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5 Best July 4th Events in San Francisco

By: Hotel Nikko San Francisco / 01 Jul 2022
5 Best July 4th Events in San Francisco
Celebrate the July 4th holiday in San Francisco. The City by the Bay is packed with Fourth of July events and festivities, from breathtaking fireworks at Fisherman's Wharf to concerts at Pier 39 to evening cruises on San Francisco Bay. Experience Independence Day in San Francisco with a few ideas from the Hotel Nikko concierge.

Fireworks over San Francisco Bay

See the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks over San Francisco Bay at Fisherman's Wharf. The synced pyrotechnics explode from the end of Municipal Pier and the barges in front of Pier 39. The fireworks show kicks off at 9:30 p.m. and lights up the San Francisco waterfront.
You can see the displays from Pier 39, Aquatic Park, the Embarcadero, and the south shores of Treasure Island. Enjoy live concerts and street performers at Fisherman's Wharf and check out the many waterfront restaurants and shops.

4th of July Celebration on Pier 39

Pier 39 hosts San Francisco's largest Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy live music, entertainment family activities, and special exhibits throughout the day. Celebrate the July 4th holiday at this iconic San Francisco attraction with souvenir shops, performers, restaurants, and picturesque bay views. Experience the fireworks show at 9:30 from barges in front the pier.

Free Live Music at Aquatic Park

Enjoy free live music on the Fourth of July at Aquatic Park, starting at 6 pm. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn overlooking the San Francisco Bay waterfront and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, followed by the fireworks display at 9:30 pm. San Francisco's Aquatic Park is a National Historic Landmark.

Catch a Concert at the Stern Grove Festival

Enjoy a free concert this July 4th weekend at the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco. This annual summer concert series, from June 12 to August 10, at Stern Grove offers a lineup of amazing artists, including the San Francisco Symphony in July. Grab a spot on the grass or reserve a table with catered food.

Fireworks Cruises from Fisherman's Wharf

The best place to watch the July 4th fireworks is on a ferry boat on San Francisco Bay. Fisherman's Wharf offers several evening cruises with amazing views of the fireworks, San Francisco waterfront and skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. The Red and Gold Fleet offers two cruises after sunset with a full bar of wine, beer, and cocktails to celebrate Independence Day.

Celebrate Independence Day at Hotel Nikko

Planning a Fourth of July weekend getaway? Hotel Nikko San Francisco offers luxury rooms and suites with Japanese-inspired decor and pillow-top beds in Union Square. Hotel Nikko is minutes away from Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and San Francisco's most exciting July 4th events.
Make your summer escape to the City by the Bay with our latest hotel specials, including our Park and Stay Package, which includes beautiful accommodations and valet parking.

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