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The Half Moon Bay High School Marching Band appears in Half Moon Bay’s Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade this weekend. (Courtesy Miramar Events)
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Fire up the barbecue at home — or attend one of these community events on the holiday:

Berkeley Marina Fourth of July: Entertainment, carnival games, arts and crafts and food trucks comprise the alcohol-free, family-friendly event, which concludes with 9:35 p.m. fireworks presented by the city of Berkeley. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, free admission, $15 parking. 201 University Ave., Berkeley, (510) 548-5335, www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com

Burger Boogaloo: The all-ages festival hosted by John Waters includes appearances by The Mummies, The Gories, 5678’s, Thunderoads, Magnetix, Black Lips, King Khan and BBQ, Untamed Youth, Shannon & the Clams, Pandoras, Nikki Corvette, Guantanamo Baywatch, Trouble Makers, Apache, Jonathan Richman and more. Noon Saturday-Sunday, $39-$95. Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St., Oakland, www.ticketfly.com

Foster City Fourth of July Celebration: The all-day event starts with a pancake breakfast, includes a dog parade and ends with fireworks. 9 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Saturday, free. Leo Ryan Park, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, (650) 286-3380, www.fostercity.org

Fillmore Jazz Festival: The 31st annual event features local stalwarts inlcuding singer Kim Nalley, the funky Jungle Biskit and Sugar Pie DeSanto. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, free. Fillmore Street, between Jackson and Eddy streets, S.F., (800) 310-6563, www.fillmorejazzfestival.com

Half Moon Bay Ol’-Fashioned Parade: Creative floats, marching bands, horse troupes, classic cars, bikes and trikes make their way down Half Moon Bay’s historic main street. Noon-1 p.m., Saturday, free. Main and Seymour streets, Half Moon Bay, (650) 726-8380, halfmoonbaychamber.org

Highlands Recreation July Fourth Footrace: The 4-kilometer race begins and ends at the rec center; at 1 p.m. prizes will be awarded. 8:30 a.m. Saturday, $20 registration. Lexington Avenue between Powhatan Place and Newport Street, San Mateo, (650) 341-4251, highlandsrec.ca.gov

Menlo Park Parade and Celebration: Menlo Park’s do-it-yourself float parade is followed by a block party in Burgess Park with live entertainment and food. Parade starts at 11:45 a.m. Saturday (at Chestnut Street at Santa Cruz Avenue); party from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, free for parade, $7 activity wristband for fair. Burgess Avenue and Alma Street, Menlo Park. (650) 330-2293, www.menlopark.org

Pacifica Fourth: The City of Pacifica hosts a fun-filled day with crafts, games, music and more at Frontierland Park. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free. Yosemite Drive at Humboldt Court, Pacifica, (650) 738-7381, www.cityofpacifica.org

Redwood City Fourth of July Parade, Festival and Fireworks: Festivities at the 29th annual event include a parade (starting at 10 a.m. at Winslow and Marshall streets), a carnival, kids activities, information booths and fireworks. 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, free. 2600 Broadway, Redwood City, (650) 365-1825, www.parade.org

S.F. Fourth at the Wharf: Tom Petty tribute band Petty Theft and the dance band Pop Rocks appear in concert before the 9:30 p.m. fireworks. 6 p.m. Saturday, free. Aquatic Park, 890 Beach St., S.F., www.visitfishermanswharf.com

S.F. Pier 39 Fourth of July Celebration: Festivities include live musical performances (WJM at noon and Tainted Love at 5 p.m.) followed by a 9:30 p.m. fireworks display over the bay, Noon Saturday, free. The Embarcadero and Beach Street, S.F., (415) 623-5300, www.pier39.com

San Francisco Symphony: The annual Fourth of July concert features music by American composers and from Hollywood films – and fireworks. 8 p.m. Saturday, $24-$35. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, www.livenation.com

San Mateo County Historical Museum: An “Old-Fashioned Fourth,” held in a 105-year old courthouse, includes pinwheel crafts and ice cream-making. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $1.50-$2.50. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, (650) 299-0104, www.historysmc.org

San Mateo Fourth in the Park Festival: Carnival games, music and family activities are in the lineup. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, free. Central Park, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San Mateo, (650) 522-7400, www.cityofsanmateo.org

USS Hornet Independence Day: The historic aircraft carrier-turned museum hosts a day-long celebration filled with food, games, live entertainment, cash bars, food concession and fireworks viewing. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, $20. 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda, (510) 521-8448, ext. 282, www.uss-hornet.org/calendar/4thjuly/

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