Bay Area Celebrates July 4 With Events, Fireworks
Fourth of July: Where will you watch the
fireworks this year? Now is the time to
find that perfect place to watch the sky
light up -- whether you find a spot in
the park or on your roof -- there are
several fireworks shows in the Bay Area
this holiday. Independence Day
activities, including parades, concerts,
barbecues, and official fireworks
displays. Plus, a reminder about what's
closed on the holiday and special
Fireworks, Parades, Celebrations
Friday, July 4, Parade at 10am. The
Alameda 4th of July Parade is the second
longest Independence Day parade in the
nation. With over 170 floats that travel
a three mile route.
Antioch's 10th Annual 4th of July
Celebration, Friday July 4, 2 PM to 10
PM, Antioch Downtown Waterfront.
Children's activities, live
entertainment, a parade, classic car
show, great food and fireworks.
Torchlight Parade & Dance, Thursday July
3, 6:30 p.m., along First Street. Picnic
in the Park & Fireworks, July 4, noon to
7 p.m.; picnic takes place at Benicia
City Park, with fireworks at First
Street Green at the waterfront.
Fourth of July at Berkeley Marina. July
4, noon-9:30pm, live entertainment, arts
& crafts, boat rides. Fireworks at
9:30pm off the end of the Berkeley Pier.
July 4th Parade and Festival. Friday
July 4, Parade at Noon from Willow Pass
Rd. to Grant St. to Salvio St. Festival
from 8am-2pm at Todos Santos Plaza in
Friday July 4, Children's Parade &
Fireworks Display. Children's parade at
10am starting from the Memorial Park
ball field. Fireworks at dusk at
March For The Fourth, Danville's 4th of
July Parade, Friday July 4, 9am -
12:30pm on Hartz Avenue.
Fourth of July Celebration, Friday July
4, 8am to 10pm at Leo J. Park, 650 Shell
Blvd. Daylong celebration including live
music, food and more. Fireworks at 9:30
Friday July 4, Fremont 4th of July
Parade in Centerville District, starting
Half Moon Bay:
Friday July 4, Fourth of July Parade on
Main Street at Noon. Fireworks at
sundown at Princeton Harbor.
Friday July 4, 18th Annual Old Fashioned
4th of July Fireworks Display. Presented
by the American Legion - Sotoyome Post
111, at Healdsburg High School Athletic
Field at 9:30 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration. Friday July
4, parade at 10:30am down Redwood Road
to Sycamore Avenue. Fireworks at 9pm at
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July
Celebration, Friday July 4, 4pm to 10pm
in Robertson Park. Entrance fee is $15
per carload, $3 per walk-in. Games,
food, contests and plenty of music.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
July 4th Fireworks begin at
approximately 9:30 p.m. at Waterfront
Park. Sponsored by the City of Martinez
in cooperation with East Bay Regional
Milpitas Independence Day Festivities.
Friday July 4, 1 to 5 p.m. Water
activities at Milpitas Sports Center
Pool with music, games, BBQ lunch.
Concert & Fireworks at 9:30pm at
Milpitas Sports Center Milpitas Sports
Center Football Field. Music by the
Silicon Valley Houserockers.
Friday July 4 in Moraga Commons Park.
Events including 5k and 2k runs, parade,
food, music starting at 8am. Fireworks
4th of July Celebrations. Friday July 4,
Award-winning parade in downtown at
10am. Fireworks at dark at Morgan Hill
Friday July 4, Fireworks Spectacular
featuring San Francisco Symphony at
Shoreline Ampitheatre at 8 pm. This
year's theme is "A Salute to Heroes."
Friday July 4, Fourth of July
Celebration at dusk at Napa's Veterans
Fourth of July Parade. Friday July 4,
beginning at 10am at Grant and Reichert
Avenues. The 100 entrants in this
patriotic procession feature marching
bands, classic cars, Irish pipers,
horses, dance troups, basset hounds, and
the largest assemblage of restored
military vehicles in the Bay Area.
Friday July 4, starting at 6 p.m. Annual
East Bay BBQ Competition followed at
dusk by Oakland's free community
fireworks display in Jack London Square.
July 4, 5pm to 9pm at Pittsburg Marina.
Fireworks at dusk over the Marina and
Live music featuring the PHDs!
Friday July 4, Fourth of July
Celebration in Downtown and Pleasant
Hill Park. 5k run, parade, fun and games
- all starting at 8am. Fireworks at
Friday July 4, Downtown and Port of
Redwood City. Festival starts at 9am,
Parade at 10am, followed by fireworks at
Thursday July 3, Red, White & Boom!
Family Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with
Fireworks at 9 p.m. at Richmond Marina
Bay Park, Regatta Blvd & Melville
Friday July 4, Waterfront Festival; Pier
39. Free admission. Live music from
1pm-9:30 pm. Fireworks at 9:30 pm.
Friday July 4, American Festival for
Independance. Free admission. Musical
entertainment, food and arts and crafts.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Marin County Fair at Fairgrounds. Friday
July 4, 11am to 11pm. Admission $12-$14.
Carnival rides, exhibits, music.
Fireworks at 9:30pm.
Friday July 4, Star-Spangled
Spectacular, San Ramon Central Park,
12501 Alcosta Blvd. 5 to 10 p.m., Live
bands and fireworks after sunset.
**Friday July 4, All-City Picnic &
Fireworks Extravaganza from 8am-10pm at
Central Park, 909 Kiely Boulevard.
Pancake Breakfast at 8 am, followed by
games and entertainment throughout the
day. Fireworks at approximately 9:30pm.
Thursday July 3, Sonoma County's Red,
White, and Boom at Sonoma County
Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds open at 5
pm. Early evening festivities include a
Giant Slide and Ferris wheel, and an all
new kid's area. The Fireworks Sky
Concert begins at 9:30 pm.
