Extraordinary 4th of July Activities Around the Bay

Prepare to jump head first into a relaxing three-day long Independence Day weekend. Evening fireworks are always a reliable entertainment option, but how about something a bit more adventurous? Countless outdoor activities are happening around the Bay. Tour some of San Francisco's most memorable landmarks by foot or bear witness to a massive tug of war between two towns. With so much happening in the Bay Area, there's more than one way to celebrate 4th of July!

The World's Shortest Parade in Aptos
Down in Aptos, the local Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the "World's Shortest Parade" from 10 AM to 12 PM. We'll keep it brief as this video sums it up quite nicely.

Shortly after, waltz on over to the beautiful Aptos Village Park for a Party in the Park featuring local vendors, food, music and activities till 4 PM. This will leave you ample time to rendezvous for other fun evening activities. More event details can be found at the Aptos Chamber of Commerce website.

Free San Francisco Walking Tours with SF City Guides

Meet a friend and move en masse with friendly strangers to learn more about the historical sites that give San Francisco so much character. SF City Guides is hosting a slew of free walking tours throughout the day. Learn about the Great 1906 Earthquake and its lasting impact, or immerse yourself in the rich history that's hidden within Golden Gate Park. For a full list of tours, visit SF City Guides here.

Tug of War between Bolinas and Stinson Beach

A titanic battle between two towns that's assured to have you laughing out loud (sorry, Charles Dickens). Every year, folks from Stinson Beach and Bolinas test their mettle to see who reigns supreme in an epic Tug of War. As a early morning event, this gives you plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds the area. Bring your camera and prepare for some amazing shots! Check out Point Reyes Weekend's calendar of events for more.

Novato 4th of July Parade with Historical Military Vehicles

With backing from the City of Novato, this year's Fourth of July theme centers on Novato's Generations, both past, and present. Get in early and reserve yourself a spot, cause this one's extremely popular... with good reason. Prepare for festive floats, classic cars and a slew of vintage military vehicles from the Joe Garbarino World War II Military Vehicle Museum.

 

Our team wish you a very happy and safe 4th of July. We hope you enjoy some of these Bay Area holiday festivities!

If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know. Have a great holiday weekend!