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Fourth of July 2024 Events in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara

There are plenty of Fourth of July events around the Bay Area to keep you busy, but here’s a look at some of them closer to home, but sometimes travel can be frustrating. Both Sunnyvale and Santa Clara are trying to make it easy for you to stay in the community, while still celebrating the fourth with your neighbors.

Sunnyvale July 4 Drone Show

The City of Sunnyvale is going without fireworks this year and replacing them with a drone show. People are invited to gather at Baylands Park at 999 East Caribbean Drive in Sunnyvale to listen to music, have a picnic dinner and then watch the drone show.

Free parking opens at 6:30 and the DJ starts spinning at 7 p.m. The drone show starts at 9:15 or when it starts to get dark. The show is expected to last about 10 minutes.

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Sunnyvale reminds people to bring a flashlight or headlamp so they can safely walk back to their cars after the show. Baylands Park will close immediately following the show.

Santa Clara 4th of July Celebration

The City of Santa Clara will do things a little differently this year. Instead of hosting the annual celebration at Central Park, the City will host a Community Celebration at Mission College.

There will be all the trimmings of the previous events at Central Park, as well as plenty of free parking close to the event.

The City says attendees will be able to witness the fireworks at nearby Great America from the Mission College plaza. The show is expected to start at 9:40 p.m.

For more information about the City’s Fourth of July plans, visit the City’s website. There you’ll find information about the live entertainment, food options and more.

Other South Bay Fireworks Shows

If you want to ride some rollercoasters before taking in the fireworks, then California’s Great America is the place to be. There will be a fireworks show at the Santa Clara theme park at 9:40 p.m. You will need to pay admission to watch the show from inside the park.

Other fireworks events on Fourth of July 2024 include:

  • Following the Matt Stell concert on July 4 at Excite Ballpark. 888 E. Alma Ave., San Jose, CA 95112
  • Lake Cunningham Regional Park at 2305 S White Rd, San Jose, CA 95148. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.
  • San Jose Fireworks Festival at Almaden Lake Regional Park at 6099 Winfield Blvd., San Jose, CA 95120
  • 2024 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony at Shoreline Amphitheatre at One Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043.
  • Morgan Hill Freedom Fest Fireworks in Downtown Morgan Hill. Includes freedom run, car cruise, parade and live music. Fireworks around 9:30 p.m.
  • Gilroy Fourth of July Fireworks at Gilroy High School at 750 W. 10th St., Gilroy, CA 95020. Also visible from nearby Christmas Hill Park.

Local fire chiefs want to remind people that there are plenty of options to celebrate the Fourth of July safely and responsibly. They say to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

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