Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Association Independence Day 2018

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 offers.  Happy Birthday, America! 

Fourth of July Celebration Events

Celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday, 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 music by Killer Queens — the all-female Queen Tribute Band at 6:00 p.m.  The highlight of the day will be The City & County of San Francisco Fireworks Show viewed 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 

4th of July 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 on the Entrance Plaza Stage featuring Tainted LoveThe Best of the 80s Live 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
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Please join us for our Family Friendly
Blue & Gold Fleet’s 4th of July Cruise 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 on board.

Departure Location:  PIER 39 and 41 

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

Tiburon Ferry Terminal: 8:30 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 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

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Hornblower Cruises

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

Looking for the 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 a 4th of July Dinner Cruise 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
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Red and White Fleet

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

Enjoy the Independence Day fireworks show with the best seats in the house aboard Red and White Fleet’s Annual Fireworks Cruise!  Take in breathtaking views of San Francisco, Alcatraz Island, nd the Golden Gate Bridge while the dazzling fireworks light up the night sky.  We look forward to having you on board!  

Advance bookings are highly recommended. This cruise will sell out! Click here to purchase online now!

Departure Times: 8:15 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.  (Both departures still available at time of this publication.)
Departure Location: Pier 43 1/2 
For more information or reservations: Call 1-415-673-2900
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SS Jeremiah O'Brien

Fourth of July 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 7 p.m., with fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.
Location: Pier 45
For more information: Call  415-544-0100 
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Forth of July Celebration Events

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


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