Hey Bay Area families, the 4th of July is already here! Seeing that the 4th lands on a Thursday this year, parents have a perfect excuse to plan an extra long weekend filled with family fun 4th of July activities.

Are you still trying to figure out some last minute plans for the weekend? Here are our top picks for kid-friendly events your family will love.

4th of July at the Berkeley Marina

The Berkeley Marina hosts some of the best 4th of July activities from noon until 10pm. There are all kinds of free family fun in an alcohol-free environment with fantastic fireworks over the bay. Adventure Playground, where kids ride a zip-line or use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision is free and open until 8pm. Located right near a protected beach, it is great for a splash in the sun or building sand castles.

San Francisco Bay 4th of July Dinner & Fireworks Cruise

San Fran Bay Fireworks

Bring your family and friends aboard Commodore’s Grand Dame of the San Francisco Bay, to enjoy dinner, dancing, and first class seats to San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks show.  Our DJ will provide all your dining and dancing music aboard our Luxury Yacht while an elaborate fireworks display is launched over the Bay. There is plenty of free parking is provided at their home port in Alameda. Buy your tickets today on Pearachute!

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4th of July Festival at Cerrito Vista Park

4th of July Festival

Celebrate America’s Birthday in El Cerrito! The long running, award winning 4th of July Festival in El Cerrito has been a hometown tradition. Visit community exhibits and booths, play carnival games, enjoy diverse array of live music and entertainment, and eat carnival foods of all sorts. Your family will enjoy the festival rides, inflatables, games, and circus!

USS Hornet’s 4th of July Celebration 2019

USS Hornet's 4th of July Celebration


Celebrate the 4th of July aboard this historic aircraft carrier! Doors open at 2:00 pm and runs until 10:00 pm.
Families can enjoy live music and entertainment. There will be multiple bands in multiple locations throughout the day. View more details on all the activities and music line up for the entire day!

Princess Day at Raging Waves

Princess Day at Raging Waves

Your favorite princess friends are coming back for more magical fun this summer! Come for a meet and greet on July 6th. If you would like to purchase tickets for admission to Raging Waves, you can book them on Pearachute!

Independence Day Weekend MLS Soccer Game

MLS Soccer Game

Bring the entire family to watch an exhibition game between the San Francisco Glens and the LA Galaxy on Saturday, July 6th. This is a great way to continue the celebration all weekend long.

4th of July Celebration at Frontier Park

4th of July Park Celebration

Join the Pacifica’s Parks Department for their 45th Annual 4th of July Celebration. It provides a day full of crafts, games, music and more at Frontierland Park. There will have a 2019 Rocket Run, food, entertainment and more for the whole family. Join the all day festivities on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Find more San Francisco family activities on Pearachute all summer long!