Alameda County Fair Live performances, exhibitions, fair food, wine and beer, carnival rides, community competitions. 11am-6 pm $8-$12. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. www.alamedacountyfair.com
Alameda Fourth of July Parade Starts 10a Tuesday. Route begins at Lincoln Ave. and Park St., proceeds down Park St. to Otis Drive, Grand St., Encinal, Central and Webster St., ending at Lincoln Ave. FREE Downtown Alameda. alamedaparade.com
Berkeley An all day festival on the Berkeley Marina that ends with a big fireworks show set off just beyond the pier. Free dragon boat rides and live music. July 4, 2018 – Free all day festival starts at Noon.
Benicia Freedom Festival Torchlight parade down Main St. 6:30pm Tues., July 3; Picnic celebration with live music, arts and crafts, food, kid activities, noon-9pm; 9pm fireworks, FREE Downtown Benicia, First St., Benicia. www.beniciamainstreet.org/freedom-festival-3rd-4th-of-july-activitie
Blue and Gold Fireworks Cruises Departures from 8 to 8:40pm from Piers 39 and 41... 8:30pm departure from Tiburon Ferry Terminal. 8-10pm $85. San Francisco and Tiburon ferry terminals. www.blueandgoldfleet.com/ferry/4th-of-july-fireworks-cruise-2
Concord Fourth of July Starts at 8am 5k/kids run. 10am parade starting on Grant St., then right on Willow Pass Rd., and right on Mt. Diablo St., ending at Mt. Diablo High School. 4pm festival at Mt. Diablo High School with live entertainment, children’s events, food and drink. FREE 9pm fireworks. Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St., Concord. www.concordjuly4th.com
Corte Madera Fourth of July Parade and Festival FREE 10:30am parade begins at Redwood High School, ending at Corte Madera Town Center. 9am-5pm festival with live music, children’s activities, arts and crafts, food vendors at Corte Madera Town Park. Town Center Corte Madera, 100 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. www.cortemadera.org/events/fourth-of-july-parade-festival
Cupertino Fourth of July 7am pancake breakfast; 9am-11:30am children’s carnival; 9:30am flag raising; 10am children’s parade, 10:30-noon life music. FREE swimming and food trucks at Blackberry Farm, 10am-5pm Memorial Park/Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino. www.cupertino.org
El Cerrito Fourth of July Festival FREE Live entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, food and drink. 10am-6pm...Cerrito Vista Park, 7007 Moesner Ln., El Cerrito. www.el-cerrito.org/july4
Foster City Fourth of July Celebration 9am pancake breakfast, 11:30am barbecue; noon-9:15pm live music, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides; 11am family dog parade; 1pm veterans wall ceremony, 9:30pm fireworks. Free. Leo Ryan Park, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. www.fostercity.org
Fremont Fourth of July Parade FREE Route runs along Paseo Padre Parkway from Stevenson to Capitol Ave. 10am Downtown Fremont. www.fremont4th.org
Jack London Square Fourth of July Block Party FREE Live music and entertainment, beer/cider garden, barbecue, local shopping, kids zone. 11am-4pm Jack London Square, 472 Water St., Oakland. jacklondonsquare.com
Livermore Family Fun Fireworks Celebration Family activities, shops, and food. 4pm street closure; 9:30pm fireworks. Free. Downtown Livermore, 2400 First St., Livermore. livermoredowntown.com/4th-of-july-2018
Marin County Fair “All For One, Fun For All” and featuring live music, carnival rides, livestock exhibits, community art exhibitions, vendors, craft beer and wine, fair fare, 9:30pm fireworks. 11am-11pm $15-$20. Marin County Fair, 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. www.marinfair.org
Menlo Park Fourth of July Parade and Celebration FREE 11:45am parade on Chestnut St.; noon-2:30pm festival with live music, food, children’s activities. Burgess Park, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. www.menlopark.org
Napa County Fair Star-Spangled Social A parade through downtown Calistoga, carnival rides, games, live music and fireworks viewing. 11am-11pm $15-$20. Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 N. Oak St., Calistoga. www.celebratenapavalley.org
Novato Fourth of July Parade FREE “Community Spirit Alive.” Parade route spans Grant Ave. from Reichert to Seventh Ave. 10am Downtown Novato, Grant Ave. between Redwood Blvd. and Seventh St., Novato. www.novatoparade.com
Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade FREE Noon parade down Main St., 8am pancake breakfast, community barbecue, beer and wine, live music. 8am-3pm Main St., Half Moon Bay. www.miramarevents.com/4th-of-july-parade
Pacifica Fourth of July 8:45am 5-mile Rocket Run at Pacifica Community Center, 11am-4pm celebration with crafts, games, live music. Frontierland Park, 900 Yosemite Dr., Pacifica. business.pacificachamber.com/events
Palo Alto Chili Cook Off and Summer Festival Noon-5pm $5. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Dr., Palo Alto. www.paloaltochilicookoff.com
Pardee Historic Home Museum Annual Fourth of July Patriotic Picnic Food, raffles, music! Noon-3:30pm $5-$15. Pardee Historic Home Museum, 672 11th St., Oakland. www.pardeehome.org
Redwood City Fourth of July Parade, Festival and Fireworks FREE 7:30am pancake breakfast, 8:45am parade run 5K; 10am parade; 9am-5pm festival, noon carnival, 9am car show, 7pm concert at the port; 9:30pm fireworks. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/
Richmond FREE 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, 2018 Activities start at 6:30pm.
S.F. Symphony Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular The evening ends with a fireworks display accompanied by the Symphony. 8-10pm $25-$40. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View. www.sfsymphony.org
San Francisco FREE Fireworks show that’s set off near north of Pier 39 and Aquatic Park. Watch from Coit Tower, Tank Hill, Bernal Heights or the piers at the end of Fort Mason. Free all day festival starts around 1:30pm.
San Jose FREE Celebrating its 104th birthday, the Rotary Club brings fireworks back with a big fireworks show on Discovery Meadow. July 4, 2018 www.rotaryfireworks.org
San Ramon Independence Day Celebration FREE Live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities. 5-8pm San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/our_city/departments_and_divisions/parks_community_services/events/fourth_of_july
Santa Clara All-City Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza FREE Flag ceremony 2p, 2:15-9pm live music, 9:30pm fireworks; picnic activities, swimming, food and drink vendors, children’s activities. Central Park Santa Clara, 909 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara. santaclaraca.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/parks-recreation-special-events/4th-of-july
Sausalito Fourth of July 10am parade down Main St, noon-6:30pm picnic in Dunphy Park, 6:30pm live music, 9:30pm fireworks. Gabrielson Park, Humboldt Ave. & Anchor St., Sausalito. www.oursausalito.com/calendar-of-events/4th-of-july-fireworks-parade-amp-picnic.html
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