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2010 Fireworks & 4th of July Events Guide | San Francisco Bay Area

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Sunday, July 4, 2010 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Unless noted, events are free and open to the public



Get ready to celebrate Fourth of July 2010 in the Bay Area. Here’s a list of 101 different Fourth of July events (including 47 different places to watch fireworks) with listings for the major fireworks shows in San Francisco, Berkeley, Mountain View and San Jose, plus tons of smaller hometown festivals, fairs and fireworks shows throughout the Bay Area.

Did we miss an event? please let us know!

Major Fireworks Shows in SF Bay Area | 2010

San Francisco
Waterfront Fireworks

Berkeley
Marina Fireworks

San Jose
Fireworks Show

Mountain View
Symphony & Fireworks

Richmond
Symphony & Fireworks

Pleasanton
Alameda County Fair

Best Daytime & Small Town Festivals | 2010

Oakland
1910-themed Ice Cream Social

Concord
“The Flag” Variety Show

Saratoga
Costumed Old-Fashioned 4th of July

Martinez
Parade & Waterfront Fireworks

Aptos
World’s Shortest Parade

Piedmont
Parade of Westies & Scotties

List of 101 July 4th Events & Fireworks Shows | 2010

Fireworks, fairs, festivals, parades, concerts and more. All events take place on Sunday, July 4, 2010 unless otherwise noted. Fireworks shows denoted in blue.

San Francisco

East Bay

North Bay

  • American Canyon | 4th of July Parade, Festival & FIREWORKS – FREE
  • Bodega Bay | 2nd of July FIREWORKS over the Bay (July 2) – FREE
  • Calistoga | Silverado 4th of July Parade – FREE
  • Calistoga | Napa County Fair & FIREWORKS – FREE
  • Cloverdale | Fourth of July FIREWORKS – FREE
  • Corte Madera / Larkspur | 4th of July Parade & Celebration – FREE
  • Glen Ellen | B.R. Cohn Winery Charity Car Classic – FREE
  • Healdsburg | American Legion FIREWORKS show – FREE
  • Hercules | Parade & Waterfront FIREWORKS – FREE
  • Inverness | 103rd Annual Foot Race & Family Fun – FREE
  • Kenwood | Hot Dogs, Wine & Old Fashioned Games – (July 3) FREE
  • Napa | Fourth of July FIREWORKS show – FREE
  • Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade – FREE
  • Oakville | Mondavi Winery FIREWORKS Show – FREE (from outside grounds)
  • Petaluma | Rocky Horror Picture Show : 4th of July Edition (July 3) – $10
  • Petaluma | Annual Bell Ringing Ceremony & Elvis Exhibit – FREE
  • Petaluma | Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds FIREWORKS Festival – FREE
  • Ross | July 4th Parade & Park Picnic – FREE
  • Russian River | Water Carnival Boat Parade & FIREWORKS (July 3) – FREE
  • Russian River | Monte Rio’s “Big Rocky Games” (July 3, 4) – FREE
  • Russian River | Guerneville FIREWORKS show – FREE
  • San Rafael | Marin County Fair FIREWORKS – (July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) – FREE
  • Santa Rosa | Red, White & Boom FIREWORKS – $7
  • Sausalito | 4th of July Parade and FIREWORKS celebration – FREE
  • Sebastopol | 3rd of July FIREWORKS Extravaganza Festival (July 3) – FREE
  • Sleepy Hollow | Parade, Swimming & BBQ – FREE
  • Sonoma | July 4th Parade and Plaza Celebration – FREE
  • Sonoma | General Vallejo’s Birthday & 4th of July FIREWORKS – FREE
  • Suisun City | Solano County Waterfront FIREWORKS & Festival – FREE
  • St. Helena | Louis M. Martini Winery FIREWORKS – FREE (from outside grounds)
  • Vallejo | Great Vallejo Ducky Derby – FREE to watch ($5 to “adopt” a ducky)
  • Vallejo | Six Flags Discovery Kingdom FIREWORKS & All-you-can-eat Picnic (July 3) – $46
  • Vallejo | Parade, Symphony Celebration & FIREWORKS – FREE
  • Windsor | Pre-4th of July FIREWORKS Festival (July 3) – FREE
  • Woodacre | Independence Day Parade, Festival & Flea Market – FREE
  • Yountville | Wheelchair Drill Team Performance & FIREWORKS – FREE

Peninsula

  • Foster City | Dog Show, Parade & FIREWORKS – FREE
  • Half Moon Bay | Small Town 4th of July Parade – FREE
  • Menlo Park | 4th of July Parade and Celebration – FREE
  • Los Altos | 4th July Los Altos Hills Scooter Parade – FREE
  • Montara | Sand-N-Surf Fourth of July Vegan Picnic – FREE
  • Palo Alto | Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off Festival – FREE
  • Princeton | Free Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Flags & Kite Flying (July 3) – FREE
  • Redwood City | Annual Independence Day Parade & Festival (No Fireworks for 2010) – FREE
  • San Mateo | 1910 Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration – FREE

South Bay

California

  • Big Bear Lake | Rotary FIREWORKS on the Lake – FREE (source: abc7)
  • North Lake Tahoe | Kings Beach FIREWORKS and Deck Party – (July 3) FREE
  • South Lake Tahoe | Lights on the Lake FIREWORKS – FREE (source: abc7)
  • Yosemite | Mairposa Fairgrounds Festival & FIREWORKS – FREE (source: abc7)

Our Disclaimer: We have done our best to confirm the details of each of the above events with at least one source (either the city itself, a newspaper, chamber of commerce, or a trusty website). But because there is always a rare chance that we have been given incorrect information, we do recommend you contact the city directly to confirm details before you head out to any event.

Did we miss an event? please let us know!

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE*
*Unless noted, events are free and open to the public
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