Friday July 4, Fourth Celebration from
10am to 11pm. Parade starts on South
Bridgeway at 10 am and meanders through
downtown Sausalito to Caledonia Street
and into Dunphy Park where an afternoon
of live music, food and fun for the
whole family awaits. Followed by a
memorable firework display.
Friday July 4, Parade and Family Fun
Day. Parade will begin around 1:00 p.m.
down Scotts Valley Drive. Activities for
family will be held at Sky Park Soccer
Field. There will be bounce houses,
Bocci tournament, live entertainment and
food. No fireworks due to fire hazard.
Thursday July 3, 7:30 pm, Stanford
Lively Arts presents its annual
pre-Independence Day concert and picnic
in beautiful Frost Amphitheater,
featuring the sounds of the New Orleans
Friday July 4, Fourth Celebration, 11
a.m. – 10 p.m. at Main & Solano Streets
Waterfront district. Unique arts and
crafts, pony rides, giant slide, rock
climbing, food, and live entertainment.
Fireworks at 9:20pm.
Friday July 4, 6:30- 9:30 p.m., Old
Fashioned Fourth of July Free Concert in
Andrews Park. Fireworks at approximately
Friday July 4, Fireworks Extravaganza at
9:30 p.m. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
2009 Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade
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Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade
Saturday, July 4, 2009, in Old Town
Only 35 Days Until the Parade Start
Time: 9:00 AM Grand Marshal: Jay Thomas
/ Magic Mountain
Note the New Starting Time!
Before the Parade:
* 6 a.m. Parade registration opens.
(Click here for details.)
* 6:30 a.m. Equestrian staging begins at
Heritage Junction (Hart Park).
* 6:30 a.m. Santa Clarita Rotary Club
PANCAKE BREAKFAST in the Roger Dunn Golf
parking lot on San Fernando Road between
5th and 6th streets.
* 7 a.m. Street closures scheduled to
take place. (Click here for a list of
* 7:30 a.m. Equestrian judging at
Heritage Junction (Hart Park).
* 8 a.m. Santa Clarita Runners' 5K
RUN-WALK starting and ending at Newhall
Park. (Click here to register.)
* 8 a.m. Santa Clarita Runners' KIDS RUN
starting and ending at Newhall Park.
(Click here to register.)
* 8:30 a.m. Parade registration closes.
* 9 a.m. PARADE BEGINS.
* Approx. 12:30 p.m. Trophies awarded at
El Trocadero Restaurant.
After the Parade:
* Approx. 9:20 p.m. CITY OF SANTA
CLARITA FIREWORKS SHOW at Westfield
Valencia Town Center; to be shot off
from the roof of the parking lot above
Buca del Beppo restaurant. No other
entertainment at this venue.
* Also: Fireworks over Stevenson Ranch
and Castaic Lake.
Santa Barbara July 4, 2009 spiritof76sb.org
After an extensive four-month survey and
questionnaire of volunteers, supporters,
friends, and past participants, Spirit
of `76 decided that the theme for the
47th Annual 4th of July Parade will
America: Land of Promise
“We have a number of exciting community
projects in the works for this year, but
the parade always tops the list for
enthusiasm from the community,” says
Paul Lamberton, president of Spirit of
`76. “We were happy to see so many
people get involved in helping us decide
on this year’s theme.”
The announcement of the theme gives
participants in the parade some
structure to help them prepare their
presentation. “America was built on
promises of freedom, dignity, and equal
protection under the law,” Lamberton
continues. “Those promises are as
relevant today as they were when they
were first articulated two hundred and
thirty-three years ago.”
The parade will take place on Saturday
July 4, 2009.
The grand march begins at 1:00 p.m. at
Micheltorena Street and proceeds down
State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara,
concluding at Cota Street.
Orange County 4th of July
California's largest and one of the
nation's most well - established
Patriotic boat parade, Newport Harbor
Christmas Boat parade. The boat parade
sees over 100+ vessels cruise through
the harbor of Newport Beach, CA
When: Saturday, 4th of July, 2009, 1 pm
- 5 pm
Where: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island
American Legion Yacht Club
Parade Theme for 2007: “Patriots of
OLD GLORY BOAT PARADE, JULY 4
The parade will form at 1230 off Collins
Island (see Parade Map enclosed). The
Harbor Patrol Fire Boat, followed by the
VIP Boat, will lead the parade. The
parade will begin promptly at 1300 (1:00
AWARDS & TROPHIES
Best: Tugboat, Wooden Classic, Dinghy,
Electric Power, Sail
Categories: Sweepstakes Trophy,
Commodores Trophy, Best theme, Best
Sound / Music, Best Animation, Best
Decoration, Best Costumes, Best Spirit,
Spirit of Freedom
Every year, The American Legion Newport
Harbor Post 291 celebrates the 4th of
July with a Boat Parade. The event fills
the harbor with of boats adorned in
red-white-&-blue celebrating the
time-honored Old Glory Boat Parade.
Every year you are in for a patriotic
surprise as all kinds of boats try to
outshine each other waiting for the
loudest ovations from onlookers. The
spirit of competition drives the
participants to out-do themselves each
year hoping for a trophy inscribed with
“best decorated”, “outstanding music”,
“finest costumes”, “most creative
animation” and “greatest spirit” maybe
even the Commodores Award!
The Old Glory 4th of July Parade truly
began very casually in the 50’s as the
“Character Boat Parade.” As the years
passed, the Newport Harbor Chamber of
Commerce took the helm and built her
into a grand parade. Today the American
Legion Yacht Club hosts the boat parade.
This year the American Legion, Newport
Harbor Post 291, 15th St., Balboa
Peninsula, celebrates its 82nd year,
with over 2,500+ members is the largest
post in California and the only one in
the world that has a yacht club.
