Afterward, crowds gather at the city's Dunphy Park for live music, dancing, food, and old-fashioned games like tug-of-war and an egg toss. The following companies offer Fourth of July cruises. Yachts are berthed at Mariner Square, 2394 Mariner Square Dr. Hornblower Cruises & Events offers three Fourth of July dinner cruises from San Francisco’s Pier 3. Allow ample time to make boat departures for fireworks cruises. Fireworks lit up the night sky over San Francisco for New Year's Eve. Of those reports, 335 were actionable, meaning there were photos or video evidence. As of June 19, these events have not yet been rescheduled or officially canceled for 2020. “We were able to use data and were more effective with our reach in our community context.”. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Be sure to check out the new ride, RailBlazer, the first coaster of its kind on the West Coast, featuring a single rail track throughout. All of that is needed or else the city’s Planning, Building and Code Enforcement cannot issue any citation and hold the party accountable, City Attorney Nora Frimann said. Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, spilling out along 12 blocks with multiple stages and areas dedicated to fine arts and crafts, gourmet food and beverages. Visitors are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit to all events. Normally, you can head on down to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in the South Bay to take in the sounds of the San Francisco Symphony at their annual outdoor concert on Independence Day. “A couple of years ago there were several, I think 40-some odd citations that had to be dismissed because of not having anything to back them up and people were saying ‘I don’t have fireworks’ and we had nothing other than a record through the website saying you did,” Frimann said. This year, San Jose police arrested three people and gave out one citation. Of those 335 actionable reports, only four citations were issued by the city’s Planning, Building and Code Enforcement division. “Behavioral changes require effective and timely messaging,” Estrada said. By Bea Karnes , Patch Staff Jul 3, 2019 12:56 p m PT | Updated Jul 3, 2019 1:06 p m PT San Jose resident Tina Morro suggested the city use drones and allocate more overtime to police so that those using illegal fireworks would be caught. They’ll be running specials on Anchor Steam and Liberty Ale, celebrating these two historic American beers. “Enforcement should be where it is at,” Khamis said. San Francisco has celebrated July 4 in grand fashion for decades. Commodore Cruises & Events: Based in Alameda in the East Bay, the Cabernet Sauvignon Commodore will offer dinner, dancing and first class seats to watch San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks show. Councilmember Pam Foley said that she would much rather see a team of active community members spearhead messaging for San Jose instead of hiring an “expensive consultant,” but ultimately the best strategy is to issue more citations to violators. Most of them run out of SF, but the location you take it from does not make a difference on how close you get to the display. Special exhibits and concerts last for the whole day until the impressive pyrotechnic show starts at around 9:30 pm. Fireworks are banned in all of San Francisco, but you don't have to drive far to get your fireworks fix. Enjoy 19 Anchor beers on tap, including classic brews and limited releases. He also noted that a citation was the most effective deterrent. When will we know the winner of the presidential election? All Rights Reserved. The train will then stop in Yountville to allow guests to enjoy the annual fireworks celebration. Uncover More Experiences in Nearby Concord, 3 San Francisco Neighborhoods You Must Visit This Summer. Fireworks off Pier 39 Sausalito typically hosts a three-part Fourth of July celebration with a parade from 10 a.m to noon that includes floats, bands, clowns, classic cars, and balloons. When the weather is good on the Fourth of July, San Francisco typically celebrates with fireworks, parades, specialty cruises, live music, and old-fashioned family fun. Listings include San Francisco Bay Area Fourth of July events and fireworks celebrations. The biggest highlight of the day is the spectacular fireworks display over the bay. He noted the targeting messaging led to a 300 percent increase in web pageviews, bus and billboard ads garnered over 5 million impressions and click-through rates for online ads went up 500 percent. Councilmember Johnny Khamis said the increased use of illegal fireworks was likely because there were no organized firework shows on the Fourth of July as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns. Breathtaking fireworks last for about 30 minutes, and you can spot them from different corners around the city. Fourth of July fireworks display in San Francisco is performed in two synced sets starting after 9:00 pm. Watch the full 15-minute show. For information on public transit within San Francisco, call 311 or visit