11th Annual Independence Eve Celebration

Event Details:

Location: Craneway Pavilion

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Time: Doors Open 6:30pm, Symphony Performance 8:00pm



  • Performances by Oakland Symphony and the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Food and drink available from Assemble Restaurant
  • Fireworks!
  • FREE!

Concert Program:

Star Spangled Banner
John Stafford Smith
arr. Walter Damrosch

March from Superman
John Williams

Fats Waller Medley
arr. Lee Norris

Music from Frozen
Kristen Anderson Lopez/Robert Lopez
arr. Bob Krogstad

Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin
edited by Gunther Schuller

Music from Hello Dolly
Jerry Herman
arr. Frederick Muller

Bohemian Rhapsody
Freddie Mercury
arr. Joel Gonzalez

During Fireworks:

Sousa Marches
John Philip Sousa

Washington Post
King Cotton

Fairest of the Fair
Hands Across the Sea
Stars & Stripes

After Marches:

Sound of Music Medley
Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein
arr. Robert Russell Bennett

Michael Morgan

Music Director Laureate

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 years since its inception, this event has become one of the Bay Area’s most popular and talked-about Independence Day celebrations.


Paid event parking will be available. 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, including the new Richmond ferry, to the venue.

Convenient Public Transportation to the venue available:
exit Richmond Station (16th and MacDonald Avenue)
Please note that the Richmond Station is 2 miles from the Craneway Pavilion.
More info: www.bart.gov
Map: maps.google.com

exit Richmond Station (16th and MacDonald Avenue)
Please note that the Richmond Station is 2 miles from the Craneway Pavilion.
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

Take the Richmond Ferry from San Francisco.
More info: https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/richmond

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! Contact our office at (510) 444-0801 for more information.

General Admission FREE

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