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San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Pier 39 | Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA



San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2015Celebrate 2015 Independence Day with live music and entertainment all day in front of Pier 39 on July 4, 2015.

At approximately 9:30 pm, visitors will be treated to The City of San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks display over the Bay.

2015 Fourth of July Entertainment
Saturday, July 4, 2015 | Noon to 10 pm
Pier 39, San Francisco
FREE

The day features musical entertainment and activities in Pier 39 including:

  • Noon: WJM is no ordinary band. William, Jeremy, and Max are three California fifth graders that have turned their love of music into an instrument for change. 100% of their earnings support children’s charities. They will perform on the Entrance Plaza Stage
  • 5 pm: Tainted Love whose musical goal is total ’80s domination on the Entrance Plaza Stage
  • 9:30 pm: Fourth of July Fireworks show will launch from the foot of Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39. If you can’t make it to Aquatic Park, other good viewing locations are all along the waterfront including by Coit Tower, Aquatic Park, the end of the piers at Fort Mason, the Cannery, and Ghirardelli Square.

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Getting To and From the Fireworks

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Caltrain – Extra Late Night Southbound Trains | 2015

Caltrain operates extra southbound service out of San Francisco for those attending the Independence Day fireworks along the waterfront.

Post-fireworks specials will depart San Francisco at the scheduled time or when full.

  • 11 pm: express to San Carlos, then local to San Jose Diridon
  • 11:20 pm: local to San Jose Diridon
  • 11:40 pm: local to San Jose Diridon
  • 12 am: local to San Jose Diridon

One-way tickets or day passes may be purchased at the ticket machines at stations before boarding. Customers using their Clipper® card (8-ride and e-cash) must remember to tag on before boarding and tag off at their destination station. Caltrain is a Proof-of-Payment system; customers without valid tickets are subject to citation. Unfortunately there’s no booze allowed on trains from San Francisco after 9 pm.

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Pre-Event Service

  • Starting at 2 p.m., pre-event Muni bus shuttles will run to Fisherman’s Wharf from the Ferry Building, Caltrain station at 4th and King streets to Ferry Plaza and Civic Center at Grove and Hyde Streets to Van Ness Avenue and Chestnut Street.
  • Additional Muni Metro trains will operate in the Market Street subway between Embarcadero and West Portal Stations.
  • Additional bus service will run on the 25 Treasure Island and 28 19th Avenue Muni routes.

Post-Event Service

  • Return shuttle service will begin after the fireworks display at 10 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Shuttles will board at two locations:
  • The Embarcadero and Bay Street for service to the Ferry Building and Caltrain station
    Polk and Francisco streets for service to Van Ness Avenue and Market Street and Civic Center Muni/BART Station
    Caltrain riders are advised that the last Muni shuttle from The Embarcadero and Bay staging area will leave no later than 11:30 p.m. to meet the last Caltrain, which departs at midnight.
  • Once the crowds disperse, regular Muni service will resume. This can take at least a half hour. Participants and those traveling in the area are asked to allow extra travel time.

Purchasing Muni Fare

  • Between 2:30 and 8:30 p.m., SFMTA staff will be selling transfers at the Ferry Building. Muni customers are encouraged to purchase their round-trip fare in advance or use a Clipper® Card. Regular Muni fares apply.

Parking | 2015

  • Parking meters, posted time limit zones and seven day street sweeping will be enforced citywide on the holiday. We know this sucks.
  • 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.

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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

Saturday, July 4, 2015

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