Old Sacramento and Raley Field
101 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Date: July 3 and July 4 2015, 9:30 p.m. to around 10:30 p.m.
Two days worth of bangs and booms, Old Sacramento and the Sacramento River Cats will team up on both days for fireworks at Raley Field in West Sacrament, then the River Cats will host fireworks after the ball game on July 3rd. If you’re not at the game, hang out in Old Sac and look up when you hear the first whistle and boom. On the 4th, the River Cats are playing out of town, but Raley Field will be the place that Old Sacramento hosts the Fourth of July Fireworks special. If you don’t have a ticket, you’ll still see the fireworks from Old Sacramento.
2197 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Date: July 3, 2015 4:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m.; July 4, 2015 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Another two days of fun! Starting with a carnival, a concert, and what they bill as a “mini-fireworks” show on the third is just a tune-up for the fun on the fourth. Hagan Park is beautiful, with plenty of space for everyone and the Sacrament River running right by it. There will be, according to the sponsors, dozens of free events over this two day celebration. They claim to being the premier Fourth of July event in the area. Competition is fierce, and they are planning on coming out on top. Expect to be joined by a few thousand of your neighbors in the the 80 acres of Hagan Park.
Dan Russell Rodeo Arena
403 Stafford St.
Folsom, CA 95630
Date: July 2 through July 4 2015, 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Folsom Pro Rodeo is the rodeo at it’s bucking and twisting best. It’s said to be one of the longest running annual events in California. Imagine the spectacle of combining rodeo with our Independence Day celebrations. Horses and riders entering the rodeo ring, with flags unfurled and flying proudly in the breeze, the national anthem, and then all that rodeo has to offer, exploding out of the gates. How can you beat that? A little mutton busting for the little ones, a cattle drive on July 1, a contest to crown the Queen of the Rodeo, and fireworks make this a real treat for Independence Day.
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
Date: July 4, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Head to the foothills and the wonderful historic Gold Rush town of Placerville for a grand old time on the lawn at the county fairgrounds. Easy to find, and even easier to claim a spot on the lawn, it’s a country fireworks extravaganza. Have an early dinner in one of the fine restaurants on Main St., then head to the fairgounds, just a few blocks away. Bring a blanket, some snacks and get ready to see the skies explode as this hometown display lights off. It’s fun, family friendly, colorful and memorable for the warmth of the friendly people around you.
2201 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Date: July 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For 14 years, the Arden Arcade Spirit of Freedom 4th of July Parade has thrilled participants and spectators alike. This is hometown fun to the max. The parade will follow a 1.4 mile route, and as with all 4th of July parades, judging of floats and participants will be followed by an awards ceremony. Categories of awards covers just about everything. Enjoying the parade is free, but participating in the parade is $10. The rest of the day is a true family affair at Howe Park, complete with games, booths, picnics, family activities, and more.