4th of July Celebrations in CA

Check out some of these local Independence Day celebrations…

NorCal Events
Rose, White & Blue Parade and Picnic in San Jose
Cost: Free (note: does not include price of food available for purchase at the picnic)
Location: Parade begins at Lincoln High School, 555 Dana Ave.
Hours: Parade starts @10am
Picnic on The Alameda starts @11am
Website: rosewhiteblueparade.com

Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade in Morgan Hill
Cost: Free (note: $10 parking fee for the Outdoor Sports Center)
Location: Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center (Festival & Fireworks) & Downtown Morgan Hill (Car Cruise & Parade)
Hours: Car Cruise starts @9:30am
Parade starts @10am
Car Show starts @11:30am
Freedom Festival opens @4pm
Fireworks Extravaganza starts @9:30pm (or dusk)
Website: mhfreedomfest.com

4th of July on the Wharf in San Francisco
Cost: Free (some events require admission fees, please see website for ticket info)
Location: Fisherman’s Wharf
Hours: entertainment begins @12pm on Pier 39, Fireworks over the Bay starts @9:30pm
Website: visitfishermanswharf.com

July 4th in San Mateo
Cost: Free
Location: Central Park – Fitzgerald Field
Hours: Independence Day Family Fun from 1pm to 5pm
Concert from 5pm to 7pm
Website: dsma.org

For more Independence Day events in the NorCal area, check out sfgate.com.

SoCal Events
Party on the Pier in Long Beach
Cost: Admission is $20, $10 for kids which includes all-day pier pass and a BBQ plate.  Kids under 16 are free w/paid adult admission.
Location: Belmont Pier
Hours: 10am to 10pm (fireworks display starts @9pm)
Website: lbseafest.com

4th of July Parade in Santa Monica
Cost: Free for parade viewing (does not include parking lot/garage fees)
Location: starts in front of the Civic Center on Main Street, near Pico Blvd.
Hours: 9:30am to 11:30am

4th of July Block Party in Downtown L.A.
Cost: Free
Location: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave.
Hours: All Day
Website: grandparkla.org

Americafest in Pasadena
Cost: $13 for general admission (children under 7 are free), $25 for reserved seating.  See website for additional ticket information.
Location: Rose Bowl
Hours: stadium opens @2pm, fireworks start @9pm
Website: rosebowlstadium.com

For more Independence Day events in the SoCal area, check out ocregister.com and abclocal.go.com.


Have a safe and fun 4th!