Hornblower Cruises - Fourth of July Cruises 

Looking for the way to beat the crowds, have a relaxing day, and celebrate the U.S.A.?  Come aboard Hornblower and celebrate the 4th of July with a scenic San Francisco Bay Cruise. Choose from a Beer Lunch Cruise with free-flowing beer or a Premier 4th of July Dinner Cruise with premium open bar, four-course dinner, and front row seats to the San Francisco Fireworks Show!

Departure Times: Lunch Cruise departs at 12 noon.  Dinner Cruise departs at 7:00 p.m.
Departure Location: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing
For more information and reservations: Call 1-888-467-6256
Website: http://www.hornblower.com/port/category/sf+JulyFourth    

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Join us this Fourth of July!  Wipeout Bar & Grill is the San Francisco Bay Area's wildly popular surfing restaurant.  With our wide-open patio and outdoor bar, roaring fire pit, celebrity-signed surfboards and word-famous beach signs, Wipeout Bar & Grill is the Bay Area's killer hangout spot!

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12 midnight
Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Lower Level
For more information: Call 415-986-5966

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Wipeout Bar & Grill

The place to be this Independence Day is Pier Market!  Celebrate with us on the waterfront for a fun day the whole family will enjoy.  Dance the day away with live entertainment and enjoy our amazing views of the spectacular fireworks show.  Two hours of free validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage after 6:00 p.m.

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 12 midnight
Location: Middle of PIER 39
For more information: Call 415-989-7437

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Pier Market

Celebrate this Independence Day with Fog Harbor on the waterfront, and take in our sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.  Enjoy PIER 39's ongoing live entertainment and our amazing views of the spectacular fireworks display over the bay.  We proudly serve 100% sustainable seafood.  Two hours of free validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage after 6:00 p.m.

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 12 midnight
Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Second Level
For more information: Call 415-421-2442

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Fog Harbor Fish House

Celebrate the Fourth of July with our new signature cocktail, the Cioppino Sgroppino, a delicious blend of prosecco, vodka, lemon sorbet, and fresh mint leaves.  More new additions include a Moscow Mule, a Negroni, and a local Beer Flight.  Come in to Cioppino's before the fireworks extravaganza to get the party started!

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (7 days a week)
Location: 400 Jefferson Street
For more information or reservations: Call 415-775-9311

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Enjoy a brief sail along San Francisco's stunning city lights before we stop to view the fireworks show from amidst the bay on our July 4th Fireworks Cruises.  While onboard, beverages and snacks can be purchased from our full bar.  All Red and White Fleet July 4th cruise vessels are expected to return after the fireworks show between 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. No outside food and beverages may be brought aboard the vessels. Tickets are $80.00 (5+ years old).

Departure Time: 8:15 p.m. (Boarding for Boat #4 takes place 20 minutes before departure.)
Departure Location: Pier 43 1/2 
For more information or reservations: Call 415-673-2900

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Red and White Fleet - Fourth of July Fireworks Cruises

Experience the 4th of July fireworks show with the best seat on the bay!  

The Lovely Martha will be hosting a special cruise to celebrate the holiday. Seats are filling up fast,so book today! Tickets are $65.00.

Departure Time: 8:00 p.m. boarding
Departure Location: 300 Jefferson Street (Berth #3, to the right of Castagnola's Restaurant)  
For more information or reservations: Call Capt. Frank Rescino, 415-509-5552 


The Lovely Martha - 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Celebrate Independence Day out on the bay with Blue & Gold Fleet!  Imagine being directly under the fireworks bursting into the sky, and seeing the bright lights and color cascading over the  city skyline.  You can have the best seat in the house aboard Blue & Gold Fleet's 4th of July Cruise!  Cash-only snack bar available on all cruises, except the family-friendly cruise.  No outside alcohol permitted.

