SF Bay Area 4th Of July Fireworks: Your 2020 Guide To Events

Susan C. Schena

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA — Independence Day celebrations will look decidedly different this year, as COVID-19 concerns have spurred cancellations of most annual, July 4th parades, carnivals and fireworks extravaganzas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

More events are canceled than scheduled, to be sure. But there are a smattering of live fireworks shows — to date, Patch could confirm Fourth of July displays in Gilroy and Cloverdale. And both of those are planned with in-person, viewing restrictions for health-and-safety purposes.

Several communities, meanwhile, are getting creative with aerial flyover salutes, limited parade routes, home-decorating contests, patriotic, online activities or virtual fireworks programming.

Scroll through the list, and see what's going on near you. Stay safe, and have a Happy Fourth of July, from Patch!

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ALAMEDA:

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ALBANY:

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AMERICAN CANYON:

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ANTIOCH:

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APTOS:

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BENICIA:

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BERKELEY:

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BODEGA BAY:

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BOULDER CREEK:

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CALISTOGA:

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CAPITOLA:

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CLAYTON:

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CLOVERDALE:

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CONCORD:

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CORTE MADERA:

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CUPERTINO:

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DANVILLE:

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DAVIS:

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DIXON:

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DUBLIN:

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EL CERRITO:

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FAIRFIELD:

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FELTON:

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FOSTER CITY:

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FREMONT:

  • July 4th Porch Parade & Flyover. Residents can patriotically deck their porches, windows, homes & yards, and neighborhood maps will be available for walking, car or biking tours. Also planned: the return of California Beech Boys and Commemorative Air Force flyover.

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GILROY:

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HALF MOON BAY:

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HAYWARD:

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HEALDSBURG:

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HERCULES:

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KENWOOD:

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LIVERMORE:

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LOS ALTOS:

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LOS ALTOS HILLS:

  • 4th of July Caravan Parade. Special morning route planned, where residents can walk to view the parade's classic cars and listen to music.

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LOS GATOS:

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MARTINEZ:

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MENLO PARK:

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MILL VALLEY:

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MILPITAS:

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MORAGA:

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MORGAN HILL:

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MOUNTAIN VIEW:

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NAPA:

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NEWARK:

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NOVATO:

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OAKLAND:

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ORINDA:

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PACIFICA:

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PALO ALTO:

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PETALUMA:

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PIEDMONT:

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PITTSBURG:

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PLEASANT HILL:

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PLEASANTON:

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REDWOOD CITY:

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RICHMOND:

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ROHNERT PARK:

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SAINT HELENA:

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SAN FRANCISCO:

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SAN JOSE:

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SAN LEANDRO:

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SAN MATEO:

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SAN PABLO:

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SAN RAFAEL:

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SAN RAMON:

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SANTA CLARA:

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SANTA CRUZ:

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SANTA ROSA:

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SARATOGA:

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SAUSALITO:

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SCOTTS VALLEY:

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SEBASTOPOL:

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SONOMA:

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SUISUN CITY:

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VACAVILLE:

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VALLEJO:

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WALNUT CREEK:

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WATSONVILLE:

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WINDSOR:

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WOODACRE:

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WOODSIDE:

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YOUNTVILLE:

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Due to the pandemic, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so double-check with organizers. Know of other events in the area? Post them on the Patch calendar or share details on our free Neighbor Post feature.

Check out this roundup of everything from barbecue essentials to patriotic table decor to be sure your July 4 is the best in the USA.

This article originally appeared on the San Francisco Patch