Doors open and pre-show performances 6.30pm
Oakland East Bay Symphony 8pm
Fireworks 9.15pm (approx)
For the past six years, the Oakland East Bay Symphony has joined forces with the City of Richmond to present a free Independence Eve Celebration at the Craneway Pavilion, located inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond. This free event is fun for the whole family, with live music, food, an instrument petting zoo and spectacular fireworks over the bay! The centerpiece of the evening is a free concert by the Oakland East Bay Symphony conducted by Michael Morgan, featuring Sousa marches, music from the movies, sing-alongs and more. The Craneway Pavilion, located on 25 waterfront acres, delivers spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entire event space as well as a large outside patio, perfect for viewing the City of Richmond’s fireworks display. In the six years since its inception, this event has become one of the Bay Area’s most popular and talked-about Independence Day Celebrations.
Food & Beverage Concessions at Craneway Pavilion:
Assemble Restaurant will be open for dinner 5pm-9pm, for reservations 510-215-6025. Dinner service is 5:00 - 9:00 pm with 2 Seatings - 5:00 and 6:15pm and 7:00 and 8:45 pm.
Paid Event Parking $20, proceeds help pay for the production so that the event is free to the community.
Press Release PDF.