Would You Like Blues or the Symphony With That? Two Great Ways to Enjoy Richmond’s 3rd of July Fireworks


Richmond kicks off Independence Day celebrations one day early, as usual, with two great options for music and fireworks.  

Families looking for outdoor fun can enjoy live blues and DJ music at Marina Bay Park.  There will be a kid’s fun zone with children’s games, as well as food vendors and a great view of the city’s fireworks show.

Just over at the Craneway Pavilion, Michael Morgan will once again conduct the renowned Oakland East Bay Symphony.  Adjacent restaurant Assemble will be open from 5pm-9pm (reservations recommended). Inside the Pavilion, concert-goers can enjoy food from Albyak Mediterranean Restaurant and Ebbett’s Good To Go – the food truck that just won San Francisco Magazine’s Best Food Truck of 2015. 

Both celebrations will culminate with the City of Richmond’s fireworks display, which is spitting distance from either concert.

Third of July Live Blues & Fireworks

What: Food vendors, a kids’ fun zone (for a fee), and live blues

Where: Marina Bay Park

When: Park opens at 5:30pm; event is 6pm-10pm.  Fireworks will begin at 9:15.

Cost: Admission to the park is free.  Bring cash for the fun zone and food.

For more information, click here.


Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks

What: Concert by the Oakland East Bay Symphony

Where: Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South

When: 6:30pm-10pm.  Fireworks begin at 9:15.

Cost: Admission is free.  Secure parking close to the event is $20.  Seating is limited; attendees may bring their own blanket or chairs.  Bring cash for food.

For more information, click here.


Radio Free Richmond will put together a community photo album from both events, and we want to include your photos.  To contribute, post your pictures on our Facebook wall or email them to [email protected].

Photo courtesy of cdn.funcheap.com.

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