Check out 4th of July  Celebration Near San Carlos

Get ready for an epic Fourth of July around San Carlos, CA, in 2024! The area is lighting up with awesome fireworks displays that’ll blow your mind. It’s the perfect time to gather with friends and family, celebrate Independence Day, and make unforgettable memories under a sky full of fireworks!

Menlo Park 4th Of July

Fireworks in the Bay Area

Some of the events listed below also include festivals, vendors, and musical performances before the fireworks show.


Redwood City

July 4th Parade, Fest & Fireworks 2024

The Festival offers a valuable opportunity for community service organizations to raise funds by selling food and merchandise or distributing information about their causes. Attendees can also enjoy arts and crafts booths and entertainment, attracting thousands right after the parade.

Since 1939, the Peninsula Celebration Association has been proudly operated by our dedicated volunteers. Our goal is to transform our city into a genuine community of caring individuals, making it more than just a place to live.

Arts & Crafts Booths

Presented by California Artists, there is a wide variety of items, all hand-crafted by talented artists that are available for purchase. Items include paintings, fine jewelry, pottery, clothing, flower arrangements, woodcrafts, sculpture, toys & more.

Food and Beverages

This area is located on Middlefield. Support your favorite local non-profit organization. Many of the non-profit organizations in the area use this event as a major fund-raising opportunity. Much of their revenue for the year will come from this event.

2024 Food Vendors at Festival

Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #9 on Marshall

On Middlefield:

Jaden’s Kettle Corn
Fire & Slice Pizza
Kona Ice
Hawaiian BBQ
King Cobb Corn
Boy Scouts 149
Outta this World BBQ
Cotton Candy
Carmen’s Taqueria
Beer and Wine booth on Broadway in front of Fox Theatre hosted by PCA
On Jefferson:
Mike an Nikkis Honey
Primo Foods
Patricks Famous Pies


Chalk Festival

Join the artists on Courthouse Square and Chalk Alley at one of the newest additions to festival, Chalk Full of Fun on the Square. Artists of all levels will be creating their masterpieces on July 3 and 4.


Kids Area

One of the truly exciting parts of the Independence Day Festival is the Kids Area. The Kids Area is a safe and sane haven for parents and children of all ages.


Information Booths

Located along Broadway, find out information about local organizations.



Here is the list of commercial and non-profits that will be in the festival area.

1. Villages of San Mateo
2. Asian Art Foundation
3. Friends of Falun Gong
4. San Mateo Voters Service
5. Twinkle the face painter
6. California Water Dept.
7. Canada College
8. LeafFilter
9. Pacific Skyline Council (Boy Scouts)
10. Lead
11. Phil Ackerly the magician
12. Miss California and parade grand marshal
13. State Farm
14. NFL and black history museum
15. Farm Fresh
16. Friends of Edgewood
17. San Mateo County Sheriff
18. Redwood City Police


San Mateo

4th Of July In The Park – Concert & Kids’ Fun 2024 

This FREE event will be from 11:00am-2:00pm in Central Park on Thursday July 4, 2024.

  • 11:00am – Crafts, family games, hair spray-painting, airbrush tattoos, and more!
  • 11:45am – National Anthem
  • 12:00pm – Concert Begins – Band: Club 90 (Party Mix)


Wear your best red, white, & blue and enjoy a lovely day in the park under the sun! Notice: Due to the heat advisory, we’ll have cooling stations and umbrellas will be allowed up during the performance!



Crafts will be given out on a first come first serve basis and while supplies last. Thank you to A-Z Creativity for providing a fun craft for the day!


Food & Drinks

Food vendors will include:

  • Curveball Slider Truck
  • Tacos el Wero
  • Kiss My Boba
  • Crepelicious
  • Mister Softee

Beer and wine sales will not be sold onsite during this event.

Menlo Park

Local Event: 4th Of July Celebration & Parade 2024

New parade route and festival location in 2024! Come dressed up in red, white and blue! Decorate your bike or wagon and participate in this fun-filled people parade at Burgess Park. Parade participants should meet at the corner of Laurel Street and Burgess Drive (at the tennis court parking lot) at 10:30 a.m. Parade will start at 11:00 a.m.

