Check out some of these local Independence Day celebrations…
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
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)
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
July 4th in San Mateo
Location: Central Park – Fitzgerald Field
Hours: Independence Day Family Fun from 1pm to 5pm
Concert from 5pm to 7pm
For more Independence Day events in the NorCal area, check out sfgate.com.
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)
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.
Location: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave.
Hours: All Day
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
Have a safe and fun 4th!