Everyone involved has had a taste of
serving their country, whether it is
directly or through families.
The All Day Gala at the American Legion
Post 291 begins at 7:00am – 11:00 am
with volunteers preparing a fine Pancake
Breakfast, $10.00, raffles, lunch 12- 5
pm, $10.00 and dinner available. In
addition, watch the Old Glory Boat
parade as it cruises by the American
Legion during the festivities.
Information/Entry Forms for the Old
Glory Boat Parade please contact the
American Legion Newport Harbor Post
This Fourth of July you can attend many
fireworks shows around your neighborhood
for little cost. If you live in Orange
County California, there'll be plenty of
fireworks along the beach and local
parks and High School. There'll also be
signs on the street as to where the
fireworks are displayed. Fourth of July
fireworks are everywhere and you should
enjoy it with family and friends.
If you live in Westminster, fireworks
show is free at the local Park and High
School like Westminster High School. You
can get there early for good seats and
parking. The parking lot will be crowded
so you should car pool or walk there if
possible. You can also bring water and
warm clothing if it's in the night time.
It can get cold. If you live in
Huntington Beach, you can catch the
fireworks at the beach. You should walk
there or carpool. There will be little
parking left so you might not be able to
park near. You can get your car towed
away if you park in the wrong spot.
Every year, they towed away many cars
because people think that they won't get
towed. It can be weary to come back and
have your car towed away. It's costly
too. Fireworks are displayed at the
Huntington Beach pier. You can catch the
fireworks from the pier or on the beach.
If you drive along the PCH, you can also
see fireworks show at the other beach
too. Fireworks can be seen even when
you're looking out your window if you
live near one of the zone that have the
If you live in Anaheim then you can
catch great fireworks at Disneyland or
downtown Disney. Disneyland is a famous
location where people celebrate Fourth
of July. When you're driving down the
road in your neighborhood you'll also
see signs of where fireworks are
displayed in your neighborhood. If you
live along the coast or if you enjoy the
beach then you can head down to the
beach and you'll be able to catch a
great show there during the night time.
Another fireworks show is held at
Peralta Park. It's an annual event with
concert, breakfast, food and games, live
entertainment and ends with fireworks.
It's located at Peralta Park and Canyon
High School. The address is 115 n.
Pinney, Anaheim, CA 92807.
The Huntington Beach, California Fourth
of July Parade
An Annual Southern California Tradition
City of Huntington Beach, California
Fourth of July parade. The parade is
part of the Huntington Beach Fourth of
July Festival which is the largest
Independence Day celebration in The
Huntington Beach, California Fourth of
Southern California. In 2008, in
addition to the parade, the three day
festival includes: an old fashioned
pancake breakfast at Lake Park, the Surf
City 5K run and Fitness Expo, a three
day Pier Festival, and the Fireworks
Show later in the evening. Many family
activities and plenty of entertainment
are available on Main St. and
surrounding areas during the event.
For some local residents and out-of-town
vacationers, the festivities begin with
the early morning Kiwanis Club pancake
breakfast at the park followed at 10 AM
by the parade. This year marks the 104th
anniversary of the largest Fourth of
July parade west of the Mississippi.
Each year the parade features a
celebrity Grand Marshal however, this
year there will not be a Grand Marshal.
Instead, Community Grand Marshal Noble
Waite, the city's oldest residing former
City Council member, will preside over
the parade. In past years, Grand
Marshal's have included: Jayne
Mansfield, Natalie Wood, Buzz Aldrin,
Johnny Grant, and Lou Rawls.
Early on the morning of July Fourth, the
night's quiet is awakened by the roar of
bustling men and trucks closing off the
downtown streets. Pacific Coast Highway,
the main highway along the beach, is
closed to automobile traffic at 5 AM.
Many smaller neighborhood streets in
downtown are also closed. An early
morning stroll along Walnut St., towards
Main St., reveals a colorful assortment
of parade participants preparing
themselves and their animals or machines
for the upcoming march. The early
morning, usually gloomy from a cloudy
overcast, provides a kaleidoscope of
subtle colors, exotic sounds, and
dedicated people; the essence of the
parade. A few hours later, under the
bright light of the late morning sun,
all the subtleties of the early morning
spring to life on the asphalt stage.
Los Angeles 4th of July
JULY 4 FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA, MARINA
DEL REY, 2009
The traditional fireworks extravaganza
over the main channel in Marina del Rey
presented on Saturday, July 4th,
starting promptly at 9pm. This event is
by the Los Angeles County Department of
Beaches and Harbors. The fireworks are
choreographed to patriotic music, which
will be broadcast in sync with the
display over FM radio KXLU, 88.9 on the
dial. The music will be relayed over
in Chace Park for those watching there.
Call 310-305-9545 for more information.
Street Closures and More Information
WESTCHESTER FOURTH OF JULY PARADE,
WLAXMDR Chamber of Commerce, or call
The parade starts in Westchester Park,
and follows along Loyola Blvd. to Loyola
University. Parade includes floats,
marching bands, and community service
Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach
July 4, 2009
Celebrates Muscle Beach's
Festivities to honor this
Best July 4th Fireworks Displays in LA
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* fireworks safety
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* hollywood bowl
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It's July 4th and that means fireworks!
There are many shows in the city, but if
you truly want to celebrate your inner
pyromaniac, these are the best of the
bunch. And remember fireworks are
dangerous. Stay safe and leave the
explosives to the professionals.
1. July 4th Fireworks Spectacular: A
Ball at the Bowl with the LA Dodgers
""Photo © Mathew Imaging
This is the best of the best. Fireworks
at the Hollywood Bowl. The 2008
Celebration honors our own Los Angeles
Dodgers. Randy Newman performs and
Dodgers stars make guest appearances.
