Skip to Main Content Skip to Side Navigation Skip to Top Navigation
Home>News and Media>Connect with VTA>Fourth of July: Rotary Fireworks Downtown San Jose

Fourth of July: Rotary Fireworks Downtown San Jose


With tens of thousands of people expected to view fireworks from San Jose’s Discovery Meadow, your best bet to beat the traffic is to go by VTA light rail.

The light rail schedule will operate on an enhanced Sunday/Holiday schedule in order to provide service to the fireworks show in Downtown San Jose. There will be two stations operating for service to the fireworks: Convention Center, for those taking the Mountain View - Winchester  line, and Children’s Discovery Museum, for those taking the Alum Rock - Santa Teresa line.

The fireworks are expected to begin at 9:30 and will last for approximately 25 minutes.  Following the show, VTA will have trains operating continually in all directions departing downtown San Jose. Passengers are encouraged to board at the same stations where they arrived. (Click on destination station for complete schedule)

901- Alum Rock or Santa Teresa board at Children’s Discovery Museum Station.
902- Mountain View or Winchester board at Convention Center Station.
The Almaden to Ohlone/Chynoweth line will have service until 11:30 p.m.

Bus Service Passengers can take Bus Lines 22, 23, 66, 68, and 181 to and from the fireworks.

Plan Ahead: Purchase Your Roundtrip Fare in Advance

  • Download VTA’s EventTik mobile fare app to purchase round trip fare ahead of your trip.
  • -OR- Load cash value on your Clipper Card
  • -OR- Purchase an 8-hour Excursion Pass at light rail stations (light rail only)
Please note: Due to large crowds, the ticket vending machines at the Children’s Discovery Museum and Convention Center light rail stations will not be accessible after the fireworks. 

Two other major fireworks shows – one at California’s Great America Theme Park in Santa Clara, and another at Lake Almaden Park in San Jose - will also take place.  Enhanced light rail service will serve those locations. 

Happy Independence Day!

comments powered by Disqus
Related Articles