9th Annual Oakland Symphony Independence Eve Celebration

Event Details:

Location: Craneway Pavilion

Date: Monday, July 3, 2017

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



5:00 pm: Paid parking will be available.

6:30 pm: Doors open

8:00 pm: Oakland Symphony concert

Francis Scott Key/J.S. Smith Star Spangled Banner
Ward/arr. Carmen Dragon America the Beautiful
Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard Theme from Gladiator
John Williams Star Wars
     Main Title
Princess Leia’s Theme
Rodgers/Hammerstein Sound of Music (sing along)
Jule Styne Overture to Gypsy


9:15 pm: Spectacular Fireworks Display over the water, accompanied by the Symphony

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


John Williams Complete Star Wars Suite for Orchestra

Pre-Concert Performance by: OAKTOWN JAZZ



Michael Morgan

Music Director & Conductor

Jonathan Bloom


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. Ample secure event parking available for $20. In the eight years since its inception, this event has become one of the Bay Area’s most popular and talked-about Independence Day celebrations.

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.