San Francisco Bay Area | Things To Do | June 30, 2012

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San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma & Napa, Peninsula & South Bay, East Bay

June 29 – July 1 & July 4th!


Circus Bella “HIGHER!”

Fri, June 19 – Sat, June 30. 12:00pm to 1:00pm / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 415.543.1718

@ Yerba Buena Gardens – Fourth St and Mission St. SF, CA 94156

Back by popular demand! Circus Bella is top-notch circus acrobatics, aerial artistry and daring feats

of balance and strength, set to original live music of Rob Reich and the Circus Bella All-Star Band.

Joining the all-new program are performers from the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (Seattle)

and beloved local clown duo, Coventry and Kaluza. For more info go to

AcroSports presents City Circus in Urban Myth

Fri, June 19 – Sun, July 1. 8:00pm / For All Ages / Price: $14-$20 / Phone: 415.665.2276

@ The Theater at the Children’s Creativity Museum – 221 Fourth St. SF, CA 94103 / Phone: 415.820.3320

Aerial dance, Circus Arts and B-Boy Power! The raw power of hip-hop and the elegance of the circus

are rolled into URBAN MYTH, one action-packed show by City Circus. URBAN MYTH is an original

production by Jasper Patterson devised in collaboration with a cast of Master Cirque Artists, B-Boy’s

and youth performers. For more info go to

The 13th Oreilly’s Annual San Francisco Oysterfest

Saturday, June 30. 11:00am to 6:00pm / For All Ages / Price: $35-$40

@ Golden Gate Park – Bowling Green Dr. SF, CA 94117

This event is the largest Oyster festival on the West Coast drawing over 250,000 people to date.

Over half a million succulent oysters have willingly sacrificed themselves over the years. Starting the

festival this year will be the winner of SF Station’s local music showcase, The Lineup, produced in

partnership with Oysterfest. The unique combination of oysters and stout is supported by a great cast

of contemporary live music. For more info go to

Third Annual Ghiradelli Square KidsBash Family Festival

Saturday, June 30. 11:00am / For All Ages / Price: $10-$20 / Phone: 415.775.5500

@ Ghirardelli Square – 900 N. Point St. SF, CA 94109

Ghirardelli Square is excited to once again host KidsBash, the ultimate celebration for kids to kick

off summer. Bigger than ever, KidsBash, presented by Plum Organics, will transform into the Bay Area’s

largest playground. Along with Peekeadoodle KidsClub, KidsBash provides the children of the Bay

Area with a festival of their very own. Event highlights include: jumpy house, rock wall, firemen with

their fire engine, Hello Kitty, train rides, face painting, live musical performances and more!

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San Francisco’s Outdoor Art Marketplaces

Saturday, June 30. 11:00am / For All Ages / Price: $10-$20 / Phone: 415.775.5500

@ Ghirardelli Square – 900 N. Point St. SF, CA 94109

The San Francisco Arts Commission’s Street Artists Licensing Program will mark 40 years of providing

locals and tourists with colorful outdoor marketplaces and a significant contribution to the economic

life of the City. Live music, remarks by city officials, and the opportunity for the public to enjoy the handcrafted objects created by the street artists at one of their premiere sites.

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Fourth Of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4. 2:00pm to 11:00pm / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 415.705.5500

@ Pier 39 – Beach St & The Embarcadero

Witness the skies sparkle red, white and blue as PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for

the whole family! Spend the day rocking out to live bands in PIER 39’s Entrance Plaza, and at

approximately 9:30pm look to the sky as The City of San Francisco presents a spectacular fireworks

display over San Francisco Bay. So grab your stars and stripes and take advantage of PIER 39’s

amazing 360-degree Bay views this 4th of July.

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Marin County Fair

Saturday, June 30. 11:00am / For All Ages / Phone: 415.499.6400

@ Marin Civic Center – 10 Ave of the flags San Rafael, CA 94903

This year, the Marin County Fair, June 30 through July 4, will celebrate the rich and varied traditions that have become the foundations for fairs all across the United States. For 2012, fairgoers will enjoy a spectacular theme focusing on Marin’s agricultural legacy and innovation that will showcase local products, combined with a Marin County twist of being progressive, green, and committed to a sustainable future. For more info go to

Fantastic Fireworks

Sat, June 30 – Wed, July 4th 9:30pm / For All Ages / Phone: 415.499.6800

@ Marin Civic Center – 10 Ave of the flags San Rafael, CA 94903

Watch in awe as the sky above the Fair illuminates with a watershed of exciting new effects. Using

the skies as its canvas, this truly immersive entertainment experience will be one not to miss as it fills the Marin skies. The fireworks take place every night of the Fair, shot from three barges over the lagoon in a

low-level, safely choreographed extravaganza of music, rockets, Roman candles, comets, meteoric showers and spectacular bursting cascades – all beautifully reflected in the water below.

