4th of July, Santa Clara County Events

abc7news.com - KGO Bay Area News California’s Great America http://www.cagreatamerica.com/events/events.cfm Saturday Night Fireworks – note: NO FIREWORKS ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH, 2012 Fireworks on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Great America hosts fireworks show every Saturday during July and August 2012. Park open 10am – 10pm with Planet Snoopy, rides, rollercoasters, live shows and many dining options. 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054. (408) 986-5866.
Gilroy http://gilroywelcomecenter.org//events City of Gilroy’s Annual Fireworks! – Fireworks start at approximately 9:15pm. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 750 West 10th Street, Gilroy, CA 95020. (408) 846-0419.
Gilroy Gardens http://www.gilroygardens.org/visit/ Independence Day Weekend BBQ – All-You-Can-Eat BBQ includes: Tangy BBQ Chicken, All Beef Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Western Style Chili Beans, Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls, Fresh Cut Watermelon, Ice Cream Novelties and Cola-Cola Soft Drinks. June 30 – July 4, 2012. 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020.
Milpitas Sports Center http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/_pdfs/_event_July4Flyer.pdf hhttp://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/_pdfs/rec_activity_guide.pdf Red, White & Boom! – Water fun at the Milpitas Sports Center pools, an evening of music, and fireworks. Pool party 1pm – 4pm , concert gates open at 6pm and fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the celebration! Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. (408) 586-3210.
San Jose Municipal Stadium http://sanjose.giants.milb.com/ San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganzas – Get tickets for Wednesday, July 4, 2012 or Thursday July 5, 2012. Postgame Fireworks Extravaganzas on both nights. 588 East Alma Avenue, San Jose, CA. (408) 297-1435 ext. 15.
San Jose, The Alameda Avenue http://www.rosewhiteblueparade.com/ Rose, White, and Blue Parade – Parade through Rose Garden neighborhood. Live music, arts & crafts booth, Antique & Classic Car Show and Picnic on the Alameda. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Parade starts 10am at W. San Carlos and Shasta Ave. Festival located at The Alameda between Hanchett and Hester Ave. (408) 436-8581.
Shoreline Amphitheatre http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=58258 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony – Gold medal
music, sonic gymnastics, and fireworks accompanied by the Orchestra.

4th of July, Alameda County Events

Alamedahttp://www.myalamedaparade.com/ http://www.alamedarace.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AlamedaParade Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade – 2nd longest parade in the nation starts at Lincoln Ave. and Park St., Alameda, CA. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Race starts at 9:45am, parade starts at 10am and Jumpin’ & Jivin’ Jubilee begins at 12pm. (510) 633-9550.
Antioch http://www.antiochjuly4th.com/ Antioch July 4th, 2012 Celebration – Parade at 7pm and fireworks at 9:30pm at the historic waterfront Rivertown District. Live music, kids zone, car show and food. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Antioch, CA 94509.
Berkeley Marina http://www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com/4th-of-july/index.html 4th of July at Berkeley Marina – Fireworks starts at 9:30pm. Live entertainment all day, face painting, arts & crafts, Adventure Playground, dragon boat rowing, and food. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 12pm – 10pm. 201 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710. (510) 548-5335.
Commodore Events http://commodoreevents.com/fourthofjulycruise.html Happy Independence Day on the Cabernet! – Gourmet buffet dinner, dancing, bar, and fireworks aboard luxury yacht. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 6 p.m. 11 p.m. Boarding at 6 p.m. 2394 Mariners Square Dr. Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 337-9000.
Craneway Pavillion http://www.craneway.com/Events/ Target Independence Day Celebration – Live music, food and fireworks! Gates open at 5pm, live music begins at 6:30pm, and the Oakland East Bay Symphony starts performance at 8pm. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Tuesday, July 3, 2012. 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804.
Irvington District of Fremont http://fremont4th.org/ Fremont 4th of July Parade – Floats, marching bands, balloons, equestrian units and some surprise out-of-town entries at the historic Irvington District. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Parade starts 10am at Mission Blvd. & Pine St. Fremont.
Jack London Square http://www.jacklondonsquare.com/events.php#special_events July 4th Family Fun Festival – Family fun, activities for kids, live music, festival food and entertainment at Jack London Square. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 11am – 4pm. Broadway & 1st St. Oakland, CA 94607. (510) 627-1670.


