Things to Do on the 4th

Things To Do on the 4thThere is so much to do on the 4th of July this year including parades, festivals, and fireworks. Check out our top picks for how to spend your Independence Day.

City of Alameda Mayor’s Parade
10 AM
The Alameda 4th of July Parade is one of the largest and longest Independence Day parades in the nation. With over 160 floats and 2,500 participants who travel a three-mile route, the parade has become the central activity of the Bay Area’s Fourth of July weekend.

You can find a map of the parade route here.

Berkeley Marina
12 Noon to 10 PM
The Berkeley Marina hosts one of the best 4th of July parties including live entertainment and food vendors. There are all kinds of free family fun in an alcohol-free environment culminating with fantastic fireworks over the bay.

Get the details on their website.

City of El Cerrito World One Festival
10 AM to 6 PM at Cerrito Vista Park
The admission-free family-friendly event is full of fun, food, and entertainment.

The event includes live entertainment on the main stage; a children’s fun area with carnival games, jump houses, face painting and rides; arts and crafts vendors; and lots of delicious food options.

Get the event map and stage lineup.

Jack London Square 4th of July Block Party
11 AM to 6 PM
Celebrate Independence Day with a festive afternoon at Jack London Square! Free to attend, everyone is invited to enjoy this day of red, white, and blue fun on the Oakland waterfront. This year’s event features an “Interdependence Day” theme and includes live performances, a kids’ zone, vendors, and beer & wine.

Get all the details at the Jack London Square website.

Where to go to fireworks on the 4th
Alameda County Fair
Berkeley Marina
Pleasant Hill

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