill comes together to celebrate Independence Day 2016 with their Patriotic Sing and Family Music Festival starting at 6 pm on July 3, 2016. The evening starts off with the 28th Annual Patriotic Sing, which begins at 6 pm at the Morgan Hill Community Cultural Center Amphiteater with children singing songs ...

Monday, July 4

Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2016
Over 50,000 spectators are expected downtown for the Morgan Hill July 4th Parade, preceded by 10th Annual Liberty Car Cruise which includes a display of over 100 hot rods, stock, military and classic vehicles on July 4, 2016. Starting at 4 pm, the public typically gathers on the north fields ...
Cupertino | 4th of July Children’s Parade & Concert in the Park | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Cupertino | 4th of July Children's Parade & Concert in the Park | 2016
The city of Cupertino hosts a daytime 4th of July festival in Memorial Park, beginning with a flag raising ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial at 9:30 am, followed by the annual Children’s Parade which winds through Memorial Park and finishes at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. Following ...
Saratoga | Costumed Old-Fashioned 4th of July & Free Popsicles | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted for Operation: Care and Comfort
| Kevin Moran Park
Saratoga | Costumed Old-Fashioned 4th of July & Free Popsicles | 2016
If you’re looking for a reason to wear that Uncle Sam costume you’ve got in your closet, then Saratoga’s 2016 Independence Day Observance is the place for you on July 4, 2016. Held at Kevin Moran Park, the event will feature a Color Guard presentation of ...
San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade & Street Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Jose (The Alameda)
San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade & Street Festival | 2016
Enjoy some old-fashioned traditional fun as the annual Rose, White & Blue Parade winds through the Rose Garden neighborhood ending on San Jose’s The Alameda on July 4, 2016. This homespun parade features live bands, dance groups, home-made floats, kids on bikes, antique cars, and more. Following the parade ...
Aptos | World’s Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2016
Aptos | World's Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2016
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, 2016. 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 ...
Cupertino | July 4th Free Swimming Day | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Blackberry Farm
Cupertino | July 4th Free Swimming Day | 2016
Families and kids are invited to Blackberry Farm in Cupertino for a free day of swimming, live music, and a BBQ for their annual July 4th celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. Blackberry Farm Independence Day Celebration | July 4, 2016 10 am-4 pm: Free Swimming (Admission to the swimming ...
Santa Cruz | Old Fashioned 1900s Independence Day Celebration | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*10$ Parking fees may apply; food is also available for purchase.
| Wilder Ranch State Park
Santa Cruz | Old Fashioned 1900s Independence Day Celebration | 2016
Travel back in time at Wilder Ranch State Park (located just 2 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1) on Saturday, July 4, 2016, to experience an Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration. Parade At 11:00 am, meet at the apple orchard in front of the Highway ...
Los Gatos | 4th of July Games, Picnic & Patriotic Symphony | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and beverages.
| Oak Meadow Park
Los Gatos | 4th of July Games, Picnic & Patriotic Symphony | 2016
The 2016 Los Gatos hometown Independence Day celebration offers fun for the whole family. On Monday, July 4, 2016, come early to play game and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch being sold by members of Los Gatos Service Clubs in the Food Court. Stay awhile and soak in ...
Santa Clara | All City Picnic & 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Central Park (Santa Clara)
Santa Clara | All City Picnic & 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza | 2016
Come celebrate Independence Day 2016 with live music, food trucks, and a fireworks show in Central Park starting at noon on July 4, 2016. The finale will be a fantastic Fireworks Extravaganza around 9:30 pm with patriotic music and the sky ablaze with colors and special effects. 2016 ...
Roaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2016
Roaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2016
Roaring Camp Railroads hosts old-timey Fourth of July activities in the Santa Cruz Mountains on July 4, 2016. In 2014, the event was from noon to 3 pm.; we expect it to be similar for 2016. The historic railroad camp, which features two narrow-gauge railroads, will ...
Spirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Watsonville
Spirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2016
Celebrate Independence Day and Watsonville’s 164th Birthday with a 4th of July parade through downtown. The 2016 Spirit of Watsonville hometown parade hits Main Street at 2 pm. Expect floats, classic and muscle cars, antique tractors and equipment, and equestrians.
Scotts Valley | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016
Scotts Valley | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016
Scotts Valley’s annual 4th of July Parade, Flyover and Fireworks will be held on Monday, July 4, 2016. The parade and flyover will begin at 3 pm on Scotts Valley Drive and the pre-fireworks festivities at Skypark Park, including food, live music, a petting zoo, a bounce ...
San Jose | 4th of July Symphony & Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
San Jose | 4th of July Symphony & Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Celebrating their 102nd year and a new century of service, the Rotary Club of San Jose invites you, your family, and your friends to enjoy another world-class fireworks display at Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose on July 4, 2016. The fireworks will light up the sky at approximately ...
San Jose Giants Baseball & 4th of July Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*Game tickets start at $12, but fireworks can be seen for free outside Municipal Stadium.
| San Jose Municipal Stadium
San Jose Giants Baseball & 4th of July Fireworks | 2016

The minor league San Jose Giants baseball club puts on a post-game 4th of July Fireworks show for 2016. The Giants, wearing special “Stars & Stripes” jerseys and caps, will host the Modesto Nuts at 6:30 pm (with tickets as low as $12), but more importantly, ...

Gilroy | 4th of July Fireworks Salute | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 9:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Gilroy High School
Gilroy | 4th of July Fireworks Salute | 2016
The City of Gilroy hosts their annual 4th of July Fireworks Display at Gilroy High School on Tenth Street on July 4, 2016 at 9:15 pm. In 2015 there were about 400 fireworks set off during a 20 minute display.

Tuesday, July 5

San Jose Giants Baseball & Post-Game July 5th Fireworks | 2016
Tuesday, July 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*Game tickets start at $12, but fireworks can be seen for free outside Municipal Stadium.
| San Jose Municipal Stadium
San Jose Giants Baseball & Post-Game July 5th Fireworks | 2016

The minor league San Jose Giants baseball club puts on a post-game 4th of July Fireworks show for 2016. The Giants, wearing special “Stars & Stripes” jerseys and caps, will host the Modesto Nuts at 6:30 pm (with tickets as low as $12), but more importantly, ...

Saturday, July 9

“State of the City” Bash: Parade, Bollywood Dance & Tours | Sunnyvale
Saturday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sunnyvale Civic Center
Join the city of Sunnyvale in celebrating the “State of the City” on July 9, 2016. Mayor’s State of the City Address and Community Awards Presentation Kids Zone activities – arts & crafts, footgolf, an interactive magician and balloon artist Meet San Jose Earthquakes Mascot “Q” Musical and Bollywood ...
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, July 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Sunday, July 10

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, July 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...

Thursday, July 14

Music in the Park: AC/DShe & The Killer Queens | San Jose
Thursday, July 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10 | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Music in the Park: AC/DShe & The Killer Queens | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2016 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Tickets are $10, but the headliners are usually well worth the price. 2016 ...

Friday, July 15

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, July 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, July 17

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, July 17 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Tuesday, July 19

Summer Movie Clubhouse “The Sandlot” | $1 Movie Day
Tuesday, July 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
Summer Movie Clubhouse

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...

Thursday, August 4

Music in the Park: Ozomatli | San Jose
Thursday, August 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10 | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Music in the Park: Ozomatli | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2016 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Tickets are $10, but the headliners are usually well worth the price. 2016 ...

Wednesday, August 10

The Final “$1 Movie Day” of 2016 | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Wednesday, August 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
The Final

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...