While this Clogger always enjoys the food and fireworks in Oakland’s Jack London Square, some might find other East Bay locations preferable for this year’s Most American Holiday.


This year, the city will start Marina celebrations at noon, which will include a city-sponsored fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Other goodies to look forward to are a complete ban on fireworks, which probably includes snakes (we all saw that South Park episode) due to fire hazard, absolutely no alcohol and a 10 p.m. ending.

But on the bright side, there will also be arts-and-crafts as well as free sailboat and dragonboat rides. Whee!


Here you will find such celebrations as the Patriotic Picnic and Stereopticon Ice Cream Social (how classy!), the Oakland Municipal Band will perform at Lakeside Park, and this Clogger’s favorite–the Jack London Square 4th of July Fireworks Festival.

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Grab your flag: July Fourth events slated all around Bay Area [Contra Costa Times]