4th of July Displays Light Up The Sky Around San Francisco

On Monday, July 4th, our nation will celebrate its 240th year of independence. The San Francisco Bay Area will hold numerous Fourth of July events and fireworks displays. 

Below are festivities in the City and Marin County. With live music, culture, gourmet food, parades and entertainment, each of these events offers a unique and lively way to celebrate our country's liberty. 

Those denoted with an asterisk (*) have fireworks displays.


Blue and Gold Fleet  *

4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Music, fireworks, dancing, drinks and snacks. Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sailings begin Monday, July 4, 2016 from Pier 41 in San Francisco beginning at 8 p.m. and Tiburon at 8:30 p.m. You can also take the ferry to Angel Island and depart from Pier 39 at 5:40 p.m. with a departure from Angel Island at 10:30 p.m. Cash-only bar and cash-only snack bar will be available on cruises. Lastly, a no-alcohol cruise will depart from Pier 39 at 8:15 p.m. For all venue and ticket related inquiries call (415) 705-8200.

The Exploratorium 

The Exploratorium is open on Independence Day Holiday. Monday, July 4, 2016 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pier 15, San Francisco. (415) 528-4444.

Fillmore District 

32nd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival - Free live jazz music, arts and crafts, and gourmet food. Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3, 2016 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE. Fillmore St. between Jackson & Eddy, San Francisco, CA. (800) 310-6563.

Fisherman's Wharf *

Celebrate the Independence day holiday at the Wharf and enjoy entertainment, music and the spectacular City of San Francisco's Fireworks Show at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. You can enjoy them from Aquatic Park, PIER 39, or Ghirardelli Square.

Premier 4th of July Dinner Cruise *

Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay. 4-hour cruise, dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, views, and fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. Please arrive early and allow plenty of extra time for heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and options for parking. Public Transportation is highly recommended. Departs Monday, July 4, 2016 from Pier 3, San Francisco, CA at 7 p.m, boards at 6 p.m. (415) 788-8866.

Pier 39 *

Fourth of July Celebration at The PIER - PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family featuring musical entertainment by Tainted Love (The Best of the 80's live), activities, and fireworks. The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. (415) 705-5500.


Corte Madera Town Park

Parade will leave Redwood High School at 10:30 a.m. and ends at the Corte Madera Town Center, featuring bands including the Famous Corte Madera Town Band, McIntosh Pipe Band, and the Freedom Band. Most of the activities will be held at Corte Madera Town Park with arts & crafts, entertainment, children's activities, food and more! Monday, July 4, 2016. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Corte Madera Town Park, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94924. For more information please call (415)924-0441 .

Dunphy Park in Sausalito *

July 4th Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza - An all day celebration from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.! Parade begins at 2nd and Main St., Old Town, near the old Valhalla Restaurant, and goes down Bridgeway and then Caledonia all the way to Dunphy Park on the waterfront near City Hall. Festivities include live music, food, dancing, family games, tug-o-war and the famous Egg Toss! The celebration continues at Gabrielson Park in the evening from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and ends with a fireworks display. Monday, July 4, 2016. For more information please call (415)289-4152.

Marin County Fair *

75th Marin County Fair - Fireworks fill the Marin skies every evening June 30 to July 4th at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy family activities, concerts, bands, farm animals and educational/interactive exhibits, and carnival rides. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael,CA 94903. For more information please call (415)473-6400.


The parade begins at 10 a.m. and the streets fill with classic cars, color guards, festive floats, music bands and more! Saturday, July 4, 2015. Grant Ave. Between Reichert and 7th Avenue, Novato, CA 94945. For more information please call (415)899-8900.

Tiburon *

Enjoy the July 4th Firework celebration on Angel Island! Bring your own dinner or get drinks/snacks on board while getting an up-close view of the fireworks display. Boats begin boarding at 8 p.m. Adults tickers (ages 13+) are $75.00 and tickets for children (ages 5-12) are $55.00. Monday, July 4, 2016. 21 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920. For more information please call (415)435-2131. 

The Costa Group wishes everyone a safe and celebratory 4th of July!

Article excerpt from ABC7 News.