Eat pancakes in Cupertino. Ride a dragon boat in Berkeley. Hear patriotic songs at the San Francisco Symphony. Or see fireworks just about everywhere. You won’t lack for choices in the Bay Area on Wednesday when the USA celebrates its 236th.

Communities around the Bay Area will set off fireworks to celebrate Indepdence Day. (Getty Images)

Here’s a rundown of the rundowns:

The San Jose Mercury News, part of the Bay Area News Group, lists events for Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, plus a couple in Marin and San Francisco events.

The San Francisco Chronicle put the accent on what’s going on in its namesake city.

The lowdown on Marin celebrations are available from — where else — the Marin Independent Journal.

Futher north, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat fills you in on Sonoma County festivities.

KGO offers an interactive map, so you can see which events are closest to you.

Or if kids are your focus, check out the listings at Red Tricycle.

July 4th Events and Fireworks in the Bay Area 3 July,2012Laird Harrison

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