The city of San Jose gets very peculiar with its Independence Day celebrations. The 4th of July program changes every year, but its main goal is to always celebrate the diversity of San Jose's residents. Let’s see what the city’s administration has prepared for us.
Rose, White & Blue Parade (July 4, 2023)
An important part of Independence Day celebration in San Jose is the annual Rose, White & Blue parade. The event takes place along Shasta Ave, between Sequoia Ave and Alameda. The parade kicks off at 11 am and is usually expected to last at least until 3 pm.
You'll be able to witness amazing stuff, including a fantastic car show, a live music concert, a bunch of shops with themed souvenirs, and many food trucks to calm your hunger. Everyone will be dressed in patriotic Independence Day costumes, so don’t forget yours if you want to fit in. Also, if you’re visiting San Jose for a short period, be sure to book your accommodation beforehand as the city is really busy this time of the year.
Morgan Hill Freedom Fest & Fireworks (July 4, 2023)
If you don’t mind leaving the city, hit the road to Morgan Hill, which is only a 30-minute drive southeast of San Jose. Experience Morgan Hill Freedom Fest, which has run here since 1876. The main highlight not to miss is Morgan Hill Fireworks on the Green, praised as the largest land-based fireworks throughout Northern California area. Just remember to follow the event's official website to stay tuned about any possible updates and/or changes.