Catch the next game at one of LA's great
* Where: 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood,
* Phone: (323) 850-2000
* When: July 2, 3, 4: 7:30pm
* Tickets: Head to the Hollywood Bowl
2. The Rose Bowl - AmericaFest 2008
This marks the 82nd annual Rose Bowl
July 4th celebration. In addition to
spectacular fireworks there will be a
performance from the California
* Where: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA
* Phone: (626) 577-3101
* When: July 4: 10 am-9 pm, Drum Corps
performance begins at 7pm, Fireworks at
* Website: www.rosebowlstadium.com/RoseBowl_Americafest.htm
o Adults: $13
o Kids 7 and under: Free
* Parking: $15 per car
3. Marina del Rey July 4 Fireworks
Head down to Marina Del Rey for a
beautiful day by the beach. The event
will be simulcast on KXLU, 88.9 FM.
* When: July 4, 9pm
* Where: Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way,
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
* Phone: (310) 305-9545
* Website:Marina Del Rey Event Info
* Tickets: This event is free.
4. 10th Annual Fireworks Festival -
Journey Through Time
The Studio City Chamber of Commerce
hosts this bash on the CBS lot. Great
party, family friendly.
* When: July 4, 4:30pm - 9:30pm
* Where: CBS Studio Center, 4204 Radford
Ave., Studio City, CA 91604
* Website: Studio City Chamber of
* Phone: (818) 655-5916
o Adults: $20
o Kids 6-12: $10
5. Gridlock 4th of July Celebration at
The Queen Mary
For a truly unique experience, the Queen
Mary can't be beat. It bills itself as
California's largest fireworks display.
Girlicious and the Spazzmatics lead a
lineup of more than 15 live bands.
* When: July 4, 10am - 10pm, fireworks
* Where: 1126 Queen's Highway, Long
Beach, CA 90802
* Phone:(562) 435-3511
* Website: Check out the Queen Mary
website for more information.
* Tickets: Adult: $44.95
6. Fourth of July Spectacular at
The San Pedro celebration boasts
demonstrations from the US Coast Guard
and the LAFD's firefighting boat. San
Pedro Bands and the Golden State Pops
Orchestra will perform. There will also
be an artillery demonstration with
cannons firing along the coastline.
* When: July 4, 12pm - 9:30pm, fireworks
* Where: 3800 Stephen M White Dr, San
Pedro, CA 90731
* Phone: (310) 548-7401
* Tickets: This event is free.
7. Hansen Dam 4th of July Celebration
The biggest fireworks display in the San
Fernando Valley. This year's theme is
"Unity Of The Communities."
* When: July 4, 11am - 10pm, fireworks
* Where: 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View
Terrace, CA 91342
* Phone: (818) 768-1128
* Website: www.hansen4th.com
* Tickets: $5 per car.
8. Castaic Lake July 4th Celebration
This is a great spot for families.
They've got music, pony rides, and of
course, the lake. Bring your jet skis
and have a blast.
* When: July 4, 5pm - 11pm, fireworks at
* Where: Castaic Lake Recreation Area,
32132 Castaic Lake Dr, Castaic, CA 91384
* Phone: (661) 257-405
* Website: www.castaiclake.com/
o $25 per car
o Adults: $12 walk-in
o Kids under 5: Free.
9. LA Coliseum 4th of July Fireworks
Music and fireworks at the LA Coliseum.
This is a patriotic tribute to our men
and women in uniform. There is no
seating in side the Coliseum itself so
head to the seating areas on Christmas
Tree Lane or the South Lawn near the
Natural History Museum.
* When: July 4, 9pm
* Where: 3939 South Figueroa St, Los
Angeles, CA 90037
* Website: www.lacoliseum.com/
* Tickets: This event is free.
10. Malibu Fireworks at Sea
Fireworks are launched over the Pacific
from a barge off the coast. Head up
early to find a good spot on the sand.
* When: July 4
+ Where: 80 Malibu Colony Rd, Malibu, CA
+ Where: 30100 Pacific Coast Highway,
Malibu, CA 90265
* Tickets: This event is free.
REDONDO BEACH - Fireworks at Seaside
Lagoon. Gates Open at 2:00 | Fireworks
Kids 3rd Annual Freedom Parade 7:30 |
Live Entertainment to 11:00
Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
LONG BEACH - 4th of July Fireworks Show!
californdolphincruises.com Join us for
our annual 4th of July Fireworks Cruise!
$30/person, great trip for the entire
family! We board at 7:30pm, Disembark
8pm, Firework Show 9pm, back to the dock
at 10pm. Snackbar with beer, sodas,
snacks aboard the boat! Don’t miss out,
order your tickets today! (562)
BIG BEAR LAKE - July 4 bigbear.com
Come attend the biggest 4th of July
fireworks display in Southern
California. The fireworks are shot off
from a barge on the Lake and are
viewable from any of our public parks or
the best spot, from a boat on the Lake.
Show starts 8:45 p.m.- 9:15 p.m.
July 4 - 6
Independence Day Festival
at the Convention Center,
42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake
Featuring Live Entertainment, Arts &
Crafts, Children’s activities, Outdoor
patio and BBQ. The three-day festival
offers something for the entire family
from the petting zoo, to unique and
hand-made arts, crafts and collectibles,
to live entertainment on the outdoor
patio. Fri & Sat - 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sun -
10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for
adults, $2 for seniors and FREE for
children 12 and under
4:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
The annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake
Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and
Barbeque at the Marina Resort on
Lakeview Drive provides a great spot to
view the fireworks display and enjoy
food and live entertainment. Live
entertainment by Reno and Cindy Holler.
