Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in the Bay Area

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Get ready for red, white and boom!

The skies will light up over the Bay Area on July 4, and KRON4 will be there to cover it.

You can enjoy the fireworks shows from San Francisco, Concord, and San Diego live from the comfort of your own home with KRON4’s July 4th Live! special starting at 9 p.m. on KRONon.

In the meantime, here’s a running list of several July 4th celebrations in the Bay Area featuring festivals, parades, and other celebrations:

ALAMEDA

July 4th Independence Day ‘Porch of July’ 2021
July 3 at noon
FIREWORKS: NO

July 4th Mayor’s Parade 2021: CANCELED

4th of July Celebration & Music 2021: USS Hornet
July 4 at 10 a.m.

FIREWORKS: NO

This event includes:

  • Food, drinks, and music
  • Explore exhibits and Apollo artifacts, aircraft, and more
  • Flyover at 1 p.m.

ALBANY

July 4th Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration – CANCELED


AMERICAN CANYON

July 4th Parade, Festival
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Community Park 2, 20 Benton Way

FIREWORKS: YES

This event includes:

  • Parade
  • Live music

ANTIOCH

Antioch 4th of July Celebration

FIREWORKS: YES – starts at 9:20 p.m.

This event includes:

  • Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the City Hall parking lot ($5 donation)
  • Car Show
  • Parade – 5 p.m.
  • Crafts and Vendors
  • Live Entertainment

Note:

  • No ice chest or outside beverages allowed
  • Public health guidelines: Face mask and social distancing will be enforced
  • State recommends attendees be vaccinated or have had negative COVID-19 test prior to attending this event

BERKELEY

4th of July at the Berkeley Marina – CANCELED


BENICIA

July 4th Picnic in the Park and Fireworks – CANCELED


BOULDER CREEK

July 4th Downtown Fest and Virtual Parade
July 4 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event includes:

  • Music
  • Arts and crafts
  • Retail shops
  • Raffle
  • Parade

CALISTOGA

4th of July Self-Guided Parade

FIREWORKS: NO

All homes and businesses in the city of Calistoga are invited to decorate your home or storefront in your best patriotic decor – paint the town red, white, and blue with your community spirit!

You can register your “float” to secure a place on the map, and receive event signage. Parade-goers can follow the map and vote for their favorite “floats.” Prizes will be awarded in both business and residential categories. Registration is now open.


CLAYTON

4th of July Parade: CANCELED


CLOVERDALE

July 4th Lions Club fireworks

FIREWORKS: YES


CONCORD

Celebrate Concord 4th of July

Concord Pavilion

FIREWORKS: YES

Celebrate Concord’s 4th of July event features a drive-in style event showing Pyro Spectacular’s award-winning fireworks show set to music. Tickets are $25 per vehicle.

Gates open at 7 p.m. and fireworks begin at dark.

Note: The event will follow all state and local county health orders at the time of the event.


CORTE MADERA – LARKSPUR

Annual Corte Madera-Larkspur Fourth of July Parade and Festival – CANCELED


CUPERTINO

July 4th Festival and Fireworks: CANCELED


DANVILLE

Kiwanis 4th of July Parade: CANCELED


DUBLIN

July 4th Safe and Sane Fireworks for sale


EL CERRITO

4th of July Festival: CANCELED


FAIRFIELD

4th of July Parade and Family Fun at the Park

FIREWORKS: NO

This event includes:

  • Parade at 10 a.m.
  • Family-fun activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the county lawn at Jefferson and Texas Streets
  • Hot dog eating contest
  • Best Apple Pie competition
  • Music
  • Bounce houses
  • Relay races
  • Novelty food vendors

FOSTER CITY

Rotary’s 4th of July Pancake Breakfast July 3

Lions Club July 4th BBQ

4th of July celebration

FIREWORKS: NO


FREMONT

4th of July Porch parade

FIREWORKS: NO


GILROY

4th of July Fireworks Show: YES


HALF MOON BAY

‘Ol Fashioned July 4th Parade

FIREWORKS: NO

This event includes:

  • Pancake breakfast
  • Music festival
  • Free admission
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parade starting at noon

HEALDSBURG

July 4th Kids’ Parade and Duck Dash

July 4 from 10:#0 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Healdsburg Plaza

This event includes:

  • Kids parade and duck dash
  • Live music
  • Activities inluding games, races, and music
  • Free lemonade, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, and street corn

July 4 Red, White, and BBQ

Tickets include live music, BBQ and ice cream

July 4th Fireworks Show – CANCELED


HERCULES

FIREWORKS: NO

July 4th Dynamite 5K Run/Walk

July 4 at 9 a.m.

