Fourth of July Fireworks and Other Events

on Monday, 25 June 2018.

Here is a list of all the 4th of July events in the South Bay, brought to you by all of us at Anderson Behel in Santa Clara. Enjoy a fun and safe Independence Day!


Children’s Parade & Concert in the Park:  7-11 a.m. pancake breakfast, Quinlan Community Center. 9-11:30 a.m. children’s carnival, 10 a.m. children’s parade, Memorial Park, 21121 Stevens Creek Blvd. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Concert, Memorial Park Amphitheatre, 21163 Anton Way. Featuring music of the Cocktail Monkeys. Fireworks show approximately 9:30 p.m. Viewing sites: Creekside Community Church, Creekside Park, Sedgwick Elementary, Miller Avenue (between Bollinger and Phil).


Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m.- noon. Begins at Fremont Library, continues north on Paseo Padre Boulevard to Capitol Avenue. Floats, balloons, equestrians, car clubs and marching bands. Free.


4th of July Weekend BBQ: Noon and 1 p.m., June 30-July 4, Gilroy Gardens, 3050 Hecker Pass Highway. BBQ ribs, hot dogs, curry and rice, potato chips, salad, watermelon, Hawaiian rolls and ice cream. Complimentary soda fountain. Drinks, beer and wine available for purchase. $12-$17. Park admission: $39.

Fireworks Show: Approximately 9:30 p.m. Gilroy High School, 750 W. 10th Street. Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display. Free.


Los Altos Hills Fourth of July Parade: 9:30-11 a.m., Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road. Parade down Fremont Road and conclude at Gardner Bullis School, where you can enjoy a beverage and watermelon treat.


Fourth of July Parade and Celebration: 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Parade beginning at Wells Fargo parking lot on Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut Street, followed by celebration at noon, Burgess Park, 701 Laurel St. Live music, jump houses, rock walls, crafts, games, crafts, face painting, food and more. Free; $8 wristband required for some activities.


Fourth of July Celebration: 1-4 p.m. “Waving the Red, White & Blue” Pool Party. 7-10 p.m. “Red, White & Boom” Fireworks and concert. Fireworks entry, $3; pool party is free. Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd.


Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Downtown Family Street Dance, Freedom Run, Parade, Car Cruise n’ Show and fireworks and entertainment show. Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center, 16500 Condit Road. Music begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk. Free.


On-the-Water Viewing of Fireworks: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd. The Boathouse & American Bistro at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View will have on-the-water viewing of fireworks — from a pedalboat, rowboat, canoe or kayak. Barbecue picnic from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., $13-$17. Also offering pre-prepared picnic baskets offered by the American Bistro, $30 for two. Reservations:

San Francisco Symphony with Fireworks: 8 p.m. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway. Music will be performed from the classic score of “Star Wars” along with tracks from Pixar. $34 and up.


Chili Cook-Off: Noon-5 p.m. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive. 37th annual chili battle plus music, food trucks and kid’s activities.


Independence Day Parade: Northern California’s largest Fourth of July parade, the city’s 80th annual, starts at 10 a.m. at Brewster Avenue and Winslow Street and winds through downtown. Marching bands, floats, veterans. Followed by downtown festival. Free.

Old Fashioned Fourth: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway. Children can hand-crank homemade vanilla ice cream. Traditional Independence Day crafts to take home. At 1 p.m. view vintage films from the museum’s archives. Museum admission will be half-price that day: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and students, free for kids 5 and younger.

Fireworks: Concert at the Port of Redwood City starts at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


Rose, White & Blue Parade: 10 a.m. Parade starts on Dana Avenue and ends at the festival area located on The Alameda near Shasta Avenue. Marching bands, dance groups, antique cars, and more. The festival features live music, artisan booths and food.

Rotary Centennial Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. Discovery Meadows, 180 Woz Way in downtown San Jose. Organized by the Rotary Club. Free.

San Jose Giants: Municipal Stadium, 599 E. Alma Ave. Fireworks will follow the conclusion of the game that begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10-$30.


All-City Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza: Noon, Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd. Carnival games, live entertainment, food, free public swimming and more. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

California’s Great America Fireworks Show: 9:45 p.m. July 4. Fireworks set to patriotic music.  Current and past military will be honored with free admission with valid ID, plus $23.99 admission for up to six guests. 


Firecracker Run: 6:30 a.m. Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen St. Kids 1K, 5K and 10K hosted by the Sunrise Rotary Club. Pancake breakfast, 7-11 a.m., at Harvey West Clubhouse.

An Old-Fashioned Independence Day: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wilder Ranch Cultural Preserve, 1401 Coast Road. Participate in an early 1900s-style celebration including a family parade at noon, games, children’s crafts area, live big-band music, living history demonstrations, historic speeches and flag-raising. Food and drink available for sale, or bring a picnic lunch.


Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration: 9:30-11 a.m. Kevin Moran Park, 12415 Scully Ave. Highlights include patriotic music, singing, parade, popsicles and more. Free.

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