Fireworks Redux: Richmond and Oakland

We like our fireworks displays, with or without the fog.  Last year, we braved the fog and cold but the Oakland display was still worth checking out live.  This year, we are thinking about adding to our agenda.

Port Of Oakland Fireworks

Fireworks Oakland: We’ll head to Jack London Square on July 4th, and watch the Oakland fireworks from the estuary.  The sparks fly at 9:15 pm and continue for about twenty minutes.  Live music begins earlier at 7:00pm,  and features the Ben Oni Orchestra and the BluesBurners.  (Details here.)

Fireworks Richmond: This year, we’re considering hopping in the car and heading to Richmond’s Crainway Pavilion on July 3rd.  We like hearing a full symphony orchestra, and the Oakland East Bay Symphony will be doing their thing at 8:00 pm, and playing Souza with the fireworks at 9:30 pm.  (Details here.)

Either way, promise us you will get off your duffs too.  Don’t just watch the TV program at the National Mall in DC, or crane your heads from your hillside decks.  This is all about sharing some civic pride for a few hours, and it’s fun to ooh and aah with a live crowd.


1 Response to “Fireworks Redux: Richmond and Oakland”

  1. October 4, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Hey thanks for using my photo =)
    Check the rest out here.

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