Thursday, June 28, 2012

2012 July 4th activities San Jose, Silicon Valley

What a great time for families to get out and be active!  There is so much to do July 4, 2012 here in San Jose and throughout Silicon Valley.

For the fourth year in a row, San Jose Fitness is proud to put together a list of family-friendly events to help you plan a day away from the computer and video games.  So pack a picnic and get out with the kids and if you have additional local items that should be featured, send them to FitnessSanJose (at) yahoo.com. 

Pre-4th events
California's Great America
Fireworks on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday July 1, but none on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Santa Clara, CA 95054. (408) 986-5866.
San Jose Earthquakes
Post game fireworks on Saturday, June 30 at the Salute to Armed Forces Night.

Events on the 4th
San Jose
  • San Jose Giants -Post game fireworks on Wednesday, July 4 and Thursday, July 5, 2012.
  • Naglee Park - The historic neighborhood celebrates with a walk/run, bake-off, parade and block party
  • Rose, White and Blue Parade - This Rose Garden-area event starts at 10 a.m. with the parade and includes a picnic/festival with live music, crafts booth, and classic car exhibit.
Other cities:
Aptos Parade/Pancake breakfast  & 4th of July Festival 
Central Park in Santa Clara - Pancake breakfast, picnic, flag ceremony, bands, face-painting and more. No fireworks this year.
Cupertino
For additional information, download the Cupertino Scene, July edition
  • 7 a.m. - noon - Quinlan Community Center and Memorial Park, there will be a pancake breakfast, flag raising, annual children's parade (strollers, bikes encouraged) and concert.
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - At Blackberry Farm there will be swimming, BBQ lunch and live music by "The Groove Kings" .
  • 6:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. - Come early and bring your picnic to Creekside Park, Hyde Middle School, or Sedgwick Elementary School. Carpooling is encouraged, as parking is very limited.
  • 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks
Gilroy
9: 30 p.m. - 4th of July Community fireworks Display

Milpitas Sports Center Football Field
Red, White and Boom! Pool party, concert and fireworks

Shoreline Amphitheatre  (Mountain View)
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony

Roaring Camp Railroad  (Felton)
Family 4th of July. Hula Hoop contests, games, live music and all-American barbecue. .

Skypark in Scotts Valley
Parade, festival, music, fireworks
Firecracker 10k walk/run (Santa Cruz)

Wilder Ranch State Park
1910-style Independence Day celebration including parade, games, crafts, live big-band music, living history demonstrations, historic speeches and flag-raising.
Boulder Creek 4th of July Parade
Kiddie Parade & FIREWORKS show – Hollister
4th of July Celebration – Los Gatos
Freedom Run, car show, parade,  FIREWORKS –Morgan Hill

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