Happy Fourth of July!  I sure am feeling patriotic this year.  The Fifa World Cup 2010 has been great to watch.  Our US Team did not advance to the quarter finals but the game against Algeria was by far the best ending to a sporting event I have ever seen.  Who knew that Landon Donavan was so cute. 🙂  And after 11 hrs of play, John Isner finally triumphed against Nicolas Mahut in their game at Wimbledon in one of the longest games ever played on record!  So when eating hot dogs and bbqing this weekend I will happily celebrate America!

Here is a list of fun things to do and places to watch the fireworks on the bay.  Weather says there wont be any fog but don’t hold your breath.

Alcatraz 
http://www.alcatraz.us/?event=offer.detail&offerId=3718
Fourth of July Dinner Dance & Fireworks Cruise in San Francisco – Four-course seated dinner, open premium bar, fireworks, live bands and dancing, 6:30pm – 11pm. 1(800)-410-8233.

Blue and Gold Fleet 
http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/Special/index.cfm#c2
4th of July Fireworks Cruise – Watch San Francisco fireworks from the bay. Departs from Pier 41, San Francisco, CA at 8 p.m. Non-alcoholic cruise departs from Pier 39, San Francisco at 8:15 p.m. (415) 705-8200.

Fillmore District
http://www.fillmorejazzfestival.com/?op=home
Fillmore Jazz Festival – Free live jazz music, arts and crafts, gourmet food. Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4, 2010. Fillmore St. between Jackson & Eddy, San Francisco, CA. (415) 456-6436.

Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing 
http://www.alcatrazexcursions.com/july4th.aspx
4th of July Fireworks Cruise – Fireworks Cruise, snacks, cocktails, wine, beer – please note does not dock on Alcatraz Island. Sunday, July 4, 2010 boarding 7:15pm – 8:15pm, cruising 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing, San Francisco, CA. (415) 438-8365. 

Pier 39 
http://www.pier39.com/Events/
Fourth of July Waterfront Celebration – Live band performances, Tainted Love, and street performers. Fireworks display starts at 9:30pm. Sunday, July 4, 2010, 3pm – 9:30pm. Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. 415-989-7437.

Sigmund Stern Grove
http://www.sterngrove.org/july4_10.html
Stern Grove Festival: San Francisco Opera – Patriotic selection of performances by the San Francisco Opera. Sunday, July 4, 2010. 2 p.m. 19th Ave. & Sloat, San Francisco. (415) 252-6252.

Click here to see where else in the North Bay, East Bay or Peninsula you can catch other Fourth of July activities.

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