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San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July (Confirmed for 2021)

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Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Fisherman’s Wharf | Jefferson and Taylor, San Francisco, CA

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After a year off during COVID, Mayor London Breed announced that San Francisco’s annual 4th of July fireworks show is back on for 2021.

The show will start at 9:30pm and take place in the usual spot along SF’s northern waterfront between Aquatic Park and Pier 39.

According to Fisherman’s Wharf2021 marks the return of The Annual City of San Francisco Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. We invite you to come down to the Waterfront to enjoy the day! A fireworks display will be launched from two barges on the Bay beginning at 9:30 pm. Most of the restaurants, activities, and retail shops in Fisherman’s Wharf WILL be open on July 4, 2021.

More details to come!

On Sunday, July 4th, free late-night ferry service from San Francisco to the North Bay will be offered for those who want to see the San Francisco fireworks display.

Late Night BART Service / 2021

What you need to know

Fireworks are expected to start at 9:30pm. Be in the Embarcadero Station by 10:40pm to catch a train home.

Details of special service

BART will be providing additional trains serving Embarcadero station after regular BART service ends for San Francisco’s 4th of July fireworks. On July 4, 2021, BART service will close at 9pm, with the last trains dispatching from the end of the line around 9:00pm.

Passengers will not be able to enter the system other than at the Embarcadero Station after regular BART service ends.

About 30 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks, BART will run two sets of special event trains from the Embarcadero Station to Richmond, Antioch, Berryessa, and SFO/Millbrae making all station stops.  Dublin/Pleasanton riders should take the Berryessa train and transfer at Bay Fair and take the shuttle train to Dublin/Pleasanton, which will stop at all stations along the line.


  • Riders must be inside the Embarcadero station within 30 minutes after the fireworks end. Keep this in mind with how far down the Embarcadero you go to watch the fireworks.
  • Only Embarcadero will be open for entering passengers after regular BART service closes.
  • Load your Clipper card in advance with enough funds for the round trip to avoid lines after the fireworks.
  • If you don’t already have a Clipper card, avoid lines by downloading the new Clipper app and get a free digital Clipper card added to your digital wallet and load funds for immediate use.
  • Parking is free at BART on Sundays at all stations except for Milpitas and Berryessa/North San Jose. The Valley Transportation Authority operates the lots at Milpitas and Berryessa/North San Jose and their parking rates still apply. Consult the VTA’s site.

Monday July 5th runs as normal service

Monday, July 5th will run as normal weekday service. Parking will be free on Monday, July 5, 2021 at all stations except for Milpitas and Berryessa/North San Jose which are operated by VTA. All other parking rules will be enforced.

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
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Address: Jefferson and Taylor, San Francisco, CA