Departure Times and Locations: 8:00 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 8:40 p.m. (departures from Pier 41).  The family-friendly, no-alcohol cruise departs at 8:15 p.m. from PIER 39. The Tiburon cruise departs at 8:30 p.m. from the Tiburon Ferry Terminal.  
For more information: Call 415-705-8200 or 
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For Online Ticket Purchases: 
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Blue & Gold Fleet - 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Enjoy the sunset on San Francisco Bay aboard the Bay Voyager as we take in the lights of the city before getting into position for front-row seats to view the fireworks show from the bay. This cruise is limited to 12 passengers. While onboard, enjoy snacks, drinks, and special treats -- all included in your ticket purchase.  Adult tickets -- $110.00; Children (ages 5-9) -- $80.00.  

Departure Time: 8:00 p.m. (Boarding begins at 7:30 p.m.)
Departure Location: PIER 39, Gate C
For more information or reservations: Call Capt. Charles Jennings, 510-612-1251

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Bay Voyager - 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

See San Francisco's spectacular annual display of fireworks from the best place to watch -- on the water, right below the action aboard the Adventure Cat!  We will be in the water until the end of the fireworks show, which is normally about two hours from departure.  The cost is $75.00 per person (no discount for children).  Included in your ticket are two complimentary beverages and light hors d'oeurves.  Reserve your seat now!

Departure Time: 8:45 p.m.  (Please arrive 30 minutes early.)
Departure Location: PIER 39, Gate J
For more information and reservations: Call 415-777-1630


Adventure Cat Sailing Charters - July 4th Fireworks Cruise

Fireworks Viewing on the Bay

PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family, featuring musical entertainment and activities in the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza.  The fun starts at 12 noon with a performance from WJM, the world's youngest social cause band, followed by popular '80s cover band, Tainted Love, at 5:00 p.m.  The PIER 39 4th of July Celebration is presented by Discovery's Shark Week.  At approximately 9:30 p.m., The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay.*

You can also celebrate your "Findependence" with Shark Week! Television's most anticipated summer event, Shark Week is hitting PIER 39 with shark-filled fun for the whole family.  After you celebrate with us, you'll be ready for the Most Wonderful Week of the Year!  Shark Week starts Sunday, July 5th on Discovery.  

*Activities are weather-permitting and subject to change without notice.   

Time: 12:00 noon to 9:30 p.m. 
Location: PIER 39

For more information: Call 415-981-PIER or email info@pier39.com

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4th of July Celebration at The PIER

Enjoy FREE music at 6:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. The highlight of the day will be the City of San Francisco Fireworks display viewed from Aquatic Park and PIER 39 at approximately 9:30 p.m. The fireworks show is produced by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza.

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Aquatic Park  

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Fourth of July Celebration at Fisherman's Wharf

Celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th, along the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf!


Enjoy special events and live concerts, and of course, the spectacular City of San Francisco's Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m.


San Francisco's spectacular bay provides a stunning backdrop for July 4th fireworks, while the historic Buena Vista Cafe provides the perfect front-row seat.  Gather friends and family for a hearty meal and lively libations, and take in the show from the warmth and comfort indoors, where we'll be toasting Independence Day with our world-famous Irish Coffee.  

On July 28th, the always-popular Irish Coffee (first introduced in the U.S. by the Buena Vista, with our own recipe) will be celebrated citywide on San Francisco Irish Coffee Day.  San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dedicated this day to honor the famous fog-foiling favorite, which has provided warmth and cheer to a vast number of appreciative San Francisco locals and visitors.  

Visit our gift shop (located adjacent to the cafe) to select the perfect gift or souvenir to commemorate these red-letter days!   

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Location: 2765 Hyde Street (corner of Beach)
For more information: Call 415-474-5044

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SS Jeremiah O'Brien - 4th of July Fireworks Dockside Viewing 


The Buena Vista Cafe  

Fourth of July Dining & Drinks

Welcome to Historic

San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Celebrate Independence Day aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien and enjoy the Bay Area's finest fireworks showcase from Pier 45 dockside.  Tickets include complimentary hot dogs, chips, hot cocoa and coffee for the evening.  Click here to purchase your tickets now!

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Pier 45
For more information: Call 415-544-0100