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Where to Watch Fireworks on the 4th of July

Fireworks on the 4th of July is as American as apple pie. Below are the locations that you can view professional fireworks throughout the Bay Area.

East Bay


Alameda County Fairgrounds 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
4501 Pleasanton Ave
Pleasanton, CA 94566


Show set to music performed by the Oakland Symphony, along with a Salute to Hometown Heroes Video.

Monday, July 4, 2016. Fireworks start at approximately 9:30pm.


4th of July at the Berkeley Marina
201 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710


Fireworks over the water from the end of the Berkeley Pier. Live entertainment all day: face painting, arts and crafts, Adventure Playground, dragonboat rowing, and food! Monday, July 4, 2016 12 pm- 10 pm. Also the playground area is open for kids until 8 pm.

Monday, July 4, 2016. Fireworks at approximately 9:35pm.


Craneway Pavillion on the Richmond Waterfront
1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, CA 94804


8th Annual Oakland Symphony Independence Eve Celebration- Live music from the movies, sing-alongs, food and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.! Patriotic music will played at the City of Richmond’s spectacular fireworks display over the water.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Oakland Symphony concert begins at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Sunday, July 3, 2016. 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Parking in the area is $10.


Downtown Livermore 4th of July Family Fun Fireworks Celebration
2418 Railroad Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550


Family fun, great restaurant and shopping specials and an opportunity to gather with Livermore friends and neighbors in this great American tradition.

Monday, July 4, 2016. Fireworks display will be launched off of the top of the parking structure on Railroad Avenue at 9:30 p.m.

San Francisco

Blue and Gold Fleet 4th of July Fireworks Cruise
Pier 39 &41
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133


Music, fireworks, dancing, drinks and snacks. Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Sailings begin Monday, July 4, 2016 from Pier 41 in San Francisco beginning at 8 p.m. and Tiburon at 8:30 p.m. You can also take the ferry to Angel Island and depart from Pier 39 at 5:40 p.m. with a departure from Angel Island at 10:30 p.m. Cash-only bar and cash-only snack bar will be available on cruises. Lastly, a no-alcohol cruise will depart from Pier 39 at 8:15 p.m. For all venue and ticket related inquiries call 415.705.8200.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets
San Francisco, CA 94133


Celebrate the Independence day holiday at the Wharf and enjoy entertainment, music and the spectacular City of San Francisco’s Fireworks Show. You can enjoy them from Aquatic Park, PIER 39, or Ghirardelli Square.

Monday, July 4, 2016. Fireworks start at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Pier 39

Pier 39
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133


PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family featuring musical entertainment by Tainted Love (The Best of the 80’s live), activities, and fireworks. The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay at

Monday, July 4, 2016. Fireworks start at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Contra Costa County


Contra Costa Fairgrounds 4th of July Celebration
1201 W 10th St
Antioch, CA 94509


Parade, car show, live entertainment, kids zone, prizes, food, games and more! The whole town celebrates this day-long event!

Monday, July 4, 2016. Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. and fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.


Mt. Diablo High School 2nd Annual 4th of July Festival-
2450 Grant St.
Concord, CA 94520


A day full of events in Concord: 5k run, parade, picnic, kids carnival, food booths and live entertainment!

Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Pleasant Hill

Independence Day the Pleasant Hill Way
College Park High School
201 Viking Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


Fun at the park at 10:30 a.m., entertainment, games and more.

Monday, July 4, 2016. Fireworks begin around 9:10 p.m., parade at 9:30 a.m.

San Pablo

El Portal Soccer Field.
2600 Moraga Road
San Pablo, CA 94806


Live entertainment, food, games, activities and fireworks show at dusk!
Free admission.

Solano County


Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive SW
Vallejo, CA 94589


July 4th Fest – Fireworks, family fun, park activities, scrumptious treats, ice cream sundaes, roller coasters and rides.

Saturday, July 2 thru Monday, July 4, 2016.

South Bay

San Jose

Discovery Meadow
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110


Enjoy this free, family-friendly event with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30p.m. after dusk with free Symphony Summer Pops music at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016.

Mountain View

Shoreline Amphitheater
1 Amphitheater Pkwy
Mountain View, CA 94043


4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with San Francisco Symphony- “A Night At The Movies” with music from Inside Out, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, E.T., Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, Raider of the Lost Ark and more.

July 4th, 2016, Monday at 8:00 p.m

North Bay

San Rafael

75th Marin County Fair
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903


Enjoy family activities, concerts, bands, farm animals and educational/interactive exhibits, and carnival rides.

Fireworks fill the Marin skies every evening June 30 to July 4th at 9:30 p.m.


21 Main Street
Tiburon, CA 94920


Enjoy the July 4th Firework celebration on Angel Island! Bring your own dinner or get drinks/snacks on board while getting an up-close view of the fireworks display. Adults tickers (ages 13+) are $75.00 and tickets for children (ages 5-12) are $55.00. For more information please call 415.435.2131.

Monday, July 4, 2016. Boats begin boarding at 8 p.m.

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