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Sunday, July 1

Lafayette | Buddhist Pre-4th of July Mountain Pilgrimage | 2018
Sunday, July 1 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Buddha Gate Monastery
Lafayette | Buddhist Pre-4th of July Mountain Pilgrimage | 2018
Join Buddha Gate Monastery to celebrate the pre-Fourth of July with relaxation, serenity, and enlightenment on July 1, 2018. To attend half-day or two-day Chan retreat, beginning class and meditation suit are required. Please stay and help after ceremonies and meditation retreats. Please wear meditation clothing for meditation retreats, they ...
2018 Japan Day Festival: GenRyu Arts, Music, Dance, Tea & Art | Japantown
Sunday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Japan Day Festival: GenRyu Arts, Music, Dance, Tea & Art | Japantown
Celebrate the Japanese cultural heritage of Japantown. Enjoy the GenRyu Arts production of Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and the Bay Area. Experience Japanese cultural arts, music and dance. 2018 Japan Day Festival Sunday, July 1, 2018 | 11:30 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza, Post and ...

2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party Kickoff | SF
Sunday, July 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party Kickoff | SF
The July 1st Block Party will kick-off the series with a special performance by San Francisco’s own Circus Bella at 11:30 am, an interactive exhibit by the designers from NONAPS, free block printing workshops by Jenny Lemons, and more.
Russian River “Big Rocky Games” | Monte Rio | 2018
Sunday, July 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Monte Rio Public Beach
Russian River "Big Rocky Games" | Monte Rio | 2018

Monte Rio, along the Russian River, hosts its annual two day “Big Rocky Games” with fun kids games and contests. Activities include inner tube races, a rubber ducky contest, rock skipping, a water balloon toss, an ice cream eating contest, canoe and swim races, and ...

“Red, White & Blue” Fun-raiser | SF
Sunday, July 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
"Red, White & Blue" Fun-raiser | SF
Come down for the annual star-spangled fundraiser, raffles and more benefiting Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners from 4-7 pm on July 1, 2018. Free, but this is a fundraiser, so please consider donating to their great cause. Doors open at 4 pm, Food at 4:30 pm and Show ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” | Pleasanton
Sunday, July 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" | Pleasanton

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Russian River | Parade of Floats, Water Curtain & Fireworks Show | 2018
Sunday, July 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Monte Rio Public Beach
Russian River | Parade of Floats, Water Curtain & Fireworks Show | 2018
Every year, the Monte Rio beach is crowded with people who come from all over to enjoy the spectacle of fireworks over the Russian River along with a Water Boat Parade & Carnival, “Water Curtain” and fireworks starting at dusk. Sunday, July 1, 2018 Dusk: Water Carnival ...
Bodega Bay | July 1st “Fireworks Over the Bay” | 2018
Sunday, July 1 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Westside Regional Park
Bodega Bay | July 1st "Fireworks Over the Bay" | 2018
Start your Independence Day celebration early; celebrate three days early and enjoy fireworks in Bodega Bay on July 1, 2018. The Bodega Bay fireworks display is fairly small, so we would not recommend driving out there just for this event alone, but we suggest you planning a full day in ...

Tuesday, July 3

Windsor | Pre-4th of July “Kaboom” Fireworks & Music Festival | 2018
Windsor | Pre-4th of July "Kaboom" Fireworks & Music Festival | 2018
Get festive for the Fourth at a small town celebration with all the trimmings. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the Windsor Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 3, 2018 at Keiser Park, capped off by a fireworks and musical performances. A festival in the park ...
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito
Tuesday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 20th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2018. July 3, 2018 – (Mainstage) Hula Halau O’ Nalau Te Orama + Otea Api- Tahiti Fete 4 pm: Magical Nathaniel, Little Big Top Circus Imagination 5-7 pm: Hula ...

