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.
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 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.
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.
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- 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
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