If you're planning to stick around the East Bay for the Fourth of July, here is a handy guide for things to do, places to see the annual fire works, parades and more.
4th of July Berkeley Marina
Where: Berkeley, Berkeley Marina
When: July 4, noon – 10 p.m.; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
July 4th Festival of Family Fun
Celebrate Independence Day at the Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun. The waterfront will be filled with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children. Enjoy playtime at Riveropolis, watch stilt walkers perform, experience creative puppetry. There will be food and live music performance at the festival from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fremont’s 4th of July Parade
Where: Downtown District of Fremont, begins at the Fremont Library and continues on Fremont Boulevard towards the new "downtown" area of Fremont and ending near the City offices.
When: July 4, 10 a.m.
Watch A's Fireworks From the Field
Where: O.co Coliseum
When: July 2, after the A's play the Pirates there will be a special "Salute to Armed Forces Fireworks."
Celebrate Concord 4th of July
Where: Downtown Concord, Todos Santos Plaza
When: July 4, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; 5K/Kids run at 8 a.m., parade at 10 a.m., festival at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
A Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration!
Where: Albany, Memorial Park
When: July 4, noon – 4 p.m.
Alameda County Fair 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton
When: July 4, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. featuring the Oakland Symphony
City of Alameda Mayor's Fourth of July Parade
Where: Starts at Park Street & ends on Webster Street
When: July 4, 5k race at 9 a.m., parade at 10 a.m.
The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will start at approximately 9:30 p.m. and will be accompanied by music performed by the Oakland Symphony. Reserve a spot at the Budweiser Grandstand (at the Horse Racing Track) for the best view of the fireworks show.
City of El Cerrito & world One July 4th Festival
Where: El Cerrito, Cerrito Vista Park
When: July 4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kiwanis Danville July 4th Parade
Where: Danville, Parace route stretches from Hartz Ave. to San Ramon Valley Blvd.
When: July 4, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fourth of July Beach Party
Where: San Ramon, Central Park Amphitheater,
When: July 4, 5-8 p.m. featuring "The Boys of Summer" and San Ramon Symphonic Band.
Orinda July 4th Parade
Where: Orinda, Orinda Community Park and Community Center on Orinda Way
When: July 4, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Parade at 10 a.m.
Pleasant Hill July 4th Celebration
Where: Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill Park
When: July 4, 5k at 8 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m., fun in the park at 10:30 a.m., fireworks 9 p.m.
Martinez 4th of July Parade
Where: Downtown Martinez, Main Street
When: July 4, pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m., parade at 10 a.m.
Suisun City Independence Day Spectacular
Where: Suisun City, Harbor Plaza in the Waterfront District
When: July 4, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
4th of July Red, White & Boom Fireworks & Block Party
Where: Downtown Livermore
When: July 4, 4 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.