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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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This week’s image comes from the collection of photos from my friend, Dave Nielsen.  The image today is of the Coleman Glacier located on Mount Baker, in WA.   The glacier itself is located below the mountain peak, on the left.

Dave Nielsen Photo: Mt. Baker Coleman Glacier

The glacier was named after Edmund Thomas Coleman, who was the first man to make the ascent up Mt. Baker.  It was his third try that he was successful, in August of 1868.  Grant Peak is the main summit of Mt. Baker, and rises to an elevation of just over 10,000 feet.

Image is posted, by permission, from Dave Nielsen.  Big Wave Dave on Flickr.  Pretty awesome image, isn’t it?

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2011 July 4th Fireworks In And Around The Bay Area / Peninsula Region

July 3, 2011

2011 July 4th Fireworks In And Around The Bay Area / Peninsula Region

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