Food Tickets: $20, includes choice of
steak, chicken or pasta plus salad and
dessert. Admission (no food included):
July 5 - 6
Fawnskin Victorian Festival
at Pedersen's Saw Mill,
39115 Rim of the World Dr.,
Purchase tickets in advanced
Take an adventure into the Victorian era
with hundreds of costumed players in
music halls, pubs, dance parties and
shops on winding lanes. It’s a day in
Charles Dickens’ London Town – a city
filled with lively and colorful
characters from both literature and
history. Enticing aromas of hearty foods
fill the air. The Grand masquerade ball
under the stars on Saturday night, is a
costumed affair, with a non costumed
gallery available. Sat & Sun - 10 a.m.-
6 p.m. General Admission: $10, Children
5 and under: FREE. Grand Masque Ball
Saturday 7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Grand Ball: $25
(Formal attire required, Victorian
costume preferred) Ball Spectators: $5.
July 5 - 6
at Moonridge Animal Park,
43285 Goldmine Dr.
Big Bear Lake
(909) 584-1299 or
An educational program with a drawing
contest for kids and a
Walk-around-the-Park quiz and win an
"expert" button. Sat & Sun - 10 a.m.- 3
p.m. Ages 11+: $9, Ages 3-10: $6 Seniors
60+: $6 Children 2 and Under: FREE.
The visibility for fireworks in Big Bear
Lake is absolutely brilliant! Make your
plans now to see one the top 5 fireworks
displays in California. Viewing the
fireworks is easy from dozens of vantage
points along the lakefront and
throughout Big Bear Valley. Thousands of
boaters take in the show, too, from lake
tour boats, their own or rented craft,
making it a daylong floating
celebration. See why Big Bear Lake
exceeds all expectations year after year
with its FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
Big Bear Lake’s "Fireworks Spectacular"
will explode at 7,000' reflecting its
shower of brilliance over Big Bear Lake
on Friday, July 4th. What sets Big Bear
Lake apart from most other Southern
California Fourth of July celebrations
is its abundance of recreation and
July 4th, 2009
Come join a part of History!!
4th of July
Eureka just won't give up on
Independence Day fireworks.
Local businesses have come forward to
support what officials say will be
perhaps the best fireworks display in
years -- and a pick-me-up during
otherwise difficult times.
”If there was ever a time when we needed
something positive and celebratory, this
is it,” said Eureka Chamber of Commerce
President J Warren Hockaday at a news
conference at the foot of F Street
The Best Western Bayshore Inn is
underwriting much of the cost of the
fireworks display, which in all will
cost about $30,000. About $18,000 has
been raised in total.
Eureka City Councilman Mike Jones
thanked the businesses that have stepped
up to make the show possible.
”We still have a lot of work to do,
though,” Jones said.
The shortfall may have to be made up by
other donors and by collecting a little
here and a little there from area
residents. Local businesses will have
collection containers on hand asking for
“$1 or two” from firework enthusiasts.
The fireworks display will be put on by
Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars. It will
include giant 8-inch aerial shells, sure
to put on a serious show.
It's all scheduled to start just after
sunset on July 4.
July 4, 2009 FORT BRAGG -
Since 1970 "The Worlds Largest Salmon
has delighted salmon lovers young and
The 2009 BBQ is scheduled for Saturday
Held each year in conjunction with the
independance day festivities in Fort
Bragg, the barbeque is one of our
primary sources of funding for the year.
Make a weekend of it, you'll be glad you
Live music, the aroma of grilled salmon,
family and friends...life is good at the
barbeque.Fort Bragg, California in the
historic Noyo Harbor. From highway 1
north or south, look for the "BBQ
Time: 11 A.M. until 6 P.M.
Contact: [email protected]
Sacramento will be celebrating 4th of
July 2008…all over the Sacramento County
area with spectacular shows. In honor of
our fallen heros and those serving our
Country it only seems befitting for each
of us to display the American flag at
our homes. It would be great to see each
home owner, apartment dweller and renter
in Sacramento displaying our American
This year with all the fires throughout
our great state of California and having
to breathe the smoke-filled air over the
past few weeks, please let the
professionals handle the fireworks. We
don’t need any additional, accidental
Below is a list of professional firework
displays for your July 4th Celebration
(for more detail information just click
on the highlighted link for each City
since several have all day events that
would be fun to attend):
Have a safe and fun July 4th! Happy
To find out where the fireworks displays
and fun activities are for the day, be
sure to click and read more.
Cal Expo and the City and County of
July 4, 2008 Cal Expo will again put on
the largest display of fireworks
beginning at 9:30 p.m…gates open at 6:00
p.m. Free admission, $8 parking fee. You
are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and
July 4th Parade starts are 10:30 am,
come for the fun and food. Fireworks
will display at La Sierra Community
Center around 9 p.m.
Citrus Heights, CA
Fireworks is held at Sunrise Mall begin
at 7:30 pm with live music and 3-D
glasses to view the fireworks starting
at 9:40 pm .
Elk Grove, CA
Salute to Red, White & Blue at Elk Grove
Regional Park at 9:45 pm is a favorite
all day event with food, games, vendors
and just plain fun.
fireworks at Pro Rodeo in the Dan Russel
Arena nightly from July 3-5, 2008. All
other firework displays cancelled
Rancho Cordova, CA
will celebrate at Hagan Park with 2 days
of fun, parades, food, concerts ending
with fireworks displays both Friday,
July 4th and Saturday, July 5th.
Due to the extreme fire danger many of
the County’s have restrictions in place
and some have even banned the road-side
fireworks being used in their respective
areas. Be sure to check out whether or
not you can use fireworks prior to
It’s best this year with all the many
fires throughout California to leave the
fireworks to the professionals and just
sit back and enjoy.
South Lake Tahoe
will be having Lights on the Lake .
