Fourth of July

 2014 Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day on Friday, 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.


Event Information

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

City of San Francisco Independence Day Live Entertainment and Fireworks Extravaganza

Enjoy FREE music beginning at 6:00 p.m. with Super Huey, a Huey Lewis and The News cover band.  Enjoy the jams of Notorious, an 80's cover band at 7:45 p.m.  The highlight of the day will be the City of San Francisco Fireworks display  that can be viewed from Aquatic Park, PIER 39, and along the waterfront at approximately 9:30 p.m.  The fireworks show is produced by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza.  

Location: Aquatic Park (at Jefferson and Hyde Streets) 

PIER 39 
12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m.

Fourth of July Celebration at The PIER 

Flash!  Sparkle!  Pop!  It's Fourth of July!  PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family, featuring musical entertainment and activities in our Entrance Plaza. Kicking off the afternoon will be Mobility, a subdivision of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.  From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tainted Love will take the stage.  At approximately 9:30 p.m., The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay.*  The best location to enjoy a festive Fourth of July is at PIER 39.  


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


Location: PIER 39

For more information: Call 415-981-PIER or email 


Blue and Gold Fleet

8:00 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. (departures from PIer 41) and 8:15 p.m. (family-friendly non-alcoholic cruise departing from PIER 39). The Tiburon cruise departs at 8:30 p.m.

4th of July Fireworks Cruise 

Celebrate this Independence Day out on the bay with Blue & Gold Fleet.  Watch overhead as the fireworks burst in the night sky, with bright lights and color cascading over PIER 39 and the city skyline.  Aside from our regular fireworks cruises with a full cash bar available onboard, we also offer a family-friendly, non-alcoholic cruise.  Special family package pricing available for all 4th of July Cruises.

Locations: Pier 41, PIER 39, and the ferry terminal in Tiburon

For more information: Call 415-705-8200 or email  


Hornblower Cruises

Lunch cruise departs at 12 noon.  Dinner cruise departs at 7:00 p.m.

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.  We are offering cruises from San Francisco and Berkeley. 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!  

Locations: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing

For more information and reservations: Call 415-788-7020


SS Jeremiah O'Brien
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

4th of July Fireworks Viewing

Celebrate Independence Day aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Enjoy the Bay Area's finest fireworks showcase from Pier 45 dockside.  Click here to purchase your tickets!

Location: Pier 45

For more information: Call 415-544-0100


Fourth of July Dining

 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

The Buena Vista Cafe

Enjoy a Star-Spangled Day at The Buena Vista Cafe -- your front-row seat for viewing San Francisco's spectacular July 4th fireworks.  Why huddle with the masses outdoors when you can view the show -- Irish Coffee in hand!  Before, during and after the show, join us in celebrating the day.  Enjoy bountiful all-day breakfasts, featuring our signature Dungeness Crab Benedict, Savory Corned Beef Hash, and NY Steak & Egg, or lunch and dinner offering an appetizing array of BV favorites.  And don't forget to visit the gift shop, adjacent to the restaurant.    

Location: 2765 Hyde Street (corner of Beach)

For more information: Call 415-474-5044

11:00 a.m. to 12 midnight

Fog Harbor Fish House

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. 2 hours of free validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage after 6:00 p.m.

Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Second Level

For more information: Call 415-421-2442


11:00 a.m. to 12 midnight

Pier Market

Pier Market is the place to be this Independence Day!  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.  2 hours of free validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage after 6:00 p.m.

Location: Middle of PIER 39

For more information: Call 415-989-7437



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