2012 Fireworks In and Around the San Francisco, Peninsula, Bay Area Region

by on July 4, 2012

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fireworksIt’s the 4th of July, 2012Happy Independence Day!

Where o’ where can we go for a good fireworks show on this night of celebration?  Let’s take a quick look at some primary shows.  I’m focused on the fireworks.  Many towns have their own kind of party going on in and about their downtown sections.  Check your local city websites for more info if the  resource link below doesn’t cut it!  If you want to add something I’ve missed, type away in the comment and let us know!

Most fireworks shows start somewhere between 9 and 9:30pm.

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Peninsula Fireworks for 2012

-Foster City | Dog Show, Parade & FIREWORKS – 2012 – FREE  The city party runs from 8am-9:30pm at Leo Ryan Park.
Fireworks will start around 9:30pm over the Lagoon at Leo Ryan Park.
-Half Moon Bay | Waterfront Small Town 4th of July Parade – 2012 FREE – no fireworks for 2012
-Menlo Park | 4th of July Parade and Celebration – 2012 – FREE
-Palo Alto | SJ Earthquakes MLS Soccer & FIREWORKS (June 30) – 2012 – $15
-Redwood City | Independence Day Parade, Festival & FIREWORKS – 2012 -FREE
The festival runs from 9am-5pm.
The Fireworks will launch from the Port of Redwood City at approx. 9:15pm.
-San Mateo | no 4th of july events for 2012

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San Francisco Fireworks for 2012

San Francisco Fireworks Celebration

-Fisherman’s Wharf | San Francisco 4th of July  FIREWORKS Celebration – 2012 – FREE
Fireworks will launch from the foot of MUNI Pier and barges just north of PIER 39
— Pier 45 | FIREWORKS viewing party aboard historic WWII Liberty Ship – 2012 – FREE – $25
-Embarcadero | 4th of July FIREWORKS Roller Disco Party – 2012 – FREE
-Potrero Hill | “Safe and Sane” Mini DIY Street FIREWORKS Show – 2012 – FREE

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East Bay Fireworks for 2012

-Antioch | Riverfront FIREWORKS & Parade – 2012 – FREE
-Benicia | Picnic in the Park & Waterfront FIREWORKS -2012- FREE
-Berkeley | 4th of July FIREWORKS & All Day Festival -2012- FREE
-Concord |  “The Flag” Variety Show & FIREWORKS (July 2, 3, 4)- 2012- FREE
-Hercules | fireworks canceled for 2012
-Livermore | 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks-  2012- $5
-Martinez | Hometown Celebration, Parade  & FIREWORKS -2012- FREE
-Moraga | Dog Parade, Classic Car Show & FIREWORKS -2012- FREE
-Oakley | Cityhood Celebration & FIREWORKS (July 7) – 2012 – FREE
-Pleasant Hill | July 4th Parade, Festival & FIREWORKS – 2012 – FREE
-Pleasanton | Alameda County Fair FIREWORKS Show (July 6) – 2012 –  $10
-Richmond | FIREWORKS & Symphony Concert (July 3) – 2012 – FREE
-Richmond | Waterfront Family Festival & FIREWORKS (July 3) – 2012 -FREE
-San Pablo | Rolling Stones Tribute & FIREWORKS show – 2012 -FREE

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North Bay Fireworks for 2012

-American Canyon | 4th of July Parade, Festival & FIREWORKS – 2012- FREE
-Bodega Bay | 1st of July FIREWORKS over the Bay (July 1) – 2012- FREE
-Calistoga | Napa County Fair & FIREWORKS (July 1-4) – 2012- $10
-Cloverdale | Fourth of July FIREWORKS – 2012 – FREE
-Healdsburg | Rotary Club FIREWORKS Show -2012- FREE
-Napa | Parade, Festival & FIREWORKS -2012- FREE
-Oakville | Mondavi Winery FIREWORKS Show (June 30) -2012- FREE (from outside grounds)
-Petaluma | Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds FIREWORKS Festival – 2012- FREE
-Russian River | Water Carnival & FIREWORKS (June 30 & July 1) – 2012- FREE
-Russian River | Guerneville Independence Day Block Party & FIREWORKS (July 1) -2012- FREE
-San Rafael | Marin County Fair FIREWORKS – (June 30-July 4) – 2012- $16
-Santa Rosa | Red, White & Boom FIREWORKS -2012- $7
-Sausalito | 4th of July Parade & FIREWORKS -2012- FREE
-Sebastopol | 3rd of July FIREWORKS Extravaganza Festival (July 3) -2012- $8
-Sonoma | General Vallejo’s Birthday & 4th of July FIREWORKS -2012- FREE
-Suisun City | Solano County Waterfront FIREWORKS & Celebration -2012- FREE
-St. Helena | Louis M. Martini Winery FIREWORKS -  2012- FREE (from outside grounds)
-Vacaville | Journey Tribute & FIREWORKS – 2012 – FREE
-Vallejo | Six Flags FIREWORKS & Concert- 2012 – $37.99
-Vallejo | Parade, Symphony Celebration & FIREWORKS -2012- FREE
-Windsor | Pre-4th of July FIREWORKS Festival (July 3) – 2012- $3
-Yountville | Street Fair, Concert & FIREWORKS – 2012- FREE

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South Bay & Santa Cruz County Fireworks for 2012

-Cupertino | Fourth of July FIREWORKS Show – 2012 – FREE
-Gilroy | 4th of July High School FIREWORKS show – 2012 -FREE
-Hollister | Kiddie Parade & FIREWORKS show – 2012 – FREE
-Milpitas | Red White & Boom FIREWORKS Festival – 2012 –  $3
-Morgan Hill | Silicon Valley Parade & FIREWORKS –  2012 – FREE
Fireworks will launch from Morgan Hill Community Park at dark
-Mountain View | FIREWORKS Show with the San Francisco Symphony – 2012 –  $19.25
-Mountain View | “Celebrate America” Music Festival & FIREWORKS (June 30) – 2012 – FREE
-San Jose | San Jose Giants Baseball & Post-Game FIREWORKS (July 4 & 5) – 2012 – $10
-San Jose | San Jose Giants FIREWORKS Show – 2012 – FREE to watch outside stadium
-Santa Clara | All City Picnic – 2012 – FREE (Fireworks canceled for 2012)
-Santa Clara | Great America FIREWORKS show (June 30, July 1,7) – $47
-Scotts Valley | Festival, Parade & FIREWORKS – 2012 – $6/$8

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Food for thought:  Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club above Menlo Park usually have a fantastic fireworks show each year.  Earlier this year the neighbors around the club tried to circulate a petition to stop their once-a-year fest of fireworks.  I do not believe it succeeded and the “show will go on!”  It’s a great show they usually put on.

Source for listings:
http://sf.funcheap.com/city-guide/4th-july-fireworks-guide/
Huge list of not just fireworks, but local city festivals.  Go check them out!!!

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