Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Association Independence Day 2019

Come join us at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf for our Fourth of July Waterfront Celebration. Come view the spectacular fireworks display on land or on water. Enjoy live entertainment, eats, drinks, and other special activities. Happy Birthday, America! 
Celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4th, along the waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf! Enjoy special events and live concerts, and of course, the spectacular City & County of San Francisco’s Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m.   
The City & County of San Francisco Independence Day Live Entertainment and Fireworks Extravaganza
Enjoy FREE live music beginning at 6:00 p.m., featuring Fleetwood Macramea Fleetwood Mac tribute band. At 7:45 p.m., dance the night away to Pop Rocks, a Bay Area dance party band. The highlight of the day will be The City & County of San Francisco Fireworks Showviewed from Aquatic Park and PIER 39 at approximately 9:30 p.m. The fireworks show is produced by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza.
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Aquatic Park 

July 4th Celebration at the PIER

Witness the skies sparkle red, white and blue as PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with a day of fun for the whole family! Start your day with live entertainment on the Entrance Plaza Stage featuring Mustache Harbor — Yacht Rock Explosion from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. At approximately 9:30 p.m., look to the sky for the City & County of San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks display.*

*Activities are weather-permitting and subject to change without notice. 

Time: 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: PIER 39

For more information: Call 1-415-981-PIER or email

Fireworks Viewing

4th of july Fireworks Cruise

Please join us for our Family Friendly

4th of July Cruises where you will have the best seat ever on the bay to view the beautiful fireworks display put on by the City & County of San Francisco.*    

*Fireworks show is weather permitting and subject to change without notice.  Snack bar will be open with a full cash bar. No credit cards accepted. No outside food or beverages permitted onboard. Vessels will return directly after the fireworks show.

Departure Location: PIER 39 and 41 (The Embarcadero at Beach Street)

Departure Times: 8:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m. (alcohol-free cruise); 8:20 p.m., 8:30 p.m. (San Francisco & Tiburon), and 8:40 p.m.

*Boarding: Begins 30 minutes prior to departure time.

4th of July on Angel Island: Leave the crowds and celebrate on Angel Island. Kick back in Ayala Cove to enjoy live music, food, and drinks. This special ticket includes roundtrip ferry service to Angel Island and roundtrip tram ride from the cove to Battery Ledyard (fireworks viewing area) for an unforgettable view of the fireworks show!

Angel Island ferry departs from Pier 41/39 at 6:00 p.m. (boarding begins at 5:20 p.m.)  Departs the island at 10:50 p.m. 

For more information: Call 1-415-705-8200 or email         

Hornblower Cruises

Looking for a way to beat the crowds, have a relaxing day, and celebrate the U.S.of A.?  Come aboard Hornblower and celebrate the 4th of July with a scenic San Francisco Bay Cruise. Choose from a Beer & Lunch Cruise with free-flowing beer or one of our 4th of July Dinner Cruises with front row seats to the San Francisco Fireworks Show! Dine as you enjoy live entertainment and pass by stunning views of San Francisco sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the Bay Bridge. (Hornblower also offers cocktail and dinner fireworks cruises from Berkeley for the convenience of departing from the East Bay.)

Departure Times: Varies

Departure Location: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing

For more information and reservations: Call 1-415-788-8866

Red and White Fleet

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

Celebrate America this year with front-row seats to the spectacular July 4th Fireworks Show! Enjoy unlimited beer, wine and snacks while taking a gorgeous Fireworks Cruise alongside San Francisco’s illuminated waterfront. There’s no better way to celebrate!

Advance bookings are highly recommended. This cruise will sell out!

Click here to purchase online now!

Departure Times: 7:45 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 8:20 p.m. 

Departure Location: Pier 43 1/2

For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-673-2900

SS Jeremiah O'Brien

4th of July Fireworks Dockside Viewing

4th of July Fireworks Dockside Viewing

Celebrate Independence Day aboard the SS Jeremiah O’Brien and enjoy the Bay Area’s finest fireworks showcase aboard the historic World War II Liberty ship from Pier 45 dockside. Tickets include complimentary hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks for the evening. Click here to purchase your tickets now!

Time: Gate opens at 8:00 p.m., with fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Location: Pier 45

For more information: Call 415-544-0100

Fourth of July Eats & Drinks

Ben & Jerry's

What’s better than a sweet summer treat! Nothing says summer like ice cream! During July 4th, come enjoy your two favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors in a yummy, freshly made waffle cone. Mention this newsletter listing and get 20% off your order!