Run/walk along the San Francisco Bay Trail

This event includes:

  • 5K run/walk

‘Celebrate Hercules July 4th Parade and Festival: CANCELED


LIVERMORE

FIREWORKS: NO

July 4th Fireworks and downtown celebration: CANCELED


MARTINEZ

Hometown 4th of July event

FIREWORKS: NO

The Joe DiMaggio Hometown Hero Project will be displaying the famous Joltin’ Joe 22-foot Chris Craft pleasure boat starting at 10 a.m. near Field 3 of the Waterfront Park Joe DiMaggio Ballfields. Representatives of the Hometown Hero Project will be selling branded merchandise to help fund future projects related to celebrating Joe DiMaggio.

Later in the day, the Martinez Sturgeon of the Pecos League will host a game against the San Rafael Pacifics at 2 p.m. Tickets for this family-friendly activity can be purchased at the door or online at martinezsturgeon.com.

4th of July downtown parade: CANCELED


MENLO PARK

4th of July Parade and Celebration: Not planned


MILLBRAE

July 4 Beats and Brews on Broadway


MILPITAS

FIREWORKS: NO

Spirit of America July 4 Firecracker Race

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Fourth of July fireworks at Shoreline will not be taking place in 2021. Park usage on that day will remain normal – fireworks, barbecues, large gatherings, and dogs are prohibited.


NAPA

Napa Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks – CANCELED


NEWARK

July 4th Alameda County Firefighters Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, July 4 at 8 a.m.

FIREWORKS: NO

This event includes:

  • For $5 enjoy pancakes, sausage, and coffee and help support the ALCO Firefighters Association IAFF Local 55 Charity Fund
  • Music
  • Fire truck demonstration at 10 a.m.

NOVATO

4th of July Parade: online

OAKLAND

A’s vs. Red Sox postgame fireworks celebration – July 2 (game at 6:40 p.m.)

4th of July Concert: Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin: Songs of freedom and celebration


ORINDA

The Return of July 4th Parade

This event includes:

  • 9 a.m. flag raising
  • 9-10 a.m. Run for a reason
  • 11 a.m. Parade begins
  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. : Music in Community Center Park

PACIFICA

Independence Day Music Fest & BBQ: Winters Tavern

Rocket Run & Frontierland Fest: CANCELED


PALO ALTO

July 4th Fun and Music in the Park

This event includes:

  • Music
  • Food trucks
  • Games and other activities
  • No chili cook-off this year

PETALUMA

FIREWORKS: YES

July 4th Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Fourth of July Veterans and Community Breakfast

July 4th Fireworks: Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds


PIEDMONT

July 4th Caravan, Decorating Contest & Block Party

July 4 at noon

FIREWORKS: NO

This event includes:

  • Flotilla of vehicles making its way around town to bring the parade spirit to the community; keep a look out or the caravan driving down your street between noon and 1:30 p.m. on July 4
  • Decorate your house or yard to show your Independence Day spirit and win an award

PITTSBURG

July 4th fireworks: CANCELED

PLEASANTON

Patriotic Pets Parade

July 4th Community Concert Band at Wayside Park: CANCELED

Alameda County Fair 2021. The fairgrounds typically host fireworks during June-July fair season. However, this year, the fair is moved to Oct. 22-31.


REDWOOD CITY

July 4th Weekend Chalk Full of Fun @Home: Includes family-friendly contest with prizes!