North Shore at Lake Tahoe
Squaw Valley Fireworks Extravaganza,
July 3, 2008 at 9:00 pm and Kings Beach
on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, Tuesday
July 3, 2008 at 9:00 pm
Tahoe City’s July 4th Celebration begins
at 9:30 pm at Commons Beach
Incline Village celebrates Red, White
and Tahoe Blue starting July 2-4 at the
Truckee, July 4th hometown parade starts
at 10 am and fireworks at 9:00 pm at
Donner Lakes West End Beach (beach
access is limited to homeowners & local
PLACER COUNTY Fireworks
Gold Country Fairgrounds appears at this
time not to have fireworks this year
Lincoln celebrates July 4th
“America the Beautiful” parade starts at
9:00 am on D Street
Rotary Club Beer Garden & BBQ from 11:00
am till 9:00pm at McBean Park (just off
Hwy 65 and Route 193 in the heart of
Miss Lincoln pageant, pony rides,
petting zoo, train rides, bands and of
course food are just some of the fun
things to do July 4th in Lincoln at
Fireworks show starts at 9:30 pm
Start off your July 4th celebration in
Downtown Historic Roseville with an
early morning 10:00 a.m. parade that
ends at Royer Park for loads of fun,
food and games from 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Then high tail on over to Placer County
Fairgrounds for the 9:30 pm July 4th
Yolo County Fireworks
will celebrate with a party at the
Community Park with free swimming,
vendor and entertainment will be present
with fireworks kick off at 9:30 p.m.
CAPITOLA - Fireworks . End of the wharf,
List of Fireworks shows
Published: Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 4:04
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Sebastopol "Fireworks and Music
Festival," includes music by Dginn, Blue
Shift, Buzzy Martin and the Buzz Tones
and Mr. Music and Kelsey McMahan. Games,
relays, flag ceremony, sing-along, food.
Sponsored by Sebastopol Kiwanis. Gates
open 5:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk. $7,
$3 age 6-12. Analy High School, 6950
Analy Ave. 829-7636.
Santa Rosa Annual "Red, White and Boom"
fireworks. Food vendors, beer and wine
sales. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free.
Parking, $10. No bottles, pets,
barbecues, alcohol, tents, canopies or
personal fireworks. Sonoma County
Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road.
Santa Rosa Family hike and picnic
includes fireworks viewing from Taylor
Mountain Open Space Preserve. LandPaths.
8-10:30 p.m. Free. Meeting place is near
Petaluma Hill Road and Kawana Springs
Road. Reservations required. 524-9318.
Windsor Family games, DJ music, food and
drinks for sale. "Kid Zone" with rides,
$1-$2 or unlimited for $12. Model
airplane show, Healdsburg/Windsor
Community Chorus. 5-9 p.m. Fireworks at
9:30 p.m. Keiser Park, 700 Windsor River
Road. Park at Windsor High School, 8695
Windsor Road. No pets, alcohol or
personal fireworks. 838-1260.
Cloverdale Cloverdale Lions Club
presents fireworks at dusk. Free.
Cloverdale High School football field,
509 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-4470.
Healdsburg Fireworks sponsored by
American Legion Sotoyome Post 111. 9:30
p.m. Free, donations appreciated. Hot
dogs and snacks for sale. Healdsburg
High School, 1024 Prince St. 433-3059.
Monte Rio Barbecue at the Volunteer
Firehouse or at lot near Highway 116 and
Bohemian Highway, noon-5 p.m. $10, $5
kids, 9870 Main St. Water carnival and
fireworks at dusk on Monte Rio Beach,
free. Big Rocky Games for kids, 11
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
free. Monte Rio Beach. 865-2487.
Petaluma "Sesquifest," Petaluma's 150th
anniversary. Entertainment from
3:30-9:30 p.m. includes the Pulsators,
the Cheeseballs, James K, Julian's
Magic, Budderball, Silly Lilly, Mariachi
by Victor Mejia, El Sol and the
"Petaluma River Anthology," produced by
Cinnabar Theater. Kids' activities.
Fireworks. Food and drinks for sale.
Free admission. Bring lawn chairs and
blankets. Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175
Fairgrounds Drive. 778-4380.
Sonoma "Getting It Done -- The Working
Men and Women of Sonoma." 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Parade starts at First and Spain streets
at 10 a.m. Food booths in the Plaza.
Patriotic ceremony at the Grinstead
Memorial Amphitheater, Sonoma Plaza
park, 11:45 a.m. Music by the Home Town
Band, presentation of colors. Dancing to
the Crossfire at 1 p.m., followed by
Carlos Hererra at 3 p.m. Kids'
activities. Fireworks at dusk, Gen.
Vallejo's field. 938-4626.
Clearlake Oaks Maxine Sherman Memorial
Fireworks to be set off from Widgeon
Point on Highway 20 at dusk. Sponsored
by the Clearlake Oaks/Glenhaven Business
Lakeport Street fair with vendors, arts
and crafts, food & beverages, 11 a.m.-9
p.m. Library Park, First and Third
streets; lighted-boat parade at 9 p.m.
and fireworks synched to music over
Clear Lake. Sponsored by Lakeport
Regional Chamber of Commerce. 263-5092.
Calistoga Fire engines, floats, clowns
and marching bands make up a parade
departing from Cedar Street and Lincoln
Avenue and ending at Napa County
Fairgrounds. 11 a.m. Free. County fair
plus fireworks at dusk. Noon-11 p.m. $7,
$3 ages 6-12. 1435 N. Oak St., 942-5111.
Yountville Swimming from noon-5 p.m.
Music by Fat Toad Band, Pete Olson Band,
Full Circle Revue and the Napa Valley
Symphony. Kids' activities from
noon-7:30 p.m. Food for sale. Baseball
tournaments 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free. The
Veterans Home, 100 California Drive.
Bodega Bay Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Westside
Park, 2400 Westshore Road. 875-3866.
