Thursday, July 3, 2008

Fourth of July Fireworks Events

What's a Fourth of July celebration of Independence Day without fireworks? Well, here are some Bay Area events that will feature fireworks displays that begin at dusk or about 9:30pm. Some may require an admission fee.

  • City of Santa Clara Fourth of July All-City Picnic: pancake breakfast followed by entertainment and family activities. 8am-5pm, July 4, Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd., fireworks at 9:30pm. 408-615-3140
  • Milpitas Independence Day festivities: pool party with music and food from 1-5pm, July 4. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm, Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. 408-586-3210
  • Morgan Hill Independence Day Celebrations: street dancing with music, food and beverages, 5-9pm, July 3rd, downtown Morgan Hill
  • Morgan Hill Independence Day celebration with pancake breakfast at 7am, 5K run/walk, parade, First and Monterey at 10am. Fireworks begin at dusk at Community Park, West Edmundson Avenue and Olympic Drive, 7am-11pm, July 4. 408-710-5467
  • San Jose America Festival: 19th annual crafts, multicultural entertainment, food, beverages, children's activities, Noon-10:30pm, July 4. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm, Discovery Meadow, Woz Way and San Carlos Street.
  • San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganza: after the game which start at 6:30pm, July 4 and July 5. Requires admittance to the game. Fireworks begin after the conclusion of each game.
  • Spirit of America Church on the Hill Celebration: family fun, games and fireworks displays, 5-10pm, July 4, 500 Sands Drive, San Jose, $2. 408-265-9000
  • Redwood City Independence Day Festival and Parade: live music, arts and crafts, food and beverages, and children's activities. Parade route begins at Brewster near Winslow, 9am-5pm, July 4. Fireworks will accompany music at 9:30pm, Marshall and Jefferson streets. 650-365-1825
  • The San Francisco Symphony 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular: "A Salute to Heroes", featuring music from Rocky, Apollo 13, Superman and Lincoln Portrait. Opens at 5pm, July 4, symphony performance 8pm, fireworks after the performance, Shoreline Amphitheatre Parkway, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, $29.50, $15 children, $24 lawn. 415-864-6000
  • San Francisco Fourth of July Waterfront Celebration: music and viewing of fireworks display over San Francisco Bay, 1-9:30pm, July 4. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm, Pier 39, Beach Street and the Embarcadero, Free. 415-705-5500

Enjoy your Fourth of July! Thanks for reading!

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