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Places to Watch Fireworks in the South Bay

Enjoy a traditional fireworks show on the evening of Independence Day, Monday, July 4.

 Red, White and Boom! July 4th Celebration—fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m., , 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music by JamFunkShus, 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. $2 per person over 13 years of age. Details: 408-586-3210.

 on certain blocks on Kennedy Drive and South Park Victoria Drive.

SHORELINE AMPHITHEATREFourth of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony set to stirring patriotic songs and marches, 8 p.m., Monday, July 4, , 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy., in Mountain View. Details: 650-962-1000. 

CALIFORNIA'S GREAT AMERICAFireworks on Saturday, July 2, at , 4701 Great America Pkwy., in Santa Clara. The park hosts a fireworks show every Saturday during July and August 2011. Park is open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Details: 408-986-5866.

SAN JOSE MUNICIPAL STADIUM: San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganzas at 7 p.m., Monday, July 4 and Tuesday July 5, 588 East Alma Ave., in San Jose. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.sjgiants.com, over the phone at 408-297-1435 ext. 15 or in person at the Municipal Stadium Box Office, 588 East Alma Ave., at the corner of Senter Road and 10th St., in San Jose. 

CUPERTINO: The city of Cupertino has a full day of Independence Day activities planned on Monday, starting with a 7 a.m. pancake breakfast at and culminating in a fireworks display that will be launched from .

Residents can watch from their backyards, or from three recommended viewing locations in the city. Beginning at 6:45 p.m., strolling jazz musicians will play in the parks, with games planned and evening picnics encouraged, at , and . No alcohol, pets or barbecues will be allowed. The fireworks display starts at 9:30 p.m.

For safety reasons, there will be no public access to the campus. In addition, Finch Avenue and Tilson Street will be closed to traffic from 6 p.m. to midnight. Details: 408-777-3110.

GILROYFourth of July Community Fireworks Display at 9:30 p.m., Monday, July 4, 750 West 10th St., in Gilroy. The show lasts around 20 minutes. Details: 408-846-0419.

SKYPARK IN SCOTTS VALLEYScotts Valley Fourth of July Festival will have fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m., Monday, July 4, 361 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley. Celebration opens at 3 p.m. with a parade along Scotts Valley Drive. Food, live music and games follow at Skypark 3-10 p.m. Details: 831-438-3251.

Brandi Childress - VTA Spokeslady July 01, 2011 at 07:03 PM
VTA will be running longer trains to accommodate passengers who will be attending the firework show at Great America Parkway on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Take a stress-free ride on public transit and avoid traffic and parking fees!

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