July 4 - Cal Expo
Cal Expo annually joins the City and County of Sacramento to produce the largest-scale pyrotechnics display in the area’s history. The Independence Day Celebration is a family oriented collection of activities focused around our Nation’s birthday.
Doors Open at 5:30 p.m., Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Parking $10, Admission Free
Raley Field will host a Fourth of July celebration. Food trucks, live music and a fireworks extravaganza, presented by Bug Zappers Pest Control. 6 p.m. Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive, West Sacramento. $8 general, $5 children. The first 1,000 children will receive a free ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. (916) 376-4676 (source: sacbee.com)
Arden Arcade's Parade
The 12th Annual Arden Arcade Spirit of Freedom Parade will begin at 10 a.m. beginning at the Sacramento County Building, 2700 Fulton Ave., The route goes south past El Camino Avenue and turns on Cottage Way continuing west to Bell Street where it will turn north and finish at Howe Park. Family entertainment will be held in the park following the parade. (916) 927-3802. (source: sacbee.com)
July 4 – Carmichael Park
Starting with a pancake breakfast, Carmichael’s annual parade and fireworks show is kicking off its 55th year of festivities this 4th of July. After breakfast (7am-11am), grab a seat on Fair Oaks Blvd for the parade. Then, head over in the evening to the La Sierra Community Center, where there will be kids’ games, inflatables, arts & crafts and plenty of food, music and fun. The fireworks will be shown at around 9:30pm, with the evening events kicking off at 7. (source: about.com)
July 4 - Royer Park & Placer County Fairgrounds
Come celebrate 4th of July in downtown Roseville, starting with a Fun Run at 7:45am. This run supports Roseville Crime Stoppers and is happening at Royer Park. Then, enjoy the traditional parade at 10am, starting at the Riverside/Vernon/Douglas intersection, which ends its route at Royer Park. Families can also enjoy food, games, music and more at the park from 11am-2pm. Finally, a fireworks show kicks off around 9:30pm at the Placer County Fairgrounds. If you are involved in a local activity in the Roseville area, give this 4th of July an extra boost of fun by applying to be in the parade with your organization. (source: about.com)
July 3rd, 4pm-11pm; July 4th, noon-11pm – Hagan Park
Rancho Cordova’s annual Fourth of July Celebration in Hagan Park also marks the city’s 10th year of incorporation. With a full 48 hours of entertainment, carnival activities and great eats, a fireworks show is put on each evening. Admission: $2; Parking: $10. All admission and parking costs benefit local non-profit groups. Get there early – approximately 18,000 local residents are expected to attend over the course of the celebration. Entertainment includes Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas.
July 4 6:00-10:00pm at Elk Grove Regional Park
This year, the City of Elk Grove is hosting the 17th Annual Salute to the Red, White and Blue fireworks show at the Elk Grove Regional Park. This event is Elk Grove’s premier Fourth of July, community-wide celebration, a patriotic salute to the birth of our nation.
The festivities begins 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.
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. The firing location based at the Kloss Softball Complex will light up the skies over Elk Grove Regional Park.
Admission is free, and parking is $10 per vehicle. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. Drivers should enter Elk Grove Regional Park at the Main Gate off Elk Grove-Florin Road. The Elk Grove Police Department will release traffic information prior to the event.
Kids activities, food and beverage, live music (6-10 p.m.), hay mazes, arts and crafts, free kids contests and games, mechanical and inflatable rides, fireworks show (dark). Gates open at 4 p.m. Admission: $5 for parking in the tiers; $3 per person (walk-in at the gate); free for children ages 6 and younger. $15 per carload (includes parking on the grounds and gate admission for up to 6 people). El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. (530) 621-5860; (source: sacbee.com)
Rodeo action to include bull riding, bronc riding and mutton busting; nightly in-arena fireworks; live music; flag arrives in arena by parachute. 7 p.m. Thursday-July 6. Folsom City Lions Park, 403 Stafford St., Folsom. $15-$35. (916) 985-2698 (source: sacbee.com)
San Joaquin County
Lodi Lake, 1101 W. Turner Road, Lodi
The annual event kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. and continues with a farmers market, swimming, laser tag, bounce houses and food vendors. At dusk there is a fireworks show.(209) 333-6742
Fourth of July Parade on the Miracle Mile
Miracle Mile, Stockton Parade, vendors, entertainment. 10 a.m. Information: (209) 948-6453.
Banner Island Ballpark, 404 W. Fremont St., Stockton
6:05 to 10 p.m. Thursday For tickets and other details, call (209) 644-1900
Fourth of July barbecue
Enjoy a barbecue buffet, live music. Bring a tool because the pool will be open. Watch the Ports fireworks. Where: University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 W. Fremont. St., Stockton When: 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday Admission: $10 kids, $30 adults
Lincoln Park, East Street and Eaton Avenue, Tracy
Tracy's fun starts with a hot-air balloon liftoff and pancake breakfast followed by a parade and carnival. There is a dance show followed by fireworks.
When: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday (209) 835-2131
Parade starts at 9:30 a.m.
July 3rd, 2-10 p.m.
Sand Castle Building Contest at the July 3rd Fireworks and Beach Party to be held outside of the North Tahoe Event Center and at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Teams will build sand castles from 2 to 5:30 p.m., winners selected at 6 p.m. Fireworks and Beach Party include DJ Chango, 2-6 p.m.; dunk tank, 2-7 p.m.; beer garden, 2-9:30 p.m.; food vendors, 2-8 p.m.; watermelon eating contest, 4:30- 5 p.m.; patriotic costume contest, 5:30-6 p.m.; live music by One Track Mind, 6:30-9:15 p.m.; National Anthem, 9:20 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m. (bring beach chairs or blankets to view fireworks) North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. (530) 546-9000. (source: sacbee.com)
10 a.m. on Texas Street, Fairfield. To include performances, food vendors, and activities. Reviewing stand will be located at Jefferson and Texas streets. (707) 422-0103. (source: sacbee.com)
The Fourth of July celebration with picnicking, music and a fireworks display (9:15 p.m.) over the Waterfront. Entertainment includes Alive Music Orchestra, Chapkis Dance, among others. 11 a.m. Suisun City Waterfront, 718 Main St., Suisun City. Free. (707) 421-7309. (source: sacbee.com)
See fireworks as you never have before... from a train. The Napa Valley Wine Train's Fourth of July Train is an extremely popular and fun way to experience the founding of our great Nation.