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 | Morgan Hill Amphitheater
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 ...
Benicia | Independence Day Torchlight Parade | 2018
Tuesday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Benicia | Independence Day Torchlight Parade | 2018
Benicia kicks off Independence Day festivities a night early with their Torchlight Parade which takes place at 6:30 pm on July 3, 2018. The parade includes dancers, floats, clowns, and entertainment. Also check out Benicia’s Picnic in the Park & Fireworks on July 4, 2018.
Stockton | Minor League Baseball & Fireworks Show | 2018
Tuesday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Banner Island Ballpark
Stockton | Minor League Baseball & Fireworks Show | 2018
Watch an Independence Day celebration fireworks showcase over Banner Island Ballpark right after the Stockton Ports vs. Lancaster Jethawks game on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. You’ll probably be able to see the fireworks from outside the park, even if you don’t go to the game, but a ...
Free A’s Post-Game Patriotic Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Tuesday, July 3 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A’s Post-Game Patriotic Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

San Mateo | Locals-Only 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2018
Tuesday, July 3 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free. This event is strictly for locals and former residents. Donations are appreciated.
| Highlands Elementary School
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

4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules
Wednesday, July 4 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free expo and parade. $25 to register in advance for the 5K Run/Walk.
| Refugio Valley Park
4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules
Celebrate your 4th of July at the 4th Annual Hercules Dynamite 5K Run/Walk located along the beautiful Eucalyptus trees of scenic Refugio Valley Park. The event offers Cash Prizes for the top 3 male and top 3 female runners and a new certified and chip timed 5K ...
Martinez | Hometown 4th of July Parade & Pancake Breakfast | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main St. Plaza
Martinez | Hometown 4th of July Parade & Pancake Breakfast | 2018
Main Street Martinez will host the 11th annual downtown Martinez Fourth of July Parade & Celebration starting at 8 am. The Martinez celebration features a Hometown Parade along Main Street, over 40 entries will march down Main Street. Come early for the Roxx on Main Pancake Breakfast, and the ...
Moraga | Dog Parade, Magic Show & July 4th Fireworks | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga | Dog Parade, Magic Show & July 4th Fireworks | 2018
Celebrate the 2018 Independence Day with the city of Moraga in Commons Park with an all-day festival from 8 am to to 10 pm, culminating in a fireworks display on July 4, 2018. The fireworks display starts at 9:30 pm. The festivities included pancake breakfast, a dog parade, community booths, ...
Alameda | Mayor’s 4th of July Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
Alameda | Mayor's 4th of July Parade | 2018
The Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade is one of the longest routes in the country coming in at approximately 3.3 miles. Keep an eye out for Pedestrians and Drivers. They will be everywhere, and from everywhere. Meaning – more specifically – that they may not be ...
Concord | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2018
Concord | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2018
Come out and enjoy Concord’s Home Town Parade, Picnic and Fireworks, taking place at Mt. Diablo High School (only three blocks from Todos Santos Plaza), on July 4, 2018. The festivities start at 7 am with day of registration and goody bag pick up, music and sponsors’ booths.  The Free Kids ...
Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
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 ...
Redwood City | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown 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 ...
Bolinas vs. Stinson Beach | Annual Tug of War Battle | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bolinas Lagoon
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 ...
Danville | 4th of July Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Danville
Danville | 4th of July Parade | 2018
Kick off Independence Day at Danville’s Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2018. This festive hometown event attracts over 40,000 attendees each year including local residents, family, friends, and flag-wavers from the Bay Area and beyond. Park yourself curbside and cheer on the bands, gymnasts, scouts, ...
Corte Madera | Fourth of July Parade & Celebration | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – All Day | 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 ...
Foster City | 4th of July Dog Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – All Day | 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 ...
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.
| Downtown Woodacre
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 ...
Brentwood | Classic 4th of July Parade & Celebration | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Brentwood
Brentwood | Classic 4th of July Parade & Celebration | 2018
The City of Brentwood is excited to once again host the Brentwood Classic 4th of July Parade and Celebration on Wednesday, July 4th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Brentwood. This event will feature a parade, food, games, entertainment, and a children’s parade.  Parade ...