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These Fireworks Displays In San Francisco Will Drop Your Jaw

Here’s your ultimate guide to catching the most fetching fireworks displays in and around the San Francisco Bay Area this Independence Day weekend. We recommend you start warming up your neck and practicing your ooh’s and ahh’s now. Have fun out there!


The Oakland Symphony will be providing the music for this fireworks display in Pleasanton. Show starts at 9:30pm. The best views can be found at the Budweiser Grandstand at the Horse Racing Track.

More firework shows in and around the San Francisco Bay Area include:

EAST BAY:

6. A’s Fireworks from the Field
Where: Oakland Coliseum
When: July 2, game starts at 7:05pm

7. Celebrate Concord 4th of July
Where: Downtown Concord, Todos Santos Plaza
When: July 4, 8am-10pm, fireworks at 9pm

8. Picnic in the Park and Fireworks
Where: Benicia City Park
When: July 4, Noon-7pm, fireworks at 9pm

9. Pleasant Hill July 4th Celebration
Where: Pleasant Hill Park
When: July 4, parade at 9:30am, fireworks at 9pm

10. Livermore Red, White & Boom Fireworks & Block Party
Where: Downtown Livermore
When: July 4, 4pm-10:30pm, fireworks at 9:30pm

NORTH BAY:

11. Marin County Fair
Where: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael,
When: June 30-July 4, fireworks nightly at 9:30pm

12. Petaluma 4th of July Celebration
Where: Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma
When: July 4, 5pm-10pm, fireworks after 9pm

13. Santa Rosa’s Red, White & BOOM!
Where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
When: July 4, 4pm-10pm, fireworks at 9:37pm

PENINSULA & SOUTH BAY:

14. Redwood City 4th of July Parade, Festival, and Fireworks
Where: Downtown and the Port of Redwood City
When: July 4, 9am-5pm, fireworks over port at 9:30pm

15. Foster City Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Leo Ryan Park, Foster City
When: July 4, 9am-9:45pm, fireworks over lagoon at 9:30pm

16. California’s Great America Fireworks
Where: California’s Great America, Santa Clara
When: July 4, fireworks after dusk

17. Rotary Club Centennial Fireworks
Where: Discovery Meadow, Downtown San Jose
When: July 4, fireworks at 9:30pm

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (bigandsmalltravel.com).