Monday, July 4, 2016

Marin County Fair: 4th of July Fireworks, Carnival & Concert | San Rafael
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: $15*
*$15 advanced tickets, $20 at the gate
| Marin County Fairgrounds

A celebration of the Modern Agricultural Fair, the Marin County Fair will celebrate the Fourth of July with traditional favorites like Star Wars characters, a circus, farm animals, 28 carnival rides free more...

All DayCalistoga | Napa County Fair, Ice Cream Churn-a-ment & Fireworks | 2016   $20*
*$Adults $20; Children $15; carnival and pony rides require an extra fee.
11:00 amCalistoga | Silverado 4th of July Parade | 2016   FREE
All DayNapa | 4th of July Parade, All-Day Fair & Fireworks | 2016   FREE*
*Free to watch the parade. Fair admission is $20.
11:00 amPacifica | 4th of July Celebration & Free Games | 2016   FREE*
*Festivities are FREE. Rocket Run registration is $20.
11:00 amSan Mateo | July Fourth in the Park Festival | 2016   FREE
11:30 amAntioch | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016   FREE
11:45 amMenlo Park | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Food Trucks | 2016   FREE*
*Free, but some activities may require a fee or a $7 wristband. Bring cash for food & drinks.
12:00 pmPalo Alto | Summer Fest: Chili Cook-off | 2016   FREE*
*Free admission; Chili Tasting Kits will be sold for a nominal fee.
12:00 pmHalf Moon Bay | Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade | 2016   FREE
All DayBerkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2016   FREE
12:00 pmAlbany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2016   FREE*
*Most activities are free, but a kid's Fun Band is $5 and gets you unlimited activities. Registration cost may apply to enter contests, but they are free to watch.
All DayRoaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2016   FREE*
*The festivities are free, but there is a parking fee and food is available for purchase. Certain activities have fees between $2-5. Train rides cost $27 for adults and $20 for children.
1:00 pmCloverdale | 4th of July Family BBQ & Bike Ride | 2016   FREE*
*We believe that this event is free to attend and that food purchase is not required. Contact 707-894-4470 for more details.
All DayAlameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2016   15-25*
*$25 for Adults, $15 for kids and free for children 5 years old and under.
2:00 pmSpirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2016   FREE
2:00 pmSF Mime Troupe: Opening Day 2016 | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
All DayScotts Valley | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016   $6*
*$6 in advance; $8 on July 4th; Children under 4 are free. Games & food are extra and not included in admission fee
3:00 pmAlameda | 4th of July Family Festival and Concert | 2016   FREE
3:30 pmSanta Rosa | “Red, White & Boom” Fireworks Celebration | 2016   $10*
*$10 (ages 12+) | $5 (ages 5-11) | Free for children 4 and under
4:00 pmSan Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2016   FREE
4:30 pmRohnert Park | 4th of July Concert & Fireworks | 2016   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks from outside the venue; otherwise, tickets start at $25
5:00 pmSan Ramon | 4th of July Picnic & Concert in the Park | 2016   FREE
5:00 pmAngel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016   $120*
*Special Arrangement Evening Ferry Tickets are required: $120 Adults and $85 Children (5-12 years)
5:00 pmBlueCart’s “The Dinner Table” Foodie Talk Series | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmVacaville | 4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert | 2016   $2
All DayPetaluma | “Rock & Rockets” 4th of July Fireworks & Concert | 2016   $5*
*$5 for adults. Kids under 10 are free. Parking is free.
6:30 pmStockton | Minor League Baseball & Independence Day Fireworks Show | 2016   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside the stadium. Tickets to the game start at $13
8:00 pm4th of July Fireworks & San Francisco Symphony | Shoreline Amphitheatre | 2016   $44*
*Lawn tickets as low as $44. Bring extra cash as there is a parking charge per car.
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE
9:00 pmSt. Helena | 4th of July Fireworks Show | 2016   FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE
9:15 pmGilroy | 4th of July Fireworks Salute | 2016   FREE
9:30 pmSan Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2016   FREE
9:30 pmLivermore | “Red, White & Boom” July 4th Fireworks & Block Party | 2016   FREE*
*Free, but parking in the lot is $20.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 5 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

Photo | Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoFounded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amLaborFest 2016: Bread & Roses W/ Retired Union Members | SF   FREE
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
5:30 pmWine & Movie Night: “A League Of Their Own” | Top of the Mark   FREE
6:00 pmIntro to Arduino: Easy To Use Hardware & Software | South SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE
7:00 pmLaborFest 2016: “The Factory” Movie Screening | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
7:00 pmNerd Nite North Bay | Novato   $5
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street more...

All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
11:00 amStitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: R&B/Soul/Funk/Dance Band | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email Space is limited. Reservations are limited to four people per party.
6:00 pmMovie Night on the Green: “Over The Hedge” | Marin   FREE
6:00 pmFolk Rock Concert: Doobie Decibel System | Union Square Live   FREE
6:00 pmFree Bluegrass Concert in the Park | Redwood City   FREE
6:30 pmLaborFest 2016: “The Hand That Feeds” Movie Screening | Berkeley   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:45 pm1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland   FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmSummer Boot Camp Series: Free Full Body Cardio Workout | Oakland   FREE*
*Sign up on the class schedule to ensure a spot, or just show up and have fun.
7:00 pmLaborFest 2016: “We Dont Like Samba” Film Screening | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:45 pmLaborFest 2016: “Limpiadores” Film Screening | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest | Union Square
Thursday, July 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Muni’s top bell ringing crewmen compete in the annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest in Union Square. A great San Francisco tradition, this competition features the best of SFMTA’s professional bell-ringers vying for the more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
All DayGhirardelli Square Summer Beer Garden & Free Snacks | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
12:00 pmThe Black Woman is God: Celebrating Black Women | SF   FREE
12:00 pmThe Security Vulnerabilities In Chinese IT | Mountain View   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:30 pmCal Raijin Taiko: Witness An Ancient Japanese Percussion Tradition | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: Jazz/Blues | Walnut Creek   FREE
5:30 pmAdventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFree Country Concert in the Park | San Mateo   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFree Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own mat. This is a donation-based yoga class. They encourage those who can to donate $10. However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds.
6:00 pmFree Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own mat. This is a donation-based yoga class. They encourage those who can to donate $10. However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo   FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Funk/Soul/Classic Rock | Concord   FREE
6:30 pmFirst Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight   FREE
7:00 pmLaborFest 2016: “Black Lives Matter” Open Forum | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
7:00 pmMovie in the Park: “Hotel Transylvania 2” | Orinda   FREE
7:00 pmPop Art Show, Drag Show & Fundraiser | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Ghostbusters” | Jack London Sq.   FREE
8:00 pm“The Smart Culture Show” Comedy Showcase | Oakland   $5
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:45 pmMovies On The Square: “Jurassic World” | Redwood City   FREE

Friday, July 8, 2016

Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, dazzling costumes, and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics more...

11:00 amSketching in the Galleries: Draw Your Own Art | SF   FREE