San Francisco Bay Area 4th of July & Fireworks Guide
4th of July, What's Closed / What's Open
San Francisco Bay Area 4th of July & Fireworks Guide
All but one fireworks show canceled (so far), plus flyovers, parades & BBQs still taking place
Most Bay Area Beaches Now Closed for 4th of July Weekend
What's Closed / What's Open
Most Bay Area Beaches Now Closed for 4th of July Weekend
UPDATED: Many beach parking lots in SF & Bay Area are closed this weekend
Help Keep Funcheap Alive: GoFundMe Launched
Bay Area Updates
Help Keep Funcheap Alive: GoFundMe Launched
We love supporting and lifting up the Bay. Now we need a little help ourselves.
Upcoming List of Bay Area Protests (July 2- Aug 1)
Causes
Upcoming List of Bay Area Protests (July 2- Aug 1)
This week's rallies, protests, vigils, clean-up events and other ways to stay involved
Your Bay Bridge Toll May Soon Be $9
Bay Area Updates
Your Bay Bridge Toll May Soon Be $9
After a court win, the Bay Bridge toll is likely to go up to $9 by 2025
Oakland's New Giant "All Black Lives Matter" Mural
Causes
Oakland's New Giant "All Black Lives Matter" Mural
Huge curving, colorful art installation painted along Lake Merritt by volunteers this weekend.
San Francisco Archbishop Holds Exorcism in Golden Gate Park
Causes, Healing
San Francisco Archbishop Holds Exorcism in Golden Gate Park
After protests toppled Junipero Serra statue, archbishop led blessing & exorcism rite
Oakland Zoo at Risk of Closure
What's Closed / What's Open
Oakland Zoo at Risk of Closure
The Zoo is losing $1.3 million a month and may close for good if it doesn't reopen soon.

Friday, July 3

“Crazy Funny Asians” Virtual Comedy Live from San Francisco
"Crazy Funny Asians" Virtual Comedy Live from San Francisco

Now Online! Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase! Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite and we’ll send you the secret ...Every Friday

Turn up the Love Summer Online Concert Series
Turn up the Love Summer Online Concert Series
In partnership with Life is Good Playmakers, Jammin with You is proud to present the Turn up the Love Summer Concert Series. Starting July 3rd, every Friday at 7 am PST, we will be offering a virtual and interactive free kids concert to help promote ...
Online Streaming “Sea to Shining Sea, Songs of the American Landscape”
Friday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE
Online Streaming "Sea to Shining Sea, Songs of the American Landscape"
The San Francisco Boys Chorus will present a streaming of the previous broadcast of “Sea to Shining Sea – Songs of the American Landscape” starting on July 3, 2020. Please visit www.sfbc.org starting July 3rd to view the program. The recorded program was subsequently broadcast on KQED-TV ...
Independence Day (Observed) 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Friday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Independence Day (Observed) 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
On certain holidays the City of San Francisco gives you a little bit of a break, with a ticket-free day of parking… sort of… For 2020, the city has a few special rules in place for Independence Day Observed, which is on July 3rd (as ...
F**k That Noise “Black Lives Matter Protest”
Friday, July 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Portrero Del Sol Skate Park
F**k That Noise "Black Lives Matter Protest"
Noise show featuring live music and poetry from Bay Area performers and bands protesting racism, police brutality, and other political injustices. Please wear mask and practice social distancing.
Freedom Fridays: Family Walk & Chalk at Children’s Fairyland
Friday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register for more info or to get involved.
| Grand Ave & Harrison St
Freedom Fridays: Family Walk & Chalk at Children's Fairyland

Freedom Fridays is an opportunity for young people to see themselves reflected in leadership, and for Black youth to see themselves in the center. Our speakers and performers will all be young people. Freedom Fridays: Family Walk & Chalk at 4:00 pm Assembly ...Every Friday

