By Alyssa Green
There is no celebration quite like the 4th of July to announce that summer is here in America. Sacramento summers are perfect for Independence Day parades, barbeque’s, swim parties, carnivals and best of all, fireworks displays.
Photo By Timothy K. Hamilton
We have gathered a list of Sacramento area celebrations for you and your families to enjoy. So, have a happy 4th and let’s get out and celebrate our Independence!
Carmichael, Carmichael Gala – Carmichael, the La Sierra Community Center. Parade at 10am, free kids area with water slides, obstacle course, arts and crafts, band, snack bar and fireworks at 9pm. Fireworks and parking are FREE.
Citrus Heights, Fireworks Extravaganza – Sunrise Mall. Beginning at 7:30pm – a kids carnival, live music and 3-D glasses to watch the spectacular Fireworks display. Fireworks and parking are FREE
Davis, City of Davis 4th of July Celebrations – Community Park. Beginning with free swim at Arroyo and Manor pools followed by fireworks at 9:30pm at Community Park. Swimming, fireworks and parking are FREE.
Elk Grove, Salute to the Red, White and Blue – Elk Grove Regional Park. Festivities begin at 6pm with live music and food, followed by fireworks at 9:30 pm. Admission is free, parking is $10.
Folsom, Folsom Pro Rodeo (and fireworks) – Dan Russell Rodeo Arena, July 1, 2, and 3rd. Gates open at 6pm with Roping starting at 7pm and Riding events at 8:15pm. Fireworks to follow. General admission is $19.50, Seniors and children under 12 $15.00. Special online “Buckaroo Pack” just $60. Includes 4 admission tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 drinks.
Rancho Cordova, Rancho Cordova 4th of July Celebration – Hagan Park. This 2-day festival (July 3rd and 4th) includes a carnival (starting July 1st), a parade at 10am on the 4th, Kids Zone with live steamer train, petting barn, pony rides and peddle boats, Teen Extreme Zone with a rock wall, bungee power jumps, jousting, etc., free concerts and of course, a fireworks show on both nights. Admission $2.00, parking is $10. Children under 5 are FREE.
Sacramento, Sacramento Independence Day Celebration – Cal Expo. Gates open at 6pm on July 4th, with music provided by 107.9 and a performance from the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West. The California State mascot “Poppy” will be there to entertain kids of all ages. General admission is free, parking is $10.
Sacramento, River Cats Independence Weekend – Raley Field. Join the River Cats as they play Tuscon at Raley Field on July 2nd and 3rd. Enjoy fireworks during and after the games (and every Saturday night home game!)