Fireworks to Light Up the Sky Above Oakland’s Jack London Square on July 4th


July 4th Celebration, Fireworks display, Live musical performances


Broadway at Embarcadero West, Jack London Sqaure, Oakland


Saturday, July 4, 2009 – 7:00 PM Live musical performances begin, 9:15 – 9:35 PM Fireworks display


Free and everyone welcome

Oakland, CA – Jack London Square will celebrate our country’s Independence Day on July 4th with a fireworks display, live music and entertainment for the entire family.  This free event will feature live musical performances on two stages beginning at 7:00 pm.  The big band sounds of The Ben Oni Orchestra will be heard on Jack London Square’s West Lawn and the Pavilion stage at the foot of Broadway will play host to local favorite, The BluesBurners.  Then, at 9:15 pm, Oakland’s waterfront will be lit up with 20 minutes of non-stop lights, sound, and entertainment with a complete fireworks display.  A full-scale pyrotechnics display will be launched from a barge floating in the Oakland Estuary.

“We are delighted by the opportunity to invite the public to enjoy Oakland’s beautiful waterfront here at Jack London Square for this celebration,” aid Omar Benjamin, Executive Director of the Port of Oakland.

Parking at Jack London Square may be scarce, so visitors are invited to take public transportation – whether AC Transit, Transbay Ferry, or BART.  Jack London Square is easily accessible from all parts of the Bay Area.

This event is brought to the Oakland community by the Port of Oakland and the City of Oakland.

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront.  The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest containerport in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport offers 150 daily nonstop flights to 34 destinations; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas.  The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland.  Please visit: