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[whitespace] Fourth of July Fun-O-Rama

Where to go, what to see, who to salute

San Jose America Festival
Arts, crafts, games, music, kids area. Fireworks begin at 9:45pm. Thu. 11am-10pm. Discovery Meadow, Woz Way and Almaden Avenue, San Jose. 408.294.2100 ext.444

SF Symphony conducted by George Daugherty
"Movie Magic" program featuring excerpts from Bugs Bunny on Broadway, Star Wars, E.T. and more. Thu. 8pm. $18.50-$31. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, 408.998.TIXS

Paramount's Great America
Fireworks at dusk, free with park admission. Thu. Paramount's Great America, 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara. 408.998.1776

Redwood City Independence Day Parade and Festival
Pancake breakfast, fun run, antique fire engines, parade, marching band, floats. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Thu. 10:30am. Brewster and Arguello streets, Redwood City. 650.780.7311

Yay for America Rock Fest
With Reaction 31, Element of Surprise, Downside, Tenfold, Superchannel, Shortie, Delta Activity, Leisure, many more. Thu. 2pm. Gaslighter Theater, 400 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell. 408.866.1408

Monterey Fourth of July
Parade at 10:15am, live music in Colton Hall at 11am. Carnival rides and games. Fireworks at 9:15pm. Alvarado Street and Del Monte Avenue, Monterey. 831.646.3427

Fourth of July Weenie Roast
A special cookout and performance of The Complete History of America Abridged. Thu. 5pm. $25. City Lights Theatre, 529 S. Second St, San Jose, 408.295.4200

City of San Francisco Waterfront Celebration
Live music, fireworks over the Bay. Thu. 9:30pm; Pier 39, Beach Street and the Embarcadero, San Francisco, 415.705.5500

Los Gatos All-American Day
San Jose Wind Symphony plays on the Los Gatos High School lawn at 1:30pm. Free cake and ice cream at 3:30pm. BBQ at 5pm, dancing with the Plain Janes at 6:30pm. Thu. 11am. Los Gatos Civic Center, 110 E. Main St, Los Gatos. 408.354.9300.

San Jose Giants vs. Stockton Ports
Fireworks after both games. Thu-Fri, 6:30pm. $5-$8. San Jose Municipal Stadium, Alma and Senter, San Jose. 408.297.1435.

Santa Clara All-City Picnic
Lawn bowling demos, carnival games, exhibits, pancake breakfast, petting zoo, Santa Clara Vanguard. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Thu. 8am. Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara. 408.984.3257

Cupertino Independence Day "Up on the Roof"
Fireworks on the De Anza College field and celebration on the roof of the Flint Center garage. Thu. 6pm. De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. 408.252.7054

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From the June 27-July 3, 2002 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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