Cities all over the Bay Area will celebrate the Independence Day holiday this weekend with safe and spectacular displays of fireworks.
Although most cities and counties in the area are prohibiting fireworks displays by residents, party-goers looking for a show this weekend will be able to find one at large venues that have permits to display fireworks.Today, the city of Richmond will kick-off the holiday with its sixth annual Independence Eve Celebration. The event includes a performance by the Oakland East Bay Symphony as well as a fireworks display over the bay. The event takes place at the Craneway Pavilion, at 1414 Harbour Way S. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks display will begin approximately at 9:15 p.m.
On Saturday, a celebration will take place at the Berkeley Marina, starting at noon. Food, games, carnival rides and more will be featured, leading up to the fireworks display at 9:35 p.m. over the water from the end of the pier.
The city and county of San Francisco will hold their annual waterfront Fourth of July celebration at Pier 39 in San Francisco. Live music performances will begin as early as noon and the fireworks display will start at approximately 9 p.m.