Here’s a list of 4th of July events for San Mateo County:
Foster City: Pancake breakfast, family parade, arts and crafts, barbecue, games, concert and fireworks show over the lagoon. Sunday, July 4, 2010, 8am – 9:45pm. Fireworks starts 9:30pm sharp. 650-286-3380.
Half Moon Bay: Small town parade down Main Street at noon (with horses, floats, vintage cars, the works), then followed by a town-wide picnic, the day ends with a fireworks extravaganza launched from Pillar Point Harbor at 9:30.
Mountain View: Radio Disney presents fireworks spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony. I went to this event last year. When they say fireworks spectacular they mean it!
Pacifica: The City doesn’t have a formal fireworks presentation but you can buy legal fireworks from a variety of organizations who are fund raising. There are booths throughout the city. My favorite place to watch the displays is from Roberts Road. From there you can see all the displays going on at Linda Mar Beach.
San Mateo: All fireworks, including safe and sane fireworks, are illegal.