Point Richmond for food & live music Marina Bay Park starting at 6:30pm – 10pm; Fireworks at 9;15pm
El Cerrito’s celebration of the country’s diversity is a 2 Day affair starting 5pm Thurs – 7pm at Cerrito Vista Park live music; offering a variety in choices of organic foods, rides, art, music & activities. Inside the Park there will be a Main Stage with a variety of artists and an Art Show and sale.
On the 4th:
Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration starts with a pancake breakfast at 8am – 11am at the Veteran’s Memorial Building; The rest of events take place at Memorial Park; Food and Car Show 12-3; Diaper Derby – 2pm; Pet Show 3:10pm
Parade 11am – 1pm on 2nd Street; Contra Costa Fairgrounds has music starting at 1pm and fireworks start at 9:15pm
Concord: An day full of events in Concord: 5k run starting at 8am (registration starts at 6:45am) , parade starts at 10am at Mt. Diablo H.S. on Grant St. , Festival starts at 4pm picnic, kids carnival, food booths and live entertainment! Fireworks begin at 9p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014. 4p.m. - 10p.m. 2450 Grant St. Concord, CA 94520 (Only 3 Blocks from Todos Santos Plaza). (925) 695-7268.
Clayton: Parade starts 10am – 12pm, celebrating Clayton’s 50th Anniversary, Oak Street in Clayton
Danville: Community Parade 9am – 12:30pm from Hartz and Railroad down to Sycamore and San Ramon Valley Blvd. Crowds as large as 40,000
El Cerrito hosts the World One 4th of July Festival
Hercules: Dynamite 5K Run: at Refugio Park, must register by Wednesday, July 2nd, check-in on the 4th by 7am at ; Parade at 10:45am starts at Redwood Ave. and goes to Sycamore and ending at Refugio Valley Park. There is an Expo at Refugio Valley Park from 7am – 2pm
Martinez: Parade and Fireworks. The parade starts organizing at 8am. There are 40 entries, including many community groups which will march down Main Street. The is the 6thAnnual Parade.
Moraga: Community Picnic in the Commons Pancake Breakfast 8-10am; Doggie Parade 9am; Kids Bike Parade – 10:30; Family Magic Show 12:30pm; Lunch & Dinner Burgers & Hot Dogs, Music - 6:45pm; Golf Course Fireworks – 9:30pm
Orinda: Pancake Breakfast starts at 7:30; Roadrunners Fun Run 8am; and the Community Parade starts at 10am on Orinda Way and ending at Theater Square. This includes a flag raising ceremony at 7:55am, live music and more family fun
Pleasant Hill: Community Parade: Hats Off To America - Firecracker 5K Fun Run at 8am, parade at 9:30am, fun at the park at 10:30am, entertainment, games and more. Fireworks begin around 9p.m. at College Park.
San Pablo: El Portal Soccer Field celebration starts at 4pm with entertainments, kids games, food & drinks
Live music, dancing, patriotic celebration, and salute to local veterans. Friday, July 4, 2014 4:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. at San Ramon Central Park- 12501 Alcosta Blvd.
Walnut Creek: The annual Fourth of July concert at Civic Park will not only be celebrating the Centennial but also have an art filled event by offering a "Paint Out" showing local artists works celebrating Walnut Creek. Festivities will be running from 3pm-7pm in Civic Park at he corner of Civic Dr. and Broadway. The concert begins at 76pm and teh rootbeer floats will be poffered from 5-6pm and 7 to 7:30pm after the concert.
If You Want to Leave Contra Costa County, you can enjoy the celebrations in Berkeley. Fireworks start at 9:30. You can watch the San Francisco show from the Berkeley Marina, fireworks start at 9:30; Point Isabel and Jack London Square. If visibility favors, you can even enjoy it from Hercules.
Jack London Square, Oakland 11am – 4pm Festival of Family Fun
Piedmont has a Parade that starts at 11am at the corner of highland Avenue and Park way; afterwards the community picnic is held in the Main Park and will have Big Band Music
San Francisco’s Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf has a spectacular fireworks show. However, you can watch this show from within the City or outside, depending on the visibility that night. You can see it from: Pier 39, Aquatic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf the best. The Embarcadero is usually a less crowded alternative spot to enjoy the display, as well.
Pleasanton: Fireworks at the Alameda County Fairgrounds 9:45pm