2011 events listed here.
America’s birthday, time to celebrate with parades, barbecues, picnics, festivals, and fireworks!
Here are some places to view fireworks and enjoy a day of celebrations:
San Jose America Festival at Guadalupe River Park’s Discovery Meadow.
Enjoy international music, multicultural crafts and a variety of ethnic and festival foods. Activities for children are in Kidland.
Performances all day Friday at the Main Stage and the Blues Stage. There are also concerts Saturday and Sunday that include Night Ranger, Starship, Amanda Miguel and Diego Verdaguer.
July 4 – San Jose America Festival and Fireworks Show; Free
- Gates open 12:00 pm; fireworks 9:30 pm
July 5 – Dia de la Familia Preciosa; $10
- Gates open 3:00 pm
July 6 – Kinhcert on the Green: $15
- Gates open 1:00 pm
FAQs (everything you need to know)
Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza. Central Park, 909 Kiely Boulevard; Free
Pancake Breakfast at 8 am, followed by games and entertainment throughout the day including a carnival area, petting zoo, face painting, and swimming at the International Swim Center. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase foods at the event.
Fireworks at 9:30 pm
Schedule & food prices (PDF)
Independence Day Festivities. Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E. Calaveras Boulevard; Free
Water activities at Milpitas Sports Center Pools during the day; pool party 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Barbecue, at the pool party 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; nominal fee.
Concert & Fireworks at Milpitas Sports Center Football Field; 8:00 pm (gates open at 7:30 pm); bring a picnic dinner.
Pancake Breakfast, 5-K Run & 1 Mile Walk, Historic 4th of July Parade, Downtown Family Festival, Live Entertainment & Car Show. Beginning 7:00 am.
Fireworks about 9:30 pm.
Annual Street Dance & Live Concert – Thursday, July 3rd; Downtown Morgan Hill – 7:00 pm
Berkeley Marina; Free
Activities will include entertainers, arts & crafts, free sailboat rides, free dragon boat rides, a giant slide, art projects, face painting and massages; beginning 12:00 pm at the Berkeley Marina.
Fireworks, end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:30 pm.
There is valet bicycle parking free of charge near Adventure Playground!
Activities will include arts & crafts, food, kids area, parade, and yes, fireworks.
Festival – 9:00 am
Fireworks, Port of Redwood City – 9:30 pm