Live Music, Food and Fireworks at Richmond Independence Day Celebration

Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan.

A family-friendly Target Independence Day Celebration led by the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan will be held on Wednesday, July 3 on the waterfront at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the evening will include pre-performance entertainment, food and fireworks. The event is hosted by the symphony, Craneway Pavilion and the City of Richmond. Craneway Pavilion, located inside the historic Ford Point Building on 25 waterfront acres, delivers spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entire event space as well as a 20,000-square-foot patio, perfect for viewing the City of Richmond’s Firework Display. The event is free to the public and in the six years since its inception has become one of the Bay Area’s most popular and talked-about Independence Day Celebrations, made possible thanks to the generous support of Target. The live music begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring performances by top local music groups. At 8 p.m. the Oakland East Bay Symphony, conducted by Michael Morgan, will perform patriotic, spirited works to celebrate America’s Independence Day including a set of John Williams works celebrating an American institution: the movies. The City of Richmond’s fireworks display will launch over the water just as the symphony closes its program. The evening will be hosted by KDFC Radio’s Dianne Nicolini. The Craneway Pavilion is located at 1414 Harbour Way South in the Marina district of Richmond and can be accessed from the 580 freeway. The wharf area and parking will open at 5 p.m.  and the Pavilion will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs. For more information, visit or
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