The Berkeley Marina fete has a wonderful range of activities focused on the family. Highlights of the day include pony rides, giant slides, face painting and a whimsical adventure playground. As well as treats such as massages for the adults, it also hosts its own popular fireworks display so you don't have to move locations for the evening entertainment.
The Pier is the center of the action in San Francisco and the fantastic waterside location is packed with food vendors and live music. It's the best place to catch all the big names and to enjoy the fireworks from one of the premium spots in town. Just be sure to arrive early.
Considered one of the biggest and best parades in the whole country, this jam-packed festival is thought to include more than 2,500 performers. The 140 floats are also joined by a fleet of antique cars, equestrians, and numerous dance troops.