July 4th Parade & Fireworks: CANCELED


RICHMOND

Annual July 3rd Fireworks & Fest: CANCELED


ROHNERT PARK

 July 4th Fireworks Drive-In Spectacular: Limited availability, so book soon if interested


SAN FRANCISCO

FIREWORKS: YES

Mayor London Breed announced that the fireworks display will be back for the 4th of July on the San Francisco waterfront.

The fireworks are often viewable from many parts of the city, but especially along the waterfront between Aquatic Park and Pier 39.

 July 4th Weekend Warriors & Thrive City Block Party: Extravaganza includes beer garden, bands, DJs, kids’ zone & pet-costume parade.

San Francisco Independence Day Pub Crawl: Hot dog eating contest!

July 4th SF Symphony Stern Grove Concert: Free, but reservations required.

July 4th Fun & Fireworks: Fisherman’s Wharf: Full day planned with everything open!

Golden Gate Park Band July 4th Concert. Not occurring in 2021. Shows to resume in August.


SAN JOSE

Rose, White and Blue 4th of July Parade & Festival

Shasta Avenue between The Alameda and Sequoia Avenue

11 a.m. — 3 p.m.

The Rose, White, and Blue Parade is a much-beloved annual event in San José’s Rose Garden–area neighborhoods along The Alameda, which has a rich history of parades, including the Carnival of Roses and the Fiesta De las Rosas. This year, the COVID-modified event will be free to the public and will feature a parked car show, live music and dance, food from local food trucks, and shops and community organizations.

July 4th Fireworks 2021: Discovery Meadow: CANCELED

July 4th Fireworks Fest: Almaden Lake Park: CANCELED


SAN JOSE

San Jose 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Great America

Discovery Meadow, 180 Woz Way

FIREWORKS: YES

11 a.m. — 9 p.m.

The fireworks will light up the sky at approximately 8: 45 p.m.


SAN MATEO

4th Of July Concert: Central Park


SAN PABLO

July 4 Multi-Cultural Fest & Fireworks: CANCELED


SAN RAFAEL

Marin County Fair July 4th Virtual Fireworks


SAN RAMON

July 4th Run San Ramon 5K
July 4, 8 a.m.


SANTA CLARA

 July 4th Fest & Fireworks 2021: CA’s Great America: Tickets sold in advance online.

July 4th All-City Picnic & Fireworks: CANCELED


SANTA CRUZ

Historic Ranch Ground Tour: Wilder Ranch State Park

Rotary’s July 4th Firecracker 5K – In-Person


SANTA ROSA

Lavender Daze: Bees N Blooms

‘Red White & BOOM’ Fireworks Show: CANCELED


SAUSALITO

July 4th Parade & Fireworks CANCELED


SCOTTS VALLEY

 4th Of July Parade & Flyover


SEBASTOPOL

July 3rd Fireworks & Music Festival: CANCELED


SONOMA

July 4th Fireworks Display

ST. HELENA

4th of July in St. Helena

FIREWORKS: NO

On July 4, over 100 flags will be hidden throughout downtown St. Helena businesses – the downtown Flag Hunt is simple – find the most flags and win a prize. All ages are welcome to participate. For more information, visit the city’s website.


SUISUN CITY

Waterfront July 4th Fest & Fireworks: CANCELED


VACAVILLE

July 4th Musical Americana & BBQ

July 4th Concert & Fireworks: CreekWalk.


VALLEJO

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom July 4th Fest

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

FIREWORKS: YES

From June 30 – July 4, Six Flags is the premier destination to celebrate our country, enjoy the summer, and share great times with friends. Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it’s the ultimate American tradition. Coca-Cola July 4th Fest has everything you need for a star-spangled visit: exclusive ride times, fireworks all five nights, festive foods, and more!


WALNUT CREEK

July 4th Weekend ‘Downtown Stages’ 

4th Of July Concert: Civic Park


WINDSOR

KABOOM! July 3rd Fireworks: CANCELED


WOODSIDE

Mounted Patrol July 4th Rodeo & Parade: CANCELED


YOUNTVILLE

July 4th Fireworks: CANCELED

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