Lions Wayside Park
Concert in the Park – Fourth of July concert and food Monday, July 4, 2011. 12:30pm – 1:30pm. 1st St & Neal St, Pleasanton, CA 94566. –>
USS Hornet Museum http://www.uss-hornet.org/calendar/4thjuly/index.shtml Fourth of July Party – View of surrounding fireworks displays begins around 9:15pm with patriotic music (weather permitting). NOTE: USS Hornet does not host the fireworks show. Throughout the day, live music and entertainment featuring The Cocktail Monkeys. Carnival Games, Flight Simulator, Jump House, Interactive Games, ship exploration, food and beverages. Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 1pm – 9pm. 707 W. Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 521-8448 x282.
USS Potomac http://www.usspotomac.org/documents/2012_charter_brochure.pdf http://www.usspotomac.org/events/images/FourthofJuly2012.jpg July 4th Fireworks On San Francisco Bay – Champagne, dessert, tea, coffee and fireworks aboard Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Floating White House.” Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Yacht docks at Clay St., Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. (510) 627-1215.

Porsches and Police, History Park, San Jose Ca, June 26, 2011

Porsches & Police

Event Save the Date Flyer

Sunday, June 26 – Noon until 6 P.M. San Jose History Park at Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA

All makes and models of Porsche are welcome to participate in what is sure to be the biggest car show in LPR history! We need 70 Porsches, shined-up and ready to show off. Police agencies from around the county and state will join us for this first-ever, spectacular event.

This is not a Concours; there will be no judging, just many beautiful Porsches on display in a gorgeous, treelined park setting.

There will be entertainment for the entire family including live music and an abundance of food vendors. All of the restored, historical buildings andhomes from the turn of the 20th century will be open for tours and exploration.

To display your Porsche, contact event registrars; Chris and RenaSchaut; 408-772-0725 or email rcs1031@att.net. Registration is now open through June 16. To assure a place for your Porsche in the display of the magnifi cent 70, register ASAP.

There will be a tax deductible donation of $20 per displayed car collected on the day of the event. Limited trailer is parking available. General public admission is $3 adult, children under 8 yrs. admitted free. Tell your family. Tell your friends. Porsches and Police – a festival of fun for everyone.

All proceeds from this event will benefit eighteen local and county nonprofits. Save the date and participate

Raging Waters, San Jose, CA, Opens Season May 22, 2011

Tully Road off Capitol Expressway
2333 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95148

  • +1 909 802 2200, +1 408 238 9900
  • Raging Waters, San Jose: Opens for the season Sunday, May 22. Inside Lake Cunningham Regional Park. The city of San Jose charges a parking fee of $6 per car. Season pass special: $42.99 when you buy 2 or more passes (regularly $52.99). Single admission is $33.99. Juniors and seniors $22.99

My favorite ride in the whole park is the Dragon’s Den – you and your partner ride down on a double tube and after a downhill slide, you end up in a big bowl, where you go round and round, until it shoots you out the bottom. The kids love Shotgun Falls, the long green slide with the big drop at the bottom. For the kids needing a little less excitement, the Pirate’s Cove is a great place to splash and climb.

Safety is always a major concern at a water park, and I must say, the life guards and staff at the park did an admirable job of keeping things safe and under control. This did lead to long lines, but I felt a lot more comfortable letting my kids go off and enjoy the park without constant supervision. And all kids under 48″ are required to wear life jackets in the wave pool

Mamma Mia, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, June 7-12, 2011

255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA, 95113
(408) 792-4111

June 7-12, 2011

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including

“Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,”

Mamma Mia is a musical based on the songs from ABBA.  The story takes place on a Greek island.  On the night before the daughters wedding, there comes a question to who her father could really be.  This is because  Shopie comes to reading about three men from her mothers past.  This story enhances love, laughter, and frienship.  Every night is a great night!

Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Cinco de Mayo Parade and Celebration, San Jose Ca, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Parade and Celebration

Thursday, May 5, 2011
11:00AM to 
3:00 PMEmma Prusch Park
647 S King Road San Jose, CA 95116
There will be lots of entertainment and Mexican culture to soak in at this free family-friendly event. Opening Ceremonies begin at 11:00 amParade will begin at 11:30 amEntertainment and celebration Noon – 3:00 pm
For more information, please call: (408) 923-8260