South Bay Fourth of July happenings

There will be several events in Cupertino on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.

Looking for a parade, concert, or even just a festive refreshment to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday? Look no further. Check out some upcoming events and specials in the South Bay below.

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Stars and Strides 5K/10K & Kids Fun Run

Discovery Meadow, Woz Way, San Jose

Saturday, July 2 at 7am

Dedicate your holiday weekend to philanthropy (and fun!) by participating in the second annual Stars and Strides 5K/10K on Saturday, July 2. The run will also include a Kids Fun Run, both followed by a festival of food, drinks, music, and family-fun activities. Don’t forget to register by July 1! All proceeds will benefit the Valley Medical Center Foundation. Learn more here.

Fireworks Spectacular

Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View

Monday, July 4 at 8pm

Residents of Mountain View are invited to enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular at Shoreline for free. Each household will receive four tickets with proof of residency (must show valid ID and current utility bill) and a ticket coupon, while supplies lasts. The event will feature the San Francisco Symphony. Get your ticket coupon here.

Cocktails at Roger

Ameswell Hotel, 800 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View

Friday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 5

Celebrate Fourth of July with a relaxing evening at Roger. In honor of the Fourth, Roger will feature special red, white, and blue layered cocktails. You can also check out their new soft-launch menu this weekend while enjoying your festive specialty cocktail. Learn more about Roger at

Gilroy Gardens’ Independence Day Celebration

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy

Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4 from 11am to 4pm

Gilroy Gardens will host fun rides and attractions, the super-splashy Water Oasis, specialty food and drinks, and more fun at their Events Plaza. July 4th festivities will take place at the Events Plaza from 11am to 4pm Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4. All active and retired military will receive free admissions all four days with a valid ID. Find all the details here.

Rose, White, & Blue Parade and Festival

The Alameda, San Jose

Monday, July 4 from 9:45am to 3pm

The Rose, White, & Blue Parade and Festival is a historic community event that celebrates diversity, public spirit, and San Jose’s floral and agricultural heritage. In partnership with residents, businesses, and organizations of San Jose and the greater Bay Area, this parade strives towards reframing patriotism through advocating for equality and justice. Learn more at

Los Altos Hills 4th of July Parade

26379 Fremont Rd, Los Altos

Monday, July 4 at 9:30am

Celebrate the upcoming holiday at the eleventh annual Los Altos Hills 4th of July Parade. Parade goers will gather at Town Hall at 9:30am, and begin the red, white, and blue march at 10am. The parade will run down Fremont Road, and conclude at Gardner Bullis School where you will find refreshing beverages and watermelon treats. Visit the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce site to learn more.

Red, White & Boom!

Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

Monday, July 4 from 6pm to 9pm

Join Milpitas in celebrating the Fourth with entertainment and refreshments. Red, White & Boom will feature concerts by Left University and Fancy Dancers, along with a climbing wall, game truck, and RC cars. The Food Truck lineup will include the likes of Takoz Mod Mex, Jaden’s Kettle Corn, and Blessed Sweet Treats. Purchase your pre-sale tickets now.

Specials at the Airstream Bar

Ameswell Hotel, 800 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View

Monday, July 4 from 5pm to 10pm

Stop by the Airstream Bar for a luxurious celebration this weekend. The Airstream Bar will unveil a handful of specials this weekend, including spiced bar nuts (fava beans, corn nuts, puffed chickpeas, za’atar) and Spanish sardines (gherkins, lemon, mustard, fried saltines).

July Fourth discounts at the Ameswell Hotel

800 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View

Friday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 5

Heading down to Roger or the Airstream Bar for their Independence Day celebrations? Make a whole weekend out of it! Guests looking for an overnight Fourth of July weekend will receive 24.6% off the best available rate at the Ameswell Hotel from Friday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 5, in honor of 246 days of Independence. Book your stay at