Events on the 4th

San Francisco — 4th of July

Fourth of July Waterfront Festival SF
— Pier 39, The Cannery, Beach Street,
The Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco's Fourth of July Waterfront Festival features Arts & Crafts, Live Entertainment, Food and FUN — at The Cannery’s Del Monte Courtyard. Festivities at the Cannery begins at 11 am at the Courtyard Stage with Face Painting 11am-3pm. Live Musical Entertainment will run thru' 8pm.

Party at Pier 39 starting at 1pm with an afternoon line-up of live entertainment, including local bands leading up to Tainted Love from 6–9:30pm. Spectacular Fireworks extravaganza, launched from barges off Pier 39 and the Municipal Pier, begins at approximately 9:30pm. Fireworks can be seen from Aquatic Park and mid-bay near Alcatraz, between Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

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4th of July Waterfront Festival — Pier 39 Entertainment & Fireworks

Red and White Fleet's 4th of July Fireworks Cruises

Hornblower Yacht 4th July Fireworks Cruises on San Francisco Bay

Peninsula — 4th of July

Foster City "Fourth of July Blast"
Leo Ryan Park (corner of Shell and Hillsdale Blvd.), Foster City.
— Celebration —
Don't miss fun day-long festivities, including Live Entertainment, Food, Crafts, a Parade, Dog Show... and more! Recreation Activities start at 10am.
Musical Entertainment 11:30am-9:30pm.

— Family Parade & Family Games — Family Parade at Foster City Recreation Center. Registration 10-11am. Parade begins at 11:05am at Recreation Center (Shell Blvd entrance) and goes across Ryan Park to amphitheater. Prizes will be given for the most creative and most patriotic, wagons, bikes, and costumes. Family Games at Leo Ryan Park Meadow from 12:30-1:15pm. Parade and Games fun for kids and big kids alike :)

— Annual Stars & Stripes Dog Show — Categories Include: Best Trick, Most Unique, Dog/Owner Look-A-Like, Fastest Eater, Most Beautiful/Handsome and Most Patriotic. The Dog Show takes place at Leo Ryan Amphitheater from 2-3:30pm. Info: 650-286-3392

— Live Entertainment at Foster City Amphitheater
11:45am-12:30pm - Andy Z (Family Concert)
1:00pm-1:45pm - Undergone (Teen Band)
4:15-5:45pm - Big Rain (Rock)
7:00pm-9:25pm - Whiskey Dawn (Country), National Anthem

— Fireworks Show — Spectacular Fireworks Display (over the water) begins at approximately 9:30pm. Arrive early for the fireworks if you want to get a good view... it's usually VERY crowded. Free admission.

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Foster City 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Show

Coastside — 4th of July

July 4 — Aptos (Santa Cruz County) 4th of July Parade & Celebration
— "The World's Shortest Parade"

Family Fun! Food, entertainment, games, arts & crafts... and more.
Free admission. 7:30am-4:30pm.
Pancake Breakfast 7:30am
Parade 10am — "The World's Shortest Parade" (in distance only not duration)
State Park Driv and

Lake Tahoe — Star Spangled Fourth - "Lights on the Lake"

July 4th — South Shore, Lake Tahoe

Come and see the largest synchronize Fireworks Display west of the Mississippi.
Fun July 4th Fireworks Show begins at approximately 9:45pm.

— North Shore, Lake Tahoe
Kings Beach (Friday, July 3rd) — Fun festivities 7-10pm. Fireworks begin at 9pm
Squaw Valley — Laser Light Experience Canceled 2009
Tahoe City —Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm
Truckee, Donner Lake — Hometown Parade at 10am. F Festivities. Evening Fireworks.

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South Lake Tahoe's Star Spangled Fourth "Lights on the Lake"
and Fun North Shore Events, Parades & Fireworks

Half Moon Bay — 4th of July

Parade & Fireworks Show — Half Moon Bay.
Ol' Fashioned "4th of July Parade" down Main Street, Half Moon Bay at 12 noon.

Free Cooking Demos & Tastings at Toque Blanche at 11am-2pm. 650-726-2898
(640 Main Street, La Piazza, Half Moon Bay)

Live Music at Sam's Chowder House 4-8pm. 650-712-0245
(4210 N. Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay)

Live Music at Crab Landing Seafood & Steakhouse at 6:30pm. 650-712-1288
(260 Capistrano Road, Princeton-by-the-Sea)

Live Music at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company 7-10pm. 650-728-BREW
(390 Capistrano Road, Princeton-by-the-Sea)

Sundown 4th of July Fireworks Show at Pillar Point Harbor, Capistrano Road,

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650-726-8380 / 650-728-9224
Half Moon Bay 4th July Parade and Fireworks Show

North Bay — 4th of July

Sausalito Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks Extravaganza

Fourth of July Parade starts at 10am on the corner of Second and Main, moves along Bridgeway to Caledonia Street and ends at Dunphy Park, Sausalito. Floats, Bands, Walking Clowns, Acrobats, Flowers, Balloons and Fun for the entire family!

Starting at 12 noon, enjoy an afternoon of Fun July 4th festivities, including Food, Dancing, Family Games... and more!

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at Gabrielson Park 6-9:30pm. Food, refreshments and live music. Richardson's Bay provides a beautiful view and front row seating to a spectacular fireworks display off Spinnaker Point. Fireworks Show begins at approximately 9pm.

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Sausalito Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks Extravaganza

Marin County Fair & Fireworks Show
The Marin County Fair runs July 1-5 at the Civic Center Fairgrounds in San Rafael (North Bay).
Fun Attractions, Contests, Special Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Carnival Rides, Farm Animals, Petting Zoo, Live Entertainment... and more!

July 4th Concert features Sha Na Na at 7:30pm
— Free Concerts daily with gate admission.

Nightly Fireworks Show over the lagoon at 9:30pm.

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Marin County Fair & Fireworks Show

July 4— "Red, White & Boom!" — Sonoma County's Annual Fireworks Show
Sonoma County Fair features Fun Family-Friendly Activities, Attractions, Contests, Live Entertainment (Three Bands), Food and Beverages, Kid's Area... and more! Note: No Carnival Rides this year. 4-10pm.

Fireworks Show begins at approximately 9:30pm at Sonoma County Fairgrounds carnival lot lawn area.

Admission $5 per person. Parking: $5 per vehicle. All proceeds for the event go to local charities.

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707-578-7800 / 707-545-4200
Sonoma County Fair Celebration & Fireworks Show

Celebrate July 4th Independence Day on the USS Hornet
Pier 3, Alameda Point. Music, Food and Crafts aboard the USS Hornet Museum. Fun event includes Live Music and Interactive Family Activities on the Flight Deck — Carnival Games, Flight Simulator, Food, Beer and Wine, Fun Children's Activities, Jump House, RoboSurf, Bunjee Run... and more!

Explore the Ship (3 Decks) 10am-7pm
FUN Family Activities, Carnival Games & more! 12 noon-8pm.
Live Music & Entertainment 1-9pm
— Entertainment includes: The Unauthorized Rolling Stones, The Cocktail Monkeys,
The Replay Band, Romano Marchetti Orchestra, and Starboard Watch

Fireworks (accompanied by Patriotic music) begin around 9:15pm. USS Hornet does NOT do their own fireworks. Enjoy great views of Bay Area Fireworks from the Flight Deck.
Be sure to bring a warm jacket as it can get quite chilly, especially if the fog rolls in.

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Celebrate July 4th Independence Day on the USS Hornet