This Fourth of July is going to be a big one. Whether you plan on celebrating at home or watching fireworks with friends and family, here are five ways to make your holiday weekend in Silicon Valley memorable.
Right in the center of downtown San Jose, this bar is home to great food and even greater cocktails. Bi-annually, they rotate their cocktail and food menu to bring you more creative and delicious options to chose from. The dimly lit atmosphere with exposed brick walls is the perfect spot to ring in the fourth. Make sure to plan ahead as space fills up quickly. 72 S. First St.
Redwood City’s “Chalk Full of Fun” is a great excuse to get your hands dirty. Produce your own chalk mural on your driveway or follow the Chalk Art Walk Map to see art from the Courthouse Square to the Main Library—all throughout the holiday weekend. Free chalk kits are available if you pre-register. 1400 Roosevelt Ave.
This in-person festival will feature delicious bites from food trucks, live entertainment, a parade and other family-friendly activities that will bring the Bay Area community together. Free to the public, this celebration not only celebrates the holiday, but also supports local businesses and organizations. 1100 Shasta Ave.
Open every Saturday and Sunday (depending on location), the Urban Village’s Farmers Market is a great place to shop local. Locations are in Montclair, Campbell and more, for you to safely shop your favorite fruits and vegetables and cook up a delicious 4th of July spread. Multiple locations
Explore the waterpark and scream on rides at California’s Great America during the day, and watch a firework display at night. At 9:45 p.m., the park will put on a colorful show on the Flight Deck roller coaster plaza to close out the holiday. It's a show you won't want to miss. 4701 Great America Pkwy.