“The Statues are Down! Now What?” Community Healing & Celebration
Friday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Coit Tower
"The Statues are Down! Now What?" Community Healing & Celebration
There will be two days of Community Education, Healing, and Celebration. July 3, 2020 | Friday 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Coit Tower Celebrate the recent statue removals of men that contributed to the discrimination of our communities. Bring art, music, food, and the whole family. July 5, 2020 | ...
Outdoor Alameda Porch Music: Social Distancing Concert
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Outdoor Alameda Porch Music: Social Distancing Concert

We love what locals are doing in Alameda. Please be advised. We are letting you know about a hyper-local neighborhood community event. If you do not live within walking distance of the event, please do not attend. If you love it too, consider starting this ...Every Friday

CuriOdyssey’s Free Virtual First Friday Family Nights
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
CuriOdyssey’s Free Virtual First Friday Family Nights
On Friday, July 3, at 6 pm Pacific, see how exciting science can be with Kate the Chemist, Dr. Kate Biberdorf, science entertainer and author of the best selling book “The Big Book of Experiments,” as she performs her amazing experiments for kids. Hear children’s music ...
SF City Hall Lights up Red, Blue and White for Independence Day Kick Off
SF City Hall Lights up Red, Blue and White for Independence Day Kick Off

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in red, blue, and white to celebrate American Independence Day. City Hall 2020 Pride Lighting Schedule July 3 – Kick Off July 4 – 4th of July Celebration July 5 – Final Day ...

Saturday, July 4

4th of July Fireworks in San Francisco Bay Area 2020 | What’s Canceled, What’s Still Happening
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
4th of July Fireworks in San Francisco Bay Area 2020 | What's Canceled, What's Still Happening
Typically we’ll list over 100 different Fourth of July events (including 50+ different fireworks shows within a few hours drive) with listings for the major fireworks shows plus tons of smaller hometown festivals, fairs and fireworks shows throughout the Bay Area and a few fun ...
Virtual 4th of July Chalk Festival
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
Virtual 4th of July Chalk Festival
Chalk Full of Fun (Virtual) Chalk Festival SATURDAY, JULY 4TH, 2020, FREE ALL DAY EVENT! The Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation invites you to participate in the annual Chalk Full of Fun festival but with a Virtual twist! Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our community ...
2020 Free Fishing Day | SF
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
2020 Free Fishing Day | SF

Please note that some fishing spots might be closed, CDFW has temporarily closing its high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that ...

4th of July Assemble for Equity and March
Saturday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Ferry Building
4th of July Assemble for Equity and March
“What is the meaning of the 4th of July to the negro” was asked by Frederick Douglass over 150 years ago. It was asked due to the enslavement of black people who lacked the same freedoms, equality, and humanity this nation’s founders fought to obtain ...
San Francisco’s 4th of July World Naked Bike Ride
Saturday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Ferry Building
San Francisco's 4th of July World Naked Bike Ride
Our usual World Naked Bike Ride Naking season of 5 rides has been disrupted by the COVID-19 shuttering of our daily lives. However, recently, a number of businesses and activities are slowly returning. Sadly, there is no news of any big July 4th activity, no ...
“Trump Pence Out Now” 4th of July Rally & March
Saturday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
"Trump Pence Out Now" 4th of July Rally & March
Meet up at 24th and Mission for the rally and will march to different parts of the Mission and return to 24th and Mission. For more info visit https://refusefascism.org/. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing.
4th of July Blackout Solidarity Protest
Saturday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*First 2000 meals are free
| Lake Merritt
4th of July Blackout Solidarity Protest
Celebrate 4th of July with a Blackout Solidarity Protest at Lake Merritt starting at 1 pm. Make sure to pull up and donate. The first 2000 meals are free starting at 2pm. Wear all black , mask and practice social distancing.
Concord’s Virtual 4th of July Parade
Saturday, July 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Concord's Virtual 4th of July Parade
Celebrate safely this Independence Day and join us when we host Concord’s Virtual 4th of July Parade. Concord invites everyone in the community to participate in this televised event by submitting a video of your float “parading” down your street! Please submit your entries online at ...
The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Spontaneous Storytelling Online
Saturday, July 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay as you can, suggested donation $5 to $20
Spontaneous Storytelling Online

