10th Annual Independence Eve Celebration

Event Details:

Location: Craneway Pavilion

Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm (Doors Open & Pre-Show: 6:30 pm)




5:00 pm: Paid parking will be available.

6:30 pm: Doors open; performance by
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts,
Richmond Jazz Collective

8:00 pm: Oakland Symphony concert:

Star Spangled Banner
F. Scott Key/J.S. Smith

Candide Overture
Leonard Bernstein

Getty Raise the Colors
Gordon Getty

America the Beautiful
Words and Music by Ward/Bates
Arr. by Carmen Dragon

Armed Forces Salute
Arr. Bob Howden

Mamma Mia Medley (sing-a-long)
Songs by Stig Anderson, Benny Andersson, and Bjorn Ulvaeus, Arr. Gary Fry
Moorea Dickason, singer

9:00 pm: Spectacular Fireworks Display over the water, accompanied by the Symphony

Washington Post 
The Thunderer
Hands Across the Sea
The Fairest of the Fair
King Cotton
Stars and Stripes
John Philip Sousa

9:20 pm After Fireworks:

Porgy and Bess: Selection for Orchestra
Arr. by Robert Russell Bennett

Michael Morgan

Music Director & Conductor

Moorea Dickason


The Craneway Pavilion is located at 1414 Harbour Way South in the Marina District of Richmond and can be accessed from the 580 freeway. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs.

Food and beverage concessions will be available throughout the event. No outside liquor will be permitted.

The Oakland Symphony joins 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 Symphony conducted by Michael Morgan, featuring Sousa marches, music from the movies, singalongs 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 nine years since its inception, this event has become one of the Bay Area’s most popular and talked-about Independence Day celebrations.


Craneway Pavilion has 1200 private, secure parking spots, including 400 valet. Event parking available for $20. Note: Please do not park in nearby business parks, neighborhoods or residential parking lots in the area. All vehicles parked in unauthorized areas will be towed at owner’s expense.

Patrons are encouraged to take public transportation to the venue.

Convenient Public Transportation to the venue available:
exit Richmond Station (16th and MacDonald Avenue)
More info: www.bart.gov
Map: maps.google.com

exit Richmond Station (16th and MacDonald Avenue)
More info: www.amtrakcapitols.com
Map: maps.google.com

AC Transit
take Bus line #74, Ford Point stop.
More info: www.actransit.org
Map & Schedule: www.actransit.org/maps

Calling all businesses and nonprofits!

Do you represent a business, foundation, or nonprofit organization? You can connect to our almost 6,000 guests at this concert at an information table! Visit the registration page for more information and to secure your spot.

General Admission FREE

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