It’s time to start making your Independence Day plans, so check out some of these terrific ideas for celebrating locally. From parade excitement and community festivals to the bright, bursting, traditional fireworks that finish the day, there is plenty to see, do and participate in – all around Northern California.

  • The 20th annual Fremont 4th of July parade is happening on Wednesday, July 4th at 10AM. If you’ve never seen the Wells Fargo Stagecoach in person, this is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the famed carriage.
  • Grab some delicious eats at the Chili Cook off and Summer Festival taking place on July 4th from 12PM to 5PM at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto. Get your tickets today!
  • Watch fireworks in downtown San Jose! Presented by the Rotary Club, this free, family-friendly event starts at 9:30PM on July 4th.
  • Head over to Novato for a Fourth of July Parade! The parade starts at 10AM on July 4th.

Happy Birthday, America!