Complete guide to July 4th in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose 2017

The Fourth of July is a highlight of the summer. Not only are people who usually work during the week given an extra day off, or in this years case, the weekend since the holiday falls on a Tuesday, but there are also tons of events in and around various cities, including San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Areas. Take a look below at a few guides to help make your July 4th weekend a memorable one.

Where to watch fireworks: Fireworks are obviously a necessity on the 4th of July and the days leading up to Independence Day. San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland have plenty of spots for you to enjoy.

Family friendly events: Fourth of July weekend can make for a great weekend to catch up with family members. Take a look at a guide of family friendly events so you aren't left with nothing to do over the holiday weekend. 

Free events: If you're tight on cash, no worries. There is still plenty to do in and around the areas without breaking the bank.