If you’re following GJEL on Twitter and you live in the South Bay, you might have recently discovered some of the July 4th celebrations planned in your neighborhood. Visit us on Twitter to learn about parades, an all-you-can-eat picnic buffet, a minor league baseball game, a road race, and — of course — lots of places to see fireworks. Or just scroll down for our latest list of the festivities in the San Jose metro area and the Tri-Valley area.

Have we missed something? Let us know in the comments!

The best way to celebrate Independence Day is to arrive safely at your destination and return home safely. GJEL sponsors the Drink and Alive Free Cab Ride program so the people in our community don’t have to choose between being safe and having fun. Just hop in a cab. We’ll pick up the tab.

Drink and Alive kicks off tomorrow at 5 pm and continues until Wednesday at 10 am. Please visit the program page for more details. And keep in mind that all ridesharing services are covered, including Uber and Lyft.

We’d like to make it as easy as possible to enjoy free cab rides during the holidays. That’s why we’re now inviting people to sign up for notifications about upcoming offers and reminders to claim a reimbursement for your cab fare. Check out our Facebook page to subscribe for free cab ride alerts. And be sure to include a phone number if you’re interested in text message notifications.

Happy Fourth of July!

Events in the San Jose area

4th of July Fireworks Display (Gilroy, California), approximately 9:30 pm

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (Mountain View), 5 – 10 pm

Cupertino Pancake Breakfast, Children’s Carnival, Flag Raising, Parade, Concert, Fireworks & More, all day

Family Fun Festival and Firework Show at Almaden Lake Park (San Jose), 3 – 9:30 pm

Morgan Hill Freedom Fest, 5 pm until dark

Raging Waters July 4th Picnic BBQ (San Jose), 12:30 – 2 pm

“Red, White & Boom” Fireworks & Concert (Milpitas), 5 – 9 pm

Santa Clara All-City Picnic & Fireworks Extravaganza, 12 – 10 pm

San Jose Giants Postgame Fireworks, Game begins at 6:30 pm

San Jose Rotary Fireworks, approximately 9:30 pm

Events in the Tri-Valley area

4th of July Run San Ramon, 8 am – 5 pm

Alameda County Fair 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, arrive by 6 pm

Kiwanis 4th of July Parade (Danville), 9 am – 12 pm


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Andy Gillin

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.