2012 4th of July celebrations start this weekend. Here’s what’s happening in and around Sacramento in celebration of the red, white and blue.
6/29 – Family Friday: Red, White & Blue at the Crocker Art Musuem – The theme is red, white, and blue. Children of all ages and their families are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with a holiday-themed art-making activity and a sing-along to patriotic tunes, performed live by Shade Chasers. Then join a music parade and march and twirl around the Courtyard. Picnic fare will be available for purchase from the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. Free with Museum admission.
6/29-7/1 – Folsom Pro Rodeo and Fireworks – Seven event PRCA rodeo. Entertainment includes fireworks every night, an American Flag Sky Diver parachute jumps into arena, mutton busting, silver dollar dig, live music and dancing.
6/30 – Run 4 Independence in Elk Grove – By participating in Run 4 Independence each of you helps a family or individual in need. The funds raised at this event will impact seniors, men, women, children, and the homeless by providing food, clothing, and services year round. The Elk Grove Food Bank serves approximately 32,000 each year. This past year they had an unprecedented 40 percent increase, especially among seniors and children.
The races includes: 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids’ 1/4 Mile and 1/2 Mile Fun Runs.
7/3 – River Cats Independence Day Celebration – The River Cats take on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in this baseball game. Kids eat free with a free membership in the Dinger’s Kids Club and there will be an American Flag giveaway to the first 2,500 fans.
The River Cats will also be offering a special All-American BBQ ticket package, which includes a pregame BBQ withTri tip, hamburgers, Raley Field hot dogs, three sides, one drink ticket, and a Senate ticket to the game.
In additon there will be a firework extravaganza that is sure to light up the night sky after the game.
7/3-4 – Rancho Cordova 4th of July Celebration at Hagan Park – Rancho Cordova Fourth of July is a two-day festival celebrating the local community and our American heritage. Includes a parade, food and beer garden, a kids zone and fireworks show.
7/4 – Military Appreciation Day at Funderland – In honor of the 4th of July, and those who have served or are currently serving with the US Military, Funderland would like to say thank you by extending some very special offers and discounts for you and your family.
Remember that Military ID will be required to obtain these offers. Come in early as there are limited quantities of vouchers to give away!
7/4 – Sacramento Independence Day Celebration – 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. The celebration begins with music provided by 107.9 The End, followed by a spectacular live performance by the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West. Poppy, the State Fair Mascot, is always on hand to entertain the crowd.
7/4 – Arden-Arcade 4th of July Parade – Come celebrate America at the 11th Annual Arden Arcade 4th of July Parade. The parade will begin at the Sacramento County Building. 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. Afterward there will be food, fun, and family activities at the park. The Fulton El Camino Recreation and Park District is coordinating the event.
7/4 – Salute to the Red, White & Blue in Elk Grove – This year, the City of Elk Grove is hosting the 16th Annual Salute to the Red, White, and Blue fireworks show. This event is Elk Grove’s premier Fourth of July, community-wide celebration; a patriotic salute to the birth of our nation. The festivities begin 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.
7/4 – 2oth Annual Fireworks Show at Woodland’s Pioneer High School – 20th Annual Fireworks Show: New this year, the annual fireworks celebration will be held at Pioneer High School. The fireworks celebration begins with pre-show activities from 6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The Fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Pioneer High School clubs and student groups will be selling food and refreshments. The City’s Parks & Recreation Department staff will be providing entertainment for families with an obstacle course, bounce houses, and tattoo station. Parking for this event is located at Woodland Community College.
7/4 – City of Roseville Independence Day Celebration – Parade – As in years past, the parade begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Riverside/Vernon/Douglas, and ends at Royer Park. Park Activities – Stay for the fun after the parade in Royer Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. including food, games, and music by the Capitol Pops Concert Band starting at 12 p.m.
Fireworks – Join us at the Placer County Fairgrounds for fireworks. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. No alcohol, glass containers, barbecues or personal fireworks permitted. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds.