JULY 4 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
  CHULA VISTA - FIREWORKS  display at Chula Vista Yacht Harbor.. TEL 619-691-5296. FREE  
EL CERRITO
- Arts and crafts, food, entertainment, tea dancing, art show and  children’s games.. TEL 510-215-4371; FREE 
4th of July Parade is largest West of the Mississippi River. A whopping 3 to 4 hours of entertainment on Main Street.


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AVALON 4th of July Parade, Fireworks Display, Dinner at the Casino Ballroom. Join island residents for the golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue starting at 1pm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner and music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom plus a magnificent fireworks display over Avalon Bay with viewing from the balcony. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520  
BERKELEY 4TH of July at the Marina - Food, arts and crafts, adventure playground, free sailboat rides,  puppets, belly dancers, face painters and wacky art cars. Call: 510-548-5335.  Free.
BERKELEY - All City Picnic includes music, children’s games, breakfast, exhibits and petting zoo. Call: 408-984-3257. Free
CALISTOGA Silverado Parade patriotic display with kids, horses, bands and floats. Get there early as the parade route down Lincoln and FairWay Aves fill up early in their favorite spots. Call: 707-942-5111.
CORONADO -
Parade, U. S. Navy S.E.A.L. demo, fireworks and music. Call: 619-437-8788. Free
CORTE MADERA/LARKSPUR
- Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, carnival games, children’s activities and food. Call: 415-924-0441. Free

JULIAN
- OLD-FASHIONED  Parade; barbecue and quilt show, western shoot-out and World War II fly-over.. TEL 760-765-1770. FREE
 
LOMPOC - Color guards, patriotic speeches, fireworks, barbecue, children’s parade, antique cars, music and entertainment.. TEL 800-240-0999 or 805736-4567  FREE 
LOS ANGELES - Entertainment, musket salute, historical portrayals and outdoor dance.. TEL 213-628-7163;  FREE 
MALIBU - Celebration at Bluffs Park includes Concerts, Pie Eating Contest, Games, Tug of War, Exhibitions, Awards and more. www.ci.malibu.ca.us  Call: 310-456-2489.
OXNARD - 7th Annual "Fireworks by the Sea" Celebration includes a full day of entertainment, good food, and activities ending with a spectacular evening fireworks display. Location: Channel Islands Harbor, corner of Victoria & Channel Islands Blvd. Call: (805) 985-4852 or 385-7545. www.channelislandsharbor.org 

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Chronicle Fourth of July Waterfront Festival Fisherman's Wharf   415-705-5500 A day long event featuring the West Coast's largest display of fireworks, live entertainment, food, arts  and crafts. Fireworks begin around 9:00 p.m. Dress warmly.
FESTIVITIES AT PIER 39   Celebration includes entertainment and fireworks.  TEL 415-705-5500 FREE

SANTA CLARA - Music, children’s games, breakfast, exhibits and petting zoo.  TEL 408-984-3257. FREE 
SANTA CRUZ
- Old Fashioned Celebration at Wilder Ranch, Jumpin’ Frog Jamboree at Roaring Camp, 10K Firecracker Race and Aptos Parade  www.downtownsantacruz.com

SAN RAMON -
STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR  Entertainment, skydiving exhibitions, food and fireworks. TEL 925-973-2300. FREE
VALLEJO - Traditional Independence Day celebration includes pops concert, parade, ducky derby and fireworks.. TEL 707-644-5551;   FREE 
WATSONVILLE -
 SPIRIT OF WATSONVILLE  Parade, food, games and fireworks.. TEL 831-728-6011.  FREE