See a variety of things to do 4th of July weekend in the Sacramento Valley Region and in the Central Valley.

Arden Arcade

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

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.

Admission Info:
General Admission: FREE
Reserved Seats: $10
Parking: $10/car


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.

Carmichael Fireworks Show

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.


4th of July Celebration

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.

Elk Grove

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.

Legendary Zapp Band

Where:  Double Nickel at Pins N Strikes, 3443 Laguna Blvd., ElkGrove

When:  Saturday, July 4th

Details:  Doors open at 6 PM. Tickets at


Folsom Pro Rodeo

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

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.


4th of July Celebration

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.

Red, White, and Brews

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.

San Francisco

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.

West Sacramento

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.

Fourth on the Field

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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