Foster City is the Place to Be on the 4th of July

Foster City Fireworks

Get ready! Friday night should be clear and cool, as usual, perfect weather for the annual 4th of July fireworks. Foster City celebrates the 4th of July in Big Style.  Start your morning off with the annunal Lion’s Club pancake breakfast, enter your kids in their own parade and plan on spending the day around Leo Ryan Park enjoying the holiday. Play games on the grassy meadow, picnic while listening to the musical entertainment that will take place during the afternoon and have a safe and sane 4th.  The Foster City Lion’s Club will be selling food all day long.  It’s a major fundraiser for them, so help them out and buy breakfast or lunch at the park.

Dogs ready for 4th of July

Bring your dog down to the park and enter him or her into the dog show and while there, have them considered for the Milk-Bone 100th Anniversary SpokesDog contest!  Could your dog be the one?  Here’s your chance to find out and have some fun, too. Should it be the winner, they’ll you’ll get a $100,000 contract from Milk Bone.  That’s nothing to chew on!

There is a $5 registration fee for each of the 6 categories in the show and you can enter in more than one category, too.

  1. Best Trick
  2. Most Unique
  3. Do/Owner Look-a-like
  4. Most Beautiful or Handsome
  5. Most Patriotic Costume

Don’t have a dog?  No matter, come on down to Leo Ryan Park and watch the fun.  Registration for the dog show is between 10:30 and 1 PM at the Rec Center. The show begins at 2 PM.

Don’t forget to bring blankets, warm jackets, plenty of food and drinks and your camera so you can stay the day and be ready for the fireworks that begins at dark, around 9 PM over the lake.  Stake out a good spot in the park and you’ll have your day taken care of!

Can’t get to Foster City?  Redwood City is having their 69th Annual 4th of July Parade and Fireworks.  Their parade features floats, marching bands and loads of excitement with Miss California appearing.  Guaranteed to be a great day for the family, too. Fireworks start at 9:30 PM over the harbor.

If you place yourself correctly in the San Mateo, Belmont or San Carlos hills you can watch the fireworks shows from both  Foster City and  Redwood City without fighting traffic.

Traffic tip for Foster City: arrival is easy, departure is not.  Plan of waiting a while before trying to drive home.  The city of Foster City swells from about 30,000 to 100,000 on this one night.  Patience is a virtue, so wait a while before trying to drive home.  You’ll be happy you did.

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