Parades and Pooches on July 4th

Raziel Ungar

Raziel Ungar

July 2nd, 2012 - 1 min read

Looking for an affordable, old-fashioned Fourth of July event?

Start the celebration with the Redwood City Independence Day Parade, which starts at 10 am.  There will be food, merchandise and information provided by community service organizations.  The Kids Are will have a jump house, clowns, magicians and face painting.

Independence Day!


Next, take the family and head to the San Mateo County History Museum.  Children will be able to hand-crank vanilla ice cream and then taste it.  They will also make Independence Day crafts to take home with them.

When:  July 4th, 10 am – 4 pm

Where: 2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City

Phone:  650-299-0104

Cost:     $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for seniors and students

Foster City invites you to celebrate the Fourth of July at Leo Ryan Park.  You can purchase food, visit booths of local artists and check out the children’s rides.  There will be a family and dog parade, games and live music.  Of course, no Independence Day would be complete without fireworks, and the display over the lagoon will provide a perfect ending to a wonderful day of fun.

When:  July 4th, 8 am – 9:45 pm

Where: 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City

Cost:    FREE

Half Moon Bay celebrates with a parade starting at 12 noon, with createive floats, marching bands, classic cars, decorated trikes and bikes and more.  Cheer as parents of pooches parade their pets down Main Street.  No dog?  No problem; bring a stuffed animal or your imagination.  Judges will be looking at the most creative costumes.  Register in advance and the event will be free ($10 on the day of the event.)

After the parade, Cameron’s Pub is offering a 4th of July Bark-BQ.  This is free for pooches and parade participants only.  The first 200 dogs will receive a doggy bag.

When:  July 4th, 12 pm

Where: Main Street, Half Moon Bay

Cost:    FREE

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