Here’s what’s happening on the Fourth of July in the North Bay, with events, parades and fireworks. Most of these activities are free or cheap. Have a favorite event this isn’t on the list? Please tell up about it in the comments box at the bottom of the page.
NORTH BAY 4TH OF JULY EVENTS
American Canyon 4th of July Parade and Celebration: July 4, 2013. Parade starts at 10:30am on the corner of Elliot and Kimberly and features floats and classic cars. Open swim 1-7pm at Phillip West Aquatics Center, 100 Benton Way. Festival starts at 12pm and runs till 9:30pm at Community Park I, 1400 Rio Grande Dr. Festivities at the park will include a flag raising ceremony, fun children’s games, a variety of food, great entertainment, and a display of classic cars and floats. Fireworks at 9:30pm.
Calistoga 4th of July Silverado Parade: July 4, 2013. Parade at 11am-12pm in Downtown Calistoga. Fireworks at 9:30pm at the Napa County Fairgrounds (Fair admission required).
Cloverdale Lions Club Fireworks: July 4, 2013. 8-9:30pm at the CHS Football Field, Cloverdale, CA. Fireworks start at dusk.
Corte Madera / Larkspur: Fourth of July Parade and Celebration: July 4, 2013. Parade starts at Redwood High School at 10:30am and winds through downtown Larkspur. Celebration from 9am to 5pm at Corte Madera Town Park featuring arts and crafts and food vendors, live music on the main stage, and a children’s area with bounce houses and slides, arts and crafts, and a children’s stage.
Healdsburg 4th of July Fireworks Show: July 4, 2013. Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise 2nd Annual 4th of July Kids’ Parade in the Healdsburg Plaza, 11-1pm. Prizes, costumes, live music by the Russian River Ramblers. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the festivities.
Kenwood 4th of July Hometown Parade: July 4, 2013. Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction at Historical Kenwood Community Church Garden at 7am. 3k and 10k Kenwood Footrace at 7:30am at Kenwood Plaza Park on Warm Springs Rd. The Parade starts at 10am at Kenwood Plaza Park and Jazz at the Park starts at 11am.
Napa County Fair Fireworks: July 4, 2013. Fair 12 noon All American Games & Contests noon to 6pm; BBQ contest 4pm. Fireworks 9:30pm. FREE w/ Fair admission.
Novato 4th of July Parade and Celebration: July 4, 2013. 4th of July races start at 8am in downtown Novato. Presbyterian Buckaroo Breakfast at the Redwood Credit Union parking lot, 1010 Grant Ave, from 7-10am (suggested donation of $5 for adults, $3 for kids). Live pre-parade street performances 9-9:45am. Parade starts at 10am in the Old Town district.
Sausalito: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4, 2013. Parade at 10am starts at the intersection of Second and Main St and ends at Dunphy Park. The Celebration with live music, 10am-4pm, includes food, dancing, family games, tug-of-war and the famous traditional egg toss. Fireworks Extravaganza at Gabrielson Park from 6:30-9:30pm. Live music all evening and fireworks 9:20pm.
Santa Rosa Red, White & Boom: July 4, 2013. Gates open at 3:30pm. Live music starts at 4pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Food, beverages, kids games and activities. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA. ($10 ages 12+, $5 ages 5-11, FREE ages 0-4)
Sonoma 4th of July Old Fashioned Parade and Celebration: July 4, 2013. 10am-5pm in the Plaza, including an eclectic parade, food, live music, and more. Fireworks at Vallejo’s Field at dusk.
Vallejo 4th of July Parade: July 4, 2012. Parade starts at 10am on Broadway and Tennessee St, down Sonoma Blvd, and ends on Georgia St. Fireworks along the Vallejo Waterfront at 9:15pm.
Yountville: 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks: July 4, 2013. Food vendors, live music, and entertainment starting at noon at the Veterans Home, 100 California Drive, Yountville, CA. Fireworks at around 9:30pm.
OTHER BAY AREA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS