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Tuesday, July 3

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito
Tuesday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito
Sebastopol | 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza Festival | 2018
Tuesday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*General $10.00; Children (6 – 11) $5; ages 5 and under are free.
| Analy High School Football Field
Sebastopol | 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza Festival | 2018

The Sebastopol Kiwanis club hosts the 45th annual fireworks extravaganza on July 3, 2018 at the football field at Analy High School.
Last year the Analy Football Stadium had undergone a beautiful multimillion dollar reconstruction. A new track was installed, there are new bleachers on the south …

Richmond | Waterfront Family Festival, Concert & Fireworks | 2018
Tuesday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There are fees for the interactive children's games and food.
| Marina Bay Park
Richmond | Waterfront Family Festival, Concert & Fireworks | 2018

Enjoy an evening of food, children’s games, live blues music, and a great view of the Richmond Waterfront fireworks on July 3, 2018.
There will be food vendors, live blues, and a Kids Fun Zone (for a fee) starting at 5:30 pm leading up to the …

Morgan Hill | “Family Fest” July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Fest | 2018
Tuesday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill | "Family Fest" July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Fest | 2018

Downtown Morgan Hill comes together to celebrate Independence Day 2018 with their Patriotic Sing and Family Music Festival starting at 6 pm on July 3, 2018.
The evening starts off with the 30th Annual Patriotic Sing, which begins at 6 pm at the Morgan Hill Community Cultural Center Amphiteater with children …

San Mateo | Locals-Only 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2018 San Mateo | Locals-Only 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2018

The annual Highlands fireworks show takes place July 3, 2018 overlooking Crystal Springs Reservoir.
The event which takes place at Highlands Elementary School is free, but donations are appreciated. In past years, the fireworks have started at approximately 9:30 pm.
In past years, the viewing area was in …

Wednesday, July 4

Redwood City | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Redwood City
Redwood City | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018

The Redwood City Independence Day 2018 celebration packs in a full day of fun including the 80th annual parade (10 am), a car show, the 32nd annual festival, a carnival, and most importantly, a fireworks show at 9:30 pm.
Schedule | July 4, 2018

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

Foster City | 4th of July Dog Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
Foster City | 4th of July Dog Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018

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 | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2018

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, 2018.
Starting at 5 pm, the public typically gathers on the north fields for …

Corte Madera | Fourth of July Parade & Celebration | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Corte Madera Town Park
Corte Madera | Fourth of July Parade & Celebration | 2018

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 …

Woodacre | Fourth of July Parade & Flea Market | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but some games may require a donation.
| Dickson Ranch
Woodacre | Fourth of July Parade & Flea Market | 2018

The 2018 San Geronimo Valley Fourth of July parade starts at noon in downtown, then heads down Railroad Avenue and ends with a celebration at Dickson Ranch (182 San Geronimo Valley Drive) for burgers, flea market, fun, games and great music.
The parade is a fun, community …

Inverness | 4th of July Foot Races & Festivities | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Inverness Way
Inverness | 4th of July Foot Races & Festivities | 2018

Thanks to Marin Mommies about this family-friendly Fourth of July event in Inverness on July 4, 2018, features its 111th annual foot races for the whole family, from toddlers to adults. Festivities happen on Inverness Way near the fire station.
EVENT WARNING FOR 2018: Please note that we …

Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2018

The annual tug of war battle between the towns of Bolinas and Stinson Beach begins at 9 am on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 along the shores of Bolinas Lagoon.
Please note, we haven’t been able to confirm the location for 2018, but in past years it …

Los Altos Hills | 4th of July Scooter & Skateboard Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE
Los Altos Hills | 4th of July Scooter & Skateboard Parade | 2018

Turn out in red, white, and blue for the annual Los Altos Hills Fourth of July Parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
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, …

San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose (The Alameda)
San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade | 2018

The Rose White and Blue Parade has been a much beloved annual event in the neighborhoods of the greater Rose Garden area of San Jose along The Alameda and this year celebrates the 11th Anniversary, making this the longest running parade in the history of …

El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2018
Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Novato
Novato | Vintage Military & WWII Sherman Tank Parade | 2018

On July 4th, line up on Novato’s Grant Avenue to see the annual parade kickoff in the city’s Old Town district highlighted by a contingent of vintage military vehicles from the Joe Garbarino World War II Military Vehicle Museum. Typically, this includes WWII Sherman tanks plowing down …

Sonoma | Traditional 4th of July Parade & Celebration | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma | Traditional 4th of July Parade & Celebration | 2018

Sonoma’s Fourth of July parade is a traditional, small-town celebration. The parade has been sponsored by The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters Association and takes place on July 4, 2018.
The parade begins at 10 am winding its way around the town’s historic Plaza with around 60 entries. …

Napa | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Veterans Memorial Park
Napa | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2018

All Napans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy a fun parade in downtown Napa on July 4, 2018.
After the parade and festival in downtown Napa, head over to Napa’s Veteran’s Park for more  festivities and live music leading up to a fireworks show at …

Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3*
*$3 for adults; $2 for seniors and students; and free for kids five and under
| San Mateo County History Museum
Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2018

The San Mateo County History Museum hosts “An Old-Fashioned Fourth” within its museum, the 107 year old county courthouse in Redwood City from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Children will be invited to hand-craft homemade vanilla ice cream and then take a taste. They …

San Mateo | Locals-Only 4th of July Parade & Carnival Midway Games | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along cash for games and food
| Highlands Recreation District
San Mateo | Locals-Only 4th of July Parade & Carnival Midway Games | 2018

Come celebrate Independence Day in 2018 in San Mateo with a 4th of July parade followed by a festival with midway carnival games. The 2018 theme is “You are only a kid Twice.”
Decorate a float or your bike and march in the parade that travels along Lexington Ave. from Powhatan …

Fairfield | Fourth of July Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free. Donations are appreciated.
Fairfield | Fourth of July Parade | 2018

Come out and enjoy pure Americana with your family, neighbors, and friends to celebrate our great country on July 4, 2018 with Fairfield’s annual 5th of July parade.
Treat a First Responder to breakfast for $6 from 8 am to 11 am. Breakfast includes, Pancakes, sausage, …

American Canyon | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free. Bring cash for purchase.
| American Canyon
American Canyon | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018

American Canyon’s annual Fourth of July 2018 parade kicks off at 10:30 am with classic cars, floats, decorated vehicles, and more.
The parade will end at Community Park II for an all-day festival, from noon to 9:30 pm, that typically include a Kidzone, fun family activities for the whole family, food and entertainment.
The festival …

Petaluma | Annual 4th of July Bell Ringing Ceremony | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Petaluma Historical Museum
Petaluma | Annual 4th of July Bell Ringing Ceremony | 2018

President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the ringing of the bells nationwide on Independence Day, July 4, 1963, with the words, “Let’s ring freedom bells.”
On the steps of the museum, hear the story of JFKs Bell-ringing Proclamation, the Putnam Family, the Korbel Bell and how it …