4th of July Festivities/Fireworks in/near Silicon Valley
(July 4, 2014)
By Robert Lei, Silicon Valley REALTOR, ePRO
Most Popular 4th of July Events in the entire Bay Area:
1. San Francisco Fireworks: Waterfront festival at Pier 39 with live music from noon until the Fireworks at 9:30pm.
2. San Jose: See below
4. Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
5. Angel Island
7. Oakland: Festival of Family Fun at Jack London Square Friday July 4, 2014 from 11am-4pm. Dazzling performers including Uncle Sam stilt walker, jugglers, magicians, hula hoopers, clowns, and puppeteers.
8. Pleasanton: 9:45pm Alameda County Fair: Non-stop, razzle-dazzle fireworks set to music and a cool video tribute to Alameda County.
South Bay / Santa Clara County:
Friday, July 4. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Gilroy High School sports field. Free
Friday, July 4. Independence Day BBQ/Salute to Military Heroes. All-You-Can-Eat BBQ served at South County Picnic Grove. No Fireworks. Cost
Friday, July 4. Food & music from 11am to 4:30 p.m. at Oak Meadow Park on Blossom Hill Road. No Fireworks. Cost.
Friday, July 4. Afternoon pool party at the Milpitas Sports Complex with music, food, and games from 1-4pm ($2 per person), followed by an evening Concert and Fireworks Show featuring Pacific Soul from 7-10pm ($3 per person) with Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. on the Sports Center’s football field.
Friday, July 4. Parade in downtown at 10am. Fireworks at dark at Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center Community Park. Free
Friday, July 4. San Francisco Symphony performs at Shoreline Amphitheater at 8 p.m. with Fireworks at dark. Free with paid concert ticket.
Friday, July 4 "33rd Annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off" at Mitchell Park from noon to 5pm. No Fireworks.
Fireworks between 9 and 9:30 p.m. at EcoCenter Baylands Park. Free
"Rose, White, and Blue Parade and Festival" Parade at 10am followed by food and entertainment from 11am to 3pm at The Alameda. No Fireworks.
MUNICIPAL STADIUM Friday, July 4. Fireworks after the San Jose Giants game at Municipal Stadium. Free with paid ticket.
ENCORE Saturday, July 5. Fireworks after the San Jose Giants game at Municipal Stadium. Free with paid ticket.
DISCOVERY MEADOW Friday, July 4. 9:15 pm. San Jose America Fireworks show at Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose for the first time since 2008.
A big thank you to the San Jose Rotary Club(along with Santa Clara County and the city of San Jose) for bringing the fireworks show back after a 6-year hiatus. (Note, there is no daylong festival event.
Can’t make it to the event? Enjoy the patriotic music simulcast on KLIV-AM 1590.)
PLAZA DE CESAR CHAVEZ Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th: FUN, but no fireworks (except in your mouth) at the San Jose Bacon Festival at Plaza de Cesar Chavez.
ALMADEN LAKE PARK Friday, July 4th; for the first time ever, fireworks at San Jose's Almaden Lake Park.
Friday, July 4. Fireworks start at 9:30 at Cupertino High School. Viewing sites: Sedgwick Elementary School, Hyde Middle School, Portal Park, Wilson Park and Cupertino Creekside Park. Music and vendors at Creekside Park. No access, driving, parking or viewing from Cupertino High School. Free
Friday, July 4. Live music and food at the Pavilion in Central Park from noon-5pm. The fun continues at the lawn area outside the Community Recreation Center. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for more entertainment, a variety of food booths/trucks plus Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Central Park. Free
California's Great America. Friday, July 4 & Saturday, July 5. 11am-4pm. Mini-flag giveaway, a family BBQ, and patriotic fun all weekend long plus Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:45pm both nights.
Friday, July 4. Parade and music are part of a morning-long celebration at Kevin Moran Park. No Fireworks