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July 2, 2013 > Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!


Fremont's annual FOURTH OF JULY PARADE draws thousands of spectators and will include over 70 entries of floats, specialty units, marching musical units, and guest celebrities. Emmy-winning reporter Lyanne Melindez from KGO ABC News 7 serves as this year's Grand Marshal with former Fremont Chief of Police Craig Steckler as Honorary Grand Marshal. The parade will start at 10 a.m. sharp and follow a one-mile route starting at State Street and Capitol Avenue, turning right onto Paseo Padre Parkway, right onto Walnut Avenue, and right onto Liberty Street, ending on Beacon Avenue at the corner of State Street.

Fremont 4th of July Parade
Thursday, July 4
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Beginning at State Street and Capitol Ave., Fremont

OLD FASHIONED CELEBRATION at Ardenwood Historic Farm with games, contests, and races, patriotic music, magic show, train rides, and Patterson House tours.

Old Fashioned Independence Day
Thursday, July 4
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
(510) 544-2797
Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 kids (4 -17)


Celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY AT MEEK PARK. The free family-friendly event includes games and crafts, live music from the Banjo Racketeers, face painting, a park-wide History Hunt, sack races and tug-of-war. Tour Meek Mansion, which includes actors' portrayals of members of the Meek household. Bring your own family picnic or purchase hot dogs and other refreshments onsite.

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at Meek Park
Thursday, July 4
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meek Mansion/Park
17365 Boston Rd., Hayward
(510) 581-0223
Free; mansion tours $5 per person


The Milpitas Sports Center hosts their annual holiday bash with a POOL PARTY, CONCERT AND FIREWORKS SHOW. Gates for the concert and fireworks show open at 6 p.m. and attendees can rock out with band Retromaniax until fireworks light up the sky at 9:15 p.m. No alcohol, glass bottles/containers, tents, tables, umbrellas, strollers or animals are allowed. Food will be available for purchase at both events.

Tickets can be bought in advance at the Milpitas Community Center and Sports Center during regular business hours until July 3. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event at the pool party (cash only).

Waving the Red, White & Blue Pool Party
Thursday, July 4
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $2

Red, White & Boom! Concert and Fireworks Show
Thursday, July 4
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Milpitas Sports Center
1325 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
(408) 586-3210
Admission: $3 two years and up, free for one year and younger


Start off the holiday with a satisfied stomach at the annual 4th of July PANCAKE BREAKFAST, and support the Alameda County Firefighters-Local55 Charity Fund, which funds community projects and organizations.

4th of July Pancake Breakfast
Thursday, July 4
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Alameda County Fire Station #27
39039 Cherry St., Newark
(510) 618-3490
Cost: $5

"Safe and sane fireworks" can only be bought and used in Newark and Union City; use in all other cities of the Greater Tri-City area is illegal.

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