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Aqus Foundry Festival

Saturday, June 30. 11:00am to 7:00pm / For All Ages / Price: FREE-$15

@ Docks at Foundry Wharf – 2nd St and H St. Petaluma, CA 94952

A full day of LIVE MUSIC, Food, Wine, Beer, Friends & Family Fun and proceeds benefit COTS

( Grab a bite, lounge on the grass along the river and listen to the best of

local bands at the Foundry Wharf, located just behind Aqus Cafe.

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Sausalito July 4th Parade

Wednesday, July 4. 10:00am / FREE for All Ages

@ 2nd and Main Street Sausalito, CA 94965

The Fourth of July is fast approaching and once again Sausalito will start the festivities with our very

own spectacular, one of a kind, Independence Day Parade. The parade will begin at 10:00a.m. at

the corner of Second and Main. It moves along Bridgeway to Caledonia Street and ends at Dunphy

Park. Following the parade is a town picnic in the park with food, entertainment, raffles, the annual

tug-o-war and the famous Egg Toss!!!

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Silicon Valley Music Festival FINALE

Friday, June 29. 6:30pm to 9:00pm / Price: $20-$30 / For All Ages / Phone: 408.230.5199

@ Le Petit Trianon Theater – 72 N. Fifth St. San Jose, CA 95112 / Phone: 408.995.5400

Louis Spohr, Grand Nonetto

Yuko Uebayashi, Au-Dela du Temps (Transcending Time)

Robert Schumann, Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47

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4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony: Gold Meal Music

Wednesday, July 4. 8:00pm / For All Ages / Price: $24-$35 / Phone: 415.864.6000

@ Shoreline Amphitheater – One Amphitheatre Pkwy. Mountain View, CA 94043

The San Francisco Symphony performs its annual Fourth of July concert and celebration at 8 p.m. on

July 4 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. The evening finishes with a spectacular fireworks

show. For more info go to

74th Annual Independence Day Parade

Wednesday, July 4. 10:00am to 12:30pm / For All Ages

@ Downtown Redwood City. Broadway St and Main St. Redwood City, CA 94063

Our annual Fourth of July Parade in downtown Redwood City attracts thousands of spectators. Most

of the budget for the Parade is used for cash awards to participants, of which many winners are fromRedwood City. For more info go to

31st Annual Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off

Wednesday, July 4. 12:00pm to 5:00pm / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 650.463.4921

@ Mitchell Park – 600 E. Meadow Dr. Palo Alto, CA 94306

The tradition continues as we celebrate Independence Day at the Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili

Cook-off. Attracting thousands of sun and chili lovers, the festival embraces everything wonderful about summer. Taste an array of red-hot chili delicacies prepared by chefs battling for the chili championship.

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July 4th Family Fun Festival

Wednesday, July 4. 11:00am to 4:00pm / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 510.645.9292

@ Jack London Square – 70 Washington St. Oakland, CA 94607

Come to Jack London Square for some good “old fashion” family fun! Many activities for kids that include

a giant slide, bounce houses, hands on arts & crafts, magicians, hula hoops, a petting zoo and jugglers. Also enjoy live music from The Blues Burners,and Moxie. There will be plenty of festival food as well as shopping among local artisans. For more info go to

Fourth of July at the Berkeley Marina

Wednesday, July 4th 12:0pm / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 510.548.5335

@ Berkeley Marina – 160 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710

At the Berkeley Marina, try the giant slide or splash at the beach! Lots of international food booths.

Live entertainment from noon until 9PM on the Red, White & Blues stage, Red, White & Bluegrass Stage

or the Red, White & Buddy Club kid’s stage. Art & craft booths, massages, sailboat & dragon boat rides, free valet bicycle parking, and grand fireworks off the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:30pm.

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July 4th Concert in the Park

Wednesday, July 4. 6:00pm to 7:00pm / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 415.625.1126

@ Walnut Creek Civic Park – 1375 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA 94596

The Walnut Creek Concert Band, Harvey Benstein, Conductor, Annual July 4th ParKoncert at 6PM at

Civic Park in Walnut Creek. Bring a picnic and the family to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday and the

25th Anniversary of the Walnut Creek Concert Band with Patriotic Music, Gershwin, Stephen Foster, Marches and a few surprises. Plus IT’S FREE!!! For more info go to