Clearlake "Way Out West in
Clearlake."Parade from Redbud Park,
14655 Lakeshore Drive, to Austin Park,
14077 Lakeshore Drive. 11 a.m. Street
fair, worm races, barbecue, car show,
arts and crafts, kids' activities,
kinetic sculpture race. Fireworks over
Clear Lake at dark. Free. Lakeshore
Lions Club and Clearlake Chamber of
Fort Bragg Salmon barbecue and live
music to benefit salmon restoration. 11
a.m.-6 p.m. $25. $10 kids under 12. Free
parking with shuttle at College of the
Redwoods, Highway 1 and Ocean View
Drive. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Pomo Bluffs
Park, Todd Point near Highways 1 and 20.
Parking at Carlson/Patton, at College of
the Redwoods and along Ocean View Drive,
$5. Fireworks will be visible from
College of the Redwoods, Pomo Bluffs
Park and Noyo Bridge. 962-0548
Point Arena Centennial celebration.
Point Arena Pier Street Fair. Food and
craft vendors, kids' activities, music
by DJ Sister Yasmin. Arena Cove off Port
Road. 3:30 p.m. Fireworks at dark,
followed by light parade. No dogs,
alcohol, personal fireworks, coolers.
Guerneville Street fair starts at 10
a.m.; Rotary Club barbecue, drinks for
sale, 1 p.m. Fireworks at dark. No beach
access. Free. 869-9000
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The Corona Main Street Independence Day
Parade and Community Festival begins at
10 a.m. on Main Street at Ontario
Avenue, proceeding north to Olive
Street. The community festival, from 4
to 9:30 p.m., features games,
entertainment, a fireworks show and more
at Santana Regional Park, 598 Santana
The Norco 4th of July Country Jamboree
features live entertainment, food,
fireworks and more at 4 p.m. at
Community Center Park, 3900 Acacia Ave.
MORGAN HILL - mhidi.com
Morgan Hill Independence Day, Inc.
Over 100 years of Independence Day
Celebrations in Morgan Hill
2009 theme: “A Salute to America’s
Fire Cracker Golf Classic - Friday, June
Eagle Ridge Golf Club - Gilroy
Registration at 11am
12noon Modified Shot Gun
5pm Awards, Appetizers, Auction & Raffle
Patriotic Sing - Friday, July 3rd
Britton Middle School Gym - Downtown
Morgan Hill - 6:00 pm
Annual Street Dance & Live Concert -
Friday, July 3rd
Downtown Morgan Hill - 7:00 pm
Freedom 5-K Run & 1 Mile Walk -
Saturday, July 4th
P.A. Walsh School
1 mile childrens run starts at 7:45 am •
5k run starts at 8:15am
Pre-Parade Car Cruise & Entertainment -
Saturday, July 4th
Downtown Morgan Hill & along parade
route - 9:00 am
Award Winning Historic 4th of July
Parade - Saturday, July 4th
Parade Starts in Downtown Morgan Hill -
Downtown Post-Parade Car Show -
Saturday, July 4th
Downtown Morgan Hill - 11:30 - 2:30 pm
Pre-Fireworks Entertainment- Saturday,
Morgan Hill Community Park - 6:00 pm
Fireworks Extravaganza - Saturday, July
Morgan Hill Community Park - DARK
Fireworks show is all around Orange
County California. There’s at least one
or two show in each city. You can catch
your local show at a local High School
or the park. If you live along the coast
or if you like the beach then there’re
also plenty of shows there too. There’s
a firework show in Cypress. It will be
at Joint Forces Training base in Los
Alamitos in Cypress. The address is
11200 Lexington drive and you can enter
at Lexington drive. The gate will open
at 4pm. You’ll need to show your
California driver’s license. You can
bring in lawn chairs and blankets but no
If you love the beach, you can visit the
fireworks at Dana Point. It’s at Doheny
beach and parking is limited. You should
walk or bike there to avoid parking
problems. If you’re going to drive you
should arrive early to get your space.
If you live in Fullerton, you’ll also
have a fireworks show at Fullerton High
School stadium. It’s on the corner of
Berkeley and Lemon. Irvine also has its
own fireworks show at Verizon Wireless
Amphitheater. It’s located at 8808
Irvine center drive, Irvine, CA 92618.
There’s also a fireworks show at La
Palma. If you love Laguna Beach then you
can see the fireworks show there too.
It’s at Crown Valley Community Park. The
address is at 29751, Crown Valley
parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.
La Habra High School also has its own
fireworks show. It’s located at La Habra
High School. The address is 801, high
Lander La Habra, CA. The price is $8 for
adults and $5 for kids. Lake Forest has
its fireworks show at El Toro Parade
High School. It starts at the corner of
Toledo Way and Ridge Route dr. and ends
at Lake Forest drive and Serrano Road.
Mission Viejo also has a fireworks show
with entertainment and fun. Newport
Beach also has a free fireworks show.
You can arrive early to get your spot
for parking. It’s beautiful in Newport
Beach and you will have a great time
there. The city is very clean but
watches out for parking because you can
get towed or ticketed. Tustin High
School also has a fireworks show there.
largest outdoor concert venue in the
United States features a patriotic
concert with a fireworks extravaganza.
Hollywood Bowl 4th of July fireworks
spectacular with John Fogerty of
Creedence Clearwater, includes the LA
Phil. Time: Sunset. Cost: $12- $116.
*The Castaway in Burbank
Spectacular views of the San Fernando
Valley make the Castaway a great 4th of
July destination. Sit on the outer deck
for the best range of view and
relatively inexpensive bar menu items.
COST: Cocktails are standard, bountiful
appetizers cost upwards of $7
*The Standard, Downtown
Spectacular views of Los Angeles make
the Standard a great Independence Day
destination – if you can stomach the
crowds and the parking.
