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Top Tickets: July 4-10

From celebrating the Fourth of July on an aircraft carrier to witnessing the largest world-dance festival in North America, there’s plenty to enjoy this week in the East Bay.

Fremont 4th of July Parade


USS Hornet Independence Day Celebration

7/4 Alameda’s historic aircraft carrier hosts a red, white, and blue celebration featuring live performances, food and drink, fireworks, and family exhibits and activities—including a flight simulator. uss-hornet.org.




Fremont 4th of July Parade

7/4 With balloons, floats, music, and Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin as Grand Marshal, Fremont celebrates Independence Day in style. The parade will head down Paseo Padre Parkway before turning onto Capitol Avenue near City Hall. fremont4th.org.


SF Ethnic Dance Festival


San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

7/6-7/7, 7/13-7/14 North America’s largest and longest-running world-dance festival hosts four shows at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Dancers and musicians representing 28 different styles—including Chinese classical, Cajun social, and Afro-Peruvian—will perform. The first weekend of the event also features an Ohlone blessing. sfethnicdancefestival.org.



Summer Concerts in the Park

7/7-8/4 Sit back and relax—or get up and dance—and enjoy the musical stylings of local Bay Area bands, including tributes to Boston and the Rolling Stones, in San Ramon’s Central Park. Wine, beer, and delectable food truck dishes will be available for purchase. sanramon.ca.gov.


Indigo Dying at Alameda Summer Art Fair


Alameda Summer Art Fair and Maker Market

7/7 Including live music, painting, drawing, poetry, and sculpting from more than 65 local artists, the Alameda Summer Art Fair celebrates artistic expression and promises something for everyone. alamedaartfair.com.




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