Monday, July 4, 2011

San Francisco 4th July 2011 Fireworks Live Stream

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, and ceremonies, and the San Francisco fireworks display is one of the biggest in the country.

This live feed is at SF Bay for the 2011 fireworks:

SF 4th July Fireworks Live

Event Information:

In San Francisco Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 celebrate 2011 Independence Day with live music and entertainment all day in front of Pier 39. San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining from approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. Specifically, both rivers flow into Suisun Bay, which flows through the Carquinez Strait to meet with the Napa River at the entrance to San Pablo Bay, which connects at its south end to San Francisco Bay. However, the entire group of interconnected bays is often referred to as the “San Francisco Bay”.

San Francisco Bay is located in the U.S. state of California, surrounded by a contiguous region known as the San Francisco Bay Area (often simply "the Bay Area"), dominated by the large cities San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. The waterway entrance to San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean is called Golden Gate. Across the strait spans the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco Bay is thought to represent a down-warping of the Earth's crust between the San Andreas Fault to the west and the Hayward Fault to the east, though the precise nature of this remains under study. During the last ice age, the basin now filled by the bay was a large linear valley with small hills, similar to most of the valleys of the Coast Ranges. The rivers of the Central Valley ran out to sea through a canyon that is now the Golden Gate. As the great ice sheets melted, sea level rose 300 feet (91 m) over 4,000 years, and the valley filled with water from the Pacific, becoming a bay. The small hills became islands.