COST: Parking costs at least $6 plus
*The Cheesecake Factory in Marina Del
One of the best views in Marina Del Rey,
The Cheesecake Factory is the perfect
harbor-side retreat. Enjoy your meal al
fresco on the deck, with a perfect view
of the Marina Del Rey fireworks show.
COST: Entrées range from $7-$30
*The Warehouse Restaurant in Marina Del
Another great restaurant on the
waterfront, the Warehouse is known for
uber strong mai tai's and delicious
seafood dishes. Live music music on
Thursdays and some weekends make this
plank assembled restaurant totally
COST: $12-$40 per entree
*Shanghai Red's in Marina Del Rey
Shanghai Red's also offers spectacular
views of the Marina and her 4th of July
fireworks show. The reasonably priced
dining fare revolves mostly around surf
COST: $8-$26 per entree
*The Sky Room in Long Beach
The sky room is pricey, but with good
reason. The cuisine is excellent and the
view is spectacular. As you might have
guessed from its name, the sky room sits
atop the Long Beach Breakers hotel and
provides astonishing 360 degree views of
the surrounding city.
COST: $20-$45 per entree
*Hollywood Bowl 4th of July fireworks
spectacular with John Fogerty
One of the many wonderful things about
the Hollywood bowl is that you can bring
your own picnic items. Chow on bread,
cheese and wine while listening to the
Los Angeles Philharmonic and John
Fogerty (of Creedence Clearwater
Revival). The performance includes a
theatrical, musically timed fireworks
COST: $12- $116 per ticket
*The Pasadena Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena boasts the
biggest fireworks show in Southern
California. The food court and fair
booths open at 2pm, the stadium opens at
6pm, The Drum Corps entertain from 7pm
through the spectacular fireworks
display that begins at 9pm.
COST: $13 per person
*Paradise Cove Restaurant
Sink your feet into the sand as you sip
on mojitos. Paradise cove is the only
beach in southern California where you
can drink alcohol.
COST: 3 hours free parking with
validation. Meals run between $10-25
*Mr. and Mrs. Muscle Beach competition
Join the circus of Venice Beach to watch
the annual Mr. and Mrs. Muscle beach
competition. It's fun, it's raucous and
it's comedy - least one competitor is
guaranteed to wear a tiny speedo
resembling the American flag.
COST: Free to watch, $80 to compete
Every year Disneyland puts on an
impressive 4th of July fireworks show
over Sleeping Beauty's Castle at 9:25pm.
It's an exhilerating performance, if you
can handle the wall to wall crowds.
COST: $59 for single park ticket
*4th of July Street Fair in Ventura
Cool off by heading to the Ventura
Street fair in Downtown Ventura. Browse
over 250 booths of crafts, trinkets and
edibles while listening to live music.
This fair draws over 50,000 visitors and
is sure to entertain you with 5 stages
of continuous entertainment.
WHEN: July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*Undiscovered Chinatown Tour
Learn a little history of L.A. and learn
how to bargain in this two and a half
hour tour of Chinatown.
WHEN: July 4, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*July 4th Celebration and Fireworks
Spectacular in Inglewood
Face painting, good food and booths
featuring cultural arts and crafts make
this fair and excellent family
excursion. Listen to live music during
the day then watch an elaborate
fireworks display in the evening.
WHEN: July 4, 11:00 a.m. – dusk
SITE: Edward Vincent Jr. Park, 700
Warren Lance, Inglewood
*59th Annual Fourth of July Community
Celebration in San Pedro
Watch demonstrations by the U.S. Coast
Guard, Navy frigate, armed forces and
military. If you've ever wanted to see a
cannon being fired, here is your chance.
The Washington Artillery Reenactment
group will be firing cannons along the
coastline while the Golden State Pops
Orchestra plays a variety of music
Americana. And of course, there will be
WHEN: July 4, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.
SITE: Cabrillo Beach, 3720 Stephen M.
White Dr., San Pedro
*16th Annual Independence Day
Celebration in the San Fernando Valley
Bring your swimsuit for a swim in the
1.5 acre lake. Enjoy live entertainment,
food and fireworks in this valley-style
4th of July celebration. Attendees are
encouraged to bring a picnic, which I
assume means that there will not be an
extensive variety of foods available for
WHEN: July 4, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.
SITE: Hansen Dam Recreation Area, 11770
Lake View Terrace
*7th Annual Vision Outside 4th of July
Jazz and Blues Festival in Leimert Park
There is nothing more American than the
Blues. Indulge in free watermelon and
get your face painted while listening to
the musical notes of American history.
WHEN: July 4, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SITE: Vision Theatre back lot, 3341 W.
43rd Pl., Los Angeles
*11th Annual 4th of July Community
Fireworks Festival in Studio City
CBS Radford studios holds this annual
festival on their back lot. There will
be music, food, fireworks, kids "fun
zone" and a business exposition for
WHEN: July 4, 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
SITE: CBS Studio Center,4024 RadfordAve.,
*Dennis P.Zine July 4th Extravaganza in
the West San Fernando Valley
True to its name, the Dennis P. Zine
Extravaganza features a concert and
fireworks show for up to 40,000 people.
By legions, this is the most popular 4th
of July event in the valley. Don Sweeney
and the SRO big band headline this
year's concert with a fantastic
seventeen-piece ensemble playing Big
Band era favorites and pop classics.
WHEN: July 4, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
SITE: Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon
Blvd., Woodland Hills
COST: Free entrance. Parking is $15 in
any of the area Warner Center
*Movies in Warner Park (Woodland Hills)
Movies under the stars are once again
gaining popularity. If you want to avoid
the Cinespia crowds at the Hollywood
Forever Cemetery, come to Warner park
and watch movies at dusk, with pre-show
entertainment beginning at 7pm. Movies
are shown every Saturday until
WHEN: July 4, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SITE: Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon
Blvd., Woodland Hills