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San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July (2024)

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Fisherman’s Wharf | Jefferson and Taylor, San Francisco, CA

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> San Francisco’s 2024 4th of July Fireworks celebration has yet to be announced (as of May 9, 2024), but we expect details to be similar to 2023.

Full details of the 2023 fireworks haven’t been announced yet, but details are typically available at Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and Port of San Francisco.

2023 SF 4th of July Fireworks

> Please note, the following info for the 2023 fireworks display, but we expect it to similar for 2024.

San Francisco invites you to come down to the Waterfront to enjoy the day as the fireworks display is back again for 2023.

The annual Fourth of July Fireworks will take place along SF’s incredible northern waterfront. Fireworks are typically set off from two barges off Pier 39 and from the Municipal Pier, Aquatic Park, beginning at 9:30 pm.

Fireworks are best viewed from the Hyde Street Harbor and Fisherman’s Wharf area. Other public areas to watch from include PIER 39 and the Pier 43 walkway.

What about the Fog?
On a clear night, the fireworks show is spectacular. But often in July there’s low lying fog, so there’s always a risk of just getting to see puffy colorful clouds.

The only actual “official” details we can find for 2023 are from SFMTA – “The annual Fourth of July Fireworks will take place along the northern waterfront. Fireworks will be set off from a barge off Pier 39 and from the Municipal Pier, Aquatic Park, beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m. Festivities will also take place near Ghirardelli Square starting at 2 p.m” (but strangely aren’t listed on the Ghirardelli Square website)

Full details of the 2023 fireworks and any waterfront festivals haven’t been announced yet, but details are typically available at Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, SF Gov and SF Police

July 4th Extra Muni Service

Beat the traffic and celebrate July 4th with Muni! 

Muni wants to get you to the festivities and back, quickly and safely, on Independence Day.

Getting There

Before the show, from 3 to 9 p.m., Muni will provide extra service to connect people from the Muni Metro Subway, BART, Ferries and Caltrain to the fireworks viewing area. Along the Embarcadero, Muni will have two shuttle routes to Pier 39.

  • From the Ferry Building, board at Sutter & Sansome and at historic streetcar stops along Market Street and the Embarcadero.
  • From the Caltrain Depot, board at Townsend & 4th St and at historic streetcar stops along the Embarcadero.

Getting Back

After the show, from 9 to 11:30 p.m., Muni will have three express shuttles providing express service to the Ferry Building, Civic Center and Caltrain. These buses will use transit-only lanes to avoid traffic wherever possible.

July 4th Express Service Locations
Destination Connections Boarding Location Drop Off Location
Ferry Building Express BART, Ferries On Kearny, at North Point Market & Battery
Civic Center Express Muni Metro, BART Bay, between Polk & Van Ness Hyde & Grove
Caltrain Express Caltrain On Kearny, at North Point Caltrain Station

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