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Tuesday, July 4

Redwood City | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
Redwood City | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017

The Redwood City Independence Day 2017 celebration packs in a full day of fun including the 79th annual parade (10 am), a car show, the 31st annual festival, a carnival, and most importantly, a fireworks show at 9:30 pm.
Schedule | July 4, 2017

Pancake Breakfast – 7:30-10:30 am with the Redwood City …

Foster City | 4th of July Dog Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
Foster City | 4th of July Dog Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017

Celebrate Independence Day in Foster City for a spectacular Fourth of July Celebration at Leo Ryan Park.
They have an exciting day planned with a family and dog parade, family games, live music, and a grand fireworks display. Be sure to take a walk through the park …

Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2017

Over 50,000 spectators are expected downtown for the largest and best old-fashioned hometown Parade in California, preceded by Annual Liberty Car Cruise which includes a display of over 100 hot rods, stock, military and classic vehicles on July 4, 2017.
Starting at 5 pm, the public typically gathers on the north fields for …

Danville | 4th of July Parade | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Danville
Danville | 4th of July Parade | 2017

Kick off Independence Day at Danville’s Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2017.
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, scouts, …

Corte Madera | Fourth of July Parade & Celebration | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Corte Madera Town Park
Corte Madera | Fourth of July Parade & Celebration | 2017

The annual Corte Madera Fourth of July Parade and Celebration is one of the biggest events on the Fourth of July in Marin, drawing approximately 15,000 people annually.
The parade begins at 10:30 am at Redwood High School (395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur) and ends at Corte Madera’s …

Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bolinas Lagoon
Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2017

The annual tug of war battle between the towns of Bolinas and Stinson Beach begins at 9 am on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 along the shores of Bolinas Lagoon.
Please note, we haven’t been able to confirm the location for 2017, but in past years it …

Cupertino | 4th of July Children’s Parade & Concert in the Park | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Cupertino | 4th of July Children's Parade & Concert in the Park | 2017

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 …

Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill Park
Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017

Pleasant Hill hosts a full day of Fourth of July fun with events ranging from a traditional patriotic parade through the downtown Crescent Drive area, family fun and games in Pleasant Hill Park, and live music and fireworks in the evening at College Park High …

San Francisco | 7 Different Free Guided Walking Tours for 4th of July | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| All Over San Francisco
San Francisco | 7 Different Free Guided Walking Tours for 4th of July | 2017

Looking for something to do before the fireworks start lighting up the night sky?
San Francisco City Guides offers up daily, free guided walking tours of San Francisco on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
2017 July Fourth Free Walking Tours

11:00 am – Japanese Tea Garden – 11AM
11:00 am …

Saratoga | Costumed Old-Fashioned 4th of July & Free Popsicles | 2017
Tuesday, 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 | 2017

If you’re looking for a reason to wear that Uncle Sam costume you’ve got in your closet, then Saratoga’s 2017 Independence Day Observance is the place for you on July 4, 2017.
Held at Kevin Moran Park, the event will feature a Color Guard presentation of …

Los Altos Hills | 4th of July Scooter & Skateboard Parade | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Los Altos Hills Town Hall
Los Altos Hills | 4th of July Scooter & Skateboard Parade | 2017

Turn out in red, white, and blue for the annual Los Altos Hills Fourth of July Parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Come big, come small, come one and all. Bring your scooters and bikes, your po-gos, and trikes, carry streamers and flags, decorate Moms and Dads, …

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission Day: de ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose (The Alameda)
San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade | 2017

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, 2017.
Last year, this homespun parade featured live bands, dance groups, home-made floats, kids on bikes, antique cars, and more. See …

Aptos | World’s Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2017
Aptos | World's Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2017

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, 2017.
Last year, the 0.6 mile parade meant the city of Aptos (a town just east of Santa Cruz along the Pacific) celebrated the 4th of …

Alameda | Mayor’s 4th of July Parade | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
Alameda | Mayor's 4th of July Parade | 2017

The Alameda 4th of July Parade is the one of the longest Independence Day parades in the nation with over 160 floats and 2,500 participants that travel a three mile route on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
The parade was voted the “Best Hometown Celebration” for 2007 and “Best Hometown …

El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2017

El Cerrito hosts the 19th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2017. July 3, 2017 – Kupaoa, Hawaiian Mele & Hula 4 pm: Circus Imagination 5-7 pm:  Kupaoa + Kumu Kau’i Isa-Kahaku + Halau NaWaiOla July 4, 2017 – ...

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 …

Orinda | 4th of July Parade & Celebration in the Park | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Orinda | 4th of July Parade & Celebration in the Park | 2017

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.
2017 Orinda Fourth of July Parade & Celebration
Schedule

7:30-10 …

Sausalito | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Celebration | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dunphy Park
Sausalito | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Celebration | 2017

Come and enjoy a good old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Sausalito complete with a parade, festival, and fireworks from 10 am to 9:30 pm on July 4, 2017.
The parade begins at 10 am with floats, bands, classic cars, local officials, and organizations winding from the intersection of Second and …