4th of July Fireworks and Events in Silicon Valley

4th of July In San Jose and Silicon Valley
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Looking for ways to celebrate Independence Day? Here are all the 4th of July events in San Jose and Silicon Valley including parades, festivals, and fireworks.

Events preceded by an asterisk (*) include fireworks displays. 


Cupertino 4th of July Festivities

When: July 4: Pancake breakfast 7:00am-11:00am, children’s parade: 10:00am, followed by music and a children's carnival in Memorial Park. Website

Foster City:

* Foster City 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4, Various events 9am-9pm. Fireworks start at 9:30pm. Website


Fremont 4th of July Parade

When: July 4, 10:00am. Website.


Independence Day BBQ & Salute to Military Heroes

What: An all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch. Vegetarian options available.

When & Where: July 4. Two seatings: 12-1pm & 1-2pm; South County Picnic Grove, Gilroy Gardens. Website

* 4th of July Fireworks

When & Where: July 4. Starts at 9:15pm. Gilroy High School. Website

Half Moon Bay:

4th of July Parade

When & Where: July 4. Parade starts at noon. Main Street. Website

Los Altos:

Glorious 4th of July Festival

When & Where: July 4, Shoup Park, 10:30am-2pm. Website

Los Gatos:

4th of July Community Celebration with Food & Music

When & Where: July 4, Oak Meadow Park 11:00am – 4:30pm.

Menlo Park:

4th of July Parade & Celebration

When & Where: July 4. Parade starts at 11:45am followed by food, games and music in Burgess Park. 

Morgan Hill:

* Morgan Hill Freedom Fest

What: All-day festival including a parade, car show, walk/run event & fireworks.

When: July 4, Parade starts at 10am downtown. Fireworks start at 9:30pm. Website.

Mountain View:

* 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony

When & Where: Concert starts at 8pm, fireworks immediately following the show. Shoreline Amphitheater. 


4th of July Celebration

When & Where: July 4. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Frontierland Park. Website

Palo Alto:

Chili Cook-Off & Summer Festival

When & Where July 4. Noon to 5:00pm. Mitchell Park. Website

Redwood City:

* Downtown Parade, Festival, and Fireworks

What: All-day festival including a pancake breakfast, parade, carnival, and fireworks. Fireworks start at 9:30.

When: July 4, 7:30am-9:30pm, Downtown Redwood City. Website

San Mateo:

* July 3 + July 4th at the San Mateo Highlands

When & Where: July 3: Fireworks start about 9:00pm. July 4: 8:30am race & parade at 10:00am. The Highlands neighborhood, San Mateo. Website

4th of July in the Park

What: Music, food, and fun. Free admission for recreational swim. A family cardboard boat race. Martin Luther King Park & Pool.

When: July 4, 11am-2pm. Website

Santa Clara:

* 4th of July All-City Picnic & Fireworks Extravaganza

What: Festival, food, and music.

When: July 4. Noon to 10:00pm.Central Park. Fireworks at 9:30pmWebsite

* Ignite The Night Fireworks Spectacular at Great America

What: All-you-can-eat barbecue, music performance, and fireworks

When & Where: July 4, BBQ from 11am to 4 pm, music performance at 4pm, fireworks start at 9:50pm. California’s Great America. 

San Jose:

The Rose, White, and Blue Parade:

What: An old-fashioned family-style parade modeled off the historic Rose Carnival of 1896.

When & Where: 10am, July 4. San Jose’s Rose Garden neighborhood. Website

* Rotary Fireworks in Downtown San Jose

When & Where: July 4, approx. 9:30pm. Discovery Meadow in the Guadalupe River Park, San Jose. Website

* Fireworks Extravaganza at Municipal Stadium, July 4

What: Watch the San Jose Giants play the Modesto Nuts then watch the postgame fireworks displays.

When & Where: July 4 – Game starts at 6:30 PM, fireworks immediately follows the game. Memorial Stadium. Website


Independence Day Celebration

What: A patriotic community celebration honoring veterans

When & Where: July 4, 9:30 to 11am. Kevin Moran Park. 

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