Locations: 475 Jefferson Street (next to Argonaut Hotel) and Pier 41

July 4th Hours, Argonaut Hotel Location: 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

July 4th Hours, Pier 41 Location: 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information: Call Janna Kaufman, 1-650-465-8001

Blue Mermaid Restaurant

Join us at the Blue Mermaid for July 4th specials before the City & County of San Francisco’s Fireworks Show! Featuring BBQ and Craft Beer Specials on our patio and terrace. The fireworks show at Aquatic Park is just steps away where there will be live entertainment beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: 495 Jefferson Street (Argonaut Hotel)

For more information: Call 1-415-771-2222

The Buena Vista Cafe

Join us at the Buena Vista for a Star Spangled 4th!

San Francisco’s spectacular bay provides a stunning backdrop for Independence Day fireworks, and the historic Buena Vista Cafe provides the perfect place to gather with friends and family to celebrate the festivities with a hearty meal. Then, as dusk settles on the bay, just step outside and take in the show from our location on Fisherman’s Wharf.  Afterward, join us again and toast Independence Day with our world-famous Irish Coffee and other lively libations. 

And be sure to visit our gift shop (located adjacent to the cafe).  Throughout the summer, we’ll be featuring our exclusive 2018 “Peace, Love & Irish Coffee” designs commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the Summer of Love. Check out our groovy Summer of Love t-shirts and posters, as well as an appealing selection of BV logo apparel, accessories and collectibles.

Hours: Open Daily: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.  Weekends 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Location: 2765 Hyde Street (at Beach)

For more information: Call 1-415-474-5044

Eagle Cafe

Join us this Fourth of July! Since the 1920’s, Eagle Cafe has been serving a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner menu on Fisherman’s Wharf. Famous for our breakfast items such as house-made corned beef hash, banana pecan pancakes, crab benedict, and Boudin sourdough French toast with maple butter. For lunch, enjoy a killer reuben, pastrami burger, fresh fish tacos, or some crab tater tots.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Second Level

For more information: Call 1-415-484-1282

Fog Harbor Fish House

Celebrate this Independence Day with Fog Harbor on the waterfront, and take in our sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Enjoy PIER 39’s ongoing live entertainment and our amazing views of the spectacular fireworks display over the bay. We proudly serve 100% sustainable seafood and recently ranked Top 5 Most Popular Restaurants in San Francisco, according to Yelp!

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Second Level

For more information: Call 1-415-421-2442

Pier Market Seafood Restaurant

The place to be this Independence Day is Pier Market! Celebrate with us on the waterfront for a fun day the whole family will enjoy. Dance the day away with live entertainment and enjoy our amazing views of the spectacular fireworks show. 

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: Middle of PIER 39

For more information: Call 1-415-989-7437

Wipeout Bar & Grill

Join us this Fourth of July!  Wipeout Bar & Grill is the San Francisco Bay Area’s wildly popular surfing restaurant. With our wide-open patio and outdoor bar, roaring fire pit, celebrity-signed surfboards and word-famous beach signs, Wipeout Bar & Grill is the Bay Area’s killer hangout spot!

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  (Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

Location: Entrance of PIER 39, Lower Level

For more information: Call 1-415-986-5966

Fourth of July Tours & Activities

Oracle Park Tours

It’s a ballpark where home runs can be “splash hits” and the breathtaking bay view rivals the action on the field. It’s where one of baseball’s most hallowed franchises plays inside an architectural landmark. Come visit the Home of the San Francisco Giants and go behind the scenes with one of our seasoned Tour Guides. Get a player’s-eye view from the Dugout, the Visitor’s Batting Cage and Clubhouse. Tour stops may also include the Bob Stevens Press Box, a Luxury Suite and our Giants memorabilia display on the Club Level.

Tour Times: 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; and 1:30 p.m. (Tours last 1.5 hours long.)

Location: 24 Willie Mays Plaza. (Tours depart from the Giants’ Dugout Store located on the Third Street side of the ballpark.)

For more information: Call 1-415-972-2400 or email

Tailor-Made Transportation & Executive Services

If you are thinking prestige, you have come to the right place.  Protocol Transportation is offering the finest in transportation during your visit to San Francisco on Independence Day.  We are ready to provide tailor-made transportation from anywhere in the Bay area to the San Francisco waterfront to watch the spectacular fireworks display. We can also take you on a San Francisco City Tour (Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden, Lombard “Crooked” Street, Seal Rock); Monterey/Carmel Tour; Muir Woods/Sausalito Tour; or a Wine Country Tour.  Airport services and point-to-point transfers are also available.


For more information: Call 1-415-923-0934  

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