Celebrating July 4th 2022

Image of fireworks Celebrating July 4th 2022How are you celebrating July 4th this year?
There are plenty of ways to celebrate July 4th in the Bay Area. We’ve got parades and music as well as contests and fireworks. So, if you are interested in some old-fashioned fun, there is plenty to be had.

This year, July 4th falls on a Monday. So, please note that some Independence Day events are spread throughout the holiday weekend or even earlier.

Here is our list of events arranged alphabetically by cities throughout the East Bay and beyond:

July 4th Pre-Parade 5K To Benefit Midway Shelter. Begins at 9 AM before the parade.
Alameda’s 4th Of July Parade is the longest in the nation with a 3.3-mile route.
USS Hornet July 4th BBQ & DJ. Happens on the flight deck. Tickets are on sale.

4th Of July Concert In The Park. Pack a picnic, and enjoy!

July 3rd Torchlight Parade. A hometown, community tradition along First Street.
July 3rd Drone Light Show on the Carquinez Straits Waterfront. Follows Torchlight Parade.
July 4th Picnic & Fireworks with arts and crafts, delicious hot food, live entertainment & children’s activities.

4th of July Stars & Stripes 5K, Parade & Fireworks for a jam-packed Independence Day!

Corte Madera
July 3rd Barry The Fish Melton Band—A free summer concert for your holiday weekend.
4th Of July Parade & Festival. This year’s parade theme: “We’re Back!”

June 28th through July 5th Safe & Sane July 4th Fireworks Booth Sales.
July 1st Picnic Flix Outdoor Movie in Emerald Glen Park. Perfect family-friendly kick-off to the holiday weekend.
July 4th Safe & Sane Fireworks Approved Parks. Four parks are designated for fireworks use.

El Cerrito
WorldOne 4th Of July Festival—Music, Art, Food & Family Fun. The annual hometown institution returns.

Half Moon Bay
Ol’ Fashioned July 4th Parade, Pancake Breakfast & Block Party. Celebrate Independence Day in small-town America.”

July 2nd Independence Day, Band & Family Games at the Meek Mansion. With outdoor activities, historical games, crafts & Blues Bottle Band.

July 3rd Weekend Celebration at McGrail Winery with music, BBQ & wine.
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza with DJ planned, plus free glow sticks for kids while supplies last.

July 4th Flag Raising & Hometown Parade. Kids’ decorated bike parade
4th of July Fireworks at the Marina. The show begins at approximately 9 PM.

July 4th Dog Parade, Concert, & Fireworks. Enjoy the House Rockers show at 7 PM, followed by fireworks extravaganza.

Welcome Back Annual July 4th Picnic in Park in Joaquin Miller Park. Including sports, food provided for a small donation, dance competition & entertainment.
A’s v.s. Blue Jays & July 4th Fireworks at the Oakland Coliseum. The game starts at approximately 6 PM with postgame fireworks.
July 4th Cruise & Fireworks Viewing on the USS Potomac. This event typically sells out fast, so book soon.

July 4th Pancake Breakfast, Parade & Concert. Flag raising, Fun Run For A Reason & library book sale are also planned.

July 4th Celebration in Frontierland Park. With food, drinks, games, live music & face painting.

July 4th Parade & Pancake Breakfast. A community picnic follows the parade.

July 4th Fireworks & Community Event. Collaboration between cities of Hercules & Pinole.

Pleasant Hill
July 4th Firecracker Run, Parade, Fest & Fireworks. Party in Park includes kids’ rides, food, inflatables & live music, too.

July 1st Fireworks Spectacular at the Alameda County Fair Fairgrounds. The show is free with fair admission and begins after the concert.
July 4th Independence Concert at the Alameda County Fair. The Eternity Band will play at the Grand Stand stage.
July 4th Community Concert Band Performance at the Lions Wayside Park. A community tradition!

July 3rd Fireworks Celebration at Marina Bay Park. The community event, with music & food, is back!

San Francisco
4th Of July Fireworks at Fisherman’s Wharf. Two barges will launch fireworks over the Bay.
Independence Day Pub Crawl & Hot Dog-Eating Contest. July 4th-inspired costumes encouraged!
July 4th Free Uber, Lyft & Cab Rides For rides within the city of SF.
Golden Gate Park Band July 4th Concert at Golden Gate Park. Annual, free event with works of Gershwin, Souza, Copland Leroy Anderson & more.

San Leandro
San Leandro Historical Railway Society July 4th Open House. Check with the organization’s website for updates on the event featuring model railroads.

San Pablo
July 4th Celebration at the Community Center. Pre-registration is required, and no fireworks this year.

San Rafael
June 30th through July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at the Marin County Fair. Choreographed extravaganza over the lagoon for the run of the fair.

4th of July Parade, Festivities & Fireworks. A full day featuring a parade, picnic, music, & fireworks.

July 4th Free Concert & Fireworks at CreekWalk. The energetic Project 4 Band takes the stage before the fireworks show.

July 2nd through 4th Weekend Fest & Fireworks at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. With nightly fireworks display.
Independence Day July 4th Parade in Downtown Vallejo. This year’s theme is Re-Unite the Spirit of Vallejo!
Spirit Ship Celebration—July 4th on Mare Island Waterfront.
Mad Hatter July 4th Fest & Fireworks on the Waterfront. Jam-packed day with kites, beer garden, classic cars, food court, music, DJs, kids’ fun, crafts & dog parade.

Walnut Creek
July 3rd Hops & Creek Brewfest in Walnut Creek’s Civic Park. Come spend part of your 4th of July holiday weekend.
July 4th Celebration Parkoncert. Free with Walnut Creek Concert Band at Civic Park.

Enjoy celebrating July 4th, 2022!

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