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 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
Glorious 4th of July Festival
When & Where: July 4, Shoup Park, 10:30am-2pm. Website
4th of July Community Celebration with Food & Music
When & Where: July 4, Oak Meadow Park 11:00am – 4:30pm.
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 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.
* 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
Chili Cook-Off & Summer Festival
When & Where July 4. Noon to 5:00pm. Mitchell Park. Website
* 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
* 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
* 4th of July All-City Picnic & Fireworks Extravaganza
What: Festival, food, and music.
When: July 4. Noon to 10:00pm.Central Park. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Website
* 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.
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.