East Contra Costa 4th of July Events

2013 Firworks from the Freedom Basin in Oakley, CA

Here is a look at the locations in East Contra Costa and surrounding areas where you may go watch fireworks as well as celebrate the 4th of July.



City of Antioch

Join the Celebrate Antioch Foundation on Saturday, July 4 for a day of celebrating this nations birthday with a downtown parade that begins at 3:00 pm followed by fun at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds.

At the fairgrounds, attendees will experience family friendly entertainment including live entertainment, Kidz Zone with rides, car show, craft and food vendors and fireworks

Parade Information:
Parade starts at 3 pm Downtown, 2nd and D streets, continues along 2nd street to H street, around City Hall and back down 3rd street back to 3rd and D.

For more information, visit www.celebrateantioch.org


Photo by City of Oakley
Photo by City of Oakley

City of Oakley

The City of Oakley will host the 16th Annual Cityhood Celebration on Saturday, July 4th at the Freedom High School Basin located at the corner of O’Hara Park Ave and Neroly Rd. This year’s event commemorates both the anniversary of Oakley’s incorporation as a City in 1999 and our nation’s independence.

The celebration begins at 6:00 p.m. with free admission for all and a $5 wristband available for unlimited childrenʹs/teen activities. Children ages 5 and under can request a free wristband. Wristbands are also for pre‐purchase at City Hall now.

The children’s area will include a rock climbing wall, giant obstacle course, slides, bounce houses, a “mechanical shark”, glitter tattoos and more. A selection of food will be available ranging from barbeques, snow cones, ice cream, pizza, cotton candy, kettle corn, corn dogs and funnel cakes.

There will also be music throughout the evening, craft vendors, and local non‐profits as well. This year’s event will also feature a flag ceremony performed by Boy Scout Troop 152.

The evening will culminate with a firework extravaganza starting at approximately 9:30p.m.


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The City of Pittsburg will be hosting 4th of July fireworks at the Pittsburg Marina at Dusk

Other Firework Locations (via CBS)

Alameda County Fair:
June 17 – July 5. This show promises to live up to its name with non-stop, razzle-dazzle fireworks set to music performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Located in Pleasanton, the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular begins 9:30 p.m. Get More Info

Cerrito Vista Park
2015 City of El Cerrito & worldOne 4th of July Festival – Celebrate Independence Day in El Cerrito and the annual admission-free family-friendly event. Live entertainment, art, and tasty food! Friday, July 3, 2015 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

Clayton’s Rockin’ on the 4th! – City parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015 10a.m. – 12p.m. Oak Street, Clayton, California 94517. (925) 565-0830.

Saturday, July 4. Red, White & Blue Fireworks & Block Party starting at 6:00pm in Downtown Livermore. Fireworks at 9:30pm Get More Info

Mt. Diablo High School
2nd Annual 4th of July Festival – A day full of events in Concord: 5k run, parade, picnic, kids carnival, food booths and live entertainment! Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015. 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. 2450 Grant St. Concord, CA 94520 (Only 3 Blocks from Todos Santos Plaza). For more information please call (925)695-7268.

Parade, Pancake Breakfast, flag raising ceremony, live music games and more! Saturday, July 4, 2015 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563.

Pleasant Hill
Celebrating America’s Story – Fireworks begin around 9 p.m. Firecracker 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m., fun at the park at 10:30 a.m. , entertainment, games and more. Saturday, July 4, 2015. Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, CA 94523.

San Pablo
Live entertainment, food, games, activities and fireworks show at dusk! Free admission. Saturday, July 4, 2015. El Portal Soccer Field. 2600 Moraga Road, San Pablo, CA. For more information please call (510)215-3084.

San Ramon Central Park
Live music, dancing, patriotic celebration, and salute to local veterans. Additional parking will be available at Iron Horse Middle School. Saturday, July 4, 2015 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583. For more information please call (925)973-3200