FireworksSilicon Valley & Santa Clara County Events With Fireworks:

9:30pm Firework show at Gilroy High School

Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill Freedom Fest and Fireworks on the Green

Friday July 3rd begins the event with a 6-7pm patriotic sing-along at the Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheatre and a 7-10pm Family Street Dance in downtown between 3rd and Monterey.  There is a Walk/Run the morning of, beginning at P.A. Walsh School, then entertainment begins at 9am. A Car Cruise is held at 9:30am before the parade at 10am, and a Car Show follows the parade.
Pre-firework entertainment begins at 5pm, and the show starts after dark.

San Jose

Rotary Fireworks returns to San Jose

Events and viewing will be held at the Discovery Park in Downtown San Jose. The show begins roughly around 9:30pm. The use of public transit is highly recommended.  There are a limited number of premier viewing events taking place around this event. Please check the website for more information on these.

San Jose Giants Fireworks Show
On the 4th and 5th (tickets still available for the 5th) with a game followed by fireworks.

Santa Clara

The City of Santa Clara 4th of July All-City Picnic & Firework Extravaganza

Food booths, public swimming, carnival games, live entertainment. The complete schedule is attached.

From Noon to 10pm at Central Park

California’s Great America Firework Show

July 3rd and 4th – Free park admission to past and current military service members

Military Vehicles on display at the entrance, performance by the Santa Clara Vanguard at 4pm, and Patriotic fireworks at 9:50pm

Extra ticket for all-you-can-eat BBQ from 11am-4pm


Milpitas 4th of July Celebration at the Milpitas Sports Center

“Waving the Red, White, and Blue” Pool Party 1pm-4pm $2, space limited

Food trucks, music, and games  “Red, White & Boom” Firework Show 7pm-9pm $3

Mountain View

4th of July Firework Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony at the Shoreline Amphitheatre

Celebrating with American film music and fireworks, 8pm – check online for ticket availability

Silicon Valley & Santa Clara County Events Without Fireworks:

San Jose

Naglee Park Neighbborhood

Bake-Off, Run/Walk, Parade, and Neighborhood Block Party   – Hosted by Campus Community Association (CCA) – Please donate


Rose, White & Blue Parade  Hosted by The Alameda Business Association
10AM “old fashion style” parade, live music and food, picnicking, arts and craft, antique and vintage cars
“The Rose, White and Blue Parade and Festival held annually on 4th of July in San Jose, California is a revival of the historic Rose Carnival of 1896, later known as The Fiesta de Las Rosas Parade in the 1920’s”


Cupertino Fourth of July Festivities
7-11am pancake breakfast (buy tickets at the door) hosted by the  De Anza Optimist Club @ Quinlan community center
9:30am flag raising – Memorial Park
10am childrens parade – Memorial Park
11:30am-noon live music and patriotic sing-along – Memorial Park
10am-4pm free swimming and food trucks after noon – Blackberry Farm
Cupertino will not be hosting a firework show this year due to drought conditions


Gilroy Gardens Independence Day Farmer’s Market  9am-1pm

Gilroy Gardens – Free entrance to the park for active members of the military all weekend and tickets are available for all-you-can-eat BBQ celebrations as well.  Expected views of Gilroy High School’s firework show


The Mountain Winery Fourth of July Buffet featuring The Cocktail Monkeys

5:30pm buffet, event, and band begin. Purchase tickets in advance. View of the valley (expected to have firework views)

Saratoga Celebrating American Independence At Kevin Moran Park
“9:30-11:00 am   (The McCartysville Volunteer Band  will begin playing promptly at 9:30 am)”
Music, patriotic sing-along, free popsicles, color guard presentation, childrens and family parade, and historic characters and dress.






  • Mary Pope-Handy

    Silicon Valley Realtor, selling homes in Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and nearby since 1993. Prolific blogger with a network of sites.

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