After the parade ends, stay for the festival at Burgess Park! Food, games, family-friendly activities, and live music will be awaiting parade participants and spectators as they complete the parade route around Burgess Park.

Celebrate July 4 with a splash! Special $4 per person family swim days at City-owned swim centers on July 4*, until pools hit maximum capacity.

  • Burgess Pool, 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park
  • Belle Haven Pool, 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park

*Swimming pools will close at 5:00 p.m. on July 4 in observance of the holiday.

Live music!

Our 4th of July live music artist, Lady and The Tramps is ready to rock! Since 2016, Lady and the Tramps have been known for their eclectic mix of Rock & Roll, R&B/Soul, Blues, and even a few standards. They bring unique, original arrangements to familiar songs, creating a fresh musical experience for their audience.

Schedule of activities

11:00 am : Parade starts at Burgess Park
11:20 am : Burgess Park celebration and carnival
11:25 am : Welcome remarks
11:30 am – 2:00 pm : Games, treats, and music
*All times are subject to change

Event sponsors

Thank you to West Bay Sanitary District and Menlo Swim and Sport for supporting this event!


Foster City

Foster City 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

9am – 11am : Pancake Breakfast Leo by Foster City Rotary Club @ Ryan Park, Meadow
11:30pm – 9pm : Lions Club Food Trucks @ Shell Blvd.

12pm – 12:45pm : Andy Z, Family Concert @ Amphitheater
4:15pm – 5:45pm : Smokin‘ Slice of Mojo @ Amphitheater
7:15pm – 9:15pm : Fog City Swampers @ Amphitheater

10:00am – 5:-00pm : Event Vendors @ Leo Ryan Park
11:30am – 9:00pm : Kids Play Zone ! Leo Ryan Park Meadow
9:30am – 10:45am : Family and Dog Parade Registration @ The VIBE Teen Center entrance next to skate park
11:05am : Family and Dog Parade @ The VIBE Teen Center, Shell Blvd. to the Amphitheater
11:21am : Opening Ceremony, Lions Club Welcome, National Anthem @ Amphitheater
1:30pm – 2:30pm : Family Games @ Leo Ryan Park, Meadow
9:25pm : National Anthem @ Amphitheater
9:30pm (approx.) : Fireworks Show Over the Lagoon

July 4 Foster City

Palo Alto

4th Of July Summer Festival & Chili Cook-Off 2024: Mitchell Park, Palo Alto.

The City of Palo Alto Recreation Division invites you to our 4th of July Summer Festival and Chili Cook-Off at Mitchell Park on Thursday, July 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Enjoy free chili tasting, live music by Steady Eddy & the Shakers, food trucks, and games and activities for kids such as inflatables and crafts. Bring your own chairs, picnic blankets, and reusable water bottles. Walking and/or Biking is strongly encouraged as parking is limited!

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning and heat advisory for Tuesday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 9. Temperatures are expected to range between 93 to 99 degrees. Find tips and resources to stay safe in hot weather.

Chili Cook Off Divisions
  • Open Division: The open division is for anyone that wants to share their amazing cooking to the community (families/friends encouraged!).
  • Corporate Division: The corporate division is for any business, non-profit, community or service organization, or other formal organization.

Chili Cook-Off Awards

  1. Best Spirit Award – $250 cash
  2. Best Decorated Booth – $500 cash
  3. Best Overall Chili 
    1. 1st Place – $1000 cash
    2. 2nd Place – $750 cash
    3. 3rd Place – $350 cash
  4. People’s Choice Award – $750 cash

When: Thursday, July 04, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Where: Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA, 94303.

Palo Alto 4th Of July


July 4th Mounted Patrol Junior Rodeo & BBQ 2024

Join us for the 72nd annual family-friendly event hosted by The Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County! Come out and support a new generation of cowgirls, cowboys, and everyone in between as they showcase their skills in a day filled with rodeo action and western-themed family activities.

521 Kings Mountain Rd, Woodside, CA 94062


  • 9am -12pm : Preliminary Round
  • 12:30pm : The Grand Entry
  • 1pm – 3:30pm : Competition Round
  • 4pm : Competition Results


  • Adults: $20
  • Children under 18: $15,
  • Children under 5: $0

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