2015 Independence Day Fireworks & Celebrations In Sacramento And Beyond


It’s one of the big questions every Fourth of July: Where should we go to watch the fireworks? Now is the time to find that perfect spot in the Central Valley — and there are several to choose from, as you can see below. Independence Day celebrations are happening all over our area.

Below is our list of Independence Day activities, including parades, concerts, barbecues, and fireworks displays and more!

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If there’s an even we’ve missed, email us at web@cbssacramento.com.

Angels Camp:
“Mayor’s 4th of July Parade”
Saturday, July 4. Utica Park from noon to 5pm. It features a wide range of food, wine and beer, produce and craft vendors as well as old-fashioned games for all ages including watermelon seed spitting, tug of war, pie eating and salami toss. Dancing to the music of “The Fabulous Off Brothers” will fill out the afternoon festivities. Entry and Parking are free!
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Antioch’s 4th of July Festivities & Fireworks
Saturday, July 4th from 3pm – Family fun for everyone! Featuring live entertainment, a car show, Kids Zone w/ family games and a Firework Shows rated best in Contra Costa County.
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4th of July Festival
July 4, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Les Gove Park. The event includes a noon bike parade, various entertainment on two stages, a kids craft tent, an arts & craft area with over 50 artists, a car show, 10 inflatable rides, a rock wall, euro-bungy trampolines and other fun activities for children.
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July 3rd Celebration
July 3 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The event offers live music, a kid’s area, patriotic parade, and live music. No fireworks.
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Fourth of July Celebration
July 4 at 5  p.m. in Community Park. Features live music, food and drinks, poetry, family fun and fireworks.
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*Elk Grove:
Salute to the Red, White & Blue
July 4 at 4 p.m. in Elk Grove Regional Park. Enjoy a bike and stroller parade, square dancing, live music, and a glow show. Admission is free. Parking is $10. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
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Folsom Pro Rodeo
July 2-4 in Dan Russell Rodeo Arena.
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Independence Day Celebration
July 4. Festivities start at 8 a.m. with a 5K run. There will also be a parade, horseshoe tournament, live music and fireworks.
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*Grass Valley
Fourth of July Celebration
July 4. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and is followed by a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m.
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July 3 at 5 p.m. at Butte Bowl at Jackson Jr. High School. There is food, drinks and games for the entire family. The event ends around 9:30 PM with a fireworks display.
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4th of July Celebration
July 4 at 7 a.m. The celebration begins with with a pancake breakfast at Veterans Hall, followed by a parade, swimming at McBean Pool (free to all), a horseshoe tournament, live music and fireworks.
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4th of July at at the Lake
July 4 at Lodi Lake, starting at 7 a.m. Enjoy a farmers market, laser tag, and vendors. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
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July 4, starting at 6 p.m. It has a watermelon eating contest, vendor booths, softball tournament, live family friendly entertainment, rides and activities (fee required) and fireworks beginning at dark. Admission free for ages 12 and under; $2 for ages 13 and up.
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Independence Day Parade
July 4, starting at 9:30 a.m. Since 1874, the city of Modesto has celebrated the 4th of July with a parade through downtown. It’s followed by a festival party at 11 a.m. at 10th Street Plaza.
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Old Fashioned 4th of July
July 4 starting at 9 a.m. in Downtown Patterson

Annual Family Blast
July 4, starting at 4 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Enjoy live music by Alincia & the Bandavelas, kid’s activities, hay mazes, an inflatable bounce house and wasterslides (with a $5 wristband). Fireworks when it gets dark.
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*Rancho Cordova:
31st Annual Rancho Cordova 4th of July
July 3 from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. and July 4 from 12 p.m.-11 p.m. at Hagan Park. The event offers live music, a kid’s zone, a carnival with food, and a BMX show. Fireworks show.
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Ripon 4th of July Firework Extravaganza & Carnival
July 3 from 4 p.m.-11 p.m., July 4 from 12 p.m.- 11 p.m., and July 5 from 12 p.m- 9 p.m. at Mistlin Sports Park. The event includes a carnival and food vendors. Fireworks show is free and starts at dusk.
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4th of July Celebration
July 4, parade starts at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Riverside/Vernon/Douglas and finishes at Park Drive. After the parade, head to Royer Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.for carnival games, bounce houses, food vendors and live music. Fireworks show at the Placer County Fairgrounds starting at 9:30 p.m.
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July 4 at 5 p.m. Cal Expo and the city and County of Sacramento and CBS Radio are planning the largest pyrotechnics display in the area. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. A limited number of $10 reserved seats are available for sale. Parking: $10/car.
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4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with Megan Hilty
July 4 starting at 4:30 p.m.at Weil Hall Green Music Center. TV star Megan Hilty will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. followed by a concert fireworks show. This even includes face painting, carnival games, music, and food.
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Independence Day Fireworks Show
July 4, Banner Island Ballpark Festivities starting at 11 a.m. Event offers food vendors and live music. Fireworks show anticipated to start at 9:30 p.m.
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*Suisin City:
Independence Day Spectacular
July 4 from 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. at the Suisun City Waterfront District. Event offers live entertainment, ferris wheel, giant slide, and mechanical bull. Fireworks show starts at 9:15 p.m.
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Celebrate 4th of July in Tracy
July 4 from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. at Lincoln Park and Tracy High School. This event has a hot-air balloon lift off, parade, kid’s fun zone, 4th of July Pageant, food, family volleyball, bocce ball tournaments, hot-wing eating contest, rib cook off, and magic show. Fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. at Tracy High School.
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4th of July Celebration
July 4 starting at 8 a.m. in Downtown Turlock. This event offers a street fair, kids zone, and parade. Fireworks show included.
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4th of July
July 4 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. It’s an old fashioned 4th of July in historic Downtown Vacaville. Includes music and firework show starting at dusk.
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Vallejo 4th of July Parade & Fireworks
The 162nd Annual Vallejo July 4th Parade starts at 10 a.m. beginning at Broadway and Tennessee. Afterwards return to the Vallejo Waterfront for the festival that includes live music, artisan beer garden, food, and kids activities. Fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m.
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*West Sacramento:
Fourth on the Field
July 4 at 6 p.m. at Raley Field. It boasts interactive games on the field; a kids area with games and inflatables for all ages and live music. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
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The city will have fireworks on July 3 starting at 9 p.m., according to its Chamber of Commerce website. No other information is provided.

July 4, starting with a fun run. You can also take part in their pancake breakfast, bike parade, ice cream social, swim fst and fireworks celebration.
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Yuba City:
July 4th Children’s Parade
July 4th, starting at 9:45 a.m. in Gauche Park. Dress up in your best red, white and blue, decorate your bike or wagon. At the end of the parade, enjoy good old American goodies! No registration is required. The parade begins on C Street in front of Gauche Park and ends on Plumas Boulevard at the Town Square.
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