Fourth of July Events

Lawn flag amongst flowers

Happy Independence Day! This is one of my favorite holidays. There won’t be fireworks again this year, which is disappointing for many of us (though some pets and their owners may be relieved). Still there are plenty of events occurring for those of us who stay in the area for the holiday. Here are some that I picked up online.

San Mateo County California 4th of July 

San Mateo County

Burgess Park, Menlo Park
Burgess Park
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 
(650) 330-2200
4th of July Parade and Celebration – The annual parade starts at 11:45am on Santa Cruz Avenue and heads to Burgess Park. Enjoy music, carnival games, food and more! July 4th 11:45am – 2:30 p.m.

Frontierland Park, Pacifica
FrontierLand Park
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-7381 
4th of July Celebration at Frontierland Park – Crafts, games, music and more! Rocket Run 5-Mile Run precedes event at Pacifica Community Center. July 4th, 10am – 4 p.m.

Leo Ryan Park 
Foster City Fourth of July Celebration – Fireworks at 9:30pm, parade, games, musical entertainment, food, dog show, and more. July 4, 9am – 10 p.m.
Leo J. Ryan Park, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404. (650) 286-3380

9am-10:30amFoster City Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast 
(To go and picnic setup)
Leo Ryan Meadow
10amFourth of July Online Trivia- Live with Recreation StaffLink available July 4 
11am-11:30amBest Trick and Fastest Eater- Dog Show ContestLeo Ryan Meadow
12pm-3pmDog Contest Voting OpensLink available July 4
12:30pm-4:30pmFoster City Lions Club BBQ
(To go and picnic setup)
Leo Ryan Meadow
1pmPub Style Trivia in Leo Ryan ParkLeo Ryan Park

Mitchell Park, Palo Alto 
Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off – Taste an array of red-hot chili delicacies prepared by teams of chefs battling for the chili championship. Live music, dancing, children’s activities, food vendors, and more! Free admission. July 4, 12pm – 5pm (Chili tasting starts at 1:30pm). Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA. (650) 463-4921

Redwood City 
Seventy Five Years of Pageantry – Parade, food, arts, crafts, entertainment, bands and kids area. Parade starts at 10am, Festival starts at 9am. July 4th. 9am – 5 p.m.
Main St & Marshall St., Redwood City, CA 94063. (650) 365-1825

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This post was written by Rumana Jabeen

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