Explosive Celebrations

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 9:02 AM by   

Golden Gate Bride
Bay Area Celebration and Fireworks 2011

When a holiday weekend rolls around, most of us in the wedding industry have an extended weekend of work. However it’s always more exciting for me to DJ  a weekend like the 4th of July… because we get fireworks!  If I’ve done my homework, I also know when they are going to start (generally between 9:30pm and 10:30pm) and can even put it on our timeline and announce as the Master of Ceremonies.

However, with the recent economic crisis, many cities (like here in Santa Clara’s Central Park and Downtown San Jose) have opted cut out their fireworks spectacular.  That doesn’t mean that you can’t still take a short drive and enjoy a show.  Here is a list that I’ve compiled that will get you some fancy fireworks all around the Greater San Francisco Bay.

If you attend any of these shows, please feel free to send me your pictures at inspiration@spencerweddings.com — maybe I’ll use them in a followup post!

Berkeley – Marina

4th of July at Berkeley Marina
Monday, July 4th from 12pm-10pm

Santa Clara – Great America

4701 Great America Parkway
Saturday & Sunday, July 2nd & 3rd at 9:30pm
(NOTE: No fireworks on the 4th!)

San Jose – Municipal Stadium

San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganza
Monday and Tuesday, July 4th and 5th
(after the ballgame)

San Francisco Pier 39

Fourth of July Waterfront Celebration
Monday, July 4th from 12pm – 9:30pm

Oakland – USS Hornet Museum

Fourth of July Party
Monday, July 4th from 1pm – 9pm

Scotts Valley – Skypark

Scotts Valley Fourth of July Festival
Monday, July 4th from 3pm – 10pm

Mountain View – Shoreline Amphitheater

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular with the SF Symphony
Monday, July 4th at 8pm

City of Monterey

Fourth of July Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que & Entertainment Extravaganza
Monday, July 4th from 11am – 5pm
(NOTE: Due to budget constraints there will be no fireworks display this year.)

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