San Francisco, California
Bring your dancing shoes: The Fourth of July Waterfront Celebration at Pier 39 will be buzzing with live soft-rock and ’80s
music. Visit the Pier for sea lion sightings and street performers as part of the family-friendly activities.
Celebrate all day: Browse the shops and eateries, and hear free live music at the Pier 39 Entrance Plaza from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Showtime: Around 9:30 p.m., more than 10,000 fireworks are launched over the Bay from two locations and synchronized to a custom sound track.
Best view: Locals say to bring a lawn chair or stand anywhere along Pier 39 to Aquatic Park. Or, make a reservation at one of the Pier’s restaurants.
After the show: Some merchants and restaurants will have extended hours for the holiday; pier39.com