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San Francisco Fourth of July mini-vacation ideas

Submitted by on July 3, 2009 – 3:09 pm

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Fourth of July, Jack London Square, Oakland.

Fourth of July, Jack London Square, Oakland.

In San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, Independence Day doesn’t stop with the fireworks. But it always includes good food, whether the party is north (Sonoma), south (Half Moon Bay), east (Danville and — is Lake County east?) or right in the city itself.

We dug around and came up with 12 tasty morning, noon and nighttime mini-vacations or for some, staycations, seeing this is a holiday weekend. A few are traditional and others — a little outside the box.

Read on for edible expeditions, Filmore jazz, tastes of the city and lots more. They’re listed alphabetically.

Fabulous CruiseTones, Danville Fourth of July Parade.

Fabulous CruiseTones, Danville Fourth of July Parade.

Alameda Fourth of July Celebration on the USS Hornet

Enjoy an all-day party (10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) on the USS Hornet in Alameda. Following an evening concert, guests can watch Bay Area fireworks from the Flight Deck. The organizers say there will be a good selection of food, beer and wine for purchase. All-day admission is $25 for adults ($22 in advance) and $10 for children ages 5 to 17. See full details here.

Berkeley Marina Fourth of July Celebration

Arts and crafts, fun and gamesand abundant food (or pack a picnic). For kids an old-fashioned sack race and a giant slide. For adults lots of international food booths (it’s a no-alcohol event). Live entertainment from noon until 9 p.m. on the main stage. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley and produced by Another Bullwinkel Show.

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