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San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Pier 39 | Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA

Witness the skies sparkle red, white and blue with San Francisco Fireworks on July 4, 2017.

At approximately 9:30 pm, visitors will be treated to SF’s spectacular fireworks display over the Bay launched from just north of Fisherman’s Wharf. There are two launch spots – One off of Pier 41, and the other just off of Aquatic Park. Fisherman’s Wharf will be in the middle of the two displays.

2017 Fourth of July Fireworks & Entertainment
July 4, 2017 | Noon to 10 pm
Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

Rock out to live music in the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza before looking to the sky for The City & County of San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks display at 9:30pm. Grab your stars and stripes and take advantage of PIER 39’s amazing 180-degree Bay views this 4th of July.

Where else to watch the SF fireworks | 2017

Getting To and From the Fireworks

Caltrain – Extra Late Night Southbound Trains | 2017 Details not yet announced

On July 4th, Caltrain typically operates a Sunday schedule with three extra southbound trains (10:45p, 11:15p and 11:45p) out of San Francisco for those attending the Independence Day fireworks along the waterfront. Check caltrain.com for 2017 updates.

Alcohol reminder: Open alcoholic beverages are prohibited on trains departing San Francisco beginning at 9pm on special event evenings. But looking at that with a “glass half full” perspective, that means that open alcoholic beverages are allowed on trains before 9pm. Woo hoo! Just don’t be a drunk jerk on the train.

Muni | 2017
Getting There

Before the show, from 2 to 8:30 p.m., Muni will have extra service to connect people from the Muni Metro Subway, BART, Ferries and Caltrain to both viewing areas.

  • Along Van Ness Avenue, from Market Street to the Aquatic Park viewing area.
  • Along The Embarcadero, from the Caltrain Station to the Pier 39 viewing area.

Muni will also increase service for the 25 Treasure Island and 28 19th Ave routes with buses running every 10 minutes and the L Taraval will have two-car trains all day.

Getting Back

After the show, from 9 to 11:30 p.m., Muni will have three shuttles providing Express Service to Civic Center Station, the Ferry Building and Caltrain. These buses will use transit-only lanes to avoid traffic wherever possible.

Parking | 2017

  • Enforced – Parking meters, posted time limit zones and seven day street sweeping will be enforced citywide on the holiday. We know this sucks.
  • Not Enforced – Commuter tow away, residential parking permits and Monday-Friday daytime street sweeping will not be enforced.
  • Meters on Port of San Francisco property, including The Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf, are enforced seven days per week throughout the year, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • Hazards are always subject to ticketing and towing.


  • What’s going on at The PIER on July 4th?
    Check out special exhibits west of the Entrance Plaza from 11am-5pm, followed by a live performance by Tainted Love – The Best of the 80s Live from 5-8pm. The City & County of San Francisco’s fireworks display begins at 9:30pm. All activities and shows are free and open to the public.
  • Where is the best place to see the fireworks at PIER 39?
    The fireworks will be shot off barges located off the end of PIER 39 and the Municipal Pier. If you’re on The PIER, the best place to catch the show is along the perimeter road, toward the Bay End. Please note that there is reserved seating or viewing area. The fireworks show should last around 20 minutes.
  • What time is PIER 39 open until?
    PIER 39 businesses will be open until at least 9:30pm, but some businesses may stay open later. Please contact individual business for more information and to inquire about reservations.
  • Where should I park?
    Parking is available in the PIER 39 Parking Garage, the covered parking structure located directly across the street from The PIER. Special event rate is $10/hour with a $80 daily maximum. Please plan on arriving early, as the parking garage fills up quickly on holidays.
  • How to I get to PIER 39 on public transportation?
    If you’re already in San Francisco, hop on MUNI’s historic E-Line or F-Line street car; the 8, 8X, 39 or 47 bus; or BART. San Francisco’s famous cable cars also drop off just a few blocks from The PIER. For more information, visit 511.org or call 888.500.INFO or 511 on your mobile phone. For Amtrak shuttle information, visit amtrak.com or call 800.USA.RAIL.
  • Anything else I should know?
    Alcoholic beverages can only be consumed inside place of purchase on PIER 39. Open containers are strictly prohibited in The PIER’s common area. Fireworks are also prohibited. Please refer to the PIER 39 Code of Conduct for additional information.

*Event and event activities are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, 4th of July, Fairs & Festivals, Fireworks, Kids & Families, Live Music, San Francisco, Top Annual Events
Venue: Pier 39
Address: Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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