We’ve converted our hilarious monthly open-mic storytelling show into an online event. Put your name in the virtual “hat” for a chance to tell a true story from your life, 5 minutes or less. For the past 5 years, Spontaneous Storytelling has been one of ...Every Saturday

SF City Hall Lights up Red, Blue and White for 4th of July
SF City Hall Lights up Red, Blue and White for 4th of July

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in red, blue, and white to celebrate American Independence Day. City Hall 2020 Pride Lighting Schedule July 3 – Kick Off July 4 – 4th of July Celebration July 5 – Final Day ...

Gilroy’s 4th of July Fireworks is Still Happening in 2020
Saturday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Gilroy High School
Gilroy's 4th of July Fireworks is Still Happening in 2020
For 2020 the city of Gilroy has made arrangements to have the Gilroy Fireworks display take place higher in the sky than in years’ past. This means that homes within approximately 2.5 miles, with direct line of sight of the show, should be able to ...
CANCELED: San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2020
Saturday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
CANCELED: San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2020
2020 Update: Due to the City & County of San Francisco’s Health Order prohibiting large gatherings, the Fourth of July Fireworks show over the Bay (shot from a barge located off PIER 39) has been canceled.  PIER 39 has also canceled its​ band performance scheduled for ...

Sunday, July 5

Art Kiosk Installation “Monument to the Plastocene IV” Final Day
Sunday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Kiosk
Art Kiosk Installation “Monument to the Plastocene IV” Final Day

The Redwood City Improvement Association in partnership with Fung Collaboratives has unveiled the latest Art Kiosk Installation exhibit by artist Tara de la Garza. Titled “Monument to the Plastocene IV,” this thought-provoking installation will be visible every day & night through the Art Kiosk windows ...

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, July 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco. Outer Sunset ...Every Sunday

“Run with Ahmaud” Protest & Fundraiser
Sunday, July 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required, donation is encouraged.
| Kezar Stadium
"Run with Ahmaud" Protest & Fundraiser
We will be running & walking between 3k-5k miles in remembrance of the black and brown lives lost do to police brutality snd hate crimes. All those who stand in solidarity with the #BLM movement are welcome! Peaceful community event & Wellness check! We hope to ...
Stern Grove’s “Best of the Fest” Virtual Concert Series
Sunday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove's "Best of the Fest" Virtual Concert Series

The Stern Grove free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the first time in the Festival’s long history that it has been canceled. This summer, in place of canceled performances, the ...Every Sunday

“The Statues are Down! Now What?” Community Healing & Celebration
Sunday, July 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
"The Statues are Down! Now What?" Community Healing & Celebration
“The Statues are Down! Now What?” the second day of Community Education, Healing, and Celebration. July 5, 2020 | Sunday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Golden Gate Park, Bowl Dr. An opportunity for the community to share, educate, heal through community dialogue. Educators, clergy, historians and community members are ...
George Floyd Ocean Beach Memorial Stroll at Sunset
Sunday, July 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Vicente St.)
George Floyd Ocean Beach Memorial Stroll at Sunset

Come gather every week at sunset at the George Floyd Ocean Beach Memorial, located where Vicente reaches the sand on the concrete walkway at Ocean Beach in the Outer Sunset just north of the San Francisco Zoo. Social distance, mouth coverings, peaceful. It planned for ...Every Sunday

SF City Hall Lights up Red, Blue and White for Independence Day Final Day
SF City Hall Lights up Red, Blue and White for Independence Day Final Day

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in red, blue, and white to celebrate American Independence Day. City Hall 2020 Pride Lighting Schedule July 3 – Kick Off July 4 – 4th of July Celebration July 5 – Final Day ...