UPDATED MAP: 4th of July Fireworks in the Bay Area

Thanks for helping Patch build a Fourth of July fireworks map. There's time to add more. Do you have a favorite display? Please tell us in the comments section where it is, and we'll fill in the map!

As promised, we have a fuller map ready by Tuesday.

For more Fourth of July happenings, check our Events listings, and watch for stories in the days leading Independence Day. We've listed the July 4 fireworks displays below. 



San Jose Community 4th of July Celebration

Where: Kelly Park and San Jose State University Soccer Field (next to Spartan Stadium) (Free)

The fireworks display a the San Jose Giant Independence Day post-game event is always a sellout. But you don't need baseball tickets to see this one. A number of entities came together to make it a free event open to the pubic.

The community is invited to watch the fireworks free on the San Jose State University Soccer Field next to Spartan Stadium or at Kelley Park. All viewing areas will open at 5:00 p.m. Tailgating will be restricted from parking lots, and no alcohol allowed, due to the family nature of this event and state laws which regulate the viewing areas. People are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to watch the fireworks from the Soccer Field or Kelley Park. No viewing will be permitted on the streets and no coolers are allowed on University property.

"Without the support from Comcast, San Jose State University, United Site Services and the City of San Jose this event would not have been possible," said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants President and CEO.

Parking for the fireworks viewing will be available starting at 3:00 p.m.for $10 per car at the SJSU East Field and 7th Street Lot and Happy Hollow Park & Zoo/Kelley Park. History Park will allow parking for History San Jose members only. For more information on the event, visit the San Jose Giants website at sjgiants.com.

Fans coming to the game or just to enjoy fireworks should be aware of necessary road closures. Beginning at 8:00 AM, Alma Avenue will be closed between 10th Street and Senter Road. Fans can enter the San Jose Giants parking lots from the intersection of Alma Avenue and 10th street starting at 3:00 p.m. Spectators can also begin parking in the 7th street lot at 3:00 p.m.


Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony

, 1 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, 8 p.m. (Tickets required, or find a nearby parking lot!)

The San Francisco Symphony performs a two-hour Olympics-inspired program, then fireworks: John Williams, Olympic Fanfare and Theme (Bugler's Dream); Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Frank Wildhorn, This is the Moment from Jekyll and Hyde; John Williams, Nimbus 2000 from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; P.D.Q. Bach, New Horizons in Music Appreciation: Beethoven Sportscast; Randy Newman, The Natural; Rózsa, Parade of the Charioteers from Ben-Hur; Vangelis, Suite from the film Chariots of Fire; Richard Adler, Overture to Damn Yankees; John Williams, Summon the Heroes; Mercury, We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions; and a medley, Twist and Shout. 

Price: Tickets on sale through Livenation.com  


Red, White & Boom Fireworks and Evening Concert

, 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas

First there's the Red, White & Blue Pool Party at the Milpitas Sports Center from 1-4 p.m. Then there's the evening event at the center, 7-10 p.m. The Houserockers perform, and fireworks go off at about 9:15 p.m. Bring your picnics, your blankets, and get comfy. Space is limited to the first 10,000 people, ticket pre-sales are encouraged. No alcohol, barbequeing or tailgating. (408) 586-3210

Tickets: $3 for the pool party, $2 for fireworks; on sale at the  and 


The City of Gilroy's Annual Fireworks

, 750 West 10th Street, Gilroy

When it gets dark, the fireworks begin! Expect that to be sometime around 9:30 p.m. The city website said that there will be about 400 fireworks and the show will last about 20 minutes. Plan to arrive early for a good seat. Questions? Call 408-846-0460.

Price: Free 

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