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CANCELED for 2020: The Biggest Fireworks Shows in the Bay Area

Where to catch SF’s Biggest Fireworks Shows of 2020
By - posted 6/20/2020 No Comment

2020 Update – All of the fireworks shows in the Bay Area (other than Gilroy) have been canceled. View our update of 2020 4th of July events, protests and parades that are still taking place

San Francisco

As long as the fog stays away, this is an awesome synchronized fireworks show that’s typically set off from two barges north of Pier 39 and Aquatic Park. Watch from Coit Tower, Tank Hill, Bernal Heights or the piers at the end of Fort Mason. July 4, 2019 – Free all day festival typically starts around 3pm.

View the SF fireworks fromAngel IslandAboard an aircraft carrier | Aboard a Liberty Ship in Pier 39

Photo | Daniel Parks via Flickr


An all-day festival on the Berkeley Marina capped with a big fireworks show set off just beyond the pier. Free dragon boat rides and live music. July 4, 2019 – Free all day festival starts at Noon. Photo: Daniel Parks.

Surface San Jose

San Jose

Celebrating their 105th year, the Rotary Club brings fireworks back to the Bay Area’s biggest city (yes, much bigger than SF) with a big fireworks show on Discovery Meadow. July 4, 2019 – Free.

Photo | San Francisco Symphony

Mountain View

The San Francisco Symphony plays their annual 4th of July show at Shoreline Amphitheater with fireworks sync’d to patriotic music. Tickets start at a super reasonable $18.75 each as part of a 4-pack, or if you don’t care about the symphony, you can view the fireworks for free from anywhere near the amphitheater. July 4, 2019.

Craneway Pavilion


On Independence eve, the Oakland East Bay Symphony performs live to the fireworks set off outside the historic Craneway Pavilion right on the waterfront. July 3, 2019 – Free. Doors open at 6:30pm.



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