Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 3,
OAKLAND EAST BAY SYMPHONY
Music Director and Conductor
Pavilion on the Richmond waterfront
Free to the
Inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in
Richmond, the Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Craneway Pavilion and the City of
Richmond will team up to host a patriotic, family-friendly celebration
featuring live music, food and
Performances by Hilltop Community Church Choir and Oaktown
8:00pm: Oakland East Bay
Oakland East Bay Symphony concert conducted by
Music Director Michael Morgan. Patriotic, spirited works to celebrate America's
Independence Day, including a set of John Williams works celebrating that great
American institution: the movies! Diablo Wind Symphony will join in for a set
of Sousa marches.
9:15pm: Grand Finale.
accompanying the City of Richmond's spectacular fireworks display over the
evening will be hosted by KDFC Radio's Dianne Nicolini.
The Craneway Pavilion is located at 1414 Harbour Way South in the
Marina district of Richmond and can be accessed from the 580 freeway.
The wharf area and parking (general and premium
available) open at 5:00pm, and the Pavilion will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is
limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are
encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs.
Also on site is the
new Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front NHP Visitor Education
Center that opened on May 26th honoring the millions of women who worked for
the Home Front. Many of these pioneering "Rosies" toiled in the historic Ford
Assembly Building at Richmond's Ford Point. The Visitor Center will stay open
until 8:00pm on July 3rd so that those attending the Target Independence Day
celebration can spend time in the facility.
The Craneway will offer an
Independence Day themed concession menu. The adjacent restaurant,
Assemble, will feature full-menu dining beginning at 5pm and remain open
prior to and during the July 3rd event until 10:00pm. Reservations are highly
recommended. Beer, wine and additional beverages will be available. No outside
liquor will be permitted.
short video of the 2011 Grand Finale & Fireworks
High resolution photos:
Craneway at night
July 3 - Fireworks
at the Craneway