Fourth of July Events By CASSIE NORTON

Friday July 01, 2005

Sunday, July 3 


The City of Richmond Recreational Department hosts its annual Third of July Fireworks at Marina Bay Park at 7:30 p.m. The display can also be seen from Shimada Friendship Park at the end of the Marina Bay Parkway, the Barbara and Jay Vincent Park at the end of Peninsula Street and the Lucretia Edwards Park at the end of Marina Way South Street. 620-6793. 


Monday, July 4 


The Albany Dog Jog along the Ohlone Greenway begins at 7:30 a.m. at Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave. $8-$10. 524-9283. 

The Albany Fourth of July Festival, with music, arts and crafts and children’s activities, begins at 11 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. at Memorial Park. 524-9283. 



The Indterdependence Day Hike seeks to discover how the lives of root nodules, lichen and parasites are interconnected. Interested parties please report to the Tilden Nature Center at 2 p.m. 525-2233. 

The Fourth of July at the Berkeley Marina features international food, live music, art and crafts booths and children’s activities. The celebration begins at noon and the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free, but no cars will be admitted after 7 p.m. It is an alcohol-free event sponsored by the City of Berkeley. 548-5335. 



Tour the Pardee Historic Home, then watch the Jack London Square Fireworks Celebration from the shore, or see them on a Dessert and Champagne Cruise on the presidential yacht, the USS Potomac. The celebration is from noon to 4 p.m. and features badminton, croquet, and picnic fare. The Pardee Home is located at 672 11th St. and a tour is $5. For more information please call 444-2187; for more on the cruise (7:30-10:30 p.m., $125) call 627-1215. 



Join fellow walkers and runners for the Orinda Run for Reason at 7 a.m. the Orinda Community Center. The one-mile run and two-mile family walk is followed by a parade at 10 a.m. and a hot dog stand in Community Park, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. (925) 254-2445. 



Celebrate the Fourth with the All-American 4th of July in Alameda, featuring music, food, crafts and children’s activities aboard the USS Hornet. Fireworks around the Bay Area can be seen from the flight deck. The event begins at noon and continues until 11 p.m. on Pier 3, Alameda Point. Adults, $15; children ages 5 to 18, $5; children under age 4, free. 521-8448. 


San Francisco 

The annual San Francisco 4th of July Waterfront Festival features entertainment, food, arts and crafts and the largest display of fireworks on the West Coast. The festival is free and begins at 11:30 a.m. on Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. Fireworks are at 9:30 p.m. (415) 705-5500. 


Want to see the bay in a whole new way? Watch the San Francisco fireworks and see Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Pier and Alcatraz from your kayak. Meet at City Kayak at Embarcadero and Townsend Streets at 6 p.m. and expect to be back at 10 p.m. $80 fee. (415) 357-1010.