See a variety of things to do 4th of July weekend in the Sacramento Valley Region and in the Central Valley.
Spirit of Freedom 4th of July Parade
Where: Howe Park
When: Saturday, July 4 at 10 a.m.
Details: Bring the family out to the 14th annual Arden Arcade Spirit of Freedom 4th of July parade. The parade is about 1.4 miles. After the parade, there will be an awards ceremony at the park, along with informational booths, family activities, and food. Click here for more information.
KHTK 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Cal Expo
Where: Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand at Cal Expo
When: Saturday, July 4. Doors open at 5 PM. Fireworks start at 9:30 PM
Details: The FREE Independence Day Celebration is a family oriented collection of activities that takes place at the Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand at Cal Expo. A limited number of $10 reserved seats are available for sale at calexpo.com.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy live music from the Cripple Creek Band, Hannah Kile and Radio Billionaires plus there will be vendors offering yummy treats and other activities. The fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
General Admission: FREE
Reserved Seats: $10
Auburn Family 4th of July celebration
Where: Gold Country Fairgrounds
When: Saturday, July 4 at 4 p.m.
Details: Join thousands in celebration, food and live drinks, along with a parade to the fairgrounds that begins at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:40 p.m. Learn more here.
4th of July Pancakes and Parade
Where: Carmichael Park Clubhouse
When: Saturday, July 4 starting at 7 a.m.
Details:Join the celebration for a stack of flap jacks from at the Carmichael Park Clubhouse before watching the parade kick-off.More details can be found here.
Where: La Sierra Community Center
When: Saturday, July 4 at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Details: Join the celebration for food, music and fun. Activities include arts and crafts, inflatables, face paintings, and more. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and shade umbrellas. More details here.
Where: Community Park
When: Saturday, July 4 at 5 p.m.
Details: The community will gather for a free city-coordinated festival in Community Park to hear music, have picnics, and to view the fireworks finale. Find out more here.
19th Annual Salute to the Red, White and Blue
Where: Elk Grove Regional Park
When: Saturday, July 4 starting at 4 p.m.
Details: The festivities begin in the evening with live music and food. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and have a picnic or BBQ while enjoying the concert in the park. More information here.
Where: Double Nickel at Pins N Strikes, 3443 Laguna Blvd., ElkGrove
When: Saturday, July 4th
Details: Doors open at 6 PM. Tickets at Pinsnstrikes.com
Where: Dan Russell Rodeo Arena
When: Thursday July 2, Friday July 3, Saturday July 4
Details: The Folsom Pro Rodeo has been entertaining the Sacramento region during the July 4th holiday for 55 years. It’s one of the longest running annual events in California according to the website.
Modesto’s Independence Day Parade
Where: 10th Street Plaza
When: Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 a.m.
Details: The downtown parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Find out more information here.
Rancho Cordova Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Hagan Park
When: Friday, July 3 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 4 at 12 p.m.
Details: The fun starts a day early with a carnival, concert, and fireworks mini-show. Get up bright and early on the fourth and start your day with a brisk 5K run; quickly followed by the Fourth of July Parade. More details can be here.
Where: Placer County Fairgrounds & Event Center
When: Saturday, July 4 at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Details: Celebrate our nation’s Independence with food, beer, and live music in Roseville! Details can be found here.
Sutter’s Fort Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With a Bang!
Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
When: Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5
Details: Black powder demonstrations of muskets, rifles and other historic fire arms will be offered periodically throughout the day on Saturday, July 4. The firing of Sutter’s cannon is scheduled at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. More information can be found here.
Where: Participating bars in Old Sacramento
When: Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Details: Ten participating bars are offering select American beers for only $3. Find more details here.
39th Annual 4th of July 5-miler
Where: Glen Hall Park (Corner of Sandburg & Carlson Drive in River Park), directly north of CSUS
When: Saturday, July 4. Sign in is at 7:15 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m.
Details: Start your morning off by participating in Sacramento’s oldest running event! Details here.
Johnny Mathis with the San Francisco Symphony
Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco.
When: Thursday, July 2nd at 7:30 PM, Friday July 3rd at 7:30 PM.
Details: Nicknamed “the timeless voice of romance,” legendary singer Johnny Mathis joins the Symphony for a concert of his greatest hits including “Wonderful, Wonderful” and “Chances Are.” More details here.
2015 Hilton’s July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza
Where: Mandeville Reach – Light 58 on the San Joaquin River
When: Saturday, July 4 at dusk
Details:Come by boat, or it can be seen from many Delta locations including the Delta Loop, Windmill Cove, and Village West Marina. Details can be found here.
Downtown Stockton 4th of July Fireworks
Where: Weber Point in Downtown Stockton
When: Saturday, July 4 at 11 a.m.
Details: Enjoy the fireworks from Weber Point. Blankets and food allowed. Additional food vendors will be on site. Learn more about this event here.
4th of July Barbeque & Firework Celebration
Where: University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
When: Saturday, July 4, at 6 p.m.
Details: Celebrate July 4! Doors open at 5 p.m. but reservations are required. Click here for more information.
4th of July Fireworks & Creekside Concert
Where: Creekwalk in Andrews Park
When: Saturday, July 4 at 5 6 p.m.
Details: Experience the hometown feel of an old-fashioned Fourth of July with Vacaville’s fun filled evening of music and fireworks under the stars at the Creekwalk in Andrews Park. Fireworks start at dusk. Details can be found here.
Ride, White & Blue Fourth of July Bike Parade
Where: The parade takes place on the Clarksburg Branch Lines Trail starting at Locks Drive and ending at the Rec Center Pool
When: Saturday, July 4 at 12:30 p.m.
Details: Join the city of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department for the first “Ride, White, & Blue Fourth of July Bike Parade.” This is a free event and all riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes with red, white & blue stars, streamers, and other July 4 decorations.
Where: Raley Field
When: Saturday, July 4, starting at 6 p.m.
Details: Come out and celebrate while bringing back the feel of a neighborhood block party with local food trucks lining the warning track, interactive games on the field, a kids area with fun games and inflatables for all ages, and live music. More details here.
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