Celebrities attending this year include Matt Smith, Bonnie Wright, Jonathan Frakes, Camren Bicondova, and so many more. This year's festival is on June 9th and starts at 10 am and ends at 5 pm. Both teams play more than a dozen home games each year. You can get a great view of fireworks from many different places in the Bay Area, mostly from downtown, the East Bay, or the North Bay. San Jose Giants: Municipal Stadium, 599 E. Firecracker 5K Fun Run, check-in station, 45 Crescent Drive. When: July 4, parade begins at 10 a.
Neighborhood and community group floats, bagpipe bands, antique and classic cars. This festival is free so check it out and enjoy an event unlike any you'll see anywhere else. There are also several dinner events where you can sample the best of the Napa Valley. It's the perfect stop that any music lover will enjoy and treasure their experience. Leo Ryan Park, 650 Shell Blvd. Carnival rides, circus, live pig and horse races, exhibits, monster trucks, petting, zoo and more.
Post-parade picnic with music at Piedmont Park, 711 Highland Ave. If you live on the Peninsula or in the South Bay, you might want to consider heading up to these places to see the best views. There are outdoor stages, performers and artists among other exhibits. There are also special areas for the kids to play and give you some time to chill out and check out the gorgeous view overlooking Oakland. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 1001 Fairgrounds Drive. Old-Fashioned Fourth and Fireworks: From 10 a. Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way W.
For help any day of the week, call our customer support team at 866. Skypark, 361 Kings Valley Road. Fireworks display will be launched off the top of the parking structure on Railroad Avenue. Performances start at sunrise and continue straight through to sunset. An evening of music and fireworks under the stars. Famous for the aquarium, and Jack London's Cannery, the views and the location are magnificent.
There are also several family-friendly rides such as the Slide, the Carousel, and the Tilt-A-Whirl. Hornblower Cruises: Noon lunch cruise, 7-10:30 p. Activities including bounce houses, face painting, games, raffles, live music from Beatles tribute band. This year, you can listen to live music and stroll through the competitive exhibits such as wine, baked goods, photography, animals, and more. Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave.
You can also head across the bay to watch the A's play in Oakland. When: July 4, gates open at 5 p. San Francisco The Embarcadero Head to the Embarcadero to see fireworks light up the sky over the Ferry Building. When: July 4, Festivities begin at 3 p. Family fun, music, recreational swim, cardboard boat race pre-registration required for boat race.
They have more than a dozen home games against teams such as the Padres, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks. Sample the most garlicky food you've ever tasted as you enjoy live music with other garlic lovers. Albany Lions Pancake Breakfast: 9 a. Great America Fireworks Shows: July 1-4. Picnicking, games, rides, petting zoo, barbecue, music. There is also a cooking competition and fun activities for your entire family. For five days, starting on the 5th and continuing through the 9th, you will get a musical experience you will enjoy like no other.
Beverages and snacks can be purchased from full bar. Parade theme: Novato Celebrates Healthy Living. Festival Napa Valley is a 10-day events that features more than 100 wineries and 60 events. Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road. The always has something for concertgoers looking for an evening of classical music or the smooth sounds of a legendary singer-songwriter. Check out our Bay Area 4th of July events guide. Cash-only snack bar on all cruises, except the family-friendly cruise.
San Jose Giants 4th of July Where: San Jose Municipal Stadium When: July 4, ballgame starts at 6:30 p. Music, activities, vendors, food and more. When: July 4, Activities from 9 a. Alameda In Alameda, Crown Beach is a beautiful, sandy beach with a gorgeous view of downtown San Francisco and the Bay Bridge from the water. There is an emphasis on kids events so bring the whole family and have a great day or two! Recommended viewing sites for the 9:30 p. Coit Tower is also great: you can walk to the top this is your best option; parking is a nightmare and see a panoramic view of the Bay.
Red and White Fleet Cruises: Departures: 7:45 p. Come early to watch the sunset and have a barbecue in the picnic area, or show up at midnight to watch the action you might want to check , though — at low tide, it can smell like seaweed. Begins at Fremont Library, continues north on Paseo Padre Parkway and ends at Capitol Avenue. When: July 4, 5k race at 9 a. Independence Day Parade: 10 a. This festival is a bit different than most festival since it is more of an experimental event where geek meets street. Lakeside barbecue, picnic baskets also available.