All events are today and are free unless otherwise noted.


Parade: 11 a.m. down Second Street

Celebration: Classic car show, music, activities for kids, arts and crafts, beer and wine. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Contra Costa Fairgrounds. Parking $5.

Fireworks: Start time: 9:15 p.m.


Picnic in the Park: Food, musical entertainment, activities for kids, including arts and crafts and train rides. Noon to 7 p.m. at City Park.

Fireworks: On the waterfront. Start time: 9 p.m.


Berkeley Marina: Family activities. Music noon-9:30 p.m. Food trucks. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. at the end of Berkeley Pier.; no cars in or out after 7 p.m. 510-548-5335,


Morning Celebration: Rotary Clubs pancake breakfast. 7 a.m. Endeavor Hall

Parade: 10 a.m. down Main Street. 925-693-0463.



City Celebration: Pancake breakfast: 7:30 a.m.; Concord Police Association Stars and Stripes Run 8 a.m.; parade 10 a.m.; festival 4 p.m., fireworks 9 p.m., at Mt. Diablo High School.


Tri-Valley Parade: Honoring local community service organizations. 9 a.m. down Hartz Avenue. 925-314-3369,


Barron Hilton fireworks: Hundreds of boats gather for a fireworks display shot off a barge anchored off Mandeville Tip on the north side of the Deepwater Channel in the Delta between Stockton and Antioch. 8 to 10 p.m. 916-777-4041


Family Festival: Entertainment, art and food. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Ave.


Fireworks: From the parking garage in downtown Livermore (on Railroad Avenue, between Livermore Avenue and Maple). For more information: and


Morning Celebration: Pancake breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. downtown; 9 a.m. flag raising, Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St.; parade 10 a.m. Court and Main streets.


Pardee Home Museum Picnic: Barbecue, performances, games, children's crafts. Noon-4 p.m. 672 11th St. $5-$15.


Jack London Square: Performers, art, music, food and drink. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Pancake breakfast and flag-raising ceremony: 7:30 to 10 a.m. Orinda Community Center Plaza.

Parade: 10 a.m. Orinda Theatre to Community Center.

Park activities: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Live music, food, car show, activities for kids. 925-254-0800,


Fireworks: Begin at dusk at Pittsburg's waterfront, 51 Marina Blvd. 925-252-4860.


City Festival: Firecracker 5K Run 8 a.m. downtown Pleasant Hill; parade 9:30 a.m. Crescent Drive; music, games, more 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 147 Gregory Lane; cool off at Spray Park, Aquatic Park 1 to 4:30 p.m.; music begins 7:15 p.m., continues until fireworks at College Park High School.


Alameda County Fair Red, White and Blues Festival: 1 to 9 p.m. Main Stage, Alameda County Fair

Fireworks: Start time 9:45 p.m.


Performances by Oakland East Bay Symphony, entertainment, food and fireworks. Craneway Pavilion. Free. 510-444-0801.


Fireworks on the Waterfront: 9:30 p.m.

Pier 39: Musical entertainment and activities begin at noon at Entrance Plaza. Beach Street and the Embarcadero. 415-705-5500,

Fisherman's Wharf/Aquatic Park: Family entertainment, food, live music, kids' activities. 2 p.m. Aquatic Park, Beach and Hyde streets.

Angel Island Fireworks Cruise: A ferry to Angel Island to view the fireworks departs at 5:40 p.m. from Pier 39 and returns at 10:30 p.m. $25-$39.

Blue and Gold Fleet: Departs from Pier 41 at the Tiburon Ferry Terminal in Tiburon to view the fireworks at 8:30 p.m. A no-alcohol cruise for families departs at 8:15 p.m. from Pier 39. Adults: $70; children $50.


Run/Walk: Independence Day Classic 10K run, 5K walk and run and 3K walk. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. Races begin at 8:15 a.m., Registration open 6:30 to 8 a.m. $40

Concert: Patriotic music with San Ramon Symphonic Band, David Martin's House Party. Local veterans, active duty military will be recognized. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs. 5 to 8 p.m.


Concert and Ice Cream Social: Performances by Walnut Creek Concert Band; ice cream scooped by the city's former mayors. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Civic Park Gazebo.