Important 4th Of July Info For Shoreline Amphitheatre And Safety Reminders


With 4th of July right around the corner many of us are making preparations to take in Friday evening’s fireworks display at Shoreline Amphitheatre. To help you prepare for this evening’s festivities, we wanted to provide you with some reminders about traffic, closed areas and safety tips.

For Shoreline Amphitheatre:

  • Fireworks are prohibited. They are illegal in Santa Clara County and fines are hefty!
  • Alcohol consumption is prohibited. Don’t drink any alcohol in or around Shoreline Amphitheatre.
  • Expect heavy traffic and delays, especially between 5:00PM to 11:00PM.
  • After the fireworks, delays out of the North Bayshore and Shoreline Amphitheatre areas may be up to 2 hours.
  • Shoreline Park and its trails will remain open to bicycles and pedestrians.


In addition to all other parking restrictions and prohibitions there will be “No Parking – Tow Away” on the following streets ALL DAY:

  • Terminal Boulevard
  • San Antonio Road, north of Highway 101

The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic after 5:00 PM:

  • San Antonio Road, north of Casey Avenue
  • Terminal Boulevard (Closed all day)
  • Broderick Avenue
  • Casey Avenue
  • Northbound Marine Way at Garcia Avenue
  • Westbound Bayshore Parkway at Garcia Avenue

We will have increased enforcement for this event, so take care to designate a sober driver. If you see anything amiss, please call us at 650-903-6395, or dial 911 if it’s an emergency.


Have a safe Independence Day, Mountain View!

4 thoughts on “Important 4th Of July Info For Shoreline Amphitheatre And Safety Reminders

  1. Virginia Quackenbush

    What about fireworks in the neighborhoods? Every fourth of July I hear firecrackers all over my neighborhood. Since they are illegal, how is that so many people can shoot them off without impunity? Please respond.

  2. Dave

    Good Luck with getting response to fireworks. I’ve called several times about gunfire on Latham Ave and no one ever shows up. Even the one time I called and the dispatcher says “are you calling about gunshots?” before I could even speak– no one showed up–even though the dispatcher said “they’re on their way”

    1. Mountain View PD

      @Dave — We’re sorry to hear this has been your experience. If you ever have any concerns about the way a situation was handled, or not, please give us a call and ask to speak to the Watch Commander. You can reach us at 650-903-6344. That said, we do receive a significant number of calls about fireworks on the 4th, which we also prioritize against our other calls for service, like assaults or collisions, which take higher priority.

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